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  • Volunteers brighten fairgrounds

    Over 30 adults and children met at the Perkins County Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 20 to brighten up the six dumpsters located on the grounds. Arts Council members, kids from the community and a 4-H club applied the paint in farm, beach, abstract and sch...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate birthdays

    Enjoying the monthly senior meal at the Legion Hall in Elsie on Tuesday, July 19 are (l-r):  Tabby Cornelius, Harvey Brott, Bill Robertson, Marian Robertson, Louie Coppersmith, Virginia Coppersmith, Kamryn, great-granddaughter of Delores Steinwart, Del...
  • Lucky Clovers meet for rocket launch and BBQ

    On July 14 the Perkins County Lucky Clovers 4-H Club met for their rocket launch and barbecue. We launched rockets, had fun and ate good food. This week we are working on our storybook walk. It is a walk where you can read a story at the same time. Pages ...
  • Grant Rotarians start new year

    The Grant Rotarians are off and running with new activities as they start their new year. On July 6, six members and a guest escorted the RYLA students from Grant and Imperial to Halsey to attend the leadership camp. Tobin Buchanan, Adair Reese, CJ Reza...
  • Wallace EMTs attend state conference

    Shawn Sullivan and Ashley Whitson of Wallace were among  370 individuals from Nebraska and several other states who attended the 32nd annual Nebraska Statewide Emergency Medical Services Conference July 8-10 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. Se...
  • Red hats visit Canteen

    Eleven ladies and two guests from the Perkins County Red Hats attended a luncheon at the Canteen in North Platte on July 21st, each ordering something different that made them want to return and try another selection from the menu.   Shopping was the int...
  • WCNDD holds annual meeting in North Platte

    At the annual membership meeting of the West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) recently held in North Platte, J.R. Houser of Frontier County, Leslie Carlholm of Imperial, Earl McNutt of Red Willow County and Jarred Wetovick of Elwood were elec...
  • Regional baseball tourney set for Holyoke Aug. 4-9

    Seven state champion teams, a Canadian team and Border League All-Stars will bring high level baseball action to the Holyoke City Ball Field Aug. 4-9. The Midwest Plains Regional 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball tournament will serve as a qualifying tour...
  • Hunter ed instructor training scheduled

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will train hunter education instructors across the state in coming weeks. Apprentice volunteer firearm instructors will be trained at the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, 39983 Refuge Rd., Valentine, on Aug. 1...
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  • Science websites available to students

    With school starting very soon, NASA reminds teachers, parents and students about the entertaining and educational websites available. NASA’s Space Place at spaceplace.nasa.gov targets elementary school aged children. It is designed with a kid-friendly ...
  • FSA Scoop...Help available in cattle deaths

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE We would like to remind all livestock producers who have lost livestock due to excessive heat that the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides financial assistance in regard to live...
  • Perkins County among those designated by USDA as disaster areas

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in Nebraska as primary natural disaster areas due to flooding that began May 1, 2011, and continues. “This action provides help to hundreds of producers who suffered significant losses to cor...
  • All cattle entering state fair require test

    This year the Nebraska State Fair, with the support of the Nebraska State Veterinarian’s Office, is requiring a negative PI (persistently infected) BVD (bovine virus diarrhea) test on all cattle entering the grounds. “Because there is so much co-ming...
  • Grazing guidelines for summer grasses

    By Bruce AndersonUNL Dept. Agronomy Summer annual grasses  planted this spring soon could be ready to graze. In a moment I’ll quickly review some grazing guidelines to help you avoid any potential hazards or problems. Most of the sudangrass and sorghu...
  • Working to strengthen American agriculture

    By Tom VilsackSecretary of Agriculture At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we are looking for new ways to help America’s producers succeed every single day. We want farmers and growers with operations of all sizes to be profitable and to make the d...
  • Disaster assistance available for small businesses

    Small, non-farm businesses in the following 36 Nebraska counties and neighboring counties in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota are now eligible to apply for low‑interest disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “These ...
  • Entities losing tax-exempt status can apply for reinstatement

    The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that approximately 275,000 organizations under the law have automatically lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file legally required annual reports for three consecutive years. The IRS believes ...
  • Treasury to end over-the-counter sales of paper U.S. Savings Bonds

    Action will save $70 million over first five years. The Bureau of the Public Debt announced recently that as of Jan. 1, 2012, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Tre...
  • Supplemental income available to disabled

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager There’s a safety net out there for those who might otherwise slip through the cracks. It’s called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Administered by Social Security, SSI makes payments to people with li...