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  • Crop scout training March 6 near Mead

    Crop scouts will learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests during a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers program March 6.     Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop is from 9 a.m-5 p.m at th...
  • A different kind of “Healthcare” taking root in Nebraska

    By Craig Derickson State Conservationist, NRCS There’s a potentially game-changing healthcare movement coming from America’s heartland. Thanks to the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health held in Omaha Feb. 18-19, more attention is being...
  • Food pantry receives $2,500

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Sometimes ideas just pop into your head. Randy Gengenbach of rural Grant applied for a $2,500 grant through the Monsanto Fund’s ‘America’s Farmers Grow’ program. “My wife took the call we’d received the g...
  • PCS football schedule for 2014 released

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor It is never too early to prepare for football season. The 2014 football schedules have been released and Perkins County fans can take a bit more of an interest this season as it is the first in team history that the schedule...
  • Gathering for a friend

      People from all over the region came to Grant on Saturday, Feb. 15 to help a longtime friend, Mona Lierley, a staple at Hatch’s Super Foods. The fairgrounds building was packed with friends and family enjoying a barbecue with live and silent auc...
  • Three scams reported in county by sheriff’s office

    The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn citizens about three recent scams occurring the past week in Perkins County. The first scam is targeting mostly females, but everyone should be aware. The scammers are calling people and saying th...
  • Making a house call

      Renowned author and psychologist Dr. Jim Fay of the Love and Logic Institute, made an appearance in Grant on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Perkins County High School. The Larry Pritchett Gymnasium had a large crowd on hand to laugh, think and learn about child...
  • Girl Scouts learn safety

      Above: Grant Fire Chief Don Softley (left) shows members of Girl Scout Juniors Troop 80 some of the equipment used in an ambulance on Feb. 13 in Grant. The girls were working on their first aid badge and received a tour of the ambulances while havin...
  • Our Community’s History

    Thelander champion, Ross runner-up at state wrestling By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoFeb. 14, 2013 Austin Thelander took the gold at the 2013 Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament. He was the first Perkins County wrestler to claim a state title. Vinny Ros...
  • Bloodmobile collects 65 units

      The Grant Red Cross Bloodmobile drive was held Jan. 28, at the New Life Fellowship Church. Thanks to the regular donors, several walk-ins and first time donors, 65 units were collected. First time donors were Kara Dickman, Tara Nodlinski and Linda...
  • Cowboy Capital chorus elects leadership

    The Ogallala Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society has elected officers to lead them into 2014. Toby Hansen, the most esteemed elder member, installed these new leaders and reminded them that a singing nation is a happy nation. He said, “May you thr...
  • Financial Peace University provides hope to families in Grant

    More than two million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set t...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Spectating is still priceless By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director This past weekend, the seventh annual Heartland Hoops Classic was held at the Heartlands Events Center in Grand Island. Tino Martinez, the Hoops Classic founder, invites and ...
  • Toner to represent county at state tournament

      The state wrestling tournament starts today (Feb. 20) in Omaha and Perkins County will be represented by Garrett Toner (138-pounds). PCS Head Wrestling Coach Dean Friedel was impressed with how Toner dominated his way through the competition and the...
  • Lady Plainsmen fight until buzzer

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Against Creek Valley on Feb. 11, the Perkins County girls basketball team was aggressive in the post and put up another outstanding offensive game. However, the Storm were also aggressive on offense and pulled away 67-46 ove...
  • Plainsmen looking to improve defense

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor PCS had the offense going but Creek Valley shot the lights out in the match-up between the two teams on Feb. 11. PCS was down by three points, 18-15 after one period and kept pace with Creek Valley at the half. PCS was down ...
  • Wallace Wildcats wind down season

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer Wallace was involved in two challenging road games last week as they faced off with Stapleton/McPherson County on Thursday and then they traveled to Trenton to once again do battle with Hitchcock County. Hayden Woodc...
  • Lady Cats finish regular season with wins

    Wallace Lady Wildcats played on the road to win their last two regular season games. On Feb. 13, the team faced SMC in Stapleton, winning 44-39. The following night, Feb. 14, the ladies again won on the road, this time against Hitchcock County, 55-42. On...
  • Midwest Musings

    Beauty is in the eye of the seven-year-old By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Art is such a subjective thing. As a parent you are confronted with several forms of art, from finger painting to crayon drawings to macaroni glued to construction paper. My seven-...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    True greatness By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant “Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last and the servant of all.”–Mark 9:35 Most of us live like the fellow who th...