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  • A gift for mom

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager Mother’s Day is right  around the corner. It’s always nice to give Mom a card, flowers, and candy. But this year people all over the country are helping their moms save nearly $4,000 a year on the cost ...
  • Christ is Risen

    By Pastor Mary Fuller United Methodist Church, Wallace Now is the time of reflection. The Lent journey took us through Holy Week to the cross, Jesus’ crucifixion and Easter morning came with the Risen Christ Jesus. At the Maundy Thursday service ther...
  • A growing investment

    Dear Editor: While browsing through the photos on the website promoting the City of Grant, I couldn’t help noticing one common denominator—there is at least one tree in every picture. No doubt about it—well maintained, attractive trees are definitel...
  • Honoring the Cadet Nurse Corps

    Dear Editor: May 7 is National Nurse Recognition Day. The National Institute of Health is giving recognition to the Cadet Nurse Corps. It is a little known group of 124,000 WWII young women who joined the corps to help supply the Army and Navy nurse ranks...
  • Bunny talk

    Spending a little quality time with the Easter Bunny on Saturday were 11-month-old Susie Lee and big sister Ashley Becker, children of Kelly Palmer and grandchildren of Dick and Rachael Palmer all of Grant. The annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Beta Sigm...
  • Hansen replaces Burge as new administrator of SWNCBC

    The public is invited to a reception to bid farewell to Ann Burge on Friday, April 29, from 1-3 p.m. at Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation, 115 West Third Street in Grant. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Nearly nine years ago to the day, a ...
  • SWNCBC opens doors to economic opportunity

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The public is probably unaware of the many tasks and responsibilities that are undertaken by the administrator of Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation. Here is a summary of the duties performed within the corporat...
  • Chamber puts spotlight on Valley Bank

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Chamber’s monthly business spotlight for the month of April focused on Valley Bank and Trust—a downtown Grant business with five employees providing full service banking. Don Softley, president of the Grant branch, gave a...
  • Senators spend eight hours debating the road bill

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With some bills finished, some advanced, and some sitting and spinning, the 102nd Legislature continues to wind its way toward the end of the 90-day session which is scheduled for June 8. During Tuesday’s teleconference, Sena...
  • Perkins County Schools prepared for state aid cut

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor News from the Legislature mid-April at least gives the board and administration of Perkins County Schools a heads-up in planning the upcoming school year with fewer dollars to work with in terms of state aid—something everyone...
  • Changes at senior center include possible on-site meal preparation

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new project is in preliminary stages at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant. The board recently made a decision to expand the kitchen on the premises at 420 Central to cook daily meals. Come July 1, the current catering ...
  • Arbor Day Foundation names Grant Tree City USA® Community

    Grant was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation a a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Grant has earned this designation for 15 years. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation ...
  • Spring Fun Fest April 30 in Ogallala

    Plan to attend the 6th annual Spring Fun Fest this Saturday, April 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3p.m. MDT at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall located at 1100 West 3rd St. and sponsored by the Ogallala First United Methodist Church. Once again, the Waffl...
  • Motorcycle Safety Day to be held April 30 in Imperial

    Lynn Rinehard, director of the Frenchman Valley Riders Chapter W, announced that a Morotcycle Safety Day will be held in Imperial on Saturday, April 30. Topic to be covered include motorcycle history, helmet information, insurance compared on riders’ ne...
  • Free concert and art May 3 at NPCC

    The North Platte Community College music and art departments will present a free spring concert and art showing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at McDonald-Belton Theater. The art showing will feature works of NPCC students under the direction of Art Instruc...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Following the favorites

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director The NBA playoffs are going and boy are they exciting.  I can’t believe that I thought that the NBA wasn’t fun to watch.   Most of the first round games have been really close and there has been grea...
  • Plainsmen earn four firsts at Chase Co.

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Michael York led the Plainsmen in bringing home four first place pieces of hardware from the Chase County Invite in Imperial on April 19. The Perkins County High School senior took the championship slot in 110 high hurdles, 300...
  • 25 track and field medals return with Plainsmen

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The boys and girls track teams from Perkins County Schools brought home 25 medals from the Panther Invitational on April 21 in Hershey. Taking the championship individually was Ashley Kemling in the 800 meter run with a time of ...
  • Golfers place first at Perkins County Invite

    Perkins County golfers had another outstanding day on the course as they hosted their invitational on Tuesday, April 19 and took top honors among 12 teams with 354 points. Individually, eight Perkins County golfers finished in the top 20. Senior Zac White...
  • Tuesday Ladies Golf League begins May 17

    Board members of the Tuesday morning Ladies Golf League have announced the kick-off for the 2011 season.   Beginning Tuesday, May 17 at 9 a.m., all members are encouraged to be at the clubhouse for the beginning of play.   The board will serve as hostes...