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  • Artbeat...Meadowlark Gallery will open Thursday, Nov. 18

    The Perkins County Area Arts Council and Meadowlark Gallery continue to gain exposure with more and more visitors each month, and were recently featured in the November/December issue of Nebraska Life magazine. The gallery will be wrapping up this yearâ€...
  • Senior center invites all ages to enjoy facility

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Sporting a new image in hopes of attracting a broader circle of the community, the senior center at 420 Central in Grant is offering a gathering place for more age groups. As a daily social facility, the center welcomes ...
  • Mailand “treated” for October birthday

    Vern Mailand was the only senior present for the birthday dinner at the Perkins County Senior Center Oct. 8. He was presented with a “sponge” cake—a sponge from a floral shop covered with real frosting. He was more than willing to share! (Courtesy p...
  • Hastings Memorial Library now offers downloadable audiobooks, eBooks

    Hastings Memorial Library has recently expanded its services with digital audiobooks and eBooks available to download from the library’s website. Library cardholders can check out and download digital media from the comfort of their own homes by visiti...
  • Medicare Part D review scheduled

    It is time to think about having Medicare Part D reviewed! Nancy Frecks, UNL Extension Educator, Southwest Four, will be in Grant on Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. Make an appointment by calling the Perkins County Extension Office–352-4340 or call toll free 800...
  • Extra hour from time change can present sleep challenges

    Many Nebraskans have experienced a small version of jet lag without ever leaving their homes. “The hour we gain when Daylight Saving Time ends has a similar effect on our bodies as the jet lag we experience if we fly to a different time zone,” says L...
  • When dealing with a diabetic, don’t be the “Diabetes Police”

    Almost everyone knows one or more of the 24 million Americans with the disease. Those without diabetes can do their part to provide support for family, friends and co-workers who are already living with the disease. Elizabeth Edelman, a type 1 diabetic a...
  • Exchange students make Grant home

    Three new students are enrolled at Perkins County High this year. They all fluently speak different languages, and come from different backgrounds and walks of life. Suvianna (Suvi), Vilja (Vicki) and Sibylle (Sibby) are the foreign exchange students fr...
  • PCHS constructing new greenhouse

    By Sibylle Skub & Casey Lake Perkins County High School   The new greenhouse, which is being constructed by Mr. Babbitt and Mr. Terwilliger’s classes, is located by the south parking lot. The inspiration for this project, which came from Mr. ...
  • Three poster winners from PCS

    The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has selected its winners for the 2011 Radon Poster Contest. The local winners will now advance to the Nebraska Poster Contest to compete for a chance to be selected the state winner, and a chance ...
  • Ogg among NPCC students learning about the power of words in public speaking contest

    What do the words “integrity,” “hooligan,” and “xenophobia” have in common? They were all first place winners in the North Platte Community College Public Speaking word contest. For the contest, students in the public speaking class were chal...
  • CodeRED alert issued for missing teen last week

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   For the first time other than a county-wide test or automated severe weather notification, the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office activated the CodeRED Emergency Alert System last Thursday night. The sheriff’s office la...
  • Stop at the fire hall during Christmas open house

    Refreshments, giveaways, tours, fire extinguisher booth.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Chamber’s Christmas open house event will be enhanced with the open bays of the Grant Fire Hall to expose all of the symbolic holiday “red” to those e...
  • Entrepreneur and business forums set

    The Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) is hosting two area forums focused on coordinated support for entrepreneurs and business development in Southeast and Central Nebraska. On Nov. 30 the first “Area Entrepreneur/Small Biz Resource Forum” will be in Be...
  • Women’s Resource Center volunteer is recognized

    Luanne Geisert was recently presented the Ogallala Women’s Resource Center’s William Hill Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes a volunteer of the Ogallala Women’s Resource Center who has set an exemplary example of service to the center. ...
  • Grainton minister counsels on mission trip

    Chip Maupin was fond of the sushi served in Nagoya, Japan. He also enjoyed the local culture in the city of more than two million people. And, while sightseeing certainly was on tap during his recent eight-day trip to Japan’s third-largest city, Maupin ...
  • Parishes confirm 19 children

    Confirmation for Mother of Sorrows parish in Grant, Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Elsie, and St. Mary’s parish in Wallace was Saturday, Oct.30, 2010. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln confirmed 19 children from the three parishes at Mother of S...
  • Southwest Nebraska RC&D to hold banquet

    Southwest Nebraska Resource Conservation and Development would like to invite everyone to their annual banquet Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Chief Motel Poolside area (612 West B, McCook) at 6 p.m. CT. The theme for the evening will be “Innovators.” Sout...
  • Perkins County Community Foundation celebrates successful year with banquet

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Residents of the county gathered Saturday night to attend the annual banquet of the Perkins County Community Foundation (PCCF). The foundation’s event included a meal, check presentation and speaker at the Grant Un...
  • Christmas open house in Grant is next week

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   In another week, downtown Grant will come alive with holiday spirit when Chamber hosts the annual Christmas Open House. Promoting the theme, “Christmas in Grant—Tied Up With Bows,” retailers and vendors will enjoy ...