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  • Governor signs pipeline bills into law

    By Charlie LittonNebraska News Service It took less than 45 minutesfor the 15th day of the Unicameral’s special legislative session to pass four bills and then Gov. Dave Heineman to sign them into law. Following unopposed votes on the floor, members of ...
  • Bypass the bypass

    Temperatures are dropping and the holidays are around the corner. We are now entering what is often referred to as “The Heart Attack Season.” “In addition to the cold weather restricting our blood circulation, most of us do things during the holid...
  • Now is the right time to quit smoking

    By James N. Martin, Jr, President of A.C.O.G. For people who smoke, kicking the habit is one of the healthiest things they can do for themselves. Cigarette smoking kills about 178,000 women each year in the US, shaving an average of 14.5 years off the liv...
  • Play production team performs for public; places third at SPVA

    Perkins County’s play production team ended up in third place in the SPVA play production competition on Monday, Nov. 21. Originally in a three-way tie for first place with Chase County and Maxwell, the tie-breaking system found Chase County taking th...
  • Wallace students chosen to participate in All-State Chorus

      Each year, over 2,000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association.   Selection as a member of one of these ...
  • Wallace students receive honorable mentions in RPAC play production

    Wallace drama club participated in the west division play production competition held at Southwest Junior/Senior High in Bartley on Saturday, Nov. 19. Three team members received honorable mentions for their performances in “The Greek Mythology Olympiag...
  • College Notes

    Curtis receives Bachelor degree Jackie Jo Curtis of Elsie, Neb. is one of 96 students to receive bachelor degrees at the fall commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State on Dec. 4 at the Percefull field house. She will receive a Bachelor of Science in bu...
  • College gift certificates: the gift that keeps giving

    The holiday season is here, and finding a suitable gift for loved ones can be difficult. One option that is becoming increasingly popular is to give a gift certificate for college classes and related expenses. “Gift certificates are a great way to help ...
  • Conservation Corner

    Conservation is our purpose and our passion By Janet LaglerNatural Resources Conservation Service Ever wonder about all of those acronyms that are used at the USDA building here in Grant? EQIP, WRP, WHIP, CRP, SWAPA, NRCS. Let’s start with NRCS, Natur...
  • FSA Scoop

    Dates and signups released Important Deadlines • Immediate - deadline to file AGI Verification Consent Forms with IRS • Nov. 14 – Start of 2010 SURE (Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program) Signup (Ends June 1, 2012)—If you suffered a 50 percent...
  • Free farm and ranch financial clinics planned

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • FSA ballots due Dec. 5

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds eligible county committee election voters that the deadline to return 2011 FSA County Committee ballots to the designated FSA office is Dec. 5. To be an eligible voter, farmer...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Understanding what Christmas means By Pastor Chris CostriniVenango Community Church As surprising as it seems, Christmas is upon us once again. Surely by now we’ve seen the signs: Christmas products displayed in the stores, lights and wreaths around t...
  • Foundation administrator praised

    Dear Editor: The Perkins County Health Services Foundation has been in existence for over 23 years with the sole purpose of advancing health care opportunities in Perkins County. Almost since its inception, the foundation has been under the administratio...
  • What Europe and America have in common

    Dear Editor: Europe and the USA have many things in common, one of which noted currently is the massive debt crisis both are experiencing because of politicians who fail to learn from history. George Santayana noted that those who fail to learn from the m...
  • It’s all so magical

    Too awestruck to explain his list, two-year-old Preston McCormick takes it all in during his visit to see Santa during last Thursday night’s Chamber Christmas open house event in downtown Grant. The youngster is the grandson of Rebecca and Fritz McCor...
  • Join the Thanksgiving feast on Thursday

    Everyone is invited to the 27th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday at the American Legion Hall at 3rd and Washington in Grant. The noon meal promises those attending a time of good fellowship and abundant food. Volunteers always assist organ...
  • Make Christmas special for a child through the Angel Tree project

    Donate money to the project through any pastor in the county. Anyone can suggest a child for the Angel Tree project. Deadline is Dec. 12. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The residents of Perkins County can help make Christmas a memorable one for little childr...
  • Chamber spotlight on Adams Bank and Trust

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Chamber’s spotlight is on Adams Bank and Trust, November’s business of the month. During the regular business meeting last Thursday, employee Mindy Dickinson presented fellow Chamber members with background history on the b...
  • Needy families stare at bare shelving in county’s food pantry

    Every community in Perkins County can help feed families in their area. Remember to give locally to those in need this holiday season. By Jan RahnManaging Editor As the season of charitable giving approaches, this is a reminder that there is no greater n...