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  • New beds at hospital

      Dana McArtor, Director of Nursing and Jody Snogren, Administrator, Perkins County Health Services Foundation, stand by one of the new beds at the hospital. Five new beds were recently purchased at a cost of $18,219.65 with $10,000 of the cost donate...
  • Coming together

      Above: Over 300 people attended the annual Grant United Methodist Church turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 8. The crowd was a record compared to the past few years. The event has been going on for over 40 years. Pastor Nora Mendyk of the Methodist Chu...
  • PCHS receives donation

      Adaline Linscott presented Dana McArtor, Director of Nursing, Adrienne Turner, radiology and Jody Snogren of the Perkins County Health Services Foundation with $108 in cash to go toward cancer services at PCHS. Linscott annually makes breast cancer ...
  • Local named Little Miss Ogallala

      Adaline Linscott, center, was named Little Miss Ogallala on Sunday, Nov. 9 at Ogallala High School. Linscott, the daughter of Tim and Deb Linscott of Grant and a fifth grade student at Perkins County Elementary, competed against nine other girls fro...
  • Midwest Musings

    Let your voice be heard By Tim Linscott Managing Editor I am never one to get too political, however, there is a crossroads America is at that I feel the need to address.With all of the changes coming politically after the mid-term elections, things on ...
  • From the Pulpit

    Pay attention! By Pastor Ronald Vote Believers must diligently guard against drifting away from their confession of Jesus. Hebrews 2:1-4: We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For since t...
  • What's Up

    Incomprehensible vastness By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Now is the time of year when viewing one of my favorite “celestial jewels” is possible in the early evening. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest island universe to us in the sky, locat...
  • November is adoption awareness month

    Each year, November is celebrated as National Adoption Awareness Month to recognize individuals and families who have been touched by adoption. Nebraska Children’s Home Society asks for help in raising awareness. Here are a few ideas:-Ask the local lib...
  • Avoid illness with these steps

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) received confirmation on two cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the health district. Several neighboring states are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by the virus....
  • Open Enrollment for 2015 health coverage begins Nov. 15

    Nebraskans will have the opportunity to purchase health insurance from the government’s Marketplace (healthcare.gov) starting Saturday, Nov. 15 when Open Enrollment begins.  It is the first year of re-enrollment in Marketplace plans, and the time to si...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    We’d do it all over By Larry Pritchett Due to the passing of our Step-Father, my brothers and I spent some time back in Kansas getting all the arrangements made. We had time to visit about how everything was going with our respective jobs and as usual...
  • Lady Wildcats end season on strong note

      By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer The Wallace Wildcats began their bid for the state tournament on Monday, Oct. 3 in McCook. The Wildcats were the number two seed in our sub-district. Their opponent was the Cardinals of Hayes Center, who were t...
  • Soccer team photos

      Members of the Grant 12 and under Red soccer team were (Front row, l-r): Kailee Potts, Savannah Clark, Meredith Gloy, Talyer Evans. Back: Trevor Cornelius, Jaxson Clark, Brient Wood, coach Angela Peterson, Storm Peterson, Gavin Smith and Mason McGre...
  • Firearm deer season is Nov. 15-23

    A good season of deer hunting is expected in Nebraska for the Nov. 15-23 firearm season.“Most hunters should see more deer this year after two good years of fawn production,” said Kit Hams, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s big game program m...
  • PCS STUCO donates to food pantry

      Perkins County High School Student Council members Shane Ourada, Amanda Reichert, Mariah Curtis and Samantha Snogren present Pastor Russ Gaar with a check for $509 to the Perkins County Food Pantry. The funds were raised from the annual jersey aucti...
  • Top winners in radon poster contest named

      Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department presented awards for their Radon Poster Contest to Mrs. Renee Marquardt’s students at Perkins County Middle School this week.  255 posters were submitted for the contest from students ages 9 to 14.  To...
  • ‘The Odyssey’ performed

      Wallace High School drama team performed the classic, ‘The Odyssey’ on Nov. 8 as part of the annual dinner theater. Above: Chance Kennicutt, playing Odysseus, repairs his ship as Collin Swedberg, playing Pete, tells him how foolish he was to ang...
  • College Notes

      Behrends is student nurse of month Lisa Behrends (left), first-year ADN, of Grant, was named student nurse of the Month at Mid-Plains Community College in October. She is joined by Kathy Harrison, director of nursing.   Whalen, Marquardt among R...
  • Corn crop takes dip compared to 2013

    Based on Nov. 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2014 corn crop is forecast at 1.58 billion bushels, down two percent from last year’s record high, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 8...
  • Farm Bill meetings planned

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency are joining to provide educational meetings across Nebraska on the 2014 Farm Bill.“The new farm bill provides producers a new, updated safety net for crop producers, but also prov...