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Media Coverage

Date posted - January 13, 2014

Of course Walnut Grove is a ways from Hartley – but near as I can tell the media should cover both sides of the story before getting everyone worked up into a lather. My guess is those in the know didn’t act on the spur of the moment.


Harriet Oleson


EDITOR’S NOTE – Harriet is referring to the Hartley Police Chief being fired by the town’s mayor. The day of the Chief’s press conference repeated attempts were made by KIWA to get the Mayor’s side of the issue but we were unable to reach him. Other media reported the same result that day.

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4 Responses to “Media Coverage”

  1. KW says:

    My feelings of this mayor is, his power has gone to his head. He keeps referring to HIS POWER. It may be his duty to be in the know but the power of that position is a shared power. The council and City administrator have the so called power. After reading his letter he wrote and sent to the Police Chief I feel he is lost in his own little world of power and the city should look at his release.

  2. Aaron says:

    Harriet – Rule #1 in crisis management at the City level – Don’t talk to the press!
    The Hartley Mayor has a crisis on his hands. The council has a crisis on their hands. Therefore, neither the Council nor the Mayor will ever talk to the Press.

    When KIWA, Channel 4, Channel 6, Channel 44, Channel 9, Sioux City Journal, NW Iowa Review and many more seek and seek again a response from the Pyle Mayor and his band of merry councilmen, what more do you want, Harriet?

    This reeks of political retribution and abuse of power no matter where you are – Hartley or Walnut Grove.

  3. Biker says:

    Small town people with small town power thinking there money, themselves rule like big city folk with $100’s of millions behind there name. Inexperienced people playing with trying to be power hungry and pushing what they think is there weight around.

    • Harriet Oleson says:

      One time when Charles fell in the cattle yard – he got his bib overalls awfully soiled. When he got home Caroline told him with a lot of “elbow grease” and soap everything will wash out eventually. Be patient.

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