Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

From Our Files

1998: Hartley Threshing Bee renamed

• July 29, 1948

Plans for the 1948 O’Brien County Fair and Future Farmers Livestock Show were virtually complete. The festivities were to last two days instead of three, but organizers promised they would be two days filled with attractions for the many visitors to Hartley.

Local baseball teams lost close games on the diamond. The junior Legion team lost to Primghar, 5-4, and to Melvin, 1-0. Hartley’s town team, the Red Caps, battled Rossie on even terms for 11 innings, but Rossie picked up four runs in the 12th frame to take a 7-3 decision. The fast semi-pro club from Pocahontas handed the Re...