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  • 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. ...
  • Grand Marshal title goes to man with deep roots in Perkins County

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Selected as this year’s Grand Marshal for the 2011 Perkins County Fair Parade is a well-deserving longtime resident of the county—George Gengenbach. The first paragraph of the nomination letter submitted by Sylvia Dudo jok...
  • Styskal honored as Good Neighbor

    Watch for Perkins County’s Good Neighbor in the 2011 “Wild and Wacky” Fair Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. By Jan RahnManaging Editor There is no doubt by the number of nomination letters that Brenda Styskal should be this year’s Good Neighbor fo...
  • Demo derby jump starts fair

    Chad Cochran of Imperial is very proud of his first place trophy (sitting on top of car) not to mention $1,000 richer after winning the demolition derby Sunday afternoon that kicked off the 2011 Perkins County Fair. Placing second in the event was Kar...
  • First Dollar presented to A.R. Salon

    Chamber members gathered following their regular monthly meeting last Thursday to lend support during the presentation of a First Dollar plaque to Adair Reese (center) who recently opened A.R. Salon. Chamber members present include (Front row, l-r): D...
  • New salon open in Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor For the last six weeks, a new salon at 111 Lincoln Avenue in Grant has been putting beautifying touches on customers. Adair Reese opened A.R. Salon which is a “Paul Mitchell Focus Salon.” “To some, that doesn’t sound ...
  • 4-H’ers judged on sewing projects at Perkins County Fair

    Clothing Grand Champion Junior Stylist: Peyton WoodmancyAward Sponsor: Head 2 Toe Reserve Champion Junior Stylist: Danielle Burge. Award Sponsor: Grant Floral Grand Champion Senior Stylist: Rebecca Cornelius. Award Sponsor: Grant Pharmacy Reserve Champion...
  • Drivers receive prizes at demo derby

    The stands were full for Sunday afternoon’s demolition derby that kicked off the 2011 Perkins County Fair. Several participants in the derby made way for an action-packed event. James Deaver (far right) of Ride Rite Garage and Mike Lee (left) of Madrid ...
  • Dog expo held Monday at fairgrounds

    4-H dog club leader April Hood of Ogallala (left) instructs participants on proper dog care. Seth Burge (below left) was one of nine participants. All received leashes from the Perkins County Veterinary Hospital/Animal Shelter. (Photos by Ashleigh Noyes)...
  • PC students participate in 2011 ambassadors music tour of Europe

    Sixteen days in June provided the opportunity of a lifetime for 234 Nebraska Ambassadors of Music to tour seven European countries. Four Perkins County students, Debbie Dahlkoetter, Trevor Lee, Tori Osler and Stephanie Reichert, and three adults, Susan...
  • Volunteers brighten fairgrounds

    Over 30 adults and children met at the Perkins County Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 20 to brighten up the six dumpsters located on the grounds. Arts Council members, kids from the community and a 4-H club applied the paint in farm, beach, abstract and sch...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate birthdays

    Enjoying the monthly senior meal at the Legion Hall in Elsie on Tuesday, July 19 are (l-r):  Tabby Cornelius, Harvey Brott, Bill Robertson, Marian Robertson, Louie Coppersmith, Virginia Coppersmith, Kamryn, great-granddaughter of Delores Steinwart, Del...
  • Lucky Clovers meet for rocket launch and BBQ

    On July 14 the Perkins County Lucky Clovers 4-H Club met for their rocket launch and barbecue. We launched rockets, had fun and ate good food. This week we are working on our storybook walk. It is a walk where you can read a story at the same time. Pages ...
  • Grant Rotarians start new year

    The Grant Rotarians are off and running with new activities as they start their new year. On July 6, six members and a guest escorted the RYLA students from Grant and Imperial to Halsey to attend the leadership camp. Tobin Buchanan, Adair Reese, CJ Reza...
  • Wallace EMTs attend state conference

    Shawn Sullivan and Ashley Whitson of Wallace were among  370 individuals from Nebraska and several other states who attended the 32nd annual Nebraska Statewide Emergency Medical Services Conference July 8-10 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. Se...
  • Red hats visit Canteen

    Eleven ladies and two guests from the Perkins County Red Hats attended a luncheon at the Canteen in North Platte on July 21st, each ordering something different that made them want to return and try another selection from the menu.   Shopping was the int...
  • WCNDD holds annual meeting in North Platte

    At the annual membership meeting of the West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) recently held in North Platte, J.R. Houser of Frontier County, Leslie Carlholm of Imperial, Earl McNutt of Red Willow County and Jarred Wetovick of Elwood were elec...
  • Regional baseball tourney set for Holyoke Aug. 4-9

    Seven state champion teams, a Canadian team and Border League All-Stars will bring high level baseball action to the Holyoke City Ball Field Aug. 4-9. The Midwest Plains Regional 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball tournament will serve as a qualifying tour...
  • Hunter ed instructor training scheduled

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will train hunter education instructors across the state in coming weeks. Apprentice volunteer firearm instructors will be trained at the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, 39983 Refuge Rd., Valentine, on Aug. 1...
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