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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Kathleen Hartman, pictured Thursday in Stanley, is president of T.K. Trucking and manages the operation from her home office.

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STANLEY — Kathleen Hartman and her husband of 12 years will fly on an airplane together for the first time this week.

Hartman and her husband, Tom, have taken vacations before, but because he’s usually on the road as a truck driver, they typically fly in from different locations.


“We had never really lived together,” said Hartman, a Washington, D.C., native.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.