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Pankonin’s Heaven Scent Bakery opens

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
February 21, 2012
A dangerous storm rolled through the area, and what began as rain turned to a blizzardy snow  when heavy winds picked up. Visibility was zero in some parts of the area and blowing snow across the roadways made for hazardous travel. A semi-truck jack knifed between Grant and Madrid, requiring assistance from the Madrid and Grant Fire Departments for traffic control until it could be cleared.
Ten Years Ago
February 27, 2003
Tharp’s held their 79th annual sale with great success, with over 1500 people participating in the event and about 90 percent of the items sold.
Pankonin’s Heaven Scent Bakery held their Grand Opening the past week and received their first dollar.
The Venango Scoular Company was expanding their facility. What was at a 27 train car capacity became a 110 car capacity.
Twenty-five Years Ago
February 24, 1988
A firm had been recently chosen to conduct a survey at Perkins County High School to determine if there was any asbestos that needed to be removed. The estimated cost of the study was around $3,500-$3,800 and there would be an additional cost to remove the asbestos if it was found.
Tharp’s 64th annual sale was held and attracted thousands to the successful event where about 80 percent of the equipment was sold.
Fifty Years Ago
February 28, 1963
The Grant grade school basketball team were the top winners of the Perkins County Association Tournament that had been in Venango the past week. “Three of the boys on that team were selected for the all conference team: Mike Frerichs, John Long and Marlin Terwilliger. Each of these boys showed a fine performance.”
Seventy-Five Years Ago
February 24, 1938
“Harry Miller has decided to quit farming and is moving to town, and states he will hold a sale on his place three miles east and five and a half miles south of Grant on February 25. The sale will consist of a team of horses, a pair of mules, five head of cattle, farm machinery, household goods and many miscellaneous items. Frank Tharp is the auctioneer and Farmers National Bank will clerk the sale.”