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  • USDA offers loans to promote economic development in rural areas

    USDA Rural Development (RD) is seeking applications for the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP). Through the IRP program, USDA Rural Development provides direct loans to establish revolving loan funds. Eligible applicants include Indian groups, private ...
  • Wallace grad competes with judging team

      While many were enjoying the holiday break with their family and friends, the Casper College Livestock judging team was hard at work preparing for the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The Thunderbird team started their journey in early January...
  • Life’s short—make it count

    Dear Editor: In less than three seconds my life flashed before my eyes. Just over two weeks ago, I was ejected from a car and could barely walk. Today, I can walk with assistance. I’ve realized how precious life really is. Life is way too short not to t...
  • City adding tool to help build Grant

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The first step of many to address the needs of the community was taken Tuesday, Jan. 28 by the Grant City Council. In addressing housing and other growth needs in Grant, city officials approved the pursuit of organizing a Co...
  • Villages using CRA’s to make improvements

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Reading, reviewing and being observant will hopefully help the Village of Venango make some improvements. In July of 2013 Venango village board members finalized the establishment of a Community Redevelopment Authority to he...
  • Late harvest, ‘ok’ prices

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Harvest took a little bit longer than usual because of unusual timing in moisture, according to Doug Anderson, Perkins County Extension Educator. This year’s harvest was one of the latest he’s seen and portions of Deuel ...
  • A welcome sight

    <1--IMAGE images/2.6.14/snow.jpg IMAGE-->   Snow removal equipment was a constant sight last week and earlier this week when several inches of snowfall blanketed the area. Forecasts have slight chances of snow coming by the end of the week, cou...
  • Perkins County Chamber board 2014

      At the Monday, Jan. 27 Perkins County Chamber of Commerce banquet, new board members for the 2014 year were inducted. They include, from left to right, Stara Chandler-Smith, board member; Dawnya Dreiling, treasurer; Jessie Faber, board member; And...
  • Dinner and a show

      Members of the Perkins County High School speech team performed their speeches as part of the entertainment portion of the evening at the  Perkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Jan. 27 at Westview. Above: Mariah Curtis and Courtney M...
  • Super party

      A good-sized crowd gathered Sunday, Feb. 2 at the New Life Fellowship Church in Grant for a party to watch the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks do battle for the biggest prize in football. The crowd was predominantly pro-Broncos with one Seahawks...
  • CattleWomen distribute cookbooks at bloodmobile

      The Area 14 CattleWomen served the meal for the Jan. 28 blood drive at the New Life Fellowship Church and gave away two cookbooks. The winners were Deb Richardson of Grant, top, presented by Michele Cutler and Tayler Walter  of Madrid (bottom), pre...
  • “Soar Like an Eagle” at Imperial retreat

    Saturday, Feb. 22, 8-4, Imperial Bible Church By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Hope in the Lord will allow participants in this year’s Imperial Bible Church’s Ladies Retreat to “Soar Like an Eagle,” the theme of the retreat. Held Feb. 22 fro...
  • Pan Jumbies ensemble to bring Caribbean sound to Holyoke

    Phillips County Arts Council presents the Pan Jumbies—Colorado’s professional source for Caribbean steel band music. The band will take the stage Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Holyoke High School auditorium. The Pan Jumbies is one of North America...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    It’s no trouble By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant “Lord, don’t trouble Yourself, for I do not deserve to have You come under my roof.” Luke 7:6 Do any of you remember Chris Hughes? Known by his men as “No-Slack Hughes,” he...
  • Cogitation

    By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident The pages within this story will equate a life, my life, with a party. This party goer will take part and try to participate in the plan of the ultimate party planner–God. Since I am human, however, there will be actions...
  • What’s Up?

    It’s winter no matter what By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Well, we have survived halfway through winter. Sunday, Feb. 2, marks the halfway point between winter and spring.Feb. 2 is a cross-quarter day, or a day that is halfway between the winte...
  • Student’s work awarded

    Samantha Snogren of Perkins County Schools has been selected by the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to receive a Nebraska Young Artist Award for 2014.  Students apply on-line and submit an artwork, complete an application, and a letter of...
  • College Notes

    Area students’ academics honored University of Nebraska at Kearney recently announced the names of students who earned a place on the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester. To earn a place on the dean’s list, UNK students must complete at least 12...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Feb. 6-12All Times MountainThursday, Feb. 6 PT conference PK-8 No school PK-8 12:00    Wrestling at SutherlandFriday, Feb. 7 3:30    G/B JV basketball 4:00    Little Kids wrestling at PCHS 5:00    Girls varsity basketball 6:30    Boys varsi...
  • Youth celebrating 4-H Month

    February is Nebraska 4-H Month, and Perkins County 4-H will be celebrating the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers. Perkins County 4-H Council and the Perkins County Extension Office will be hosting a 4-H kickoff to celebrate Nebras...