Published On: Sat, Aug 23rd, 2008

County Aids Historical Society

HARTINGTON  — Cedar County Commissioners took action Tuesday to help preserve county history.
The Commissioners will again include $6,000 in their budget which will go to the Cedar County  Historical Society.
The Board of Directors for the Historical Society made the request.
“It is tax dollars that will go to the Historical Society. Their request has stayed at $6,000 for a number of years,” said Commission Chairman  Marlen Kraemer. “They have done a terrific job.”
“They have been very dedicated,” said Commissioner David McGregor.
Commissioner Frederick Pinkelman added it would be nice if more people would come forward and get involved with the County Historical Society.
The Cedar County Historical Society, which is a corporation, owns Lots 10,11,12, Block 17, First Addition to Hartington. The land was deeded to the Historical Society in 1964.
The Commissioners and Cedar County Clerk Dave Dowling took time to look at the Articles of Incorporation for the Cedar County Historical Society, which was recorded at the Courthouse in 1963.
According to the papers that were filed, the purpose of the Historical Society is to bring together people who are interested in the history of Cedar County.
The articles of incorporation state: “Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage.”

Four Hartington residents served as the initial Directors for the Cedar County Historical Society: Louis Riibe, John Otterpohl, Lucile Robinson and Mildred Ready.