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  • Renew boat registrations in December

    Nebraska boat registrations are issued for three-year periods, expiring on Dec. 31 of the third year. Early December is a good time to renew registrations, which may be done at the county treasurer’s office or at OutdoorNebraska.org/boating. Boat owners...
  • Lifetime permits make excellent gifts

    Lifetime hunting, fishing, and fur harvest permits make great holiday gifts for Nebraska’s outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. The recipient will have a permit valid for the remainder of his or her life. Nebraska lifetime permits are available to residents a...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau has new president

    Steve Nelson of Axtell was elected as the new president of Nebraska Farm Bureau Dec. 6 in Kearney at the Farm Bureau state convention. He succeeds Keith Olsen of Grant, who did not seek re-election after serving nine years as president. Mark McHargue of C...
  • FSA Scoop

    Deadlines approach as year ends By Rita WallinGrant FSA Office Well, it has been our first week without a County Executive Director (CED). Deb Hutsell is serving as acting CED until we are approved to hire. (And may we add she is doing a darn good job!...
  • Ag award program honors former farm bureau president

    A new award program in the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will enable a student interested in agricultural policy to intern in Washington, D.C. The first recipient will be selected in January 2012. The Keith R. Olsen Agricultur...
  • Conservation Corner

    Windbreaks can make or break winter By Janet LaglerNatural Resources Conservation Service Bone-chilling cold weather is upon us. It wasn’t that long ago when we were sweltering in summer heat. Such are the “joys” of our Nebraska climate. We can’...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen form policy

    Record numbers were reached as nearly 600 Nebraska Cattlemen members gathered last week in Kearney at the 2011 Annual Nebraska Cattlemen/Nebraska CattleWomen Convention. The annual convention is the primary policy making forum for Nebraska Cattlemen membe...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Being adopted by God By Pastor Chris CostriniVenango Community Church “For the Law,” we are told in John 1: 17, “was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John, it seems, sets up a distinction between Moses’ work and...
  • Area one-act teams state bound

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Drama students from Wallace (D2-5) and Perkins County (C2-6) won their respective district one-act competitions to earn a trip to State Play Production in Kearney. Performing the one-act version of The Greek Mythology Olympia...
  • New iPads to enhance learning for Perkins County elementary students

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In upgrading computers throughout the system, Perkins County Schools has purchased 18 iPads for the K-2 classrooms. The iPads were shown to school board members by the schools’ technology expert Chris Mestl during their regul...
  • Vascular surgery available at hospital

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Dr. Rommie Hughes, who performs vascular surgeries at Perkins County Health Services, stays quite busy during the time he sets aside once a month to come to the hospital. Good rapport he has had through the years with Dr. C...
  • Chamber holds first Greenbacks giveaway

    Chamber President Dawnya Dreiling gets a kick out of her little assistant’s enthusiasm for helping draw names of Greenback winners on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Hatch’s Super Foods. Three-year-old Logan Barry is getting ready to draw the next lucky recipie...
  • PCS District will wisely use holiday insurance premium funds

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In a win-win situation, Perkins County Schools is benefitting from an insurance premium “holiday” from Blue Cross/Blue Shield—meaning that because of a decline in catastrophic claims and an increased reserve in the Educato...
  • Two double red donors help make bloodmobile doubly successful

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The recent Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Grant last week was especially successful because two persons who showed up to give blood qualified to become “double red cell donors.” Having given blood for years, Ken Hutsell m...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Dec. 8-14 Perkins County Senior Center, GrantThur: Beef stroganoff over rice, corn, jello w/fruit, dessert. Fri: Breaded fish fillet, baked potato, green beans, dessert.Mon: Goulash, green beans, garlic bread, dessert.Tues: Chili, fruit salad, corn bread...
  • New physician assistant joins Ogallala Medical Group

    Banner Health is pleased to welcome Crystal Orr, PA-C, to Ogallala Community Hospital and Ogallala Medical Group. “We are excited for Crystal to join our team and are fortunate she chose to come to Ogallala,” said Ogallala Medical Group Clinic Manager...
  • Kenneth Lee Memorial given to Grant Fire Department

    A memorial in the name of Kenneth Lee was presented to the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance at the Nov. 21 training meeting by the Kenneth Lee family. This memorial will be used to purchase necessary equipment for the Grant Fire Departm...
  • Our Community’s History

    Electric customers get one-time $100 rebate By M. Lee Tribune Staff   One Year AgoDecember 2, 2010 Perkins County Health Services becomes part of an $18 million fiber optic network. After two years in the planning stage, a ceremonial ground breaking ...
  • Plainsmen take commanding lead in opener

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The 2012 high school basketball season started this past weekend and the Perkins County Plainsmen, after practicing for a couple of weeks and having a Hall of Fame non-counting game with Paxton, hit the road to...
  • Lady Plainsmen win opener 60-35

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The Perkins County girls basketball team traveled to Maxwell for their opening game of the 2012 Nebraska School Athletic Association regular season.   Returning a number of players who started last season, and...