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  • What's Up...No Halloween full moon

    Well, now that the full Moon is out of the way, perhaps we can look at something. Oh, by the way, Halloween is on Sunday. Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no full Moon on Halloween. In fact, a full Moon on Halloween is a rare event no matter what ...
  • Safety tips everyone should read for Halloween

    Kids love Halloween—they get to dress up and get free candy. Give kids some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life. Some kids already know things that can be done to be safe, like how to cross the street, not to talk to or go with s...
  • Keep Halloween spooky and safe

    Many hallmarks of Halloween–lit jack-o-lanterns, candle decorations and billowing costumes–all pose fire safety hazards.  Overall, candles caused four percent of reported home fires, six percent of the home fire deaths, 10 percent of the home fire...
  • TOPS helps figure out fiber

    For years, any weight-loss aficionado could easily tell you the best sources of dietary fiber: whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. But in today’s environment, things have changed.  Grocery store shelves have become crowded with traditiona...
  • Planning to move? contact Social Security

    By Michael Sylvan Social Security District Manager  Moving can be hectic. Some  studies show that relocating is one of the greatest stresses we face in our lives.  Whether you are moving nearby or across the country, don’t forget Social Security...
  • AAA website offers tips to teen drivers and parents

    AAA has launched a new teen driving web site that provides parents and teen valuable resources and useful tools to help guide then through the challenging learning-to-drive process.  Recognizing that early parental involvement is critical in developin...
  • On the lookout for flu

    DHHS has surveillance down to a science. It’s October and that means the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has officially started flu surveillance. “Surveillance tells us where the flu is and how fast it’s spreading,”...
  • Tickets available now for Perkins County Community Foundation dinner Nov. 6

    Steak dinner, talk by local author, silent auction. Order tickets through any PCCF member and plan to attend.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Local author Robert Richter will be the featured speaker during Perkins County Community Foundation’s an...
  • Halloween safety includes knowing where sex offenders live in Perkins County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Halloween is a time of fun and laughter, wearing costumes,  gathering candy, and being silly or scary.  Unfortunately, safety issues accompany this day each year and there are always ways that children can get hurt if t...
  • Cub scouts collect for food pantry

      On Saturday, Oct. 16 the Grant Cub Scout Pack #160 collected 170 bags of groceries to donate to the Perkins County Food Pantry. Participants included (Front row, l-r): Tyler Tucker, Hayden Foster, Triston Hite, Aidan McClintock, Dillon Overstreet, K...
  • Perkins County officials attend state conference

    Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, Patsy Kroeker, Perkins County Treasurer and James Deaver, Perkins County Commissioner attended a Legislative Conference conducted in Kearney on Oct. 14 by the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The conference pro...
  • Westview residents enjoy Lake Mac outing

    Westview Retirement Community Residents enjoyed a trip to Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala via the mini bus in a “Get out of town” outing. It was a gorgeous, still fall evening.   We viewed the Morning Glory that lets the water into the penstock ...
  • Book signing in Wauneta to feature Dr. Bottom’s “Forest of Fears”

    A special book signing by local author P.F. Bottom will be held at the Wauneta Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 18. Dr. Bottom will sign his book, Forest of Fears, in its new limited, hard-cover, large print second edition from 1-3 p.m.  Come get a ...
  • Two face off for District 2 Commissioner seat

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Two candidates are vying  for  a seat on the Perkins County Board of Commissioners when election rolls around Tuesday. Incumbent Leon Pankonin and his challenger Dave Hoffert are running for District 2 Commissioner.  ...
  • Forum held for 44th District candidates

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen  of Imperial and former senator Tom Baker of Trenton fielded questions during a 44th District candidate forum held in Grant last Wednesday.  Less than 20 people attended the event, ...
  • Incumbent mayor, two new candidates on ballot for Grant City Council

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor In Grant, the seat of mayor,  plus two council member seats, will be filled during the Nov. 2 General Election. Incumbent Mike Wyatt was the only candidate filing for mayor.  Two new candidates will appear on the ballo...
  • Editorial...Be a responsible voter

      Thank heaven there are only 12 days left until election, because I am so sick and tired of the political advertising already.  A person can sit and watch television all evening and learn nothing about a candidate during commercials.  I haven’...
  • Letter to the Editor...We the People

    Dear Editor: Last Sunday night someone took a Rebekah Davis for Congress sign from my front yard. Okay, a political sign is no big deal, but what has happened to our current election system is a big deal.  The Constitution of the United States start...
  • Letter to the Editor...Vote Amendment One for local control

    Dear Nebraska citizens,  I’m writing to encourage your approval of Constitutional Amendment One, which is on the Nov. 2, 2010 general election ballot. Nebraskans have made it clear that they like local control. They have also made it clear that the...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Local athletes had good week

    This past week had the usual highs and lows that one finds in athletics at any level, but other than those who yell for the Huskers, the locals had a pretty good week. First of all, the weather was absolutely perfect starting on Thursday when PCS hoste...