Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

From Our Files

1998: Election for new Hartley library delayed

• March 4, 1948

Two Milwaukee trains failed to get through Hartley because of washouts in the east, one at Fort Atkins and one in Wisconsin. The Chicago train finally arrived the next morning at 6 a.m. The eastbound did not run.

Hartley students who were traveling by bus to attend the girls’ state basketball tournament game did not get through. Due to a snowstorm, the buses were forced to turn back at Fort Dodge. Some of the fans who went by car managed to get through to see the Hartley girls defeat Keswick, 51-31. Hartley didn’t lack for a cheering section, as the students from Charter Oak ro...

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