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  • Early flu shot season will require three injections

    ATLANTA (AP) — Get ready to roll up your sleeve three times for flu shots this fall. That’s right, three times. This year’s flu season is shaping up to be a very different one. Most people will need one shot for the regular seasonal flu and probably...
  • Every student gets a laptop

    As a participant in the one-to-one laptop computer initiative adopted by Perkins County High School this year, junior Dayleen Jones receives her laptop from instructor Lance Wurst. Following the lead of other area schools who have successfully implemented...
  • Prioritize safety

    It’s the beginning of a new school year, it’s a season of mobility for kids, their parents, workers and farmers. School buses are on the road, kids are on the streets, farm equipment is coming and going, sports practice is underway—it seems like ev...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    August birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 14. Those celebrating were (Front row, l-r): Gertrud Kampgen of Bendekow, Germany, Dolores Sexson, Sandy Deaver. Second row: Gerald Engel, Margaret Parrish, Gloria Patric...
  • Eagle Scout honored

    Travis Nelson of Boy Scout Troop 93 will be receiving his Eagle Scout rank at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Aug. 30, at the Lincoln Berean Church in Lincoln. To earn his Eagle rank, Travis completed 26 merit badges and a service project where he coordi...
  • Tournament nets over $2,800 for new ultrasound machine

    The annual Perkins County Health Services Foundation Golf Tournament raised $2,819.61 to help purchase a new ultrasound machine to be housed at the Grant Medical Clinic. Fifty-six golfers participated in this event held at the Grant Golf Club last Sunday ...
  • Mentalist boggles the mind

    Ooohs and ahhhs were heard repeatedly during the time a “mentalist” performed on Friday night, July 31 at the Perkins County Fair. Among the amazing stunts that had the audience baffled was when Christopher Carter covered his eyes with coins, layered ...
  • Potts is winner of corn eating contest

    Ryan Potts (right) was the victor in the annual corn-eating contest sponsored by Perkins County High School’s FFA chapter. Potts polished off an impressive 25 ears of corn at the annual contest which tests the limits of its participants. Coming in at a ...
  • Clothing revue

    Award winners for the Perkins County Fair Clothing Judging and Revue were (Above, l-r): Jaclyn Kurkowski, Reserve Champion junior stylist; Lillian Fournier, Grand Champion junior stylist; Samantha Snogren, Reserve Champion senior stylist and Rebecca Corne...
  • Health insurance cost could double for farmers and ranchers

    Keith Olsen is a farmer from Grant and president of Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation. As Farm Bureau president, he serves on the board of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, which administers the group health plan available to Farm Bureau ...
  • Access brings the science of seed building to local event

    A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the science of seed building was recently given to approximately 38 area farmers in the City Park in Grant. This Access event was sponsored by Channel Bio Corp, the parent company of Midwest Seed Genetics. Access is an educa...
  • Water conference scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Brule

    Efficient water usage will be the emphasis of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension conference scheduled Sept. 1 at a new university facility in Brule. The fifth annual Great Plains Conference, “Improving Crop Water Productivity” will be held at ...
  • Planting time critical to winter wheat yields

    Planting just two or three weeks early can make the difference between a bumper winter wheat crop and a disaster, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Research at the West Central Research and Extension Center has shown a difference of up t...
  • Conservation stewardship program available

    This is the program that many of you have been waiting to see go nationwide. Here it is, the Conservation Stewardship Program. This program recognizes producers who have been doing conservation. CSP offers incentives to do more. The operator of the farmi...
  • USDA predicts biggest soybean crop in history

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)—U.S. farmers weathered soggy summer conditions to produce what is expected to be the second-largest corn crop on record and the biggest soybean crop in history, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday, Aug. 12. Moderat...
  • McConaughy nets the Master Angler award

    More Master Angler fish were caught at Lake McConaughy than any other body of water in 2008, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Ninety-eight of the 1,527 Master Angler fish caught last year were taken from this western Nebraska lake. A M...
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  • Schools in Perkins County begin fall term on Monday

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The doors of Perkins County Schools open Monday, Aug. 17 to greet faculty, students and staff who will notice some attractive improvements that took place over the summer. Classes start at 8 a.m. for students across the distr...
  • Wallace School starts Aug. 17

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Wallace students will put in their first full day of school on Monday, Aug. 17 with regular hours. The bell rings at 8:05 a.m. and dismissal is at 3:38 p.m. In a recent letter to district patrons, Superintendent Todd Porter s...