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  • Nebraska Farm Bureau urges FSA to be prepared for drought

    Nebraska Farm Bureau is asking USDA’s Farm Service Agency to be aware of and prepared for drought conditions that have started impacting Nebraska farmers and ranchers. “We’ve heard from our members across Western and Southern Nebraska that pasture ...
  • 2012 4-H district horse shows start this month

    Nebraska horse riders will compete June 11-14, and June 20 and 21 in University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H District Horse Shows. Competition categories include estern pleasure ponies, junior and senior divisions of estern pleasure horses, estern ho...
  • Nebraska Corn Board hosts E15 meetings

    The Nebraska Corn Board hosted meetings for E15 stakeholders in Lincoln and Kearney recently. Approximately 75 ethanol producers, fuel retailers, petroleum marketers, ethanol industry personnel, agriculture commodity groups, and other stakeholders attend...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    God does not change By Pastor Lance HeitmanAbundant Life Church, Elsie One thing about God. He never changes. When He has a plan, He sticks to it. Malachi 3:6 says, I am the Lord, I never change.” I’ve heard it said that God is sovereign and that He...
  • New MRI tediously put in place at Perkins County Health Services

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor In a continued effort to make medical advances at Perkins County Health Services, a new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) unit is now in place to offer another state-of-the-art procedure to patients requiring scans of org...
  • Input sought on housing loan program

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two meetings are scheduled in Perkins County—one in Madrid, one in Grant—to seek public input on applying for economic development funding to provide families a means to make health, safety and energy efficiency renovations ...
  • Elsie to celebrate 125th this month

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A huge celebration is being planned to mark Elsie’s 125th anniversary on June 23-24. Organizers have put together a full range of activities for all ages. Everyone is invited to come celebrate and enjoy the quasquicentennial ...
  • Four area departments fight Grainton fire

      Approximately 25 personnel from four area departments responded to a fire on a homestead just over one mile north of Grainton on Tuesday, May 29 at around 5 p.m. According to Elsie Fire Chief Mitch Cummings, firefighters were on the scene approxim...
  • Elementary classes at PCS to have new teachers this fall

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With new teachers being hired as the result of some retirements, some juggling within classrooms is taking place at Perkins County Elementary. Newly hired Ashley Vlasin will teach second grade when the new 2012-13 term starts th...
  • Grant nuisance project getting underway

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant residents whose property is targeted for cleanup will be notified by a courtesy certified letter and given ample time to take action prior to being in violation of the city’s nuisance ordinance. West Central Nebraska De...
  • Sentence handed down

    Gabriel L. Kuskie, 19, was sentenced in District Court on Friday, May 18, on two counts of criminal mischief as a Class IV Felony.      The defendant was sentenced to 365 days with credit for 90 days plus costs by District Judge Donald E. Rowlands. Rep...
  • Defendant enters two guilty pleas

    Scott R. Petro, 41, entered a guilty plea before District Judge Richard A. Birch on May 31 on two felony counts. Sentencing has been set for July 27. The defendant pled guilty to Class III felony possession of a firearm which occurred in April 2009 and Cl...
  • Grant native begins Peace Corps service

    Laura Demmel, 24, of Grant has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Moldova June 6 to begin pre-service training as an agribusiness and rural business development Peace Corps volunteer. Upon graduation from volunteer training in Septemb...
  • Hundhausen honored for dedication to SHIIP

    The Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) would like to recognize the dedication and hard work of Gertrude (Trudy) Hundhausen of Grant who has volunteered with the SHIIP Program for several years. The Nebraska SHIIP appreciates her ...
  • Bloodmobile exceeds goal

    The Grant Red Cross bloodmobile drive was held at New Life Fellowship Church on Wednesday, May 16. There were 64 units donated, exceeding the 60-unit goal. Everyone who took the time to donate for such an important cause is appreciated. The following dono...
  • Cooper memorial goes to GVFD

    A memorial in the name of Elmer Cooper was presented to the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance at the June 4 business meeting by the family of Elmer Cooper. This memorial will be used to purchase necessary equipment for the Grant Fire Depa...
  • Ogallala broadcasters go worldwide with show

    “We create a show that is informative and fun,” that is the motto or catch phrase Ogallala, broadcasters Ryan Baker and Rachel Ervin have adopted over the last few weeks with their new show called @ (at) Random with Ryan and Rachel. @ Random started b...
  • Buffalo Bill Rodeo returns to North Platte

      The city in which he built his adulthood home continues to host the same event that he began more than a century ago. The Buffalo Bill Rodeo, named after North Platte’s son Buffalo Bill Cody, will hold its annual rodeo June 13-16 at the Wild West ...
  • Camp Machasay gears up for summer

      Stick Horse Rodeo and open house are June 16; three youth camps kick off in July.By Darci TomkyHolyoke Enterprise Summer is here, and Camp Machasay is gearing up for a fun-filled camp season! Camp Machasay (pronounced moc-ah-say) is set to kick thin...
  • Ash Hollow pageant announced

    The spirit of the American West is embodied in the story of the pioneers who crossed the country in the 1840s and 50s heading for Oregon, California and Utah. With the eternal dream of finding a better life, the pioneers left home and everything they knew...