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By M. Lee

Tribune Staff

Two males assault off-duty deputy

One Year Ago
October 28, 2010
Two face off for District 2 Commissioner seat. Leon Pankonin and Dave Hoffert are both vying for a seat on the Perkins County Board of Commissioners when election rolls around.
Tom Baker and Senator Mark Christensen, candidates for the 44th district, fielded questions at a forum. Less than 20 people attended, which was streamed live over the Internet by Perkins County Schools.
Ten Years Ago
October 18, 2001
Fire department open house was a success, more than 200 took part. The open house was held in conjunction with fire prevention week. Those who went on the tour during the day were able to see such things as vehicles used by the department from the pumpers to the ambulance, the protective gear worn by the firemen, tools that make the members’ jobs easier and also were given information on fire prevention.

Twenty-five Years Ago
October 8, 1986
Madrid Days celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Trail City, an almost legendary precursor to the town of Madrid.
Maximum penalty imposed in assault on Perkins County Deputy. Two males were convicted of assault on an off-duty deputy. They were sentenced to serve two years in Nebraska State Penitentiary on charges of second degree false imprisonment and third degree assault.
Fifty Years Ago
October 19, 1961
Grant boys won four of the five first place honors at the punt, pass, and kick contest at Ogallala. There were 85 contestants from the area. First place winners received national football league  uniforms, second place received national football league warm-up jackets, and third place received footballs.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
October 15, 1936
“When painting, keep can in an old saucer. If paint drips from can it will then drop on saucer.”
“To remove rust from oven and broiler in gas stove rub with sandpaper, then go over with a cloth dipped in olive oil.”