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  • Cochran to lead fair parade

    By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern Local resident Ron Cochran said it’s the people that he loves most about Grant and Perkins County.  “People see me coming down the street and they walk down the other side,” Cochran said with a smile. “The...
  • Fair gets a doggone good start

    Jacob Woodmancy talks to pal Annie during the Dog Show Monday. (Photo by Ashleigh Noyes)  ...
  • New record set at meet—17 swimmers medal

    Grant’s Tsunami swimmers brought home 17 medals from the League Championship Swim Meet held in Lexington on July 17. Capturing a gold medal and setting a new record was Elliot Carlson in the 15-18-year-old division of the butterfly stroke. The top ...
  • Firecracker Fun Run Results

    The Firecracker Fun Run was held in conjunction with the festivities at the Grant City Park on the Fourth of July. The event, which included a one mile run and a 5k race, raised $1000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as provided sc...
  • Free sports physicals will be provided to PC students

    Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the high school.   Providers for Perkins County Health Services have graciously agreed to provide free athletic physicals on Thursday, Aug. 5 to students who require it for participation in Perkins County School activities. ...
  • Highline team finishes season

    Members of the 2010 Highline baseball team include (Front row, l-r): Brody Prante, Quinton Hite, Jake Sexson, Garrett Toner, Austin Thelander, Elliot Carlson, Derek Brueggeman, Chad Fosbinder. Back row: Coach Tyler Turner, Coach Tony Ross, Alex Johnston...
  • 4-H ready for new State Fair site in Grand Island

    When more than a century of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H tradition teams with a brand new Nebraska State Fair, it’s bound to make for a wonderful family time, officials say. 4-H’ers will exhibit their projects in new buildings in a ...
  • 4-H seeking Nebraska State Fair volunteers

    Groups, businesses and organizations are encouraged to sign up soon to be 4-H volunteers at the 2010 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Nebraska 4-H is seeking volunteers to help with exhibits on entry day, judging, contests and serving as building h...
  • Third annual leafy spurge tour and conference to be held in McCook

    McCook, Neb. will be the site for the 23rd annual leafy spurge tour and conference on Aug.4 - 5.    Wednesday, Aug. 4 will kick off with registration at 12:30  (CDT) at the Chief Motel in McCook. At 1 p.m. the tour will depart to visit several sites...
  • Help the feds, farmers and friends feed families this summer

    Collection site for non-perishable items at 927 Central Ave., Grant, in lobby of USDA Service Center.   Throughout our own country there are children and families in great need of food this summer. USDA employees, farmers and friends are joining to...
  • Where do you invest?

    On Monday the communities in the area  will come together for the 2010 Perkins County Fair.  I don’t know the history of the event, like when or how it got started, but I do have my own personal history of it.  I remember what it was like when I...
  • Attitude and unexpected changes

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher It’s amazing how attitude is the key to how life progresses when there’s a change in the plan. Weather can often times be that change. And we should all know by now that we have no control over Mother Nature. So if we...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Relax one day

    Whenever I see a recipe for a breakfast casserole, my mind immediately drifts to Easter brunch at church. It is always the same thing though. Ham and egg casserole and an assortment of muffins. I am not saying that I do not like breakfast casseroles, n...
  • What's up...An early evening parade

    For those of you who love a parade, there is a grand one still going on in the early evening hours in the west just after sunset. There is even a new addition to the other stalwart three that have been holding forth these last few weeks. Venus, Saturn,...
  • Hints for Health - Allergy season is upon us

    By Dr. Kristi Kohl Grant Medical Clinic If April flowers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?   The classic answer to the old riddle is “Pilgrims” but for many, May flowers bring itchy watery eyes, runny or congested noses, sneezing, and...
  • Fun in the sun could lead to better health

    Attention, desk jockeys: ditching the cubicle and computer screen this summer can be good for your health. While the hazards of summer–sunburn, bug bites, swimmer’s itch and so forth–are well-known, the hot season offers plenty of health advantag...
  • Eighty-one percent of Nebraska households have Internet service

    Eighty-one percent of Nebraska households have Internet service–three-fourths of them using broadband, according to a new study of broadband use and needs in the state. The survey is a first step in a federally funded effort to expand access to broad...
  • Mom was right—eat a good breakfast

    Mothers have used that statement to coax children into eating breakfast for years. As it turns out, mom was right, and according to TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, there’s research to back her...
  • Fair fun begins Monday

    The Perkins County Fair begins with the 4-H Dog Show Monday morning followed by five days packed with events. Food, kids activities and 4-H competition spotlight the week. Remember the FREE breakfast Thursday at 6 a.m. sponsored by Chamber.    By Ja...
  • Kids get to compete too

    There are lots of things scheduled at the 2010 Perkins County Fair, but as the week winds down, kids ages 18 and under can get revved up. Several events on the fair schedule target the younger set on Friday, July 30: • 2 p.m. Kids races • 2 p.m...