Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

From Our Files

1974: Energy crisis hits

• Jan. 13, 1949

The Genevieve Rebekah Lodge No. 154 held private installation of their officers at the I.O.O.F. Hall. The district deputy president, Mrs. Smith, and her staff from Sheldon did the installing. The Noble Grand of the lodge was Laura Shouse and Vice Grand was Carrie Rampenthal.

Clarence Smith, who had been connected with construction work for a number of years, and worked on the Hartley sewage disposal plant, decided to make Hartley his permanent home. He joined the sales force of Foxbilt Feeds and was assigned to the southeast corner of O’Brien County.

A fire of undetermined orig...

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