Man escapes grain bin with help of GVFD
By S. Goff
One Year Ago
September 22, 2011
A Frenchman Valley Coop employee was involved in a grain bin accident in Imperial but was rescued and luckily was able to walk away from the incident on his own. The efforts of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department which were followed by Grant Volunteer Fire Department saved the man from the grain bin after 2.5 hours. Officials said that all procedures had been followed resulting in the positive outcome of what could have been a deadly situation.
Ten Years Ago
September 19, 2002
A four phase park renovation plan submitted by Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corp. was under review by City Council. The plan included new playground equipment, new bathroom and picnic shelters, replacing picnic tables and replacing some sidewalks, among other various smaller projects. The Nebraska Game and parks approved a grant to assist with funding the project in April.
Twenty-five Years Ago
September 23, 1987
Students at Perkins County High School would soon have the option of eating breakfast at school. At a meeting of the school’s Board of Education, a trial program to offer children school breakfast was approved and was now scheduled to begin on Oct. 6, and was to be run in the same fashion as the school lunch program. Breakfast prices were set at 50¢ for students, 75¢ for adults, and students on reduced price lunches were able to receive breakfast for just 25¢.
Fifty Years Ago
September 20, 1962
“Due to a number of dangerous intersections and a number of serious accidents on 4th Street, the Mayor and City Council have passed a resolution making 4th Street a through street, from the west city limits to Central Ave. The speed limit shall be 25 mph and 15 mph at the Grade School. The stop signs have been ordered and in the near future will be erected. Anyone found violating these stop signs will be prosecuted. John Mathes, Chief of Police, Grant Nebraska.”
Seventy-Five Years Ago
September 23, 1937
Mrs. Brumfield from north of Hershey was seriously injured and her two children, ages one and three, were instantly killed at the railroad crossing in Hershey this past Wednesday. Their vehicle, a 1926 model, had stalled out on the tracks when a Union Pacific freight liner came and struck the car from the east.