Centennial Committee seeking items for time capsule
By S. Goff
One Year Ago
October 27, 2011
At 1:20 a.m. on Saturday morning, a call went in to the Keith County Fire Department from a concerned motorist who said a large plume of smoke was coming from Cornhusker Glass in Ogallala. The blaze was well on the way when the department showed up, and they then requested the assistance of four other departments to extinguish the fire. The estimated damage at the time of this report was $100,000 and was expected to rise.
Ten Years Ago
October 24, 2002
Over 120 people were in attendance at the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce annual “Newcomers Night.” The event was a potluck dinner and was held at the Perkins County Senior Center on Sunday evening. There were door prizes raffled off and all present had an enjoyable evening, including the 44 “newcomers.”
Twenty-five Years Ago
October 28, 1987
The Perkins County Centennial Committee was asking citizens to bring their mementos or items to remember the times gone by to be put into the time capsule. The capsule was to be buried in the courthouse yard, and the ceremony for the burial was to be the last event to commemorate the Centennial Birthday of Perkins County that year.
Fifty Years Ago
October 25, 1962
The First Congregational Church of Grant was celebrating its 75th anniversary on the coming Sunday with morning and evening services to commemorate the occasion. There was to be a presentation of past times and church history at both services and there was also to be special choir performances.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
October 28, 1937
“We have certainly been having nice warm weather the past week, and no fire has been necessary, even at night and in the morning. It has been a great saving on the coal bill, as the usual weather for this time of year demands fire morning, noon and night. The hoppers have taken a new lease on life and the house flies also seem reluctant to pack up for the winter.”