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  • Help needed for successful Thanksgiving feast

    All are invited—come enjoy an abundant meal shared with friends, family or neighbors.   In its 26th year, the community Thanksgiving feast scheduled for Thursday promises to be an excellent meal and a good time of fellowship. However, to make this ...
  • Signs of Christmas everywhere

      Retail businesses put their best foot forward during the Chamber open house event Thursday night. Kylie Hanson was among employees enjoying customers and handing out free samples at Grant Pharmacy. (Photos by Jan Rahn) Violet Kosmicki enters a dr...
  • November birthdays celebrated

      “November turkeys” including Harvey Brott (left) and Minnie Softley celebrated their special day at the Elsie monthly senior meal. (Photo by Joan Craig)...
  • Christmas Angel Tree Project begins

    In an effort to spread the Christmas spirit, again this Christmas season Angel Trees will be placed in churches around the county. Each Angel Tree will hold cards on the branches and people may select a card and purchase the gift of choice. Each card wi...
  • Wallace man winner of Husker football tickets

    Jarrod Nielson of Wallace was the lucky winner of two Husker/C.U. football tickets last Thursday during the Chamber Christmas Open House in Grant. The raffle was sponsored by the Grant United Methodist Mexico Mission team as a fundraiser to support the J...
  • Chamber hosts Christmas kickoff

      Santa came to town, Cowboy Capitol Chorus barber shoppers entertained, food and cider aromas filled the air, turkeys were given away, shoppers delighted in bargains, and a good time was had by all who strolled the street last Thursday night during...
  • Student learning amplified by ESU bilingual book donation

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Area schools received bilingual books from ESU 15 last week—expanding their libraries to promote literacy and the love of reading for all students. The Wallace School library received approximately $205 worth of biling...
  • Chamber turkey winners

      A first-ever turkey drawing during Chamber Christmas Open House made five shoppers very happy at the end of the evening when their names were called to receive a turkey for the holidays. Christmas shoppers who made a purchase at one of the Chamber...
  • Lady Wildcats finally falter

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer   The Wallace Wildcats traveled to Grand Island on Wednesday, Nov. 10, practicing on the way, preparing for their first game in the state tournament. Based on the Cats’ stellar season, and the fact that they won dist...
  • Editorial...One special soldier

    By Jan Rahn Editor   Do you have a special memory of Veterans Day? Do you have a spot in your heart for a special veteran? I have fond memories from my childhood of being patriotic—values that I absorbed from my parents. The ceremonies of Veterans ...
  • Another Perspective...Is Kung Zhu pet worth buying?

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   Birthday time is approaching for our grandson. What does a seven-year-old boy desire these days? I’m so certain that he would jump with delight at a contribution to his college fund. Or maybe not. I think back a year...
  • Letter to the Editor...It’s hard to give on fixed income

    Dear Editor: This letter is about donations. At this time of year especially it seems like every club, church, group, people are all asking you to donate for just about anything. I am on a fixed income and it is hard for me to give to the church, and th...
  • FSA Scoop...Signups and deadlines ahead

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE   Farm Program Sign-Up Sign-up for the 2011 Direct and Counter Cyclical (DCP)/Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program began Oct. 1 and ends June 1, 2011. For those producer...
  • Reinke recognizes Grant-based dealership with Silver Pride award during annual convention

      Reinke® Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, is excited to announce that Wendell’s Irrigation Sales and Service of Grant, has received a Silver Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s 2009-201...
  • USDA drops prediction for Nebraska corn crop again

    LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska’s 2010 corn harvest should equal the second-largest crop in state history, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week. Nebraska farmers are expected to bring in 1.48 billion bushels of corn, based on Nov. 1 conditions,...
  • 2009 Crop Assistance Program Signup deadline is Dec. 9

    Certain Nebraska soybean producers may be eligible for program benefits available under the 2009 Crop Assistance Program (CAP). Signup for the 2009 Crop Assistance Program began Oct. 25 and ends Dec. 9, according to Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Direc...
  • Ogallala to host Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference

    “Rural Economic Development Revitalizing Rural Communities” is the theme of the 4th Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference, scheduled for Dec. 4 in Ogallala. The conference will take place at the Platte River Inn, 201 Chuckwagon ...
  • 2010 Cattlemen’s college coming soon

    Nebraska Cattlemen will be hosting the 2010 Cattlemen’s College that will take place on Dec. 8, 2010. Cattlemen’s College is a short, intensive cattle producer program designed to address relevant issues and deliver information that will improve a pro...
  • Two-day hunt permits available

    A small game hunt is one of many ways families spend the holidays together. Nebraska’s two-day permit for nonresidents makes that easier. Nonresidents have until the end of December to purchase a 2010 two-day Nebraska hunting permit. The permit is vali...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau expects busy lame duck session of Congress

    While most Congressional lawmakers spent the last few weeks focused exclusively on election day, farmers and ranchers aren’t about to let them off the hook for this year’s unfinished business, Nebraska Farm Bureau said last week. v“When members o...