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  • Elsie seniors gather for luncheon

    The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon May 20, at the Elsie Legion Hall. Perkins County Health Services Foundation Administrator, Jody Snogren,  gave a presentation about  the hospital expansion project that is set to begin July 1. She answered q...
  • Midwest Musings

    Still a lot of ground to cover before ground can be covered By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt has a vision and a plan for developments to address the housing needs locally. I appreciate that he has a plan, a road map if you will, but ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    The grid through which to view life By Pastor Russ GaarEvangelical Free Church, Grant King Solomon of ancient Israel is widely considered the wisest man to ever live, unless you count the only perfect man, Jesus Christ.  Solomon wrote the majority of t...
  • Artbeat

    Vintage collection at art gallery during June The Perkins County Area Arts Council is celebrating the month of June with a collection of vintage quilts and wedding attire borrowed from the Perkins County Museum, as well as Perkins County Plainsmen yearbo...
  • Men at risk for breast cancer

    June is men’s health month Men can and do get breast cancer, not at the rate that females get breast cancer but men are susceptible all the same.         Here are some common signs and symptoms to look for: Any change in the breast, chest area o...
  • Cut grass not limbs

    Tips offered for lawnmower safety As more Americans venture outdoors this summer to do yard work, the nation’s emergency physicians urge caution and common sense when using lawnmowers or other powerful lawn tools. “Unfortunately, we see often see se...
  • Summer Ball Schedules

    Boys Pony(Coach: Shayne Hite)Friday, May 30    Grant at Imperial (Or)    7:30 p.m.Friday, June 6    Ogallala 2 at Grant    7:30 p.m.Monday, June 9    ..Ogallala 1 at Grant    7:30 p.m.Friday, June 13    Hershey at Grant    7:30 p.m...
  • All-Star

      Courtney McClenahan of Perkins County participated in the annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic on June 7. McClenahan and Sara Hubbard and Alexandria Lundvall of Wallace represented the West team. (Johnson Publications photo)...
  • Wallace boys compete in All-Star game

      Shane Anders and Landon Swedburg of Wallace competed for the west team in the Cambridge Community School Organization All-Star Basketball game. Swedburg was named MVP for their team. (Contributed photo)...
  • Game and Parks urges boaters to think safety this summer

    Nebraskans are asked to be cautious when they enjoy a day on the water in their boats this summer. Boating safety should never be taken for granted. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission suggests ways boaters may reduce the risk of incidents and help ens...
  • Nebraska native to put on clinics

    Former Nebraska Cornhusker and NBA Basketball player, Erick Strickland will host sport clinics in five communities across Nebraska in five days from June 23-27. The clinics will be held in conjunction with the Cornhusker State Games Torch Run with the cul...
  • State Games deadline at end of month

    The discount deadline to register for the 30th Anniversary Cornhusker State Games is Mon., June 16.   After June 16, entry fees increase by $5 for most individual sports and $3 per person in most team events.  June 30 is the final deadline for most spor...
  • PCS middle school announces honor roll students

    Perkins County Schools is pleased to announce the names of middle school students on the fourth quarter and second semester honor rolls.Fourth QuarterAll A’s Tanner Burge, Jaden Dietlein, Kadie Hanson, Joshua Johnston, Nathan Kemling, Jessica Klingelhoe...
  • College Notes

    UNK releases dean’s list The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced the names of students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester. To earn a place on the dean’s list, UNK students must complete at least 12 credit hou...
  • Woodmancy attends Junior Law Academy

    Kayla Woodmancy of Grant joined dozens of young men and women experiencing what it takes to become a law enforcement officer by participating in the American Legion Junior Law Cadet program. The cadets spend a week at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training...
  • NRD puts a hold on proposed rule change to transfers

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Proposed rule changes on the transfer of water allocations didn’t make it past the public hearing and discussion phase during last week’s meeting of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board....
  • Heavy rains drench area

      This field just south of the elementary school in Grant saw some low-land flooding after heavy rains blanketed the region over the weekend. Similar scenes were seen all over the county as the sometimes heavy rains kept things saturated. According to...
  • NDA reminds producers to follow health regulations

    Recent confirmed cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) on a horse farm in Texas have triggered the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) import requirements for all livestock entering Nebraska from Texas. “Protecting the health and safety of Nebras...
  • Flood water can contaminate private wells

    Private drinking water wells may have been inundated with storm water runoff during Tuesday night’s storm, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension water quality educator said. If flood water came near a private drinking water well, its water supply m...
  • Exemption filing deadline is June 30

    The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division reminds property owners that the Nebraska Homestead Exemption Application or Certification, Form 458, must be filed with their county assessor by June 30. The homestead exemption provides re...