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Road work ahead

Road work ahead

  In the morning hours of March 23, crews started completing the road work on First and Hancock. The road will be completely torn up and re-poured to the railroad tracks. City officials indicated that the work will take up to eight weeks to complete. The section will finish a project that st...

Final touches being put on wheat center

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Commissioners are preparing for the move of the University of Nebraska Extension offices to the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center in June. Kelly Bruns, associate district director for the West Central Research and Extension Center (WCR...

County prepares for severe weather season

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Emergency Management Director Jim Brueggeman is preparing for severe summer weather. Severe Weather Week is March 23-27 and Brueggeman and his crew at the sheriff’s office have already long been in the process of preparing for fast moving severe ...

Basketball court at park getting upgrade

Basketball court at park getting upgrade

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant’s City Park will be getting a bit of a facelift soon courtesy of Eagle Scout James McArtor. McArtor appeared in front of the Grant City Council on Feb. 24 to request Keno funds to refurbish the basketball court in the park. “I have played on ...

Midwest meeting 2015

Midwest meeting 2015

The annual meeting of Midwest Electric was held March 19 at Perkins County High School in Grant. Above, Vance McCoy wa recognized as the new director for Midwest Electric. Below, Midwest Electric general manager, Larry Umberger, left, presents a plaque to Dick Hasenauer for his 12 years of serv...

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In Brief

PRESCHOOL MEETING: A parent information/registration meeting for preschool aged children for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on Monday, March 30, at the Perkins County Elementary School in Grant. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the music room. See an ad on page 12 for more information.

BALL REGISTRATION:
Registrations for baseball, softball and T-ball seasons are now  being accepted. Registration forms may be picked up at the Grant City Hall, 324 Central Ave., Grant and are due back by April 3. For more information, contact Grant Recreational Director Renee Seiler at 353-4777, or the city at 352-2100.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Grant community blood drive will be Thursday, April 2, at the New Life Fellowship Church in Grant from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please schedule your appointment by calling Mary Kent, 352-4125, Bonnie Taubenheim, 352-4367 or Sandy Glenn at 352-4808. You can also schedule online at www.redcrossblood.org. Use code 009356. Walk-ins are welcome. Child care is provided on-site.

PANCAKE FEED: The Madrid Fire Department’s annual free-will donation pancake feed will be Saturday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Madrid Fire Hall. Door prizes will be given and a drawing for a pedal fire truck will be held.

HOME SECTION:
Homeowners: Look on pages 14 and 15 of this week’s issue for information to help you with your home projects.

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Easter worship services

United Methodist - Grant Holy Thursday 7 p.m.; Friday prayer vigil 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (come and go); Good Friday Tenebrae (darkness) 7 p.m.; Easter sunrise 6:30 a.m. at Tom and Val Foster’s; Easter worship...

Elsie seniors celebrate

Elsie seniors celebrate

  The Elsie Seniors met for lunch on Tuesday, March 17. They enjoyed a catered meal of chicken fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, corn and jello salad with a St. Patrick’s Day themed cake. Celebrating...

Kucera a big winner

Larry Umberger, general manager of Midwest Electric, left, presents Donna Kucera of Grant a check for $500 at the annual Midwest Electric meeting on March 19.

Mathews Chiropractic shines in spotlight

  Dr. Danielle Hill, left, explains office ergonomics during a presentation at the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce meeting on March 19. Hill represented Mathews Chiropractic at the chamber meeting...

Richter’s latest novel provides up-close look at Mexico’s geography

Review By Tony Burton geo-Mexico.com © http://geo-mexico.com How much geography can you learn from a novel? In some cases, plenty. Grant resident Robert Richter’s latest novel, “Something for Nothing”,...

Reserve a spot in the “Peoples’ Garden”

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Pitching with Pritch

Bracket-busting time again By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist The last two weeks have been filled with lots of basketball games. The Nebraska State Boy’s Basketball Tournament followed by the NIT,...

PCS track squads ready for 2015

PCS track squads ready for 2015

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A solid group of athletic students will help carry the Perkins County track program through the 2015 season. According to Shayne Hite, PCS head track...

Plainsmen have the numbers

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Experience and a love of the game makes up the 2015 PCS boys golf squad. Two seniors, Kaleb Gaar and Kaden Kammerer will combine with nine underclassmen to round...

Letter winners will be a key to Wildcat success

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Senior leadership and a host of returning letter winners will be the anchor of the 2015 Wallace Wildcat track team. This season there are 24 on the team, 14 girls,...

Alumni tournament has thrilling action

Winners of the 2015 Perkins County Alumni Basketball Tournament were (Front row, l-r): Troy Soper, Justin Borowski, Josh Sexson, Nick Turner, Chase Lampmann. Back row: Max Jones, Cameron Sis, Kye Kurkowski,...

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PCS wins district runner-up trophy

PCS wins district runner-up trophy

  Varsity members of the 2014-15 Perkins County High School competitive speech team travelled to North Platte on March 16, to participate in district competition, along with competitors from eight...

Senior of the Month

Senior of the Month

Jakelynn Broeder of Grant, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as Senior of the Month for the month of March 2015. Jakelynn has been involved in many activities in and out of school....

Elementary student art on display

  Adorning the walls of the Meadowlark Art Gallery in downtown Grant over the weekend was art of various mediums from elementary students from Perkins County. The art will be on display this weekend,...

Middle school honor roll released

Perkins County Middle School has announced the names of students on the third quarter honor roll. All A’s Danielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Jaden Dietlein, Rylee Huff, Emma Schrotberger, Aryn Seiler, Evan...

College Notes

Lempke selected as UNK Mortar Board member The Xi Phi chapter of Mortar Board at the University of Nebraska Kearney has selected 24 new members. They will be initiated at 5 p.m. April 10 in a ceremony...

Wallace speech team is runner-up

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Centennial Ag to put in terminal at Venango

Centennial Ag to put in terminal at Venango

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Imperial native Jake Adler is excited. He’s excited not to just be named president and CEO of Centennial Ag Supply Company, but to announce a major project...

FCS returns $4.91 million to area farmers

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced that eligible customer-owners in 17 counties in central Nebraska will receive checks this month totaling $4,941,000—their share of the financial...

USDA Working Group meeting planned in Imperial

A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet at 10 a.m. on April 14 at the Upper Republican Natural Resources District...

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From the Pulpit

Jesus paid the final price By Bob Witt Wallace Community Church As we prepare for this Easter season, I hear a lot of discussion about what we may or may not be giving up.  I want to challenge you...

Another Perspective

Familiar ring of cherished children’s book sticks By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday earlier this month? Who’s Ted Geisel?...

Quick Quips

By Tim Linscott • Watching the boys state basketball tournament reminded me of a rule I have about photos. As the National Anthem was being sung, a reporter was snapping photos of the singer and of...

Hughes' Views

Helmet issue debated By Dan Hughes Senator This last week the Legislature spent a great deal of time debating LB 31, introduced by Senator Dave Bloomfield. The bill, as written, would repeal requirements...

What's Up?

Get ready for lunar eclipse By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Having survived the total solar eclipse on April 20, we now get ready for a total lunar eclipse in the early morning of Saturday,...

Walk to Health starts April 5

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