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  • Phillips County art show this week

    The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28 at the Holyoke High School commons, 545 East Hale Street.  The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebraska.  This is the eighth...
  • Protection of base acres

    Due to the many acres of prevented planted wheat acreages this is a reminder for all idle ground.  Land enrolled into the DCP or DCP/ACRE (Direct and Counter Cyclical Program/ Average Crop Revenue  Enrollment Program) must be protected from weeds, inc...
  • Pheasants Forever hosts 2nd annual event Saturday

    A very pleased Shawn Stutzman (right) shows off the Stager Condor PF shotgun he won at the Pheasants Forever banquet held at the Perkins County Fairgrounds Saturday night. Aaron Uehling, Perkins County chapter founder and president, proudly made the pre...
  • Free clinics offered to farmers/ranchers

    Free, one-on-one confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered. The consultations involve meeting an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor.  These professionals specialize in legal and financial issues includ...
  • Tips to make pasture fertilizing pay

    By Bruce Anderson Extension Forage Specialist With nitrogen fertilizer costing  about 40 cents per pound this spring, you may be asking whether it pays to fertilize pasture? Nebraska research shows that you get about one pound of additional calf or ye...
  • U.S. and China agree on reopening Chinese pork market to U.S.

    The United States and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced recently. “When I traveled to China with U.S. Trade ...
  • PCHSF board and community patrons gather for annual meeting

     The Perkins County Health Services Foundation (PCHSF) annual meeting on Marlch 16 had a theme of “2009–A Successful Year.” This theme was highlighted in the various reports by board members and administration. In her report, Chairperson Nita M...
  • Two water bills on the floor this week

    Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, March 23. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen’s bill to fix the occupation tax, LB 862, got its first appearance on the Legislative floor Tuesday. ...
  • Holy Week services announced

      Grant Zion Lutheran Church Mar. 28, 9 a.m.  - Palm Sunday worship service with communion (Confirmands will be confirmed) April 1, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday worship service  April 2, 7 p.m. - Good Friday worship service  April 4, 7 a.m. - Eas...
  • Rollover result of muddy roads

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor According to information received from the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office, a rollover south of Grant during the first part of March was the result of muddy road conditions. On March 8, 48-year-old Jacqueline Triplette o...
  • Three incumbents re-elected to serve Midwest’s districts

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation held last week had nearly 170 voting members in attendance.  However, the member whose name drawn for the big cash prize was not there. Darrell Bearson from F...
  • Palisade-based broadband business providing wireless internet to 15 towns

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze Wireless INet is bringing the  information superhighway to the dirt road. Providing high-speed wireless broadband internet service to in-town and rural Palisade for more than a year now, owner Jared Blackman has comp...
  • Attorney General leads challenge against EPA greenhouse gas finding

    Attorney General Jon Bruning was joined by 11 other states in filing a motion to intervene in a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent endangerment finding for greenhouse gases. On Dec. 15, 2009, the EPA released a final endangerme...
  • Marijuana recovered in alleged drug activity between students

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Perkins County Attorney’s office anticipates charges will be filed this week against two middle school students on an alleged drug deal the end of February. The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call f...
  • Waste collection is April 3

    A free hazardous waste collection is planned for Saturday, April 3 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Grant from 8-9 a.m. • Acceptable items: cleaning products, lawn and garden chemicals, batteries, paint, used oil and other hazardous household ite...
  • Schools face 2010-11 term without much assistance from state

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Knowing well ahead of time that a big decline in state aid was coming doesn’t necessarily make it easier to deal with.  State aid to schools was announced the first week in March, with both Perkins County Schools and Wa...
  • Perkins County Treasurer expands taxpayer services

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Services to the taxpayer have been expanded at the Perkins County Treasurer’s Office. Treasurer Pat Kroeker reminds residents that the office now accepts debit/credit cards for payment of driver’s licenses, motor vehi...
  • It’s a jungle out there

    The Perkins County Area Arts Council’s production of the comedy, “One Toe in the Grave” was enjoyed by ticket holders last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 18, 19 and 20 at Perkins County High School. The story focuses on the deception of a yo...
  • Crest up and nowhere to go

    Jim and Peggy Burton, owners of the home at left, and Trent and Angie Patrick (home at right) at Kenton Heights were holding their breath as flood waters lapped at the edge of their lawns last week following rain/snow mix. With the topsoil already satur...
  • Residents urged to attend community meetings in Grant-Madrid-Venango

    Several community meetings to be held across Perkins County are scheduled for the week of March 22. The events, sponsored by the Perkins County Planning Commission, will seek input from local citizens about the future of the county. Locations and times...