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  • Nursing assistant and EMT classes begin soon at MPCC

    Several Nursing Assistant and EMT classes are set to begin soon at Mid-Plains Community College campuses. Nursing Assistant (NURA 1100) will provide training for a non-licensed individual to provide safe, effective, and caring services to patients, resid...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    That’s just life By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director A basketball is as round as it gets, but it can take some of the wildest bounces you will ever see when it is used in competition. It can find its way into a person’s hand for no appar...
  • Plainsmen unlucky in district loss to Irish

      By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Alex Harms swished a four-foot jumper and a three-point play foul shot to start a 12-0 St. Pat’s second quarter run that lifted the Irish to a 49-39 win over the Plainsmen and the NSAA class C2 District 6 title ...
  • Bowling

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 1 High Game: Kim Bergenske, 209; Karla Eddie, 205; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 192. High Series; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 536; Bernie DeForest, 521; Karla Eddie, 507. USBC Awards: Dena Andrianakos, 175 game; Karen Jensen, 175 game; Anne Kirkp...
  • FSA Scoop

    March is here—signups ahead It would appear March is coming in like a lion!  Hopefully we will get some much needed moisture this month and no wind!   Teri Moss began her duties as Perkins County CED last week; however, she was busy helping the Chase...
  • CattleWomen offering ag scholarships

    Area 14 CattleWomen have scholarships available to qualifying students in Keith, Perkins and Arthur counties. The scholarship is available to graduating boys and girls residing in any of the above mentioned counties.Application Guidelines Applicants must ...
  • FSA offers help to beginning farmers and ranchers

    The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is working harder than ever to assist new farmers and ranchers to succeed. FSA Executive Director Dan Steinkruger recently unveiled a new Land Contract Guaranteed Program and several other tools designed to help farmers ...
  • Nebraska Corn Board announces vacancies

    Notice is hereby given that the terms for three members of the Nebraska Corn Development, Utilization and Marketing Board will expire June 21. The members represent Districts 6, 7, and 8. District 6 includes the counties of Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Phelps...
  • Environmental Trust funds to help range restoration on URNRD augmentation site

    By Nate JenkinsUpper Republican NRD Asst. Mgr. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) is in line to receive an $840,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to help fund rangeland and stream flow restoration associated with its au...
  • Nebraska Ag Youth Institute applications available

    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced the availability of applications for the 2012 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). “For the past 41 years, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute has provided our state’s youth with an...
  • Conservation Corner

    Water conservation deadline pendingBy Janet LaglerNatural Resources Conservation Service Introduction to EQIP The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural prod...
  • Gov. Heineman announces trade mission to China

    Governor and NE business leaders to expand economic development opportunities. Gov. Dave Heineman announced on Feb. 29 that he will lead a delegation of Nebraskans on a trade mission to China July 28-Aug. 3. The trade mission includes stops in Beijing, ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    It’s Easter and we meet again the Master By Pastor Larry BoothCongregational Church, Grant Jesus of Nazareth, first child of the carpenter Joseph and his wife Mary, was a boy of exceptional talent. We have no childhood reports to substantiate that, bu...
  • Sorry... I only speak oink

      Diana Tate tries a little persuasion before the smooch  at FFA’s Kiss the Pig contest at Perkins County High School last Thursday. The PCHS teacher was selected as champion over opponents Shawn Cole (runner-up), Tanya McArtor and Lance Wurst as...
  • Midwest’s annual meeting is March 15

      The 65th annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation is Thursday, March 15, at Perkins County High School. Registration and meal at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m. Directorship elections • speakers from energy camp • prizes • ...
  • Keystone pipeline issue not going away

    By Mark ChristensenState Sen. 44th District   At the Legislature this week we will begin full day debate on the floor. The Speaker of the Legislature released his priority bill’s and I was pleased to find out that my bill, LB 1125, was chosen as one ...
  • Public hearings in legislature draw to a close

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service This week was the last week of public hearings for bills introduced this legislative session. State senators heard testimony on bills that deal with topics ranging from state taxes to the federal debt. On the flo...
  • February recorded as busiest in GVFD history

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Members of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department have completed the busiest February in the 123-year history of the department, according to Fire Chief Don Softley. As of Monday—with a couple of days left in February—GVFD per...
  • Scary fire call turns out to be non-threatening

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor A deputy from the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office saved the day for a female motorist at In & Out convenience store in Grant by extinguishing a fire under the hood of her mini-van. According to Fire Chief Don Softley...
  • Tharp’s annual sale engrossing to all

    It was a day to look, buy, visit and explore during the 88th annual Tharp machinery sale held south of Grant on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Buyers and sellers arrived from all over Nebraska as well as several other states. The varied weather each year since the s...