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  • STUCO to host fifth annual coat drive

    The Perkins County Junior High Student Council (STUCO) will be presenting their fifth annual coat drive.People are asked to bring coats, hats, snow pants, scarves, gloves and snow boots to any Perkins County School in Grant or Madrid from Oct. 27 through ...
  • PCS fifth graders win food pantry challenge

      The Perkins County fifth graders recently won a food pantry challenge sponsored by Pinnacle Bank. Out of a total of 850 items collected by students in grades K-5, fifth graders collected 219 of the items and will be rewarded with a Halloween pizza p...
  • Superhero for health

      Libby Cole, a second grader at Perkins County Elementary, receives a super hero cape from Michelle Carlson, of the American Heart Association during the kick-off of the Jump Rope for Heart drive at the school. Cole was one of the top 200 fund-raiser...
  • Wallace drama club performing ‘The Odyssey’

      The Wallace High School drama team will be performing, ‘The Odyssey’ at a dinner theater on Nov. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. CT. The drama team will be performing in the conference competition on Nov. 22 at Southwest High School in Bartley. On Dec....
  • PCS mock trial teams advance to regional tourney

    The Mock Trial teams from Perkins County High School have started their seasons with a 1-1 record. The “Black” and “Red” teams will both advance to the Region 2 Tournament. The Black team defeated Dundy County-Stratton’s No. 2 team with a 3-0 de...
  • Venango Volunteer Fire Department receives funds from The Scoular Co.

      The Venango Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of a generous charitable contribution from the Scoular Company in Venango. The Venango Rural Board had been looking at adding a thermal imaging camera for some time and this donation makes this ...
  • Technology, cow herds is one topic at state of Beef Conference

    The Nebraska Sandhills will not be mistaken for Silicon Valley, but technology is still important to Nebraska’s ranchers. And future profits will increasingly depend on producers’ use of new technologies to track changes in production, a University of...
  • All utility poles in Grant to be inspected

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor While doing yard work recently, Norma Jean Kuskie of Grant was trimming around a utility pole on a property when she noticed it had severe rot in the wood. In the same part of town, Midwest Electric employees found an...
  • Annexation a step closer

    Planning and Zoning recommends city adopt resolution By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Although it is a small procedural step, it is still a step in the direction forward on Grant addressing housing issues. On Oct. 16 the Grant Planning and Zoning commit...
  • Candidates discuss issues

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The general election in Perkins County is set for Nov. 4. The following candidates filled out questionnaires regarding the upcoming election and are presented in alphabetical order. Perkins County School Board Ryan Hendr...
  • Post office cleans out asbestos floor tile

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The tile floor in the post office building in Grant had to be completely torn out and replaced to address asbestos issues in the building. According to Grant Postmaster Laurie Fagullar the flooring became so worn that i...
  • Hatch’s Super Foods is chamber spotlight

      Hatch’s Super Foods in Grant was recognized as the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce spotlight business for the month at the monthly chamber meeting on Oct. 16. Those on hand were (Front row, l-r): Donna Mayer, Ashleigh Noyes, Chelsey Alderson, K...
  • Skating memories

      Three residents from Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant were given a tour of Route 61 Roller Dome before enjoying some skate time on Oct. 14.  On hand were, from left to right, Current owner Ashleigh Noyes and son Jace, Mark Noel pushing Barney...
  • Westview residents enjoy wood carvings

      On Thursday, Oct. 16, everyone living at Westview Retirement Community enjoyed seeing the collection of wood carvings by Grant resident Archie Silvrants who told about some of the pieces. Westview residents were amazed at his talents. (l-r): David S...
  • Local FCCLA collecting food for pantry Oct. 27

    FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is focusing on local hunger issues and asking for support with the annual FCCLA Food Pantry Drive on Monday, Oct. 27. Perkins County High FCCLA members will be canvassing the local community for food...
  • County official attends conference

    Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, attended a legislative conference conducted in Kearney on Oct. 16 by the Nebraska Association of County Officials.The conference provided county officials specialized information regarding the Nebraska legislative process....
  • Midwest Musings

    More treats, less tricks By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Halloween brings out  the mischief maker in many people. Just watch ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ and you can see people playing tricks on people during the Halloween season. There are c...
  • From the Pulpit

    Good leaders trust By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church Skills, experience, wisdom. Sounds like a very good recipe for a very good leader. Joshua had all of those things, and he did prove to be a very good leader for the people of Israel as...
  • What's Up?

    Autumn sky reveals characters By Vernon Whetstone As the autumnal season has now fully taken hold of our surroundings on Earth, let’s consider what our autumnal sky looks like.As ancient people looked at the night sky they began to connect the dots to...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Manning holds record By Larry Pritchett It is Monday about noon and earlier this morning I found out that the article I had written for this week went AWOL sometime during the last six days. It was my fault. I am just nerdy enough to use a computer and ...