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Ford prices jump from $15 to $35 per vehicle

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
September 8, 2011
To honor and celebrate the life of the late Corrie Wood, a candlelight vigil was to be held Sept. 17th at the Grant City Park. Wood’s death had been under investigation as a homicide since Sept. 20, 2008. The event’s theme was appropriately, “light a candle for justice” and there was to be food and music following. Corrie was just 28 when she died, and she sadly left behind a daughter who was just four at the time of her mother’s death.

Ten Years Ago
September 5, 2002
The results of the two tests given to students last school year were in and they delivered good news. Students in Grant ranked above average in all subjects. The Terra Nova test given to second through 11th graders made an impressive showing, with students finishing well above 50 percent in all areas, including reading, writing, math, spelling and social studies.  The writing assessment was given to all fourth graders and 72.51 percent of students met statewide standards. The results of the tests were something to be very proud of our schools and students for.
Twenty-five Years Ago
September 9, 1987
First year coach, Anita Burge, led the Lady Plainsmen volleyball team to two victories in one week. The ladies played North Platte winning 15-13, 12-15, 15-13 then followed with a game against Hershey, that they won 15-11 and 15-5.    
The weekend had been a time of great celebration for many, as members of the First Congregational Church celebrated the centennial of the church’s initial founding ceremony. Those present launched a sky full of balloons and watched them soar into the sky to mark 100 years of worship at the church.
Fifty Years Ago
September 6, 1962
Hatch’s Store List
Folgers coffee, 1 pound tin................. .59¢
Campbell’s tomato soup........ .10¢ per can
A.G. 1 pound bag potato chips........... .39¢
Cheer detergent, king size.................$1.09
Banquet pot pies........................5 for $1.00
Round steak, USDA, per pound......... .79¢
Homemade lean sausage, per pound .49¢
Red potatoes, 10 pounds..................... .35¢
Carrots, 1 pound bag...................2 for .19¢

Seventy-Five Years Ago
September 9, 1937
Farmers in Perkins County were waiting on the fields to dry out to continue with fall harvest and planting. There was a high abundance of rain, at times leaving up to three inches in just one day.
The world was in awe at the news of a French ocean liner by the name of Normandie making it the fastest transatlantic steamship, three days twenty-three hours and two minutes.
Ford motor company announced its advance from $15 to $35 for multi passenger models.