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A look back at events of 2013 PDF Print E-mail

January
A shootout hosted by the Grant Lions Club during a home basketball game raised $11,515 for the Grant Volunteer Fire Department.
Reese Appliance and Repair began offering a selection of GE products
Plans got underway for a dinner theater, “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” coming in March.
The mammography unit at the hospital benefitted from a quilt project of Adams Bank and Trust.
Dana Harris began duties at Grant’s new city administrator.
A Perkins County Commissioner was being sought for district 3 after the death of longtime commissioner James Deaver.    The hospital board approved an expansion project.
February
Grant Pharmacy has new owners, Jason Burke and Jamie Hanes of Imperial.
Chip Kay resigns from Perkins County Schools post to accept a superintendant position in Shelby-Rising City.
A meeting was set to share a school facility study to begin considering the future of Perkins County Schools three sites.
Steve Tucker became the new commissioner of District 3.
Four senior wrestlers earn trip to state. They included Vinny Ross, Mark Hanson, Austin Thelander, Trey Johnson.
PCS senior Austin Thelander became Class D State Wrestling Champion.
March
“Get yer crazies out” Dr. Suess at the library feature photo of kindergartners
Council hears about hospital expansion
GVFD purchases training mannequins with DuPont Pioneer Grant funding
Superintendent Tobin Buchanan accepted a private sector position. Other instructors retiring or resigning were Sandy Prante, Cindy Regier and Marlin Terwilliger.      
Carlie Wells from Elgin/Pope John was hired as new head football coach of the Perkins County Plainsmen.
April
Peggy Rogers becomes administrator of three entities at Perkins County Health Services, the nursing home, assisted living, and daycare.
Council approves pump replacement at the Grant Golf Course.    
Interim superintendent William Hakonson was hired at Perkins County Schools.    
May
School board was preparing to make decision on district’s facilities.
The Pheasant Run Golf Course hired Dave Engel as the new superintendent.
Teacher Sheila Johnson retires from PCS district.
Twenty-six seniors from Perkins County graduated. Wallace had 13 seniors graduate from high school.
Kimball joined the SPVA conference teams for fall.
Grant Rotarians hosted a group of professionals from Brazil.
June
ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) bikers rallied in Grant over the weekend.
Jim LeBrun took the helm as chief executive officer at Perkins County Health Services, replacing longtime administrator Pam Holm.
Jason and Ashleigh Noyes purchased Plainsman Inn, RV Park & Storage.
The school board was progressing with a decision regarding the district’s facilities in Grant and Madrid.
Local farmer hosts Nigerian wheat trade delegation.
Every area of the county was affected by recent storms.
July
A new hangar was well underway at the airport.
Nearly 45 enthusiastic learners made swimming lessons a success.
A full day of activities was planned for July 4th at Grant City Park.
A “Mr. Perkins County” contest got underway at fair.
The water tower was getting a badly needed makeover.   
Toby Hansen was chosen as Grand Marshal of the Perkins County Fair parade. The Good Neighbor for 2013 was Jo McCormick.
August
The city of Grant sponsored the second annual “cruise night.”
Two newly hired  elementary teachers, Tammy Hutcheson-kindergarten and Lindsey Perlinger-first grade, have roots in county.
New editor Tim Linscott took the helm at the Grant Tribune replacing Jan Rahn after 10 years.
Dan Hughes files for 44th District legislative race.
New media specialist, Michele Evans begins at PCS.
The Venango Community Church celebrated their 125th.     
New superintendent, Thomas Sandberg is at the helm of Wallace School.
September
Elsie’s United Methodist Church celebrated its 125th.
Several entities in Perkins County were recipients of a portion of the record $2.12 million raised at the Cattlemen’s Ball.    
A joint banquet between Perkins County Community Foundation Fund and Perkins County Health Services Foundation showcased county organizations for donation opportunities.
Local farmer Marvin Stumpf donated over $3 million to the University of Nebraska in funds and land for a wheat research and education center to be constructed near Grant.
October
City approves new well at golf course.
Perkins County Schools debates options of going to eight man football versus staying at 11-man status.
A government shutdown was affecting services and morale both locally and across the nation.
Chamber sponsored the annual Trick-or-Treat Street.
Grant City Council is strongly examining water meter installation for city residents and businesses.
November
Stats indicate accidents are up in area due to cell phone use while driving.
Bob Tatum became the new planning and zoning administrator.    
It was announced that the Perkins County Plainsmen will play eight-man football.
Mid-America employees gave a  $2,000 donation to the food pantry to help meet a holiday challenge initiated by Adams Bank and Trust.
December
Flu season arrived, with confirmed cases in southwest Nebraska. Shots are available at medical facilities in Grant.
A new phone service was installed at the courthouse.
A new downtown business, “Central Perk” was welcoming customers.
Plans were revealed by UNL for the county’s new wheat center.
Perkins County Schools hires former principal, Phillip Piquet, as new superintendent.
“Heaven Is For Real” movie which will be released around Easter reflects positively on Imperial.