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  • Register for invasive plant management short course

    The second annual North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) will be June 26-28 at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte. It is three days of intense instruction and learning for those intereste...
  • Letter to the Editor

    Reader clarifies Special Olympics story Dear Editor: Last week the paper had an article about Kevin Tickle’s accomplishment in winning his first gold medal in swimming. Thanks to Coach Sue Gieschen who provided the information to the paper for the arti...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Who is God? By Pastor Lance HeitmanAbundant Life Church, Elsie Who is God? You could ask this question of 50 different people and you might get 50 different answers. Why? Because everyone has a different perspective based on what they have experienced, ...
  • Pride • Honor • Gratitude

      Proudly whipping in the wind, flags adorning every cemetery along the Highline seemingly delivered the same message of grateful pride as public gatherings honored the war dead during Memorial Day services Monday. Those in attendance at Venango hea...
  • Fundraising begins for Fourth of July fireworks display

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With 4th of July just five weeks away, it’s time to begin fundraising efforts for the annual display put on by the Grant Volunteer Fire Department and Perkins County Chamber. The light show will follow a full day of activities...
  • Meetings set to gain input on housing loan program

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Meetings are scheduled to be held in two locations in Perkins County to seek public input on applying for economic development funding to provide families a means to make health, safety and energy efficiency renovations to their...
  • Summer recreation underway

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although temperatures weren’t quite as high as they should be for splashing outdoors, the feel of the water was toasty warm in the Grant City Pool which opened on Memorial Day, May 28. Summer swim season is underway, wit...
  • Spotlight on Great Plains as Chamber business of month

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Great Plains Communications, Inc. was the featured business for Chamber’s monthly spotlight during the meeting on Thursday, May 17. Local manager Kevin Poppe gave a presentation on the company’s background, recapped t...
  • Downtown cafe opens under new name

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor After a brief hiatus, the former Grant Family Restaurant has reopened as “Melody’s Cafe” in downtown Grant with some changes in the menu and some fresh ideas. Explaining how her name also holds the connotation for musical ...
  • Sign up for CodeRED and receive severe weather alerts in Perkins County

    The public can be notified of approaching severe weather with an automated system in place at the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office. Call 308-352-4564 to be added to the alert system, or access it online at www.perkincoso.com and click on the CodeRED grap...
  • Elsie to celebrate 125th in June

    By Joan CraigElsie Correspondent The Q125 Celebration Committee has been working hard in preparation for the upcoming event on June 23-24, marking Elsie’s 125th anniversary as a village. Two days of events have been planned to help celebrate the occasi...
  • Republican party convention announced

    The Perkins County Republican party will hold its 2012 post-primary county convention on Tuesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room located on the first floor of the Perkins County Courthouse. All republicans are invited to attend. The county con...
  • Road work to begin

    Work  is scheduled to begin Monday, June 4,  on an armor coat maintenance project. The armor coat project will start at the  Lincoln/Perkins County line on Highway 23 and run 15 miles west,  ending at  Madrid.       Travel through the armor coat ...
  • Tickle earns first gold medal in Special Olympics

    Kevin Tickle of Grant won a gold medal for the first time after years of competition in Special Olympics. This year he won the gold in the 25-meter backstroke swim competition at Special Olympics State Summer Games at Creighton University in Omaha. “Th...
  • Red Hats host high tea

    The ladies who winter in warmer weather hosted a High Tea at Westview on May 22. Twenty-one Scarlet Chapeau members were in attendance. They feasted on egg salad sandwiches, tea sandwiches, pinwheels, chocolate covered strawberries, scones, carrot cake, ...
  • Dreiling-Rowley scholarship established

    A scholarship has been established in honor of Michael Dreiling and Katie Rowley, two Perkins County juniors who tragically lost their lives on March 16, 2012 in an automobile accident near Grant. Two scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarde...
  • Michael Dreiling Memorial given to fire department

    A memorial in the name of Michael Dreiling was presented to the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance at the May 7 business meeting through community donations in the name of Michael Dreiling. This memorial will be used to purchase necessary ...
  • Youth volunteer at museum

      Several members of the Perkins County Youth Council recently volunteered at the Perkins County Museum helping to clean and restore the historical structure to its original look by displaying antiques to create a “lived in” atmosphere of yesterye...
  • Daisies sell poppies

      Daisy Scouts, Sophia Plugge (left) and Alyssa Briggs, whose leader is Joan Craig of Elsie, were helping distribute poppies last Friday with the help of adult Tonya Cullen. Brownies were also going to businesses on Poppy Day to assist the American Le...
  • Elsie honors war dead

      Special guest, Eileen Jameson of Elsie, on leave from active Marine duty, joins Louis Coppersmith in posting the colors at Memorial Day service Monday, May 28 at the Elsie Cemetery. Serving as emcee was Legion Post 206 Commander Glen Stanek. (Photos...