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More than 550 railcars of wheat shipped

One Year Ago
July 12, 2012
The communities in the county came together for a birthday bash to celebrate the nation’s birthday, as well as that of Grant in marking 125 years. Perkins County as a whole made preparations to celebrate its 125th anniversary that month during the fair.
Ten Years Ago
July 10, 2003
Harvest was in full swing with great yields and an optimistic outlook. A total of 286 trucks came into Frenchman Valley Coop July 7, with farmers commenting that their wheat was as good as they’d ever raised. The first load was brought in on June 30.

Twenty-five Years Ago
July 13, 1988
After 50 years of medical service, Dr. Ernest Colglazier retired from the practice. Together with his wife, Alberta, the couple provided medical services throughout the area since 1941 when they moved to Grant. They housed a maternity home in their house before the hospital opened in 1951.  
Fifty Years Ago
July 11, 1963
Hatch’s Market
Folger’s coffee 2 lbs......................$1.19
Star Kist tuna.......................3 for $0.89    Pillsbury cake mix...................3 for $1
Welchade grape drink..............3 for $1
Seventy-Five Years Ago
July 14, 1938
The farmers and elevators of Perkins County were the busiest spots to be found, and the Burlington railway shared in the work also. It was estimated that more than 550 cars of wheat were shipped.