Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

From Our Files

1999: Hartley picked as county youth center site

• April 14, 1949

Norman Bruegmann, of Hartley, enrolled in the annual competition of the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild. He was working on the design and construction of a model automobile in hopes of winning a cash award and a university scholarship.

The spring merchandise fair sponsored by the Hartley Chamber of Commerce drew capacity crowds both evenings. It was estimated that at least 3,000 people were in attendance. More than 40 exhibitors arranged displays that brought favorable comment from the many visitors.

Luvern Fear, of Everly, who had pitched for the Hartley Junior Legion team in 1...