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  • Upper Republican NRD receives grant to implement soil-moisture probes

    The Upper Republican Natural Resources District has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to provide cost-share on soil-moisture probes in Perkins, Chase and Dundy counties. The NRD is also contributing $100,000, br...
  • Maddux Cattle Company receives national commercial beef award

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze Technologies are constantlychanging and the beef industry is no exception. Earlier this month Maddux Cattle Company, managed by John and Jack Maddux, was presented with a Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Commercial Produce...
  • Area co-ops among nation’s top in sales and margins

    The nation’s 100 largest agriculture cooperatives reported near-record revenue of $118 billion in 2010, according to USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager. This was an increase of 4 percent over 2009 figures.  Net income for the 100 to...
  • Planning and Zoning

    Fees change for permits By Chris LoefflerZoning Administrator I can’t remember a nicer spring season. The birds are happy, the lilacs are blooming, and the farmers are buzzing like bees with their spring work. The Planning Commission has been busy, to...
  • Proposed child labor regulations withdrawn

    Under heavy pressure from farm groups, the Obama administration is dropping an effort to prevent children from doing hazardous work on farms owned by anyone other than their parents. Late in the day on April 26 the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew propos...
  • Editorial

    Vote to bring some money out west Well, we get to go to the polls Tuesday....so here is another opinion on how voters in Perkins County can do something to improve things when given the opportunity. When we get a chance to make a difference, especially w...
  • Letter to the Editor

    Please submit history for county’s book Dear Residents of Perkins County: In 1962, two books were published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Perkins County; a history book titled, “Perkins County, Jewel of the West, Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Alb...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    What is the sign for Christ? By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church I found it incredibly interesting the other day when someone explained the sign-language depiction for Christ. The signer takes one finger placing it into...
  • The season begins

      Justin Richardson plants a field belonging to Brad Foote northeast of Grant on Monday. Last week’s rain and this week’s sun provide perfect conditions for farmers eager to get their 2012 corn crop in the field. (Photo by Jan Rahn)...
  • Voter approval sought to fund Grant Suburban Fire District

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Voters in the Grant Suburban Fire District will be asked to approve a continuation of the tax levy to fund fire protection when they take to the polls during the May 15 Primary Election. According to Grant Fire Chief Don Softley...
  • Deadline reminders for May 15 Primary

    By Jan GoffManaging Editor Sample ballots for the May 15 Primary Election will appear in next week’s issue for selecting candidates on federal and state tickets, senatorial and congressional races, along with local hospital board, commissioner and schoo...
  • Wallace seniors to march Saturday

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Wallace seniors will sit together as a class one last time on Saturday before leaving the halls of high school to seek their futures. Fifteen 2012 graduates will take part in the ceremony on May 5 at 4:30 CT with family and frie...
  • Pheasant Run offers the public a place to stop for food and fun

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor New things are happening at Pheasant Run Golf Club, and the general public is invited to be a part of it. Perhaps the biggest change is the warm invitation being extended to non-golfers who can enjoy friends, food, sunse...
  • Legislative session marked by changes

    By Christine Scalora Nebraska News Service The second session of the 102nd Legislature adjourned on April 18, after passing bills that address a wide range of issues in the 60-day session.    Nine term-limited state senators bid farewell to their colle...
  • New oncologist treating patients monthly at Grant Medical Clinic

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Access to a new oncologist at Perkins County Health Services will hopefully make dealing with cancer a little less stressful for patients who can cut their travel time. Dr. Irfan Vaziri of North Platte began patient care o...
  • Our Community's History

    Omaha Chamber of Commerce visits Grant By S. Goff One Year AgoMay 5, 2011 The Eagle Scouts were approved by city council to start their new project at Fairview Cemetery. The flagpoles were set to be refurbished by brothers, Christian Miyamoto, who repai...
  • Local construction company awarded

    Ken Kohmetscher and Kathleen Dietlein of Ken’s Construction in Madrid, recently attended the MFS/York/Stormor and Brownie Systems National Sales Meeting in Grand Island. Dealers from throughout the United States and Canada attended the two-day sales eve...
  • GPRMC pediatrician bolsters access for care in the North Platte region

    Grishma Parikh, M.D., F.A.A.P., joins Great Plains Pediatricians and will begin seeing patients in May. Board certified in pediatrics, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Parikh has been the Chief Pediatric Resident at New York Meth...
  • Elsie seniors enjoy Easter celebration

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon April 17 at the Elsie Legion Hall. There were no April birthdays to celebrate but they still enjoyed an Easter egg decorated cake furnished by the Commercial State Bank and made by Karla McQueen, and a m...
  • Club gains ideas from “big city” Red Hatter

    Fourteen ladies of the Scarlet Chapeau traveled to Big Springs on April 26 to enjoy a dinner at a restaurant. Our menu was varied from taco salads to eating from the buffet. Two new members joined, so everyone took a turn making introductions. Conversati...