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  • 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 ...
  • PCS girls win first district title

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Pheasant Run Golf Course has been good to the Perkins County cross country squad.The ‘home course’ has provided some excellent times for the Plainsmen and on Oct. 9 the Lady Plainsmen cross country team won the S...
  • Plainsmen gut out victory

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County head football coach Carlie Wells has preached all season that his team never gives up and plays with heart and that was definitely on display Oct. 17 when the Plainsmen simply willed themselves to vict...
  • Lady Cats have winning week

      By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer Wallace TriangularPotter DixThe Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular on Monday, Oct. 13. The Cats’ first opponent was the Coyotes of Potter-Dix. The Wildcats started the match ready to play.  ...
  • Cats have strong showing, but drop game to Eustis-Farnam

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace traveled to Eustis to take on the Eustis-Farnam Knights and once again, they faced some tough competition.  The Wildcats had a strong showing in the opening quarter but the Knights dominated the seco...
  • Lady Plainsmen look to ignite offense

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen are looking for an ignition to their offensive fire power and passion after a pair of losses on Oct. 14.While serving was on-point for PCS, the serve receive was what cost the Lady P...
  • Nebraska third on list of top 100 ag co-ops

    Nebraska is home to nine of the U.S. top 100 agricultural cooperatives, third in the nation behind Iowa and Minnesota, according to recently released USDA data.  The number of top 100 co-ops in Iowa, 16, is up from 11 a decade ago. Minnesota has 13 co-op...
  • Wet winter predicted, drought all but over

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor For once, Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher was happy to discuss weather patterns in Nebraska.For the past few years Dutcher has been faced with talking to the media and ag producers around the state about hot, dry c...
  • Ag leaders encourage Nebraskans to pump E85

    Governor Dave Heineman and state ag leaders are encouraging Nebraskans to utilize E85 fuel the next time they are at the gas pump with a flex fuel vehicle. To help located E85 filling stations, new phone apps are available for Nebraskans.The Governor was...
  • PCS receives $10,000 grant

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Schools has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to create a robotics program that allows students...
  • Legislative candidates quizzed on their views

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Nearly 50 people attended a legislative forum in Imperial last week to hear 44th District candidates Dan Hughes of Venango and Steve Stroup of Benkelman address issues. Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman served as the ...
  • Foundation recruiting families

    Campaign to help with delivery rooms By Jody Snogren PCHS Foundation Director Perkins County Health Services Foundation is ready to unveil plans for the next capital campaign and gala.  It was decided by the foundation in the spring of 2014 to host the...