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Members of the Grant City Council adopted new metered water rates with a 3-1 vote at the Nov. 28 meeting, with Matt Greenwood voting no. 

Friday, Dec. 1 marked the first day candidates could file to be placed on the 2018 election ballot. 

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William Robertson, 11 months, (left), son of Greg and Mollie Robertson; and Rhett Robertson, 7 months, son of Brad and Julie Robertson, share the same feelings about their first visit with

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A Grant fire truck emerges from the smoke billowing from a fire in a harvested cornfield on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

A fire 10 miles southeast of Grant destroyed approximately 20 acres in a harvested cornfield late Wednesday morning, Nov. 29. 


The Elsie Methodist Ladies held their annual soup supper and bazaar fund raiser on Nov. 18. They served five kinds of soup and a variety of homemade pies and desserts.

The Grant and Ogallala Women’s Connection will be celebrating the season with food, friends and fun on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. MDT, at the Congregational Church, 302 N. Spruce St.


All-conference volleyball players have been selected for the 2017 season.

The Plainsmen wrestlers came home with five medals from their back-to-back meets last week in Elwood and Broken Bow. Junior Beau Wood went undefeated to claim the championship at both meets. 

This year’s Perkins County Plainsmen football team finished with eight wins against just three losses.

The first step in making Nebraska Football great again became official over the past weekend when the Nebraska athletic director officially introduced Scott Frost as the 30th head football coach in

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Josh Johnston was the top scorer at Wray, scoring 24 points for PCS, including two 3-pointers. 

Coach Cole and his Plainsmen opened the season with two games last week.

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Hailey Snyder  was the top scorer at Wray, making two treys and two baskets for a total of 10 points.

The Lady Plainsmen had a rough start to the season last week, falling to both opponents in their opening games. 


The Wallace drama team preformed at the district D1-5 one acts at The Tassel in Holdrege on Nov. 27.  They earned fourth place with their performance of The Tolstoy Story Play written by V.

Garrett Pollard, a 2016 graduate of Perkins County High School, recently joined Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honor society, at Southeast Community College.

Community members can help raise money for Perkins County Schools by shopping at over 400 merchants online. 

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Brent Downey recently graduated from the seventh class of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that provides leadership training and educates participants about the vital role riv

Karl Elmshaeuser of Ogallala has recently been appointed by the Trump administration as the new state director for USDA Rural Development in Nebraska.

Members of a citizen’s group, Landowners for a Common Purpose, urged the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources to sell the 19,000 acres owned by NCORPE in Lincoln County.

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