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Mourning the loss of “About Town” columnist

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
August 4, 2011
Residents of Venango were anxiously waiting to hear a decision about their post office. Due to a decrease in demand and a declining workload, the Venango Post Office was on the verge of being closed, and all were wondering what other means they would utilize to conduct business through the mail service.
The City of Grant was satisfied with cleanup efforts through the abatement process, with 48 properties on the list to be cleaned up, only four were still pending.

Ten Years Ago
August 1, 2002
Long time writer of the “About Town” column, Florence Colson, sadly lost her battle with cancer. She began writing in 1972  and kept the county informed on births, deaths, weddings and more. The Tribune and Perkins County lost a faithful friend.

Twenty-five Years Ago
August 5, 1987
Grant Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at the farm of Wayne Logsdon, where a muffler falling off a combine was the cause of a fire that burned 7 acres of standing wheat and 25 acres of stubble. No one was injured in the blaze.

Fifty Years Ago
August 2, 1962
A pick-up truck traveling to Grant from Ogallala carrying  Mr. and Mrs. Harris and their daughter Barbara, apparently went out of control on Thursday evening resulting in a one vehicle accident. The three were in the hospital after the incident recovering from their injuries.  Mrs. Harris was the least severe, she was expected to be released soon, but Mr. Harris suffered broken vertebrae in his back, and Barbara suffered severed tendons in her leg. Both were expected to stay in the hospital for weeks.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
July 22, 1937
Mr. Hank Brown of Elsie died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday. He had been working on his farm and the team he was working with, which was hitched to a wagon, started to run. Mr. Brown jumped onto the wagon and managed to stop the team. A neighbor saw this all happen and drove into the yard to inquire and Mr. Brown fell from the wagon from an apparent heart collapse.