Hartley celebrates 100 years

Paul Blumer attended Hartley Elementary School from 1932 to 1938 and still vividly remembers his years at the school located at North 33rd and Vine streets.

"It's been a good experience to have been in Hartley," said the 94-year-old Blumer, who met his future wife while at Hartley. "A lot of good people. A lot of good teachers."

Blumer was among the many alumni, staff and current students who attended an event on Sunday to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary. There was a short ceremony on the school’s front yard, followed by tours and snacks inside.

“Obviously this school has meant a lot to people for them to come back 100 years after its formation and celebrate with us,” said Principal Rob Rickett. “We have the best students, the best families hands down that I have ever come across. I’m so blessed to work here each and every day.”

"As a student, I found friends, learned the skills I needed to be successful, and became part of a community that showed me that everything is possible when you do it together," said Assistant Principal Emily Sheldon, who attended Hartley. "Today, we celebrate that community.”

Published: September 27, 2021, Updated: September 27, 2021

Paul Blumer attended Hartley Elementary from 1932 to 1938.