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Thrift Shoppe opens in Perkins County Senior Center


Ten Years Ago
May 27, 2004
Charlottie Wallin spent a 30-year career in service to agricultural producers around the area. Since 1977 she served as program technician for the Farm Service Agency, and as chief program technician for 12 years, assisting Perkins County farmers with the various agricultural programs available. Although satisfied with her career, she was ready for a new chapter in her life and looked forward to retirement.

Twenty-five Years Ago
May 31, 1989
The north side of the Perkins County Senior Center was turned into a thrift shop to be operated by volunteers at the senior center. Ailene Chillemi was the coordinator and had the idea for the thrift shop. Nate Skeels donated old shelving from the Jack and Jill store. Before the thrift shop, the north side of the senior center had weights and exercise mats.

Fifty Years Ago
May 28, 1964
The new theatre for Grant was the topic for discussion at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Grant Chamber of Commerce. They heard a report from those who had gone to Orleans to inspect used film equipment and furnishings in storage there. They decided to purchase this equipment for $3,300. It included a projector, screen, light fixtures, two furnaces, 210 seats and carpeting.  

Seventy-Five Years Ago
June 1, 1939
Grant’s municipal swimming pool opened the season. As in the past, there was no charge for the use of the pool. Those who had their own suits could enter entirely free, at their own risk. For those who desired, suits, caps and towels could be rented for a nominal fee at the concession stand near the pool. Paul Shiveley was the pool manager.