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  • PC Raceway opener April 11-12

    By Brenda Johnson Brandt Holyoke Enterprise Family entertainment at Phillips County Raceway adds more to the mix this season, and it opens this weekend. In a doubleheader racing event Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, one-on-one grudge matches for street...
  • Dry conditions persist despite recent moisture

    By Al Dutcher Nebraska State Climatologist The first round of severe weather struck Nebraska during the evening hours of April 1 as a line of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front that swept through the upper and central United States.  This lin...
  • Winter wheat concerns after rainfall shortage

    For the month of March 2015, temperatures averaged above normal with only limited precipitation falling in the western two-thirds of the state, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall of up to an inch fell across much ...
  • Tractor safety training courses set for June

    The 2015 Tractor Safety Trainings will be held in seven locations across the state during May and June.Any youth 14 or 15 years of age who works on a farm or ranch other than his/her parents’ is required to be certified through a tractor safety course. ...
  • Town hall meeting slated for Friday in Madrid

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A town hall meeting will be held in Madrid on Friday, April 10 at 8:30 a.m. MT at the Little Country Kitchen to provide information for corn growers about possible financial entitlements.Attorney Jacob Hecker, who will lea...
  • Bill addresses tree recovery effort

    Dear Editor: It is hard to be a tree in Nebraska’s landscapes, given the challenging climate of the Great Plains. Trees are now facing even tougher conditions, given the increasing frequency and severity of damaging severe weather events, and the huge t...
  • A joyful noise

      More than 100 people attended the Perkins County Easter Concert at the Grant Evangelical Free Church on March 29. Above: Singing “Jesus (He is the Son of God)” were members of the Grant United Methodist Church choir are (l-r): Brian High-tower...
  • Reese new head of PCHS Foundation

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Adair Reese has long been involved in her community. The current Grant Rotary vice president said she’s usually the first person to volunteer and has been looking for an opportunity to give back to Perkins Count...
  • Two-vehicle accident injures one

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor On March 24 at approximately 5:20 p.m. the Perkins County Sheriff’s office and Grant Volunteer Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Sixth Street and Washington Aven...
  • 2015 Health Fair held

          Perkins County Health Services put on a health fair on March 27 with many opportunities for the public to receive testing and information about better health. Above: Olga Dunn, left, helps Lois Gaston with her blood pressure, one of the ma...
  • Public transportation in county celebrated next week

    By Becky Uehling Staff Writer The Perkins County Senior Center in Grant will recognize “Public Transit Week” the second week of April with a variety of activities. On Monday, April 6, all passengers will receive a special “thank you” gift. On We...
  • Memorial benefits Park Ridge

      Memorial money in the amount of $5,000 was given to the Park Ridge Assisted Living facility in honor of Elmer Cooper. The money was used to purchase an oven, cabinets around the oven and also a portable blood pressure monitor. Above: On hand last Fr...
  • Rezac still in North Platte after accident

    By Becky Uehling Staff Writer Grant resident C.J. Rezac  remains in the hospital in North Platte after an accident at her home last week. According to Rezac’s son, Jim, Rezac was leaving in her car from her home on the morning of Tuesday, March 24 wh...
  • Orpheus receives first dollar

      Matt Chandler-Smith and Vicki Anderson of Orpheus Music and Sound of Grant received a First Dollar on March 28 from the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce. Orpheus Music and Sound provides DJ services and has been busy with proms in the area as of l...
  • Medical providers honored at PCHS

      On March 30, Perkins County Health Services honored its providers during Medical Staff Provider’s Day. A luncheon was served to those providers present with PCHS CEO Jim LeBrun  presenting each provider with a red carnation and certificate of app...
  • Pinewood Derby winners

      Winners in this year’s Pinewood Derby, held March 23  at Perkins County Elementary, were, from left to right, Alec Reese, son of Adair and Jason Reese, first place; Landon Noyes, son of Jason and Ashleigh, second place and Brock Tines, son of Mat...
  • Red Hat news

    The Red Hat Ladies traveled to Wallace to dine at the old hotel there. They feasted on green salad, bacon and chicken pasta and apple, cherry pie with ice cream. Debbie Andrews spoke of the history of the hotel and Joan Harveson showed her Brazilian tatti...
  • Annual fish fry held

      The annual Knights of Columbus fish fry was held March 27 at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant. Cecil Hendricks and Pat Vlasin help fry up fish for the hungry patrons of the event....
  • Lions member recognized

      Wallace Lion Deb Harris received recognition from the Nebraska Lions Foundation and a contribution of $250 for reaching the Grand Builder Level. Donations to the foundation go to various programs across the state of Nebraska, such as youth programs,...
  • From the Pulpit

    Be a servant Pastor Huran Gatobu Wallace UMC God is Good All the time. Lent season has been a time to journey with Jesus as he goes to the cross. Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:5-8 tells us to have the same mind as in Christ who though he was in the for...