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When you wish upon a par

By DeAnn Z.
Grant Tribune Staff
One Year Ago
Aug. 14, 2008

Helping Hands, a new private duty home care, is being offered by Hi-Line Home Health. The services offered include a range of services from shopping and bill paying to transportation.

School starts on Aug. 15 with three new instructors in Perkins County Schools: Danielle Helzer, English; Scott King, science and Doug Babbit, Voc Ag/FFA. The fall sports kickoff with girls golf at Bayard on Aug. 28.

Ten Years Ago
Aug. 11, 1999

Paul Demmel, Blaine Cornelius, Curt Richmond, Kraig Wykert and Brad Krajewski were honored for their achievements at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at the Grant United Methodist Church.

Theone Kent was hostess to the Tuesday women’s golf league. The theme was “When You Wish Upon a Par.” The winning team consisted of Bev Norman, Michaela Frerichs and Star Kemling.

Wendy McCown provided music for the senior center’s ice cream social.

Twenty-five Years Ago
Aug. 15 1984

A boa constrictor measuring six feet in length was found by Grady Robinson on the highway west of Brandon. The snake had apparently been run over. There were no clues to how the snake found its way to Perkins County.

The Watkins family gathered at the Grant City Park for their 40th year reunion. There were 111 members of the family who attended. Lila Watkins, Lavonna Watkins, Luetta Watkins and Pete Koontz had attended all 40 reunions.

Fifty Years Ago
Aug. 13, 1959

The Grant Lions Club hopes to obtain a new swimming pool for Grant. It was proposed that the new swimming pool be built in the Grant City Park north of the tennis courts. Harold Hermann and Fred Schroeder are the Lions Club members working toward the project. The present pool has to be drained, cleaned and refilled once a week.

Activities at the Perkins County Fair included: Old Timers ball game, horseshoe pitching contest, calf scramble, rodeos and dancing every night to Hadley Barrett and Orchestra.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Aug. 16, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tharp opened a new variety store in Grant. The store will handle a complete line of goods and will be called Tharp’s Supply Store.

The Justus-Romain Co. provided entertainment in their big tent. The opening play is “City Wives and Country Relations.” It was advertised as “a story that will tug at your heart strings and convulse you with laughs.” One lady was admitted free on Monday night with each paid adult ticket.

Ladies hats were on sale at J.C. Penney’s for $.25 and silk dresses for $1.98.