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Hartley makes a splash!

City's new pool opens to swimmers

The weather was chilly, but the mood was warm last Saturday during the grand opening of Hartley's new pool.

Local officials cut the ribbon at the new facility, which welcomed swimmers for the first time after two years of delays. Current Council Member and former Hartley Pool Taskforce Committee Member Mary Westphalen was happy the community could finally celebrate.

"I love seeing all the smiles," she said. "Having this come together for the community, it's all been worth it."

The pool was supposed to open in 2022, but errors made during the construction process led to a failed safety inspecti...