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  • CattleWomen elect new officers

    The Area 14 CattleWomen recently elected officers for 2010-2012. They are (l-r): Pam Spurgin and Heidi Merrihew, co-chairs; Kay Thomas, secretary and Joan Speck, treasurer. Area 14 CattleWomen represent members in Keith, Arthur and Perkins Counties. (Co...
  • Give the lawn a boost

    Nebraska–land of the plains and the howling wind, and apparently lack of spring. You just never can tell what we will have with the weather in Nebraska, which makes it a handy conversation piece since it’s ever changing.  Complaining about the wea...
  • Deadline is May 28 for Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for kids in July

    July 12 is the date for the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for children ages 6-14 at the Chase County Fairgrounds. The Chase County 4-H clubs are sponsoring the day-long event in conjunction with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. Coordinator...
  • Heart & Hands program coming to Paxton

    Lincoln Extension is proud to bring volunteers in the community the Heart & Hands Program.   The program will be held Thursday, June 3, at Ole’s restaurant, Paxton, starting at 6 p.m. MDT.   This educational program presented by UNL extension...
  • Plan a state parks vacation today

    Now is the time to make summer vacation plans and reservations at Nebraska state parks. Students are out of school, holidays are on the horizon and parks are getting ready for a busy summer. Nebraskans appear to be choosing to spend more of their vac...
  • Nebraska wheat production forecast

    Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2010 winter wheat crop is forecast at 69.0 million bushels, down 10 percent from last year’s crop, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field office.  Average yield is f...
  • Nebraska corn-fed beef adds value to ‘center of plate’

    Nebraska’s beef producers are the best in the world–and they are experts at converting Nebraska-produced commodities like corn and distillers grains into corn-fed beef that is featured at the center of the plate the world over, the Nebraska Corn Boar...
  • Mid-month report on wheat crop released

    Cooler temperatures and snow in some areas limited wheat growth across the state. According to the USDA, as of May 10, temperatures averaged seven degrees below normal for the week with temperatures dipping into the teens in the Panhandle. Highs for ...
  • Pankonin and Deaver advance as Perkins County Commissioner candidates

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor In a tight race, Leon Pankonin with 78 unofficial votes edged out Matt Waitley, who received 74 votes in District 2, to advance to the November General Election for Perkins County Commissioner.  In District 3 James Deaver...
  • Incumbents elected to hospital board

    One additional seat remains open and will be filled at a later date.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Incumbent candidates Brenda Kiolbasa and Amanda McGreer received 530 and 479 unofficial votes respectively to retain their seats on the Perkins Count...
  • Incumbents elected to hospital board

    One additional seat remains open and will be filled at a later date.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Incumbent candidates Brenda Kiolbasa and Amanda McGreer received 530 and 479 unofficial votes respectively to retain their seats on the Perkins Count...
  • Tears...and cheers

    Shari Sexson and son Josh exchange an understanding look during the flower presentation by graduates on Saturday, May 8.   Perkins County senior Jeannie Kuskie exits the gym with silly string in celebration. Thirty-two graduates received diplomas dur...
  • Wallace confers 13 diplomas

    Graduates from Wallace High School’s Class of 2010 celebrated together on Saturday, May 8, with valedictory addresses, flower presentations, a senior video and receipt of diplomas.  ...
  • Sentence handed down in theft at local church

    Janet G. Huff, 36, was sentenced in District Court Friday, May 7, on one count of theft by deception of over $1,500, a Class III felony.  Huff was sentenced by District Court Judge John P. Murphy for a crime committed while an employee of a local chur...
  • Defendant’s failure to appear leads to arrest warrant

    An arrest warrant was issued for Scott R. Petro, 39, in Perkins County Court on Wednesday, April 28. The warrant was issued by Judge Edward D. Steenburg for failure to appear.  Petro was to appear on a $15,000 bond at 10 percent for arraignment on a c...
  • Alee Photography

    Perkins County Chamber members gathered at an open house of Alee Photography last week to present Andi Lee her First Dollar. The new business, located in a barn on her parents’ farmstead two miles east and one north of Grant, just recently opened afte...
  • NRD sets June 10 for hearing date

    Public hearing date on a new integrated management plan to address compliance actions in water-short years.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will want to mark their calendar fo...
  • State reports confirmed cases of mumps

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has received 20 reports of confirmed or probable cases of mumps connected to an event in Columbus.  So far, six cases have been lab-confirmed.  Of the confirmed or probable mumps cases, 18 have bee...
  • Stenberg’s mistakes

    Dear Editor: Mr. Stenberg has created another flap/flop as a candidate for State Treasurer. As Attorney General he “sold Nebraska down the Republican River to Kansas.” His inept, poor attitude, mishandling of the Kansas lawsuit made a bad situation ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Mac in Minutes

    When you have small children around, one meal that will be a weekly request is mac and cheese. I don’t bother asking the kids what they would like for supper because the answer is always either pizza or macaroni and hot dogs. As good as they are, I don...