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PCS receives $10,000 grant

PCS receives $10,000 grant

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Schools has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to create a robotics program that allows students to design, program, and operate robots ...

Legislative candidates quizzed on their views

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Nearly 50 people attended a legislative forum in Imperial last week to hear 44th District candidates Dan Hughes of Venango and Steve Stroup of Benkelman address issues. Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman served as the moderator and presented the candidates wit...

Foundation recruiting families

Campaign to help with delivery rooms By Jody Snogren PCHS Foundation Director Perkins County Health Services Foundation is ready to unveil plans for the next capital campaign and gala.   It was decided by the foundation in the spring of 2014 to host the campaign and gala every other year.   T...

Halloween event for kids Friday, Oct. 31

Trick•or•Treat Street Kids—also visit the Perkins County Senior Center, Perkins County Museum, FSA/USDA Service Center, and Westview Retirement Community for treats! Perkins County Chamber will sponsor Trick-or-Treat Street Friday, Oct. 31 from 4-5 p.m. in downtown Grant and other locat...

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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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Second annual Fields of Faith held at Perkins County High School

Second annual  Fields of Faith held at  Perkins County High School

  The Perkins County chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes held Fields of Faith on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Grant. The evening was filled with music, testimonials, Scripture reading and special...

Senior Center Menus

Perkins County Senior Center, Grant      Oct. 16-22 Thur:     (Chamber) Ham, au gratin potatoes, peas Fri:     (Anniversary) Taco salad, Spanish rice Mon:     Ham balls, cauliflower, French...

Grant artist featured at Holyoke art center

Prairie Winds Art Center of Holyoke, Colo., is featuring artwork of Lance Wurst during October. Wurst has been an art educator his entire career and has taught in Perkins County since 1991. He earned...

Cambodian pastor to speak on Killing Fields

Nareth May, a Cambodian pastor and missionary, will give an informational talk on the history of the Cambodia Killing Fields on Oct. 22, 7 p.m. in the Wallace School gym. Nareth, who survived the Killing...

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Wallace celebrates Homecoming 2014

Wallace celebrates  Homecoming 2014

  Before the start of the Wallace versus Mullen homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 10, the Wallace elementary and junior high students sang the National Anthem. Many of the students showed support for...

Senior of the Month

Senior of the Month

Mariah Curtis of rural Madrid, the daughter of Adam and Kathy Curtis, has been chosen as October’s Senior of the Month. The busy senior has been involved in a host of scholastic, extracurricular and...

College Notes

  Koop graduates from SECC Eric Koop, son of Corwin and Rihelle Koop and grandson of Jim and Lila Koop, all from Wallace, graduated from the John Deere Tech Program at Southeast Communtiy College...

Child Find screenings available

Local school districts in cooperation with ESU 16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find Screenings. This fall screening will be made available in...

Agriculture scholarship application available

Each year the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association awards agriculture scholarships to outstanding youth who are majoring in agriculture, ag business, horticulture or agronomy who will make a difference...

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Don’t let nitrates cost cattle lives

Will you feed cane, millet, or oat hay, or maybe corn stalk bales, to your cows this winter? If so, don’t let high nitrate levels kill your cows or cause abortions. Nitrates occur naturally in all forages....

USDA expands access to credit to help more beginning and family farmers

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning...

Opportunities abound with $5 youth hunting permits

Children not exposed to hunting at a young age most likely won’t pursue that activity as an adult. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants to make hunting affordable to any interested youth through...

Harvest season brings safety reminders

With harvest season underway the Nebraska State Patrol encourages all motorists to exercise caution with the increase in agricultural equipment on state roadways. Motorists are reminded combines, grain...

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Another Perspective

Thanks Harriette By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher My husband and I have rather reversed roles compared to most couples when it comes to shopping. I’d say he’s addicted. I once challenged him to go...

From the Pulpit

Seek wisdom in our leaders in this election season By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church We are now less than a month from Election Day. This year is a ‘midterm’ election. We are not...