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  • Annual meeting for Midwest Electric March 20

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The 67th annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation will be on Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Perkins County High School in Grant, beginning with registration and then the me...
  • Lending a hand

      Above: A benefit for Hoz and Jana Doolittle was held at the Perkins County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 8. The meal brought people from all over to support Hosmer as he has been diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment. Below: A plethora o...
  • Home renovation effort continues throughout county

    The Perkins County Commissioners along with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation are leading a cooperative effort to provide some needed renovation to homes within the incorporated city limits of Grant, Madrid, Elsie and Venango in Perkins ...
  • Perkins County Pheasants Forever marking sixth annual banquet

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Now in its sixth year, the Perkins County Pheasants Forever banquet will be held Saturday, March 22, at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. The admission price will autom...
  • Goal exceeded by 27,200 meals at Mercy Meal’s ‘Feed the Philippines’ mega packing event

      187,200 meals packaged by over 400 volunteers at event.By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The Zion Lutheran Church  in Imperial was a flurry of activity over the weekend of Feb. 22 when over 400 volunteers gathered to package meals for starving...
  • Women’s Connection March 19

    Join in and enjoy the Grant/Ogallala Women’s Connection’s reception on Wednesday, March 19. They will be hosting a reception open to everyone at the Quality Inn at 201 Chuckwagon Road in Ogallala beginning art 6:30 p.m. with a live music concert by ...
  • Artbeat

    Youth Art Month opens season at Meadowlark Gallery on Grant’s main street is open Friday and Saturday evenings now through November   Now in its 10th year, the Perkins County Area Arts Council is pleased to announce its 2014 shows, which begins wi...
  • Humanities Nebraska speaker to hold program

    Charlotte M. Endorf will present “Excess Baggage: Riding the Orphan Train” on Monday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Perkins County Senior Center. Endorf has traveled more than 15,000 miles seeking the last surviving riders and descendants to document...
  • Avoid drunk driving this St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, drivers are reminded not to get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 269 people nationwide have been killed on St. Patrick’s Day ...
  • St. Patrick—the myths the facts

    Who is St. Patrick? People all over the world celebrate on the 17th day of March in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.         Some cities have parades, most revelers wear green, and a few families commemorate the day with traditiona...
  • Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free trees for spring planting

    The Arbor Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2014 and receive 10 free flowering white dogwood trees. “White flowering dogwoods will ad beauty to your hom...
  • Perkins County Schools Robotics Program needs your help

    Are you a farmer in Perkins County? Know a farmer in Perkins County? We need your help! The Perkins County Robotics Program is seeking funding through the Monsanto Keep Rural Schools Growing Program. Last year, Perkins County Schools won a $10,000 grant t...
  • Perkins County participates in science bowl competition

      Lincoln East High School (Team A) was the winner of the 20th annual Nebraska High School Science Bowl held Saturday, Feb. 8 at Wayne State College. The Science Bowl is a fun, fast-paced academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in math ...
  • McClenahan to participate in rural health program

    Incoming student participants in the collaborative Rural Health Opportunities Program between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have been named. Jill Mack, director of Health Programs and RHOP at CSC said, “They are a ...
  • PCS activity schedule

    March 13-19All Times MountainThursday, March 13 Boys state basketball No school - spring breakFriday, March 14 Boys state basketbll No school - spring breakSaturday, March 15 Boys state basketballMonday, March 17 District speech at PCHS No school - K-12 s...
  • College Notes

    Lee elected to student senate Trevor Lee of Madrid has been elected to the UNK Student Senate representing the College of Natural and Social Sciences. Student Senate has the power to pass legislation for the campus, approve new student organizations, app...
  • New hearing set for Tuesday on revised LB 1074 water bill

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee will hold a new hearing early next week on a totally revised version of the water-related bill, LB 1074. The guts of the previous version of the bill, whic...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau “Top 10 List” helps farmers navigate farm bill

    Nebraska farmers will have a lot of different options to consider when it comes to farm programs under the recently passed 2014 Farm Bill. To help navigate through the changes, Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) has developed a list of “Top 10 Thin...
  • District 44 forum is Tuesday, March 18

    Candidates vying for the Nebraska Legislature’s District 44 seat will share their stances on state government issues affecting agriculture and education at a public forum Tues., March 18 at 7:30 p.m. CT at the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Cen...
  • Ranch practicum coming soon

    The 2014 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum. During the ...