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Colorado couple takes over King’s Inn in Grant

By Brooke Pankonin

One Year Ago
March 28, 2013
Perkins County Schools was in search of a new superintendent to replace Tobin Buchanan, as well as three classroom instructors to fill vacancies by teachers who retired. Buchanan resigned his position as superintendent after accepting a position with First National Capital Markets of Nebraska in North Platte. Buchanan and his family continue to reside in Grant.
Letters of resignation were submitted by Sandy Prante and Cindy Regier, who were both employed with the district for several years. Prante was one of two kindergarten instructors, and Regier was a longtime third grade teacher.
Marlin Terwilliger also retired from his position at Perkins County Schools. He was the middle school and high school industrial technology instructor and the junior class sponsor.  
Carlie Wells from Elgin/Pope John schools was hired to serve as half time PE instructor, half time activities director, and head football coach for the Plainsmen.

Ten Years Ago
March 18, 2004
Wallace speech participants took second place as a team in Class D2 at the State Speech meet in Kearney, with 11 individuals medaling in their events. The Wheatland team came in fifth place with the Oral Interpretation of Drama team placing first. Three individuals brought home medals. The Grant speech team had six medals in their respective events.

Twenty-five Years Ago
March 29, 1989
Ken and Joyce Hightower purchased the former King’s Inn from Craig and Marilyn King. The Hightowers, who moved from Englewood, Colo., had been looking for a restaurant business to get into for quite some time. They became aware of King’s Inn being up for sale from their daughter, Robin Cornelius of Madrid. Noting they had dined at the restaurant long before it was put up for sale, they said it was a great opportunity to take over an established business.

Fifty Years Ago
March 26, 1964
A one car collision at 411 West 6th Street in Grant hospitalized a local couple. They were on their way home when their car missed the turn and jumped the curb, coming to a halt after ramming into a house. The owner of the home hurried out to investigate and had the neighbor call the GVFD ambulance service. The couple had minor injuries, with the woman suffering a broken arm and facial lacerations. Both the car and house were damaged.  

Seventy-Five Years Ago
March 30, 1939
The greatest snow storm in several years estimated 10 to 20 inches of snow and measured 1.30 inches of moisture. There was a heavy slush under the snow which made navigation by automobiles very difficult and uncertain. Many cars were stalled along the roads and highways, and even in town motorists were compelled to seek help from friends and neighbors to assist with stuck vehicles.