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  • Boots, handshakes, hiding places are necessities

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor During one of the last snowstorms I was out scooping snow and my left foot felt wet, which was odd. I went into the house and looked down and there it was...a tear in the seam of my boot.I was a bit downtrodden and upset. ...
  • From the Pulpit

    What would the world look like without Jesus? By Pastor Russ Gaar E-Free Church, Grant What would the world look like without Jesus? This is a question worth pondering. Think about the arguments that Christians make concerning Jesus.  Christians make t...
  • Students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Schools announces high school students on the honor roll for fourth quarter and second semester. Fourth Quarter All A honor roll: Hannah Beck, Mariah Curtis, Kaleb Gaar, Kendra Hoffert, Alex Landen Kirkpatrick, Dylan Malmkar, Courtney Ost...
  • College Notes

    York completes basic training Air Force Airman Michael J. York graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipl...
  • BB campers receive honors

    Area youth have participated in the Mike Trader Mid-America basketball camp from May 31-June 2 in Ogallala. The youth received individual honors throughout the camp. Above: Trader, left, poses with Brenden Pankonin of Grant. Pankonin was on the Boys Whi...
  • Break from heavy rains helpful to farmers

    By Strahinja StepanovicCropping Systems Extension Educator in SW Nebraska Weekly scouting report for June 9, 2015Weather conditionsLess than 0.5 inches of precipitation in the past seven days have dried fields enough for farmers to continue planting an...
  • Poultry shows across state cancelled due to H5N2

    Department of Ag cancels events through Jan. 1, 2016 The Nebraska Department of Agriculture cancelled all poultry events across Nebraska through Jan. 1, 2016. This cancellation comes as an effort to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian infl...
  • Study reveals benefits of Vitamin D for ag workers

    UNMC study shows vitamin D protects bones in mice exposed to agricultural dust which may also have implications for ag workers.A small study led by the University of Nebraska Medical Center found evidence that may contribute to the growing knowledge of be...
  • USDA seeks applications for grants to help rural residents

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas. “These grants will help socially-disadvantaged ...
  • Nitrogen for corn questions answered in soil study

    With heavy rains and saturated soils in many areas of Nebraska, how much nitrogen is still available as corn nears V8 to VT, a critical stage for nitrogen use? “Some of the nitrogen that was applied this spring or last fall is surely gone,” said Richa...
  • Block Stop brings community together

      Block Stop, an event through the Todd Becker Foundation in Kearney and the Perkins County Ministerial Association, was held June 6 in downtown Grant. Top: The Christian rock group Chye performed a number of up-beat, faith-fueled songs that had the...
  • Generator replaced after issues found

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor There was a good reason why the Perkins County Courthouse was shut down on June 5- to prevent future shut-downs of government agencies and safety personnel. Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman explained that the...
  • Rain not stopping anytime soon

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor “Rain makes grain,” Strahinja Stepanovic, Perkins County Extension educator, said of the recent wet conditions. “The rains have been a blessing and an obstacle for farmers here,” Stepanovic continued. A total of ...
  • Softley wins Rotary award

      On June 3 Don Softley of Grant, left, was recognized by the Grant Rotary Club as being named a recipient of the Community Hero award from the Rotary district. Softley was nominated for the award for his many years of dedication to the Grant Rotary...
  • Lutheran VBS has many lessons

      On Thursday, June 4 the participants in the Vacation Bible School at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant performed for congregation and family members. The groups of children, ages pre-school through sixth grade, sang songs and danced with the theme this ...
  • Garage sales aplenty in Grant

      Diana Tate and Scott King of Perkins County High School look after the many items for sale at the Perkins County Schools garage sale, held as part of the Grant city-wide garage sales on June 6. The city-wide garage sale was put on by the Perkins Cou...
  • Catholic youth attend summer classes

      Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant and Resurrection Catholic Church in Elsie held summer CCD in Grant June 1-5. Marian Sisters, Sister Carol and Sister Karen from the Diocese of Lincoln, were present to teach the children, grades first throu...
  • PCHS News

    High Quality Long-Term Care GOCH provides home-like experience for residents In May of this year, all across the country, National Nursing Home Week was celebrated, as it was at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant. For GOCH Administrator Peggy Rogers...
  • A special thank you

    A special thank you to all the men and women of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance crew for years of selfless dedication to the community. Here is to 125 more years of keeping the community safe!   ...
  • Fellowships recognized

    At the May 27 Grant Lion’s Club charter night three members were recognized for achieving fellowships in the organization. Above: Leland Thomas, left, presented Ivan Regier, center, with wife Ann, and Jerry McArtor, far right, with wife Carolyn, the M...