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  • Spousal benefits offer more retirement options

    By Michael Sylvan Social Security District Manager You may have more options than you know when it comes to Social Security benefits. Like many, you probably have given some thought to your own retirement plans.  You know you can retire as early as...
  • Some perennials offer maximum bloom

    Summer is over and it’s time to think about next year while the season is still fresh in your mind. What plants fared the best, which ones did you enjoy the most? And, if you’re thinking that far ahead, what plants are on your “must-have” list fo...
  • In & Out sells winning ticket

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A 2by2 Nebraska Lottery ticket purchased at In & Out in Grant yielded $22,000 in winnings for Chris Wendell of Grant.  She joins more than 1,600 winners in the Sunday, Sept. 26 drawings.  According to the Nebraska ...
  • Legislative candidate forum set for Oct. 20 in Grant

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Legislative candidates for  the 44th District seat, incumbent Mark Christensen and challenger and former senator Tom Baker,  will participate in a candidate forum next Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Grant. The event ...
  • EMTs and law enforcement end quiet Sunday with evening calls

    Motorists traveling along Highway 61 south of the Imperial junction Monday morning observed a vehicle that had rolled with police tape still around it. According to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman, the wreck had occurred the previous night, Sunda...
  • Stone marks baby’s resting place 109 years later

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor An act of kindness gives identity and meaning to a small gravesite at the Fairview Cemetery west of Grant. After 109 years, a baby’s grave in the Softley family plot has a permanent marker thanks to the generosity of the...
  • Sweet Adelines to present annual show

    The Nebraska Pride Sweet Adelines are presenting their seventh annual show, “Be Our Guest” at the North Platte High School auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. MCT. Guests include a wicked witch, Kermit the Frog, Elvis and Santa Claus. Special g...
  • EMS workshop to be offered in North Platte

      The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will offer a workshop on “EMS Run Review” for emergency medical technicians and first responders.  The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Expre...
  • Interim study to be held in McCook

    The public is  invited to join Senator Mark Christensen and the Judiciary Committee in conducting an interim study examining Nebraska’s laws regarding a person’s right to self-defense by the use of force with the “Castle Doctrine” LR 430. It w...
  • Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program to celebrate 25 years

    Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) invites the public to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Platte River Inn Convention Center in Ogallala. The event promises an evening of festivities, food and fun in honor ...
  • Wallace graduate hired by Ogallala law firm

    Joshua Wendell, a Wallace High School graduate, has recently joined the Ogallala law firm of McQuillan & McQuillan PC. Wendell received his bachelor’s degree in agroecology from the University of Wyoming in 2000 and a law degree from the Universi...
  • Gale urges public to report election fraud

    Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says the public should report complaints of suspected illegal election activity to his office in connection with the Nov. 2 general election. Gale’s office has an election fraud unit that is responsible for inves...
  • Fire safety is super fun

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Children in Perkins County joined their counterparts nationally in recognition of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3-9. The week’s theme was “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with,” promoted with movies, fire truck demo...
  • Hospital’s new $16.6 million budget focuses on updates

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Building maintenance is the main focus of the new fiscal year budget for Perkins County Health Services.  Updating a facility that is over 40 years old is a constant challenge in budget preparation.  The Board of Direc...
  • ‘Boost Your Business’ sessions in Imperial during October

    Two of McCook Community College’s newest training sessions are being offered at the extended campus in Imperial later this month. “Boost Your Business” sessions on customer service and time-management are set for Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Imperial...
  • Letter to the Editor...Attn: Non-profits–file by Oct. 15

    Dear Editor:  We at the Internal Revenue Service are concerned because more than 2,200 small community-based nonprofits in Nebraska are in jeopardy of losing their tax-exempt status. The loss of this status could greatly impact the organizations’ cha...
  • Editorial...Who decides what’s important?

      It’s amazing how many entities put themselves out there for recognition—and October is jam packed with them.  It’s National Newspaper Week this week—find the staff’s advertisement in this week’s issue! It’s also Fire Prevention Week....
  • FSA Scoop...Entering the electronic world

    Over the next year, FSA/CCC is moving toward an electronic method for processing producers’ checks. When producers present checks, either by mail or in person, the checks will be converted into an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).  The funds will be ...
  • September FFA news released

    The Perkins County FFA Chapter has started off the school year with 22 new members. On Sept. 22, 52 of the 60 chapter’s members went to Haigler, for range judging.  Brady Mailand finished in the top 25 percent of the junior division, and Riley Kosmi...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen to discuss proposed GIPSA rule

    Nebraska Cattlemen is hosting an informational meeting addressing the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) competition rule on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Ole’s Restaurant in Paxton from 7-9 p.m.  This meeting is one in...