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  • Fair fun 2014

      Above: Jordin Lenhart and her goat Freddie appear to be two shy kids at the Perkins County Fair as they are interviewed by large livestock judge Nick Ketzner of Bird City, Kan. Right: Connor Einspahr is all smiles during the annual Mutton Bustin...
  • Historic Hollywood car in Grant Friday

      By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor A piece of Hollywood history will be on display this Friday night, Aug. 1, in Grant as part of the third annual Cruise Night. One of the last remaining original ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ cars, a 1980 Trans-A...
  • Fair exhibits up in 2014

      By Tim Lincott, Managing Editor The 2014 Perkins County Fair is in the books for another year and this year kept the momentum growing from previous years. Debbie Kuenning, University of Nebraska Extension Educator, explained that there was an in...
  • Budget for new year lining up

    City looking at several projects By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor by tim linscottmanaging editorWith the budget year a few months off, it never hurts to begin discussing the future, according to Grant city officials.Grant City Council meeting city admin...
  • Blood drive surpasses goal

      The American Red Cross held the Elsie/Madrid blood drive on Friday, July 11, at the United Methodist Church in Elsie. The Elsie Legion Auxiliary served sandwiches, chips, and cookies to those donating.The blood drive surpassed its goal according to ...
  • Great response at Grant blood drive

      The Grant Red Cross Bloodmobile drive was held July 8 at the New Life Fellowship Church. Response to the drive was exceptional with 72 units being collected. First-time donor was Vance Kirkpatrick. The Mennonite Ladies provided and served lunch alon...
  • Styskal honored for pageant work

    Brenda Styskal was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year for the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Pageant. Styskal said she was very honored to be nominated for the award by Sally Haythorn who serves as the pageant director for Miss Lake McConaughy/Miss H...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Scarlet Chapeau and Westview news Ten Red Hat ladies enjoyed a wonderful meal in North Platte on July 17. After lunch, coffee and a lively chat they traveled to the antique village, hidden in the canyons south of North Platte with beautiful hills surroun...
  • Food and fun at Adams BBQ

      Adams Bank and Trust sponsored a barbecue on Wednesday, July 23, with over 245 people served. Helping grill up hot dogs and hamburgers were, from left to right, Lisa Schmitt, Dave Vapenik and Michaela Potts. (Photo by Tm Linscott)...
  • Perkins County Fair 2014 4-H results

    BEEF SHOW RESULTS Awards/Sponsors1st Place Junior Showmanship: Trey Robertson. Award sponsor: Aerni Land & Cattle.1st Place Intermediate Showmanship: Tanner Burge. Award sponsor: Aerni Land & Cattle. 1st Place Senior Showmanship: Dillon Koop. Awa...
  • 4-H members practice livestock judging skills

      (l-r): 4-H Council member Jen Koop, 4-H members Dillon Koop, Rebecca Cornelius and Garret Pollard participate in livestock judging at the Perkins County Fair. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...
  • 4-H’ers of the Day chosen

      A different 4-H member was honored each day of the 2014 Perkins County Fair. Those selected were (Front row, l-r): Will Long, Wyatt Quinn, Thomas Perrin. Back row: Hunter Coats, Tyler Thelander and Kaylee Dilsaver. (Contributed photo)...
  • Midwest Musings

    It’s a guy thing By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor My wife asked the other day what it was about cars that made guys so ‘revved up’ (no pun intended, I am sure).‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ ‘Bullitt,’ ‘Gone in 60 Seconds,’ ‘American Graff...
  • What's Up

    Cygnus the swan By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Did you know there is a hole in Cygnus, the Swan? Well, perhaps not a “hole,” it is more like a cloud, but not like any cloud you have ever known.We are following the Milky Way up from its south...
  • School supply list for 2014-15 term at PCS

    Perkins County Schools begins the 2014-15 term on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Below is the list of supplies for each grade so parents and students can shop early and get prepared:Kindergarten One box eight crayons, one box 24 crayons, 10 #2 pencils, one box of wa...
  • Minor combine fire Monday

      Grant Fire Department crew members were called to a minor combine fire one mile west of Raods 324 and 756 on Monday, July 28 at around 5:30 p.m. Cody Schrotberger was driving a combine that had minor damage done to the field. Fire officials said a p...
  • Get your motor running

      One of the participants in the antique tractor pull moves massive weight across the horse arena at the Perkins County Fair on Saturday, July 26. Look in next week’s issue for results. (Photo by Shari Friedel)...
  • Rick Ochsner named Good Neighbor 2014

    by Tim Linscott Editor Rick Ochsner is the 2014 Good Neighbor recipient. Ochsner’s love of the community runs deep as he was raised in Grant and lived in the community his entire life. “I always look to give back to the community,” Ochsner said. ...
  • City hopes to expand jurisdiction

    by Tim LinscottEditor Looking ahead to possible future expansion, the Grant City Council is looking to expand its jurisdiction beyond the legal one-mile outside of city limits status. At the July 8 council meeting, the council heard an idea from Grant Cit...
  • Upcoming fair attractions

    The upcoming weekend marks the final days of the 2014 Perkins County Fair.A recap of the many events planned toward the end of the week follows:Thursday, July 24• 6 a.m.: annual free pancake feed hosted by the Perkins County Chamber. Come enjoy time wit...