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  • 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...
  • Grant Lions host Charter Night

      The Grant Lions held its charter night at the Hastings Memorial Library on May 23 at which time officers were inducted to the 2012-2013 program year. The Grant Lions also recognized members for their contribution to the Lions and community. District...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    A triple delicious meal By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist The recipe I am sharing this week is a combination recipe that I made from two of my simple favorites. The dipping mixture is from a recipe I have for actual fried chicken that I don’t make th...
  • Artbeat

    PCAAC welcomes Ogallala art society to Meadowlark Gallery By the Perkins County Area Arts Council Filling the walls at the local art gallery during the month of June is a collection of works by our northerly neighbors, the Art Society of Ogallala. Perki...
  • What's Up

    Spectacular events continue By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer And the hits just keep on coming. We observed—albeit on the computer—the annular eclipse of the Sun on May 20, and now there are two more spectacular celestial events in the offing fo...
  • NASA's Space Place

    Our crazy quilt of planets By Diane K. FisherCalifornia Institute of Technology If all trees were blue, and  every tree you had ever seen was blue, would you ask “Why are trees blue?” Maybe not. But if suddenly one day you saw a green tree, wouldn...
  • Enjoy one of Nebraska’s 80 state parks this summer

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers the following summer park schedule to help Nebraskans plan vacations or trips to parks. A park entry permit is required for all vehicles entering these park areas: • Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP) ...
  • Metcalf participates in all-star game

      197 points were scored in the 2012  Cambridge Sports Organizations All-Star girls basketball game held in Cambridge on Friday, May 27. Scoring 100 points was the winning west team, which included Perkins County graduate Tanya Metcalf (fourth player...
  • Prestigious junior golf tournament tees up

    The local qualifying round for the 44th annual Trusted Choice® Big “I” National Championship will be held June 11 at Hillside Golf Course in Sidney. The tournament, sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska, is open to local junior g...