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  • Skin cancer is preventable

    The sunny days of spring and summer represent an entirely different dynamic for people in the midwest. While large numbers of people are heading for camp sites, parks and beaches that flourish throughout the region, it also means that the agriculture com...
  • Students named to high school honor roll

    Perkins County High School is pleased to announce the students named to the fourth quarter and second semester honor rolls. Fourth Quarter A Honor Roll Kristin Beck, Ashley Kemling, Janet Kuskie, Tanya Metcalf, Tori Osler, Gabby Patrick, Shalee Pollard,...
  • Wallace student participates in 18th annual Masonic All-Star Marching Band

    Gini Phillips of Wallace Public School is one of 285 high school students from across Nebraska who participated in the 18th Annual Masonic All-Star Marching Band, which performed Saturday, June 2 during Shrine Bowl festivities in Lincoln. Phillips is the ...
  • College Notes

    Wurst on spring honor roll at UW The University of Wyoming lists 39 students from  Nebraska on the 2012 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll. Among those students is Joanna Wurst. The honor roll consists of regularly enroll...
  • Summer classes begin June 11 at Mid Plains

    Numerous four, six, and eight week classes are set to begin Monday, June 11, at Mid-Plains Community College campus locations and online. According to Chuck Salestrom, area director of public information and marketing, this is a great way for students to ...
  • Local grad honored in track at Wesleyan

    Four Nebraska Wesleyan University track and field athletes have been honored as Capital One/Academic All-District 8 selections in the NCAA III division for track and field/cross country. Junior Johnny Rutford and seniors Jay Wall and Derrick McKenzie wer...
  • York scores double digits in all-star game

    The 27th annual West All-Star Game matched 2011 high school graduates who were standouts on their respective teams during the 2010-2011 season. The event, sponsored by the Cambridge High School Organization, was held in front of a strong and enthusiastic ...
  • Area 4-H’ers depart for Washington D.C.

      On Thursday, May 31, 69 youth from western Nebraska left to experience the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Trip, a two-week tour of the eastern United States focusing on leadership and citizenship. On the CWF trip, 4-H members will meet other yout...
  • Safety Day registration has begun

    Summer camps, vacations and fun are within sight as school has ended. The Chase County All-Stars 4-H Club is excited to welcome youths back for another day filled with fun learning related to their personal safety. Teaching them how to take some of the re...
  • New interns broaden scope of Nebraska Corn Board programs

    The Nebraska Corn Board is supporting five internships starting this summer. Three of these interns are part of a new program in partnership with cooperators of the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB). The new interns will be hosted by national cooperators of NCB:...
  • NDA rolls out farmers market nutrition program for seniors

    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) has officially begun for the year. In its 12th year, the program provides low‑income senior citizens with coupons to purchase, at no cost to them, locall...
  • Farmland values surging as U.S crop-price gains spur income

    Farmland values surged during the first quarter from Kansas to Indiana as gains in crop prices during the past two years bolster income, according to a survey of lenders by regional Federal Reserve Banks. Midwest farmers in a five-state regions saw an inc...
  • Register for invasive plant management short course

    The second annual North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) will be June 26-28 at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte. It is three days of intense instruction and learning for those intereste...
  • Letter to the Editor

    Reader clarifies Special Olympics story Dear Editor: Last week the paper had an article about Kevin Tickle’s accomplishment in winning his first gold medal in swimming. Thanks to Coach Sue Gieschen who provided the information to the paper for the arti...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Who is God? By Pastor Lance HeitmanAbundant Life Church, Elsie Who is God? You could ask this question of 50 different people and you might get 50 different answers. Why? Because everyone has a different perspective based on what they have experienced, ...
  • Pride • Honor • Gratitude

      Proudly whipping in the wind, flags adorning every cemetery along the Highline seemingly delivered the same message of grateful pride as public gatherings honored the war dead during Memorial Day services Monday. Those in attendance at Venango hea...
  • Fundraising begins for Fourth of July fireworks display

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With 4th of July just five weeks away, it’s time to begin fundraising efforts for the annual display put on by the Grant Volunteer Fire Department and Perkins County Chamber. The light show will follow a full day of activities...
  • Meetings set to gain input on housing loan program

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Meetings are scheduled to be held in two locations in Perkins County to seek public input on applying for economic development funding to provide families a means to make health, safety and energy efficiency renovations to their...
  • Summer recreation underway

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although temperatures weren’t quite as high as they should be for splashing outdoors, the feel of the water was toasty warm in the Grant City Pool which opened on Memorial Day, May 28. Summer swim season is underway, wit...
  • Spotlight on Great Plains as Chamber business of month

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Great Plains Communications, Inc. was the featured business for Chamber’s monthly spotlight during the meeting on Thursday, May 17. Local manager Kevin Poppe gave a presentation on the company’s background, recapped t...