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  • 2012 Summer Ball Schedules

    PeeWees(Coach: Trent Patrick)Friday, May 25    at Hershey    6 p.m.Wednesday, May 30    vs. Paxton 2    6 p.m.Friday, June 1    at Paxton 1    6 p.m.Wednesday, June 6    vs. Wallace    6 p.m.Wednesday, June 13    at Sutherland ...
  • Metcalf to play basketball at Doane

      Perkins County’s Tanya Metcalf signs her letter of intent to play basketball at Doane College next year. Present at the signing were (Front row, l-r): Tanya’s mother Brenda Metcalf, Tanya, and father Kelly Metcalf. Back row: Coach Chris Mestl, C...
  • NWU sending nine to NCAA III Outdoor Track & Field Championships

    Former Grant resident Jay Wall among competitors traveling to Claremont, Calif. Nebraska Wesleyan University will have nine athletes competing in eight events at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track &Field Championships that will be held on May 2...
  • Selections made for all-star games

    The players and coaches have been selected for the East and West teams in the 34th annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game and the 28th annual All-Star Volleyball Game. The 64 members of the all star football teams were nominated by their respective ...
  • Nebraskans can fish for millions

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has teamed up with Cabela’s to sponsor the “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?” promotion, in which anglers can catch tagged fish to win cash and prizes. In April, Game and Parks tagged fish in Box Butte, Calamus, ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Look to Jesus By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church I have recognized a growing tendency, of people taking offense over the least thing. I know Jesus never taught this attitude of heart. Far instead, Jesus directed us to ...
  • A kind business man or kind of a business man?

    Dear Editor: I am a taxpayer because I’m a nurse, a registered voter, (farmer, rancher, carpenter’s wife), a mother, sister, grandmother, friend, neighbor and last, but not least, a Christian and I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe. The ot...
  • My sincere apologies to our patients

    Dear Editor: I feel that I have to apologize to our MRI patients who have had their appointments rescheduled, some as many as three times. This has all been due to the MRI truck that we employ to do our MRI scans, which has been broke down and cannot come...
  • Huddle for the last hurrah

      Perkins County senior boys put their heads together for one last time as classmates and teammates before a new game of life begins. Saturday, May 12 marked a special day for 27 members of the Class of 2012 who received their high school diplomas a...
  • Voters approve city sales tax

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In a 210 to 92 unofficial vote, residents of Grant approved a 1 percent city sales tax during the May 15 Primary Election. The measure will impose a sales and use tax upon transactions within the City of Grant that will allow f...
  • Paxton-Elsie paving project approved

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In an unofficial  569 to 134 ballot count, voters approved the Paxton-Elsie road paving measure. A five-mile section of the road has remained unpaved for several years and can be paved without any additional tax from county r...
  • Colson advances unopposed to fill commissioner seat

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Running unopposed, Sid Colson of Elsie advances to the November General Election to retain his seat for a second four-year term as Perkins County Commissioner in District 1. Colson was elected in 2008. His main interest at that ...
  • Electric rates to increase on June 1

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Effective June 1, electric rates will increase for City of Grant residents. A resolution was passed to raise the rates 7 percent at the recommendation of the power board during the regular meeting of city council on Tuesday, May...
  • Students help beautify park

      Third and fourth grade students from Grant Elementary School assisted tree board president Jon Forney (left) and other tree board and community members and students from the high school horticulture class plant several new trees at the Grant City ...
  • New doctor joins group in Ogallala

    Banner Health is pleased to announce that Van Wahlgren, M.D. has joined Ogallala Community Hospital and Ogallala Medical Group. “We are excited for Dr. Wahlgren to join our team and are fortunate he chose to come to Ogallala,” said Ogallala Medical Gr...
  • American Legion Auxiliary meets

    Unit #40 of the American Legion auxiliary held its May meeting at the American Legion Hall on May 8 with 11 members present. The meeting opened with an opening prayer by Chaplain Clem, the flag salute and reciting of the Preamble by the group. Roll call o...
  • May birthday celebrated

      Ted Heinemann was the only person with a May birthday who was present for the dinner at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, May 11. Other Perkins County seniors with May birthdays are Eunice Prottsman, Barb Kirkpatrick, James Deaver, Gail Ne...
  • Farm Credit Services of America announces first quarter earnings

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a financial cooperative with nearly $17 billion in assets, has announced financial results for the first quarter of the calendar year 2012. Net income for the first quarter was $108.7 million compared to $99.2...
  • Great Plains’ stroke center achieves excellence award

    The StrokeProgram at Great Plains Regional Medical Center received the Silver Plus award through the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines Quality Program for exceptional performance over the last 12 months. Th...
  • Driver charged in death of student

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze Twenty-one-year-old Cody Barnes of Elwood was charged with manslaughter for the death of Cody Fanning of Wauneta when he fell from the back of Barnes’ pickup near their college in Crete. The charge is a class three felony...