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Third graders recognized for poetry

By Brooke Pankonin

One Year Ago
May 2, 2013
After 33 years as an employee of Midwest Electric, Dave Engel (who most people know by his nickname of “Turkey”) began getting paid to enjoy his time at Pheasant Run Golf Course. Engel had always been interested in the course maintenance job, volunteering a lot of his time in the past, so when the opening came up for the superintendent job, he applied. Engel officially began his duties on March 1, 2013.
Ten Years Ago
April 29, 2004
Rick Dreiling joined the Perkins County police force as the newest deputy sheriff replacing Mark Hunter, who served as deputy for five years. Dreiling brought five years of law enforcement experience as a certified officer with the Imperial Police Department, as a volunteer firefighter, and as a police officer in Oakley, Kan. He joined Sheriff Mark Bottom, Chief Deputy Jim Brueggeman, and Deputy Doug Tillman.
Twenty-five Years Ago
May 3, 1989
Third grade students at Wheatland Elementary School in Elsie ranked among the best in the nation, according to a New York-based magazine. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR KIDS, recognized the class for being winners in a poetry contest. Pennie Reese, class teacher, said the idea to enter the poetry contest came from librarian Jane Burton. As a result of their efforts, the students received a Wilson Stuffs soccer ball as well as SI FOR KIDS reading team bookmarks.
Fifty Years Ago
April 30, 1964
The Perkins County high school band was selected as the champion Class B band entered in the District V music competition at McCook. This honor, along with an extremely fine showing of the music department as a whole, was another milestone in the career of Marion Thayer, music instructor of PCHS. Twenty-four events were entered and 20 of those rated as superior. No rating was less than excellent.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
May 4, 1939
The home economics classes entertained their mothers and friends at a tea in the home economics parlors. Open faced sandwiches, tea cookies and mints were served with tea from a table decorated in pink and white. The girls presented a style show in which they wore the dresses they had made in their clothing classes. Among the dresses shown were frocks made from rayons, sheer cottons and cotton prints, both plain and figured.