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Olsen brings in top price at FFA auction

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
April 12, 2012
To better serve the area and provide more options for customers, Ross Family Auto Parts was expanding to Grant. The auto/truck repair shop would remain open in Madrid also, with the store in Grant managed by Nick Ross, providing only parts.
Ten Years Ago
April 10, 2003
An area family was grieving the death of fallen son, brother, uncle and friend, Marine Captain Travis Ford, who was killed in a helicopter crash fighting the war “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”  Ford was a former Grant resident, who also left behind his wife and young daughter, who at the time of his death, were living in California near his marine unit’s base.
Twenty-five Years Ago
April 13, 1988
Perkins County Sheriff Wendell Shalla was cautioning all citizens that it is illegal to fire guns within city limits. The “fair warning” was coming after a stint of street lights, fluorescent bulbs and other property had been shot out with BB guns, and Shalla promised to begin issuing citations.
Fifty Years Ago
April 11, 1963
Keith Olsen brought top price, $14, at the FFA slave auction held in the PCHS gym last Friday night. He was purchased by Willard Jackman, highest bidder. Although thirty-some slaves had originally signed up, only a handful were present at the auction, since their fathers, grand fathers and uncles had already purchased most slaves, so it was advised that next year, no slaves be sold before the auction.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
April 14, 1938
“The snow storm which we told our readers about in last week’s issue continued throughout all of Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The snow was piled high in drifts, and all roads and streets were impassable. However, the weather since has been quite pleasant, and most of the snow has melted, leaving the roads dry and passable but quite rough in some places.“