By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1999: 4 CMHC residents mark 100th birthdays

 

May 9, 2024



• May 12, 1949

L.B. Wanless and B.W. Thomas purchased the Cowan Implement Co. from Lyle Gowan, who had operated the Allis-Chalmers implement store for three years. Wanless planned to occupy the house where the Gowan family resided. Gowan planned to take an indefinite vacation.

During an electric storm and heavy rain, lightning struck a large cottonwood tree just east of the H.J. Grotewohl home. Branches fell to the ground in flames, but the rain prevented further damage. The crash and flash were seen and heard all over town.

The Hartley Public Library closed its seventh year of service on Marc...



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