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  • Take flu precaution

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The holidays seem to be the time of year when everyone has a good chance of getting sick. Christmas programs and sports events that draw large crowds are the perfect setting for germs to be shared. Fortunately, only three case...
  • Another Perspective

    Twelve days of Christmas takes on new meaning By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher I’ve never given much thought to the lyrics in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Twelve drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 Lords a leaping. Does it have to make sen...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Jesus is our High Priest By Pastor Chris CostriniVenango Community Church We often think of the work of Moses in either the plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, or in the delivering of the Ten Commandments. These are both vastly important in the life...
  • Elsie’s main street loses landmark to demolition

    By Joan CraigElsie Correspondent An Elsie landmark that had become dilapidated and a danger to passers-by is now absent from the downtown landscape. A large brick building in the middle of main street that was erected in 1920 was torn down last week ...
  • Birch seated as district judge

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins, Keith, Chase and Lincoln are among local counties that will now be served by Judge Richard A. Birch who was sworn in Dec. 1 as the 20th District Judge for the 11th Judicial District of Nebraska. Judge Birch was sworn in...
  • PSC seeks advisory board member

    The Nebraska Public Service Commission is accepting applications for representatives of the public and wireless telecommunications industry to fill vacancies on the Nebraska Wireless E911 Advisory Board. Advisory board members serve three-year terms, meet...
  • PCHSF administrator to be honored for years of service

    The Perkins County Health Services Foundation board invites the public to a reception in honor of longtime administrator Ron Patrick on Thursday, Dec. 29. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Ron Patrick likes to think of his retirement as “stepping aside”...
  • 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....
  • Public asked to help sway proposed changes in child labor laws

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Doug Babbitt, Perkins County High School ag instructor, continues to be concerned over the topic of changes in the child labor laws proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Babbitt encourages an outcry from the public that migh...
  • Ophthalmologist sees patients bimonthly at Perkins County Hospital

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Area patients requiring ophthalmology care need travel no further than to Perkins County Health Services in Grant. Dr. Jeffrey Tennant began coming to PCHS about six weeks ago to fulfill the need when former surgeon Mark Young ...
  • Our Community's History

    VA lowers mortgage interest rate to 9 percent By M. Lee One Year AgoDecember 9, 2010 U.S. Postal Service announces new products and pricing effective January 2011. Changes in flat rate shipping along with a new Express Mail envelope are coming in Januar...
  • Winner’s prize doubles

    Laura Dreiling assists in the Chamber Greenbacks drawing on Saturday at Hatch’s Super Foods. The final drawing is Dec. 17. Tona Heinemann (right) was the only one present to double her $50 prize at Saturday’s drawing. Other $50 winners were Jeff ...
  • Panel discusses healthy living

    By Charlie Litton Nebraska News Service A series of statewide health  care dialogues concluded Dec. 1 with a five-person panel discussion about the overall health of Americans in general and Nebraskans in particular. Among the key points was the distinc...
  • Westview hosts open house

    Westview Retirement Community hosted a Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 10. Residents, family and friends enjoyed all the Christmas decorations, seeing the newly completed two bedroom apartment and feasting on a vast amount of holiday goodies. (Courtes...
  • Elementary and junior high students provide holiday cheer

    The elementary concert was held Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Perkins County High School and included students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Kindergartners (l-r): Caitlyn Dolezal, Reagan Pelster, Brody McGreer and Zander Peterson sing “Mittens and Gloves” ...
  • PCHS math and science departments acquire new graphing calculators

    Approximately 40 juniors and seniors in advanced math and/or science courses have benefitted from a recent grant awarded to Perkins County High School math instructor Brooke Lee and science instructor Deanne Bishop. This project was funded by a grant f...
  • PC play production team places sixth

    The Perkins County play production team completed their season on Friday, Dec. 9 at the state competition in Kearney. The team finished in sixth place, with several individuals recognized for outstanding performances. Christian Miyamoto, Trevor Lee, Tanya...
  • Wallace drama students receive recognition

    Wallace senior Hunter Franzen is awarded for his performance in “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” at state play production competition. Other team members receiving honors include (l-r): Katherine McClintock, Emma Franklin, John Paul Lempke and Emi...
  • Area college students receive UNL scholarships

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln awarded more than 1,800 scholarships to 2011 Nebraska high school graduates who are enrolled at UNL this fall. The total potential value of the scholarships is more than $13.7 million. Three area freshmen are scholarship...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Dec. 15-21Thursday, Dec. 153  p.m.Boys JV wrestling at McCook4 p.m.Boys Jr. Hi. basketball at Sedgwick Co.7 p.m.High school music concertFriday, Dec. 16Girls/boys basketball parents night4 p.m.    Boys JV basketball vs. SidneyGirls JV basketball vs. S...