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  • NEWSBOYS signed for state fair Christian concert

    Since arriving on the scene from their native Australia, the NEWSBOYS have taken Christian music by storm.  The NEWSBOYS will be appearing at the Nebraska State  Fair on Thursday, September 3, at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for a $6 convenience fee ...
  • Photographers being summoned to help Nebraska celebrate anniversary

    Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, is sponsoring a statewide “Call to Photographers,” now through January 4, 2016.Photographers throughout Nebraska are asked to...
  • Huey Lewis and The News to rock state fair

    The heart of rock-n-roll is still beating.One of America’s great rock & roll bands, Huey Lewis & The News performs on Friday, Sept. 4 at the Nebraska State Fair.  Tickets are available right now at Etix.com.Huey Lewis & The News are Grammy ...
  • NAWMN can help family farms in the region

    By Strahinja Stepanovich UNL Extension Educator Contribute to your farming community by joining the Nebraska Ag Water Management Network (NAWMN).NAWMN is a collaborative group of farmers, crop consultants, NRD personnel and UNL Extension Educators that w...
  • FSA Scoop

    It has been a very trying spring with many weather related issues, but by now most producers are either done planting or have decided it is time to give up and put the planter away.  But there is still work you need to do at your FSA office!  The final ...
  • Helser animals win top spots at national show

    Animals raised by Trace Helser, a junior at Chase County Schools in Imperial, took several top spots at the National Junior Chianina and Maine-Anjou Heifer Show June 19-25 in Springfield, Ill. One of Helser's animals won the Division Reserve Champion Earl...
  • WCNDD recognizes outstanding contributions

    West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) held its annual meeting Wednesday in Curtis at the Storm’s Curtis Cattle Company.The annual event featured a tour of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis (NCTA) followed by an informative...
  • State crop conditions report released

    For the week ending June 28, 2015, rainfall of one inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeastern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated ...
  • Transition process for dispatch begins

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County has signed a four-year deal with Keith County to provide dispatch services out of Ogallala. After local fire departments expressed a concern of potential delays in calls, Brueggeman said those worries w...
  • House demolished, parking lot in the works for school

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor One of the many issues facing Perkins County Schools with the expansion of the high school to include the junior high is parking. That issue was recently eased as the PCS board came to terms with Cheri Brown on sellin...
  • Pinnacle Bank holds open house, makes donations

    Approximately 400 people attended the Pinnacle Bank open house in Grant on Monday, June 22. The event featured an array of food, prizes and a chance to see the remodeled bank facility.  Above, left, guests go through the food line. Many special guest...
  • After 5 a success

    Perkins County Commissioner Bernard Deaver fills a plate during the After 5 event at Valley Bank in downtown Grant on June 17. Around 150 people attended the event....
  • Elsie seniors gather

    The Elsie Seniors gathered for their monthly luncheon June 16 at the Elsie Legion Hall. They enjoyed a catered a meal of lasagna, bread sticks, green beans and tossed salad. Commercial State Bank sponsored the cake. Celebrating birthdays were Marion Rob...
  • Bloodmobiles coming to area

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer. Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors ...
  • Long attends clerk workshop

    Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, completed a three-day workshop conducted June 10-12 in North Platte for Nebraska county clerks, election commissioners and registers of deeds. The annual workshop, attended by approximately 100 county officials and employe...
  • PCHS News

    Physical Therapy: a big part of PCHS Department to see addition of Aquatic therapy For Perkins County Health Service’s Director of Rehabilitation Services and Physical Therapist  Ben Holmstedt and PT Assistant Dyan Bartels, the best part of their j...
  • Midwest Musings

    “Thanks, dad, now I need...” By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Being a father has been a joy in my life. I remember being a youngster, about six or seven, and thinking someday I am going to wake up and, POW, I will be in my 40s with a wife and kids. T...
  • From the Pulpit

    Worthy of your panting By Pastor Russ Gaar Grant E-Free Church Do you experience deep longing?  I’m not talking about merely “wanting,” but really “longing.”  Like the kind of longing you get during a hot summer day when the work is hard and...
  • Cogitation

    Memories of June and children After a brief respite, hello again.June–traditionally a month of love and marriage and baby carriages!My husband, Jerry, had been an only child. It was not by his mother’s choice, but by Mother Nature’s choice.  He of...
  • 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...