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  • 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...
  • Wallace boys relay finishes first at Hershey

    By Elizabeth Strand Wallace School The Wallace Wildcats made the  trip to Hershey on Saturday, March 27, for the first meet of the 2010 track season. The weather was cold and windy, but dry.  In spite of the weather, several of the Wallace athletes ...
  • What is a screening colonoscopy?

    March was National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The best way to diagnose colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer) is to have a colonoscopy done.  A colonoscopy is basically a scope of the colon. The physician uses a fiberoptic scope to go ...
  • Region II Human Services awarded accreditation

    Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities announced the Region II Human Services has been accredited for a period of three years for several programs. This new accreditation is the fifth consecutive three-year accreditation outcome that ...
  • Health department in McCook moves to new location

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has moved its operations from the Masonic Temple to a newly remodeled building in McCook.  SWNPHD purchased a church located at 404 West 10th in 2008. After extensive remodeling, SWNPHD moved into its new lo...
  • Local responders attend Homeland Security training

    Perkins County Health Services employees, Kristi Griffiths, Kenny Hutsell, Becca Lagler and Melissa Prante recently completed Homeland Security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Ala.  The CDP is operated by t...
  • Commissioners adopt big game regulations

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners adopted regulations designed to increase the harvest of antlerless white-tailed deer in 2010. A record deer harvest was expected in 2009, but a late crop harvest, a cold winter with record snowfall and...
  • Beef and wine tasting extravaganza coming soon

    Mark the calendar and plan to attend the Area 14 Nebraska CattleWomen’s annual Beef & Wine Tasting Extravaganza.  The open house event will be held Friday April 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. MDT at the Grey Goose Lodge in Ogallala.  Tickets are a...
  • UNL hires new weed ecologist/cropping systems specialist

    “I see a lot of opportunity here,” said Greg Kruger about his new position at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. Kruger sees dryland production and drought tolerance as a major resea...
  • Two serious pests attacking Nebraska’s pines

    Nebraska’s pine trees are under attack from two serious pests–the mountain pine beetle and pine wilt disease.  The mountain pine beetle, a small insect that has killed millions of acres of pines in the western U.S. and Canada, was identified last ...
  • Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute applications available; deadline approaching

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the availability of applications to the 2010 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI).  “NAYI is an opportunity for Nebraska youth to explore the agricultural industry and th...