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  • Officer speaks to seniors on prescription drug misuse

    On Wednesday, May 19, Officer Tom Hudiburgh of the Ogallala Police Department gave an informative presentation to approximately 50 people at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant.  The topic of his program was “The Misuse of Prescription Drugs...
  • Perkins County talent to be showcased at benefit concert June 12

    “An Evening of Hope” benefit concert for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is scheduled Saturday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grant E-Free Church.  The event was so popular and well received last year that Thunder on the Hi-Line team memb...
  • Arbor Day Foundation names Grant as Tree City USA community

    Grant was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the 14th year Grant has earned this national designation. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foun...
  • Go green with Wallace Christian Women’s Club

    “Recycle”  and “Go Green”  are the calls for action to save the land. It will be the theme for the meeting of the Wallace Christian Women’s Club to be held Tuesday, June 8,  beginning at 10 CT at the Wallace Community Hall.  Tickets are a...
  • Addition to Wallace cemetery taking shape

    Work has begun on the new three-acre addition to the west of the present cemetery in Wallace. Although quite some time will be required before it is fully developed, most of the investment was made in the first year. Contributions to the memorial fund ...
  • Sis, Dahlkoetter medal at state

      Eleven track and field athletes from Perkins County attended the state track meet in Omaha on Friday and Saturday, May 21-22. With agreeable weather on their side, two Plainsmen were able to bring home a few medals. Senior sprinter Jenni Sis ...
  • PCCF holds benefit golf tourney over weekend

     Forty golfers enjoyed breakfast, lunch and prizes during the charity tournament sponsored by Perkins County Community Foundation on Sunday, May 23.  Ten teams of golfers had a warm, sunny, breezy day to compete for hole prizes and enjoy the spo...
  • Hasenauer sets PR at state track meet

    By Elizabeth Strand Sports Writer   Six Wildcats made the trip  to compete at last week’s State Track and Field Meet held at Omaha’s Burke Stadium.  The highlight of the meet was Josi Hasenauer’s personal best in the 3200 where she cut 10 s...
  • Mealtime Makeovers -Thanksgiving–why wait?

    I don’t know about all of you, but I hate waiting for the holidays to come around to get a good turkey dinner. Why is it that it has to be holiday time before anyone wants to take the time to cook a good turkey these days? When the holidays come arou...
  • Select the right tree this season

    Selection of trees for planting in a home landscape depends on the desired effect and the purpose the trees will satisfy in the landscape, explains Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association.  “Will they attract birds t...
  • Young Nebraskans can remain on parents’ insurance says Blue Cross

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska announced that younger Nebraskans can retain health care coverage under their parent’s policy months before a new health reform law takes effect. Starting June 1, BCBSNE members under age 26 can remain on their ...
  • AAA projects number of Memorial Day travelers to increase 5.4 percent

    AAA projects the number of Americans traveling on vacation this Memorial Day holiday weekend will increase 5.4 percent from 2009 with approximately 32.1 million travelers taking a trip away from home. Last year, 30.5 million Americans traveled during the...
  • Gardening with children

    Now is a great time to get together as a family and promote the healthy values of gardening and good food. Not only can people connect with their kids in a new way, it provides exercise and awareness of healthy food choices that can be grown in the backy...
  • Meditation could help alcoholics

    Meditation might help alcoholics become aware of their urges and develop coping skills that may reduce their risk of going back to the bottle. That’s according to Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Wi...
  • Silver newest approach to wound healing

    An ultra-thin, layered patch carrying a concentrated dose of silver nanoparticles has proven highly effective in healing wounds while not damaging important cells. Silver is commonly used to prevent bacterial contamination in traditional wound dressing...
  • Sexson receives 2010 DEKALB® Agricultural Accomplishment Award

      Josh Sexson of Perkins County High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto. Sexson, the son of Doug and Shari  Sexson, received the award for excell...
  • Producers reminded of enrollment deadline

    Dan Steinkruger, state executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska, reminds producers that enrollment for the 2010 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) will end June 1. Farm producers mus...
  • CRP land: assistance for young farmers

    Perkins County, Nebraska landowners who are willing to sell or lease Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres to new farmers can get federal assistance with the Transition Incentives Program (TIP).  The program was created by Congress in the 2008 farm...
  • Smith to host Export 2010 seminar in Kearney

    Governor Dave Heineman to deliver keynote address.   Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced he will be hosting Export 2010, an international exports seminar, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) campus on June 3. Governor Dave Heineman will...
  • Keep ‘navigable’ in Clean Water Act says Farm Bureau

    Nebraska Farm Bureau is opposing new federal legislation that would subject non-navigable bodies of water to the requirements of the Clean Water Act.  Man-made lakes and ponds, road ditches and farm fields that are wet only part of the year would be r...