By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Harlan hits 100

Hartley man logs a century of living today


March 1, 2023


Harlan Goetsch sits in his trusty recliner at his residence in Hartley last month. He turns 100 years old today, March 2.

Living to 100 might seem like an incredible feat to some, but Harlan Goetsch isn't impressed.

"I'm just an ordinary man who has tried to live an ordinary life," he said. "I'm nothing special."

Folks may beg to differ. Not many 100-year-olds still drive, live in their own home and play golf. Goetsch does all three, and though he's not completely sure what the recipe is to make it to 100, he has one main tip.

"Stay active," he said. "That's something I've always tried to do. It's important, and it's important to follow a routine."

Goetsch was born on March 2, 1923 to parents Millie and Adolf...

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