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  • New soil conservationist joins staff at Grant NRCS office

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Joining the staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is Briana Brooks who began duties at the office located toward the north edge of Grant. Brooks had previously lived in Grant and had done some work at the...
  • Area farmers receive USDA awards to assist with energy needs

    Forty-two Nebraska recipients have been selected to receive $832,303 in grant funding.  Funds will be used to install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements that will promote energy conservation.       Forty-one awarded proj...
  • Conservation stewardship program sign-up underway

    Nebraska landowners and operators have until Jan. 13, 2012, to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. The Grant NRCS office will provide CSP learning sessions on the fol...
  • Beef council to meet

    The Nebraska Beef Council Board of Directors will meet at the NBC office at 1319 Central Ave. in Kearney on Jan. 3, 2012 beginning at 10 a.m.CST.  The board will elect officers and hear the final audit report and recommendations from Dana F. Cole and a ...
  • FSA Scoop

    Looking ahead at dates during 2012 The Perkins County FSA wants to wish all of our area producers and community the best to you in 2012!Conservation Compliance As farmers plan for next year, we would like to remind producers that it is critical to remain...
  • Spring water lecture series set

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual public water and natural resources seminar begins Jan. 11, 2012 and continues weekly through April 25, continuing a tradition of offering a wide range of water-related topics. Beginning Jan. 11, the UNL Water ...
  • Voices of the Community

    Marijuana use can be devastating By Kylie HansenPCS FCCLA Member Some people say that marijuana isn’t harmful. Some say it could almost kill you. Others are in between and say that it could be medically beneficial or we could tax it. For those of you...
  • Season is special for family who counts blessings all year

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s the season of joy—and there’s one little boy who definitely brings joy to his family through the many blessings they count on his behalf. Nineteen-month-old Haiden Lindow has some special needs, but he brings lots o...
  • Final drawing held

    Linda Skeels (left) was present at Saturday’s final Chamber drawing, doubling her winnings to $100 which was presented by Charlene Faber. Winning $50 in Greenbacks were: Rebecca McCormick, Taffy Hastings, Melody Deaver and Kathy Woodmancy. The $500 wi...
  • Residents—vote now for $50,000 community grant

    Funds and promotional support available to towns and cities. On Nov. 16, Reader’s Digest kicked off their second annual “We Hear You America” campaign, in which towns across the U.S. can compete to win funds and promotional support, including a gra...
  • Christmas worship and events

    First Congregational Church of Grant Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service 5 p.m. Dec. 25: Carol Sing Celebration 9:30 a.m.Wallace United Methodist Church Dec. 18: Cantata “Celebrate the Child” 10:30 a.m. CST, Children’s Christmas Pageant 7 p....
  • Mayoral appointments, one-and-six among council’s action items

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A lengthy agenda took minimal time during last Tuesday’s Grant City Council meeting prior to the holiday break. City Superintendent Tyson McGreer informed council that the location of AWOS (Automated Weather Observing System)...
  • Pinnacle donates to hospital

    Last week,  Pinnacle Bank of Grant issued a $4,000 donation to the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. This money is designated to the purchase of important medical equipment for newborn infants. The equipment, a bilirubin analyzer, is used to ...
  • Vacant building removed for expanded parking at convenience store

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Patrons who frequent In & Out or pull in front of the post office in downtown Grant will be surprised at the sudden change that has taken place in the landscape. A vacant building that sat between the two entities is history. ...
  • Venango Lions host Christmas

    The Venango Lions Club hosted the annual Venango Christmas, Saturday Dec. 17 beginning with a parade followed by a visit by Santa and Rudolph and concluding with a free-will soup supper. The proceeds went to the cost of new playground equipment for the...
  • Santa visits Elsie

    Elsie held an open house for all businesses on Monday, Dec. 12. The day concluded with the firemen’s free pancake feed.  The pancake batter was donated by the Elsie Feed Store.   Following the pancake feed, Santa came to visit all the boys and girl...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Perkins County Senior Center, GrantThur: Hamburger, French fries, baked beans. Fri: Breaded pork sandwich, mac and cheese, carrots, dessert.Mon: Closed for ChristmasTues: Chicken noodle soup, ham and cheese sandwich, dessert.Wed: Oven fried chicken, mashe...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Family is split on Kansas team favorites By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director In the column last week, I was wondering if Kansas had made a good choice in hiring Charlie Weis as their head football coach. We were in Kansas for a few days last...
  • Plainsmen effort falls short in home contest

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Red Raiders forward Harrison Keeton launched and landed three first quarter three pointers to bury the Plainsmen early and send Sidney to a 64-45 victory Friday night in Grant. With a big enough frame to threaten from...
  • Lady Plainsmen lose home game to Sidney Lady Red Raiders

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Lady Raiders forward Karissa Segelke powered to the basket for field goals and foul shots and Leag Uhlir sank shots from near and far to give Sidney a 41-26 win over the Lady Plainsmen Friday night in Grant. Uhlir put...