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  • Motorists will pay more for fuel this Thanksgiving

    Motorists traveling by car during the Thanksgiving holiday period will find unleaded gasoline up 50 cents a gallon compared to last year. In Nebraska, unleaded fuel averages $3.42 a gallon. AAA reports that Ethanol blends at some outlets in Nebraska are ...
  • AAA predicts increase in cost to travel over Thanksgiving holiday

    AAA forecasts 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, reflecting a four percent increase from the 40.9 million people who traveled one year ago. This is the first significant increase in any ...
  • Keep food safe and bacteria out this holiday season

    Thanksgiving is approaching fast and keeping food safe at holiday parties and gatherings should be a priority so bacteria doesn’t ruin the fun. Many people celebrate the holidays with buffets, which require a lot of attention to ensure food safety, acco...
  • Give thanks for good health

    Thanksgiving is filled with good food, company, and gratitude. For many people, it’s also the source of weight gain and anxiety. This season, don’t let the holidays derail your healthy habits. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), offers tips to...
  • Gaar is second in VOD essay contest

    Perkins County students participated in the Voice of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Ogallala VFW. Each submitted a three to five minute recording of their entry entitled, “Is there pride in serving our military?” Participants included (Fro...
  • Kemling is Senior of the Month for November

    Ashley Kemling, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as November’s Senior of the Month. She is the daughter of Troy and Jonette Kemling of Grant. Kemling has been a participant in many activities while a student at PCHS. She has bee...
  • STUCO coat drive underway

    The Perkins County Middle School STUCO will be presenting their third annual coat drive. Bring coats, hats, snow pants, scarves, gloves and snow boots to any Perkins County School Nov. 18-23. Drop off sites are located at the elementary, middle, and high ...
  • Poster contest winners chosen

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) announces its winners for the 2011 Radon Poster Contest. The local winners will advance to the Nebraska Poster Contest to compete in the state competition, and a chance to win a trip to Washington DC ...
  • All-district football team selections made

    The 2011 C-2/10 all-district football team has been chosen and voted on by coaches of the district. Perkins County players receiving the honor include the following: Offense—Alex Johnston (grade 11), Taylor Boldt (12), Vinny Ross (11), Brody Prante (12)...
  • Players selected to SPVA volleyball team

    The following Perkins County volleyball players have been chosen to represent the 2011 volleyball conference team: On the first team, junior Shania Metcalf. Second team: senior Tanya Metcalf. Receiving an honorable mention was senior Kristin Beck....
  • RPAC players selected to conference vb teams

    Selections have been made for the 2011-2012 Republican Plains Activities Conference all-conference volleyball teams. Included on the second team is Brooke Hochstetler, senior, of Wallace. Receiving an honorable mention was Chelsea Sowle, junior, of Wallac...
  • New NRD subdistrict boundaries approved

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Subdistrict boundaries of  the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will undergo distinct changes for the next 10-year period. Board members approved the proposed boundaries during their Nov. 10 mee...
  • Thank you, veterans

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Saying thanks never seems like enough. Residents of Perkins County and the Wallace area came together on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 to pay respect and honor our nation’s veterans who have sacrificed so much for the freedo...
  • Join the community in a feast next Thursday

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor If your Thanksgiving plans aren’t defined yet, consider joining the annual community Thanksgiving Day feast set for Thursday, Nov. 24 at the American Legion Hall at 3rd and Washington in Grant. The event is for everyone to en...
  • High school cast to perform for public

    Students will get their jitters out in front of an audience this Sunday night prior to play production competition beginning next week. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The cast and crew of Brownstone 213, this year’s one-act play production, appear rea...
  • Flood compromise moves pipeline out of Sandhills

    By Charlie LittonNebraska News Service Speaker of the Legislature  Mike Flood of Norfolk brought the ninth day of the special session to sudden and unexpected calm and content.   About 90 minutes into debate of Schuyler Sen. Chris Langemeier’s oil pip...
  • Cancer benefit set for 26-year-old Grant native

    Sunday, Dec. 4, Grant United Methodist Church—spaghetti meal, silent auction, concert featuring local talent, 5K fun run/walk. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses for Lucas Arias. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant High School graduate Lucas Arias...
  • Council agenda light

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With no unfinished business and only two items of new business, the Grant City Council had a short meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 8. Following communications from City Superintendent Tyson McGreer, each council member was asked ab...
  • Status hearing set in sexual assault case

    Joshua D. Waterman, 20, appeared in District Court Oct. 28 on a charge of alleged first degree sexual assault of a minor, a Class II Felony. Waterman is scheduled to appear for a status hearing in District Court Dec. 9. The defendant is represented by att...
  • District court dates set for defendants charged with felony theft

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Five defendants are scheduled to appear in District Court in Perkins County during December for felony charges of theft. Status hearings are set for Gabriel Kuskie, Bo Kuskie and Joshua Patten on Dec 5. Arraignment is set Dec....