By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

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1998: Legion members burn paid off mortgage


September 7, 2023

• Sept. 9, 1948

Five members of the Rock Rapids Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, landed at the Hartley airport. They were met by Forrest Newcomer, who was also an officer of the Rock Rapids Civil Air Patrol squadron. The group of pilots was served a “flying breakfast” at the Newcomer home.

A good neighbor deed was carried out on Labor Day at the Glen Recher farm, which was northeast of Hartley. Recher, age 27, was in a Sioux City hospital for treatment of polio. Thirty-seven neighbors and relatives gathered to plow and dig rock from 60 acres, cut and shock 10 acres of cane, and bale some h...

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