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  • Pulpit Reflections

    Understanding what Christmas means By Pastor Chris CostriniVenango Community Church As surprising as it seems, Christmas is upon us once again. Surely by now we’ve seen the signs: Christmas products displayed in the stores, lights and wreaths around t...
  • Foundation administrator praised

    Dear Editor: The Perkins County Health Services Foundation has been in existence for over 23 years with the sole purpose of advancing health care opportunities in Perkins County. Almost since its inception, the foundation has been under the administratio...
  • What Europe and America have in common

    Dear Editor: Europe and the USA have many things in common, one of which noted currently is the massive debt crisis both are experiencing because of politicians who fail to learn from history. George Santayana noted that those who fail to learn from the m...
  • It’s all so magical

    Too awestruck to explain his list, two-year-old Preston McCormick takes it all in during his visit to see Santa during last Thursday night’s Chamber Christmas open house event in downtown Grant. The youngster is the grandson of Rebecca and Fritz McCor...
  • Join the Thanksgiving feast on Thursday

    Everyone is invited to the 27th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday at the American Legion Hall at 3rd and Washington in Grant. The noon meal promises those attending a time of good fellowship and abundant food. Volunteers always assist organ...
  • Make Christmas special for a child through the Angel Tree project

    Donate money to the project through any pastor in the county. Anyone can suggest a child for the Angel Tree project. Deadline is Dec. 12. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The residents of Perkins County can help make Christmas a memorable one for little childr...
  • Chamber spotlight on Adams Bank and Trust

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Chamber’s spotlight is on Adams Bank and Trust, November’s business of the month. During the regular business meeting last Thursday, employee Mindy Dickinson presented fellow Chamber members with background history on the b...
  • Needy families stare at bare shelving in county’s food pantry

    Every community in Perkins County can help feed families in their area. Remember to give locally to those in need this holiday season. By Jan RahnManaging Editor As the season of charitable giving approaches, this is a reminder that there is no greater n...
  • Special session costly but effective

    By Renee Pflughaupt Nebraska News Service State lawmakers witnessed a complete about-face this week. Speaker Mike Flood of Norfolk announced on Monday, Nov. 14, that TransCanada agreed to reroute the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. “This is a good day fo...
  • Nebraska Community Foundation announces $3 million milestone

    More than 300 volunteer community leaders and guests heard the good news as they gathered in Norfolk Thursday evening, Nov. 10, for the Nebraska Community Foundation’s annual banquet and exposition. The foundation has raised just over $3 million in resp...
  • Chamber Greenbacks giveaway is underway—here are the rules

    • Registration for the drawings begins the evening of the Chamber Open House on Thursday Nov. 17. • Shoppers must make a purchase to receive an entry ticket. • Shoppers must be 18 years old to register and there will be allowed only one winner per f...
  • Our Community’s History

    The high cost of lacking water By M. Lee One Year AgoNovember 18, 2010 Remembering and honoring those who provided the nation’s freedoms. The morning of Veterans Day began with a snow/rain mix, that hampered the start of activities scheduled in Perkin...
  • First responders honored at “Beefin’ Up Our Heroes” banquet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Area first responders were honored at a “Beefin’ Up Our Heroes” appreciation dinner last Tuesday night at the Grant Family Restaurant. This was the 11th such event organized by Cal Siegfried, vice president of marketing...
  • Monthly luncheon held in Elsie

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Nov. 15 at the Elsie Legion Hall. Celebrating a November birthday was Harvey Brott. A delicious meatloaf was served by Little Country Kitchen  along with baked potatoes,peas and salad.   Those in atte...
  • Wallace School hosts Veterans Day program

    The Wallace School had the biggest turnout of veterans at their Veterans Day Program. They had 15 veterans attend the program. In honor of those deployed there were five empty chairs (Daniel Swanson, Mike West, Ben Vapenik, Scott Gardner and Ray Bringwat...
  • Bonds of friendship span 40 years for Venango/Missouri hunters

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor This time of the year marks sports seasons, Thanksgiving, and changes in the weather as the year winds down and holidays approach. For the Watkins family of Venango, the chill in the air means reconnecting with old and dear fr...
  • Buckle up for holidays says NSP

    Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will join their law enforcement counterparts from across the nation in a Thanksgiving holiday campaign designed to save lives by enforcing seat belt usage. Monday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 27, troopers and comm...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Back by popular demand By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist There are some things you try and just know they will become a favorite in your recipe collection—this was the case with the “Best Ever Queso Dip” I shared over the summer. Last week duri...
  • Shaun’s Thoughts

    It’s Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease Month By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Please join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this November during National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month in raising awarene...
  • Hints for Health

    Holiday healthy eating By Shana KrausRegistered Dietitian, LMNT The holiday season is quickly  approaching and staying true to healthy eating is sometimes easier said than done. With extra temptations and numerous holiday parties even the most diligen...