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  • ALA sponsoring essay contest

    Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) sponsors an Americanism essay contest for students in grades three through 12. Grade levels are divided into five classes. One award in each of the five classes will be presented in each division. Winners w...
  • Midwest Musings

    Alas, but to sleep, to dream By Tim Linscott Managing Editor My middle daughter, Olivia, had a sleep over for her birthday. This was around the 16th sleep over Olivia has had since moving here, so we are pretty familiar with how things go on these night...
  • From the Pulpit

    He’s got our backs By Pastor Nora Mendyk Grant United Methodist Church Whenever we feel our backs are up against the wall, that’s the time to remember ‘whose we are’. Our Lord has claimed us as His. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God a...
  • Hughes' Views

    A very busy first 10 days of session By Dan Hughes Senator The first 10 days of each legislative session, bills can be introduced. The last day for bill introduction is Jan. 21. Each of the bills will be assigned to a committee, then the committees wil...
  • What’s Up?

    Busy week for sky-viewing By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We are going to be busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs this week. With all the planet/planet, planet/moon, and other events we are going to be busy. So, find yo...
  • Celebrate the New Year with 10 free flowering trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

    Residents of Nebraska can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2015.By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three A...
  • IRS Free File will help Nebraska taxpayers with new health care law

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Free File Alliance announced the launch of Free File, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to most taxpayers for free. Free File software can help taxpayers with tax prepa...
  • Nebraska reaches $1 billion in beef exports in 2014

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced a new milestone today for the state’s beef sector. In the first 11 months of 2014, over $1 billion of Nebraska beef was exported to international markets, setting a new record for t...
  • Pesticide applicator training planned in region

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Perkins/Chase County area where pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification. All times listed are Mountain Time. • Fe...
  • Hughes goes to work

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Although he may be mentally exhausted, he couldn’t be happier. Sen. Dan Hughes, representing the 44th District, has had a whirlwind week since being sworn in Jan. 7. After being sworn in, Hughes immediately went to ...
  • Digital newspaper project takes big step further

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A new page in the history of Perkins County is about to be permanently written with the announcement of a grant given to the Hastings Memorial Library in Grant. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska annually gives $2,500...
  • After seven generations, family still helping county

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Seven generations of the Young family have been in Perkins County, starting with the homesteads of Benjamin Young and John Purnell. These homesteads led to generation after generation returning to the same region to c...
  • Swearing in day

    Perkins County officials were sworn in on Jan. 8 in the courtroom at the Perkins County Courthouse by Judge Edward D. Steenburg. Those officials included, front row, Barb Tines, deputy county clerk; Rita Long, county clerk; Peggy Burton, deputy county...
  • Petersons’ granddaughters home after Christmas Day accident

    A two-vehicle accident on Christmas Day injured the granddaughters of Grant residents Larry and Janice Peterson. The girls are the daughters of Mike and Amanda Peterson of Casper, Wyo. The girls, Greeli, eight, and Graysin, two, suffered multiple injuries...
  • Krause recuperating after misstep causes breaks

    By Becky Uehling Staff Writer Just one week after being applauded by the pastors of his former church circuit for his ability to stay healthy, Pastor Ron Krause is now recuperating himself. Krause joked Friday afternoon, from his new home in Grand Island...
  • PCHSF Drawing

      Above: Shawnda Ducker and Chet Harger draw a name for the Perkins County Health Services Foundation drawing on Jan. 9. Winner of the Las Vegas trip was Terry Brott of Elsie. Ryan Hendricks of Grant won the iPad and Becky Cooley of Grant won the $50 ...
  • Wallace Fire, Rescue raising funds for Maupin family

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor This time the Mikey Ride needs to help one of its own.Mike and Susie Maupin have long helped people in the Wallace community through the Mikey Ride, an annual event that includes a motorcycle poker run, auction and meal fo...
  • Another Perspective

    Clutter is a poison that drains energy By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher It was only a dream but it felt so real. And it was a huge eye opener.In the dream, my husband and I were out of town when we learned of a terrible storm at home. As we approached the ...
  • News from 44

    Budget will be addressed this session By Dan Hughes Senator The 104th Legislature, First Session, convened on Wednesday, Jan. 7. This is the “long session,” which is set by the Nebraska Constitution. The Constitution requires sixty day sessions in e...
  • From the Pulpit

    By Pastor Nora Mendyk Pastor, Grant United Methodist Church No coverups. No cosmetic changes...The Bible tells it like it is. Its characterizations do not put any ‘spin’ on a story to make someone look good. There are no coverups. The Bible tells how...