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  • New program will help clothe kids for 2011-12 school term

    Families with school-aged children in Perkins County who are unable to purchase new school clothes this year have another option thanks to a newly implemented program. Letters of request are now being accepted until Aug. 10 from parents of school aged ch...
  • Chamber gives away Greenbacks

    Two lucky winners had their Chamber Greenbacks doubled because they were present when names were drawn prior to the Talent Show last Thursday night during the Perkins County Fair. Everyone who attended the free Chamber breakfast that morning was given the...
  • Public service commission reminds SourceGas customers to look for mailed refunds

    Recently, many SourceGas customers are seeing a credit on their bill for refunds, following the company’s recent rate change. In March of this year, the Public Service Commission approved SourceGas’ plan to refund the difference between interim rates ...
  • Our community's history

    One Year AgoJuly 29, 2010 Bob Bounds was nominated and selected as the recipient of the 2010 Perkins County Good Neighbor Award. Bruce Young mowed down the corners of cornfields that blocked intersection visibility near his residence northeast of Madrid. ...
  • Perkins County Fair Static Awards

      PlantsGrand ChampionSammy Snogren (jalapenos)Award Sponsor: Country Gardens GreenhouseReserve Champion Sammy Snogren (dianthus)Award Sponsor: Poppe’s PosiesCosmos Purple: Samantha SnogrenDianthusPurple: Samantha Snogren, State FairMarigoldPurple: ...
  • Pinnacle awarded by 4-H Teens

    The Perkins County 4-H Teens presented a plaque to representatives of Pinnacle Bank-Grant in appreciation for their annual sponsorship of the 4-H BBQ. The Teens will use funds raised to take part in the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus trip next June. P...
  • Perkins County Fair Horse Show Results

    Award WinnersJunior DivisionShowmanship George (Cord) LeeAward Sponsor: Wilson Feed LotIntermediate Division ShowmanshipEllie Mae LeeAward Sponsor: Deaver ComputerSenior Division ShowmanshipRebecca CorneliusAward Sponsor: Grant Auto PartsJunior All Around...
  • Perkins County Fair Small Animal Show Results

    Small Animal/Poultry/Rabbit Junior ShowmanshipNo entrantsAward Sponsor: Adams Bank & TrustIntermediate ShowmanshipNo entrantsAward Sponsor: Yost Farm SupplySenior Showmanship 1st place:  Elizabeth KrajewskiAward Sponsor: Noyes IrrigationGrand Champio...
  • Perkins County Fair Beef Show Results

    ShowmanshipJunior1st place:  Hannah RobertsonAward Sponsor: Aerni Land & CattlePurple: Hannah Robertson, Danielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Sydney PelsterBlue: Matthew Aerni, Quinn Koop, Marcus Mitteis, Alex Schmailzl, Caden Waitley, Kaden RossIntermediat...
  • Perkins County Fair Sheep, Swine & Goat Show Results

    Sheep Show ShowmanshipJunior Showmanship1st place:  Sydney PelsterAward Sponsor: Adam & Kathy Curtis Family Purple: Hannah Robertson, Sydney Pelster, Blue: Kaden RossNo intermediates entered.Senior Showmanship1st place:  Mariah CurtisAward Sponsor...
  • Talent show brings out the county’s best

    First place in the talent show at the Perkins County Fair on Thursday evening went to guitarist and singer Ethan Behrends who won $200 with “Baby Blue Eyes.” ...Still Breathing band members (above, l-r): Logan Cunningham, Brandon Lehl, Ty Summers...
  • Adams Bank selected to participate in SBLF

    Adams Bank & Trust announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to participate in the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). Enacted into law as part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, the SBLF is a $30 billion f...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...My new stress relief

    With summertime comes summer stress. My husband is super busy in the fields, and with our t-shirt business as well, it seems like we barely get a moment to breathe until it’s time to close our eyes for a good night’s sleep. This dessert, however, is q...
  • What's Up...Milky Way will take breath away

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer One of the best astronomical sights to observe at this time of year is so large it is difficult to miss. All you have to do is go outside, find a nice, dark-sky place far away from city lights and look up. It is the ...
  • Nebraska Timeline...Hickman gets the fair

    August and September are traditional months for county fairs in Nebraska, frequently–but not always–held in a county seat town. The Hickman Enterprise in the spring of 1892 described the circumstances under which the Lancaster County Fair that year wa...
  • CWC hosts “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?”

    How smart are you?  Are you smarter than a fifth grader?  Do you know the answers to   the questions on your favorite game show? Would you be a winner?   The Christian Women’s Club will meet on Aug. 20th  at 10 a.m. MDT at the E Free Church, 200 W...
  • Poetry contest open to area poets

    A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the Celestial Arts Society. There are 50 prizes in all totalling $5,000. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contes...
  • Invite an international student into the home

    The world is literally at your doorstep. High school students from over 25 countries are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see America through the eyes of its own people. All a family has to do is open the door. Students will be traveling thousands of m...
  • USDA announces application timeframes for housing programs

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development published NOTICE in the July 13, Vol. 76 No. 134 Federal Register announcing the timeframes and guidelines for applications to be submitted under the agency’s Section 515 or Purchase a...
  • Free financial clinics planned for farmers and ranchers

    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. ...