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  • 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...
  • 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...