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  • Nebraska Beef Council seeks director candidates

    The Nebraska Beef Council (NBC) will hold board of director elections in four districts in 2010.   This opportunity is open to qualified Nebraska beef producers that are 21 years of age or older, a registered voter, and a resident of the district that...
  • Candidacy petition deadline of May 14 for Nebraska Soybean Board district election

    Three of the nine district seats on the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be eligible for election this year. Soybean producers in Districts 2, 4 and 8 are invited to run for election to the Nebraska Soybean Board by filing a candidacy petition by the Ma...
  • It’s not too late to return 2010 Census form

    Forms will be accepted via mail through the middle of April.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Even though the April 1 deadline is past, the U.S. Census Bureau will continue to accept 2010 Census questionnaires by mail through mid-April. Thus far, Pe...
  • Special prizes found at Elsie Easter egg hunt

    The town of Elsie held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 27 at the United Methodist Church. Children were divided into three age groups with special prize eggs hidden for each group. The eggs led to extra prizes for those kids who found them...
  • Spring is bursting forth

    Signs of spring finally arrived in force—birds are caroling, bulbs are emerging and branches are budding. Nearly 50 types of birds, some migrating, quench their thirst and fill their tiny tummies at the wildlife habitat of Kay Cheney at the corner of ...
  • Hacker sends improper emails through school’s computer system

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor An incident of computer hacking at school sent administration and staff scrambling to identify the perpetrator and take necessary steps of prevention. According to Perkins County Schools Superintendent Tobin Buchanan, the ...
  • Visionary meetings initiate planning for the future of Perkins County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Pleased with how three community meetings went last week, Perkins County Planning and Zoning Administrator Chris Loeffler said, “Our planning team was impressed with the attendance and variety of ideas received.” The i...
  • City defines long term goals during recent retreat

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A brainstorming session on  March 20 gave Grant City Council members, along with the mayor, city clerk and city superintendent  a chance to look ahead several years and put together some goals for the community. Facilit...
  • New digital mammography machine in use at hospital

    Over 50 mammograms have been performed since the arrival of the new digital machine at Perkins County Health Services on March 10. Radiologic Technologist Cindy Dahlkoetter looks at the screen of the new system which provides the latest technological adva...
  • Holy Week services announced

      Grant Zion Lutheran Church April 1, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday worship service  April 2, 7 p.m. - Good Friday worship service  April 4, 7 a.m. - Easter Sunday Sunrise service with breakfast after. Grant Evangelical Free Church April 2, 6:30 a...
  • GVFD receives funds for new protective gear

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Thanks to federal funds received in January, the Grant Volunteer Fire Department has been able to purchase seven sets of new protective gear for firefighters, which is beginning to arrive.  An assistance-to-firefighters g...
  • Perkins County honor roll students announced

    Perkins County High School announces students on the A and B honor rolls for the third quarter. Those on the A honor roll include seniors Alecia Friedel, Candace Lee and Jenni Sis; juniors Jessica Day, Jeremy Hagan and Calla Mailand; sophomores Kristin...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - An Easter Treat

    When I think of Easter, I think Spring. The flowers are starting to surface and gain color, the grass is turning from brown to green. It is all so refreshing–a sign that summer is near. It always amazes me to think that Easter is such a wonderful hol...
  • Wallace band attends music clinic in Paxton

    The Wallace band participated in the RPAC North Pod Band Clinic on Tuesday, March 23 at Paxton School. Other bands participating in the clinic included Maywood, Medicine Valley and Paxton. Each band performed a selection of their own, then the combined ...
  • March birthdays celebrated

    The monthly senior meal was held March 16 at the Legion Hall in Elsie. Those celebrating their birthdays were (l-r): Dorothy Pelster and Rosalie Curtis. The diners were entertained by Donna Hahn and Louis Coppersmith playing Irish tunes on the piano and...
  • Perkins County 4-H enrollment due by May 1

    2010 Perkins County 4-H Enrollments and project enrollments are due to the Perkins County Extension Office by May 1, 2010.  Anyone wanting to enter 4-H exhibits at the county fair must turn in enrollments by this date. Contact the Perkins County Exten...
  • 4-H shooting sports leader certification workshop set

    There will be a Nebraska 4-H shooting sports leader certification workshop on April 24 and 25 at the Chase County Fairgrounds in Imperial.   Registration deadline is April 15. First time certification is $65 per person. The fee for participants adding...
  • Nominations sought for 2010 Nebraska Father of Year

    Christian Heritage is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Nebraska Father of the Year Award, which will be presented at a “Celebration of Fatherhood” luncheon to be held at Embassy Suites in Lincoln on June 17. Either adults or youth may make nomi...
  • 2010 season underway for Plainsmen tracksters

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Nearly even on both sides of the roster, 21 boys and 22 girls, the Plainsmen track teams return for the 2010 season with a good number of letter winners.  Among the returning athletes are six state qualifiers from the 2...
  • Golfers start season Tuesday at Dundy County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Three returning varsity players from last year’s squad, along with two golfers with varsity experience and several young players give Head Coach Chris Mestl positive vibes for a successful golf season.  The Perkins Co...