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Still standing

City determining best funding options to demo old theater

Just as it has for the lifetime of every local resident, the old Capitol Theatre in downtown Hartley continues to stand sentinel over South Central Avenue.

City officials are still hoping that changes, too.

Updates on the decrepit property have been few and far between over the past year. According to City Administrator Erica Haack, the council is still planning to knock the building down; however, making that a reality has been easier said than done.

"There are no updates on the old theater currently," she said. "We do not have any definitive plans for the property right now, but would be ope...

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