By A. Noyes
End to running raw sewage
One Year Ago
August 19, 2010
Perkins County FFA students enhanced the entrance to the Perkins County Elementary School in Madrid.
The First Annual “Beat the Heat” Triathalon was held at the Grant City Park. Seven teams were in attendance.
Prarie Nutrition began producing animal feed products from distiller grain from local ethanol plants.
Ten Years Ago
August 9, 2001
Terry Prante was hired to take on the principal position at Wheatland Schools.
Thelander Crop Consulting took “Most Unique” honor in the Perkins County Fair Parade.
Twenty-five Years Ago
August 6, 1986
City officials promised an end to the running of raw sewage down the open gutters of the city streets along the city park. For seven weeks the sewage has been pumped through a canvas hose through the storm sewer inlet. The hose carrying the raw sewage was 20 feet short releasing the sewage into the open gutters.
Fifty Years Ago
August 10, 1961
Display advertising $0.56 per inch.
Kids under 12 years of age were asked to participate in the Fast Draw Contest. Kids got their cap pistols and caps ready to find out if they were the fastest on the draw. The top 10 held a night show in front of the grandstands.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
August 6, 1936
Poison bran was being used in the ares to control the overpopulation of grasshoppers.
A Grant boy was arrested on charges of extortion. He pled guilty to writing a letter requesting that the sum of $25,000 be dropped from an airplane into open pasture west of the Fletcher home one mile from town.