75 years ago
Old Man Winter takes over in the mountains
Old Man Winter took a savage swing at Grant County Friday night sending the thermometer well below freezing, and covering the mountains with a blankets of snow, reportedly from 4 to 6 inches, and a rain precipitation in the valleys, according to the local weather bureau, of 1.20 inches.
The storm, with rain and snow, has continued to this date, with a total precipitation of 1.67 inches, and promise of more. The highest temperature thus far this month was 60 above on the 2nd; lowest 29.
Weather conditions have driven many hunters, who were not too well equipped for cold weather, from the hills; others are braving it out, and due to the weather are very apt to get their buck.
The rain has freshened up the grass on the range, so fall feeding for stockmen is fine. In fact, the range has been in good condition straight through the summer, whereas as a rule the range is dry in August, on the lower hills.
50 years ago
Panther Senior back in lineup
Kelly Voigt, the Prairie City Panthers’ 5’10” 160-lb. senior fullback and middle linebacker, will be back in the line for the Panthers against Union Friday. Voigt had 43 tackles to his credit in three contests this season before injuries sidelined him early in the Enterprise game.