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1948: Free mail delivery service sought in Hartley
September 14, 2023
• Sept. 16, 1948
Gary, the 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Olhausen, Jr., was among those whose names were drawn for a ride on the Wonder Ship at the Clay County Fair. The pilot of the blimp was Ike Walton, of Ames.
Work was started on a new brick and tile building which would be the enlarged home of Lage’s D-X station, operated by Virgil Lage. The foundation was also laid for a new Standard service station on Highway 18 which was operated by Ed Frick.
A resolution was passed by the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce to obtain free city mail delivery for Hartley, if such...