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  • Conservation Reserve Program evolving

    Dan Steinkruger, state director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that the 2012 general signup resulted in 104,298 acres enrolled into the 10-year CRP starting on Oct. 1. Steinkruger stated “We are excited to enroll or re-enroll over 100,...
  • Elsie native to receive Nebraska Pioneer Award during fair

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau announces the 109 honorees from 55 counties for the 2012 Pioneer Farm Family Awards. Among those honored was Jane Faught Potts of Elsie. In order to q...
  • Grant makes USDA list

    Grant is on the list for the Rural Rental Housing program announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. The program helps build and maintain affordable multi-family housing rental developments in rural areas.   Potent...
  • Conservationist leaving

    Nadine L. Bishop, the NRCS district conservationist for the Upper Republican NRD, will be moving on to greener pastures as of Monday, June 18. Bishop recently accepted a new position as the NRCS state range management specialist.  She will still be locat...
  • USDA’s annual food drive for families underway

    USDA’s 4th Annual Food Drive is underway and the Grant Service Center, FSA and NRCS, are asking for help in making this year’s food drive the most successful yet.     Perkins County’s goal is to donate 100 pounds of non perishable food plus the f...
  • Shootin' the breeze

    Saying goodbye to Mom sad, yet joyful By Russ PankoninCo-Publisher On Memorial Day weekend, my family gathered to celebrate the marriage of my daughter. Just two weeks later, we gathered once again, but under far different circumstances, but a celebrati...
  • Letter to Editor

    Voters get the facts I appreciate being allowed to speak at meetings of several organizations concerning the Elsie-Paxton paving project. I think getting the facts out there helped this issue to pass so overwhelmingly.  I appreciate all the voters in Pe...
  • 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...