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Ron Patrick and Katheryn Brown make holes-in-one

By Brooke Pankonin

One Year Ago
Aug. 16, 2012
Quick thinking by employees and a customer at Farmers State Bank in Wallace led to the capture of alleged robbers with no injuries involved. A lone male with a gun entered the bank through the front door and demanded money. He left after being told the money was all locked up. A customer left the bank and called 911. Two males were apprehended less than a mile north of Imperial and taken into custody.

Ten Years Ago
Aug. 14, 2003
Ron Patrick could hardly believe his eyes as he confirmed his first ever hole-in-one on Hole 4 during the annual Perkins County Health Services Foundation fundraiser held at the Grant Golf Course. He received a new set of golf irons for this special accomplishment from Hole-In-One International.
Twenty-five Years Ago
Aug. 17, 1988
More than 230 people from 11 states and Africa attended the day-long 100th birthday celebration of Venango’s community church. The theme for the celebration was “Faith is Timeless.” After morning worship a pot-luck dinner was held. Activities following included a sing-along, history highlights of the church, a puppet show, special music, and the burial of a time capsule. The time capsule was to be resurfaced in 50 years. A centennial book and other memorabilia were for sale throughout the day.
Fifty Years Ago
Aug. 15, 1963
“Not every golfer can put in their diary that they have made a hole-in-one.” But that’s what happened at the Grant Golf Course. Katheryn Brown made a hole-in-one on Hole 2. Don Potts was the witness.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Aug. 18, 1938
The Perkins County High School was scheduled to open its doors Sept. 5, although there was a possibility that school would be delayed until Sept. 12 due to the construction of the new building. The north part of the building would not be ready, but the home economics building, agriculture shop, and the south classrooms would be arranged to accommodate school. Rumors were afloat that school would be held in the courthouse or church basements, but there were high hopes to have all the school programs at the high school location as other years.