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1971: Fifth hole to be lengthened at Hartington golf course

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March 31, 1971

HARTINGTON — An informal tour of Harlington by the Cedar County News and former city officials shows there are 30 empty homes in Harlington. By no stretch of the imagination can all of the houses be considered available for someone to move in. Fire Chief Jack Samelson says 17 of them are considered as condemned. At least 10 were completely dilapidated. Several belong to people who are now living in the nursing home and several are tied up with legal complications. Few, however, could be called livable and available. City Councilman Jim Neu said hardly a Council meeting goes by without discussion of some type about at least one or two of these houses. The city has little legal right to do anything about them, he said.

March 31, 1971

HARTINGTON — Cedar County Sheriff John Riibe reports that there are few clues in the burglary of nine Coleridge businesses on Wednesday night. Several hundred dollars and some merchandise was taken in the break-ins.

Riibe said there were at least three burglars and there was, “probably” a connection between the Coleridge burglaries and some the next night in Blair.

The burglars apparently leave their car outside of town and steal a local car to get out of town without their vehicle being recognized. In Coleridge, they apparently loaded their loot into a car in the Farmer’s Union garage and drove it to their own car one mile south of town.

March 31, 1971

HARTINGTON — Family membership in the local golf club will cost local residents $55 this year. Of that, $50 will go toward dues and $5 will go toward a capital improvement fund.

Plans for the course call for the addition of a driving range and for the lengthening of the fifth hole by building a men’s tee 40-50 yards west of the present tee.

Both changes are made possible by the city’s recent purchase of land adjoining the west line of the course.

The fence along the west side of the first fairway is to be moved west some time in the near future.

April 8, 1981

FORDYCE — A 1961 Chevrolet pickup owned by Chuck Kramer was stolen last week, then later recovered five miles north of Fordyce, according to the Sheriffs Dept.

Kramer reported the truck missing from Chucks’ Body Shop in Fordyce, last Thursday evening. He called to report that it had been located Saturday.

April 8, 1981

HARTINGTON — Emergency preparedness of local schools, utility companies and fire and rescue squads was tested Thursday during a tornado drill.

John Heitman, Hartington Civil Defense director, said the drill, which was conducted in conjunction with Nebraska Tornado Preparedness Week, went better than anticipated.

Action began when the tornado warning was sounded. At the schools, students were rushed to designated safety areas.

Meanwhile, crews were given instructions at the Fire Station by Heitman.

April 8, 1981

HARTINGTON — The old adage, “a woman’s place is in the home,” may have to be revised somewhat to suit some area families. Many hog producers would add that a woman also can be very helpful in a farrowing house.

Because hog operations are very labor intensive during farrowing, producers often call on their wives for help.

Recognition of this was the primary reason for a farrowing School April 1-2 at the Hartington City Auditorium, according to County Extension Agent Lyle Vawser.

The school, sponsored by the Cedar County Pork Producer Association and the Cedar County Extension Service, was designed to help sharpen the skills of veteran farm wives and as an introduction to helping in the farrowing operation for women with little or no experience.

April 2, 1986

WYNOT — The Wynot Public School District will take on a unique new schedule when they begin a modified four-day school week at the beginning of the next school year. The change is expected to be a cost-saver for the District.

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