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E. Lee Todd honored at banquet

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
August 18, 2011
Storms had been ripping through Perkins County causing much damage to crops and property throughout the month of August. As of this report the total moisture for the year was at 26.8 inches. Golf ball sized hail, heavy rainfall, strong winds and even some funnel clouds were to blame for all the damage done throughout the county. A storm on the 9th of August reportedly brought tennis ball sized hail just north of Paxton.
Ten Years Ago
August 15, 2002
Austin Thelander won first prize in the mutton bustin’ competition at the Perkins County Fair, while Jessica Coffman won first place in barrel racing in the Rodeo.
Chris Wendell won Grant Garden Club’s “Yard of the Month” award, which was presented by Adams Lumber and Pinnacle Bank.
Twenty-five Years Ago
August 19, 1987
Perkins County Schools were getting ready to open the doors again for another school year. Lunches cost 75¢ for kindergartners, 90¢ for first through eighth grades, and $1.15 for adults.
The longtime superintendent of Perkins County High School, E. Lee Todd, was honored at the alumni banquet when the track and field facilities were dedicated in his honor.
Fifty Years Ago
August 15, 1962
The Tribune featured Mrs. Will Robertson (Lizzie) as one of the few people still living who were pioneers of the area. Lizzie  turned five years old in June of 1886, and her family arrived and settled in March of that same year. She recalled hauling water before the completion of their well on their homestead and talked of her sod home that had a dirt floor. She also spoke of her childhood filled with herding cattle with her brother on their land.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
August 19, 1937
A four-year-old boy, Gwyn Hogaboom, was home alone, and saw a snake under his kitchen sink. His mother was visiting a friend so the boy went to tell his father, who was the superintendent at the school. He thought the boy was making it up, until Gwyn said the snake made a noise with his tail. Mr. Hogaboom decided to go home to check, and upon his arrival found the snake right at the front door trying to strike the family dog on the outside of the door. Mr. Hogaboom quickly grabbed a hoe and put an end to the snake, and upon investigation, found the possible entrance for the snake in a small hole under the linoleum in their bathroom.