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  • 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...
  • What’s Up?

    Do some tracking in the skies By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Are you tracking the Venus/Mercury pair each evening just after sunset? You should be.Wednesday, Jan. 14, bright Venus and speedy Mercury will be at their closest in the southwestern e...
  • Registration open for 2015 LiveWell team challenge

    Registration is open for the 2015 LiveWell Team Challenge, which runs Feb.-May 1.  The LiveWell Team Challenge, which awards prizes for performing and reporting activity minutes and healthy weight loss, offers three divisions, including Fresh Start, Tota...
  • Steffen comes to Grant as new teacher

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor New social studies teacher at Perkins County High School, Lance Steffen, had a good feeling about his chances of getting a job with the district—he knew the superintendent.Unfortunately for Steffen, PCS Superintendent Ph...
  • Second quarter honor roll students named

      “A” Honor roll students for second quarter include (Front row, l-r): Nathan Kemling, Shane Ourada, Dayna Dudden, Mariah Curtis, Stephanie Schrotberger, Kendra Hoffert, Hannah Beck, Claire Maaliao. Back row: James McArtor, Kaleb Gaar, Dylan Malmk...
  • PCS Robotics team qualifies for state

      On Saturday, Jan. 10, in Sidney, the Perkins County Middle School Robotics Team, the “Spartabots” qualified for the Nebraska State Robotics meet to be in Ashland on Feb. 21. The team is made up of 7th and 8th grade students and is coached by mid...
  • Middle school honor roll students announced

    Perkins County Middle School proudly announces the names of students who are on the second quarter and first semester honor rolls. Second quarter all A’sTanner Burge, Jaden Dietlein, Spencer Ross, Emma Schrotberger, Aryn Seiler, Hailey Snyder, Beau Woo...
  • PCHS competitive speakers begin season

    Perkins County High School speakers had at least two reasons to smile on Saturday, Jan. 10.  First, they passed bank marquees that posted temperatures in the 40s, and secondly, they won their first invitational of the 2015 season. Along with contestants ...
  • PCS Activities

    Jan. 15-21Thursday, Jan. 15Jr. high bball at Sutherland 3:00 Friday, Jan. 16Basketball vs. Wau-Pa (home) Saturday, Jan. 17Speech at WallaceWrestling at Chase CountyWinter Ball 7:30 Monday, Jan. 19Boys SPVA basketball Tuesday, Jan. 20Girls SPVA basketb...
  • Free FAFSA help provided

    EducationQuest Foundation wants college-bound students and their parents to be aware that it’s time to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the application for federal, state and college-based financial aid.   Students and th...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Outstanding Games By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist This past week saw a lot of action in college basketball, professional football and the set up for the national championship NCAA football game held on Monday night in Dallas. Last Saturday and Sunda...