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  • Shaun’s Thoughts

    By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Counseling senior citizensI hope this finds you enjoying the ‘peeks’ of spring weather that are showing through. I know I am looking forward to seeing the flowers again! I read the following article wri...
  • Daughtry to headline NEBRASKAland DAYS rock show in June

    One of rock music’s most distinctive voices will headline the US Cellular Summer Jam Rock show for 2012. Daughtry will perform in North Platte on June 23 to bring the curtain down on NEBRASKAland DAYS for 2012. “We made a real conscious effort to elev...
  • Chosen 2012 Nebraska Passport sites include Ogallala stops

    The featured stops for the 2012 Nebraska Passport have been selected. This year the Passport program has expanded to 80 stops organized into 10 special interest tours: culinary, culture, family fun, festivals, golf, GROW Nebraska, parks, unique accommodat...
  • Leap Year introduced over 2,000 years ago

    ‘Leap Day’ was Feb. 29, which is an extra (intercalary) day added during a Leap Year, making the year 366 days long – and not 365 days, like a common (normal) year. Nearly every four years is a Leap Year in the modern Gregorian Calendar. Ever since ...
  • Panel recommends adult whooping cough shots

    A federal advisory panel wants all U.S. adults to get vaccinated against whooping cough. The panel voted Wednesday to expand its recommendation to include all those 65 and older who haven’t had a whooping cough shot as an adult. Children have been vacci...
  • Workshops focus on tree care

    The 2012 Tree Care Workshops offered in North Platte, Hastings, Norfolk and Omaha in March, and in Lincoln in April, will address some of the challenges involved in growing trees and other landscape plants in Nebraska. “It has been a tough winter with l...
  • Grant student selected for Young Artist Award

    Michi Prante of Grant is one of 71 students statewide selected to receive Nebraska Young Artist awards from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The awards recognize 11th-grade students from Nebraska w...
  • PCS activity schedule

    March 1-7All Times MountainThursday, March 1No school K-1212-8 p.m.    Parent/teacher conferencesTBA    Girls NSAA state basketball tournamentFriday, March 2No school K-128 a.m.-noon    Staff developmentTBA    Girls NSAA state basketball tourn...
  • Wallace NHS participates in CF fundraiser

      The Wallace National Honor Society sponsored an amusing fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Students K-12 and faculty brought a dollar to school and were Wearin’ my hat ‘cause I care. All kinds of hats were worn throughout the day.  ...
  • College Notes

    Local students honored The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its Deans’ List/Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester. Local students included were: Elsie: Jenni Sis, junior, dietetics major College of Education and Human Sciences; Grant: Joshu...
  • Farmer’s donation through Monsanto will keep Westview cool

      Local farmer directs $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM Though winter continues to linger in Nebraska, board members of the Westview Retirement Association are already giving thought to keeping residents comfortable when summer...
  • “Drive your tractor to school”

      It wasn’t just tractors sitting in the parking lot at Perkins County High School last Friday during FFA Week—a combine and riding mower also made the trek. (Top, l-r): Zak Kurkowski, Mark Hanson, Michael Tucker, Michael Dreiling. Below l-r: Alex...
  • Free farm and ranch financial clinics set

    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. ...
  • Sacrifice has great meaning

    By Pastor Larry BoothCongregational Church, Grant On the calendar, it’s the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic and Eastern churches, and by some Protestant churches, as Lent, a special period of penitence, fasting, ...
  • Lions make plans, set goals

    Dear Editor The Grant Lions held their planning and goal meeting on Feb. 22 at the Hastings Memorial Library. Several people representing other organizations participated in the meeting and shared a number of ideas. The Lions are currently supporting the ...
  • Presidential candidates need to change focus

    Dear Editor: I am utterly dismayed at the dismal pool of contenders for the U.S. Presidential Election in this year of 2012. Both political parties are both disillusioning and disappointing to me. Too often, politicians try to press people’s “hot but...
  • Dangerous winter storm rolls through

      What began as rain in the early morning hours on Monday turned treacherous when snow began falling and winds picked up around 9 a.m. Visibility was zero in some parts of the area and blowing snow across the roadways made for hazardous travel. A se...
  • City sales tax proposition to be placed on ballot

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Voters will have an opportunity at election time to approve a sales and use tax in the amount of 1 percent that can be used for improvements within city limits. City council passed a resolution at their regular meeting on Tuesd...
  • Four file for open seats

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor   Newest Filings: • Village of Venango: Nathaniel Dodson and David Osborne • Perkins County School Board: Doug Beck and Shawn Turner   Two incumbents met the Feb. 15 deadline, and two new candidates also filed on that...
  • Adams Lumber is Chamber’s business spotlight of the month

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Chamber learned a little more about one of the county’s family-owned business during a presentation at their regular monthly meeting last Thursday. Adams Lumber Company was selected to be the Chamber busi...