Blast From The Past - May 13, 2022


10 Years Ago
(Week of May 10, 2012)

A retirement reception will be held on May 16th for those retiring from USD 214 this year. The reception will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Joyce School to honor Pat Baker, Bonnie Dieter and Cindy Wittman.   

20 Years Ago
(Week of May 9, 2002)

The newest members of the Grant County Library Board of Trustees are Galen Pelton and Eddi Porter who take the positions of John Alig and Irene Velasquez. Other members of the board are Kelly Gindlesberger, Dee Longoria and Archie DeBruce.

30 Years Ago
(Week of May 13, 1992)

Stephanie Acosta is the 1992 Miss Cinco de Mayo in Ulysses. She was crowned on Saturday, May 9th during festivities held at the Grant County Civic Center.

40 Years Ago
(Week of May 10, 1982)

Ulysses’ own “music man” Bill Gregory will be leaving USD 214 where he has taught vocal music for 21 years. Mr. Gregory, his wife Doretta and son Willie will return to Beaver, Oklahoma where they will own and operate a clothing store.

50 Years Ago
(Week of May 11, 1972)

Jonell Byers, a freshman at Kansas State University, has been selected for the CWEN honor society. She was one of 42 chosen on their scholastic achievement, extra curriculum participation and faculty recommendation. Jonell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Byers of Ulysses.

60 Years Ago
(Week of May 10, 1962)

John Boylan was elected president of the Grant County School Board at the annual meeting of members last Week. Other officers elected are Earl Boldt, vice president; and Peg Eddie, secretary.

70 Years Ago
(Week of May 15, 1952)

The lives of three Ulysses men were taken by a flaming electric bolt as they worked beneath a 7620-volt line on Saturday morning about seven miles west of town. Wilks G. Harper and Kenneth G. Coonfield were electrocuted and died instantly. D. S. Forshee was critically burned and died in the Ulysses hospital early Sunday morning. The bolt was caused by either an arc or by direct contact.

80 Years Ago
(Week of May 14, 1942)

Effective at noon Friday, Ulysses and Grant County adopted Mountain War Time. This setback of one hour returns the clock to what was previously known as Central Standard Time before the national change of time. Some firms did not change time and remained on Central War Time, including the post office and Santa Fe railway.

90 Years Ago
(Week of May 12, 1932)

The Basement Barber and Beauty Shop advertised permanent waves for the girl graduate for $4.00. They also featured wet finger waves for 35 cents and dry finger waves for 50 cents.

100 years ago

(Week of May 13, 1922)

The population of Grant County has been increasing since the 1920 census was taken. The last general census gave us somewhere around 1150 persons. The latest assessor’s returns report a population of 1364.


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