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  • Last time wheat cut during June was 1988

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Twenty-four years ago, the same long, hot, dry spell occurring during spring led to an early wheat harvest in June. The wheat had shriveled from stress and was of poor quality, according to a news article printed during harvest ...
  • Construction underway on augmentation pipeline

      By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Construction began last week on a $2.142 million, 4.6-mile pipeline to feed augmentation water into Rock Creek and eventually into the Republican River. The pipeline represents one of the key elements of a pr...
  • FSA offers low interest farm storage facility loans

    Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that producers considering expanding their farm storage should look into the FSA Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program. FSA administers the program on behalf of the USDA Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). ...
  • Rains needed now or entire state could see drought

    Summer has just begun, but some areas across the state already resemble those of late summer—and the problem isn’t just in Nebraska. All across the Great Plains, drought is starting to take hold just as corn crops are about to come into pollination ñ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Take your place in the kingdom of God By Pastor Lance HeitmanAbundant Life Church, Elsie The more I study the Kingdom of God, the less it seems I know about it.  Last week we learned the Kingdom of God is inside of us.  John 3:3 states, “A man canno...
  • Harvest way ahead of normal

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Wheat harvest in Perkins County is underway—but way before the typical date when the event takes place across southwest Nebraska. One year ago, it was quite the opposite. Harvest in 2011 was way behind schedule due to ...
  • July 4th firework funds needed

    Leave donations at any bank in the county or at The Barber Pole in Grant. Collections are underway for this year’s 4th of July celebration. Help make this county-wide 125th anniversary celebration one to remember! Donations are accepted at any bank in...
  • Elsie’s 125th is this weekend

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Saturday marks a big day in downtown Elsie with a full schedule of events to celebrate the town’s 125th anniversary. The activities spill over into Sunday morning for a final gathering of worship followed by a  pancak...
  • Intersection being replaced

        Residents near Third Street and Washington in Grant have been detouring for a week while C&S Construction replaces the entire intersection. As one of several projects on the city’s “to do” list, it should be completed within a week o...
  • Donation made toward new MRI

        A donation from Adams Bank and Trust helps further support the opening of the new MRI unit at Perkins County Health Services. PCHS Foundation Administrator Jody Snogren (left) accepted a check from Melanie Carman, retail branch manager of the ba...
  • Come take part in a band/chorus for the county’s 125th

    Get out your old musical instrument and start tuning it up, because the 125th anniversary celebration of Perkins County will include a county band and choir.   Sheila Johnson and Judy Kurkowski, the Perkins County Schools band and chorus teachers, have v...
  • Water and lotto figures released

    Figures were released during the regular meeting of Grant City Council on Tuesday, June 12 for water use during the month of May, along with lotto sales last month. • Water: The month of May figures for water use included consumption of 28,781,000 gall...
  • Bottom’s new book stirs anticipation

    Pre-sales have begun for Dr. Paul Bottom’s latest novel, The Waiting Cross. Those interested in purchasing an advanced copy can go to his official web site: www.pfbottom.com and order one, then bring it to the book signing at Hastings Memorial Library o...
  • Dr. Marvin Swan to serve on board of directors

    The 17th convention of the Nebraska District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod was held recently. The 343 voting delegates, a pastor and lay person from congregations in the Nebraska district were joined by 117 advisory delegates and 86 guests and st...
  • Red hatters enjoy pageant show

    Ten ladies traveled to Ash Hollow on Friday, June 15, where they enjoyed the taste of a chuck wagon supper and then the pageant show “Wandering Star.” “Wandering Star” is a true story of what it was like to travel from Independence, Mo. to Oregon...
  • Men only outing at Westview

    On Thursday, June 14, Westview’s men enjoyed a men’s only outing.  Twelve men toured Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala with a stop at the spillway.  It was tempting to cast a fishing line, maybe next trip.  Supper followed the tour.  Lots of memor...
  • Wheatland graduate featured in Milwaukee newspaper

      Editors Note: This story appeared recently in a Milwaukee newspaper featuring a local graduate. It is reprinted here with permission from the Journal Sentinel.   Growing up in the 300-person town of Madrid, Neb., Shanel Regier always knew she wa...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Simple sweetness for summer By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Who doesn’t love a simple fruit cobbler. There are all kinds of recipes for cobblers out there from the quick and easy, to the ones “Grandma used to make.” I even have a crock-pot reci...
  • What's Up

    Days will begin to shorten next week By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Happy summer!! Or at least at 5:09 p.m. MDT this evening. That is when the Sun reaches the Tropic of Cancer, the latitude line 23 and one-half degrees north of the equator. That ...
  • Help spark the American Red Cross blood supply this summer

    While the Independence Day holiday will surely ignite many spectacular fireworks extravaganzas, the American Red Cross is counting on donors to spark the nation’s blood supply. The Red Cross reminds eligible donors that the need for blood is constant, e...