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Wet snow slows down harvest in Perkins County

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
October 20, 2011
The Perkins County 4-H Council was hosting a pot luck dinner for all members and their families to celebrate another wonderful year. The council  passed out awards that were won at the Perkins County Fair as well as recognized  members and their achievements throughout the year.
Ten Years Ago
October 17, 2002
What started out as a typical Monday morning for a local farmer during harvest time, was spoiled by two Ogallala High School students who took his combine for a joy ride. The farmer had gone to town to take a load of corn, when the pair stole the machine and drove it through ditches, a neighboring wheat field, and down the dirt roads  before they returned the combine to the field where they had stolen it originally. The damage, including a bent corn header, was estimated at over $2,000.

Twenty-five Years Ago
October 21, 1987
Although the elevators had been seeing corn come in by 50,000-70,000 bushels a day, a wet snow settling in to Perkins County had really slowed down production. The estimation at this point was that harvest was only 33 percent complete, so the farmers were anxiously waiting to get back out into their fields.
Fifty Years Ago
October 18, 1962
An Elsie man was injured last Wednesday night when his pickup truck lost control and rolled off the road. The accident occurred about 3 miles north of Elsie, and the vehicle was carrying a small load at the time. The victim was able to free himself from the vehicle and walk back to Elsie, which he did barefoot. At the time of this report, he was still in the hospital with neck and shoulder injuries.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
October 21, 1937
“Frank Page, a long time resident of Paxton hanged himself on Sunday in a jail cell at Paxton where he had spent the night authorities said. Page was a Spanish-American war vet who had been out late on Saturday night and spent the rest of the night in an open cell of the village jail as he had done on previous occasions. He was unmarried, but survived by a brother and sister. ”