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All utility poles in Grant  to be inspected

All utility poles in Grant to be inspected

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor While doing yard work recently, Norma Jean Kuskie of Grant was trimming around a utility pole on a property when she noticed it had severe rot in the wood. In the same part of town, Midwest Electric employees found another pole in similar condition. Accordi...

Annexation a step closer

Planning and Zoning recommends city adopt resolution By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Although it is a small procedural step, it is still a step in the direction forward on Grant addressing housing issues. On Oct. 16 the Grant Planning and Zoning committee met to talk with the public about a p...

Candidates discuss issues

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The general election in Perkins County is set for Nov. 4. The following candidates filled out questionnaires regarding the upcoming election and are presented in alphabetical order. Perkins County School Board Ryan Hendricks 1. Why did you become interested ...

Post office cleans out  asbestos floor tile

Post office cleans out asbestos floor tile

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The tile floor in the post office building in Grant had to be completely torn out and replaced to address asbestos issues in the building. According to Grant Postmaster Laurie Fagullar the flooring became so worn that it began to flake and with asbestos in the ...

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In Brief


NO SCHOOL:
There will be no school Monday, Oct. 20 and no school Friday, Oct. 24. Perkins County Schools will host parent/teacher conferences on Monday, Oct. 20, noon-8 p.m. for preschool-12th grade.

PARENT SURVEY:
Parents, staff, students and community members are encouraged to access the school website, www.pcs.esu16.org, and take a school improvement survey.

FLU VACCINE:
Grant Medical Clinic will give flu vaccines Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m. at 912 Central Ave. No appointment necessary. Payment due at time. Bring insurance/ID cards. The walk-in clinic is now open every Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.

MEDICARE MEETING:
Enrollment and drug plan information will be available at a meeting on Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m., Perkins County Senior Center in Grant.

HELP NEEDED:
The Perkins County Weekend Food Program is in need of help for the Oct. 21 volleyball game at home against Kimball. Anyone wanting to help should arrive at the concession stand at the high school by 5 p.m.

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Hatch’s Super Foods is chamber spotlight

Hatch’s Super Foods is chamber spotlight

  Hatch’s Super Foods in Grant was recognized as the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce spotlight business for the month at the monthly chamber meeting on Oct. 16. Those on hand were (Front row,...

Skating memories

Skating memories

  Three residents from Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant were given a tour of Route 61 Roller Dome before enjoying some skate time on Oct. 14.  On hand were, from left to right, Current owner...

Westview residents enjoy wood carvings

  On Thursday, Oct. 16, everyone living at Westview Retirement Community enjoyed seeing the collection of wood carvings by Grant resident Archie Silvrants who told about some of the pieces. Westview...

Local FCCLA collecting food for pantry Oct. 27

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is focusing on local hunger issues and asking for support with the annual FCCLA Food Pantry Drive on Monday, Oct. 27. Perkins County High FCCLA...

County official attends conference

Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, attended a legislative conference conducted in Kearney on Oct. 16 by the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The conference provided county officials specialized...

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Pitching with Pritch

Manning holds record By Larry Pritchett It is Monday about noon and earlier this morning I found out that the article I had written for this week went AWOL sometime during the last six days. It was...

PCS girls win first district title

PCS girls win first district title

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Pheasant Run Golf Course has been good to the Perkins County cross country squad. The ‘home course’ has provided some excellent times for the Plainsmen and...

Plainsmen gut out victory

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County head football coach Carlie Wells has preached all season that his team never gives up and plays with heart and that was definitely on display Oct....

Lady Cats have winning week

  By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer Wallace Triangular Potter Dix The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular on Monday, Oct. 13. The Cats’ first opponent was the Coyotes of...

Cats have strong showing, but drop game to Eustis-Farnam

  By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace traveled to Eustis to take on the Eustis-Farnam Knights and once again, they faced some tough competition.   The Wildcats had a strong showing...

Lady Plainsmen look to ignite offense

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Nebraska third on list of top 100 ag co-ops

Nebraska is home to nine of the U.S. top 100 agricultural cooperatives, third in the nation behind Iowa and Minnesota, according to recently released USDA data.   The number of top 100 co-ops in Iowa,...

Wet winter predicted, drought all but over

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor For once, Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher was happy to discuss weather patterns in Nebraska. For the past few years Dutcher has been faced with talking to the...

Ag leaders encourage Nebraskans to pump E85

Governor Dave Heineman and state ag leaders are encouraging Nebraskans to utilize E85 fuel the next time they are at the gas pump with a flex fuel vehicle. To help located E85 filling stations, new phone...

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Midwest Musings

More treats, less tricks By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Halloween brings out  the mischief maker in many people. Just watch ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ and you can see people playing tricks...

From the Pulpit

Good leaders trust By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church Skills, experience, wisdom. Sounds like a very good recipe for a very good leader. Joshua had all of those things, and he did prove...

What's Up?

Autumn sky reveals characters By Vernon Whetstone As the autumnal season has now fully taken hold of our surroundings on Earth, let’s consider what our autumnal sky looks like. As ancient people...