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  • Artbeat

    Slaymaker is featured artist at Meadowlark Gallery This month’s featured artist at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant, Ki Doolittle Slaymaker, was born and raised on a working cattle ranch in Holt County, Neb.She grew up on horseback and trained her own horse...
  • Daniels shines at all-star game

    Christina Daniels (No. 21) of Wallace knocks the ball over the net during the 24th annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic in McCook on June 20. Daniels played for the West squad. Daniels finished with one ace serve, four kills, six blocks, 12 digs a...
  • Alumni gather in Grant for annual reunion June 20

    Members of the class of 1945 in attendance of the school reunion held in Grant on June 20 were Barbara Harvey, left and Loretta Armbruster, right. Ted Slagle, left, Annette (Rezac) Ruddy, center, and Julian McClenahan, represented the Class of 1955 a...
  • Perkins County students attend state science meet

    Fifty-six eighth-grade students from 21 schools across Nebraska attended UNMC’s 23rd annual State Science Meet June 4-6. Among them were Perkins County students Tanner Burge, Emma Schrotberger and Domonic Wendell. The goal of the meet was to inspire s...
  • Boys and Girls State a great experience for Perkins County participants

    Area students recently returned from Boys and Girls State in Lincoln with positive reports of their experiences. Those attending were (Front row, l-r): Madison Patrick, representing Madrid Unit 271; Brandie Ross, representing Elsie Unit 206; Emily Kemli...
  • College Notes

    UNK confers degrees Graduate and undergraduate degrees for 685 were conferred at the University of Nebraska at Kearney commencement exercises on Friday, May 8. Area graduates include: From Grant—Leslie Burge, Bachelor of Science, business administrati...
  • No-till conference well attended

    More than 50 farmers and agricultural professionals gathered for a field day at the Steve and Rachel Tucker farm near Venango, Wednesday, June 17. No-Till on the Plains offered the educational event to help attendees better understand how continuous no...
  • Nitrogen leaching a concern after rainfall

    by Strahinja stepanovich UNL extension educator Weather conditions About 1 to 1.5 of precipitation has been received in past week. Nitrogen leaching is a concern. About 50-70 lbs/ac of nitrogen has been found in 3rd and 4th foot of soil profile that is ...
  • Nebraska cattle on feed up one percent

    Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.40 million cattle on feed on June 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 1 percent from last year. This is the highest June 1 inven...
  • 125 years remembered

      The 125th anniversary open house of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department was held on Saturday, June 13. A potential future firefighter is Colton Ingold of Grant. Ingold tried on gear from one of the fire department members during the open house tha...
  • County finalizes contract for dispatching

    Part 1 of 2 By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Commissioner approved a contract with Keith County on June 1 to have dispatch services handled in Keith County no later than Jan. 1, 2016.Keith County officials signed the agreement on June ...
  • Meters “a go” in Grant

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor With a majority vote the Grant City Council moved beyond the point of no return with the local water meter project.At the June 9 Grant City Council meeting the council approved a motion to allow Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt the ...
  • Paying it forward for safety

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant Volunteer Fire Chief Don Softley recently came to a four-way stop in town and two youngsters on bicycles  stopped as well.“Ninety-nine percent of the time anyone coming at you or on the left or right in th...
  • Cause of Tuesday power outage unknown

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor At around 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, a power outage struck Grant. According to Larry Umberger, general manager of Midwest Electric in Grant, an equipment failure at the Grant sub-station resulted in the outage. The spe...
  • Smith publishes first book

    Smith will have a book signing on July 18 at 10 a.m. at the Grant library. By Becky Uehling Staff Writer The lifelong dream of publishing her own book has happened for Grant resident Ashlee Smith in the form of a fictional suspense novel entitled “Me...
  • Firemen’s banquet celebrates 2014 accomplishments

      After celebrating their 125th anniversary during the day on Saturday, June 13, the Grant Fire Department members celebrated their accomplishments for the 2014 year during its annual banquet held at the Grant Legion Hall. Honored for their years of...
  • PCHSF assists with warmer purchase

      Offering comfort to their patients was the goal of Sandie Kedrowski, head of mammography at PCHS, who approached the Perkins County Health Services Foundation with a request to purchase a blanket/gown warmer for the mammography and ultrasound depart...
  • Deaver attends state workshop

    Bernard Deaver, Perkins County Commissioner, completed a three-day workshop conducted in Kearney on June 10-12, by the Nebraska Association of County Officials.The annual County Board Workshop, part of a continuing education and leadership development ser...
  • Alcohol /drug class offered

    Registrations are being taken for “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” class. The class will be on Monday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT. The classes will be held at Heartland Counseling and Consulting Clinic, 401 West First St., Ogallala, Neb.Pr...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Legion auxiliary meets The American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 40 met at Westview June 9. President Loretta Armbruster opened the meeting and Trudy Hundhausen gave the roll call and read the minutes of the last meeting. The poppy drive was a big success a...