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By Ashleigh Noyes

Tribune Staff

Hatchery was set to open in the area

One Year Ago
March 11, 2010
Former Fire Chief Don Softley took over the position once again at the Grant Volunteer Fire Department.
Hastings Memorial Library celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by reading with kindergarteners.
Mary Kent and Don Harris, long time teachers at Perkins County Schools, retired from their positions.

Ten Years Ago
March 1, 2001

The Grant High School Boys Basketball team earned a berth to the State Tournament by defeating Hemingford for the District Championship.
There were approximately 1,000 participants at the 77th Annual Tharp’s Sale in Grant.

Twenty-five Years Ago
March 12, 1986

Onlookers stopped to watch over 2,000 sheep that were getting sheared south of Grant.        
Blood pressure clinics were held at the senior center for all who could attend.
The Wallace Bloodmobile collected 55 pints of blood. This number was 15 pints over their quota.

Fifty Years Ago
March 2, 1961

Nearly 10,000 people were in attendance at Tharp’s Sale. Approximately 1,200 pieces of machinery were sold over the course of the day.
Modern Office Equipment in Ogallala had adding machines and typewriters for rent.
Three ambulance calls and one fire call all in one day kept the GVFD hopping. The fire was located in a moving semi truck trailer full of furniture.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
February 27, 1936

The grade school presented an operetta “The Stolen Flower Queen” at the Grant Theatre.
A hatchery was expected to open in the area soon. An electric incubator was brought in with the capacity of 36,000 eggs.
A new neon sign was erected at the Grant Theatre. It attracted the attention of everyone.