Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Jerry Olson bids farewell to Hartley council

Longtime member served over a decade

Jerry Olson will now have a little more free time on the second Monday night of each month.

The longtime Hartley City Council member logged his final meeting Monday. Olson served 16 cumulative years on the council and did not seek re-election this year.

"It's been fun and enjoyable," Olson said during prepared remarks at the conclusion of the meeting. "Is it emotional? Yes it is."

Olson was first elected to the council in 2005 and served two terms. He was elected again after a two-year break in 2015, again serving a pair of terms.

Olson highlighted various accomplishments the city has achieved...

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