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John Long succeeds father as funeral director

One Year Ago
Nov. 8, 2012
The identity of Grant’s favorite spook was finally revealed. The costumed ghoul has haunted the streets of Grant annually for 13 years each Halloween. The scary apparition would slowly trek from business to business, enter each building, pause for a few moments, and wordlessly exit. The perpetrator of one of Grant’s most successful Halloween pranks was Lisa Engel.

Ten Years Ago
Oct. 23, 2003
Action was taken by the Grant City Council to enter an interlocal agreement with the Grant Public Schools on a soccer project. The high school and grade school agreed to provide the fields for children to play soccer through the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Twenty-five Years Ago
Nov. 9, 1988
John Long’s grandfather, Ward Bullock, established a mortuary service in Madrid in 1920. John’s parents, Bill and Joyce Long, purchased the business in 1952, at which time the name was changed from Bullock’s to Bullock-Long Funeral Home. In 1962, a new funeral home was built in Grant. In 1988 John Long and family moved into the home and he became the third generation funeral director in the family.

Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 7, 1963
One more plaque was added to the Grant Chapter’s FFA collection when they won the top honor in exhibiting the most and best samples of any chapter in Nebraska at the Nebraska Wheat Show at Ogallala. They collected 44 points to runner-up Kimball FFA with 38 points. Grant had 27 samples. Two Grant FFA teams placed third and sixth in the crop judging and identification contest.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Nov. 10, 1938
The first snow of the season fell over the weekend. It started as a light rain and soon turned to snow. It melted as fast as it fell and little moisture was realized. Following the snow, the temperature fell to 20 to 24 degrees for the first time that winter. A real hot fire was required in heating plants.