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  • Mealtime Makeovers...As the weather turns

    Do you ever get home in the evening and just feel like throwing on some sweatpants and lounging out with a movie or a good book? I know I do, especially as the weather gets cooler. Then I hear the nagging voice in the back of my head saying “Ashleigh, ...
  • What's Up...Moon viewing set Saturday

    My thanks to the editor for allowing me time off last week so I could attend my 45th high school class reunion. It was a fun weekend for all. It would have been better if there weren’t so many “old” people there. (Here I must insert a very large gr...
  • History of Fire Prevention Week

    This year’s theme, “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with,” is being celebrated Oct. 3-9 in schools, neighborhoods and fire departments across America to emphasize the importance of fire safety.   Commemorating A  Conflagration Fire Prevent...
  • National Action Week stresses impact of obesity on young joints, bones

    Healthy bones and joints are the building blocks of a healthy body. With childhood obesity on the rise and a global epidemic declared, the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative points out that obesity can have a devastating impact on a child’s musculoskeletal...
  • Managing nuisance insects invading the home

    By David Lott UNL Extension Horticulturist A number of calls have come to the Extension Office about various insect pests that have started to look for warmer environments in our homes.  Before panicking and causing extra work and possible harm to o...
  • Military can receive retroactive payments

    Military members whose service was involuntarily extended, or whose retirement was suspended between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009, due to stop loss are entitled to retroactive payments of $500 for each month they were extended, according to ...
  • Yard winterizing program offered Oct. 26

    As the growing season is coming to an end for 2010, it is time to think about winterizing yards and landscapes. Come join other garden enthusiasts to learn various winterizing tips to help prepare yards and landscapes for the coming cold weather. David...
  • October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

    Expert reveals how to choose the best shelter dog for a family.   Dr. Diane Pomerance wants to show everyone how to make a family happier – and save a life at the same time – in October. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani...
  • Spousal benefits offer more retirement options

    By Michael Sylvan Social Security District Manager You may have more options than you know when it comes to Social Security benefits. Like many, you probably have given some thought to your own retirement plans.  You know you can retire as early as...
  • Some perennials offer maximum bloom

    Summer is over and it’s time to think about next year while the season is still fresh in your mind. What plants fared the best, which ones did you enjoy the most? And, if you’re thinking that far ahead, what plants are on your “must-have” list fo...
  • In & Out sells winning ticket

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A 2by2 Nebraska Lottery ticket purchased at In & Out in Grant yielded $22,000 in winnings for Chris Wendell of Grant.  She joins more than 1,600 winners in the Sunday, Sept. 26 drawings.  According to the Nebraska ...
  • Legislative candidate forum set for Oct. 20 in Grant

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Legislative candidates for  the 44th District seat, incumbent Mark Christensen and challenger and former senator Tom Baker,  will participate in a candidate forum next Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Grant. The event ...
  • EMTs and law enforcement end quiet Sunday with evening calls

    Motorists traveling along Highway 61 south of the Imperial junction Monday morning observed a vehicle that had rolled with police tape still around it. According to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman, the wreck had occurred the previous night, Sunda...
  • Stone marks baby’s resting place 109 years later

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor An act of kindness gives identity and meaning to a small gravesite at the Fairview Cemetery west of Grant. After 109 years, a baby’s grave in the Softley family plot has a permanent marker thanks to the generosity of the...
  • Sweet Adelines to present annual show

    The Nebraska Pride Sweet Adelines are presenting their seventh annual show, “Be Our Guest” at the North Platte High School auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. MCT. Guests include a wicked witch, Kermit the Frog, Elvis and Santa Claus. Special g...
  • EMS workshop to be offered in North Platte

      The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will offer a workshop on “EMS Run Review” for emergency medical technicians and first responders.  The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Expre...
  • Interim study to be held in McCook

    The public is  invited to join Senator Mark Christensen and the Judiciary Committee in conducting an interim study examining Nebraska’s laws regarding a person’s right to self-defense by the use of force with the “Castle Doctrine” LR 430. It w...
  • Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program to celebrate 25 years

    Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) invites the public to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Platte River Inn Convention Center in Ogallala. The event promises an evening of festivities, food and fun in honor ...
  • Wallace graduate hired by Ogallala law firm

    Joshua Wendell, a Wallace High School graduate, has recently joined the Ogallala law firm of McQuillan & McQuillan PC. Wendell received his bachelor’s degree in agroecology from the University of Wyoming in 2000 and a law degree from the Universi...
  • Gale urges public to report election fraud

    Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says the public should report complaints of suspected illegal election activity to his office in connection with the Nov. 2 general election. Gale’s office has an election fraud unit that is responsible for inves...