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  • Nebraska Beef Council seeks director candidates

    In 2014, board of director elections will be held in four of the nine NBC Districts. Candidate information sessions will be held (each session will be one hour): March 17–North Platte, UNL Extension Office, 9:30 a.m. CT; March 17–Ainsworth, Ainsworth...
  • EPA proposes safety measures

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard in order to protect the nation’s two million farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure. EPA is proposing significant improvements...
  • Midwest Musings

    May the road rise to meet you... By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Parents always have a bit ofgleam in their eye when their children do things that make them proud. My mother’s side of the family is Irish, my father Scottish. My upbringing was primarily ...
  • LB 3991 to have little effect on PCHS

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor HR Bill 3991, dubbed the ‘Critical Access Hospital Relief Act,’ introduced by Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), was introduced in early February. This bill was introduced as a means of repealing the ‘burdonsome ...
  • York cites time as factor for not re-running

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Time, or lack thereof, was the major factor Grant City Council member Kirk York said was why he did not register for another term on the city council. York did not make the Feb. 18 deadline and said he was not running again ...
  • Sat with a hat to chat...

      Hastings Memorial Library librarian Robin Quinn read to kindergarten students at Perkins County Elementary on Monday, March 3 in celebration of the birthday of author Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Suess. The beloved children’s author was b...
  • Winter weather leads to injury accident

    The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office, Grant Volunteer Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident with injuries Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4:04 p.m. Also providing assistance at the scene were the Chase Count...
  • Time to ‘spring forward’

    Daylight Saving Time, begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.  In March, clocks are moved forward one hour from 2 a.m. standard time to 3 a.m. DST, and in November, clocks are moved back one hour from 2 a.m. DST to ...
  • Our Community's History

    Pankonin’s Garage robbed By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoMar. 7, 2013 District patrons came together in back-to-back school board meetings to learn the results of a year-long study concerning the three facilities belonging to Perkins County Schools. Th...
  • Getting ahead of debt

      Jennifer and Trent Harger (standing) of Madrid are leading the ‘Financial Peace University’ course, which started on Sunday, March 2. The couple are leading around 15 people in the course, which is by noted financial expert Dave Ramsey. The nine...
  • Phillips County Arts Council to bring ABBA tribute to Holyoke

    Thank You for the Music, a Modern tribute to ABBA, is set to take over the Holyoke High School auditorium Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. The latest performance as part of the Phillips County Arts Council concert series is an exciting and dynamic tribute to...
  • Women’s Connection to host reception

    Join in and enjoy the Grant/Ogallala Women’s Connection’s reception on Wednesday March 19. They will be hosting a reception open to everyone at the Quality Inn at 201 Chuckwagon Road in Ogallala beginning art 6:30 p.m. with a live music concert by ...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    On Feb. 26, 11 brave Red Hatters went out in the snow and cold to enjoy coffee, hot tea, cappuccino, scones and muffins in Grant. They enjoyed visiting about coping with the weather and learning how to play Screamo, which brought lots of laughs from all. ...
  • Midwest Musings

    Put on the swimming trunks, life is about taking a dip By Tim LinscottManaging Editor There are  a lot of things right in this society–and a lot of things wrong. I try to focus on the positive aspects of life. It is easier to continue to move upward a...
  • Cogitation

    It’s my party, I will cry By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident The following saga really began, in my guesstimation, about early December in 1937 in the oil fields of Wyoming. My progenitors were in Wyoming because my Dad worked in the oil fields. My mom t...
  • What’s Up?

    Take a sky survey By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Now, let’s see, where were we? Oh yes, looking south at Orion, the Hunter. Which reminds me of a question someone asked me last week. Which constellation is the Irish constellation? Why O’Ryan,...
  • Be an example during severe weather preparedness week

    www.tristateneighbor.com During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2 to 8, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are calling on individuals across the country to Be a Fo...
  • Keeping a family safe is easy

    www.disastercenter.comFour Steps to Safety There are four basic steps to developing a family disaster plan: 1. Find out what could happen to you. By learning what your risks may be, you can prepare for the disaster most likely to occur in your area. Lear...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    All-time lists can be tricky By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director A couple of weeks ago, LeBron James made a statement of which players he thought should be on the Mount Rushmore of basketball. He certainly has a right to an opinion and his p...
  • Wildcats come close against Falcons

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The end of each season comes down to the subdistrict tournament, previous wins and losses are irrelevant, it is a must win situation. The competitive D2-9 subdistrict was wide open waiting for the squad that could be the b...