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  • Hendricks new member of American Angus Association

    Ryan Hendricks of Grant, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior memb...
  • Another Perspective

    Memories cherished of a special lady By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher We walked into my mother-in-law’s house over the weekend. It was hard to fathom that she wasn’t sitting at her kitchen table working a word-search puzzle or doing her Bible study. Rea...
  • Letter to Editor

    Grant business praised Dear Editor: I would like to let everyone know that I think Poppe’s Posies is a wonderful place of business. It is as “up to snuff” as many places in the city. There is a myriad of gifts, collectables, accessories and flower...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Running from God? By Pastor Vince CarrigNew Life Fellowship Church, Grant Are you running from God? Of course you’re not. Psalm 139 tells us that “If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.” But serious...
  • Teachers learn science strategies at UNL institute

    Perkins County High School’s Scott King and Lisa Jameson of Wallace High School recently spent two weeks supplementing their teaching skills at a summer institute offered through the National Center for Research on Rural Education (R²Ed) at the Univers...
  • College Notes

    Area student honored at skills conference Students from Nebraska high school and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Industry leaders representing over 1,100 ...
  • Mid-America basketball camp will be July 22-25

    Mike Trader’s annual mid-America basketball camp will be conducting the final two individual sessions this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be held on July 22-25 at Doane College. Day Camps will be held for both boys and girls at ...
  • Center has new director in Grant

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Colorado native Trish Stever has become the new executive director of the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant. She is already seven weeks into the job, having begun her duties on May 17.   She is enjoying her positio...
  • Candidates thus far for November’s election

    Commissioner Dist. 1: Sid Colson City of Grant-Council: Ben Long, non-incumbent; Tim Pofahl, incumbent (two open seats). Village of Elsie: No filings (three open seats) Village of Madrid: Al Proctor-incumbent (two open seats). Village of Venango: Nate Dod...
  • July 4th to end with great entertainment

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An accomplished actor with an endless list of television/radio commercials, films and movies in his repertoire is coming to the stage on July 4th at Grant City Park. Following a full day of fun activities, entertainment for the ...
  • 4th of July events

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A full day of activities awaits everyone on the Fourth of July. Come share in the merriment of celebrating Grant’s 125th anniversary at the city park.Schedule of Events • 6:45 a.m.: Firecracker Fun Run opening ceremony, with...
  • Help choose the Good Neighbor

    One outstanding individual is designated each year at fair time as Perkins County’s Good Neighbor—this year’s honor will be even more special because it’s for the county’s 125th anniversary celebration.     It’s time to send in nominations ...
  • Seeking Grand Marshal nominees

    With the county fair just over a couple weeks away, Chamber is actively seeking nominations for a Grand Marshal who will lead this year’s parade in celebration of the county’s 125th anniversary. With very dedicated fair board members, great entertainm...
  • “Walk The Walk” cancer benefit set for July 11 in city park

    Proceeds from purchase of luminaries in the northeast picnic shelter, along with the bags themselves, will be taken to Ogallala for the annual Relay For Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society on July 20. Any donation welcome. Enjoy an evening...
  • Four properties declared nuisances in SE quadrant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The cleanup process in the southeast part of town is getting underway with the passing of a resolution by Grant City Council declaring four properties nuisances at their regular meeting Tuesday, June 26. The assessment of the s...
  • Post office hours along Highline proposed for cuts

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Post offices along the Highline, with the exception of Grant, are on a list of post offices being considered for a cut in operation hours under a new proposal from the U.S. Postal Service. Venango, Madrid, Elsie and Wallace are...
  • Local youth become Young Eagles

    Eleven local youth became Young Eagles of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) at the Grant Airport on Saturday, June 23. EAA Chapter 562 of southwest Nebraska conducted the Young Eagles Day event. The youth received an orientation of basic forces ...
  • Pinnacle named top performer

    ICBA Independent Banker®, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s number one source for community banking news, recognized Pinnacle Bank as an outstanding “ICBA 400” community bank performe...
  • Drug and alcohol class offered

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, July 9 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. MT. Participants must attend the entire class. The clas...
  • Elsie Blood Drive Set

    The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive will be held July 6 at the Elsie Methodist Church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MT. Lunch will be served. To make an appointment please call Michele at 308-228-2318. Walk-ins are welcomed and always needed....