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  • 50 Shades of Me

    There’s just something about county fairs that are buried deep in my roots. The people, the food, the activities, the entertainment. I just love it!This year I’ve enjoyed two county fairs so far and I’ll of course be taking in the Chase County Fair ...
  • Dust likely cause of accident

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorDust is the probable cause of an accident that occurred on Friday, July 31 northwest of Venango, according to Deputy Duncan Einspahr of the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office who investigated the accident.According to Einsp...
  • County has new transit driver

    A new face will greet many children who ride the handy bus during the school year. Heather Hampton, 49, from Grant, started duties as part-time transit bus driver for the county on June 8. Hampton’s background is in real estate and she said she never ...
  • Perkins County Health Services announces new CFO

    Perkins County Health Services recently announced a new addition to the executive management team. Derick Lorentz is PCHS’s new Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for leading financial operations and activities for PCHS.Prior to joining the PCHS...
  • Extension educator weather and crop report

    Reference evapotranspiration (ET) in the Upper Republican NRD ranged from 1.70 inches at north parts of Perkins County to 2.20 inches in south Dundy County; we received between 0 and 1.70 inches in rain. Control stubble WeedsTime to control weeds in the w...
  • Valley® Irrigation recognizes service technician

    Justin Baker from Imperial, who works for Valley Pro Irrigation has been recognized by Valley® Irrigation, for his performance and high scores during the annual Valley Technical Service Seminar.Nearly 1,000 people attended local and regional Valley servi...
  • Local businesses earn USDA awards

    Fifteen Nebraska applicants were selected to receive $474,974 in grants from USDA Rural Development through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Funds will be used to install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements that wi...
  • Marriages to cease at area county courts

    Marriages to cease at area county courts Marriage licenses can still be obtained from clerk By Becky UehlingManaging editorOpinions by the United States Supreme Court and the Nebraska Judicial Ethics Committee have resulted in  area county courts no lo...
  • 2015 county fair wraps up Saturday

    Several children took part in the annual mutton busting competition at this year’s Perkins County Fair. 2015 county fair wraps up Saturday The 2015 Perkins County Fair wrapped up Saturday after a week full of 4-H activities, food, entertainment a...
  • Grant council passes resolution of cooperation concerning pool

    Grant council passes resolution of cooperation concerning pool   By Becky UehlingManaging EditorWith a three-to-one vote, the Grant City Council passed  a resolution at its July 28 meeting formally committing the Parks and Recreation Committee to work...
  • Chris and Korene Flaming family featured at Smithsonian

      Chris and Korene Flaming family featured at Smithsonian The Chris Flaming family from Elsie is now featured in the “American Enterprise” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC as part of the nationa...
  • God’s judgement is perfect

    From The Pulpit - Rev. Linda Battello God’s judgement is perfect Attending the county fair is an interesting experience. It occurred to me that we might learn from the experience. When you have an entry in the fair, you are judged. Sometimes the judge...
  • Resolution of cooperation is a good step toward updating pool

    Resolution of cooperation is a good step toward updating pool It was refreshing to see an extension of cooperation recently from the Grant City Council to a grassroots committee dedicated to finding a solution to the town’s aging swimming pool. This e...
  • PCHS Cheerleaders give back after donation

      PCHS Cheerleaders give back after donation When Ashleigh Noyes of Studio Design heard of the expense that the Perkins County Cheerleaders were going to experience to be able to get to camp this year, she decided to help out. To attend the camp, the...
  • Koop credits health, friends for recovery

    Richelle Koop, center, pictured with friends Jo Shalla, left, and Dee McCroden. The three participated in a half marathon in Estes, Colo. Saturday. Koop credits health, friends for recovery By Becky Uehling Managing Editor In March, Wallace resident ...
  • Helping paint for a friend

    Helping paint for a friend Elizabeth Krajewski (left) and Courtney Lyon, along with Elizabeth’s parents, Chuck and Linda Krajewski, recently helped give the American Legion building at the Perkins County Fairgrounds a facelift with a new paint job. ...
  • Library to hold booksale

    Library to hold book sale Hastings Memorial Library in Grant will host its annual Summer Book Sale from Monday, Aug.10 through Saturday, Aug. 15. The book sale will be held in the Library’s Community Room at 505 Central Avenue. Books will be available ...
  • Parent, child art class held at Meadowlark Gallery

    Alyson Carlson instructs students at a parent/child painting class held at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant on Thursday, July 23. Parent, child art class held at Meadowlark Gallery In cooperation with Grant’s Meadowlark Gallery, Alyson Carlson of Grant, ...
  • Grant blood drive collects 64 units

    Christi Klima, left, assists first time double red donor, Ben Polson. Grant blood drive collects 64 units The Grant Red Cross Bloodmobile drive was held July 7 at the New Life Fellowship Church. Response to the drive was good with 64 unites being coll...
  • Special event planned for Women’s Connection

    Special event planned for Women’s Connection An extra special event is coming to North Platte.  Brenda Copeland, nationally known recording artist and speaker will be the guest speaker for the Christian Women’s Connection on Monday, Aug. 17.   The...