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  • Centennial Ag to put in terminal at Venango

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Imperial native Jake Adler is excited.He’s excited not to just be named president and CEO of Centennial Ag Supply Company, but to announce a major project coming to Venango.Adler announced last week that a new term...
  • FCS returns $4.91 million to area farmers

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced that eligible customer-owners in 17 counties in central Nebraska will receive checks this month totaling $4,941,000—their share of the financial cooperative’s record $160 million cash-back dividen...
  • USDA Working Group meeting planned in Imperial

    A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet at 10 a.m. on April 14 at the Upper Republican Natural Resources District building, 511 E 5th St., Imperial, Neb.The publi...
  • Three departments battle grass fire

      A grass fire was called into the Perkins County dispatch center at approximately 4:30 p.m. on March 16 at 104 W. Highway 23 in Grant. The blaze resulted in the Grant Volunteer Fire Department calling for help from Venango and Madrid. Between six t...
  • Wilbur the pig is right at home

      By Becky Uehling Staff Writer When Vicki Anderson was a young girl growing up on a farm in Madrid, she loved piglets. It was a love that never left her. Now as an adult, Anderson has realized a life-long dream of owning her own pet pot-bellied pi...
  • City underspent last year

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Not only is the City of Grant on solid ground financially, it underspent in several budget categories last year. Terry Galloway, Certified Public Accountant for the City of Grant, reported to the council that there are se...
  • Egg hunts slated for April 4; Wallace, April 1

      The Beta Sigma Phi Sororities annual Easter Egg Hunt has been scheduled for Saturday, April 4 this year. The event will again take place at the Grant City Park beginning at 11 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos beginning at 10:30 ...
  • Accident Monday afternoon

      At approximately 12:30 p.m. on March 16 the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office and Grant Volunteer Fire Department responded to an accident call involving two vehicles on North Highway 61 near the Keith/Perkins county line. Highway traffic was dive...
  • Spring maintenance underway

      Grant public works crew members Randy Heinemann, left, Jim Toner, center and public works director Gary Beckler, right, finished raising a manhole on Fifth and Sherman on March 11 as part of regular spring cleaning and maintenance. Several manholes ...
  • Store to feature concealed carry purses

    By Becky Uehling staff writerArea resident Dianna McCleary is part of a group that is ever growing in our society: women who have a permit to carry a concealed firearm. A search by McCleary three years ago to find a suitable and stylish way to carry her f...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Perkins County Senior Center, Grant      March 19-25 Thur:     (Chamber) BBQ chicken, potato wedges, green beans Fri:     (Anniversary) Super nachos, cornMon:     Veggie beef soup, beef salad sandwichTues:     (Madrid meal) Oven fried ch...
  • New Eagle Scouts

      Three local young men earned their Eagle Scout award on March 15 at a ceremony at the Grant United Methodist Church. Above: Those in attendance for the ceremony were (front row, l-r): Kaden Kammerer, Zack Schnabel and Coy Aerni. Back row: Lana and K...
  • Submit entries for Holyoke art show by Thursday, March 26

    The 2015 Phillips County Art Show, sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council, will be held Thursday-Sunday, March 26-29, at Holyoke High School, 545 E. Hale St. Artists of Colorado and Nebraska will display their work. Area artists, from beginners to ...
  • From the Pulpit

    By Denise Johnson Lay Leader Congregational Church If you were to choose, which would you rather be, a moth or a cockroach? A moth can fly, is colorful, is free to flutter and helps pollinate the plants. And what about the qualities of a cockroach? The...
  • Cogitation

    By Jo McCormick When we first moved to Central City, Neb. (Merrick County) from our previous home site in Omaha, we lived in a big two-story frame house. My dad’s mother Edna, and his grandmother Sadie, lived with us. So there were the five of us: mom,...
  • What's Up

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer The seasons they are a-changing. We know that Friday, March 20, is the long awaited first day of spring, or the vernal equinox, but that is not all that is changing. We will be getting a whole new set of constellati...
  • Good records key to claiming gifts to charity

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers planning to claim charitable donations to make sure they have the records they need before filing their 2014 tax returns.This is the sixth in a series of 10 daily IRS tips called the Tax Time Guide. Th...
  • PCS fourth at SPVA invite

    Approximately 140 speakers from the eight Southwest Platte Valley Association (SPVA) schools (Bridgeport, Chase County, Hershey, Kimball, Maxell, Perkins County, St. Pat’s and Sutherland) competed on March 9, at the annual SPVA Speech Contest.  Judges ...
  • Family Fun Night planned in Wallace on March 20

    The Wallace Student Council and Art Department will be working to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by having the first ever Family Fun Night. The event will take place on March 20 and families will have the opportunity to glaze pottery, e...
  • SCORE registration underway

    Registration for the 2015 SCORE (Science Camps Offers Rewarding Experiences) opened March 1.   K-6 students attending school in Dundy, Chase and Perkins Counties were given a brochure. Brochures were also sent to area schools, said Camp Director Marla Sm...