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  • UNL Extension tractor/farm safety courses offered across Nebraska

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Tractor/Farm Safety Courses will be offered at seven locations across the state in May and June. Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm other than their parents’.  Course c...
  • Farm/ranch clinic offered

    Free one-on-one confidential consultations for farmer and ranchers are now available. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. These professionals specialize in legal and financial issues includi...
  • Conservation program sign-up now underway

    Nebraska landowners and operators still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office.  CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry prod...
  • NWGA member drive underway

    In a letter to Nebraska’s wheat producers, Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) President Shawn Sullivan is encouraging membership in the organization in order to have their voices heard on state and national issues of importance to Nebraska’s w...
  • Western Nebraska rangeland at high risk for grasshopper damage

    Large areas of rangeland in the western half of Nebraska are at high risk for serious grasshopper infestations this year, according to 2009 surveys conducted by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Numbers of adult grasshoppers ...
  • Eight candidates—two seats— for county commissioner

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The commissioner race in  Perkins County seems to be evoking the most attention in this year’s primary election. On May 11, voters will elect a commissioner in both District 2 and District 3. Each commissioner distric...
  • Grant native in top one percent in Boston Marathon division

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With her family amongst a throng of supporters, Lauren Klima crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon a couple minutes faster than the qualifying time it took to get there. She ran fast enough to put her in the top...
  • Local couple wins $200,000 in Nebraska Lottery

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With checks already made out because, “God granted us this and we figure we’ll give some back,” Lisa Skeels said she and husband Mike are still in shock after winning $200,000 in the Nebraska Lottery. Mike bought t...
  • Open house set at new photography studio

     Andi Lee will host an open house at her new studio on Monday, May 3, from 3-7 p.m. at 76165 Road 330. Go two miles east from Country Gardens on the north edge of Grant, then go north one mile on Road 330.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Miraculou...
  • Beware of rabid skunks

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Two skunks were confirmed with rabies in Lincoln and Perkins counties during early April, according to Jeff Erickson, DVM of Western Plains Veterinary Service in Wallace.  Erickson said last month there was also a positi...
  • Reception set to honor road crew retirees

    The public is invited to a retirement party for Gerald Burge and Keith Nelson on Friday, April 30, from 4-6 p.m. at the Madrid Community Hall.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor After serving the county for nearly 45 years, two of Perkins County’s roa...
  • What it costs to keep the status quo

    Dear Editor: As the Senate takes up financial regulatory reform we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make sure that we lay the foundation for a sound and stable economy to keep future generations safe from the kind of economic chaos that has brou...
  • Does donate to volunteer fire departments

    Dear Editor: The Ogallala BPO Does would like to commend ALL the area fire departments. These guys are all volunteering their time and expertise for each of us. Our Does Drove is so proud that with our Benevolence work we have been able to donate $100...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Cookie Traditions

    When my family plans summer camping trips or days at the park the first snack that comes to a child’s mind is cookies. For several years I have been searching for the perfect sugar cookie recipe and all the while Kami Krajewski had it. Luckily, she is ...
  • Grief share group offered at United Methodist Church

    Christ, who walked the dusty road with the grieving travelers to Emmaus, wants to walk the road with others as they process the grief felt at the loss of a loved one.  The Health Ministry Committee of the Grant United Methodist Church is planning a se...
  • Soiree to be held May 2 in Ogallala

    Come join the fun! Heartstrings of Hope Cancer Relay Team is having a Mother and Daughter Soiree.  Everyone is invited to attend May 2 Ogallala Congregational Church, 302 North Spruce St., 4 p.m.  Light dinner, hats by Irene, guest speakers, and lo...
  • New Adventure Camp on environment coming this June

    Today, concern and interest in the environment is booming, whether it is about understanding the needs of wildlife or how to take care of local water and land.  Students who have completed sixth, seventh or eighth grade can attend Adventure Camp about ...
  • Senior anniversaries celebrated

    Four senior center couples celebrated their anniversary at the Perkins County Senior Center during the month of April. Honored for their special days were (clockwise from lower left): Frank and Alice Jantzen, Jim and Joyce Salsman, Don and Donna Lundval...
  • C-arm priceless during surgery at PCHS

    The new C-arm x-ray machine is in place and being utilized at Perkins County Health Services. General surgeon James Schiefen, M.D. pauses for a photo along with Pam Holm, hospital administrator, just before going into surgery with the machine which prov...
  • North Platte photographer to display at gallery in May

    Photographs by Ron Boerner will be displayed at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant during the month of May. Boerner is a native Nebraskan and currently resides in North Platte, where he and his wife, Sheila, have lived for more than 40 years. He has been a p...