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  • Never too late to donate to fireworks

    Make a contribution at any bank in Perkins County or at The Barber Pole in Grant. Donations are still needed for the annual fireworks display scheduled for Monday evening, July 4th at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Funds will be accepted after the fact...
  • Chamber gathers for First Dollar presentation

    A Chamber After 5 gathering at Valley Bank last week was a perfect opportunity for members to support the new business of Casandra Cockerill and her husband Seth. “Brewed Awakening” has officially become a new refreshment-on-wheels business in the are...
  • Cancer concert a crowd pleaser

    This year’s fundraising goal of $5,000 for cancer was nearly met Saturday night when the community supported the third annual concert for Relay for Life sponsored by Thunder On The Highline. Local entertainers, hors d’ oeuvres and a silent auction mad...
  • Zion bell tower gets fresh coat

    Rod Walrod (left) and Skyler Condon of Rod’s Professional Painting spent the afternoon in the air Wednesday, June 8, donating time and paint to the bell tower at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant. Ken’s Construction donated the lift to complete the job....
  • Red Hatters enjoy barbecue lunch

    Twenty ladies from Perkins County Scarlet Chapeaus enjoyed a luncheon at a Texas barbecue restaurant on June 16. The menu included fish, ribs, sandwiches, chicken fried steak and burritos. Nearly everyone brought home a takeout box. Some stopped for ice ...
  • Clerk attends Grand Island workshop

    Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, completed a three-day workshop in Grand Island June 15-17 for Nebraska county clerks, election commissioners, and registers of deeds. The annual workshop, attended by approximately 100 county officials and employees, is pa...
  • CWC speaker describes challenge of Christianity in a Muslim country

    A very interesting talk about the challenges of being a Christian in a Muslim country was given by Sylvana Airan at the Christian Women’s Club guest night Friday, May 17. Ms. Airan described some of the regulations imposed on Muslims and noted America...
  • Aerni promoted to Lt. Col.

    Major Ryan Aerni, 1993 graduate from Wheatland High School, was selected for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on June 15, 2011. The United States Air Force promotion board selected 1,171 Majors from 6,438 total. His line number is 497 and he i...
  • Poetry winners named

    The theme for the 2011 National Federated Garden Clubs’ poetry contest was “Fields of Daffodils.”   The winners  of the Nebraska Federated Garden Club were announced in Kimball on April 30. Karen Ruiz was the State winner and runners up were Valer...
  • Elsie seniors meet for June birthday

              The Elsie seniors had their monthly meal on Tuesday, June 21, at the Legion Hall in Elsie.   Celebrating a June birthday with her friends and sharing a cute  bug cake was Marian Robertson....
  • Health meet fun experience for student

    Zak Kurkowski of Grant was one of 64 eighth-grade students from 27 schools across Nebraska who  attended UNMC’s 19th annual Health/Science Meet June 9-11, for an educational and fun experience. The goal of the meet is to inspire students, especially t...
  • Perkins County holds Alumni Banquet

    Grant and Perkins County High School alumni gathered Saturday, June 18 to reunite with classmates at Perkins County High School in Grant.                 ...
  • College Notes

    Dahlkoetter named Roadman Scholar at Morningside Danielle Dahlkoetter, the daughter of Dennis and Cynthia Dahlkoetter of Grant, was named a Roadman Scholar at Morningside College in recognition of high academic distinction for the 2010-11 academic year. ...
  • A love story

    By Pastor Lance HeitmanAbundant Life Church, Elsie You are all probably familiar with the Bible verse, “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference.”  And how about ...
  • Fireworks tips for a safe 4th of July

    In accordance with state law the selling period for consumer fireworks begins on June 25, 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight on July 4th.  This selling timeframe can be shortened by city ordinances so citizens need to familiarize themselves with their local...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Who wants ice cream cake?

    In my opinion, there is a very good reason that Ogallala has a Dairy Queen and not Grant. If I could eat an ice cream cake every single day I probably would. And I know my husband would too! I had never really thought about trying to make my own ice cream...
  • Shaun's Thoughts...Men reminded to get health checks

    By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services June is Men’s Health Month and the theme for this year is “Awareness, Prevention, Education, and Family.”  The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten public awareness of preventable health pr...
  • Close calls for teen drivers

    By Stephen G. WallaceChairman and CEO of SADD The summer season almost always proves to be the most dangerous for teen driving. A new study by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance gives parents reason to pause before...
  • MPCC’s 1972 Dodge Challenger to be on display at several locations July 4 weekend

    Mid-Plains Community College’s 1972 Dodge Challenger will be on display in North Platte, Sutherland and Grant this weekend. The hot rod is scheduled to be at the Lincoln County Raceway at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. It will also be on display at Sutherl...
  • Gale urges patriotic display of flags

    Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale encouraged Nebraskans to fly the U.S. flag during the Fourth of July holiday to show their patriotism. By displaying the U.S. flag, people can reflect on what it means to be an American, Gale said.  “The U.S. flag ...