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  • Hints for Health...GERD is common affliction

    By Dr.Kristie Kohl Perkins County Health Services November is GERD awareness month. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is very common, with 10-20 percent of the United States population suffering from GERD. GERD can lead to complications such as a ...
  • What's Up...The stars of fall–take a look

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   I am discovering more and more about myself as I age, apparently not so gracefully. Not only can I not read, but I can’t type and quite possibly I am dyslexic. What I am referring to is the note in last week...
  • IRS begins notifying tax return preparers on PTIN renewals

    The Internal Revenue Services has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN) if they are still paid preparers. Use of the PTIN will be required on all federal ...
  • IRS begins notifying tax return preparers on PTIN renewals

    The Internal Revenue Services has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN) if they are still paid preparers. Use of the PTIN will be required on all federal ...
  • Canine CPR and First Aid class scheduled in North Platte

    PAWS-itive Partners Humane Society and ˜R™ Dogs Agility Center in North Platte are sponsoring a class in dog cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid Saturday, Nov. 6, at the agility center at 1320 E. Eighth Street in North Platte. There will be t...
  • Honor radiology techs—

    Refreshments will be served Nov. 7-13 during National Radiology Technologists Week.    National Radiology Technologists Week is Nov. 7-13. To recognize them, radiology technicians at Perkins County Health Services are asking the public to donate item...
  • Help kids with stress

    Children may not always know the best way to deal with that stress but parents can help. Parents can examine their own stress levels to find out if their own actions are causing stress for their child. Children depend on their parents for emotional secu...
  • Fall is a great time to mulch

    Tree owners often feel compelled to spray, prune or apply something to their trees and landscape plants on a regular basis. But, unless there is a specific reason to spray, prune or apply things to landscape trees, the best thing to “do” to keep trees...
  • Veterans Day program scheduled for Nov. 11

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The 54th annual observance of Veterans Day is set for Thursday Nov. 11, hosted by American Legion Post No. 271 of Madrid. The morning begins at 10 a.m. with a parade of veterans down Central Avenue followed by the Perkins C...
  • Plans underway for annual community Thanksgiving feast

    Volunteers needed for success of 26th annual community meal scheduled to be at the American Legion Hall in Grant.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It’s time to talk turkey. The 26th annual community Thanksgiving feast will be held Thursday, Nov. 25,...
  • Chamber’s Christmas open house is Nov. 18

    Come to “Christmas in Grant—Tied Up With Bows” to enjoy an evening of bargain shopping, food, fun and giveaways. Free turkey drawing • children’s story time • photos with Santa • skating    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It’s time to s...
  • Museum closer to restoration—come visit during Chamber Christmas open house

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With some fresh paint and fix up, the Perkins County Historical Society has the museum at the corner of 6th and Central looking pretty spiffy. Compared to what it looked like a year ago, the historic structure with wra...
  • Chamber presents First Dollar

      During the regular monthly meeting Oct. 21, the Perkins County Chamber presented a First Dollar plaque to Linda Heitman (center) for her Heirloom Hand Quilting Service. Chamber members joining in the ceremony are (Front row, l-r): Denny Hansen, Cind...
  • Concert and soup supper set for this Sunday

    The public is invited to a concert featuring North Platte quartet, “Four in a Chord” on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Grant, followed by a soup supper. “Four in a Chord” is a group of four men who love to sing and praise the...
  • 4-H celebrates members’ achievements

    Perkins County 4-H’ers and their families celebrated their achievements for the past 4-H year Monday, Oct. 26 with a potluck meal and awards ceremony. Grand and Reserve Champion awards from the county fair were presented. Special inaugural state fair ...
  • Former Elsie resident inducted into hall of fame

    Phelps County Sheriff Thomas Nutt was inducted into the Nebraska Law Enforcement Hall of Fame for outstanding achievements and years of dedicated service as a law enforcement officer in Nebraska. He was nominated by Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz of Saunders ...
  • Halloween at the Hospital

    If I said Halloween was fun for everyone....   I’d be lion   Activities throughout the weekend included a trick-or-treat stop for some of the youngsters who attend Hugs-N-Teddy Bears Daycare at Perkins County Health Services. Enjoying (o...
  • Hoffert is new commissioner in District 2

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor In a 259 to 168 vote, Perkins County unofficially elected Dave Hoffert to serve as the next District 2 Commissioner. There are 736 registered voters in District 2. Hoffert defeated incumbent Leon Pankonin to take a seat on t...
  • Three elected to school board

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Voters elected three new members among six top candidates to fill seats on the Board of Education for Perkins County Schools. With unofficial votes divided six ways, the top three selected were Ryan Hendricks with 599 votes,...
  • Voters pick Christensen over Baker

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County voters chose Senator Mark Christensen, incumbent senator in the 44th Legislative District, over his opponent, former senator Tom Baker. Christensen received 754 unofficial votes, while Baker received 308. Chri...