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  • Trees and shrubs require special care in winter

    Winter’s heavy snow and ice, as well as frozen soil conditions, can damage cherished trees and shrubs in suburban landscapes. Even areas without major snowfall experience high winds and huge fluctuations in temperatures during winter. But homeowners can...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Retro Air Jordans a steal at $180 a pair By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I am not a patient shopper be it at Christmastime or any other time.  I can’t stand crowds in stores and have this fear of dying from multiple shopping carts fil...
  • Plainsmen fall by one in Indian battle

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Guard Garrett Folchert  made the most of a fourth quarter one-and-one opportunity, hitting both free throws to give the Indians a 39-38 win over the Plainsmen in Ogallala last Tuesday (Dec. 20) night. Taylor Boldt pu...
  • Halftime lead doesn’t last for Lady Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Lady Plainsmen snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory last Tuesday night in Ogallala (Dec. 20), surrendering an 11-1 opening advantage and a 35-30 lead with 6:58 left to a 17-0 run that allowed the Lady Indians ...
  • NPSP Lady Irish blow past Lady Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Shelby Alberry and Candice  Shelton wore paint off the foul line and Mandy O’Malley hit a three pointer in every quarter to blow the North Platte St. Patrick’s Lady Irish past Perkins County, 61-39 last Thursday af...
  • Wallace Lady Wildcats victorious heading into Christmas vacation

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer On Tuesday night, Dec. 20, the Lady Cats traveled to Curtis to face the Medicine Valley Raiders. In the first quarter it was clear that the Ladies were ready to battle, outscoring their opponents 19-7.  The second quarter w...
  • Wildcats start strong, falter in final game

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled to Curtis to take on the Medicine Valley Raiders for their final game of 2011. Wallace did a much better job of starting the game strong, they started the game firing on all cylinders. An inj...
  • Wallace students present Christmas concert

    Taylor Doell, Tannor Clough and Justin Koop perform in the band. John Paul Lempke and Laiken Brooks accompany the high school chorus on the piano. In “The Legend of the Poinsettia,” Natalie Rosentrater (left) portrays Alicia and Hannah Sul...
  • New soil conservationist joins staff at Grant NRCS office

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Joining the staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is Briana Brooks who began duties at the office located toward the north edge of Grant. Brooks had previously lived in Grant and had done some work at the...
  • Area farmers receive USDA awards to assist with energy needs

    Forty-two Nebraska recipients have been selected to receive $832,303 in grant funding.  Funds will be used to install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements that will promote energy conservation.       Forty-one awarded proj...
  • Conservation stewardship program sign-up underway

    Nebraska landowners and operators have until Jan. 13, 2012, to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. The Grant NRCS office will provide CSP learning sessions on the fol...
  • Beef council to meet

    The Nebraska Beef Council Board of Directors will meet at the NBC office at 1319 Central Ave. in Kearney on Jan. 3, 2012 beginning at 10 a.m.CST.  The board will elect officers and hear the final audit report and recommendations from Dana F. Cole and a ...
  • FSA Scoop

    Looking ahead at dates during 2012 The Perkins County FSA wants to wish all of our area producers and community the best to you in 2012!Conservation Compliance As farmers plan for next year, we would like to remind producers that it is critical to remain...
  • Spring water lecture series set

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual public water and natural resources seminar begins Jan. 11, 2012 and continues weekly through April 25, continuing a tradition of offering a wide range of water-related topics. Beginning Jan. 11, the UNL Water ...
  • Voices of the Community

    Marijuana use can be devastating By Kylie HansenPCS FCCLA Member Some people say that marijuana isn’t harmful. Some say it could almost kill you. Others are in between and say that it could be medically beneficial or we could tax it. For those of you...
  • Season is special for family who counts blessings all year

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s the season of joy—and there’s one little boy who definitely brings joy to his family through the many blessings they count on his behalf. Nineteen-month-old Haiden Lindow has some special needs, but he brings lots o...
  • Final drawing held

    Linda Skeels (left) was present at Saturday’s final Chamber drawing, doubling her winnings to $100 which was presented by Charlene Faber. Winning $50 in Greenbacks were: Rebecca McCormick, Taffy Hastings, Melody Deaver and Kathy Woodmancy. The $500 wi...
  • Residents—vote now for $50,000 community grant

    Funds and promotional support available to towns and cities. On Nov. 16, Reader’s Digest kicked off their second annual “We Hear You America” campaign, in which towns across the U.S. can compete to win funds and promotional support, including a gra...
  • Christmas worship and events

    First Congregational Church of Grant Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service 5 p.m. Dec. 25: Carol Sing Celebration 9:30 a.m.Wallace United Methodist Church Dec. 18: Cantata “Celebrate the Child” 10:30 a.m. CST, Children’s Christmas Pageant 7 p....
  • Mayoral appointments, one-and-six among council’s action items

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A lengthy agenda took minimal time during last Tuesday’s Grant City Council meeting prior to the holiday break. City Superintendent Tyson McGreer informed council that the location of AWOS (Automated Weather Observing System)...