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  • North Platte artist displaying in July

    North Platte artist Sue Perez is displaying her work at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant during the month of July. Perez is a self taught artist, learning through hundreds of paintings and drawing over the past decade. This creative journey began about 10 y...
  • Sewing needle workshop to be held in Imperial

    Know your needles... Prior’s and Sew Forth and the Crazy Quilt Guild are sponsoring a workshop concerning sewing needles in Imperial July 15. Former Imperial resident Rhonda Bauerle Pierce will discuss the Schmetz sewing machine needle philosophy in...
  • Hints for Health...Heat is potential hazard

    By Kathy Meyer APRN For many people, summertime means warm, comfortable days, perfect for outdoor activities such as baseball, golf, long walks or outings at the city park.  For others, summertime means outdoor employment or weekend work projects. W...
  • What's Up...It's all about a good time

    To quote the oft quoted newspaper writer’s summation... “A good time was had by all.” That about sums up the experience for those attending the first observational astronomy class at the extended campus of Mid-Plains Community College. Although the...
  • Teens take big risks online

    New study says “The Secret Online Lives of Teens” reveals dangerous behaviors and online trends.   A shocking new report released called “The Secret Online Lives of Teens” is a revealing peek at just how much kids risk when they interact onli...
  • Leadership seminar offered in Curtis during November

    Looking for committed leaders to address the issues facing rural Nebraska and create a new vision for our communities. Register by Oct. 15.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor In cooperation with the University of Nebraska Extension, entities in Perkin...
  • Mosquito trapping underway

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has begun the 2010 West Nile Virus education campaign with the theme, “Tee it up against West Nile Virus.”  Educational materials weredistributed to area golf courses in the eight county health district,...
  • Fireworks donations continue

      $10 and under—three inch shell: Vernon Mailand, Carmen Richmond, Kay Cheney, Deaver Computer.  $11-$20—four inch shell: Miranda Holscher, Dennis and Linda Erickson, Jerry and Gloria Styskal, Jene Tickle, Edwin and Lavonna Krajewski, Devonna A...
  • Join the Relay For Life area team

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With the Relay For Life just two weeks away, the Thunder on the High Line team is gearing up for the final push toward raising money for cancer research. The annual event is set for July 16-17 in Ogallala, sponsored by the...
  • 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...