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2000: Casey’s plans $500,000 expansion project here

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Feb. 13, 1980

HARTINGTON — Members of the Hartington Volunteer Fire Department looked for burning clothing in a laundry hamper Sunday morning at The Cedars.

The automatic alarm system at the nursing home was triggered by smoke from charred clothing which had been taken from a dryer and placed in a hamper.

Feb. 13, 1980

HARTINGTON — Hartington can boast a pair of champions.

The Cedar Catholic Trojans won the West Husker Conference Tournament and the Hartington Wildcats won the Clark Division of the Lewis & Clark Conference.

Feb. 14, 1990

HARTINGTON — A $2 million Bow Creek Water expansion project will proceed following user surveys. The Bow Creek Expansion has 100 users signed up for service as of Feb. 20. Officials have also been working with Obert, which has been having high nitrate levels in the village wells, to see if arrangements can be made to provide quality water to them as part of the expansion.

Feb. 9, 2000

HARTINGTON — Dave Zimmer was approved as the new principal at Hartington Public School. The School Board approved Zimmer on an unanimous 6-0 vote. Zimmer, currently teaches social studies and coaches boys’ basketball at Hartington Public School.

Feb. 9, 2000

HARTINGTON — Casey’s General Stores received the go ahead to proceed with a $500,000 expansion it was delayed because several details had to be ironed out.

Feb. 9, 2000

HARTINGTON — All five of Cedar County’s public schools took big hits when the

new school aid certification report was recently released. Randolph and Hartington took the biggest hits of all. Laurel-Concord fared the best.

Feb. 9, 2000

HARTINGTON—A tough Osmond Tiger team forced Hartington Public School to settle for runner-up honors in the Clark Division final. Osmond beat HPS 86-60. Osmond went on to play Ponca for the Lewis and Clark title, but fell 68-60.

Feb. 9, 2000

NORFOLK—The Cedar Catholic Lady Trojans put together an incredible effort against one of the best teams in the state last week during Mid State Conference Tourney. Cedar lost to West Point Central Catholic 50-52.

Feb. 9, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Russ Hochstein squeezed All-Pro teammate Matt Light with a huge bear hug as time expired in Sunday’s Super Bowl, signaling the New England Patriots had won their second straight world championship.

The clock hitting zero in Jacksonville’s Alltel Stadium, ignited a huge celebration on the Patriots’ sidelines complete with hugs, high five’s and confetti.

The Hartington native didn’t see as much time in this year’s Super Bowl, but he still played a key role in the win.

Feb. 11, 2015

HARTINGTON — Hartington lost a long-time friend and city leader Sunday.

Gene Burbach, 77, died here Sunday.

Burbach served as Hartington’s Mayor from 1992-96. He served on the Hartington City Council for over 20 years, five terms, prior to becoming Mayor.

City Clerk Crystal Lenzen remembers Burbach fondly. He hired her as City Clerk in June 1991.

“He was very conservative and didn’t want to incur any unnecessary debt for the city,” said Lenzen.