By Jan Rahn
The Grant City Council spent nearly an hour discussing water, sewer, waste and electric rates and projects at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28.
The city’s infrastructure needs for the future were broken down int...
• Early voting is underway at the clerk’s office. An application requesting a ballot appeared in the Sept. 30 issue and will be published again on Oct. 14.
• Oct. 15 -Deadline for mailed-in voter registrations
• Oct. 22 - Last day for in-pe...
By Jan Rahn
Perkins County Health Services is happy to announce that a new bone density scanner is now in place in the Radiology Department, saving patients the inconvenience of having to schedule around a mobile unit’s arriva...
By Keith Olsen
President, Nebraska Farm Bureau
It has been said to the point of being trite that the 2012 farm bill “won’t be your father’s farm bill.” Many more organizations than in the past are giving their input to the farm bill process...
Nebraska Farm Bureau is asking the state’s congressional delegation to work with their colleagues to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s non-stop regulatory assault on the state’s farmers and ranchers and their counterparts nationwide.
21st Century Equipment has announced that Tyson Schroeder has been promoted to parts manager at the Ogallala location.
Schroeder has been employed with the company in the parts department since the purchase of the Ogallala location in 2000 and...
Jeremy Hagan has been selected as Senior of the Month for September 2010.
Hagan has been an active member of FFA, mock trial, student council, National Honor Society and Perkins County Youth Council during his high school career.
He held the office o...
The Perkins County High School band marched in the McCook parade, then was featured in a concert in the park on Saturday, Sept. 25. The band received a superior rating from the judges for their rendition of “The Final Countdown.” (Courtesy photo)...
On Oct. 20, members of the Grant Rotary Club will visit the Perkins County Elementary School to raise money for polio eradication.
In 1985, Rotary International began raising funds in an effort to eliminate polio worldwide.
Polio has not been a pro...
Vlasin awarded Scholarship
More than $133,000 in scholarships has been awarded to BryanLGH College of Health Sciences students by the BryanLGH Foundation.
During this fiscal year, 104 named scholarships valued at $133,366 have been awarded to 195...
It’s school time, and the Internal Revenue Service has reminded college students and parents about expanded tax benefits for education and rule changes for tax-free college savings plans known as 529 plans.
Two key changes from the Recovery Act of 20...
By Ashleigh Noyes
As football season is in full swing, so are the tailgates and Saturday afternoon football parties. Most of these events serving the same ol’ thing—chips, dips, burgers and whatever else is easy.
We were invit...
By Vernon Whetstone
Let’s take another look at the “Celestial Sea.” A glance to the southeast these nice early autumn evenings will reveal–not much worth looking at.
There are no bright stars in that direction, there a...
Rotary International organizes Group Study Exchanges with Rotary Districts all over the world.
Nagpur, in Central India, is the destination for this year’s Western Nebraska Rotary District 5630 GSE Team.
Enthusiastic young professionals who are...
Billboards, neon signs, magazines, television, websites and cell phones are all ways to experience the interplay of text and images. The detritus of visual culture, a constant mixing of text and image reflects how people communicate.
Messaging: Text an...
Threads Across Nebraska, which is sponsored by the Nebraska State Quilt Guild, will be held Oct. 1 and 2 at the Grand Island Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 S Locust St.
Threads Across Nebraska is a quilt show with various vendors set up throughout the dis...
By David Lott
UNL Extension Horticulturist
Cooler weather is starting to set in now! As we are enjoying this cool weather, fall foliage, bright chrysanthemums and all the pumpkins, we need to think about winterizing yards and landscapes.
The fourth annual seed, bulb and plant swap will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Platte River Mall in North Platte from 9 a.m.-noon.
Participants are asked to bring items in at 9 a.m. in appropriate containers with labels.
Also, bring plastic bags, p...
NFPA offers smoke alarm advice during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9, to maximize families’ safety from fire.
Smoke alarms save lives, and can cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. However, smoke alarms must be installed, maintained and workin...
Middle-aged and elderly Swedish women who regularly ate a small amount of chocolate had lower risks of heart failure risks, in a study reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association.
While studies relating chocolate...