In the 1971 June/July issue, Carol Laun interviewed Tudor Holcomb in one of her early contributions to the Drummer:
The People, Yes: TUDOR F. HOLCOMB: “Tudor Holcomb is a farmer. He was born in the family home on Simsbury Road in 1886 and lives there still with his sister Laura.”
Holcomb’s gifts to Granby remain part of its life blood—the Farm, the West Granby United Methodist Church, the WG fire house, and land and money for Granby Town Hall and town library.
1991 marked the 20th running of the Granby Road Race. It was the first 10K with 130 runners at the starting line. Jim Sumler of West Hartford came in first overall and Renee Idone of East Hartland was the first woman to break the tape.
In 2001 a Drummer article tallied unfunded costs to complete the two-year-long GMHS construction project. They included Title IX code compliance, auditorium seats and sound system, crucial technology, and landscaping. A total of $240,000 after state reimbursement if state deadlines were met immediately or $400,000 if deadlines were missed. A separate article announced that bids had opened for the addition of three classrooms and rooms for staff and pre-school services at the Frank M. Kearns School.
—By Chris Levandowski