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  • USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final ...
  • Loss of pet a reminder to slow down

    Dear Editor: I am an animal lover; I have been my whole life. I believe animals have taught me a lot about life and I have a great respect for animals and their ability to trust us as their care takers. My animals’ needs are often put before my own, the...
  • Road work ahead

      In the morning hours of March 23, crews started completing the road work on First and Hancock. The road will be completely torn up and re-poured to the railroad tracks. City officials indicated that the work will take up to eight weeks to complete...
  • Final touches being put on wheat center

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Commissioners are preparing for the move of the University of Nebraska Extension offices to the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center in June. Kelly Bruns, associate district director for the West ...
  • County prepares for severe weather season

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Emergency Management Director Jim Brueggeman is preparing for severe summer weather. Severe Weather Week is March 23-27 and Brueggeman and his crew at the sheriff’s office have already long been in the pr...
  • Basketball court at park getting upgrade

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant’s City Park will be getting a bit of a facelift soon courtesy of Eagle Scout James McArtor. McArtor appeared in front of the Grant City Council on Feb. 24 to request Keno funds to refurbish the basketball ...
  • Midwest meeting 2015

    The annual meeting of Midwest Electric was held March 19 at Perkins County High School in Grant. Above, Vance McCoy wa recognized as the new director for Midwest Electric. Below, Midwest Electric general manager, Larry Umberger, left, presents a plaqu...
  • Easter worship services

    United Methodist - GrantHoly Thursday 7 p.m.; Friday prayer vigil 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (come and go); Good Friday Tenebrae (darkness) 7 p.m.; Easter sunrise 6:30 a.m. at Tom and Val Foster’s; Easter worship 9:30 a.m., fellowship to follow.Mother of Sorrows ...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate

      The Elsie Seniors met for lunch on Tuesday, March 17. They enjoyed a catered meal of chicken fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, corn and jello salad with a St. Patrick’s Day themed cake. Celebrating a birthday was Rosalie Curtis. Others in attenda...
  • Kucera a big winner

    Larry Umberger, general manager of Midwest Electric, left, presents Donna Kucera of Grant a check for $500 at the annual Midwest Electric meeting on March 19. ...
  • Mathews Chiropractic shines in spotlight

      Dr. Danielle Hill, left, explains office ergonomics during a presentation at the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce meeting on March 19. Hill represented Mathews Chiropractic at the chamber meeting as the spotlight business of the month, providing i...
  • Richter’s latest novel provides up-close look at Mexico’s geography

    Review By Tony Burtongeo-Mexico.com ©http://geo-mexico.com How much geography can you learn from a novel? In some cases, plenty. Grant resident Robert Richter’s latest novel, “Something for Nothing”, is a case in point. Set in the swampy lowlands ...
  • Reserve a spot in the “Peoples’ Garden”

    The Grant USDA Service Center and the Grant United Methodist Church are teaming up again this year to coordinate the community People’s Garden. All are invited to take part in the garden.  Plot ownership will be based on a first come, first served basi...
  • PCHS News

    March 30 is Medical Staff Provider’s Day By Jim LeBrun CEO of PCHS March 30, 2015 is Medical Staff Provider’s Day. On this day we welcome the opportunity to recognize the personal and family sacrifices our providers make on a daily basis and the rol...
  • From the Pulpit

    Jesus paid the final price By Bob Witt Wallace Community Church As we prepare for this Easter season, I hear a lot of discussion about what we may or may not be giving up.  I want to challenge you to give up EVERYTHING. I believe our Lord, Jesus Christ...
  • Another Perspective

    Familiar ring of cherished children’s book sticks By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday earlier this month? Who’s Ted Geisel?How about Dr. Seuss? Does that sound more familiar?...
  • Quick Quips

    By Tim Linscott • Watching the boys state basketball tournament reminded me of a rule I have about photos. As the National Anthem was being sung, a reporter was snapping photos of the singer and of the crowd.Those are generally what I call “set shots...
  • Hughes' Views

    Helmet issue debated By Dan Hughes Senator This last week the Legislature spent a great deal of time debating LB 31, introduced by Senator Dave Bloomfield. The bill, as written, would repeal requirements for individuals operating motorcycles to wear hel...
  • What's Up?

    Get ready for lunar eclipse By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Having survived the total solar eclipse on April 20, we now get ready for a total lunar eclipse in the early morning of Saturday, April 4. This eclipse will not be like the last two, tot...
  • Walk to Health starts April 5

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department’s 12th annual Walk to Health walking program kicks off Sunday, April 5. This free program will last for 12 weeks and is open to residents of all ages in the SWNPHD eight-county area.“We are excited for anoth...