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  • 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...
  • Weiss Chiropractic receives First Dollar

      Members of Perkins County Chamber gathered following their meeting last Thursday for a First Dollar plaque presentation to Calvin Weiss, D.C., of Weiss Chiropractic. He has a chiropractic service in Imperial and opened an expanded practice last fall...
  • Celebrating 125th in style during Perkins County Fair will take input from all

    Perkins County marks its 125th this year, with an anniversary committee already busily planning activities for fair time—volunteers are being sought to help with this historical celebration. By Jan RahnManaging Editor If the excitement already being ge...
  • Priority bill declared by senators and committees

    By Mark ChristensenState Sen. 44th District It is another busy week in Lincoln for me and I look forward to the last of my 2012 bills having their committee hearings. Senator priority bills and committee priority bills have been declared and many of thos...
  • Only 29 days ‘til spring

      Fertilizer tanks at Frenchman Valley Co-op are just biding their time. A blizzard Monday morning following an early morning rain created dangerous conditions for travelers and livestock. (Photo by Jan Rahn)...
  • Our Community’s History

    Werners open the newly remodeled Rock-n-Roller By M. Lee One Year AgoFebruary 17, 2011 Dr. Bottom was honored for years of dedication. Colleagues and friends from the medical community gathered at Perkins County Health Services last week to honor Dr. Pa...
  • Author and publisher host book signing for new novel

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new local author whose pen name is BJ Wolfe was honored at a book signing at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant last Thursday afternoon. The first-time novelist, Barb Kirkpatrick of Grant, signed several of her new west...
  • SWNCBC offers rehab resale to first-time buyers

    Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC) has recently been funded for Purchase Rehabilitation Resale by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for a purchase, rehabilitation and resale housing program in the SWNCBC five county...