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Business district shut down

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
April 14, 2011
Thanks to the generosity of a late Ogallala couple, new equipment and projects would soon be available at Perkins County Health Services. A representative of the John Froschheiser’s estate delivered a check for nearly $159,000 on April 8, that gave boosts to projects like the silent call system and Golden Ours Convalescent Home.
Ten Years Ago
April 18, 2002
While after prom parties were in full swing, a Perkins County landmark went up in flames in the early morning hours. The old Pankonin sale barn just south of Grant caught fire from an errant spark, that had smoldered all day,  burning the barn to the ground and taking a local business with it.
Twenty-five Years Ago
April 22, 1987
Citing the Grant Grade School Junior High as operating efficiently, the District 33 Board of Education voted 4-1 to not proceed with further study of consolidating with Perkins County High School.
Fifty Years Ago
April 14, 1962
Folgers 1 lb. Can of Coffee - .49 cents
Pure Fresh Ground Beef 2 lbs. - .79 cents
3 Bottles of Del Monte Catsup - .55 cents
8 oz. Jar of Cheez-Whiz - .29 cents
Marlenes Margarine 3 lbs. - .49 cents

Seventy-Five Years Ago
April 15, 1937
Grant looks like an almost deserted town, as all auto traffic was shut down in the business section, due to paving, which was moving forward rapidly. The project is about halfway finished at this point, and Mr. Roberts, of Roberts Construction Company, was  very pleased with progress.