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  • Perkins County fourth grader receives honorable mention

      Storm Peterson, a fourth grader at Perkins County Elementary, received an honorable mention in the 2015 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management (NAEM), the National Weather Serv...
  • Wayne State to host Juniors Day

    High school juniors and families are invited to attend “Just Juniors” Day on Saturday, March 21 at Wayne State College from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.“This is the perfect opportunity to get your college search started and what better campus to start that searc...
  • The best three days of the year

    By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist This past week I got to spend the best three days of the year for basketball coaches, especially retired coaches. In the past 49 years I haven’t missed very many tournaments, probably a low single digit number. As a ...
  • Free-throw winners advance to state

      Four Perkins County participants in the Knights of Columbus free-throw contest finished first in their age division at regionals held in McCook on Sunday, March 15. They qualify to compete at the state meet to be held April 11 in Hastings. First pla...
  • PCS students receive NSAA All-State nod

    The Nebraska Scholastic Activities Association (NSAA) has released the names of the winter sports season recipients of the Academic All-State award.The Academic All-State award is given to a student that participates in an officially sanctioned NSAA sport...
  • Bowling News

    BOWLING BAGSweek of March 5High Game225 - Lori Wortman204 - Deb Jasnoch 195 - Kari BarnesHigh Series588 - Lori Wortman528 - Deb Jasnoch499- Karla Eddie...
  • Fire marshal warns of wildfires

    As the weather warms and potentially drier conditions occur in Nebraska, the State Fire Marshal reminds Nebraskans of the potential for wildfires.  A lack of moisture, high winds, and a failure of individuals to exercise caution with regard to the fire d...
  • Nebraska crop progress and conditions revealed for February

    For the month of February 2015, temperatures averaged below normal across the eastern two-thirds of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Snow cover was light as the month came to a close, allowing livestock contin...
  • Proposed partnership to benefit ag industry

    Phil Karsting, Nebraska native and Foreign Agricultural Service administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently visited the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Karsting, who received his bachelor...
  • SWNCBC working on programs to help housing issues in county

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor With a multi-faceted approach, Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC) is looking to help assist in the many housing issues facing Perkins County. Since forming in 1999, SWNCBC has helped reha...
  • Seiler named head of parks and rec

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Renee Seiler of Grant was named the new director of parks and recreation for the City of Grant on Monday. Seiler, a Grant native and 1988 graduate of Perkins County High School, started her job immediately, attending a ...
  • New gazebo at cemetery complete

      City crews recently completed the brand new gazebo at the Grant cemetery. The funds for the new gazebo were provided by Marvin Stumpf of Grant. The pagoda-style gazebo features shake shingles and a brass dove adorning the top of the structure. Pic...
  • 2014 average year for local fire/ambulance dept.

    The year 2014 was deemed an average year by the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance. Department personnel responded to 187 ambulance, fire, rescue and emergency management situations. The average annual number of responses for the past 25 y...
  • Volunteer sign-up for Vietnam Traveling Wall now available for April 22-26

    By Russ Pankonin Imperial Republican People from throughout the region wanting to volunteer during the visit of the Vietnam Traveling Wall to Imperial April 22-26 can now do so. Organizer Jana Pribbeno said sign-up opened Wednesday. People can sign up e...
  • PCHS News

      Progress on building continues The building project at Perkins County Hospital continues to move forward, according to Director of Support Services Tim Rowley. Last week, crews set structural steel and the first layer of roof decking has also been ...
  • Women’s Connection to meet at Westview

    The Grant and Ogallala Women’s Connection will be meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at Westview, 1 Westview, Grant. The afternoon’s activities will begin at 2:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. The special feature will be “Home Organization...
  • Red Hat news

    On Feb. 27, ten Red Hat ladies traveled to Ogallala for dinner and bingo. Dinner was a delicious roast pork, scalloped potatoes and pie. Three of the Red Hat ladies won bingo prizes.  Hostess was Betty Larson.  The next meeting will be in Wallace....
  • Quick Quips

    By Tim Linscott • There has been a lot of talk in my house about the show, “The Bachelor.” My wife, Debra, and oldest daughter, Adaline, 11, enjoy watching that show and trying to guess who will win the heart of the bachelor. There are times, howev...
  • Hughes' Views

    Death penalty, human trafficking bills discussed By Dan Hughes Senator This past week the Judiciary Committee heard a number of bills, which some may consider controversial.LB 268 was introduced by Senator Chambers of Omaha, it would change a penalty fr...
  • Cogitation

    “Study hall parade” By Jo McCormick Just to catch you up, we are now in Merrick County, Neb.; Central City to be exact. In 1950, my Dad ran for the office of Merrick County Sheriff. He was elected. Living quarters were furnished for the sheriff and ...