Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

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1973: Chamber brings legal BINGO to Hartley

• July 22, 1948

Power spraying equipment again made the rounds of the Hartley business section, spraying backs and fronts of the buildings for continued protection against disease-carrying flies. Heat followed by heavy rains tended to destroy the potency of the DDT spray.

A damaging hail and windstorm swept in from the northwest. Most extensive damage in the immediate area was reported south of Melvin where crops were virtually wiped out, a number of buildings blown down, trees uprooted and some poultry and hogs were killed. Out of the hail area, including farms to the south of Hartley, the st...

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