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  • Tears...and cheers

    Shari Sexson and son Josh exchange an understanding look during the flower presentation by graduates on Saturday, May 8.   Perkins County senior Jeannie Kuskie exits the gym with silly string in celebration. Thirty-two graduates received diplomas dur...
  • Wallace confers 13 diplomas

    Graduates from Wallace High School’s Class of 2010 celebrated together on Saturday, May 8, with valedictory addresses, flower presentations, a senior video and receipt of diplomas.  ...
  • Sentence handed down in theft at local church

    Janet G. Huff, 36, was sentenced in District Court Friday, May 7, on one count of theft by deception of over $1,500, a Class III felony.  Huff was sentenced by District Court Judge John P. Murphy for a crime committed while an employee of a local chur...
  • Defendant’s failure to appear leads to arrest warrant

    An arrest warrant was issued for Scott R. Petro, 39, in Perkins County Court on Wednesday, April 28. The warrant was issued by Judge Edward D. Steenburg for failure to appear.  Petro was to appear on a $15,000 bond at 10 percent for arraignment on a c...
  • Alee Photography

    Perkins County Chamber members gathered at an open house of Alee Photography last week to present Andi Lee her First Dollar. The new business, located in a barn on her parents’ farmstead two miles east and one north of Grant, just recently opened afte...
  • NRD sets June 10 for hearing date

    Public hearing date on a new integrated management plan to address compliance actions in water-short years.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will want to mark their calendar fo...
  • State reports confirmed cases of mumps

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has received 20 reports of confirmed or probable cases of mumps connected to an event in Columbus.  So far, six cases have been lab-confirmed.  Of the confirmed or probable mumps cases, 18 have bee...
  • Stenberg’s mistakes

    Dear Editor: Mr. Stenberg has created another flap/flop as a candidate for State Treasurer. As Attorney General he “sold Nebraska down the Republican River to Kansas.” His inept, poor attitude, mishandling of the Kansas lawsuit made a bad situation ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Mac in Minutes

    When you have small children around, one meal that will be a weekly request is mac and cheese. I don’t bother asking the kids what they would like for supper because the answer is always either pizza or macaroni and hot dogs. As good as they are, I don...
  • Venango Lions conduct spring cleaning

    The Venango Lions Club held its spring cleanup on their designated stretch of highway through Venango and the surrounding area. Before heading out, the group was treated to rolls and coffee by the Tin Can Diner. Participants in the project included (Fro...
  • Internet service interrupted

    Great Plains Communications’ Internet service across Southwest Nebraska was interrupted for several hours on Tuesday, May 4, when a leased fiber optic cable was inadvertently damaged during construction.  The ever growing dependency on reliable Inte...
  • Middle Schoolers entertain

    The Perkins County Middle School bands and choruses entertained families and friends at their annual spring concert Tuesday, May 4.    ...
  • Same place, 60 years later

    Brooke Poppe and Elisa Carlson (middle, l-r), part of the graduating class of 2010, join grandparents LaVern Poppe (left) and Katy Carlson (right) as graduates of Perkins County High School. LaVern and Katy were classmates in the class of 1950. (Courtesy ...
  • Meyer selected as May Senior of the Month

    Amara Meyer has recently been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi May “Senior of the Month.” Meyer, a 2010 graduate of Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Ryal Meyer and Christine Meyer.   During her high school career, Meyer was a member o...
  • Sixth graders learn economics at Rural AmeriTowne

    The Perkins County sixth grade class attended Rural AmeriTowne in Wray, Colo., on Friday, April 30. The students learned about basic economics, personal check writing, investing, and running their own business during the simulation. Pinnacle Bank provid...
  • MPCC, Imperial hosting business transitions workshops

    The Mid-Plains Community College extended campus in Imperial is hosting a Business Transitions Workshops with instructor Odee Ingersoll on May 19. The workshop is available on-line or at the Imperial extended campus. Ingersoll is a former family busi...
  • Christian Women’s Club to meet at Zion Church Saturday, May 22

    Sun bonnets, graduation caps, ball caps, cowboy hats, berets, derbys, or beanies–no matter what hat you choose it is “Hats off to You.”    Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m MDT it will be time to celebrate! Everyone is encouraged to wear their favori...
  • Open doors for census workers

    By Cathy Lacy Denver Regional Census Director Census employees, community leaders, and neighborhood volunteers are committed to ensuring that every United States resident is counted according to constitutional mandate.  We’ve done a lot so far in ...
  • Kids in the kitchen

    Debbie Kuenning UNL Extension Educator “What is this?” “Do I like it?” “Why did you mix it up like that?”  Many parents will tell you that consistently finding nutritious recipes and foods that will be a hit at the dinner table is challe...
  • The importance of childhood immunizations

    Kristi Kohl M.D. Grant Medical Clinic In celebration of April 19-26, which was National Infant Immunization Week, I’d like to highlight the history of immunizations and discuss the importance of continuing with immunizations.  Immunizations have s...