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  • Wildcats attend Booster Invite

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Sutherland Booster Club Invite on Saturday, March 31.  The weather was beautiful and several of Wildcats set new personal best marks.   Highlights of the meet included the girls 3200 ...
  • Life in The Slow Lane

    “Keep it simple” for early season “Long Beards” By Ev TarrellAvid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast Spring turkey hunting is a simple sport. The mistake that many make (including yours truly), is to make it complicated. While I am just ...
  • Basketball camps planned for June and July

    Mike Trader’s annual Mid-America basketball camp will conduct four individual sessions this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be held on June 10-13 at Central Community College in Columbus and July 22-25 at Doane College. Day camp...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 29 High Game: Lori Wortman, 199;  Dena Andrianakos and Kim Bergenske, 186; Starla Stetson and Laurie Fagullar, 182.             High Series; Lori Wortman, 517; Kim Bergenske, 508; Starla Stetson,  487. USBC Awards: Den...
  • Route set for 2012 Cornhusker Games Torch Run

    The route is set and registration is open for the 2012 Cornhusker State Games Torch Run. The Scottsbluff High School boys basketball team, which a few weeks ago won a state championship for the first time in 57 years, will participate as honorary first ru...
  • Conservation Corner

    NRCS offers conservation through EQIP By Janet Lagler Natural Resources Conservation Service   Introduction to EQIP The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricul...
  • Farm Bureau launches ‘Let me get my hands dirty’ campaign

    Nebraska Farm Bureau has launched “Let Me Get My Hands Dirty,” a year-long campaign to voice concerns over the Department of Labor’s proposed regulation dealing with children working in agriculture. The campaign’s theme centers on the idea of allo...
  • Checkoff calling for nominations for Beef Quality Assurance awards

    Applications for the fifth annual checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award are now being accepted. The National BQA Awards recognize four winners in the area of beef, dairy, marketing and education: The beef and dairy awards recognize p...
  • Still time to register for governor’s conference

    There is still time to register for the upcoming Governor’s Conference on Rural Development which will be Wednesday, April 18 in North Platte. A full day of breakout sessions will follow a dynamic presentation by April Kelly on “Partnering Gratitude ...
  • Grazing during an extra early spring

    By Robert TignerUNL Extension Educator Spring pastures are growing fast and early. Since spring management affects your production all year, stay tuned as I share some early grazing thoughts. Spring pastures ready to graze nearly a month earlier than usua...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Christ Jesus has risen By Pastor Mary FullerUnited Methodist Church, Wallace   Light is just beginning to cross the dark skies as the women make their way down the cool dusty roads. In their hands they carry spices that they had prepared that Friday n...
  • Fire district seeks voter approval

    Dear Editor: The Grant Suburban Fire District, along with other political subdivisions in Perkins County, have once again been placed in the position to continue to request a special election of the general public for the purpose of funding the regular fi...
  • Life-saving program needs funding

    Dear Editor: The president has proposed eliminating funding for a life-saving program that places automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in small communities and rural areas.  However, Congress still has an opportunity to save this program.   The Rura...
  • Animal shelter ranks high

    Dear Editor: To friends and clients of the Perkins County Veterinary Hospital, I am writing to let you know how blessed you are to have Dr. Jensen in your community. One of my friends that I work with is getting charged to be in the same room as her cat...
  • “Don’t make a peep....

    ...but we’re about to be put out to pasture.” Just about anything can go through the mail nowadays. Although it’s nothing new, the recent arrival of baby chicks at the Grant Post Office is a reminder that spring has sprung, Easter is right around ...
  • City council approves Grant Municipal Airport expansion

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In a 3-1 vote, city council approved the construction of a three-bay box hangar at the Grant Municipal Airport during their regular meeting the middle of March. The hangar project will be funded by $402,120 from the FAA, with th...
  • Come join the PCHS Health Fair this weekend

    Friday-Saturday, March 30-31, from 6-10 a.m. at the  Perkins County Health Services Specialty Clinic, 912 Central Avenue in Grant. Free screenings, blood tests, vendors, brochures, free drawing, breakfast. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Healt...
  • Kindergarten change now in effect for PCS

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Schools’ age requirements for kindergarten children has changed and the rule is now in effect. A child who turns five years old on or before July 31 will be admitted to kindergarten in the fall. The previous cu...
  • Kindergarten change now in effect for PCS

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Schools’ age requirements for kindergarten children has changed and the rule is now in effect. A child who turns five years old on or before July 31 will be admitted to kindergarten in the fall. The previous cu...
  • Easter services announced

    Grant Zion Lutheran Church April 5, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday worship service, with Holy Communion April 6, 7 p.m. - Good Friday worship service April 8, 7 a.m. - Easter Sunday Sunrise service with breakfast served following.Grant Evangelical Free Church...