Hartley Elementary School celebrates 100th birthday

Hartley Elementary School celebrated a pretty big birthday Sunday! 
Hartley turns 100
Hartley turns 100

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Hartley Elementary School, near 33rd and Vine, celebrated their 100th birthday Sunday. Many gathered outside for the festivities including one alum, who attended Hartley in 1932.

“I’m very fortunate, I nicknamed myself lucky Paul,” Paul Blumer said. “I have been so fortunate with my proper training in Hartley school, Wittier school, Lincoln High School, University of Nebraska, I was also a CB in the Service.”

Blumer is 94-years-old and says Hartley Elementary is a lot bigger than he remembers back in the day.

He was just a kindergartner when he attended Hartley and does recall certain memories from his elementary days.

“The kindergarten room had something I was really impressed with and that was an old wooden slide and I used to be anxious to come to school so I could slide on that slide in kindergarten,” Blumer said.

Current Hartley students were also in attendance to celebrate the birthday by dancing.

A presentation, snacks, and school tours were also apart of the special event.

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