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GHS welcoming a new principal

By S. Goff

One Year Ago
May 3, 2012
Wallace seniors would sit together as a class one last time on Saturday before leaving the halls of high school to seek their futures. Fifteen 2012  Wallace graduates were ready to take part in the ceremony on May 5.
Planting had begun for the season. The previous week’s rain and this week’s sun provided perfect conditions for farmers eager to get their 2012 corn crop in the field.   

Ten Years Ago
May 1, 2003
The recent hiring of a new principal at GHS is sure to lighten the load of administrators at the school over the summer. Phillip Picquet had been offered a 10-month provisional contract for the high school for the 2003-04 school year.
Twenty-five Years Ago
May 4, 1988
“Pilots who fly their planes to Grant for overnight visits will now be accommodated at Grant Municipal Airport. At Tuesday night’s meeting, approval was given to plan to designate Hangar No. 3 as an overnight hangar for persons to store their planes in Perkins County. A ten dollar per night fee will be charged for use of the hangar”
Fifty Years Ago
May 2, 1963
Three men had been apprehended  and were awaiting trial in North Platte for an attempt to burglarize the Farmers State Bank in Wallace, and the Commercial State Bank in Elsie on Saturday night. Wallace Marshal Padgett spotted them trying the door and then going to the roof of the bank. The men fled when they noticed the marshal, but were quickly captured.
At the 77th annual convention of the Nebraska Funeral directors and Embalmers Association which was held in Omaha April 23-25, Bill Long was elected to office of first vice-president.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
May 5, 1938
“The Grant Woman’s Club held their annual Mother Daughter banquet on Tuesday evening in the parlors of the Congregational Church. A Dutch motif was carried out in the decorations. Wooden shoes, tulips, windmills and  dutch boy and girl center pieces adorned the tables.”