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  • From the Pulpit

    Are you fighting God? By Pastor Russ Gaar Grant E-Free I have been leading a study of the last book in the Bible, a book called Revelation, for several months now and I am struck by the finality of Jesus’ second coming for those who refuse to make the...
  • Elsie-Madrid-Wheatland Alumni Banquet, Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Gathering from the Madrid Classes of 1954 and 1955 were (Front row, l-r): Francis Olson, Charlene Starkey, Francis Moul, Beverly Williams, Marlene Mohr. Back row: Nyle Knoles, Kathryn Bolton, Beverly Holzfaster, Marian (Hilferty) Glunz, Harvey Brott and...
  • RPAC announces ACT medal winners

    The Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) medal winners for top individual ACT scores were recently announced.Bronze medal winners from Wallace High School were: Emma Franklin, daughter of Judy Franklin; Chance Kennicutt, son of Dan and Vanessa Ken...
  • Wolfe completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Sarah N. Wolfe 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 discipline and studies, Air Force core v...
  • Plainsmen finish fourth at state golf

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor State golf 2015 is in the books and the Perkins County Plainsmen golf squad had an outstanding showing as a team with Josh Johnston of PCS medaling. The Plainsmen finished fourth in Class D with a 702 team score. Randolph...
  • Summer ball schedules

    Grant Girls T-BallSaturday, May 30 (Times are Mountain Time)Time    Home    Visitor    Field8 a.m.    Adams Bank    Valley Bank    West9:30 a.m.    Valley Bank    Pinnacle Bank    West11 a.m.    Pinnacle Bank    Adams Bank...
  • FSA Scoop

    Producers must report prevented planting and failed acres By Teri Moss FSA Director USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility.Producers must re...
  • Free clinic coming to North Platte June 11

    Farmers and ranchers are invited to a free clinic. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The Farm Finance clinic gives producers a change to meet with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. These clinic ...
  • Memorial Day 2015 celebrated

      The crowd at the cemetery in Grant prepare to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at one of the Memorial Day services held throughout the region on Monday, May 25. There were two speakers this year at the Grant services, Jon Forney and Jonathan Hanson...
  • Land sale funds now have a home

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Now that the city has sold some excess land at auction, the dilemma for city officials is where to put the money, totaling $284,000. Grant City Administrator Dana Harris spoke with Mike Bacon, a Community Redevelopment Au...
  • Reading program to be “super” this summer

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Up in the sky...it’s a bird...it’s a plane...it’s the 2015 Hastings Memorial Library summer reading program. This year’s summer reading program has the theme, “Every Hero has a Story.” For ages three to sixth ...
  • Upgrades coming to PCS technology

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A spark of technology is about to be ignited at Perkins County Schools that will connect all school buildings and provide for future expansion. Michelle Evans, Information Technology Coordinator for the district, has been...
  • Pet show gives residents chance to reflect

      On May 18 residents of Westview Retirement Community in Grant were treated to a pet show. Locals brought in a variety of pets, ranging from turtles and cats to dogs for the residents to bond. Residents visited with staff on some favorite memories ...
  • Viaero holds a.m. coffee

      The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce has devised doing morning coffees as an alternative to After 5 events. The first morning coffee was held May 20 at Viaero in Grant from 7-9 a.m. Above: JJ Long of Grant, right, signs up for one of the drawings ...
  • Elsie seniors gather for birthday lunch

      The Elsie Seniors held their monthly luncheon May 19 at the Elsie Legion Hall. They enjoyed a catered meal of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and fresh fruit salad. Commercial State Bank sponsored a cake. Those in attenda...
  • Hughes' Views

    Death penalty abolished On Wednesday, May 20, the Nebraska Legislature gave final approval for a bill that would abolish the death penalty, LB 268, introduced by Senator Chambers. On the final round of debate, 32 senators voted for the repeal, 15 voted a...
  • From the Pulpit

    New commandment by Father Tom Kuffel Jesus makes love real by fulfilling the command of love: “I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27   We, on the other hand, ...
  • What's Up?

    Night sky looks the same from IllinoisBy Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We are coming to you this week from the gloriously dark skies of rural west-central Illinois, about an hour north of St. Louis.     If you look at a map of Illinois, that pec...
  • Area athletes give their all in Omaha

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor State track 2015 is finally over and several area athletes placed in their respective events and gained invaluable experience.Perkins County had two athletes attend state track this year, sophomore Derek Sis, and sen...
  • Wallace students named to honor roll

    Wallace Schools is proud to announce the names of junior high and senior high students on the second semester honor roll.All A Honor RollSeniors: Christina Daniels, Emma Franklin, Muthomi Gatobu, Chance Kennicutt, Morgan Messersmith, Alissa Rosentrater, M...