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  • January is Radon Action Month

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is working with the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) on a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure. SWNPHD urges area residents to take action by testing their homes for radon ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Winning is a wondrous healer By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director The bowl season is almost over and by the time this is printed it will be. Since I usually do this on Sunday evenings, we just have the big bowl left and that is the BCS champi...
  • Wildcats win holiday tournament

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats had a two week break in competition but they were able to pick up where they left off when they competed in the Perkins County Holiday Tournament. The Wildcats were able to defeat Cambridge and S...
  • Boys gain experience

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen had a rough 2014 PCS tournament, dropping two straight games. Against Sandhills, PCS lost 50-25. The Plainsmen were down 11-2 after one period and picked up the pace, outscoring Sandhills 1...
  • Lady Plainsmen finish third

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor It was a rough start to the 2014 version of the Perkins County basketball tournament  on Jan. 2, but the PCS Lady Plainsmen bounced back to finish third. In the opening round, PCS played Sandhills and came up short 59...
  • Wildcats at PCS tournament

      Wallace Lady Wildcats added two games to their schedule this year with the Perkins County Holiday tournament on Jan. 2-3. On Jan. 2 the Wildcats fell to the Cambridge Trojans, 45-30. On Jan. 3, the Wallace team lost to Perkins County, 42-34.    ...
  • FSA Scoop

    New deadlines approaching By Teri MossCounty Executive Director The FSA office has new dates to announce and notifications to make as the new year gets underway:Foreign Buyers Notification The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requi...
  • Farm Bureau delegates attend conference

    Nebraska Farm Bureau’s voting delegates reinforced the need for property tax relief adopting a handful of resolutions targeted to lessening the property tax burden on Nebraska farm and ranch families as part of the organization’s 96th Annual Conventio...
  • CSP applications now underway

    Nebraska landowners and operators have until Jan. 17 to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. CSP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assis...
  • Master Gardener classes start Jan. 28

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master Gardener classes will start Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension Office at 348 W. State Farm Road in North Platte. Gardening enthusiasts can participate by attending individual classes at $10 per...
  • Midwest Musings

    By Timothy LinscottManaging Editor A few weeks ago I addressed a serious housing need in Grant after it was announced that an international wheat center would be constructed just outside of town. People from the university and the new employees planned fo...
  • CoC elects officers

    At the Thursday, Dec. 19 Perkins County Chamber of Commerce meeting, new officers and board members were voted upon by those members in attendance. The new officers and board members are: President- Andi Lee; vice president- Tori Gengenbach; secretary-Jil...
  • Electrical hook-ups: Policy examined after urging from company

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor A policy change by the city of Grant has Midwest Electric officials pondering if economic development or even development of home sub-divisions may be hampered by the move. In September the Grant City Council added a policy ...
  • Street project starting soon

      A wall will soon be put up at First and Logan to help stop erosion. A street project at the same location will also be conducted in the spring. City officials are currently setting up bids for the project. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...
  • A look back at events of 2013

    January A shootout hosted by the Grant Lions Club during a home basketball game raised $11,515 for the Grant Volunteer Fire Department. Reese Appliance and Repair began offering a selection of GE products Plans got underway for a dinner theater, “Nana...
  • I’ll be back again someday

      A snowman on Lincoln street stood proud after the recent snowfall. However, within days higher temperatures and bright sunshine meant he would have to wait until later in the winter or next year to make his return. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...
  • Progress continuing on N-CORPE well field

    De-watering slowing pipeline construction.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Phase 1 of the N-CORPE  (Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project) augmentation project in Lincoln County will go on line slightly later than planned. But...
  • Coming together for song, fellowship

      Organizers of the community sing-a-long on Christmas Eve estimate around 50 people attended the event, which included people of all age groups and religions. A few pets also made appearances to enjoy the fellowship and song. Top: the stage area of t...
  • What's Up

    The stars are circling By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Let me be one of the first to wish you a Happy New Year. With the changing of the year it is almost like we are given a clean slate with all the old stuff erased so we can now begin to write a...
  • Simple tips for recycling

    Recycling is crucial to running a green home. It’s also an easy and effective way to reduce weekly contributions to the local landfill. Unfortunately, many people either aren’t recycling as much as they could be, or are recycling the wrong way. A main...