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Tornado destroys granary


By Brooke Lutz

One Year Ago
June 7, 2012
Approximately 25 personnel from four area departments responded to a fire on a homestead just over one mile north of Grainton. Firefighters were on the scene approximately three hours. An outbuilding used for storage completely burned from an unknown cause and firefighters monitored an adjacent barn to prevent it from igniting. Responding to the fire were the Elsie, Wallace, Madrid and Grant fire departments.
Ten Years Ago
June 5, 2003
The city of Grant lost power for almost three hours when a raccoon got into the regulators at the sub-station. Two regulators were ruined and some switches shorted out, and two main fuses that protected the transformers were ruined. Dana Cornelius, then assistant manager at Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation, estimated it would cost $7,000 to $8,000 to repair and replace necessary equipment.

Twenty-five Years Ago
June 8, 1988
A tornado destroyed a granary/garage owned by Bob Nutt of rural Madrid 10 miles southeast of Madrid. The tornado drove tree limbs through the sides of the building and uprooted four or five trees.
Fifty Years Ago
June 6, 1963
Approval was granted to extend natural gas service from Ogallala to Grant and work was started in preparation for the new service. John Wilson of the Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company said that his company was anxious to get the pipes laid during the next few months so that service could be given to Grant that coming season.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
June 9, 1938
Donkey ball, played on trained donkeys, was featured on the softball grounds at Grant by local players. A preliminary game of softball was played before donkey ball by the Livewires and Hotshots.