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  • IRS kicks off 2012 tax season with deadline extended to April 17

    The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2012 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster re...
  • Fire departments elect 2012 officers

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two of the area’s fire departments have compiled their figures for the past year and have elected officers for 2012. Others will be submitted at a later date.Grant Fire Department Officers of the Grant  Volunteer Fire Departm...
  • Arraignment/sentencing start year in court

    One defendant was arraigned in Perkins County Court while another defendant was sentenced in District Court during the first week of January. • Wesley T. Prottsman, 33, was arraigned before Judge Edward D. Steenburg in Perkins County Court on Jan. 4, fa...
  • Defendant bound over on failure to appear

    Scott R. Petro, 41, came before Perkins County Judge Edward D. Steenburg for preliminary hearings on Jan. 4 in three separate cases of alleged felony charges and was bound over to District Court in all three. Testimony at the hearings was provided by inve...
  • A trio of angels

    Maylynn Walker (left), daughter of Brad and Geraldean Walker; Brenna Colglazier and Hanna Colglazier, daughters of Tim and Ashley Colglazier, portrayed angels in the Congregational Church Christmas program. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Bloodmobile collects 66 units

    The Red Cross Bloodmobile was held in Grant Nov. 30 at New Life Fellowship Church. The drive was very successful with 66 units donated. The time and patience of the donors was appreciated. Receiving pins were Mary Kay McClenahan, 11 gallons; Marcia Freric...
  • Our Community's History

    Gypsies take control of Pitt Nation’s house By M. Lee Tribune Staff One Year AgoJanuary 6, 2010 Town hall meetings gather input from residents around Perkins County. Results of a country-wide survey were released mid-December along with results from ...
  • Pinnacle Bank completes FDIC pilot program

    Pinnacle Bank, a participant in the model Safe Deposit Accounts Pilot Program sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), has successfully completed the one-year pilot program. Pinnacle Bank is one of only nine banks nationwide select...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Make chops a mainstay My husband and my son are huge pork chop fans, however, I get bored with them. It just seems that when it comes to putting chops on my menu, I always fall back on the simple skillet cooked pork chop. My goal for the next few months...
  • What's Up

    May eclipse goes on calendar By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Okay space fans, let’s go to the mailbag...or really the e-mail list. I received a request last week inquiring about the two bright stars just above the eastern horizon before sunrise....
  • Cogitation

    Maybe I was right By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident WOW!! 2012. I’m pretty sure that way back in 1956 as I graduated from Central City High School I never once thought about 56 years and 185 or so miles west down highway 30. As I do cogitate on such now...
  • Eat healthy during the new year

    Now that the holidays are over and a new year is here, it’s a perfect time to focus on healthy eating. Whether young or old, healthy eating can make a real difference in the way people feel today as well as their health in years to come. “One of the k...
  • Top five consumer complaints in 2011

    Attorney General Jon Bruning announced the top five complaints received by his Consumer Protection Division mediation center in 2011. In 2011, recoveries neared $1.7 million after closing more than 3,800 consumer complaints. “Each year our mediators com...
  • U.S. Savings Bonds now electronic—saving taxpayers millions

    Paper U.S. Savings Bonds went electronic after Dec. 31–a move that will save taxpayers $120 million over five years. To commemorate the rich history of savings bonds from 1935 to present, the Treasury Department has launched an online timeline that cap...
  • Girls State program announced by Legion Auxiliary

    What single event sponsored by your local American Legion Auxiliary (A.L.A.) Unit can provide our young women, just completing their junior year of high school education, a seven-day mock government program where they learn about civics and American gover...
  • Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben seeks Good Neighbor Award nominations

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald have announced today that nomination forms for the 2012 Good Neighbor Awards program are now being accepted. This recognition program honors individuals cited by neighbors for performing unse...
  • Help make a difference in January for National Blood Donor Month

    January is National Blood Donor Month and above all other times of the year, it is the month that presents the most challenges for blood collection. Changing weather, busy holiday schedules, increased cold and flu symptoms and even the winter blues can ke...
  • Drug education class offered in Ogallala

    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, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MT. “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” will be h...
  • Aviation council to celebrate 20th anniversary

    Another milestone in the annals of Nebraska aviation occurs with the 20th Anniversary of the NE Aviation Council’s Aviation Symposium to be held at the Holiday Inn, Kearney, Jan. 25-28. This is “the event” in Nebraska where aviation minded people co...
  • Local radon projects now underway

    January is Radon Action Month Sixteen local projects covering 73 counties across the state are informing Nebraskans about the dangers of radon, a cancer-causing gas. January is Radon Action Month and an opportune time for Nebraskans to test for radon in ...