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  • Anniversary celebrated

    Celebrating their 69th anniversary last week were senior center regulars Elmer and Gerry Pankonin of Grant. They were presented with a small cake to share. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Grant quilt guild and Meadowlark Gallery featured in state magazine

    Grant’s Quilted Leaf Quilt Guild and the Perkins County Area Arts Council’s Meadowlark Gallery are featured in the November/December 2010 issue of Nebraska Life magazine. In the full-page story entitled, “Keeping Busy (and Warm) in Grant,” writer...
  • Elsie elves

      Helping Santa Claus get a head start on filling his treat bags for his visit to Elsie on Dec. 13 are Elsie Economic Development Committee members (l-r): Rosalie Curtis, Kim Copple and Jessie Paintin. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Wallace CWC to meet at Zion

    “Christmas Cheer” will be everywhere at the Zion Lutheran Church at 705 Central Ave. in Grant on Saturday, Dec. 18 when the Christian Women’s Club meets for their December gathering beginning at 10 a.m. MST. The festivities are sure to bring a smil...
  • FFA to hold food drive

    The Perkins County FFA chapter is holding a food drive to support the local food pantry this week and part of next week (Dec. 6-15). Anyone who would like to help support the food pantry may do so by bringing items to the office at any one of the schools...
  • 4-H awards presented

      Community members were recognized by the Perkins County 4-H Council for their contributions to the 4-H program. Receiving the Heart of 4-H Award were Kevin and Barbara Hatch (middle) of Hatch’s Super Foods. Presenting the award are 4-H Council mem...
  • Winner’s prize doubles at first Chamber draw

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Despite the chill in the air, several hopefuls gathered outside Hatch’s Saturday morning for the season’s first Chamber Greenbacks Drawing. Only one of the winners whose name was drawn was present. Harvey Lov...
  • The surge is on

      “Mail early” seemed like it was working at the Grant Post Office on Monday with the arrival of a mountain of packages. With just two weeks left, the postal service is seeing a flurry of activity. Barb Moul (left) and Grant Postmaster Mary Bieb...
  • Season’s programs underway

    The Christmas season is being celebrated in schools across the highline. The first music concert was held at Perkins County Middle School in Madrid on Nov. 30. This week both Wallace School and Perkins County Elementary will host a program, with high ...
  • Middle school students hold coat drive

    Nearly 200 winter clothing items including coats, snow pants, scarves, gloves and hats were collected by Perkins County Middle School student council to be distributed to those in need this season. In conjunction, Perkins County Health Services collect...
  • November birthdays celebrated

    November birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center Thursday, Nov. 12. Included in the festivities were (Front row, l-r): Kevin Tickle, Thelma Moser, Yvonne Sexson. Back row: Jim Salsman, Minnie Softley, Bob Brodbeck, Katy Miyamoto, I...
  • Another Perspective...There’s nothing like feeling loved…

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher It continues to amaze me when you study personalities how different people function, depending on their natural personality traits. Learning how to meet somewhere in the middle is so key in successful communication with hap...
  • Letter to the Editor...Look for efficiencies in spending

    Dear Editor: A recent Platte Institute Policy Study, “Where Did the Money Go?,” analyzed Nebraska’s revenue and spending tendencies compared with those of her bordering states. The researchers found that Nebraska was a bit of a “mixed bag,” pe...
  • NRCS provides $800,000 to protect Nebraska farm and ranch land

    In an effort to protect agricultural land in Nebraska, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that $800,000 will be available to successful applicants through the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). Nebraska cons...
  • NRCS in Grant gets new biologist

    Starting Dec. 1, the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Grant will have a new biologist. Aaron Sisson is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BS in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation. Since graduating last year, he has been working as a ...
  • Nebraska farmers give back to their community

    Thanks to Nebraska farmers, $2,500 donations are available for local eligible charities through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program The first Thanksgiving, celebrated in Plymouth, Mass., marks an important milestone for American agriculture. I...
  • Republican River Riparian Partnership Conference set

    Republican River Riparian Restoration Partnership will be hosting their next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. CT at the Southwest RC&D Building, 611 Paxton Street in Cambridge. The registration fee covers lunch. The Republican River Riparian ...
  • Nebraska-grown Christmas tree directory and holiday brochure available

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach would like to encourage Nebraskans to think locally this holiday season. “As we prepare to decorate our homes and give friends and loved ones holiday gifts, I’d like to remind Nebraskans to...
  • Reinke recognizes Ogallala-based dealership with Gold Pride award

    Reinke® Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, is excited to announce that J & K Irrigation of Ogallala, has received a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s 2009-2010 marketing year success....
  • Deadline fast approaching for leadership program in spring

    The Nebraska State Irrigation Association, the state’s oldest water use advocacy group, is accepting applications through Dec. 17 for the inaugural session of the Nebraska Future Leaders Academy. The academy targets mid-career professionals interested ...