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  • By petition Hoffert challenges Pankonin for commissioner seat

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Well in advance of a Sept. 1 deadline, a petition to place a new candidate on the ballot for commissioner was received by the Perkins County Clerk.  Dave Hoffert’s name will officially appear on the November General Ele...
  • Tines seeks re-election to Venango board as write-in

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor William “Dude” Tines, who did not officially file for re-election to the Venango Board of Trustees, has now met requirements that will allow him to be a write-in candidate for the November General Election. Tines has b...
  • Fact sheets show recovery act impact for Nebraskans

    By Ben Nelson U.S. Senator Everyone knows our economy is doing better today than over a year ago when layoffs, furloughs and plant closings were in the headlines across Nebraska.  Certainly, we haven’t been as hard hit as many Americans in this rec...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Heard it at the fair!

    The Chase County Fair always is an interesting time. Since my husband is from the Imperial area it is always a yearly challenge for me to remember all of the names and faces I come in contact with, in hopes not to be embarrassed the following year. Thi...
  • SCIP to sponsor Walk-A-Mile fundraiser

    The Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) is hosting the fourth annual Walk-A-Mile in Their Shoes, which combines big hearts with brave feet and brings the community together for a great cause. The event premise is simple—men and women are nom...
  • West Nile Virus: DHHS case update

    So far this year, eight cases of West Nile virus have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in Colfax, Scottsbluff, Lancaster, Valley, Cheyenne, Douglas, Sarpy and Burt counties. This is identical to the number of cases re...
  • Take precautions with eggs to avoid salmonella

    A University of Nebraska-Lincoln food safety specialist says that eggs are safe when handled properly. Julie Albrecht, UNL Extension and food safety specialist and federal food safety information recommends these actions to reduce salmonella: • Ke...
  • Gum disease, periodontitis, linked to rheumatoid arthritis

    It’s not pretty.  Inflamed receding gums. Loose teeth. A buildup of plaque that turns them brown.  That’s periodontitis.  Aching joints. Hands that don’t work. Feet that are too painful to move.  That’s rheumatoid arthritis.  Two i...
  • 4-H Livestock Sale

    Grand Champion Market Beef, raised by Mitchell Cornelius, was not sold. It will go on to the state fair. Reserve Champion Market Beef, raised by Rebecca Cornelius, was purchased by Dr. Marvin Swan. Grand Champion Market Goat was raised by Drew Cur...
  • FSA Scoop...CRP signup is Aug. 27

    Producers interested in offering land in an effort to protect millions of acres of topsoil from erosion and improve the nation’s natural resources, have until Friday, Aug. 27, to sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program.  Producers who enroll du...
  • U.S. Department of Ag says corn, soybean headed for record year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce the largest crops in history, according to a government report recently released. The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast corn production of 13.4 billion bushels in 2010, wit...
  • Wildcats looking for turnaround in 2010

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer Head coach Derek Hutchison and his Wallace Wildcats are looking forward to the upcoming football season. After a 1-7 season last year, in which the Wildcats missed out on the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons...
  • PCHS Foundation golf tourney nets $3,753 for hospital beds

    The annual Perkins County Health Services Foudnation golf tournament raised $3,753 to help purchase five new hospital beds for Perkins County Health Services. Sixty-four golfers participated in the event held at the Grant Golf Club Sunday, Aug. 15. Par...
  • First day of school

    August 16 was the first day for students attending Perkins County Schools. Catching the bus on the first day is Junior Bobby Kugler. (Photos by Joan Craig) Classes also began in Wallace on Monday, Aug. 16. Boarding the bus is Aidan Kennicutt, while his s...
  • Kiolbasa selected for Jackman scholarship

    Emily Kiolbasa, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to receive the Marjorie Jackman Scholarship. The scholarship, in the amount of $150, is awarded to seniors who have shown an outstanding commitment to community service. Studen...
  • Income eligibility guidelines announced for school lunch, other nutrition programs

    The Nebraska Department of Education’s Nutrition Services office has announced the income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced price meals for persons unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch, Breakfast, Speci...
  • West Nile confirmed in three Perkins County residents

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor West Nile Virus has made its way to Perkins County, with three confirmed cases as of last week.  “This is the season,” said Brad Hays, lab director at Perkins County Health Services.  Hays said one case was confirm...
  • County receives financial return

    Perkins County has received a monetary dividend of $9,413 from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage provider.  The dividend was part of a $750,000 f...
  • Area Christians help in Uganda

    Members of the New Life Fellowship Church and Evangelical Free Church of Grant who went on a second trip from July 26 to Aug. 4 are Dennis Watkins, Ron Regier, Troy Kemling, Jeff Michael, James Harms, Vince Carrig and Brett Bullock. Jeff Michael had gone...
  • New backup generator put in place at hospital

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor No matter what may befall us weatherwise or otherwise, rest assured there will not be a blackout at the hospital. That’s a comforting thought for patients who might be in surgery and/or on life support, and for staff o...