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  • 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...
  • Be counted—be sure to mail 2010 Census form back by April 1

    April 1 is National Census Day—Nebraska counties will benefit from federal tax dollars for every person counted. Do your part on behalf of Perkins County and mail back the questionnaire as soon as possible.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The dea...
  • Two indicted in Kansas for area machinery thefts

    FBI agents Kansas City Division arrested two men March 4 in connection with the April 2008 theft of about $500,000 worth of farm equipment from a field near Paxton, as well as other equipment stolen from several other states.  Matthew T. Jones, 31, wa...
  • Pheasants Forever to host meeting

    Learn how the formation of a prescribed burn association would improve wildlife habitat and  improve forage quality. Pheasants Forever plans to host a meeting to discuss the benefits of prescribed fire and how a local Prescribed Burn Association can ...
  • District court says occupation tax in LB 701 is constitutional

    Latest decision will be appealed to higher court. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Lancaster County District Court  Judge Robert Otte ruled Monday that the occupation tax created in LB 701 is constitutional.  However, any celebration by R...
  • Despite court ruling work continues on LB862 to fix occupation tax

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Despite a district court ruling  that the occupation tax created in LB 701 is constitutional, Senator Mark Christensen said work will continue on legislation to insure the occupation tax is not special or close...
  • The hands that feed you

    It has been cold, rainy, snowy, windy—and spring seemed like it was a world away last week. But now things are looking up.  Springtime means growth, color, warmth and beauty.  Spring smells like dirt—my second favorite smell behind that of pupp...
  • What do teachers make?

    Dear Editor:  Enclosed is an article about what teachers make. This is for all teachers: mothers, father, brothers, sisters, coaches, spiritual political and community people. What do teachers make? The dinner guests were sitting around the table di...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Sweet and delicious

    For my birthday this year my husband purchased for me the best gift imaginable! He bought me a brand new Kitchen Aid mixer.  I have always wanted one. I practically drool when we walk down the appliance aisle in Walmart.  So on Valentine’s Day, n...
  • Wallace Fall Festival meeting to be held

    The Wallace Community Club in no longer in existence, but concerned citizens would like to find a (qualified) person to take charge of the Wallace Fall Festival for 2010 and further years.  A meeting is being held on March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Legion H...
  • PCHS speakers capture district title

    Competing in a field of nine  schools, the varsity members of the Perkins County High School  competitive speech team compiled 138 points to secure first place team honors at the C2-6 District Speech Contest held on Monday, March 8 at PCHS.  Student...
  • Wallace sending eight to state

    Wallace High School will be taking eight students in 12 events to the state speech contest held in Kearney on Friday, March 19.  However, the team will be leaving on Wednesday because they were honored to be asked by the NSAA to be runners for Class A, ...
  • Academic All-State winners announced

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is proud to recognize the Nebraska high school students who have earned 2010 NSAA winter Academic All-State awards.  This NSAA program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their ...