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  • Area firemen attended State Fire School

    About 1,650 people from Nebraska and several other states attended the 73rd Annual Nebraska State Fire School May 21-23 in Grand Island. The event was offered by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association in cooperation with the State Fire M...
  • It takes courage

    After some coaxing, Patrick Busto finally slid toward the water with help from lifeguards Brittany Pofahl and Christian Miyamoto. (Photos by Jan Rahn)  Not one bit hesitant, Josey Potts climbed the slide and took a plunge during Red Cross swim lesso...
  • Lions stand coming along

    Workers from C&S Construction are diligently trying to finish the new Lions stand in time for this year’s Perkins County Fair. The old stand was damaged in a fire on April 1 and had to be replaced. Donations from the public and determination by th...
  • Pattern ready for 2010 quilt block challenge

    Everyone is invited to take up the 2010 Quilt Block Challenge. Each year, the Perkins County Fair invites entries in this special open class contest. This year’s pattern, “The Big O” is available now at the Perkins County Extension office. Part...
  • Anniversaries celebrated at senior center

    Couples celebrating anniversaries at the Perkins County Senior Center were Clem and Toby Hansen (left) with 66 years, and Don and Nancy Hansen at 55 years. (Courtesy photo)  ...
  • Imperial to note 125th birthday over Fourth of July weekend

    There will be something for everyone who attends Imperial’s 125th birthday (quasquicentennial) celebration July 2-4. A local planning committee has been working for nearly a year on plans for three days of events that will kick off Friday night, July...
  • Local bikers raise money for hunger with 15th annual Methodist ride

    The Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger (NUMB) took place June 26-30 for the 15th consecutive year. Included on the ride were members of the Carlson family of Grant, Alyson and daughters Elisa and Emily. The intention of the event is to ...
  • American spirit brought to life in Perkins County

    The Avi8ors entertained a crowd of nearly 300 for over an hour Sunday afternoon at the Grant Municipal Airport. The open house event honored all area veterans, Master Pilot Leon Kumor, and provided Young Eagles plane rides. Some of the veterans stand...
  • City proceeds to abate nuisances

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor From nearly 30 properties deemed nuisances in the northeast quadrant, there are only four that the Grant City Council needs to follow through on, which speaks very highly for the residents of Grant and pride in their town. ...
  • Grain rescue equipment acquired with donated funds

    New rescue equipment was recently purchased by the Grant Volunteer Fire Department thanks to generous donations from entities supporting grain rescue. Frenchman Valley Co-op and Scoular Company split the cost of the equipment. Cenex matched Frenchman’...
  • Emergency brings Black Hawk down at Grant Municipal Airport

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor An emergency landing brought three Fort Drum soldiers to the runway at Grant Municipal Airport on June 22.  The active duty U.S. Army personnel on board were returning to New York from Vail, Colo.,where they had attende...
  • Player’s age controversial

    Dear Editor: My husband, Ben, and I are currently the volunteer coaches for the girls t-ball team in Grant. Yesterday afternoon, I received a phone call from the city recreation director informing me that she will be “pulling our team from the Tri-Cou...
  • Show your appreciation this Sunday

    Dear Editor: The Avi8ors are performing at the Grant Airport Sunday, June 27. The program begins at 1:15 p.m. Who are The Avi8ors? They are a group of three women and one man, singing songs of WWII like they used to do at USO, dressed in WWII uniforms...
  • The Power of the priesthood

    Dear Editor: Every May, towards the end of the month, there occurs an extraordinary, beautiful, incredible event. It is nothing less than a miracle. All throughout the world, small groups of men bow down at the feet of Roman Catholic bishops and as thos...
  • Sanctions expected on NRD rule violations

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Sanctions for the violation of the groundwater rules and regulations in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) are expected to be decided by the board this week.  The URNRD board held a speci...
  • Owners earlier complying with NRD cease and desist orders

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Property owners who received cease & desist (C&D) orders last week from the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) are working to come into compliance with the district’s rules and regulat...
  • First meeting of Republican

    The first meeting of the Republican River Basin Water Sustainability Task Force was scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, in McCook. Gov. Dave Heineman was to give introductory remarks at the meeting, focusing on compact compliance and water sustainability ...
  • Harvest expected to be late

    Wheat across the state is turning, but producers are predicting a later harvest due to cool temperatures and excess moisture. According to the USDA’s June 14 report, temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the lower 90...
  • Swim team on course to successful sixth season

    In its sixth season, Grant’s division of the Tsunami Swim League has grown to nearly 50 members. The first team, which included six members, participated in their first meet in Trenton in June of 2004. The 2010 swim team includes (left, on slide, cl...
  • Grant team breaks Enders Course record

    The team of Calvin Dahlkoetter, Jerod Burge and Randy Styskal, all of Grant, carded a 25 in the first round at the Frenchman Valley Mutual Aid 3-man scramble to set a new course record. The trio shot a 56 for the day to win the championship flight.  T...