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Elsie school closes its doors

By B. Lutz

One Year Ago
May 17, 2012
Expanding within the world of technology, Perkins County Health Services prepared to put itself on the medical field map again with the addition of a new MRI machine.  It was to create on-site availability for patients requiring scans of organs or structures inside the body. In addition to the convenience for patients and physicians, the new MRI unit would be the only stationary one available between Sterling and North Platte. Having a unit on-site means patients can be easily accommodated by not having to wait on a traveling truck or working around other schedules.

Ten Years Ago
May 22, 2003
When Elsie school closed its doors for the summer, the doors were closed for good. The elementary building surrendered to the sign of the times. Students, teachers and contents moved to Madrid for the 2003-04 school year.                         
Twenty-five Years Ago
May 25, 1988
Workers began tearing down the original elevator that belonged to the Grant Cooperative. A construction crew from Omaha used a crane to topple the structure that was built back in the early 1900s.

Fifty Years Ago
May 23, 1963
The PCHS track boys won the Class C state track tournament with an amazingly low score of 14 points. Placing in events were Bill Daiss, Gary Cockerill, Jerry Velte, Mike and Gale McDonald, and Dale Styskal.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
May 26, 1938
The Gonslaves Hawaiian School of Music performed at the Grant Theatre. Entertainment included an electrical singing guitar, tap, clog, and Mexican dances, a yodeling cowboy, and a 24-piece string orchestra.