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P.C. Animal Shelter holds wine tasting event

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
March 8, 2012
Man’s best friend was to be one of the featured ambassadors at  Perkins County Animal Shelter wine tasting event. Scheduled to take place Saturday, March 17,  at the fairgrounds in Grant, the St. Patrick’s Day theme of “When Irish Dogs Are Smilin’,”  showcased several animals needing homes. The entire community was invited to come and support the no-kill non-profit animal shelter that continues to provide an irreplaceable service to Perkins County.
Ten Years Ago
March 6, 2003
The Wheatland Spartans lost their game 46-53 to the Loomis Wolves in the D2-5 District Finals in North Platte. Although they had lost this game, their excellent season record of 18-3 proved to be the deciding factor in a trip to state on a Wildcard for the first time in 11 years.

Twenty-five Years Ago
March 9, 1988
Three Perkins County residents were injured in a two-car accident that occurred on that Wednesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Friesen of Madrid were both treated at Perkins County Health Services after the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a collision with a car driven by Angela Anthony, also of Madrid, who only sustained minor scrapes and bruises. The damage to both cars was in excess of $500.

Fifty Years Ago
March 7, 1963
The Madrid school superintendant had just announced that Duane Thompson, a high school science instructor, had received a National Science Foundation award for the 1963-64 school year. Mr. Thompson was in his third year teaching at Madrid when he was honored with the award.
Perkins County seniors were reported to be carrying a 32.3 percent honor roll rate this week, which was the highest it had been in six weeks.  

Seventy-Five Years Ago
March 3, 1938
“Despite a considerable amount of sickness during the past month our school maintained an average daily attendance of just over 134, or 92 percent of the total enrollment.
Among the new books added to our library recently were ‘Sambo and the Twins,’ by Bannerman, ‘Daniel Boone, Wilderness Scout,’ by White, and ‘Roller Skates,’ a Newberry Prize winner, by Sawyer.
According to the eighth grade reading chart for the month of February, Melba Wallin has read 19 books, Dorothy Cox has read 16, and Margaret Stanley read 10.”