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  • Guess what’s next

      Tulips are in bloom, dandelions are poking their heads out and the sweet smell of flowering crab trees along downtown are indications that spring is here to stay, even though the temperatures this week aren’t speaking as loud and clear. Followin...
  • Assistant takes helm as Lady Plainsmen basketball coach

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Girls basketball at Perkins County Schools will undergo a major change when the 2012-13 season gets underway this fall. Taking over the coaching reins for the Lady Plainsmen will be Deanne Bishop, who has served as the a...
  • “Connect Perkins County” kicks off with after-hours gathering

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Business owners and entrepreneurs gathered last week for an event to promote growth in Perkins County. A newly formed organization called “Connect Perkins County” will support business growth through mentoring, commu...
  • Voters reminded of deadlines for primary

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the May Primary Election just under six weeks away, it’s time to think about the voting schedule. Early voting for the election starts April 9.    Secretary of State John Gale outlined deadlines regarding voter registra...
  • Dry conditions prompt many red flag warnings

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s dry—very, dry—and there have been some intense grassland fires in the area already that could have led to much more destruction had it not been for volunteer fire departments from several towns joining efforts to cont...
  • State senators pass budget, proposed constitutional amendment

    By Christine Scalora Nebraska News Service This week, state senators filibustered a bill relating to voting and sent the governor the budget. Here are some of the highlights of the lawmakers’ actions: Budget: The legislature sent the budget to the gove...
  • Fate of funding to the water reserve cash fund in the air

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, April 3 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With the governor approving budget bills sent to his desk on Monday, other bills remaining on the floor over spend the budget by about $7 million.  That means Se...
  • Easter services announced

    Grant Zion Lutheran Church April 5, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday worship service, with Holy Communion April 6, 7 p.m. - Good Friday worship service April 8, 7 a.m. - Easter Sunday Sunrise service with breakfast served following.Grant Evangelical Free Church...
  • Four sentenced in District Court

    Four defendants were sentenced in District Court during March. • Joshua D. Waterman, 21, was sentenced in District Court in Perkins County by Judge Richard A. Birch on March 23 to three to six years in the state penitentiary on a Class III Felony. The ...
  • Public information on cross connection and backflow prevention released by city

    Nebraska’s Safe Drinking Water Act requires water systems to implement an ongoing cross connection control program. An important part of this program is public education. It is believed that a well-informed public will be more aware of the possibility ...
  • Come celebrate National Library Week April 8-14

    For more information, visit the Hastings Memorial Library at 505 Central Ave, call 308-352-4894 or see the library’s Web site at www.grantnebraska.com/library.shtml].  Also visit them on Facebook by searching for Hastings Memorial Library. Whether a j...
  • Westview entertained by Peter Rabbit preschoolers

      Westview Retirement Community was delighted to have the Peter Rabbit Pre-School from Grainton visit on Tuesday, March 27.  The students sang songs under the direction of Evelyn McGregor.  The students then visited with the residents and each child...
  • State treasurer’s office releases list of unclaimed property

    The list below appeared in the Omaha World Herald as those in Perkins County with unclaimed property. The list was released by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s office. Unclaimed property comes in many sizes and shapes. It could be an uncashed paycheck, an...
  • Nebraskans take voice on health to nation’s capital

      NAHCHA joined other members of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice on March 23-28 for the annual March on Washington and Law Symposium Conference and Exposition. Representatives from Nebraska converged on Capitol Hill and executed t...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Easter calls for a special treat By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist This year  I will once again be hosting Easter at the Noyes house. With the menu all planned, and several people on the invite list, I feel confident that it will go off without a hitc...
  • What’s Up?

    Celestial events on tap for April By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer   All the celestial excitement is about over for a while. What with all the planetary and lunar conjunctions it has been quite busy. There are a few scattered celestial events lef...
  • Have a green Easter celebration this year

    Easter calls to mind colored eggs and baskets full of candy and toys. Many of the things used for Easter celebrations are not necessarily eco-friendly. But there are ways to embrace greener options to ensure Easter is a happy time for celebrants and the e...
  • Artbeat

    Well-traveled artist showing at Meadowlark Gallery in April   By the Perkins County Area Arts Council   Perkins County Area Arts Council welcomes Kate Jensen-Witt, whose paintings will be shown during the month of April at Meadowlark Gallery in down...
  • Governor kicks-off Donate Life Month

    Gov. Dave Heineman recently launched Nebraska’s observance of April as Donate Life Month. Donate Life Month is part of a national observance to increase awareness for lifesaving organ, eye and tissue donations. “Donate Life Month brings attention to t...
  • NET Television’s “Home School Nebraska” examines reading, rights and religion

    For 6,800 Nebraska students, the school day doesn’t start with the traditional bell. They are part of a small percentage of the state’s children who are home-schooled, a practice that is becoming more common each year. “Home School Nebraska” puts...