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Fair fun 2014

Fair fun 2014

  Above: Jordin Lenhart and her goat Freddie appear to be two shy kids at the Perkins County Fair as they are interviewed by large livestock judge Nick Ketzner of Bird City, Kan. Right: Connor Einspahr is all smiles during the annual Mutton Bustin’ competition on Friday, July 25 during the...

Historic Hollywood car in Grant Friday

Historic Hollywood car in Grant Friday

  By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor A piece of Hollywood history will be on display this Friday night, Aug. 1, in Grant as part of the third annual Cruise Night. One of the last remaining original ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ cars, a 1980 Trans-Am, currently owned by Grant native Scott...

Fair exhibits up  in 2014

Fair exhibits up in 2014

  By Tim Lincott, Managing Editor The 2014 Perkins County Fair is in the books for another year and this year kept the momentum growing from previous years. Debbie Kuenning, University of Nebraska Extension Educator, explained that there was an increase in overall entries to the fair th...

Budget for new year lining up

City looking at several projects By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor by tim linscott managing editor With the budget year a few months off, it never hurts to begin discussing the future, according to Grant city officials. Grant City Council meeting city administrator Dana Harris recently presented ...

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In Brief

FALL SOCCER The deadline is Friday, Aug. 8 to register youth. Forms are available at Pinnacle Bank and Grant City Hall or call Cathy 308-352-6264 or Andrea 308-352-8284.

LUNCH AND LEARN Perkins County Health Services Foundation is hosting a seminar and free lunch Tuesday, Aug. 5 in the conference room from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Topics on estate planning, trusts, wills, etc. Call to reserve a spot 352-7285.

SIREN TESTING The next siren test for the Perkins County Emergency Management Warning System is Monday, Aug. 4.

FREE PHYSICALS Grant Medical Clinic will give free physicals for PCS students grades 7-11 on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the clinic. Students in middle school 5:30 p.m.; high school 6:30 p.m.  

MADRID DAY Mark the calendar for Madrid Day on Saturday, Aug. 23. Register parade entries by calling Carissa Cornelius 326-4223. A dedication to the park renovation is set at 10:15 a.m., with the parade beginning at 10:30 a.m.

ART GALLERY
Featured during the month of August at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant will be watercolors by Lance Wurst. The gallery is open Friday and Saturday 6-8 p.m.

SCHOOL STARTS Perkins County Schools, elementary, middle and high school, is scheduled to tentatively start Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 8:05 a.m. with a 1:30 p.m. dismissal.  Regular class times will start Aug. 14.

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Blood drive surpasses goal

Blood drive surpasses goal

  The American Red Cross held the Elsie/Madrid blood drive on Friday, July 11, at the United Methodist Church in Elsie. The Elsie Legion Auxiliary served sandwiches, chips, and cookies to those donating....

Great response at Grant blood drive

Great response at Grant blood drive

  The Grant Red Cross Bloodmobile drive was held July 8 at the New Life Fellowship Church. Response to the drive was exceptional with 72 units being collected. First-time donor was Vance Kirkpatrick....

Styskal honored for pageant work

Brenda Styskal was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year for the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Pageant. Styskal said she was very honored to be nominated for the award by Sally Haythorn who serves...

Perkins County Pipeline

Scarlet Chapeau and Westview news Ten Red Hat ladies enjoyed a wonderful meal in North Platte on July 17. After lunch, coffee and a lively chat they traveled to the antique village, hidden in the canyons...

Food and fun at Adams BBQ

  Adams Bank and Trust sponsored a barbecue on Wednesday, July 23, with over 245 people served. Helping grill up hot dogs and hamburgers were, from left to right, Lisa Schmitt, Dave Vapenik and Michaela...

Perkins County Fair 2014 4-H results

4-H members practice livestock judging skills

4-H’ers of the Day chosen

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School supply list for 2014-15 term at PCS

Perkins County Schools begins the 2014-15 term on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Below is the list of supplies for each grade so parents and students can shop early and get prepared: Kindergarten One box eight crayons,...

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Minor combine fire Monday

Minor combine fire Monday

  Grant Fire Department crew members were called to a minor combine fire one mile west of Raods 324 and 756 on Monday, July 28 at around 5:30 p.m. Cody Schrotberger was driving a combine that had...

Get your motor running

Get your motor running

  One of the participants in the antique tractor pull moves massive weight across the horse arena at the Perkins County Fair on Saturday, July 26. Look in next week’s issue for results. (Photo...

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Midwest Musings

It’s a guy thing By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor My wife asked the other day what it was about cars that made guys so ‘revved up’ (no pun intended, I am sure). ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’...

What's Up

Cygnus the swan By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Did you know there is a hole in Cygnus, the Swan? Well, perhaps not a “hole,” it is more like a cloud, but not like any cloud you have ever...