Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

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1973: Grain terminal planned in Hartley

• May 6, 1948

The board of directors of the Hartley Chamber of Commerce forwarded a resolution to the post office department at Washington, D.C., requesting additional personnel for the local office. The Hartley post office had been operating for 20 years with the same amount of help while doing 2-1/2 times as much business. Hartley businessmen felt that additional help was needed.

Gerrit Post, well-known farmer of the Hartley community, became the owner and operator of the sales pavilion at Orange City. Post was an extensive feeder of cattle, and he and his family would continue to live on th...