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  • Shaun's Thoughts...Recognizing symptoms of dementia

    By Shaun Meyer Director of Home Health Services   The Smith family reunion has always been an event everyone looks forward to. Family visits, games, stories and everyone’s favorite foods are always on the agenda. On the top of the menu is Grandma’...
  • Great American Smokeout® giveaway

    Whether thinking about quitting smoking or taking the steps to quit, please join Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department in kicking the tobacco habit by participating in the Great American SmokeOut on Nov. 18. “This is an opportunity for not just s...
  • Seniors–’tis the season to sign up for Medicare Part D

    The holiday season is here. From peppermint lattes and potato latkes, carols to dreidels, there are reminders at every twist and turn. Seniors should also be reminded that it’s time to sign up for Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D...
  • Workers Comp maximum income benefit increases

    Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $698. This amount applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2011. The previous maximum weekly...
  • 2010 dietary guidelines for Americans

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the foundation for federal nutrition education and promotion programs as well as the basis for food assistance programs. They are based on the latest nutrition research, and reviewed, updated, and released by the ...
  • All-state musicians selected

      Students selected for all-state chorus and band include (Front row, l-r): Ashley Kemling, flute; Calla Mailand, chorus. Back row: Debbie Dahlkoetter, chorus; Tori Osler, chorus; John Prante, alternate tenor. (Courtesy photo)...
  • All-state band members chosen

    Mrs. Kim Wiedeman, chair of Band Affairs for the Nebraska Music Educators Association, is pleased to announce that Ashley Kemling of Perkins County High School will be among the 155 students selected to be a part of the 2010 All-State Band. Each year, ov...
  • FCCLA collects for food pantry

      Perkins County High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members went door to door in search of donations for the local food pantry as a service project at their Oct. 26 meeting. FCCLA members include (Front): Zach Jame...
  • Coat drive underway in Perkins County

    The Perkins County Middle School StuCo will be hosting their second annual coat drive. Bring coats, hats, snow pant, scarves and gloves to any Perkins County School Nov. 19-Dec. 3. Drop off sites will be located at the elementary, middle and high schools...
  • College Notes

    Borowski inducted into communications honor society Nathan Borowski was recently inducted into Students in Mass Media (SIMM), the mass communications honor society at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Borowski is majoring in public relations. He is...
  • Thanksgiving worship services

    Resurrection Catholic Church-Elsie Mass Nov. 24, 8 a.m. “Thanksgiving, a time to lift-up our hearts to the Lord” Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church-Grant Mass Nov. 24, 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Service Nov. 25 8:15 a.m. “Give Praise and Thanksgiv...
  • Lions Club improves Grant entrance

      Members of the Grant Lions Club spent Saturday morning, Nov. 6, removing a pickup load of litter from the Highway 23 and 61 junction and two-and-a-half miles south. Involved in the project were (Front row, l-r): Jerry McArtor, Loyal Thompson. Back r...
  • Grant blood drive has great turnout

    The Nov. 3 Grant Blood Drive had an overwhelming turnout and ended the day five units over the 58 unit goal. The Red Cross appreciates those who took time to donate. There were six first-time donors: Don Hamm, Mark Cunningham, Calvin Dahlkoetter, Jeffre...
  • CWC meeting is Nov. 20

    To everything there is a season and “’tis the season!” for festivities and celebrating for Christian Women’s Club. Join family and friends on Saturday Nov. 20 at the Wallace Community Hall beginning at 10 a.m. CT. “’Tis the season” will kic...
  • Remembering and honoring those providing the nation’s freedom

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The morning of Veterans Day began with a snow/rain mix that hampered the start of activities scheduled in Perkins County. The parade was cancelled, but the program at the high school and bean feed at the legion went ...
  • Christmas kicks off in Grant tonight Nov. 18

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It will seem like the holiday season when it gets dark tonight (Nov. 18). Merchants, vendors and shoppers will kick off the annual Christmas event. Decorations are up and each participating Chamber business will remain open ...
  • Wallace man critical following shooting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A Wallace man is in critical condition and three others arrested following a shooting early Sunday morning. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting was the result of an argument over a bet payoff...
  • Final Dress Rehearsal is really only the start for this year’s cast

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor On Sunday night, high school students will perform their play production, “Final Dress Rehearsal” by Jack Frakes for the public in preparation for competition against other thespians in their conference and distr...
  • Letter to the Editor...Beef checkoff dollars

    Dear Editor: As a past Nebraska Beef Council (NBC) board member and chairman, and current Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) director from Nebraska, I felt compelled to address some of the information I have seen in the papers lately regarding how the Beef C...
  • Editorial...Lacking compassion

    I have a comment—people who had the audacity to complain about getting a CodeRED call last Thursday night should be ashamed. Talk about being uncaring and insensitive! There was something important and critical taking place in our area and we are for...