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  • 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...
  • 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...