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Art gallery coming

One Year Ago
Feb. 28, 2013
Following a full-course meal, those attending enjoyed the hilarity of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” sponsored by the Perkins County Area Arts Council and directed by Dawnell Glunz. Proceeds from the dinner theatre benefited the arts council and the high school’s drama department.

Ten Years Ago
Feb. 26, 2004
The Perkins County Area Arts Council would be making its home in the front portion of the former Hastings Memorial Library building. A lease was drawn up by the City of Grant, who owns the building. Talent from Perkins County residents would be on display. The gallery was to be open on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. The Perkins County Food Pantry, under direction of the Perkins County Ministerial Association, moved into the rear of the building and is sharing space with the arts council.

Twenty-five Years Ago
March 1, 1989
The 65th annual Tharp’s Sale may have been one of the best ever, according to chairman of the sale Phil Calkins. According to bidder numbers issued at the sale office, approximately 1,300 buyers turned up for the sale. When taking into account person accompanying the buyers, attendance came to nearly 5,000 persons. Buyers came from Canada, Mexico, Montana, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Texas, Utah and Idaho.  

Fifty Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1964
The importation of frozen beef had increased to proportions that could not but hurt American beef cattlemen. The concern over the situation led to a meeting held in Perkins County. Residents were asked to do everything possible to get the problem resolved, because if they weren’t in the cattle business, their neighbor was, and if their neighbor went broke, they too would be adversely affected. They were asked to send telegrams and letters to President Johnson or Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, and copies to their congressman.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Mar. 2, 1939
Total payments amounting to $4,992.68 were made to 104 Nebraskans in old-age insurance benefits in January 1939. Payments averaged $48.01 per claim. Since the beginning of the program, Nebraska workers and their families had received cash payments totalling $61,959.09. Old-age insurance was a federal program and its benefits were paid to insured commercial and industrial employees who had reached age 65 or to the families or estates of workers who had died.