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District 33 board bans corporal punishment

By Brooke Pankonin

One Year Ago
Oct. 4, 2012
During Fire Prevention Week, youngsters were educated on several aspects of what to expect, who to expect, and how to make it to safety in the event of a home fire. At Perkins County Elementary in Grant, volunteer firefighters put together a demonstration for kindergarten, first and second graders.

Ten Years Ago
Oct. 23, 2003
After 26 years and nine months, Judge Bert Leffler retired as Perkins County judge in the 11th Judicial District. Plans for retirement were to spend the majority of his time with his wife aboard their boat along with their calico cat and black Labrador.

Twenty-five Years Ago
Oct. 19, 1988
A new policy banning corporal punishment at Grant Elementary-Junior High was approved by the District 33 Board of Education. The policy defined that a staff member could use physical contact with a student only to prevent immediate physical injury to a staff member, a student, or school property. Physical contact could not be used as a means of discipline.

Fifty Years Ago
Oct. 17, 1963
The Grant Chamber of Commerce president formed a bus service committee to discuss securing bus service to link Grant with Holyoke, McCook, (via Imperial), Ogallala, and other points.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Oct. 20, 1938
It sounded like a civil war was in progress in Perkins County as many hunters were after their quota of birds with the opening of pheasant season. Pheasants were plentiful in Perkins County, and hunters were here from many parts of the state as well as from neighboring states, all reporting good luck. The pheasants were exceptionally good eating that season. Duck season didn’t attract as many hunters as most were hunting pheasants.