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  • Nebraska Timeline

    Which baby is the best? By the Nebraska State Historical Society Baby shows were once a staple of state and local fairs and church festivals in Nebraska. Even private businesses hosted them to draw paying customers into their stores. Reports of such eve...
  • Young women encouraged to enter scholarship pageant

    The Miss High Plains/Miss Lake McConaughy Scholarship Pageant will be held Oct. 27 at the Ogallala High School Lecture Hall. This year’s theme is “Putting on the Glitz.” This pageant is a local preliminary to the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Pageant ...
  • Attn. students: Fall sports reminder

    Fall practices for football and girls golf at Perkins County High School begin Monday, Aug. 6. Volleyball and cross country practice begins on Monday Aug. 13. Prior to practicing, all student athletes must have the following completed: • Pre-Physical f...
  • College Notes

    Cole to graduate Friday, July 27 Shawn Cole of Grant will graduate from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Master’s Degree in principalship 7-12 on Friday, July 27. The ceremony, which takes place at the UNK Nebraska Student Union at 10 a.m., wi...
  • MPCC extended campus to hold grand opening and ribbon cutting

    The official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new Mid-Plains Community College Ogallala Extended Campus, 512 E. B Street, is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. Facility tours will begin at 11 a.m. with formal remarks taking place at 11:...
  • FSA Scoop

    Emergency CRP haying and grazing authorized By Teri Moss, County Executive Director Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Perkins County is authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for 201...
  • NRD responds to questions

    By Jasper FanningManager, Upper Republican NRD Hot, dry weather in recent weeks has prompted water-related questions from some irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). In case other farmers in the area have similar questions...
  • Frenchman Valley Co-op in Chamber spotlight for July

        By Jan RahnManaging Editor Featured as Chamber Spotlight for July is Frenchman Valley Co-op, and three of its employees were honored at the regular monthly meeting of Chamber on Thursday, July 19 at Hastings Memorial Library. Gary Talich, branch...
  • Department of Natural Resources issues closing notices to surface water irrigators

    The current drought experienced by Nebraska has presented challenges across the state. Extraordinarily dry conditions have reduced water supplies available to irrigators and helped diminish streamflows and water levels in reservoirs. As of July 17,  the ...
  • Nebraska Beef Council announces new directors

    The Nebraska Beef Council Board of Directors approved the following results of the 2012  Board of Directors Elections: District 1–Rodney Gray, a cow-calf producer from Harrison, Neb.  District 1 includes the counties of Sioux, Dawes, Box Butte, Sherid...
  • FSA County Committee (COC) Nominations Period Ends Aug. 1

    Dan Steinkruger State Executive Director for the Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations are currently being accepted for the local FSA county committees(COCs). The nomination period closes Wedne...
  • UNL Extension launches new drought resources website

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has created a new website that offers resources from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and others for dealing with drought in the region. The site is at droughtresources.unl.edu. “As we Nebraskan...
  • September and October could bring much-needed moisture

    By Al DutcherExtension State Climatologist Crops continue to suffer  from hot temperatures and a lack of significant rainfall. It seems this opening statement has been the norm for the past month. This week the National Drought Monitor designated a secon...
  • MPCC offering new online ag classes

    Mid-Plains Community College will offer two new online agricultural classes during the fall semester. Introduction to soil science and the accompanying online lab is the study of soil science, including the development, physics, chemistry, biology, and cl...
  • Hot night temps delaying tomatoes

    By Robert TignerUNL Extension Educator If tomatoes, or other vegetables, are not setting fruit it is likely due to hot night temperatures and humid days. Tomatoes are wind, not insect pollinated. Tomato plants shed the most pollen between 10 a.m. and 4 p...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    By Pastor Vince CarrigNew Life Fellowship Church, Grant Seek contentment Leaning on his fence one day, a devout Amish man watched a new neighbor move in next door. After all kinds of modern appliances, electronic gadgets, plush furniture, and costly wal...
  • An Evening of Hope

      The band shell in Grant City Park served as a backdrop for luminaria that lined the sidewalk and flowerbed last Wednesday night during a cancer benefit event sponsored by “Thunder On The Highline—Perkins County’s own version of Relay For Lif...
  • SWNCBC awarded home funds

    The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $79,791 in home Funds to Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Grant to continue its Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation (OOR) Program. Thre...
  • 125th Committee sets fair activities of days gone by

    The Perkins County Fair begins next week. Below is only a portion of the many events scheduled throughout the week of July 23-28. Plan to join in the fun of celebrating the county’s 125th anniversary!   By Jan RahnManaging Editor The county will soo...
  • Non-incumbents must file by Aug. 1 for village boards

    To enter the races for Village Trustees or ESU, non-incumbent candidates have until Wednesday, Aug. 1 to file. Monday, July 16 was the deadline for incumbents to file—Zach Giesselmann met the deadline to file for the Village of Elsie. Below are the can...