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  • 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...
  • Boots, handshakes, hiding places are necessities

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor During one of the last snowstorms I was out scooping snow and my left foot felt wet, which was odd. I went into the house and looked down and there it was...a tear in the seam of my boot.I was a bit downtrodden and upset. ...
  • From the Pulpit

    What would the world look like without Jesus? By Pastor Russ Gaar E-Free Church, Grant What would the world look like without Jesus? This is a question worth pondering. Think about the arguments that Christians make concerning Jesus.  Christians make t...
  • Students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Schools announces high school students on the honor roll for fourth quarter and second semester. Fourth Quarter All A honor roll: Hannah Beck, Mariah Curtis, Kaleb Gaar, Kendra Hoffert, Alex Landen Kirkpatrick, Dylan Malmkar, Courtney Ost...
  • College Notes

    York completes basic training Air Force Airman Michael J. York graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipl...
  • BB campers receive honors

    Area youth have participated in the Mike Trader Mid-America basketball camp from May 31-June 2 in Ogallala. The youth received individual honors throughout the camp. Above: Trader, left, poses with Brenden Pankonin of Grant. Pankonin was on the Boys Whi...
  • Break from heavy rains helpful to farmers

    By Strahinja StepanovicCropping Systems Extension Educator in SW Nebraska Weekly scouting report for June 9, 2015Weather conditionsLess than 0.5 inches of precipitation in the past seven days have dried fields enough for farmers to continue planting an...
  • Poultry shows across state cancelled due to H5N2

    Department of Ag cancels events through Jan. 1, 2016 The Nebraska Department of Agriculture cancelled all poultry events across Nebraska through Jan. 1, 2016. This cancellation comes as an effort to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian infl...
  • Study reveals benefits of Vitamin D for ag workers

    UNMC study shows vitamin D protects bones in mice exposed to agricultural dust which may also have implications for ag workers.A small study led by the University of Nebraska Medical Center found evidence that may contribute to the growing knowledge of be...
  • USDA seeks applications for grants to help rural residents

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas. “These grants will help socially-disadvantaged ...