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  • Pulpit Reflections

    Living in dry times Pastor Linda BattelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie We are living in a time of drought. We have gone from a wet year to one with extreme temperatures and dry conditions. In fact, it is 1.5 degrees hotter on average than in an...
  • It’s fair week

        By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s time to celebrate Perkins County’s 125th! There is much planned for this week’s fair—the usual happenings, plus several fun and unique events. Starting today (Thursday) the commercial building will be op...
  • John Long to lead parade

    The parade celebrating Perkins County’s 125th is Saturday morning at 10 a.m., beginning at Ninth Street on north edge of park, south on Central Avenue, west along Second Street, finishing in front of the grandstands at the fairgrounds. To enter call S...
  • “Good Neighbor” goes to Hatch’s Super Foods

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In their typical humble nature, Kevin and Barb Hatch of Hatch’s Super Foods reluctantly accepted the title of “Good Neighbor” for this year’s Perkins County Fair Parade. They feel credit goes to everyone except them. K...
  • New state laws now in effect

    LINCOLN (AP)–Nebraska will loosen its sales-tax limit on cities, allow counties to fight black-tailed prairie dogs and restore prenatal care coverage to illegal immigrants as new laws took effect Thursday, July 19. The laws are among more than 160 meas...
  • Lakota youth to perform Saturday

    Special entertainment in the grandstands on Saturday during the fair! The Lakota Youth Circle group will be performing in the grandstands on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. The group was formed to help Lakota youth use their culture to understand life probl...
  • Madrid’s 125th celebration set for Aug. 4

    Activities for everyone—food, games, rides, fun. Come spend the day! By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s time for another celebration of a local town’s 125 years in existence in Perkins County! On Saturday, Aug. 4, Madrid will host a full day of activi...
  • It’s for the birds!

        Three-year-old twins Jordin (left) and Emily Lenhart, apply some flair to their bird house entries for the Perkins County Fair. The girls entered their creations in the contest sponsored by the 4-H Council. Open to youth under 18, those entering...
  • Local resident wins free fuel from Cenex

    Tanks of Thanks program rewards Grant resident for making a difference in the community. One local resident has received a special thank you for his contributions to the community. Rick Ochsner of Grant,  was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of T...
  • Driver pleads no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze Cody Barnes of Elwood pled no contest to motor vehicle homicide in the fatal accident involving Cody Fanning of Wauneta. Fanning died after falling from the back of Barnes’ pickup near their college in Crete April 25. Ba...
  • Our Community’s History

    Settlers picnic to honor Perkins County elders By S. Goff   One Year AgoJuly 28, 2011 The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 15 counties in Nebraska as primary natural disaster areas due to flooding which began May 1. Perkins County was include...
  • Library receives history

        Joy Howerter (left) who has collected the history of Grant’s Hastings Memorial Library, presented scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the 1960s to the present, to Librarian Robin Quinn on Monday, July 16. The library has been in existence s...
  • Wallace CWC needs help to continue ministry

    Wallace CWC needs help to continue ministry. Due to health issues and conflicts the planning committee of the Wallace Christian Women’s Club is in immediate need of people to help. Without the help of volunteers the Wallace Christian Women’s Club will...
  • Red hatters enjoy outing

    Thirteen ladies from Scarlet Chapeau traveled to Chappell where they dined on July 19. The food was exceptional– smothered burritos, salads and fried chicken, topped off with chocolate silk cream pie. Shopping at the antique store, and the drug store wh...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Serve winter food this summer By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Chicken Stroganoff 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves cubed1/8 cup margarine1 package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix1 package cream cheese1 can condensed cream of chicken so...
  • What's Up

    Look for the teapot By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer We come now to one of my favorite places in the sky, the area of Sagittarius, the Archer. When I was younger I could make out the three stars on the right side that  mark his bow, and a star fu...
  • Heat streak continues

    Be vigilant about preventing heat-related illness. A heat advisory means a period of hot temperatures is expected. When hot temperatures are combined with high humidity, there’s potential for heat-related illnesses.   During a prolonged heat spell, peo...
  • Trees–nature’s air conditioners

    If you have ever escaped from blazing hot sun in a shady spot under a tree, you know how these natural air conditioners can make you feel more comfortable. A mature shade tree can block up to 90 percent of solar radiation, which could translate to a signi...
  • The Rock Doc

    By Dr. E. Kirstin PetersCollege of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource SciencesWashington State University I swim laps at noon several times a week. I enjoy the water, and the gentle exercise is good for my aging joints. Like other old ladies in th...
  • Person tests positive for West Nile Virus

    A Hamilton County man in his 70s tested positive for West Nile Virus according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. He was hospitalized and released.  It’s the first positive human case seen so far this season. “West Nile activity...