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    Cygnus the swan By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Did you know there is a hole in Cygnus, the Swan? Well, perhaps not a “hole,” it is more like a cloud, but not like any cloud you have ever known.We are following the Milky Way up from its south...
  • School supply list for 2014-15 term at PCS

    Perkins County Schools begins the 2014-15 term on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Below is the list of supplies for each grade so parents and students can shop early and get prepared:Kindergarten One box eight crayons, one box 24 crayons, 10 #2 pencils, one box of wa...
  • Minor combine fire Monday

      Grant Fire Department crew members were called to a minor combine fire one mile west of Raods 324 and 756 on Monday, July 28 at around 5:30 p.m. Cody Schrotberger was driving a combine that had minor damage done to the field. Fire officials said a p...
  • Get your motor running

      One of the participants in the antique tractor pull moves massive weight across the horse arena at the Perkins County Fair on Saturday, July 26. Look in next week’s issue for results. (Photo by Shari Friedel)...
  • Rick Ochsner named Good Neighbor 2014

    by Tim Linscott Editor Rick Ochsner is the 2014 Good Neighbor recipient. Ochsner’s love of the community runs deep as he was raised in Grant and lived in the community his entire life. “I always look to give back to the community,” Ochsner said. ...
  • City hopes to expand jurisdiction

    by Tim LinscottEditor Looking ahead to possible future expansion, the Grant City Council is looking to expand its jurisdiction beyond the legal one-mile outside of city limits status. At the July 8 council meeting, the council heard an idea from Grant Cit...
  • Upcoming fair attractions

    The upcoming weekend marks the final days of the 2014 Perkins County Fair.A recap of the many events planned toward the end of the week follows:Thursday, July 24• 6 a.m.: annual free pancake feed hosted by the Perkins County Chamber. Come enjoy time wit...
  • PCS Board chooses firm for addition

    by Tim LinscottEditor Getting all of their proverbial ducks in a row, the Perkins County Public Schools board has chosen a firm to help guide the financial future of a multi-million dollar project. At the July school board meeting the board agreed to hire...
  • For the Tatums, this fair is extra special

    by Tim Linscott Editor This year has been one filled with milestones for Doug and Sharon Tatum of Grant. In June Doug marked 40 years in business as a barber, in November Sharon will mark 40 years working at the family business, the Barber Pole, and th...
  • 4-H Dog Show held Monday

      Dog Show Results Dog Showmanship1st place Junior Showmanship: Mackayla Wallin. Award Sponsor: Country Supply True Value. 1st place Intermediate Showmanship: Danielle Burge. Award Sponsor: Country Supply True Value. Grand Champion Obedience Beginn...
  • First annual table topper contest held

      The first annual Perkins County Table Topper Nutrition Contest was held Wednesday, July 16 during the 4-H Style Revue and 4-H Clothing Judging. Two participants created a menu for a meal and made one of the items from their menu to be judged. Entrie...
  • Style Revue opens fair events

    Style Revue Results Style Revue AwardsGrand Champion Junior Stylist: Alexa Noyes. Award Sponsor: Central Perk. Reserve Champion Junior Stylist: Danielle Burge. Award Sponsor: Highline Electric Association. Grand Champion Senior Stylist: Hannah Robertso...
  • Injury accident outside of Grant

          On Thursday, July 17, a one-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. According to the Perkins County Sheriff’s office Jack W. Kohl, 15, of Grant was driving a white, 2005 Ford F-150 pickup on Road 768, about one mile east of Highw...
  • New owner adding services, items to Deaver Computer Service

      Tim LinscottEditorTony Kempf took over as the new owner of Deaver Computer Service on Monday, July 14.Kempf, from Cheyenne, Wyo., spent his career managing restaurants and as a foreman of a roofing crew. His brother, David, moved to Grant for a job ...
  • Hastings Memorial Library launches adult, teen summer reading programs

    “Literary Elements” is this summer’s theme for the adult reading program at the Hastings Memorial Library in Grant.   The 2014 Summer Reading Program starts on July 21 and will run through August 23.   The program is open to adults ages 18 and old...
  • Arts Council sponsors decorating event

      Above: A large group of youth and adults met at the fairgrounds to decorate Mardi Gras masks on Monday, July 21 as part of the kick-off to the Perkins County Fair. The mask-making party was organized by DeeAnn Tatum of the Perkins County Area Arts C...
  • PCHS Foundation offering ‘Lunch and Learn’

    A free “Lunch and Learn” is being sponored by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in the hospital conference room.   This event is open to anyone interested in learning about estate planning, ...
  • Traveling art show in Ogallala

    The Art Society of Ogallala is sponsoring the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs (ANAC) Travel Show at the Petrified Wood Gallery, 418 East 1st Street in Ogallala. The show will be at the gallery for two weeks, July 23-Aug. 7.The show is comprised of entri...
  • Elsie seniors gather

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon July 15 at the Elsie Legion Hall. Celebrating a July birthday was Jeanie Brott. They enjoyed a catered meal of salisbury steak, baked potato, green beans and fruit salad, and a July themed birthday cake....
  • Another Perspective

    Subtle hint leads to organized drawers Lori PankoninCo-Publisher CRASH! Oh no! I knew the staples for that little stapler were in that drawer somewhere. Oops. In my haste, I pulled the drawer out just a tad bit too far to check in the very very back. An...