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Werners open the newly remodeled Rock-n-Roller

By M. Lee

One Year Ago
February 17, 2011
Dr. Bottom was honored for years of dedication. Colleagues and friends from the medical community gathered at Perkins County Health Services last week to honor Dr. Paul Bottom. Saying “thanks” was the theme of the gathering where stories were heard, cake was shared, and a painting was presented. A watercolor created by high school art instructor Lance Wurst depicted the span of Bottom’s life and career–service in the U.S. Navy, numerous missions to Africa to practice medicine, dedication as a physician to Grant residents and surrounding communities, and penning a couple of novels.
Ten Years Ago
February 14, 2002
The Grant and Venango School Boards met in a joint session, prior to the regular meeting, to discuss the proposed merger agreement between the two school districts. Terms of the proposed merger agreement were discussed in depth, including board representation, sale of property, and teacher contract negotiations and Venango budget carry over.

Twenty-five Years Ago
February 18, 1987
Roller skating enthusiasts of all ages will be able to skate in Grant as remodeling of The Rock-n-Roller skating arena has been completed. Purchased by Darrell and Joyce Werner, the arena has been closed for remodeling and refurbishing. Werner, part-owner of Werner Paint and Tile in Grant, said the skating center will be a family operation. Joining him and his wife Joyce in operating the facility were children Krissa and Jeff.
Fifty Years Ago
February 15, 1962
Jerry Lee Stevens, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Stevens of Grant, has been chosen to represent PCHS at Boys’ State this June. The announcement was made by American Legion Post annual sponsor of the local representative to Boys’ State. Each year an outstanding boy is chosen from the junior class to attend Boys’ State at Lincoln. Such factors as leadership, scholarship, citizenship and willingness determine the selection of the boy to represent this area, and to receive this honor.  

Seventy-Five Years Ago
February 18, 1937
Ed Sudman fractured both bones and dislocated the ankle, when he slipped on the ice in front of the S.P. Dungan home Sunday evening. The X-ray at the Ogallala hospital was out of commission and he was taken to North Platte where the fracture was reduced and the leg placed in a cast.
“During the idle winter hours make trellises, window boxes, labels for seed beds and stakes to tie plants to.”