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  • Free clinic coming to North Platte June 11

    Farmers and ranchers are invited to a free clinic. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The Farm Finance clinic gives producers a change to meet with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. These clinic ...
  • Memorial Day 2015 celebrated

      The crowd at the cemetery in Grant prepare to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at one of the Memorial Day services held throughout the region on Monday, May 25. There were two speakers this year at the Grant services, Jon Forney and Jonathan Hanson...
  • Land sale funds now have a home

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Now that the city has sold some excess land at auction, the dilemma for city officials is where to put the money, totaling $284,000. Grant City Administrator Dana Harris spoke with Mike Bacon, a Community Redevelopment Au...
  • Reading program to be “super” this summer

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Up in the sky...it’s a bird...it’s a plane...it’s the 2015 Hastings Memorial Library summer reading program. This year’s summer reading program has the theme, “Every Hero has a Story.” For ages three to sixth ...
  • Upgrades coming to PCS technology

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A spark of technology is about to be ignited at Perkins County Schools that will connect all school buildings and provide for future expansion. Michelle Evans, Information Technology Coordinator for the district, has been...
  • Pet show gives residents chance to reflect

      On May 18 residents of Westview Retirement Community in Grant were treated to a pet show. Locals brought in a variety of pets, ranging from turtles and cats to dogs for the residents to bond. Residents visited with staff on some favorite memories ...
  • Viaero holds a.m. coffee

      The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce has devised doing morning coffees as an alternative to After 5 events. The first morning coffee was held May 20 at Viaero in Grant from 7-9 a.m. Above: JJ Long of Grant, right, signs up for one of the drawings ...
  • Elsie seniors gather for birthday lunch

      The Elsie Seniors held their monthly luncheon May 19 at the Elsie Legion Hall. They enjoyed a catered meal of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and fresh fruit salad. Commercial State Bank sponsored a cake. Those in attenda...
  • Hughes' Views

    Death penalty abolished On Wednesday, May 20, the Nebraska Legislature gave final approval for a bill that would abolish the death penalty, LB 268, introduced by Senator Chambers. On the final round of debate, 32 senators voted for the repeal, 15 voted a...
  • From the Pulpit

    New commandment by Father Tom Kuffel Jesus makes love real by fulfilling the command of love: “I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27   We, on the other hand, ...
  • What's Up?

    Night sky looks the same from IllinoisBy Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We are coming to you this week from the gloriously dark skies of rural west-central Illinois, about an hour north of St. Louis.     If you look at a map of Illinois, that pec...
  • Area athletes give their all in Omaha

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor State track 2015 is finally over and several area athletes placed in their respective events and gained invaluable experience.Perkins County had two athletes attend state track this year, sophomore Derek Sis, and sen...
  • Wallace students named to honor roll

    Wallace Schools is proud to announce the names of junior high and senior high students on the second semester honor roll.All A Honor RollSeniors: Christina Daniels, Emma Franklin, Muthomi Gatobu, Chance Kennicutt, Morgan Messersmith, Alissa Rosentrater, M...
  • College Notes

    Gaston earns sciences award Kyle Gaston received the Achievement Award for Environmental and Earth Sciences at Doane College’s 2014-15 awards ceremony.As president of the Doane Wildlife and Conservation organization, Kyle facilitated the ‘‘save th...
  • Planning & Zoning News

    Future land use considered By Dennis Demmel Comprehensive Planning Committee Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the comprehensive plan of Perkins County, adopted in 2013. The information includes results o...
  • No-till on the Plains Whirlwind Expo June 17 in Venango

    A field day for producers to gain a better understanding of the importance of soil health by utilizing continuous no-till cropping systems will be held Wednesday, June 17 at the Steve Tucker farm located at 75740 Rd. 316, two miles west and one mile north...
  • Cool, wet conditions sweep state

    For the week ending May 17, 2015, precipitation during the last half of the week limited fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall of one inch or more was common, except for portions of northeast and southwest...
  • Millions to be invested in Ogallala Aquifer

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water and improve water qua...
  • Madrid school site closes for good

      Friday, May 15 was the final day of the Perkins County Middle School building being used in a classroom setting. Terry Prante, middle school principal, conducted locker checks and looked over the library one last time on Friday....
  • Compromise reached on city ordinance enforcement

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt and Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman settled a difference the old-fashioned way...they sat down and talked it out. On April 28 Brueggeman discussed the upcoming sheriff’s contract with city o...