By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

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1999: Hartley readies for RAGBRAI’s arrival


March 14, 2024

• March 17, 1949

After a lapse of some eight years a spring merchandise fair was being revived in Hartley. Twenty-eight exhibitors had already signed up for booth space in the Legion Hall. Plans called for free entertainment in addition to the merchandising exhibits.

Eleanor Mencke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mencke, was named to the all-state basketball teams selected by Jack North, of the Des Moines Register, and the Iowa Daily Press Association. Other Hartley players recognized were Alyce Hoeman, June Sampson, Jean Johnson and Gloria Mohr.

Gerald (Bud) Epping, who had been in partnershi...

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