Mayor appoints Bartling to join Hartington City Council

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HARTINGTON  — The Hartington Cty Council once again has a full Board.

Mayor Brad Peitz named Chris Bartling, Hartington, as the new Council member at the regular Aug. 26 meeting. The appointment met with unanimous approval from the rest of the Council.

Bartling replaces long-time City Councilman Tim Burbach, who resigned earlier this summer.

This is Bartling’s first city government position and he is ready to serve the community.

“One of the main reasons I decided to (take the position) is because I wanted to make a difference,” he said.

Bartling was born and raised in Hay Springs, a town of about 550 people located 45 miles south and east of Alliance. He went to high school there and graduated in 2001.

After completing his utility lineman studies at Mitchell Technical Institute, Bartling began working for Nebraska Public Power District as a line technician in Norfolk in 2002.

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