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  • Sacrifice has great meaning

    By Pastor Larry BoothCongregational Church, Grant On the calendar, it’s the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic and Eastern churches, and by some Protestant churches, as Lent, a special period of penitence, fasting, ...
  • Lions make plans, set goals

    Dear Editor The Grant Lions held their planning and goal meeting on Feb. 22 at the Hastings Memorial Library. Several people representing other organizations participated in the meeting and shared a number of ideas. The Lions are currently supporting the ...
  • Presidential candidates need to change focus

    Dear Editor: I am utterly dismayed at the dismal pool of contenders for the U.S. Presidential Election in this year of 2012. Both political parties are both disillusioning and disappointing to me. Too often, politicians try to press people’s “hot but...
  • Dangerous winter storm rolls through

      What began as rain in the early morning hours on Monday turned treacherous when snow began falling and winds picked up around 9 a.m. Visibility was zero in some parts of the area and blowing snow across the roadways made for hazardous travel. A se...
  • City sales tax proposition to be placed on ballot

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Voters will have an opportunity at election time to approve a sales and use tax in the amount of 1 percent that can be used for improvements within city limits. City council passed a resolution at their regular meeting on Tuesd...
  • Four file for open seats

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor   Newest Filings: • Village of Venango: Nathaniel Dodson and David Osborne • Perkins County School Board: Doug Beck and Shawn Turner   Two incumbents met the Feb. 15 deadline, and two new candidates also filed on that...
  • Adams Lumber is Chamber’s business spotlight of the month

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Chamber learned a little more about one of the county’s family-owned business during a presentation at their regular monthly meeting last Thursday. Adams Lumber Company was selected to be the Chamber busi...
  • Weiss Chiropractic receives First Dollar

      Members of Perkins County Chamber gathered following their meeting last Thursday for a First Dollar plaque presentation to Calvin Weiss, D.C., of Weiss Chiropractic. He has a chiropractic service in Imperial and opened an expanded practice last fall...
  • Celebrating 125th in style during Perkins County Fair will take input from all

    Perkins County marks its 125th this year, with an anniversary committee already busily planning activities for fair time—volunteers are being sought to help with this historical celebration. By Jan RahnManaging Editor If the excitement already being ge...
  • Priority bill declared by senators and committees

    By Mark ChristensenState Sen. 44th District It is another busy week in Lincoln for me and I look forward to the last of my 2012 bills having their committee hearings. Senator priority bills and committee priority bills have been declared and many of thos...
  • Only 29 days ‘til spring

      Fertilizer tanks at Frenchman Valley Co-op are just biding their time. A blizzard Monday morning following an early morning rain created dangerous conditions for travelers and livestock. (Photo by Jan Rahn)...
  • Our Community’s History

    Werners open the newly remodeled Rock-n-Roller By M. Lee One Year AgoFebruary 17, 2011 Dr. Bottom was honored for years of dedication. Colleagues and friends from the medical community gathered at Perkins County Health Services last week to honor Dr. Pa...
  • Author and publisher host book signing for new novel

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new local author whose pen name is BJ Wolfe was honored at a book signing at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant last Thursday afternoon. The first-time novelist, Barb Kirkpatrick of Grant, signed several of her new west...
  • SWNCBC offers rehab resale to first-time buyers

    Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC) has recently been funded for Purchase Rehabilitation Resale by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for a purchase, rehabilitation and resale housing program in the SWNCBC five county...
  • Westview hosts Valentine’s Day tasting party

      For Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, Westview held a chocolate tasting party. Many different food items from fruit to cake were available to dip in a chocolate fountain.  It was a fun afternoon of good food and fellowship celebrating Valentine...
  • CWC meeting includes husband/wife duo

      A fascinating impersonation of the Samaritan woman at the well by Linda Anderson kept the audience’s attention at the Christian Women’s meeting Saturday, Feb. 18. The dramatic presentation, based on the story from the fourth chapter in the book...
  • Consider joining the 4-H Cat Project

    Those who like learning about cats and having fun may want to consider joining the 4-H Cat Project. Three levels are available to participants: • Level 1 - Purr-fect Pals: Participants will learn about being a good cat owner. Topics include cat breeds, ...
  • Legion Auxiliary holds February meeting

    The Grant American Legion met Feb. 14, 2012 at Westview with 15 members and two guests present. Loretta opened the meeting followed by an opening prayer by Chaplain, Clem. The flag salute and preamble were recited. Roll call of officers was taken, secreta...
  • Vacancies exist on NUSF advisory board

    Nebraskans have until Feb. 29 to apply for appointment to the Nebraska Universal Service Fund Advisory Board. Five positions are currently vacant.  Two positions are open to represent telecom carriers.  An opening also exists for a member to represent e...
  • Wallace Legion Auxiliary meets

    Members of the Wallace Legion Auxiliary met on Feb. 14 and discussed upcoming events. The auxiliary met with the junior girls on Feb. 17 to discuss Girls State applications. The auxiliary then met on Wednesday, Feb. 22 to make a poppy centerpiece for the ...