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  • Eagle Scout project in place

    Evan Barkley completed a project at Sunset Haven in Grant to fulfill requirements of Eagle Scout. Working with Adams Lumber Co. and the Grant Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Barkley planned and constructed a 21 x 25 vinyl fence set in cement to ...
  • Wallace community members serve as grand marshals

    Rose Cecava (left) and Ruby Kraft, residents of the Wallace community, were honored to serve as grand marshals of the Wallace Fall Festival parade Saturday, Sept. 18. (Courtesy photo)  ...
  • Red Cross blood drive held

    The Elsie/Madrid Blood Drive that was held Sept. 24, fell just shy of its goal according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The donors were treated to a meal served by the Altar Society.  The following gallon donations were recognized ...
  • Local farmers share some wheat at Nebraska State Fair

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Local wheat farmers had a very enjoyable time during the Nebraska State Fair doing what they love doing best—talking about their crop. As members of the Nebraska Wheat Growers and Nebraska Wheat Board, Grant, Elsie...
  • Early voting for November General Election is underway

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Early voting began Sept. 27 for this year’s election, and there are several other dates to mark on the calendar over the next six weeks as the November General Election approaches. Perkins County Clerk Rita Long has anno...
  • City adopts new budget

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Slightly down from last year, the Grant City Council has approved a 2010-11 budget that still incorporates enough funds for new taxi lanes at the airport. At their budget hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 14, council members gave ...
  • Sheriff’s office announces staff changes

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office will have a new chief deputy serving the communities of the county effective Oct. 1.  According to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman, this change is coming about by the resi...
  • Last great hurrah of honor flights

    Dear Editor: Bill Williams and wife plus many volunteers and sponsors for these seven flights completed the most memorable treat to veterans and their wives, can’t imagine the number of phone calls, reams of letter writing and personal contracts—jus...
  • Another Perspective...Get-away gives women a boost

    By Lori Pankonin Co-publisher More than once, I’ve taken  interest in messages stressing that women need other women. Male companions and children step in to play important key roles but it’s never a favor to shut out women connections. This co...
  • A commanding win over Sutherland

      By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Sophomore Plainsmen running back Alex Johnston slashed and dashed for one 39-yard touchdown run and two others as 3-0 Perkins County passed 0-3 Sutherland like a ship in the night with a 34-6 win Friday night ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Try it a different way

    When I was living in Lincoln with my good friend, Lana, I was introduced to tomato soup. Don’t ask me why it took me until I was 19 years old to eat the stuff, but it did. And after that first taste, I nearly gagged. Now after adding a few more years...
  • FSA Scoop...County qualifies for soybean assistance

    The 2009 Crop Assistance Program will only apply in counties that received a secretarial designation as primary disaster counties for high moisture or precipitation conditions.  Perkins County qualifies for assistance for soybeans.   Due to losses su...
  • PC High School senior volunteering at NRCS office

      Darren Wilson, a Perkins County High School senior,  is a new volunteer at the Grant Field Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Wilson is at the NRCS office for one-and-a-half hours each day during the work-study time set aside by...
  • 4-Hers earn ribbons at state fair

    Perkins County 4-Hers entering projects in the state fair in Grand Island were rewarded for their efforts with several awards. Results are: Jordyn Bartels, Clothing Levell II dress or nightshirt/lounge wear, purple. Mitchell Cornelius, Market Beef, c...
  • Annual Nebraska Society for Range Management meeting to be held at Halsey in October

    Early registration deadline is Sept. 30   “Integrated Resource Management: Using All The Tools in Your Toolbox” is the theme for the 2010 Nebraska Section Society for Range Management annual meeting that is scheduled to begin on Oct. 13.  The m...
  • September is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

    The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Soybean Board were joined by Governor Dave Heineman at Husker Harvest Days on Sept. 15 where Gov. Heineman signed a declaration proclaiming September as Renewable Fuels Awareness Month in Nebraska. Renewable fuels a...
  • 2010 fall seed guide available

    The 2010 Fall Seed Guide from University of Nebraska Extension is now available. The Guide is available in two-form, on the web and as a printed publication.  Two test sites of interest to SW4 wheat producers are the Enders and McCook locations. The E...
  • Students learn life skills through FCCLA

      Their blazing red jackets are not hard to notice, and neither is their message. The Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were at Mid-Plains Community College on Tuesday to spend an entire day with about 275 Lincoln County high schoo...
  • Aviation art contest encourages youth entries

    Since 1986, the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics has participated in the sponsorship of an annual Aviation Art Contest for the benefit of youth.   The program goal is to motivate and encourage young people to become more familiar with and participat...
  • Walk to school day is Oct. 6

    Nebraska youth encouraged to walk, bike to school Oct. 6.   Join children and adults throughout the world October 6 in celebration of International Walk to School Day.  On that day, parents, educators, and community leaders are encouraged to organ...