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  • Pulpit Reflections

    What is the Kingdom of God? By Pastor Lance HeitmanAbundant Life Church, Elsie When Jesus was on the earth, he taught extensively about the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of Heaven or as Paul called it, the Kingdom of God’s Dear Son (Galatians 1:13). Act...
  • Torch on trek to State Games

      Courtney Lyon (right) was among more than 20 runners bringing the Cornhusker State Games Torch through Perkins County on Monday, June 11, on its way to the 28th annual games taking place July 20-29 in Lincoln. The torch began the 1,100 mile trek on ...
  • Full slate of events to mark Grant’s 125th on July 4th

    All day activities—face painting by Alyson Carlson, photo booth by Alee Photography, music and announcements by deejay Matthew Chandler- Smith, county’s 125th memorabilia sales.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor From sunup to sundown, a celebration of ...
  • Valuation protest deadline is July 2

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Property owners have only a couple of weeks before the deadline to file a protest concerning recent notices on the 2012 level of value. Valuation protests must be filed with the Perkins County Clerk’s Office by July 2. Perkin...
  • Arts council adding special flair to event

    A unique part of Grant’s 125th anniversary celebration, is a dumpster painting contest sponsored by the Perkins County Area Arts Council. A silent auction will be held on July 4th for painted city dumpsters that will be on display at the turnaround at ...
  • Fourth of July show promises delight

    A fun show will be part of the July 4th entertainment in the park when “Will Rogers in the 21st Century” is performed by Earl Bates, award winning actor, musician, educator and writer. The show takes a wry look at the crazy world through the bewildere...
  • Donations needed for this year’s fireworks

    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 the county and The Barber Pole in Grant. Names of donors and the size of th...
  • Hospital announces neurology specialty

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Patients requiring a neurology specialist can be seen at Perkins County Health Services by Rai Kakkar, M.D. Dr. Kakkar (pronounced caw-car) began his specialty in Grant on Tuesday, June 12. His medical services include adult ne...
  • Our Community's History

    Wheat sails to Middle East By S. Goff One Year AgoJune 16, 2011 A runaway hopper managed to escape Scoular employees in Grainton and ran free for 10-12 miles before smashing head on into an idle locomotive. Fortunately no one was injured in the freak ac...
  • Grant CWC to meet

    Grant Christian Women’s Club will “Celebrate Summer” Saturday, June 16, with a luncheon starting at 12:30 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church, 4th and Mitchem. Rita Weber from Sioux Falls, S.D. will be speaking and sharing special music. Rita, in s...
  • Five Hiatt sisters host reunion

      On Saturday, June 2, 53 descendents of J.P. and May Kenyon Hiatt, longtime residents of Venango, gathered at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Their five daughters and spouses, Vern and Dee Woodmancy, Don and Nancy Hansen, all of Grant, Lee and Patty ...
  • Old Fashioned Tent Meetings begin July 8th

    Come and be a part of an “Old-Fashioned Tent Meeting!”  As Grant celebrates 125 years of history as an All-American town that proudly supports “God and Country,” residents are invited to a special meeting with God to hear His Word preached in pow...
  • Memorial Day celebrated at Westview

      A crowd of over one hundred people enjoyed lots of food, fun and fellowship at Westview Retirement Community Saturday, May 26 in celebration of Memorial Day. A picnic lunch was served and entertainment was provided by a men’s chorus. (Courtesy pho...
  • 2012 Perkins County Fair quilt block challenge revealed

    You are invited to take up the “Quilt Block Challenge”. Each year the Perkins County Fair invites everyone to enter this special open class contest. All entries for this contest must be made from the same pattern. This year’s pattern is the log cab...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Warming the heart and the tummy By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist While my sister has been away on the 4-H Washington D.C. trip, I have been remembering all of the fun trips and travels I have had over the years. One of my favorite stops for the food w...
  • Cogitation

    Laughter is good medicine By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Early days in Golden Ours before my activity stint. There was no DON at Golden Ours when I started as an aide. We had a “Matron” who called the shots. She was a pert and perky white haired lit...
  • HHS support results in international influenza vaccine milestone

    Clinical trial among first in the world for live attenuated influenza vaccine for avian influenza. Thailand recently became one of the first countries in the world to test an H5N1 avian, or bird, influenza vaccine in a needle-free, nasal spray formulation...
  • What to know before going to the emergency room

    More than 135 million Americans go to the emergency department every year.  At a moment’s notice, would you know what to do–what to expect in the ER–and how to prepare? “A trip to the ER can be confusing and stressful for a patient and a family ...
  • The Rock Doc

    Ancient plants are making a comeback By Dr. E. Kirstin PetersCollege of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource SciencesWashington State University The Ice Age is my favorite bit  of Earth history, a time when mammoths, giant beavers and saber tooth t...
  • Medicaid clients urged to enroll in health plans

    More medical providers being added. Medicaid clients in 83 Nebraska counties have until June 26 to enroll in one of two expanded Medicaid Managed Care health plans and choose their primary care provider.   More providers are being added to the Arbor Hea...