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  • NRCS provides $1.1 million to protect Nebraska ag land

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that $1.1 million will be available through the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) to protect agricultural land in Nebraska. Nebraska conservation partner organizations ...
  • Invasive plant ecology and management course set for June

    A hands-on course on the basics of invasive plant ecology and management will be offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte from June 26-28, including presentations, workshops, site visits ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Laying down your life Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant I have to admit that keeping the theme for this month has been a tough discipline. It is so tempting to break the series and come up with something different. Have you ever read a b...
  • Ford classmate expresses sympathy

    Dear Editor: I have just learned of the death of Glenn Ford. I would like to take this means of expressing to his family and his many friends my deepest sympathy. Glenn and I were both members of the class of 1945 in Madrid, Neb. We also graduated from th...
  • Civic organizations contribute greatly

    Dear Editor: Perkins County’s population declined 290 people from the 2000 census base to 2,910 in 2010. The impact of that loss affects the county and towns negatively. To add to the loss is the fact that the general population is getting older. These ...
  • Newly acquired lawn care begins service in Grant this spring

    SlammCo Lawncare, formerly known in the area as Gaston Lawns & Landscapes, will begin first applications in April. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Opportunity knocked, and the Cole family of Grant answered—with April only weeks away, they are busily...
  • Come wish Whitey well

    Retiring Veterans Service Officer Whitey Shirley will be honored at a reception on the first floor of the Perkins County Courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The public is invited to he...
  • New deputy joins ranks at sheriff’s office

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Deputy Casey D. Griffin hasjoined law enforcement in Perkins County. Deputy Griffin was hired to fill a road patrol position vacated by the resignation of Deputy Blake Smidt back in August, said Perkins County Sheriff Jim B...
  • Christensen makes water transfer bill his priority bill

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, Feb. 14. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen  of Imperial wants to make sure the state can benefit from flood waters by being able to transfer the water across river basins. That...
  • MOPS reestablished to serve young moms and children

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor When it comes to creating ministries, what better focus than on young mothers and their small children. Five area women re-established a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) chapter in Grant on Jan. 12, desiring to direct a ministry...
  • Judge sets Edwards jury trial for March 19

    By Mary PierceNews Editor, Keith Co. News Although a jury trial date  of  Jan. 17 had originally been assigned to hear the case against former Keith County Attorney Blake Edwards, a certificate of readiness was not filed by Jan. 6, and a hearing was ins...
  • Perkins County’s weed superintendent receives award at conference

    Michael Dolezal, Perkins County weed control superintendent, recently attended the 65th Annual Nebraska Weed Control Association Conference held at the Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte, Feb. 6-8. Seventy counties were represented at the confe...
  • ‘Wise Mind’ class set to begin March 1 at NPCC

    “Wise Mind–a common sense class covering basic life skills that everyone needs to handle life” will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. CT on Thursdays from March 1 through April 15 at North Platte Community College’s South Campus. Participants will le...
  • Wallace blood drive scheduled

    Wallace Student Council and National Honor Society will be hosting a winter blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once again they have set a goal for the number of units of blood that they would like to see collected. The goal for this driv...
  • Venango individual attends NEMSA

    Troy Grothman of Venango  was one of approximately 215 individuals who attended the 27th Annual Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA) Winter Conference on Emergency Care Jan. 14-15 in Kearney. The event was sponsored by NEMSA, Central C...
  • Westview residents take part in pillow project

      Gladys Tharp (right) admires her new rice pillow stitched recently as a project at Westview Retirement Community. Each Westview resident received a rice pillow Friday, Jan. 27, when Carol Nikkel (pictured at left), Marcia Swan and Roxie Lampmann pro...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    “Linsanity” is closing in By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director Friday night there were no high school games around, no college games on TV so I ended up seeing what the NBA had to offer. Nothing seemed too interesting but then I found the...
  • Plainsmen poise secures win over CV

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Quinton Hite stroked a three-pointer from open space to give the Plainsmen a 47-40 lead with less than four minutes left and he and his mates redeemed enough free throws to survive a flurry of Storm three-pointers in be...
  • Lady Plainsmen easily blow past CV Storm

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Forward Shania Brown  topped all Creek Valley players with four points while 10 different Lady Plainsmen scored as Perkins County dissipated the Lady Storm, 58-16 in Chappell last Tuesday night (Feb. 7). Shalee Pollard...
  • Lady Plainsmen top seed in sub-D despite last week’s loss

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Lady Cardinals senior Halsie Large abused the “early release” program for eight breakaway layups to lead her team to a 51-34 victory over Perkins County in Hayes Center Thursday night. Aided by 5-foot-11 senior cent...