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Annexation goes nowhere during the Grant City Council meeting.

The Hunt Challenge goal was met with the entire community to benefit.

Fixing the occupation tax is among the legislative goals of Senator Mark Christensen.

Numerous seats in Perkins County are up for election in 2010.

The Sheriff’s office investigates year end crimes in Perkins County.

Larry Seger was inducted as Lions governor.

Radon is a threat to every home in the county.

2009 weather makes the record books.

IRS announces streamlined and simplified notices to taxpayers.

First baby of 2010 was born to Chris and Mindy Heilman of Ogallala, Neb.

Candidates filed for seats in Perkins County.

Three nominees were accepted for Midwest directorship.

Jan Schilling retired from her bookkeeping position at Perkins County Schools.

January received a pea sized pelting of hail and thunderstorms in Grant.

Rotary clubs provide shelter for thousands following the earthquake disaster in Haiti.


City of Grant received excellent audit rating.

Two new members were appointed to the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, Lori Day and Kenny Wykert.

Perkins County Chamber presented awards and elected new officers at the Chamber Banquet.

New candidates filed for school board and commissioner seats.

Joyce Hightower retires from Perkins County School as a cook.

The state was to receive $1 million in stimulus funds for public health programs.

A Monday afternoon fire destroys the home of Wayne and Eunice Prottsman in rural Venango.

Leon Kumor was the recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award.


Perkins County was reaping the benefits of meeting the Hunt Challenge.

Wind farm potential in Perkins County was the focus of a recent informational meeting.

NRD and DNR continued to hammer out an integrated management plan.


Electricity rates were set to increase April first.

The NRD is looking at funding through Improvement Project Area.

Former Fire Chief, Don Softley, takes over the position after the resignation of Wade Rahn.


Two long time instructors at Perkins County Schools, Mary Kent and Don Harris, retired.

Community residents were being urged to attend community meetings in Grant, Madrid and Venango.

Census forms were due by April 1.

Area schools face 2010-11 school term without much assistance from the state.

Three incumbents were re-elected to serve Midwest’s districts.

A Palisade-based broadband business will be providing wireless internet to 15 towns.

The attorney general led challenges against EPA greenhouse gas findings.


A hacker was sending improper emails through the school’s computer system.

A new digital mammography machine was in use at the Perkins County Community Hospital.

A fire damaged the Lions shack at the fairgrounds.

Shanna (Reese) Kraus joined the staff at Perkins County Community Hospital as the new dietician.

Area firemen rescued a man from the corn inside a grain bin.

Perkins County High School received a grant from Great Plains Communications in the sum of $4,800 for voc-ag projects.

The first annual Fine Arts Festival was held.

Subway was making plans to expand to Grant.

Ronda Hutt took over as Westview’s new director.

A new occupation tax bill was signed by Governor Heineman.

United Youth Fellowship of the United Methodist Church presented a check to the Rotary for $1000 for the purchase of Shelter boxes in Haiti.

Eight candidates filed for county commissioner with only two seats available.

Grant native, Lauren (Poppe) Klima, finished in the top one percent in the Boston Marathon.

Mike and Lisa Skeels of Grant won $200,000 in the Nebraska Lottery.


Jason Reese begins new HVAC-R business in Perkins County area.

Grant residents were encouraged to clean up their property before action was taken by the city.

Hazley Hamm, formerly of Grant, was appearing on the television show “Wheel of Fortune” on May 11th.

Alee Photography was awarded its First Dollar.

The state reported confirmed cases of the mumps.

City of Grant was pursuing funding for a new warning siren.

Adair Reese becomes new Farm Bureau agent in Grant.

The Nebraska State Games Torch Run came through Grant.

Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network advanced toward $20m fiber optic medical network.

Memorial Day services were set in cemeteries along the Hi-line.

The Grant lifeguards trained for pool duty prior to opening weekend.

Wallace Public School loses five instructors to retirement.


Nearly 250 individuals attended the Perkins County Health Fair.


A new anesthetist joined the staff at the Perkins County Community Hospital.

The alcohol ban in Nebraska state parks ended.

Storms devastated the area with Wallace taking the brunt of it.

The City of Grant was receiving feedback on the nuisance ordinance enforcement.

The city employees were preparing for games to begin at the ball fields.

A walk/run was being held to benefit the animal shelter and the cancer society.

Grainton and Wallace took the brunt of major storms hitting the area.

There was a new medical helicopter out of North Platte to better serve our area.

Kids took part in the Summer Reading Program.

A hand specialist began visiting Perkins County Health Services on a monthly basis.

The Tot Spot Day Care opened up in Grant as well as received it’s first dollar.


American spirit was brought to life at the airport show featuring the Avi8tors.

An emergency brought down a Black Hawk Helicopter at the Grant Municipal Airport.

Filing deadline was approaching for the November election.

A new pumper truck joined the Grant Volunteer Fire Departments fleet.


A 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist. Curt Tomasevicz, visits fans in Grant.

Dress-A-Bunny or Milk-A-Goat were new activities that were added to the Perkins County Fair line up.

NWU student, Leslie Dudden, met President Obama at G8 summit.

Harvest was finally making headway in Perkins County.

Mike Mosel took a seat on the Hospital Board.

The NRD planned to use LB 701 funds in a new budget instead of property taxes.

Hometown Agency had a mural of Perkins County and Nebraska pride painted on the side of their building.

A two cent postal increase was proposed.

The construction of the Subway shop in Grant was getting underway.

There were nearly 140 new Nebraska laws put into effect.

Ron and Jean Cochran were elected Grand Marshals of the fair parade.

Bob Bounds was selected for the county’s Good Neighbor award.


The personnel of the Perkins County Community Hospital viewed the features of a portable hospital.

The honorees for “Good Neighbor” and “Grand Marshal” received their plaques.

The first West Nile case for the year was reported.

The cooks at Perkins County Schools were ready to serve up breakfast beginning their new breakfast program this fall.

A new anesthetists joins the Perkins County Hospital Staff.

Perkins County and Wallace School were set to begin the 16th of August.

Michelle Snyder was to lead the new LEP program as Perkins County Schools in 2010-11.

Prairie Nutrition was preparing to open and produce feed in the former bean plant.

A new deputy, Blake Smidt, joined the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office.

FFA enhanced the entrance to the middle school in Madrid by doing some landscaping.

The City of Grant discussed a new fireworks ordinance.

West Nile virus was confirmed in three Perkins County residents.

Perkins County Hospital received a new back up generator.


Dave Hoffert challenged Leon Pankonin for commissioner seat.

Emergency Personnel in the area had a busy Monday fighting a fire and a collision east of Brandon.

Perkins County Schools adopted a dating violence mandate.

The project to purchase five new electric hospital beds was completed.

City Council voted down a new runway but pursued a new weather system.

A new car wash and laundromat was opening west of town.

Perkins County High School presented “Grease—the Musical.”

The majority of PCS students met or exceeded the state reading standards set.

Dr. Kemme, an oncologist, joined the specialty clinic at PCHS.

Hastings Memorial Library was the recipient of award grants.

New Bamboo Boards with Animation-ish software were provided to select classrooms in Perkins County Schools.

Free Yoga classes were beginning at the fitness center.

Pastor Chris Constrini and family were now at the Venango Community Church.

Local farmers Scott Osler and Josie Hughes made rolls for the Nebraska Wheat Growers Exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair.

The sheriff’s office promoted Kip Bradley as the new Chief Deputy effective Oct. 1.


Children’s vision exams were free at First Insight Eyecare in support of SEE TO LEARN MONTH.

Perkins County Schools received emergency kits from the health department.

A new bone density scanner was in place at the hospital.

James Brueggeman graduated from the 99th session of the National Sheriffs Institution. He was the first Perkins County Sheriff to graduate from the program.

The Upper Republican NRD reduces allocation on bypassed wells.

Local law enforcement and EMT’s ended the weekend with two evening calls.

A Legislative candidate forum was held in Grant.

Area youngsters visit the Grant Fire Department for Fire Prevention Week.

The hospital’s new $16.6 million budget focused on updates.

In & Out sold a winning 2by2 ticket to Chris Wendell for $22,000. Six candidates contend for three seats on the Perkins County School Board.

The Meadowlark Art Gallery held an open house featuring local publisher and authors.

A forum was held for the 44th district candidates, Tom Baker and Sen. Mark Christensen.


The Veteran’s Day program was scheduled for Nov. 11.

IRS began notifying tax return preparers on PTIN renewals.

Linda Heitman received her First Dollar for her “Homemade Heirloom Quilting Service.”

Perkins County Community Foundation celebrated a successful year.

CodeRED Alert was issued for a missing teen.

The Red Cross was set to deliver Holiday cards to troops and veterans.

A Wallace man was in critical condition after being shot.

Student learning across the highline was amplified by an ESU bilingual book donation.

Perkins County Chamber hosted a Christmas kickoff, with Christmas spirit everywhere Nov. 18th.


Perkins County Health Services was part of an $18 million fiber optic network plan for rural hospitals.

The Subway in Grant was closer to opening

Area locals attended Leadership program in Imperial to build stronger rural communities.

Positions were available on the Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board.

U.S. Postal Service announced new products and pricing effective January 2011.

The Angel Tree project got underway in Perkins County. Cornhusker Ag Aviation Aurora Cooperative had a new manager in place, Roger Gordon.

Janet Mitchell has become the new director of nursing at Golden Ours Convalescent Home.

Newly elected Grant City Council members, Bob Tatum and Kirk York, were sworn in and took their seats on the council.

A First Dollar plaque was awarded to Linda Young of MaxQ Enterprises, LLC.