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  • Nebraska Rural Health Association, partners to celebrate National Rural Health Day

    The Nebraska Rural Health Association (NeRHA) will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating the first-ever National Rural Health Day on Thursday (today), Nov. 17. G...
  • Be aware of dangers that accompany the change of seasons

    With fall upon the Great Plains, now is the time to focus attention to winter weather and the dangers it can pose to life and property. Each year, dozens of Americans die due to exposure to the cold. Account for vehicle accidents and fatalities, fires du...
  • Debunking the myths: the facts about foster care adoption

    MYTH: There are not enough loving families available who want to adopt children from foster care. FACT: A national survey commissioned by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and conducted by Harris Interactive in 2007 reveals that 48 million Americans...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Happy Valley is not happy

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director Last week this column had comments on how tough coaching can be. I referred to the Husker volleyball program that was going through some distractions because of the coach’s daughter having some problems d...
  • Hunters reminded to use check stations

    Rifle hunters and archers harvesting deer during the November firearm season are reminded that they must deliver their deer to a manual check station, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The firearm season is Nov. 12-20. The season for Ea...
  • Follow these steps to tree stand safety

    Tree stands are a basic tool of many deer hunters, but they can be dangerous if not used properly, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Nebraska Hunter Education Coordinator Mike Streeter says most tree stand accidents are caused by carele...
  • Nation’s economy supported by fisheries program of U.S. Fish and Wildlife

    Fisheries’ recreation and conservation activities are huge economic drivers for nation. The fisheries program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in association with state agencies and other conservation organizations, contributes $3.6 billion to th...
  • Bowling News

    Week of Nov. 3 High Game: Lori Wortman, 211; Jean Follis, 200; Kim Bergenske, 195. High Series: Lori Wortman, 559; Kim Bergenske, 499; Jean Follis, 492.      USBC Awards: Nicole Clinesmith, 150 game award; Linda Crouch, 150 game and 400 series award; ...
  • FSA Scoop...Getting ready to bid farewell

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE As I write my last column as Perkins County FSA County Executive Director, it is with mixed emotions. It seems almost like yesterday when Dennis Morgan, the editor at that time (Januar...
  • Design on NRD augmentation project taking shape

    Bids to be let for first four miles of pipeline.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board members got their first look at design plans for their stream augmentation project in Dundy County during the...
  • Reinke recognizes Grant-based dealership

    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 Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s 2010-2011 marketin...
  • Annual West Central Cattleman’s series to start

    The annual West Central Cattleman’s series will begin Nov. 21. The first session will be in Ogallala Nov. 21 (at the Quality Inn.) This meeting will start at 5 p.m. MT. Two new locations have been added for the 2011-2012 season, Hayes Center, Neb. and ...
  • Attitude

    By Pastor Ronald VoteWallace Bible Fellowship Psalm 69:30 “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” Many have just lost many acres of crop to storms, as I have. Has this affected your attitude? In today’s ...
  • Commissioner voting districts change in Perkins County

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Come the next election in Perkins County, some voters may see themselves in a new voting district. After discussions between the Perkins County Clerk and Perkins County Commissioners, a redistricting map was presented.      T...
  • Veterans Day programs scheduled

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The 55th annual observanceof Veterans Day in Grant is set for Friday Nov. 11, hosted by American Legion Post No. 40 of Grant. Wallace School will host a program for veterans, guests and the student body.Grant The morning begins ...
  • Chamber Christmas open house set for Nov. 17

    Santa will be at The Barber Pole from 5:30-7 p.m. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Come “Ride Down Memory Lane” Thursday night, Nov. 17, during Chamber’s Christmas open house event in Grant. Shoppers can get in the spirit early and begin purchasing holi...
  • Thanksgiving feast for community is in two weeks

    Bring a favorite  salad, side dish, or dessert. By Jan RahnManaging Editor A warm invitation is extended to the entire community for the annual Thanksgiving Day feast set for Thursday, Nov. 24 at the American Legion Hall in Grant. For the past 27 years...
  • Pipeline bill introduced by Senator Dubas

    By Charlie LittonNebraska News Service The first day of a special  legislative session aimed at debating the state’s authority over oil pipelines lasted all of 16 minutes Tuesday, Nov. 6. It was long enough for Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas to introduc...
  • Tour a ‘burning house’ at Grant fire hall as part of Chamber’s holiday open house event

    Bring your extinguisher for a test or refill. Refreshments. Drawings. By Jan RahnManaging Editor An educational adventure during Chamber’s holiday open house next week will provide insight and training for all ages at the Grant Volunteer Fire Departme...
  • Local veteran finally gets to take WWII Honor Flight

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Thousands of veterans around the country will be honored this week during annual Veterans Day observance. For local veteran Ken Terwilliger, the day holds special significance. He was fortunate to be part of a World War II Ho...