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  • Thanksgiving feast for community has new site this year

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The annual community Thanksgiving meal will be held at the American Legion Hall in Grant at noon on Thanksgiving Day due to last year’s large turnout and the need for more eating space. Due to the huge gathering at last year...
  • Veterans Day programs set across area Nov. 11

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The 53rd annual observance of Veterans Day is set for Wednesday, Nov. 11, hosted by the American Legion Post 206 of Elsie. A parade down Central Avenue in Grant will begin the observance followed by a program at Perkins County ...
  • Five cattle die after rollover in storm’s fury last week

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An early winter storm raged through the area last Thursday night stranding motorists, causing a semi tractor-trailer to roll over with a load of cattle, and dumping over 10 inches in some areas, accompanied by strong winds. Th...
  • Get ready for Chamber’s “Santa in the City” Thursday, Nov. 19

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Plans are underway for the annual Christmas event hosted by Perkins County Chamber in downtown Grant. This year’s Christmas open house is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, when businesses will remain open throughout the evening...
  • Thank you military heroes

    By Lori Pankonin Publisher Veterans Day marks an important day set aside to pay respect to all veterans who gave a valuable gift of service to our country. History shows the idea originating with the peace from World War I designated at the 11th hour of...
  • Area student named to SCC’s Dean’s List

    Southeast Community College has released its Dean’s List for the 2009 Summer Quarter for the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses. The Summer Quarter ended on Sept. 24. Tyler Lee of Elsie was among honored students. He is majoring in Manufacturing En...
  • Third exchange student joins PCHS

    Joe CraigStudent Intern The third foreign exchange student brings his rhythmic beat to the halls of PCS.  After some delay Dilashad Khalaf arrives, coming to us from a city in Denmark with around 500,000 people.   Like the two students that came before ...
  • Mock trial teams remain undefeated

    The Perkins County mock trial teams remained unbeaten with wins on Tuesday, Oct. 27. In the first trial of the day the Black team, representing the respondent in the case, Kev Inruser, defeated Southern Valley #1 in a very close competition. This was the ...
  • Students explore art styles with python project

    Students at Perkins County Elementary and several staff members each contributed a section to the python that is now hanging in the great hallway at Perkins County Elementary. Each class studied a different art lesson, including dots, mosaics, animal patt...
  • Kemling selected to 2009 All-State Band

    Ms. Kim Wiedeman, chair of band affairs for the Nebraska Music Educators Association, is pleased to announce that Ashley Kemling of Perkins County High School will be among the 160 students selected to be a part of the 2009 All-State Band. Each year, ove...
  • Hite among Wendy’s High School Heisman State finalists

    As the competition narrows for the 2009 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award program, 20 of Nebraska’s top scholar-athletes were announced Oct. 20 as state finalists. Over 50,000 seniors applied nationwide and from that group, 10,848 school winners were...
  • Plainsmen play tough, pull off 16-13 playoff upset over North Platte St. Pat’s

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Quarterback Michael York ran for two touchdowns, defensive back Nick Turner recovered two fumbles, kicker Jeremy Hagan boomed a monster field goal and the Plainsmen defensive line stifled North Platte St. Pats’ potent...
  • Frosty makes visit

    Several high school boys found time to pull a prank on a fellow student at Perkins County High School Friday, Oct. 30 after snow was cleared from the football field. An unsuspecting senior would find her vehicle loaded with snow and topped with a snowman ...
  • Wallace Wildcats win in Wauneta

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled to  face the D1 Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday, Oct.  27.  The Lady Cats, fresh from their conference win, were ready to face the hard-hitting Broncos. Although the Lady Cats won the...
  • Garden County no match for Lady Plainsmen

    Dominating throughout, the Lady Plainsmen beat Garden County in two short sets Friday evening, Oct. 30 at home. Originally scheduled as a triangular, the third team, Bayard, dropped out due to inclement weather and poor travelling conditions. “I am just...
  • Price support loans and LDPs for 2009

    FSA Scoop By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE There has been a change on how an office can accept lien waivers.  Always before, the producer requesting benefits would have to initiate and have a lien waiver completed f...
  • FFA students attend convention

    During the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind., nine students from Perkins County were able to attend. Taylor Boldt, Bobby Kugler, Rachel Patrick, Lacey Jensen, Jessie Woodmancy, Jessyca Briggs, Callie Meyer, Caleb Breazeale, and Blake Popp...
  • PCHS holds pumpkin decorating contest

    Thirteen funny, clever, creepy pumpkins greet the public entering the Perkins County Health Services administrative area. Employees took part in a contest the week of Halloween and had the pumpkins judged by residents of Golden Ours Convalescent Home, Swa...
  • Great Plains adds local broadcast stations to High-Definition line-up

    Great Plains Communications of Nebraska has enhanced the High-Definition television service offering in Grant. Customers of Great Plains can now enjoy outstanding picture quality and sound on HD programming from local broadcasters including CBS (518) and...
  • Input needed for final push to PCCF goal

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Community Foundation (PCCF) is closer to their year-end goal following a recent donation that leaves $57,000 to be raised for the Hunt Challenge. The remaining amount would secure an additional donation to cr...