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  • Mock trial season begins for Perkins County students

    Most courthouses across the state were closed on Monday, Oct. 11, for the observance of Columbus Day. But the Dundy County Courthouse opened  its doors to six area teams which competed in the opening round of the 2010 Nebraska Mock Trial season. This ...
  • ACT student poster contest winners to receive scholarships

    ACT kicked off its annual high school student poster design contest on Oct. 18.  The goal of the contest is to encourage others to plan and prepare for college. Winners will be selected based on creativity, visual appeal and overall impact. Particip...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...A little backwards

    It seems that in the early months of the year, we are all trying new diets and rushing around in a valiant attempt to lose those extra pounds put on over the winter.  Although we all long for summer to arrive for the beautiful weather and days at the be...
  • What's Up...Hunter’s moon is on the rise

    The bright planet Jupiter has firmly taken control of the evening sky rising just before sunset in the southeast and, at least this evening, leading the Moon across the sky. In the days following, the Moon will pull further east of Jupiter rising later...
  • Drug, alcohol education class planned in Imperial

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You alcohol and drug education class. Two sessions will be held on Monday, Nov. 29, and Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 5:30-9 p.m. Participants are required to att...
  • Hints for Health...30-second test can determine risk for osteoporosis

    By Adrienne Turner, RT, (R) Radiology Director Osteoporosis is a major  public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans. For World Bone & Joint Week, Oct. 12–20, we’d like to focus on osteoporosis.   This disorder affects near...
  • Studies show tests reduce breast cancer death

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   How many women get breast cancer? The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2010: • About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer in wom...
  • Village Inn serves up pink pie to fight breast cancer

    During October, Village Inn commits $1 donation from the sale of each Pink Ribbon French Silk™ Pie Joining the fight against breast cancer just got as easy as pink pie.  From Oct. 1- 31, Village Inn Restaurants is supporting the nationwide effort ...
  • Home health gives elders confidence to live independently in their own homes

    Hi Line Home Health provides Lifeline personal response services 24-hours a day, 365-days-a-year to seniors in the surrounding communities.  The service provides quick assistance whenever personal support is needed especially in a medical emergency. ...
  • Parenting class offered

    Parenting is full of surprises–some pleasant, some frustrating and some painful.  “Common Sense Parenting” will be offered on Mondays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at Heartland Counseling in Ogallala, 401 West 1st Street.  The program will help paren...
  • Lawn winterizing tips offered

    By David Lott UNL Extension Horticulturist As I mowed my yard this  weekend, I couldn’t help but think about the jobs I needed to take care of in my lawn. There are several items that need to be taken care of now if they haven’t been already.  ...
  • The new order for CPR, is C-A-B

      The American Heart Association is re-arranging the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, published in Circulation: Journal of t...
  • Oct. 30 Pet Halloween Costume Contest to benefit animal shelter

    Come support the animal shelter at this fun fundraiser—food, prizes.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Dress up your pet and join in the fun when the Perkins County Animal Shelter hosts a Halloween benefit. What a great concept for Halloween—showca...
  • Imperial cafe to host folk singer

    Boise indie Americana/folkstress Sarah Sample is on tour supporting her new release “Someday, Someday” with a performance at Smokin Leroys on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Imperial, east of the grocery on 12th Street.  Produced by Scott Wiley (Elliot Smit...
  • Roller rink holds contest

      Six Aces Roller Rink held their annual costume party on Saturday, Oct. 15. Skaters of all ages wore costumes while skating for an evening of fun and games. Prizes were awarded for best costumes in different age groups and overall best costume. Winne...
  • Shaun Meyer appointed to CIMRO board

    CIMRO of Nebraska, the Nebraska Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), recently announced the appointment of Shaun Meyer to its board of directors. Meyer’s three-year term began in May 2010 and will continue through May 2013. CIMRO of Nebra...
  • Six candidates contend for three school board seats

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Three open seats on the Board of Education of Perkins County School will be filled on Nov. 2 when six candidates vie for one of the positions. They include Ryan Hendricks, Amy Kroeker, Scott Osler, Jill Pelster, Michaela P...
  • Discussion continues on increasing water rates to support future projects

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Further discussion was held on a possible water rate increase by Grant City Council members during their regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12. The purpose of an increase would be to have funds on hand for major projects down t...
  • Art gallery open house to feature local publisher and Perkins County authors

      On Sunday, Oct. 24, enjoy refreshments while visiting with Linda Young of MaxQ Enterprises LLC publishing company of Grant, purchase limited editions, and learn how to get a book published.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Introduction of a lo...
  • Election fast approaching

    • Early voting is underway at the clerk’s office. An application requesting a ballot appeared in last week’s issue. • Oct. 22 - Last day for in-person voter registration.        Clerk’s office open until 6 p.m. • Oct. 27 -Last day t...