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Action, not words, wanted  at county housing meeting

Action, not words, wanted at county housing meeting

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor There was a lot of talking April 16 in Grant about housing needs and the general consensus of those in attendance was that the talking needed to cease, action was the next step. Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) held a housing and community deve...

City electric hook-up policy likely staying the same

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Midwest Electric officials recently asked Grant city leaders to re-examine their policy on new electrical hook-ups, as the company felt it may be inhibiting economic development and future growth of the municipality. The city agreed to re-examine the policy to doubl...

Easter Egg dash!

Easter Egg dash!

  Around 200 children made a mad dash for Easter Eggs in the city park in Grant on Saturday, April 19. Children in multiple age categories grabbed coloring books, toys and candy during the annual hunt, put on by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Parents snapped photos of the egg gathering frenzy, whi...

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Graduation tabloid inside
The 2014 graduates from Perkins County and Wallace are featured in this week’s issue. Look inside for photos and profiles of the area’s seniors.

 

PCHS to host district music
There will be no school for Perkins County 9-12 students on Friday, April 25. District music will be held at the high school.

 

‘Coffee with a Forester’ set
The Grant Tree Board invites the public to a ‘Coffee with a Forester’ workshop Saturday, April 26, at Hastings Memorial Library at 10 a.m. in celebration of Arbor Day.

 

Wine tasting event is Saturday
The annual wine tasting fundraiser for the Perkins County Animal Shelter is Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Food, wines, silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $20 and are available at the door. For more information call Jorje Geisert 308-289-1193.

 

MFD to host pancake feed
The Madrid Fire Department will host a free-will pancake feed on Saturday, April 26, 5-7 p.m. Door prizes and pedal fire truck giveaway are part of the enjoyable evening.

 

Plays/Fine Arts Sunday-Monday
The annual Spring Play/Fine Arts Festival at Perkins County High School is set for Sunday-Monday, April 27-28 at 7 p.m. both evenings.

 

High school concert set
The Perkins County High School music concert is Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

 

4-H’ers must enroll soon
The enrollment/re-enrollment and project enrollment deadline for 4-H is Thursday, May 1 at noon. All enrollments must be turned in to the extension office by the deadline to be eligible for the 2014 Perkins County Fair.

 

Enchilada feed set at UMC
A sour cream enchilada meal with all the trimmings plus dessert is set at the Grant United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m. Free will offering.      

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City of Grant gives information on cross connection and blackflow prevention

What is a cross-connection? A cross-connection is any temporary or permanent connection between a public water system or consumer’s potable (i.e., drinking) water system and source or system containing...

Two-in-one birthdays honored

The Madrid American Legion and Auxiliary Post 271 took the opportunity to celebrate the annual birthday of the American Legion on March 12. This year they expanded their celebration to include a special...

Wallace American Legion gathers

The Wallace American Legion Post 213 met on April 14. The group reviewed hours worked to support the veterans, their financial report, and the previous meeting minutes were approved. The Girls and Boys...

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Pitching with Pritch

Wilt changed the game By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS activities director I don’t follow professional basketball much because although the players have lots of talent, I don’t think the game is as...

PCHS faces cold, wind at Sutherland

PCHS faces cold, wind at Sutherland

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Some Perkins County track athletes were bundled up in blankets and jackets until they had to compete at the Sutherland Invite on April 17. The invite started with...

Wildcats have great showing at Sutherland

  By Elizabeth Strand Wallace track coach The Wallace Wildcats set 16 new personal best marks at the Sutherland Invitational on Thursday, April 17.   Wallace was one of the 11 teams at the meet,...

Plainsmen win Hershey golf invitational

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen picked up their first golf tournament win of the season with a decisive 30-plus stroke victory on April 17. PCHS won with a team score of...

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PCHS Quiz Bowl team headed to state competition

PCHS Quiz Bowl team headed to state competition

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Question: Who is the 2014 ESU 16 district Quiz Bowl champion? Answer: Perkins County High School. The Plainsmen captured the title April 15 at Sutherland. Thirteen...

PCHS students awarded for talent

PCHS students awarded for talent

  Several Perkins County High School students received awards from the Phillips County Art Show held on March 29 in Holyoke.     Senior Sarah Medich received Best of Student first place for her...

Lyon selected as Senior of the Month for April

Courtney Lyon, daughter of Roy and Teresa Lyon of Grant, has been chosen as April’s senior of the month. The busy senior has participated in many activities both in and out of school throughout her...

Nebraska young artist awards honor local high school youth

      Samantha Snogren of Perkins County High School was among area students who were recognized at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Nebraska...

College Notes

Burge on SCC list Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean’s List for the quarter recently completed on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses. Among those recognized was...

Wallace students place at Inter-High Day

Still time for students to help with election

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Midwest Musings

A happy dilemma By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant is lucky to have a housing problem. It is lucky to have no rentals, no houses for sale and a list a mile long of young people clamoring to get into...

Cogitation

Useful body parts from God By Jo McCormick Madrid Resident God told me we had a lot of stuff to learn. We would take them one by one, from the top of my head—my arms and hands next, then the middle...