By M. Lee
Dynamiting fish carries hefty fine
One Year Ago
October 14, 2010
Hospital’s new $16.6 million budget focused on updates. The main focus went to building maintenance.
In & Out sold a winning lottery ticket. A $22,000 winner, Chris Wendell, was among over 200 Nebraska Lottery players who have won the 2 by 2 top prize.
Ten Years Ago
October 4, 2001
Paving of the airport’s runway took place. The airport also received new runway lighting, and a new fence.
Guy Bechtel was inducted into Law Hall of fame. He worked in Perkins County from 1935 to 1967. Bechtel also served as the president of the Nebraska Sheriff’s Association in 1952.
Twenty-five Years Ago
September 24, 1986
Juan Trevino was set to stand trial as an adult for shooting and killing one Madrid man and critically wounding another.
The Plainsmen football team defeated the reigning State Champions North Platte St. Pats at their third game in a row away from home.
Fifty Years Ago
October 5, 1961
Grant defeated Julesburg in a game with heavy wind and rain. The final score came to 27-6.
The dedication of the new “Golden Ours” Convalescent Home was scheduled. George B. Hastings gave the dedicatory address.
Handicapped individuals were offered a AAA Driving Club course to learn to drive with hand controls.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
October 1, 1936
A man was convicted of dynamiting fish in Driftwood Creek. He received one year in prison and a $200 fine.
Grain prices were wheat-$1.05 corn-$1.05 and rye .85.
“Spade in bone meal around newly set-out shrubs and trees. Fall rains will send it deep into the soil and fertilize it.”