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  • Fourth of July plans coming together

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The lineup of activities planned for the annual Fourth of July celebration just keeps growing.  The event scheduled for Sunday, July 4, in Grant City Park includes something for all ages with food and drink to accompany t...
  • Weather affects wheat crop

     Wet conditions, high winds and hail affected wheat across the state. According to the USDA, temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal. Cool temperatures at the beginning of the week gave way to warmer conditions by week’s end. Mos...
  • Heavy rains hit area

    Three inches of rain that came with lots of thunder activity early last Thursday morning was more than the ground could absorb.    ...
  • 4-H district horse shows scheduled during June

    Nebraska horse riders will compete June 7-10 and June 15 and 16 in University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H District Horse Shows. Competition categories include Western pleasure ponies, junior and senior divisions of Western pleasure horses, Wester...
  • Blue Creek Mavericks 4-H Club to host annual horse show

    The Blue Creek 4-H Club will hold their annual open horse show at the fairgrounds in Lewellen on Sunday, June 13. Registration begins at 8 a.m., show starts at 9. Registrations can be obtained by contacting the Garden County Extension Office P.O. Box 4...
  • Republican Basin water task force members named

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Six people appointed to serve on the 22-member Republican Basin water task force will come from within the bounds of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). Gov. Dave Heineman appointed URNRD ...
  • 2010 Summer Ball Schedules

    Boys Pony Grant 1 (Coach: Doug Beck) Friday, May 28 at Paxton 1 6:15 Friday, June 4 at Ogallala Yellow 6:15 Monday, June 7 at Ogallala Grey 6:15 Friday, June 11 vs. Ogallala Red 6:15 Monday, June 14 at Hershey 2 6:15 Friday, June 18 vs. Paxton 2...
  • 2010 Nebraska state park summer schedule released

    Nebraskans have more than 80 state park areas to enjoy this summer. These parks offer a variety of activities for all ages. To help Nebraskans plan vacations or trips to parks, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers the following summer park sch...
  • Ross participates in state golf tournament

    Junior Plainsman golfer Ben Ross participated in the state golf tournament in Kearney on Tuesday, May  25. With a score of 96-92—188, Ross finished in 79th in a field of 95 golfers in Class C. The gold went to Reid Wiebe of Sutton, who scored 142....
  • Players chosen for Saturday’s all-star games

    The players have been chosen for the East and West squads for the 26th annual West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game and the All-Star Football Game.  A portion of the proceeds from the West Nebraska All-Star Games benefit the Scotts Bluff County Volun...
  • Mealtime Makeovers -Ready for the sun!

    I don’t know about you, but I am certainly ready for a double dose of warm weather after a long, snowy winter. When the weather starts to turn, my favorite thing to do is get outside, throw the kids in the wagon and take a long walk. However, now that ...
  • Performing arts camps to be held in Fremont

    Midland Lutheran College in collaboration with The Young Americans, is hosting two one-week performing arts camps this summer on the college campus in Fremont.  Students will be coming in from all over the country and even all over the world to take a...
  • Grant restaurant and Perkins County farm recognized in statewide magazine

    DJ’s Bar & Grill is recognized for its August 2009 participation in a statewide fundraising effort for a new Connection Homeless Shelter building in North Platte.  As part of the fundraising effort, DJ’s Bar & Grill agreed to collect funds...
  • PCHSF announces Vern and Jackie Rezac memorial scholarship

    The Jackie Rezac Memorial Scholarship fund for nurses, established in 2003 by Vern Rezac, husband of the late Jackie Rezac, has been renamed the Vern and Jackie Rezac Memorial Scholarship.  The fund will be held and administered by the Perkins County ...
  • McArtor named 2010 Student of the Year at Northwest Tech

      Diesel student, Brent McArtor was chosen as the 2010 student of the year at Northwest Kansas Technical College. He was chosen out of 16 candidates selected for this annual distinction. Brent is the youngest son of Brad and Dana McArtor of Grant, an...
  • PC High School students named to honor roll

    Perkins County High School announces the names of students on the honor roll for fourth quarter and second semester in the 2009-2010 school year. Fourth Quarter “A” honor roll: Elisa Carlson, Candace Lee, Amara Meyer, Jenni Sis, Jessica Day, Jerem...
  • Senior center to host second annual table setting contest

    The Perkins County Senior Center/Community Center in Grant will host a table setting display/contest again this year.  The public is urged to take part in this fun and fanciful event.  The first event was held in June 2009 and had 14 participants. ...
  • New anesthetist coming to PCHS

    Certified anesthetist from Virginia begins practice at hospital on Aug. 1   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A new certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) has been hired and will begin practice at Perkins County Health Services on Aug. 1. Pamela...
  • A day to remember...

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Gatherings across the nation on Memorial Day honored the war dead with speeches, gun salutes and prayer. Such was the case along the Highline as the public gathered in Venango, Grant, Madrid, Elsie and Wallace to pay tribu...
  • Clean-up project continues

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Designated as the nuisance officer for the City of Grant, West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) has begun assessment of property within the city limits to identify potential properties targeted for clean up....