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  • Rockin’ and reelin’

    Swing choir members perform a toe-tapping version of an old rock and roll song during the spring music concert at Perkins County High School. Performing under the direction of Judy Kurkowski are (Front, l-r): John Prante and Debbie Dahlkoetter. Back: Er...
  • City of Grant will pursue funding for new warning sirens

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A public hearing on an ordinance for planning and zoning regulations was held during the regular meeting of Grant City Council on April 27, with discussion by council on the recommendations made by members of the planning an...
  • Farm Bureau agent glad to be in Grant

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor As a sales associate  for Farm Bureau Financial Services, Adair Reese said she considers her position a wonderful opportunity to come to Grant. She began her position in Ogallala on March 1, and moved in next to The Bar...
  • Avi8tors to perform here this summer

    Set aside June 27 for a heartwarming experience when the USO-style “Avi8ors” perform World War II era music at the airport.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A real treat awaits “the oldest generation” and each generation since, when the ...
  • Sign up now for PCCF golf tourney

    Sunday, May 23, Grant Golf Club, 9 a.m.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Golfers can look forward to a day of fun and prizes while contributing to the betterment of Perkins County through the fundraising effort of the Perkins County Community Foundati...
  • Torch heads to state games

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Several participants proudly ran the torch for the Cornhusker State Games through Perkins County May 10 on its way to Lincoln for the 2010 competitions.  Runners began carrying the torch on May 3, with its arrival in L...
  • Johanns honors humanitarian efforts

    Sen. Mike Johanns, co-chairman of the Senate General Aviation (GA) Caucus, recently introduced a resolution honoring members of the GA community who have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Fellow co-chairman of the GA Caucus, Sen. ...
  • Campaign signs don’t belong on state’s right-of-way

    If campaign owners haven’t removed any errant signs, they will be removed.   The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) reminds people it is against the law to place political campaign signs, or any signs, on state highway right-of-way. Various sizes ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Rendition Remedies

    I was at work one Monday, and a typical chaotic Monday it was turning out to be. As 5 o’clock approached I was contemplating my multiple supper choices for the evening.  Although the temperature outside was nearly 65 degrees, I could not resist the ...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    May birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, May 14. Honored for their special day were (l-r): Elmer Cooper and Ted Heinemann. Not pictured: James Deaver. (Courtesy photo)  ...
  • Elsie/Madrid Blood Drive falls short of goal

    The Elsie/Madrid blood drive held May 11 was short of making its goal set by the American Red Cross according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis.   The donors present were treated to lunch provided by the Madrid United Methodist Women....
  • Children’s safety, health may be jeopardized by misinformation

    Study finds pediatricians mistakenly think many parenting myths are true.   Although parents turn to their pediatrician for expert advice and accurate information about their child's health and development, findings from a new study suggest that thou...
  • Plan a state parks vacation today

    Now is the time to make summer vacation plans and reservations at Nebraska state parks. Students are out of school, holidays are on the horizon and parks are getting ready for a busy summer. Nebraskans appear to be choosing to spend more of their vac...
  • Grant takes part in community cleanup

    Residents in Grant are urged to voluntarily clean up their properties. City officials have provided a roll off dumpster for disposing of non-hazardous discarded goods located at the grass clipping collection site west of the ballfield.   The dumpster ...
  • Madrid Legion Post celebrates 50 and 60 year members

    Ed Evans, formerly of Madrid, was joined by his sons Karol (left) and Roy Evans at the Grand Island Veteran’s Home to join in the celebrating and awarding of Ed’s 50-year certificate and pin. Post Commander Bernard Heinemann (front, right) made the ...
  • Kuskie sisters take part in Rotary Youth Exchange Program

    The Grant Rotary Club is extremely proud to announce there have been two students selected from PCHS to participate in the International Rotary Youth Exchange Program for 2010-2011.   It is unusual for two students, same gender and from the same fam...
  • Perkins County qualifies 11 for state track meet

    By Shari Friedel Staff Writer Six new school records were set by Perkins County tracksters during the district competition.  The Perkins County girls finished the 2010 season undefeated, winning the district meet on Thursday, May 13 with a score of...
  • Ross is state golf qualifier

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Ben Ross of Perkins County was among the top 10 golfers who qualified for state during the C5 Boys District Golf Meet held Monday, May 17 at West Wind Golf Course in Ogallala. Ross’s score of 83 was low enough to qualify...
  • Wallace to send seven competitors to state meet

    On Thursday, May 13, Wallace competed in the D10 District track meet at Sutherland.  Teams involved in the district included Anselmo-Merna (A/M), Arnold, Arthur Co., Brady, Callaway, Mullen, Paxton, Stapleton/McPherson Co. (SMC), Sandhills/Th...
  • Free fishing and park entry day set for May 22

    Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, Saturday, May 22, will be a chance for people to go fishing or visit a state park area in Nebraska and enjoy the experience without buying permits. Although no fishing or park entry permits will be required on the free ...