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Making due without the pool

Hartley's 'No Pool, Big Problem' event promises family fun

Who said Hartley needs a functioning pool to have some water-themed fun?

Several local organizations will host "No Pool, Big Problem" on July 12 at Neebel Park. The event will feature water fights, food and other attractions in the shadow of Hartley's never-opened new pool.

The Hartley Fire Department hosted a similar event last July, which was dubbed "No Pool, No Problem."

"We were hoping we didn't have to do it again this summer, but here we are," said Fire Chief Brad Meendering. "It's a way to do something for the community, one night at least."

The fire department isn't doing it alone this...