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  • College Notes

    Gaston earns sciences award Kyle Gaston received the Achievement Award for Environmental and Earth Sciences at Doane College’s 2014-15 awards ceremony.As president of the Doane Wildlife and Conservation organization, Kyle facilitated the ‘‘save th...
  • Planning & Zoning News

    Future land use considered By Dennis Demmel Comprehensive Planning Committee Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the comprehensive plan of Perkins County, adopted in 2013. The information includes results o...
  • No-till on the Plains Whirlwind Expo June 17 in Venango

    A field day for producers to gain a better understanding of the importance of soil health by utilizing continuous no-till cropping systems will be held Wednesday, June 17 at the Steve Tucker farm located at 75740 Rd. 316, two miles west and one mile north...
  • Cool, wet conditions sweep state

    For the week ending May 17, 2015, precipitation during the last half of the week limited fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall of one inch or more was common, except for portions of northeast and southwest...
  • Millions to be invested in Ogallala Aquifer

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water and improve water qua...
  • Madrid school site closes for good

      Friday, May 15 was the final day of the Perkins County Middle School building being used in a classroom setting. Terry Prante, middle school principal, conducted locker checks and looked over the library one last time on Friday....
  • Compromise reached on city ordinance enforcement

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt and Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman settled a difference the old-fashioned way...they sat down and talked it out. On April 28 Brueggeman discussed the upcoming sheriff’s contract with city o...
  • Water meter project progressing

    The water meter project started by the city nearly two years ago is making progress, according to Dana Harris, Grant City administrator. Harris noted that Tom Werblow, city engineer, is putting the specifications together for the meter project. The proje...
  • Memorial Day services in area to honor those brave Americans

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Services for Memorial Day have been set on Monday, May 25 in communities throughout the region to pay tribute to Americans who have fallen in battle.Grant Services will be at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, southwes...
  • Barring bad weather, pool set to open Monday

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Grant Municipal Pool is preparing to open for another season on May 25. Parks and Recreation head Renee Seiler explained that the pool is ready to open, with the cooperation of Mother Nature. With a forecast predictin...
  • 25 years of service recognized

      At the May 12 Grant City Council meeting, Gary Beckler, Grant Utilities Superintendent, was recognized for his 25 years of service to the city. Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt (left) presented Beckler with a Nebraska scoreboard clock in recognition of his ...
  • Working together

      For “Faith In Action Sunday” on May 17, members of the United Methodist Church in Grant did several projects throughout the community. Pictured are, from left to right, Eugene Otto III, Lila Konecky, Audrey Martin and Pastor Nora Mendyk replacin...
  • Long attends state workshop

    Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, completed a Nebraska Association of County Officials workshop in Kearney May 14. The workshop provided officials training as they prepare to begin County Board of Equalization hearings. Among the topics addressed were the ...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Legion auxiliary meets The American Legion Auxiliary Grant Unit No. 40 met at Westview May 12. President Loretta Armbruster called the meeting to order. Trudy Hundhausen led them in prayer and they recited the preamble to the constitution. Minutes of the...
  • From the Pulpit

    Three little words Father Tom Kuffel I love you! More lives have been changed by those words than by all of the sermons ever preached. Those three little words can be the most beautiful and powerful of all in a person’s life. They are a powerful force...
  • Hughes' Views

    Sense of urgency on some bills By Dan Hughes Senator The legislature is heading into the final weeks of the session. We’re scheduled to adjourn for the year on June 5. There is a sense of urgency to get through more bills. Some of the bills we are wor...
  • Spring concert held at high school

      The Perkins County High School concert band performs “Caprice” during the May 12 spring music concert. ...
  • Senior of the Month

    Kaleb Gaar of Grant was selected as Senior of the Month for May 2015.With a love of learning and problem solving, Kaleb has excelled in academics, drama, music and sports throughout high school.He was a member of the golf team, Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl and s...
  • College Notes

    Holtz completes basic Army Pvt. Natalie L. Holtz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Coaching philosophy By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist I have written a number of times that the summer is the time for athletes to improve their skills. It is a time to try and get stronger and faster. Any athlete, I would think, would want to report ...