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  • Learn ancient craft of cheesemaking in Lewellen

    The ancient craft of cheesemaking–is it a science, or is it an art? Either way, come and learn some solid techniques from Joilene Rasmussen, an experienced cheesemaker.         The class will be on Saturday, July 23, 1-4 p.m. at the United Methodi...
  • Ogallala man honors brother at memorial

    By Mary PierceKeith Co. News On June 4, Guy Bechtel of Ogallala set a wreath made of red paper poppies at the base of a memorial marker on which his brother’s name is etched at Paluel, France. A few hundred feet away is the English Channel, where the pl...
  • Hot weather, dogs and outdoors may not mix

    Hot weather is here, and that means both dogs and their owners can enjoy more outdoor activities. Even on moderately warm days, dogs can succumb to heat stroke, said Dr. Susan Nelson, assistant professor of clinical sciences at K-State’s College of Vet...
  • New state tourism publication coming

    The Western Nebraska Tourism Coalition and Nebraska Life Magazine are working on the 2012 edition of Journey to Western Nebraska, the official tourism magazine of western Nebraska. Fifty thousand copies of the full-size, full-color magazine will be distri...
  • Summer is here, so watch for ticks

    Tick populations have been high in western Nebraska. It is important to identify ticks if one is found embedded in the skin and to correctly remove ticks to reduce the risk of disease transfer. Controlling tick-infested vegetation around the home and usin...
  • Food Safe Families campaign launched

    By Tom VilsackAgriculture Secretary America has one of the safest  and most abundant food supplies in the world. But even in this country, too many people get sick from the food they eat. This year, one in six Americans will get food poisoning–that’s...
  • Storm hits Brandon/Venango hard

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Approximately five inches of hard rain along with hail and wind have wiped out 500 acres of wheat belonging to Steve and Rachel Tucker who live two miles west and one north of Brandon. The fury of two storm cells on Friday nig...
  • Signs of Summer

    Abundant rain has resulted in exceptionally beautiful flowers this year ...
  • Cataract surgeon begins routinely coming to PCHS

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It was a busy first day for Dr. Mark Young who began cataract surgery at Perkins County Health Services last week. Along with nurses Faye Johnson, R.N. and Kymberli Weiss, R.N., the 46-year-old physician from North Platte pe...
  • Prepare for fair

    • Paint a bird house• Dress a pet • Decorate a dumpster By Jan RahnManaging Editor • Help decorate a dumpster at the fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 20 at 9 a.m. The Perkins County Area Arts Council will furnish paint, supplies, paint shirts and w...
  • Perkins County Fair nominations needed right now

    The deadlines are near for nominating those to be honored as the “Good Neighbor” and the “Grand Marshal” during the 2011 Perkins County Fair. Take the time to nominate one of the county’s outstanding individuals as the recipient for one of these...
  • Museum rededication draws much support from county patrons

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor “I could not have been more thrilled,” said Brenda Styskal in referring to the success of the rededication ceremony at the Perkins County Museum the morning of July 4th. A program on the wrap-around porch of the newly re...
  • Armor coating in progress

    Employees of Topkote Inc. of Sioux Falls, S.D. apply armor coating at Grassland Ridge. The project began recently with scheduled armor coating on 8th Street, 9th Street and 10th Street. The north-south streets to be coated north of 8th Street include Sher...
  • List of fireworks donors continues to grow

    Those contributing to this year’s fireworks show are appreciated and are helping to meet the cost of the show. Contributions are still being accepted at any bank in Perkins County or at The Barber Pole in Grant. Below is a complete list of all donors t...
  • July Fourth at the Park

    4th of July cook off popular event The first annual rib cook off hosted by Tyson McGreer (above) was one of the more popular events during the July 4th celebration at Grant City Park. McGreer had eight entries for the inaugural cook off, running out of...
  • Area volunteers attend fire school

    About 1,625 people from Nebraska and several other states attended the 74th Annual Nebraska State Fire School May 20-22 in Grand Island. The event was offered by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association in cooperation with the State Fire Mars...
  • Rep. Smith to hold mobile office in county

    Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will be able to meet with a representative of Congressman Smith’s Scottsbluff office for a “mobile office” on Monday, July 18, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Grant. A “mobile office...
  • Burpo family coming to Wallace July 20

    The Todd Burpo family, author of “Heaven is for Real” will be in the Wallace community to share Colton’s experiences about Heaven. It will take place July 20 at the Wallace Park with a pot luck. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Thos...
  • Alcohol and drug ed class to be held July 18

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, July 18. “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” will be held at Heartland Couns...
  • Help decorate a dumpster at the fairgrounds

    The Perkins County Area Arts Council is sponsoring a “Decorate a Dumpster” day at the Perkins County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 20, beginning at 9 a.m. The four dumpsters on the fairgrounds will be painted in bright and festive designs and scenes...