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  • Mealtime Makeovers...My new stress relief

    With summertime comes summer stress. My husband is super busy in the fields, and with our t-shirt business as well, it seems like we barely get a moment to breathe until it’s time to close our eyes for a good night’s sleep. This dessert, however, is q...
  • What's Up...Milky Way will take breath away

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer One of the best astronomical sights to observe at this time of year is so large it is difficult to miss. All you have to do is go outside, find a nice, dark-sky place far away from city lights and look up. It is the ...
  • Nebraska Timeline...Hickman gets the fair

    August and September are traditional months for county fairs in Nebraska, frequently–but not always–held in a county seat town. The Hickman Enterprise in the spring of 1892 described the circumstances under which the Lancaster County Fair that year wa...
  • CWC hosts “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?”

    How smart are you?  Are you smarter than a fifth grader?  Do you know the answers to   the questions on your favorite game show? Would you be a winner?   The Christian Women’s Club will meet on Aug. 20th  at 10 a.m. MDT at the E Free Church, 200 W...
  • Poetry contest open to area poets

    A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the Celestial Arts Society. There are 50 prizes in all totalling $5,000. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contes...
  • Invite an international student into the home

    The world is literally at your doorstep. High school students from over 25 countries are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see America through the eyes of its own people. All a family has to do is open the door. Students will be traveling thousands of m...
  • USDA announces application timeframes for housing programs

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development published NOTICE in the July 13, Vol. 76 No. 134 Federal Register announcing the timeframes and guidelines for applications to be submitted under the agency’s Section 515 or Purchase a...
  • Free financial clinics planned for farmers and ranchers

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Grand Marshal title goes to man with deep roots in Perkins County

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Selected as this year’s Grand Marshal for the 2011 Perkins County Fair Parade is a well-deserving longtime resident of the county—George Gengenbach. The first paragraph of the nomination letter submitted by Sylvia Dudo jok...
  • Styskal honored as Good Neighbor

    Watch for Perkins County’s Good Neighbor in the 2011 “Wild and Wacky” Fair Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. By Jan RahnManaging Editor There is no doubt by the number of nomination letters that Brenda Styskal should be this year’s Good Neighbor fo...
  • Demo derby jump starts fair

    Chad Cochran of Imperial is very proud of his first place trophy (sitting on top of car) not to mention $1,000 richer after winning the demolition derby Sunday afternoon that kicked off the 2011 Perkins County Fair. Placing second in the event was Kar...
  • First Dollar presented to A.R. Salon

    Chamber members gathered following their regular monthly meeting last Thursday to lend support during the presentation of a First Dollar plaque to Adair Reese (center) who recently opened A.R. Salon. Chamber members present include (Front row, l-r): D...
  • New salon open in Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor For the last six weeks, a new salon at 111 Lincoln Avenue in Grant has been putting beautifying touches on customers. Adair Reese opened A.R. Salon which is a “Paul Mitchell Focus Salon.” “To some, that doesn’t sound ...
  • 4-H’ers judged on sewing projects at Perkins County Fair

    Clothing Grand Champion Junior Stylist: Peyton WoodmancyAward Sponsor: Head 2 Toe Reserve Champion Junior Stylist: Danielle Burge. Award Sponsor: Grant Floral Grand Champion Senior Stylist: Rebecca Cornelius. Award Sponsor: Grant Pharmacy Reserve Champion...
  • Drivers receive prizes at demo derby

    The stands were full for Sunday afternoon’s demolition derby that kicked off the 2011 Perkins County Fair. Several participants in the derby made way for an action-packed event. James Deaver (far right) of Ride Rite Garage and Mike Lee (left) of Madrid ...
  • Dog expo held Monday at fairgrounds

    4-H dog club leader April Hood of Ogallala (left) instructs participants on proper dog care. Seth Burge (below left) was one of nine participants. All received leashes from the Perkins County Veterinary Hospital/Animal Shelter. (Photos by Ashleigh Noyes)...
  • PC students participate in 2011 ambassadors music tour of Europe

    Sixteen days in June provided the opportunity of a lifetime for 234 Nebraska Ambassadors of Music to tour seven European countries. Four Perkins County students, Debbie Dahlkoetter, Trevor Lee, Tori Osler and Stephanie Reichert, and three adults, Susan...
  • Volunteers brighten fairgrounds

    Over 30 adults and children met at the Perkins County Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 20 to brighten up the six dumpsters located on the grounds. Arts Council members, kids from the community and a 4-H club applied the paint in farm, beach, abstract and sch...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate birthdays

    Enjoying the monthly senior meal at the Legion Hall in Elsie on Tuesday, July 19 are (l-r):  Tabby Cornelius, Harvey Brott, Bill Robertson, Marian Robertson, Louie Coppersmith, Virginia Coppersmith, Kamryn, great-granddaughter of Delores Steinwart, Del...
  • Lucky Clovers meet for rocket launch and BBQ

    On July 14 the Perkins County Lucky Clovers 4-H Club met for their rocket launch and barbecue. We launched rockets, had fun and ate good food. This week we are working on our storybook walk. It is a walk where you can read a story at the same time. Pages ...