Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

From Our Files

1998: UCB to purchase First Federal in Hartley

• Sept. 2, 1948

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at May City was observing the 60th anniversary of its organization. Five special services were planned to commemorate the milestone. Two former pastors, Rev. B.O. Richter and Rev. Carl G. Winter, were participants in the first special service.

With a few latecomers yet to register, enrollment at the Hartley Public School would probably reach an all-time high. A senior class of 52 represented the largest graduating class in school history. Of the 49 freshmen registered, 25 were from the rural area.

Mayor W.R. Wagner warned motorists and stu...