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Fire causes $150,000 in damages

One Year Ago
May 17, 2012
Third and fourth grade students from Grant Elementary School assisted tree board president Jon Forney and other tree board and community members and students from the high school horticulture class plant several new trees at the Grant City Park.

Ten Years Ago
May 15, 2003
The heart of the new Enhance 911 system was installed at the Perkins County Sheriff’s office–the part that brings information in over the wires, distributes it to the front desk to dispatchers who are able to quickly analyze data on a computer  screen and immediately call the appropriate emergency response team.                             
Twenty-five Years Ago
May 18, 1988
A short in electrical wiring is being blamed for a fire that caused approximately $150,000 in damage to property at the Kurt Payne residence east of Grant. Fire Chief Don Softley said a Quonset was engulfed in flames by the time the firemen arrived at the scene. Payne said that besides losing the building, also destroyed in the blaze were a combine, a tractor, tools, supplies, and a saddle collection.

Fifty Years Ago
May 16, 1963
Donald W. Sexson was presented a Good Neighbor Award and pin in a brief ceremony preceding the Mother of the Year ceremony, which presented the Mother of the Year award to Mrs. Frank Tharp.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
May 19, 1938
Four Perkins County 4-H club members won prizes for outstanding farm account records in a national contest. Those who received awards were George Gengenbach, Buddy Peregrine, Stanley Wiseman, and Robert Miles.