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  • Microburst strikes Madrid May 24

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The heavy rains and severe weather that swirled around the region led to a bit of an anomaly in Madrid Saturday, May 24. Around 10 p.m. the Madrid Volunteer Fire Department responded to damage done by a microburst. I...
  • Memorial Day services held in county

      Memorial Day services were held in Grant, Madrid, Venango and Wallace on Monday, May 26....
  • Our Community's History

    Thrift Shoppe opens in Perkins County Senior Center   Ten Years AgoMay 27, 2004 Charlottie Wallin spent a 30-year career in service to agricultural producers around the area. Since 1977 she served as program technician for the Farm Service Agency, and ...
  • Love of outdoors turns into business for Grant family

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Aaron LaGrange grew up in Colorado and spent most of his time outdoors. An avid rock climber, LaGrange hoped to someday pass that knowledge and thrill of the outdoors on to his children. LaGrange and wife, Amanda, have...
  • Poppy Day in Grant

      Friday, May 23 was Poppy Day in Grant with businesses being visited by volunteers selling the hand-made poppy flowers as part of Memorial Day activities. Michelle Ross was one of the many locals who purchased a poppy to wear with Laura Dreiling and ...
  • Garage sales coming to Grant June 7

    The Grant city-wide garage sales will be held Saturday, June 7, starting at 8 a.m. Several chamber businesses, including Adams Bank and Trust, Valley Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Kwik Stop and In & Out will have maps available starting June 3 through June 7. ...
  • PCCFF donates to garden

      The community garden toward the north end of Grant is in its second season, with this year’s monetary support coming from the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund. Collaborating on the garden are the USDA/FSA Office and the Grant United Method...
  • A good day for a picnic

      John Long, far right, led the singing and flag waving at Westview Retirement Community in Grant on Saturday, May 24, as part of the picnic event held at the retirement home. The rain kept people inside visiting and eating a huge host of picnic foods...
  • Chamber spotlight: In & Out

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor On April 13, 2006 Amy and Kasey Kroeker purchased B&J’s convenience store from Bud and Jean McCullough and started down a path that Amy has said has been, ‘A huge blessing.’ “It gave me the opportunity to r...
  • Cannonball!

      Bruce Campbell had the honor of being the first kid in the pool on Monday, May 26, just minutes after the pool opened. It wasn’t long before the pool was full of patrons on opening day. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...
  • Faster benefit decisions for veterans

    By Laurie Jones S.S. District Manager We believe it is important to recognize those who currently serve in the military as well as those injured in the line of duty and consider it an honor and a duty to serve them. Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner...
  • Watch out for things that sting

    Residents are urged to program this phone number into every phone for immediate, professional 24-hour help from the experts: 1-800-222-1222. The Nebraska Regional Poison Center has released a list of things to be cautious of. People allergic to stings o...
  • Reduce West Nile exposure

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) reminds people to protect themselves and horses against West Nile Virus this summer which is spread through the bite of a mosquito. In 2013, 226 human clinical cases and five deaths were reported throug...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    A lot going on in sports By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director Apparently I can’t read the wishes of billionaires as well as I thought. Donald Sterling didn’t get to where he is financially by making a lot of miscalculations and this past...
  • Plainsmen gain knowledge

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor One medal was won by Perkins County track athletes at the state track and field invite held on May 23-24 in Omaha. The Plainsmen, however, came home with a host of experience to use next year. Head track coach Shayne H...
  • All-Star football squad chooses Miyamoto to play

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 36th annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. The 64 members of the all star football teams were nominated by their respective high school coach and sel...
  • Alumni volleyball scholarships given out

    The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen Alumni Volleyball Development Association gladly announces the winners of their yearly scholarship. This year’s recipients are Kylie Hanson and Courtney McClenahan. The 2014 graduates will receive funds to be used direc...
  • Swedberg leads Wildcats

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Landon Swedberg finished his senior year with an impressive showing for Wallace at the Class D state track and field invite in Omaha on May 23-24. Swedberg finished in fifth place, earning a medal, in the discus with a...
  • Coach Thurin’s ‘Gatorade bath’ makes it on America’s Funniest Home Videos

    In his 48 years of coaching high school and college basketball, North Platte Community College Lady Knights basketball coach Dick Thurin never imagined that he would gain national recognition for a play he never even saw coming. It was March 2013. Caught ...
  • Youth selected for Cornhusker Boys/Girls State

    Area youth will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys and Girls State June 1-7 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus. The annual citizenship program, sponsored b...