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  • Keeping “Avery Strong”

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Coaches and players share a strong bond throughout the season. Coaches universally support each other on any level as part of the fraternity of the profession. Avery Harriman, son of Chris Harriman, UNL assistant ...
  • MEAN increase may mean a mean price raise

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor There is good news and bad news. Actually, it is more like bad news and not-as-bad news. Dana Harris, Grant City administrator, recently reported that Municipal Energy Association of Nebraska (MEAN), will be changing the ...
  • School receives $2,500 through Monsanto fund

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County has yet again given back to an entity or organization in need through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Irma Young of rural Grant, was selected by the Monsant...
  • Booth retires from Congregational Church in Grant

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor For Larry and Jo Booth, the two hour-plus drive from Colby, Kan., to Grant each week was a happy one. Over the last seven years the couple has made the trip to serve the word of God at the Grant Congregational Ch...
  • Hatch’s named “Business of the Year”

      Kevin and Barb Hatch of Hatch’s Super Foods accept the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year” award from chamber president Tori Gengenbach. The annual award recognizes one business in Perkins County that exemplifies communit...
  • Community Foundation Corner

    Community foundation training was a time to reflect, look ahead By Becky Uehling Board Member Recently, representatives from the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund came together with area peers and state leaders to reflect on where we have been an...
  • Elsie/Madrid blood drive surpasses goal

          The Elsie/Madrid Blood Drive that was held Friday, Feb. 13, turned out to be a great success. Coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis reported that the goal set by the American Red Cross was surpassed by 10 percent.Donors were treated...
  • Locals attend fire conference

    Rick Dreiling and Bob Hochstein of Grant were among about 220 individuals who attended the 2015 Les Lukert Winter Conference Feb. 6-8 in Kearney, Neb.The conference was sponsored by the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors and Central Community Co...
  • Another Perspective

    Can a tablecloth really drain that much energy? By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher My story continues about the effects of clearing clutter. Oh my. We’ve been making a conscious effort to purge, purge, purge at home. Our office staff is also jumping on boa...
  • From the Pulpit

    The story of a little girl’s shiny cross By Pastor Wayne Pick Trinity Lutheran Church But we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.” 1 Corinthians 1:23Once there was a little girl who proudly wore a shin...
  • What’s Up?

    Venus, Mars getting closer By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Planets, planets everywhere, and now a thin crescent moon thrown in to boot.Plus, the day we have been waiting for has arrived, the planets Venus and Mars will be at their closest on Satu...
  • Cogitation

    Growing into my height By Jo McCormick Growing up in Omaha continues.During this time in my life another problem bothered me. I was never a slim or petite child. I was a big girl; not only tall but also chunky. I did not like my stature at all. I was th...
  • Measles confirmed in Nebraska

    Two confirmed measles cases are reported in Eastern Nebraska. No cases have been reported in the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department district which includes: Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Perkins and Red Willow counties.For inf...
  • Self-employment becoming more common in state

    Many rural Nebraska households utilize self-employment and multiple job-holdings to piece together their incomes, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll.The 19th annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln poll was sent to 6,813 households in 86 Nebraska counties...
  • Senior of the Month

    Stephanie Schrotberger Stephanie Schrotberger of rural Grant has the honor of being chosen February’s Senior of the Month.She is a senior at Perkins County High School and has a goal of becoming a physical therapist in the future.Besides excelling in a...
  • Wallace students attend RPAC West Vocal Clinic

      The RPAC West Vocal Clinic was held Feb. 9 at Wauneta-Palisade Schools. Attending from Wallace were (Front row, l-r): Robbie Nelson, Jared Sullivan, Jeff Harms, Madisen Messersmith, Morgan Messersmith, Bailee Nielson, Maggie May, Hannah Sullivan, Wa...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Losing two great coaches By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist Too many good people passing away here lately. Two former NCAA Division one coaches passed away this past week and both of them left their marks on college basketball. Dean Smith, former coach...
  • Wildcats pick up big win

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer The Wallace gym was a busy place last week when the Wildcats played host to McPherson County on Feb. 12 and Hitchcock County on Feb. 13. First up for the Cats was a scrappy McPherson County team. The Longhorn...
  • Cook headed to state

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County will have one wrestler headed to the state tournament in Omaha today (Feb. 19).Kiffen Cook, 132-pounds, finished fourth at the district tournament in Hemingford.Cook started the tournament off with a quick p...
  • PCS picks up win in sub-districts

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Lady Plainsmen came together at the right time after weeks of progressing on the court.At the C2-11 sub-district game against Hershey on Feb. 16 the Lady Plainsmen picked up their first win of the season, defeat...