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  • Child Find screenings available

    Local school districts in cooperation with ESU 16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find Screenings. This fall screening will be made available in each school district at the request of the parents. Ch...
  • Agriculture scholarship application available

    Each year the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association awards agriculture scholarships to outstanding youth who are majoring in agriculture, ag business, horticulture or agronomy who will make a difference in the industry. This year two $1,000 scholarshi...
  • PCS activity calendar

    Oct. 16-22Thur: 3 pm District cross country (home)Fri: 7 pm Football vs. DC-Strat (home) Parents NightSat: TBD Volleyball at SutherlandMon: NO SCHOOL 12-8 Parent-teacher conferences 8:30 pm Mock trial at TrentonTues:  5 pm Volleyball vs. Kimball (hom...
  • Don’t let nitrates cost cattle lives

    Will you feed cane, millet, or oat hay, or maybe corn stalk bales, to your cows this winter? If so, don’t let high nitrate levels kill your cows or cause abortions. Nitrates occur naturally in all forages. At low levels, nitrates either are converted in...
  • USDA expands access to credit to help more beginning and family farmers

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. As part of this effort, USD...
  • Opportunities abound with $5 youth hunting permits

    Children not exposed to hunting at a young age most likely won’t pursue that activity as an adult. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants to make hunting affordable to any interested youth through its $5 youth permit program.For $5, hunters ages 1...
  • Harvest season brings safety reminders

    With harvest season underway the Nebraska State Patrol encourages all motorists to exercise caution with the increase in agricultural equipment on state roadways.Motorists are reminded combines, grain carts, tractors and other agricultural implements typi...
  • New postmaster installed in Grant

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor   In a strange twist of fate, Laurie Fagullar has followed Mary Bieber around the region. Bieber was postmaster in Keystone before heading to Brule. Fagullar took her place in Keystone, and when Bieber went from Bru...
  • Tax levy lowered on county level

    Major road project on slate By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Towing the line has been a precedent for the Perkins County Commissioners and they are once again doing just that with the 2014-2015 budget. The tax request for the year is up slightly, $73,12...
  • Chamber hosting ‘Pink Out’ event

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a ‘Pink Out’ day on Thursday, Oct. 16. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the chamber is urging all Perkins County citizens to wear pink in suppor...
  • Accidents serve as seasonal safety reminder

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Two accidents at intersections on county roads in the last two weeks have resulted in injuries to area residents and serve as a reminder to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman how important it is to be aware whi...
  • Artbeat

      Western art headlines at Meadowlark Gallery Two western Nebraska artists have teamed up for October’s show at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant, Neb.Paintings by Ron Nordyke of Chappell and bronze sculptures by Larry Guenin of Ogallala are on display, ...
  • Haunted attraction scheduled for late October

    Celebrating Halloween just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a haunted house for some chills and thrills. This year, teens, families, and adults are invited to brave the corridors of not one, but three haunted attractions located in Brule Oct. 23-...
  • Sandhills orchestra presenting fall concert

    Rehearsals are underway for the “Heroes and Villains” fall concert for the Sandhills Symphony Orchestra to be held on Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. CT.The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra is entering its 52nd season overall, and its third under the direction of Carm...
  • Road project making progress

      The initial portion of street repairs on First Street in Grant was completed earlier this week. The project was a major one for the city this year and the retaining wall around the city sub-station is expected to begin soon, according to city offici...
  • Meetings planned in county to discuss Medicare drug plans

    Information on Medicare drug plans and open enrollment will be shared at meetings during the next several weeks. From Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, changes and comparisons may be made to Medicare Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans and see if qualifications...
  • Midwest Musings

    May I have this dance... Tim Linscott Managing Editor Within the Nebraska Press Association is an internal industry newsletter called, ‘The Green Sheet.’The reason for this is the newsletter used to be mailed out each week to NPA members on green pa...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    Pants fads never fade, they just stretch out over time By Brooke Pankonin This past weekend a friend treated me to a great couple of days with tickets to the Women of Faith conference in Lincoln. We enjoyed great speakers, amazing singers, and time to r...
  • From the Pulpit

    We all have a job to do By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church Every day, no matter what else is happening, sometime after our evening meal, I have a job to do. Every night it is my job to empty the clean dishes from the dishwasher and fill i...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    NU controls own destiny By Larry Pritchett Contributing Writer This past week I spent at home, not doing much just trying to get rid of some infection that made it difficult to really enjoy the time. I was however wanting to get to feeling better for th...