Many hallmarks of Halloween–lit jack-o-lanterns, candle decorations and billowing costumes–all pose fire safety hazards.
Overall, candles caused four percent of reported home fires, six percent of the home fire deaths, 10 percent of the home fire...
For years, any weight-loss aficionado could easily tell you the best sources of dietary fiber: whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. But in today’s environment, things have changed.
Grocery store shelves have become crowded with traditiona...
By Michael Sylvan
Social Security District Manager
Moving can be hectic. Some studies show that relocating is one of the greatest stresses we face in our lives.
Whether you are moving nearby or across the country, don’t forget Social Security...
AAA has launched a new teen driving web site that provides parents and teen valuable resources and useful tools to help guide then through the challenging learning-to-drive process.
Recognizing that early parental involvement is critical in developin...
DHHS has surveillance down to a science.
It’s October and that means the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has officially started flu surveillance.
“Surveillance tells us where the flu is and how fast it’s spreading,”...
Steak dinner, talk by local author, silent auction. Order tickets through any PCCF member and plan to attend.
By Jan Rahn
Local author Robert Richter will be the featured speaker during Perkins County Community Foundation’s an...
By Jan Rahn
Halloween is a time of fun and laughter, wearing costumes, gathering candy, and being silly or scary.
Unfortunately, safety issues accompany this day each year and there are always ways that children can get hurt if t...
On Saturday, Oct. 16 the Grant Cub Scout Pack #160 collected 170 bags of groceries to donate to the Perkins County Food Pantry. Participants included (Front row, l-r): Tyler Tucker, Hayden Foster, Triston Hite, Aidan McClintock, Dillon Overstreet, K...
Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, Patsy Kroeker, Perkins County Treasurer and James Deaver, Perkins County Commissioner attended a Legislative Conference conducted in Kearney on Oct. 14 by the Nebraska Association of County Officials.
The conference pro...
Westview Retirement Community Residents enjoyed a trip to Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala via the mini bus in a “Get out of town” outing. It was a gorgeous, still fall evening.
We viewed the Morning Glory that lets the water into the penstock ...
A special book signing by local author P.F. Bottom will be held at the Wauneta Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 18.
Dr. Bottom will sign his book, Forest of Fears, in its new limited, hard-cover, large print second edition from 1-3 p.m.
Come get a ...
By Jan Rahn
Two candidates are vying for a seat on the Perkins County Board of Commissioners when election rolls around Tuesday.
Incumbent Leon Pankonin and his challenger Dave Hoffert are running for District 2 Commissioner.
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
Senator Mark Christensen
of Imperial and former senator Tom Baker of Trenton fielded questions during a 44th District candidate forum held in Grant last Wednesday.
Less than 20 people attended the event, ...
By Jan Rahn
In Grant, the seat of mayor, plus two council member seats, will be filled during the Nov. 2 General Election.
Incumbent Mike Wyatt was the only candidate filing for mayor.
Two new candidates will appear on the ballo...
Thank heaven there are only 12 days left until election, because I am so sick and tired of the political advertising already.
A person can sit and watch television all evening and learn nothing about a candidate during commercials.
Last Sunday night someone took a Rebekah Davis for Congress sign from my front yard. Okay, a political sign is no big deal, but what has happened to our current election system is a big deal.
The Constitution of the United States start...
Dear Nebraska citizens,
I’m writing to encourage your approval of Constitutional Amendment One, which is on the Nov. 2, 2010 general election ballot.
Nebraskans have made it clear that they like local control. They have also made it clear that the...
This past week had the usual highs and lows that one finds in athletics at any level, but other than those who yell for the Huskers, the locals had a pretty good week.
First of all, the weather was absolutely perfect starting on Thursday when PCS hoste...
Updated event calendar can be found at www.pcs.esu16.org------
All times listed are Mountain Time
Thursday, October 21
No school K-12
12 - 8 p.m. Parent-teacher conferences
Friday, October 22
No school K-12
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Staff development
By Shari Friedel
An excellent finish to the cross country season occurred last Thursday, Oct. 14 at the district tournament at the Grant Golf Course with nearly every Perkins County runner improving their time.
The girls team will atten...