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  • Personal bests achieved by Wildcats

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A host of personal bests for Wallace track athletes were achieved at the Maywood High School Invite on March 28.Sixteen Wildcat athletes set personal best marks at the event.The girls team finished eighth with 37 team poin...
  • Storm signs with Indians

      Wallace senior Hayley Storm signed her letter of intent recently to play volleyball at McCook Community College this fall. Storm will be playing for head coach Scott Weston. A three-year letter winner at Wallace, Storm received post-season recogniti...
  • Season opener

      Perkins County golfer Kaleb Gaar putts on the green during the season opener for PCS on March 30. Gaar would shoot an 80 on the day. The dual versus Creek Valley proved to be a good day for the Plainsmen. PCS won by 23 strokes, 184-207. Individually...
  • Three Wildcats make all-conference

    The Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) All-Conference basketball list was recently released.Christina Daniels, a 5’10” senior for Wallace, was named to the First Team All-Conference list while her teammate, sophomore Maggie May (5’ 6”) w...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 19High Game213 - Melinda Nielsen186 - Cheryl Kincade 185 -  Karla Eddie and Sue             BakerHigh Series537 - Melinda Nielsen527 - Karla Eddie500 - Cheryl Kincade...
  • Tractor safety course to be offered in Grant

    The 2015 Tractor Safety Training will be June 11-12 at the West Central Research and Extension Center in Grant. The trainings will be held in seven locations across the state during May and June. Contact your local extension office for additional course d...
  • Planning & Zoning News

    County employment and economics By Dennis Demmel Comp. Plan 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 of censu...
  • USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final ...
  • Loss of pet a reminder to slow down

    Dear Editor: I am an animal lover; I have been my whole life. I believe animals have taught me a lot about life and I have a great respect for animals and their ability to trust us as their care takers. My animals’ needs are often put before my own, the...
  • Road work ahead

      In the morning hours of March 23, crews started completing the road work on First and Hancock. The road will be completely torn up and re-poured to the railroad tracks. City officials indicated that the work will take up to eight weeks to complete...
  • Final touches being put on wheat center

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Commissioners are preparing for the move of the University of Nebraska Extension offices to the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center in June. Kelly Bruns, associate district director for the West ...
  • County prepares for severe weather season

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Emergency Management Director Jim Brueggeman is preparing for severe summer weather. Severe Weather Week is March 23-27 and Brueggeman and his crew at the sheriff’s office have already long been in the pr...
  • Basketball court at park getting upgrade

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant’s City Park will be getting a bit of a facelift soon courtesy of Eagle Scout James McArtor. McArtor appeared in front of the Grant City Council on Feb. 24 to request Keno funds to refurbish the basketball ...
  • Midwest meeting 2015

    The annual meeting of Midwest Electric was held March 19 at Perkins County High School in Grant. Above, Vance McCoy wa recognized as the new director for Midwest Electric. Below, Midwest Electric general manager, Larry Umberger, left, presents a plaqu...
  • Easter worship services

    United Methodist - GrantHoly Thursday 7 p.m.; Friday prayer vigil 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (come and go); Good Friday Tenebrae (darkness) 7 p.m.; Easter sunrise 6:30 a.m. at Tom and Val Foster’s; Easter worship 9:30 a.m., fellowship to follow.Mother of Sorrows ...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate

      The Elsie Seniors met for lunch on Tuesday, March 17. They enjoyed a catered meal of chicken fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, corn and jello salad with a St. Patrick’s Day themed cake. Celebrating a birthday was Rosalie Curtis. Others in attenda...
  • Kucera a big winner

    Larry Umberger, general manager of Midwest Electric, left, presents Donna Kucera of Grant a check for $500 at the annual Midwest Electric meeting on March 19. ...
  • Mathews Chiropractic shines in spotlight

      Dr. Danielle Hill, left, explains office ergonomics during a presentation at the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce meeting on March 19. Hill represented Mathews Chiropractic at the chamber meeting as the spotlight business of the month, providing i...
  • Richter’s latest novel provides up-close look at Mexico’s geography

    Review By Tony Burtongeo-Mexico.com ©http://geo-mexico.com How much geography can you learn from a novel? In some cases, plenty. Grant resident Robert Richter’s latest novel, “Something for Nothing”, is a case in point. Set in the swampy lowlands ...
  • Reserve a spot in the “Peoples’ Garden”

    The Grant USDA Service Center and the Grant United Methodist Church are teaming up again this year to coordinate the community People’s Garden. All are invited to take part in the garden.  Plot ownership will be based on a first come, first served basi...