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  • If it’s not .gov, it’s not Social Security

    By Laurie JonesS. S. District Manager When you go on a road trip, you need to follow the signs to arrive at the right place. Going online can be very much the same. Look for the “.gov” at the end of the web address–if it isn’t .gov, it isn’t t...
  • TOPS shares healthy eating tips for travelers

    Traveling can be exciting and a chance to get away from the hustle of the real world, but it also can derail a person’s healthy routines. People may become relaxed with their nutrition selections or think that it’s too much effort to exercise. With n...
  • Poets Corner...Flying Miracles

    There were four of themPlaying hide and seek in the soft, white clouds,Four black buzzardsEntertaining me,With big black wings extended,They floated lazily in the warm morning sun.A small meadlowlark sat on the eave of my roof,His little head turning, t...
  • Born again... a children's sermon

    By Larry H. HargerAuthor, “So Children Will Know God” You may have heard ministers, preachers or even individuals say we must be born again. Even Jesus in the Bible said we must be born again. The followers of Jesus did not know what He meant by bein...
  • Sorry if you missed it

    Now that I can catch my breath a little.....it’s nice to reflect back on the Perkins County Fair. While caught up in the midst of it, all I did was complain about the heat. Well, we all survived, and as far as I know, so did the animals. It was miserab...
  • Pulpit Relfections...Who do you rely on?

    By Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie In Romans 8 Paul affirms that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord. I wonder how often we simply don’t pay attention to that statement? We live in a part of ...
  • Please pass the grass

    Fetching grass and feeding the goats proves to be an enjoyable experience for Dr. Cliff Colglazier and granddaughters Hanna and Brenna on Saturday afternoon inside the livestock barn at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Several children caught on quickl...
  • Post office in Venango on list of proposed closures

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Mail customers served by the Venango Post Office are holding their breath awaiting a decision on whether they will be forced to utilize other means of conducting business if the post office is closed. Fifty Venango postal pa...
  • City makes great strides in cleanup through abatement process

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The community is looking cleaner and neater thanks to efforts of the residents and prodding by Grant City Council. The abatement process has been underway in the northwest quadrant. In the spring, properties that needed to be cl...
  • New program will help clothe kids for 2011-12 school term

    Families with school-aged children in Perkins County who are unable to purchase new school clothes this year have another option thanks to a newly implemented program. Letters of request are now being accepted until Aug. 10 from parents of school aged ch...
  • Chamber gives away Greenbacks

    Two lucky winners had their Chamber Greenbacks doubled because they were present when names were drawn prior to the Talent Show last Thursday night during the Perkins County Fair. Everyone who attended the free Chamber breakfast that morning was given the...
  • Public service commission reminds SourceGas customers to look for mailed refunds

    Recently, many SourceGas customers are seeing a credit on their bill for refunds, following the company’s recent rate change. In March of this year, the Public Service Commission approved SourceGas’ plan to refund the difference between interim rates ...
  • Our community's history

    One Year AgoJuly 29, 2010 Bob Bounds was nominated and selected as the recipient of the 2010 Perkins County Good Neighbor Award. Bruce Young mowed down the corners of cornfields that blocked intersection visibility near his residence northeast of Madrid. ...
  • Perkins County Fair Static Awards

      PlantsGrand ChampionSammy Snogren (jalapenos)Award Sponsor: Country Gardens GreenhouseReserve Champion Sammy Snogren (dianthus)Award Sponsor: Poppe’s PosiesCosmos Purple: Samantha SnogrenDianthusPurple: Samantha Snogren, State FairMarigoldPurple: ...
  • Pinnacle awarded by 4-H Teens

    The Perkins County 4-H Teens presented a plaque to representatives of Pinnacle Bank-Grant in appreciation for their annual sponsorship of the 4-H BBQ. The Teens will use funds raised to take part in the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus trip next June. P...
  • Perkins County Fair Horse Show Results

    Award WinnersJunior DivisionShowmanship George (Cord) LeeAward Sponsor: Wilson Feed LotIntermediate Division ShowmanshipEllie Mae LeeAward Sponsor: Deaver ComputerSenior Division ShowmanshipRebecca CorneliusAward Sponsor: Grant Auto PartsJunior All Around...
  • Perkins County Fair Small Animal Show Results

    Small Animal/Poultry/Rabbit Junior ShowmanshipNo entrantsAward Sponsor: Adams Bank & TrustIntermediate ShowmanshipNo entrantsAward Sponsor: Yost Farm SupplySenior Showmanship 1st place:  Elizabeth KrajewskiAward Sponsor: Noyes IrrigationGrand Champio...
  • Perkins County Fair Beef Show Results

    ShowmanshipJunior1st place:  Hannah RobertsonAward Sponsor: Aerni Land & CattlePurple: Hannah Robertson, Danielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Sydney PelsterBlue: Matthew Aerni, Quinn Koop, Marcus Mitteis, Alex Schmailzl, Caden Waitley, Kaden RossIntermediat...
  • Perkins County Fair Sheep, Swine & Goat Show Results

    Sheep Show ShowmanshipJunior Showmanship1st place:  Sydney PelsterAward Sponsor: Adam & Kathy Curtis Family Purple: Hannah Robertson, Sydney Pelster, Blue: Kaden RossNo intermediates entered.Senior Showmanship1st place:  Mariah CurtisAward Sponsor...
  • Talent show brings out the county’s best

    First place in the talent show at the Perkins County Fair on Thursday evening went to guitarist and singer Ethan Behrends who won $200 with “Baby Blue Eyes.” ...Still Breathing band members (above, l-r): Logan Cunningham, Brandon Lehl, Ty Summers...