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Transition process for dispatch begins

Transition process for dispatch begins

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County has signed a four-year deal with Keith County to provide dispatch services out of Ogallala. After local fire departments expressed a concern of potential delays in calls, Brueggeman said those worries were quickly quelled after he went to stud...

House demolished, parking lot in the works for school

House demolished, parking lot in the works for school

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor One of the many issues facing Perkins County Schools with the expansion of the high school to include the junior high is parking. That issue was recently eased as the PCS board came to terms with Cheri Brown on selling the house located at 645 Sherman Ave. w...

Pinnacle Bank holds open house, makes donations

Pinnacle Bank holds open house, makes donations

Approximately 400 people attended the Pinnacle Bank open house in Grant on Monday, June 22. The event featured an array of food, prizes and a chance to see the remodeled bank facility.  Above, left, guests go through the food line. Many special guests were also at the opening, including Pinnac...

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In Brief

4-h preregistration: All youth in Perkins County participating in 4-H this year are required to pre-enter all exhibits they wish to show at the fair. Pre-entries are due to the extension office by 12 noon, Thursday, July 2. Call 352-7580 for more information.

Grant hosts swim:
The City of Grant will host the Plains Tsunami Swim League swim meet in Grant this Saturday, June 27 at 8 a.m. Six teams will compete, including Grant. Come out and support the local swimmers.

Fourth schedule:
The Perkins County Chamber has a large schedule of events planned for this upcoming Fourth of July, which is next Saturday. See a full schedule on Page 3 of this week’s edition.

4-h camps set: The Perkins County Extension will offer mini-camps this summer at the fairgrounds in Grant. These include a camp on July 7, 9 a.m.-noon, for Clover Kids, ages 5-7, entitled “A Space for Me.” Registration is June 30. The second camp, “Simply Snacking,” is for kids ages 8-12 on July 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Registration is July 2. There is a fee for both camps. Kids do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate. To register, call 352-7580.

Nominations: The public is asked to submit nominations for this year’s Grand Marshal and “Good Neighbor” awards for the fair. Forms for both can be found in this edition. Deadline is July 15.

Funds collected: Donations are now being accepted at all banks in Perkins County, as well as the Barber Pole in Grant, for the fireworks display on July 4.

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After 5 a success

After 5 a success

Perkins County Commissioner Bernard Deaver fills a plate during the After 5 event at Valley Bank in downtown Grant on June 17. Around 150 people attended the event.

Elsie seniors gather

Elsie seniors gather

The Elsie Seniors gathered for their monthly luncheon June 16 at the Elsie Legion Hall. They enjoyed a catered a meal of lasagna, bread sticks, green beans and tossed salad. Commercial State Bank sponsored...

Bloodmobiles coming to area

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer. Many summer activities, such...

Long attends clerk workshop

Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, completed a three-day workshop conducted June 10-12 in North Platte for Nebraska county clerks, election commissioners and registers of deeds. The annual workshop, attended...

PCHS News

Physical Therapy: a big part of PCHS Department to see addition of Aquatic therapy For Perkins County Health Service’s Director of Rehabilitation Services and Physical Therapist  Ben Holmstedt...

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Daniels shines at all-star game

Daniels shines at all-star game

Christina Daniels (No. 21) of Wallace knocks the ball over the net during the 24th annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic in McCook on June 20. Daniels played for the West squad. Daniels finished...

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Alumni gather in Grant for annual reunion June 20

Alumni gather in Grant for annual reunion June 20

Members of the class of 1945 in attendance of the school reunion held in Grant on June 20 were Barbara Harvey, left and Loretta Armbruster, right. Ted Slagle, left, Annette (Rezac) Ruddy, center,...

Perkins County students attend state science meet

Perkins County students attend state science meet

Fifty-six eighth-grade students from 21 schools across Nebraska attended UNMC’s 23rd annual State Science Meet June 4-6. Among them were Perkins County students Tanner Burge, Emma Schrotberger and...

Boys and Girls State a great experience for Perkins County participants

Area students recently returned from Boys and Girls State in Lincoln with positive reports of their experiences. Those attending were (Front row, l-r): Madison Patrick, representing Madrid Unit 271;...

College Notes

UNK confers degrees Graduate and undergraduate degrees for 685 were conferred at the University of Nebraska at Kearney commencement exercises on Friday, May 8. Area graduates include: From Grant—Leslie...

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No-till conference well attended

No-till conference well attended

More than 50 farmers and agricultural professionals gathered for a field day at the Steve and Rachel Tucker farm near Venango, Wednesday, June 17. No-Till on the Plains offered the educational event...

Nitrogen leaching a concern after rainfall

by Strahinja stepanovich UNL extension educator Weather conditions About 1 to 1.5 of precipitation has been received in past week. Nitrogen leaching is a concern. About 50-70 lbs/ac of nitrogen has...

Nebraska cattle on feed up one percent

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.40 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 1 percent...

Online farmers’ market database available

Nebraskans interested in purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables have a new tool for sourcing their produce from farmers in their local area. Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach...

Farm photo contest open to children five to 13

A photography contest open to children ages 13 and younger who live in Nebraska offers children an opportunity to submit a farm-themed photo for a chance to win one of six $1,000 scholarships. The NEST...

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Midwest Musings

“Thanks, dad, now I need...” By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Being a father has been a joy in my life. I remember being a youngster, about six or seven, and thinking someday I am going to wake...

From the Pulpit

Worthy of your panting By Pastor Russ Gaar Grant E-Free Church Do you experience deep longing?  I’m not talking about merely “wanting,” but really “longing.”  Like the kind of longing you...

Cogitation

Memories of June and children After a brief respite, hello again. June–traditionally a month of love and marriage and baby carriages! My husband, Jerry, had been an only child. It was not by his mother’s...

Artbeat

Slaymaker is featured artist at Meadowlark Gallery This month’s featured artist at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant, Ki Doolittle Slaymaker, was born and raised on a working cattle ranch in Holt County,...