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  • Corn Board offers new grant incentive for fuel retailers

    The Nebraska Corn Board recently allocated funds in its 2012-13 fiscal year budget to further develop the renewable fuel infrastructure in Nebraska. Through a grant program, Nebraska Corn Board will award qualifying retailers $30,000 for the first blende...
  • Free financial clinics planned

    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. ...
  • Fifth Annual Wind Conference to be held in October in Lincoln

    The Nebraska Wind Conference, the fifth annual wind conference organized by the Nebraska Wind Conference Committee (NWCC), will be held Oct. 22-23 in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. The NWCC includes committee members from state agencies, Nebras...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Everybody is religious By Pastor Vince CarrigNew Life Fellowship Church, Grant Everybody is religious. Each person acts according to how they believe, all the time, every day. Some people believe that they should do the same kind(s) of things repeatedly...
  • Letter to Editor

    Vintage photos part of celebration Dear Editor: Congratulations to Perkins County residents for celebrating the 125th anniversary of the county’s founding. It is a fitting tribute to those people who have labored diligently over the years to create bus...
  • July 4th packed with events for Grant’s 125th

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Get ready for a fun-filled, action-packed, caloric-overload Fourth of July at Grant City Park on Wednesday when Chamber sponsors the 125th anniversary celebration in conjunction with our nation’s birthday. There will be activ...
  • Avoid certain areas when shooting off fireworks

    The Grant Volunteer Fire Department is asking all citizens to refrain from shooting fireworks along the south side of Third Street and the west side of Garfield Avenue from First to Third Streets, as well as inside the fairgrounds prior to and during the ...
  • Hot, dry pattern is big concern to all in county

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It was 107° on Monday of last week. On Tuesday, June 19 it dropped to 96° before beginning to climb again, and on Saturday the temperature spiked to 102°. Farmers in Perkins County have their eyes on the skies. There has not ...
  • Beware of fire potential—heed red flag warnings

    The public is asked to use caution during these hot, dry times. Just because a burn permit is issued does not mean it can be used­—if a “red flag warning” is issued, a burn permit becomes void. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Hot, dry weather patterns...
  • Donations for fireworks still needed for July 4th celebration

    Collections are underway for this year’s 4th of July celebration. Help make this county-wide 125th anniversary celebration one to remember! Donations are accepted at any bank in the county and The Barber Pole in Grant. Names of donors and the size of th...
  • Elsie’s 125th anniversary celebration activities a hit last weekend

      By Joan CraigElsie Correspondent The celebration for Elsie’s 125th anniversary began June 23, at 7:30 in the morning with 60 runners/walkers in  the run fun.  The day continued after lunch with a sizable parade led by first the children’s par...
  • Library’s summer reading a hit

      The Summer Reading Program for youngsters at Hastings Memorial Library is a popular attraction, with many children taking advantage of the free program that offers story time, activities, and a reading club. Library director Robin Quinn shares her s...
  • Two new teachers added to elementary roster for fall

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two positions at Perkins County Elementary will be filled with two new teachers to the district this fall. Erin Fisher will teach kindergarten. She is taking over the position held for many years by Jonie Johnson who retired thi...
  • District will seek strategies to improve writing skills

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor State results were released last month for student performance in writing. “We will need to look at our scores over the next few years compared to this year’s scores to truly evaluate our progress, strengths, and areas tha...
  • Election filing deadline near

    Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale announced candidate filing deadlines are approaching for certain offices for the Nov. 6 general election. Affected offices include small public power districts, reclamation districts, educational service units, county...
  • Medical helicopter carrying cardiologists visits local hospital

    Great Plains Heart and Vascular Center now provides round-the-clock interventional cardiology care to patients in rural communities via transport with Midwest Helicopter. Now if the need arises, emergency and urgent interventional cardiology care can be p...
  • Our Community's History

    Rev. Brockopp dies in accident One Year AgoJune 30, 2011 After nearly five years of being closed and under repair, the Perkins County Museum is preparing for its re-opening and dedication ceremony. The open house was to begin on the Fourth of July at 10 ...
  • Perkins County Clerk attends workshop

    Rita Long, Perkins County clerk, completed a three-day workshop conducted in Kearney June 13-15 for Nebraska county clerks, election commissioners and registers of deeds. The annual workshop, attended by approximately 100 county officials and employees, i...
  • Classmates reunite for 60th

    The classmates of 1952 celebrated their 60th class reunion by enjoying a lovely dinner on Friday evening at Westview and the alumni banquet at Perkins County High School on Saturday evening. There were 17 classmates and spouses who had lots of fun and man...
  • First activity to celebrate fair announced

    The Perkins County 125th anniversary committee has announced the first activity to celebrate the week of fair.         “Church In The Park” will take place the Sunday before fair week, July 22, in the Grant City Park, starting at 10 a.m. The sp...