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  • First day of school

    August 16 was the first day for students attending Perkins County Schools. Catching the bus on the first day is Junior Bobby Kugler. (Photos by Joan Craig) Classes also began in Wallace on Monday, Aug. 16. Boarding the bus is Aidan Kennicutt, while his s...
  • Kiolbasa selected for Jackman scholarship

    Emily Kiolbasa, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to receive the Marjorie Jackman Scholarship. The scholarship, in the amount of $150, is awarded to seniors who have shown an outstanding commitment to community service. Studen...
  • Income eligibility guidelines announced for school lunch, other nutrition programs

    The Nebraska Department of Education’s Nutrition Services office has announced the income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced price meals for persons unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch, Breakfast, Speci...
  • West Nile confirmed in three Perkins County residents

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor West Nile Virus has made its way to Perkins County, with three confirmed cases as of last week.  “This is the season,” said Brad Hays, lab director at Perkins County Health Services.  Hays said one case was confirm...
  • County receives financial return

    Perkins County has received a monetary dividend of $9,413 from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage provider.  The dividend was part of a $750,000 f...
  • Area Christians help in Uganda

    Members of the New Life Fellowship Church and Evangelical Free Church of Grant who went on a second trip from July 26 to Aug. 4 are Dennis Watkins, Ron Regier, Troy Kemling, Jeff Michael, James Harms, Vince Carrig and Brett Bullock. Jeff Michael had gone...
  • New backup generator put in place at hospital

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor No matter what may befall us weatherwise or otherwise, rest assured there will not be a blackout at the hospital. That’s a comforting thought for patients who might be in surgery and/or on life support, and for staff o...
  • Free workshop in Imperial targets issues for small businesses

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A free workshop for business owners will provide education on financial and legal concerns that are common in small businesses. Several topics will be covered in this evening workshop sponsored by Southwest Nebraska Commun...
  • Wind farm being proposed on property in Keith County

    Perkins County Planning and Zoning Commission is looking at wind generation regulations in Perkins County.    By Mary Pierce The Keith County News On Aug. 16, with a steady southerly breeze blowing and the view of Ogallala in the distance, Tim Gei...
  • Local farmer involved in signing of Nebraska’s trade agreement with Taiwan

    Gov. Dave Heineman and Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach recently announced an agreement has been reached with Taiwanese representatives for an estimated $436 to $516 million in future sales of Nebraska crops to the country.  A Nebraska trade d...
  • Producers warned of grasshopper risk to wheat

    Even with early spring rains reducing some grasshopper numbers this summer, late season grasshopper activity has been high in many parts of Nebraska, especially the Panhandle, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologist says. With wheat harvest finis...
  • Fall sign-up period initiates crop insurance changes

    Farmers who insure yield or revenue for fall-planted crops will be among the first to deal with changes that will affect all policies for crops produced in 2011. The deadline for securing coverage of fall crops–primarily winter wheat–is on Thursday...
  • Friends of NRA to host banquet

    Platte Valley Friends of NRA will be holding their third annual banquet and auction Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Brule Activity Center, 715 Oak Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. MDT. There will be a cash bar available and a prime rib dinner beginning at 7 p....
  • First annual triathlon held at city park

    The first annual “Beat the Heat” triathlon was held at the Grant City Park on Saturday, Aug. 14 with seven teams in attendance. Organizers Emily Carlson and Elisa Carlson reported a successful event with even the weather cooperating with cool and o...
  • Local graduates attend county and state conventions

     Amara Meyer, 2010 Perkins County High School graduate, was the keynote speaker at the Perkins County Republican Convention.  While there she was elected to attend the Nebraska Republican Convention as a delegate in Fremont. Accompanied by her frie...
  • Lyon family to host UFU International student

    Jon and Cassie Lyon of Grant are welcoming a new “daughter” for the 2010 academic year.  Sibylle Skuba, a Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) exchange student from Germany will attend Perkins County Schools in Grant. Eager to join her host family ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Who doesn’t love it?

    A long while back you may recall a recipe that I put in the paper called Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes. This recipe was by the request of an old colleague and friend. And no Dave, by that statement I am not implying that you are old. Ooops! As this parti...
  • What's Up...Planets put on summer show

    I had originally had thoughts of returning to the area between the spout of the “teapot” of Sagittarius and the “stinger” of Scorpius to look at some of the star clusters in the area. But, alas, an almost-full Moon is in that location now and w...
  • Deaver Garden, something to marvel at

      By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern   Four years ago the lot on 7th and Sherman used to have an old abandoned trailer until Dave and Kathy Deaver got their hands on it. “I was looking for an empty lot to do my hobby,” Dave said. It was jus...
  • Hemophilia Walk to be held Aug. 28

    Over 300 Nebraskans are affected by bleeding and clotting disorders. Although improvements in care and advancements in therapies are allowing people with hemophilia and other serious bleeding and clotting disorders to live better, fuller lives, there is ...