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Business damaged by driverless car

By Brooke Pankonin

One Year Ago
Jan. 31, 2013
Two new board members took their seats on the Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board. The appointments of Patrick McGreer and Bonnie Taubenheim were approved by the county commissioners and they attended their first official meeting of the year. McGreer replaced Kenny Wykert and Taubenheim replaced Brenda Kiolbasa.

Ten Years Ago
Jan. 29, 2004
The Board of Directors of Wheatland Industries, LLC formally announced their plans to develop and build a major ethanol production facility at Madrid. The first stage was to be completed by early May. Madrid was chosen as an ideal location for such a facility because of its close proximity to an abundance of corn, natural gas, power, and cattle.

Twenty-five Years Ago
Feb. 1, 1989
The driver of a 1979 Chevy Caprice parked in front of the Perkins County ASCS office and exited the vehicle with the engine still running. Moments later the vehicle was seen going in reverse down Central Avenue without a driver. It traveled approximately 150 feet before jumping the curb and crashing into a plate glass window in front of RPM Automotive.     
The incident remained a mystery—as the vehicle was still in “park” when checked by law enforcement officers. No one was hurt.

Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 30, 1964
Five local girl scouts received their Curved Bars, the highest award given in Girl Scouting at the time. The Curved Bar Ceremony was set to be the last presented in Grant, as the award would no longer be given due to changes affecting the Girl Scout Program.
The girls receiving the award included Cynthia DeLancey, Marcia Kent, Willa Jackman, Charlene Tharp and Shari Elsen.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1939
The largest crowd ever to attend a basketball game in Grant turned out to see Grant play Imperial in the new gym. It was the first event held in the new high school gym, and everybody was enthusiastic in their praise of the floor and other appointments of the gym.
The newly named pep club, the Plainsman Pepperettes, cheered and sold candy, gum, apples, and pillows, netting five dollars for their organization.