Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

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1974: Nixon nominates Hartley native for fed post

• July 7, 1949

Certificates for superior service were awarded to 219 supervisors of the Milwaukee Road. Each had completed a 19-year period without a personal injury occurring to an employee under their jurisdiction. Frank Meyers, section foreman at Hartley, was an award recipient.

Botsford Lumber Company in Hartley planned to build a new building on the site of the old one. The existing wooden structure was being torn down and a modern type building of tile construction would replace it. The company hoped it would be completed by fall.

A large crowd estimated at approximately 2,000 people wit...