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  • Getting seniors to let go of ‘stuff’

    Following, from Home Instead Senior Care and Vickie Dellaquila, certified professional organizer and author of “Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash,” are 10 reasons seniors can’t or won’t give up their stuff and what to do about it. 1. The se...
  • UNL student joins staff

      By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern   Hello Grant, Nebraska! My name is Tawny Burmood and I’m the newest addition to the newspaper staff, joining as a student intern for a few weeks.  I’ve made the move out west to get some real newspape...
  • Public input needed to select fair honorees

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Everyone has a voice when it comes to honoring community  patrons during the 2010 Perkins County Fair. Nomination letters are needed for selection of a Grand Marshal to lead the parade and for an individual who will be de...
  • More donations come in for fireworks

    A few more donations have been gladly accepted for the annual fireworks show held on July 4.  Donating toward a five-inch shell ($21-$49) were Pam and Larry Seiler, Max and Lorraine Hansen.  A multi-shot box ($50-$99) donation was made by Gaylord a...
  • Arts council tile project underway

    Kids enrolled in the summer reading program at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant helped the Perkins County Area Arts Council kick off a new community project,  a tile mural that will be displayed at the library. On their final day of the summer rea...
  • July birthday celebrated

    Lucille Drzewiecki’s was the only July birthday celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, July 9. (Photo by DeAnn Zwickl)  ...
  • Nebraska Humanities Council speaker to appear in Grant July 21

    Charlotte Endorf will present a program on “Fragile Excess Baggage” Wednesday, July 21 at 10:15 a.m. at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant as part of the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. In 2004, Endorf made the decision to docum...
  • Plans in works for Wallace’s Fall Festival

    Plans are underway for the 2010 Wallace Fall Festival.  Anyone who is interested in helping with the Community Fun Day is encouraged to attend the next meeting Thursday, July 15, at 7 p.m. CDT at Grandma Deb’s Cafe in downtown Wallace.  Katie Phill...
  • NWU student from Venango meets president at G8 summit

      The honor of being a junior delegate to G8 and G20 Summits led to rare visit with President Obama.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor On Tuesday, Perkins County High School graduate Lesley Dudden of Venango was still viewing an encounter with Pre...
  • Finally making harvest headway

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Rain, hail, more rain, more hail—although this has been the weather pattern, wheat harvest is well underway, dodging the elements daily. The harvest season is later than usual, but combines are now running daily as...
  • Mosel takes seat on hospital board

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor As a native of Perkins County, newest hospital board member Mike Mosel’s goal is to continue to have the best quality health care possible.  “We have to have a good quality health care system to keep our county and ou...
  • November election candidates must meet upcoming deadline

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Interested parties wishing to have their name on the ballot for the November General Election must throw their hat in the ring very soon. Deadlines are July 15 (today) for incumbents and Aug. 2 for non-incumbents. Villag...
  • NRD plans to use LB 701 funds in new budget instead of property taxes

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will not ask for property taxes for their 2010-11 budget.  That means more than $1 million collected as a special levy under LB 701 will go back into th...
  • Big Mac is back

    Then and Now    Abundant rainfall and snow pack in the Rocky Mountains and in western Nebraska have saved the drought-stricken lake from predicted extinction.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor  In February 2003, when the state’s top news stori...
  • Another Perspective...Still some constants in a changing world

    Why should I be surprised that June has already slipped away? When I think I have somewhat of a free day, it seems it’s over before it ever really starts. I guess that’s better than having time drag. You see kids that you haven’t seen for awhile ...
  • Save a life—donate blood

    Dear Editor: The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be here in Grant at New Life Fellowship Church, Tuesday, July 13.   The bloodmobile was originally scheduled to be here from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., but has been changed back to 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  We had an overw...
  • Airport event a huge success

    Dear Editor: All the people who attended the events at the Grant Municipal Airport on Sunday, June 27, made the day a huge success. Dozens of people and organizations worked so hard to make it a memorable day. Thirty young people experienced a Young E...
  • 2010 wheat harvest closing in

    The wheat has changed color across the state and harvest has begun. According to the USDA’s June 28 report, all areas of the state received rain. The eastern third of the state and South Central District received over two and one quarter inches of pr...
  • Nebraska Wind Power 2010 Conference set for Nov. 9-10 in Kearney

    The Nebraska Wind Power 2010 Conference will be held in Kearney at the new Younes Conference Center Nov. 9-10.   The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Wind Working Group (NWWG), a state and federal partnership funded by the National Renewable Energy ...
  • NRCS gains new conservationist

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican A new range conservationist trainee began working at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently. Sara Walker will train for a year in Imperial, and will then be relocated within the NRCS. Th...