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  • Solo bike rider studies weather patterns on cross country journey

    A solo bike rider rode into Elsie on Wednesday morning. He was having tire trouble and was looking for a place to stop so he could fix it. William Minor, the biker, is on a bicycle journey around the country as he studies weather patterns. Currently on...
  • Junior rodeo champs

    Five proud contestants took home pieces of hardware from the junior rodeo Friday night, July 29, during the Perkins County Fair. (L-r): Austin Thelander won the steer riding contest; calf riding top honors went to Bryder Hickey; Shelbi Brandt took the t...
  • Kids compete in pedal pull contest

    Kids and adults were entertained at the annual pedal tractor pull contest held at the Perkins County Fair on Friday, July 29 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds.Results Four-year olds: Girls—Emily Cornelius, first; Hannah Cockerill, second. Boys—Colso...
  • Awards presented at Perkins County Fair

    A round robin competition was held at this year’s Perkins County Fair sponsored by Aurora Coop. Recipients of the Top Showmen awards were eligible to compete. Participants were (l-r): Drew Curtis (Top Beef Showman), Rebecca Cornelius (Top Horse Showma...
  • Livestock judging contest results

    Purple: Tyler Thelander, Brian Krajewski, Riley Kosmicki, Hannah Robertson, Quinn Koop, Seth Burge, Sydney Pelster, Jessica Day, Lila Konecky, Akilah Ross, Danielle Burge, Justin Koop, Elizabeth Krajewski Blue:  Tanner Burge, Mariah Curtis, Dillon Koop,...
  • Clover Kids awarded for projects

    Rabbit showmanship: Ruth Ann Heitman, Huntin Taylor Rabbit pet:  Huntin Taylor Dutch Rabbit: Ruth Ann Heitman Poultry--Large Fowl: Huntin Taylor Department B--poster open theme--Drew Schrotberger--participation Department H--Rocket level 1--Kayla Wid a...
  • Preservation projects judged at PC Fair

    FOOD PRESERVATION Ball/Kerr Awards Kathleen Deaver: 1st place fruits (pears), 2nd place fruits (peaches), 1st place vegetables (green beans),  2nd place vegetables (beets), 1st place sweet pickles, 1st place peach jam Becky Dahlkoetter: 2nd place corn r...
  • Fun Perkins County Fair events provide action and entertainment

    Emily Cornelius and Lexi Fisher are about to cross the finish line as partners Rajan Patel and Jake Deaver come up from behind in the three-legged race, an event in the kids races sponsored by Epsilon Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. (Photo by ...
  • Animals are good sports in fair events

                                          In the first dress-a-pet event held at the Perkins County Fair, Allisa Overstreet shows off her decked-out dog companion, Baylee. (Photo by Jan Rahn)             ...
  • Irrigation district’s appeal on basin appropriations denied by supreme court

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation District’s (FCID) effort to get the Republican River basin designated as over-appropriated took a major high last week. After having their initial request denied by the Nebraska Dep...
  • CDLs should not be requirement of everyone driving farm equipment says Farm Bureau

    At harvest time, farmers across Nebraska rely on help from family members and neighbors to get their crops to the grain elevator. However, new regulations being proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) might require anyone who o...
  • Farmers can plant the seed to help grow their local communities

    America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM to Invest $190,000 in Nebraska. A $2,500 donation can go a long way to help rural communities. It can fund rescue equipment for a local fire department, purchase new books to fill a school library or help stock shelv...
  • All students required to get chicken pox vaccine

    Effective July 1, a second dose of Varicella vaccine is required for all students K-12. This is a live vaccine that protects against the viral disease known as chicken pox. Frequently asked questions: Q: Is the requirement for the varicella booster truly ...
  • PC ag teacher selected for national award

    Doug Babbitt, agricultural educator at Perkins County Schools in Grant. has been selected for a Teachers Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). The Teachers Turn the Key (TTTK) award is a national scholarship p...
  • Perkins County student experiences China

    By Mary PierceKeith County News As far apart as they live, as  different as their homes and schools are, and as varied as their clothing fashions, Christian Miyamoto discovered teenagers living in China are much like himself and his friends. They have g...
  • FFA hosts fun competitions at fair

    The Perkins County FFA hosted their annual Farm Olympics and corn-eating contest at the Perkins County Fair Saturday night, July 30. Above: Farm Olympics finalists Jon Lyon (left) and Riley Kosmicki attempt to sabotage each other’s chances in the comp...
  • College Notes

    Barkley on UNK Dean’s List Evan Barkley of Grant earned a place on the Deans’ List for the spring semester at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. To earn a place on the Deans’ List, UNK students must complete 12 credit hours, or more, with a 3.5...
  • ACT dates, deadlines set

    Registration deadlines and test dates have been announced for the ACT test for the years 2011-2012. The registration date corresponding with test dates are as follows: Aug. 12/ Sept. 10; Sept. 16/Oct. 22; Nov. 4/Dec. 10; Jan. 13/Feb. 11; March 9/April 14;...
  • Keep children safe as they return to school

    With summer ending and the start of school just around the corner, drivers need to do their part to keep children safe as they walk and bike to school. Whether taking children to school or just driving through a school zone, drivers can do their part to k...
  • Back-to-school list should include Social Security

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager If your son or daughter is a high school student turning 18, you’ve probably spent some time shopping for school supplies and the latest fashions, working out the schedule for the academic year, maybe even...