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Electric customers get one-time $100 rebate

By M. Lee

Tribune Staff


One Year Ago
December 2, 2010
Perkins County Health Services becomes part of an $18 million fiber optic network. After two years in the planning stage, a ceremonial ground breaking was held on a fiber network that will connect nine hospitals and related clinics in a 12-county area of western Nebraska.
A few more things need to happen before the new Subway restaurant opens for business in Grant, but progress is being made. Plans were being formulated last spring, and preparations go underway for construction late summer to transform 222 Central Avenue which previously served as the Perkins County Youth Center for five years.
Ten Years Ago
November 29, 2001
Virtual white-out conditions were present in parts of the area. The 40 mile-per-hour wind played havoc with the snow that feel, creating a quite uneventful day for some, with school, meeting and work cancellations, and extra work for others. Many schools around the area announced late starts, but as the morning went on several changed their minds cancelling all together.
Thanks to an exclusive city resolution, Grant citizens and businesses were made $100 richer. The Grant City Council passed the resolution to allow a one-time rebate of $100 to each City of Grant electrical utility acco unt listed as active on Nov. 1, 2001, except those which are not paid current.
Twenty-five Years Ago
December 3, 1986
Grant Elementary Principal Larry Tatum said results of an initial survey on the school’s busing policy indicated “strong support” for alternating bus routes. Out of 47 students 27 favored alternating routes, so that children who are picked up first for half the year will be picked up last for the other half of the school year.
When the Perkins County Food Pantry began, many questioned the need in a county that has one of the, if not the, highest per capita income levels in the state. Each individual is provided with a one-week’s supply of food. The 34 individuals including 17 families had turned to the food pantry for help.
Fifty Years Ago
November 30, 1961
A very successful Perkins County Boys’ and Girls’ Government Day was held at the county courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 21. This County Government Day was unique in that students were privileged to observe District Court in actual sessions. During the  morning they observed the impaneling of the first jury in Perkins County which had women members. The students saw 10 women and two men chosen for the jury. They also saw the first part of an actual case being tried in the District Court.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
December 3, 1936
A band of stray dogs had been running livestock for farmers who live along the South Platte River. They killed a fine young heifer for Clyde McKain one night and the next night a  horse was bitten and seriously injured. Then later Alex Brown lost a cow by the outlaw dogs. An effort has been made to catch them but so far this has not been successful.