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Community comes together

Community comes together

  The second annual Celebrate Perkins County banquet was held on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. The banquet showcased and celebrated several different charitable organizations and featured top-notch entertainment. The Youth Development Club served the meal for the banq...

City targets street repairs in budget

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The 2014 City of Grant budget looks similar to last year, but that is a good thing. According to Dana Harris, Grant City Administrator, the mil levy is down for the city, thus meaning taxes will not be raised this year. The proposed property tax request for the ...

Weekend food program has greater need than before

Weekend food program has greater need than before

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It is a typical Friday at Perkins County Elementary. The bell rings and students fly out the door for the weekend. However, one student does not walk as quickly or as jubilantly as the others. He will go home to an empty house and wait for his parent to...

Health entities offer tips to help avoid spread of EV-D68 virus

Health entities offer tips to help avoid spread of EV-D68 virus

  Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is offering a public health update on enteroviruses. Enterovirus infections are common in the summer and fall. Several neighboring states to Nebraska are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by enterovi...

Locals participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Locals participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  Several groups and individuals took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as a means of supporting and donating to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerig’s Disease) fund. Above: PCHS Superintendent Phillip Picquet gets doused by the football team.           ...

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In Brief

LOST AND FOUND: Items left at the Grant Municipal Pool will be at city hall, 400 W. First St., for the next two weeks. Items can be claimed during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

CANDIDATES: A list of general election candidates appears in this week’s issue on Page 10.


FOOD PANTRY:
The shelves of Perkins County’s Food Pantry are nearly empty. Needed: Spaghetti sauce, Hamburger Helper, tuna, sardines, Spam, baking staples (flour, sugar, oil, shortening, cake mix), toilet paper, paper towels. There is a refrigerator and a freezer. Not needed: Canned beans, corn. Call Diana 352-4683.

HEALTH FAIR:
The fair is Friday, Sept. 19, 5-10 a.m. at Perkins County Health Services. Free blood pressure, pulse, height/weight, body fat, skin checks, vendors. Blood tests require 12-hour fasting and will not be billed to insurance. Enter a drawing, enjoy free breakfast. Pre-register 308-352-7102.

BLOOD DRIVE:
The Elsie/Madrid blood drive is Friday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Elsie Methodist Church. Lunch served. Call Michele 308-228-2318 for appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

FALL FESTIVAL:
Wallace’s Fall Festival is this weekend. Saturday begins with 7 a.m. breakfast, fun run, parade, games, food, street dance in evening. Sunday: Coffee/muffins 9:30 a.m., church, lunch, evening concert. Both days are packed with events for all ages.

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Route 61 Roller Dome starting new memories

Route 61 Roller Dome starting new memories

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A longtime Grant landmark has new owners, a new look and a new name. Jason and Ashleigh Noyes recently purchased Six Aces Roller Rink and rechristened it ‘Route...

Picture perfect

Picture  perfect

  Penny Zadina, left, talks with Denise Carter during the open house for Zadina’s photography work at Meadowlark Gallery in downtown Grant on Sunday, Sept. 14. Above: Zadina’s work portrays the...

Blood drive collects 64 units

  The Grant Red Cross Bloodmobile Drive was held at New Life Fellowship Church on Tuesday, Sept. 2. There were 64 units collected. Rose Barry reached a milestone with 100 units donated. First time...

Music Magic

      Above: Assisted Living Week was marked every day last week at Park Ridge in Grant with a variety of activities. The theme was ‘The Magic of Music.’ Above: Larry and Rose Williams...

Immediate openings for senior workers

Experience Works, a national nonprofit organization operating the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in 82 of Nebraska’s 93 counties, will be accepting applications on Sept. 23 from...

Block party held in Venango

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Runners gain headway at Imperial

Runners gain headway at Imperial

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Times improved for the Perkins County cross country teams as the boys and girls teams braved the cooler weather to run at the Chase County Invite in...

Lady Cats win three in week two

Lady Cats win three in week two

  By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular on Sept. 9. The Cats’ first opponent was the Falcons of Hitchcock County. The Cats stepped up...

Defense tightens up for Plainsmen

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Hitting the road for the first time this season, the Perkins County Plainsmen football squad headed to Hitchcock County to battle the Falcons on the grid-iron. Hitchcock...

PCS golfers improve

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A bit more of a relaxed atmosphere has helped the Perkins County girls golf squad. PCS head girls golf coach Michelle Buchanan said three of the five players improved...

Wildcats stumble against tough Brady squad

  By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace faced a tough test last week when they traveled to Brady to take on the Eagles.  The Wildcats went into the game well prepared but they were...

Lady Plainsmen volleyball squad hangs tough at Cozad

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‘This Old House’ brings down the house

‘This Old House’ brings down the house

  The opening night performance of the Perkins County High School fall musical was Sunday, Sept. 14 with this year’s play being ‘This Old House.’ The play follows the wacky antics of  Monda...

Senior of the Month

Senior of the Month

A busy student and dedicated volunteer, Hannah Beck has been chosen September’s Senior of the Month. She is the daughter of Doug and Janet Beck of Grant. While a student at Perkins County High School,...

Students gain training at leadership workshop

  Renae Goodwin, Korey Lake, JoAnn Schrotberger, Lillian Kempf and Ashley Kempf, all Perkins County High FCCLA officers recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America...

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ReTree Nebraska week is Sept. 21-27

Avoid planting ash trees due to emerald ash borer threat By Shari Friedel, Tribune Staff Several entities in Nebraska including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Nebraska Forest...

Perkins County entries awarded at state fair

Tractor Pull 4th Place Medal: Anthony Perrin, 4-year-old Division. 4-h animal ribbons Purple: Rebecca Cornelius, Senior Beef Showmanship; Courtney Ostermiller, Senior Beef Showmanship; Hannah Robertson,...

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Midwest Musings

We have a gem here   By Tim Linscott Managing Editor   We have a gem here in this community that many communities have but may overlook or simply not appreciate. The Hastings Memorial Library...

50 Shades of Me

Metabolism and mind changes   Brooke Pankonin Tribune-Sentinel   My whole life I’ve been blessed with an extremely high metabolism. I’ve never had to diet, or even exercise for that matter,...

From the Pulpit

Good from evil By Pastor Ron Krause Zion Lutheran Church In Genesis chapter 50 we find Joseph’s brothers coming to him after their father had died, pleading with him to not hold their previous...