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  • 4-H’ers must pre-enter projects by July 8

    Pre-entry forms have been mailed. Perkins County 4-H’ers are reminded that they must pre-enter all of the projects they plan to exhibit during the fair July 24-30. 4-H’ers must be enrolled in the projects. This includes entries for livestock, showma...
  • Tarra Terry joins Farm Bureau Financial Services

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Farm Bureau Financial Services is pleased to introduce Tarra Terry as the most recent addition to the Grant office. As a sales associate, Terry is excited about the opportunity to help Farm Bureau customers prepare for the futu...
  • ‘Best of Show’ carver donating piece as answer to prayer

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor “The answer to a prayer” is how John Potts describes why he is giving his Best of Show carving to Kyle, S.D. to be on display at the Oglala Lakota College. Potts won Best of Show during the North Platte Woodcarvers show June...
  • Fireworks donations still being accepted

    Make a contribution at any bank in Perkins County or at The Barber Pole in Grant. Donations are still coming in for the annual fireworks display that was a spectacular show on the evening of July 4th at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Funds will  conti...
  • Chamber legislative summit is Aug. 11

    Nebraska residents are invited to learn more about important issues being debated by state and federal policymakers during the “Chamber Legislative Summit” set for Aug. 11 at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland. The SAC Museum is right off...
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  • Golfers enjoy Grant Auto Parts’ three-man scramble at Grant’s Pheasant Run

                                        A three-man scramble sponsored by Grant Auto Parts/NAPA was held Saturday, June 25 at Pheasant Run Golf Course in Grant. Results are as follows: Championship Flight: first place Dav...
  • Register for the Ogallala Triathlon

    The inaugural triathlon planned for Ogallala will be held July 23. “Tri Ogallala: You’re Gonna Love It!” which consists of a 500-meter swim, a 16.25 miles bike ride and a 5-K run, begins at 7:30 a.m. with the swim event. The swim will be held in the...
  • Hunter education class offered in Wallace

    A hunter Education class sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been scheduled in Wallace July 19-24. To  register a  student go to: http://my.register-ed.com/eventregistration/studentregister/14317         To receive email notifi...
  • Deer permits available July 11 on Game and Parks website

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will begin selling deer permits on July 11 at 1 p.m. CDT. Permits can be purchased online at OutdoorNebraska.org or at Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offices. Richard Nelson, district wildlife manager, advises t...
  • Westview hosts 65th reunion

    Westview Retirement Community had the pleasure of hosting a dinner for the Perkins County High School Class of 1946. The group was celebrating its 65th year since graduating. They enjoyed a dinner of roast beef and all the trimmings Friday evening, June...
  • Learning and fun combine at PC summer school

    With the theme, “Around the World in 20 Days,” Perkins County Schools’ summer school session is providing students the opportunity to practice skills and stay involved in their subjects over the summer break. The group, which includes up to 27 stude...
  • College Notes

    Wall and Dahlkoetter named to Wesleyan Honors List Joshua Wall and Tiffany Dahlkoetter were among the students named to Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.   A student must have a...
  • Greenwood receives SkillsUSA Award

    Matthew Greenwood of Grant was among 52 Nebraska students receiving national SkillsUSA awards during competition June 20-24 in Kansas City, Mo. Greenwood, a student at Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, received 10th place in college/technical pl...
  • Local families needed for cultural exchange students

    ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15-18 from a variety of countries around the world. Students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...My 4th of July Pie

    Since the weather has warmed up, my strawberry patch has gone crazy. Every two days I can go out and pick bowls full of red, ripe, delicious berries fresh from my garden! As I sliced and prepared the berries for freezing, I thought about the 4th of July h...
  • Couple turns tragedy into hope with long-distance bike ride

    Edwin and Carrie Lyons of Salt Lake City are turning a tragedy into a legacy of hope with a journey of a lifetime, a 1000-mile bike ride from Salt Lake City, Utah to Omaha, with the dream of raising money for an adoption as well as for cancer research. In...
  • What's Up...Plan to attend a star party

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer I don’t know what happened to last week’s column, it was sent from a different computer than I normally use so it may have been eaten by the Bitbug somewhere in transit. Anyway, here are a few tidbits from last w...
  • July CWC meeting planned

    “Moms & Daughters Day Out” will be the focus for the Christian Women’s club meeting for July. The meeting will be held Saturday July 23 at the community hall in Wallace. Tickets are available at the door and include all of the entertainment and ...
  • Stay safe when thunderstorms threaten

    “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning. On average, between 55 and 60 people are killed; hundreds of others suffer permanent neurological disabilities. Most of these tragedies ca...