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  • 125th memorabilia on sale this week

    In preparation of Perkins County’s 125th anniversary in 2012, several commemorative items are being sold to raise proceeds to fund the upcoming celebration. During this week’s Chamber Christmas open house event to kick off the holiday season, the an...
  • Scarlet Chapeau has day out

    Ten ladies from the Perkins County Scarlet Chapeau ate a wonderful luncheon in downtown Grant on Nov. 8.   After lunch there were two tables set for the ladies to play Bunco. First prize was won by Dolores Sexson; second prize was won by Rosalie Curtis ...
  • November birthdays celebrated

    November birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 4. Honored on their special day were (Front row, l-r): Kevin Tickle, Bob Brodbeck. Back row: Jim Salsman, Ivan Palu and Ellen Gillett. (Photo by Shari Friedel)...
  • Willie Mizner memorial goes to GVFD

    A memorial in the name of Willie Mizner was presented to the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance at the Nov. 7 regular meeting by the Willie Mizner family. This memorial will be used to purchase necessary equipment for the Grant Fire Depart...
  • Perkins County FCCLA members attend conference

    District 11 FCCLA Leadership conference was held at Mid Plains Community College in McCook on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Twenty-seven members from Perkins County High FCCLA attended this conference with their advisor Mrs. Cathy Ochsner. Tanya Metcalf presided...
  • PCHS mock trial season ends with split decision

    Perkins County High School’s mock trial season came to an end last Tuesday when the Black team lost a very close split decision to Dundy County #1.     The Red team had lost the week before, ending their season. The Black team finished with three win...
  • PCS activity schedule

    November 17 - 25Thursday, Nov. 17*NMEA All-state music at Lincoln*UNL math day4 p.m. Middle school wrestling @ OgallalaFriday, Nov.18*NMEA  All-State Music at LincolnSunday, Nov. 207 p.m. One-act public performance at high schoolMonday, Nov. 2112 p.m....
  • ‘Being an American’ essay contest deadline approaches

    Students can win up to $1,000 in national essay competition focused on the Constitution. The deadline for high-school students and their teachers to submit essays for the Bill of Rights Institute’s national Being an American Essay Contest is fast appro...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Giving thanks for goodness

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist For the past few years, apple dumplings have made an appearance on our Thanksgiving dinner table and have been nothing but a hit! This year, I want to try something a little different. Since I am hosting Thanksgiving a...
  • Cogitation...Making memories with a chunk of chuck

    By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Working in the activity department of Golden Ours just got into my blood even though it was a far cry from my original dream of teaching English and physical education/coach. It gave me opportunities galore, however, to use...
  • What's Up...Be quick to view Mercury

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Quick!!! If you haven’t ever seen the planet Mercury, now is your time to get outside for a quick look. Quick that is if you go out any evening between now and Saturday. Mercury is the innermost planet and can only...
  • Foster care adoption: facts and figures

    Every year, more than 107,000 children in foster care are available for adoption. Many spend more than five years waiting for permanent, loving homes. Between 2000 and 2010, more than 35,000 children were joined together with their forever families as par...
  • Blood drive is next week at Wallace

    Wallace Student Council and National Honor Society will be hosting their annual blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.    A goal for the units of blood to be collected is set for each blood drive—the goal for this drive is 47 units o...
  • Nebraska Rural Health Association, partners to celebrate National Rural Health Day

    The Nebraska Rural Health Association (NeRHA) will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating the first-ever National Rural Health Day on Thursday (today), Nov. 17. G...
  • Be aware of dangers that accompany the change of seasons

    With fall upon the Great Plains, now is the time to focus attention to winter weather and the dangers it can pose to life and property. Each year, dozens of Americans die due to exposure to the cold. Account for vehicle accidents and fatalities, fires du...
  • Debunking the myths: the facts about foster care adoption

    MYTH: There are not enough loving families available who want to adopt children from foster care. FACT: A national survey commissioned by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and conducted by Harris Interactive in 2007 reveals that 48 million Americans...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Happy Valley is not happy

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director Last week this column had comments on how tough coaching can be. I referred to the Husker volleyball program that was going through some distractions because of the coach’s daughter having some problems d...
  • Hunters reminded to use check stations

    Rifle hunters and archers harvesting deer during the November firearm season are reminded that they must deliver their deer to a manual check station, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The firearm season is Nov. 12-20. The season for Ea...
  • Follow these steps to tree stand safety

    Tree stands are a basic tool of many deer hunters, but they can be dangerous if not used properly, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Nebraska Hunter Education Coordinator Mike Streeter says most tree stand accidents are caused by carele...
  • Nation’s economy supported by fisheries program of U.S. Fish and Wildlife

    Fisheries’ recreation and conservation activities are huge economic drivers for nation. The fisheries program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in association with state agencies and other conservation organizations, contributes $3.6 billion to th...