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  • Surveys to provide vital data on production

    USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)is surveying thousands of farmers across Nebraska to get a clearer indication of the production and supply of major commodities for 2010. “With the 2010 growing season now in full swing, we can ...
  • Another Perspective:Nothing like service with a smile

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   I think back to a Red Carpet Service workshop in which several employees in area communities took part. The purpose focused on the front line people in the community who can make the first and only impression of a town...
  • Letter to the Editor: A new interest in government

    Dear Editor: I grew up in a divided house. My mother’s family was loyal Democrats. My father a dyed-in-the-wool Republican. Many family discussions involved the New Deal and F.D.R. Uncle Mick and Uncle Lloyd could see some benefits to the programs. ...
  • Letter to the Editor: Gratitude for Nebraska motorists

    Dear Editor: I’m here for a few days with my wife, Sheila, and kids, Brittany and Jarod, visiting her folks, Jerry and Carolyn Harms.  Since I have a bicycle race coming up next weekend, I had to bring my bike along to keep training. My first rid...
  • Letter to the Editor: A treat of a lifetime of memories

    ear Editor: Elmer and I were so excited to see in the Grant paper– “The Avi8ors” are coming to the Grant Airport June 27. The three women and one gentleman duplicate World War II USO entertainment, in the dress and wonderful songs of the era. Th...
  • Rockin’ and reelin’

    Swing choir members perform a toe-tapping version of an old rock and roll song during the spring music concert at Perkins County High School. Performing under the direction of Judy Kurkowski are (Front, l-r): John Prante and Debbie Dahlkoetter. Back: Er...
  • City of Grant will pursue funding for new warning sirens

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A public hearing on an ordinance for planning and zoning regulations was held during the regular meeting of Grant City Council on April 27, with discussion by council on the recommendations made by members of the planning an...
  • Farm Bureau agent glad to be in Grant

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor As a sales associate  for Farm Bureau Financial Services, Adair Reese said she considers her position a wonderful opportunity to come to Grant. She began her position in Ogallala on March 1, and moved in next to The Bar...
  • Avi8tors to perform here this summer

    Set aside June 27 for a heartwarming experience when the USO-style “Avi8ors” perform World War II era music at the airport.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A real treat awaits “the oldest generation” and each generation since, when the ...
  • Sign up now for PCCF golf tourney

    Sunday, May 23, Grant Golf Club, 9 a.m.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Golfers can look forward to a day of fun and prizes while contributing to the betterment of Perkins County through the fundraising effort of the Perkins County Community Foundati...
  • Torch heads to state games

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Several participants proudly ran the torch for the Cornhusker State Games through Perkins County May 10 on its way to Lincoln for the 2010 competitions.  Runners began carrying the torch on May 3, with its arrival in L...
  • Johanns honors humanitarian efforts

    Sen. Mike Johanns, co-chairman of the Senate General Aviation (GA) Caucus, recently introduced a resolution honoring members of the GA community who have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Fellow co-chairman of the GA Caucus, Sen. ...
  • Campaign signs don’t belong on state’s right-of-way

    If campaign owners haven’t removed any errant signs, they will be removed.   The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) reminds people it is against the law to place political campaign signs, or any signs, on state highway right-of-way. Various sizes ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Rendition Remedies

    I was at work one Monday, and a typical chaotic Monday it was turning out to be. As 5 o’clock approached I was contemplating my multiple supper choices for the evening.  Although the temperature outside was nearly 65 degrees, I could not resist the ...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    May birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, May 14. Honored for their special day were (l-r): Elmer Cooper and Ted Heinemann. Not pictured: James Deaver. (Courtesy photo)  ...
  • Elsie/Madrid Blood Drive falls short of goal

    The Elsie/Madrid blood drive held May 11 was short of making its goal set by the American Red Cross according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis.   The donors present were treated to lunch provided by the Madrid United Methodist Women....
  • Children’s safety, health may be jeopardized by misinformation

    Study finds pediatricians mistakenly think many parenting myths are true.   Although parents turn to their pediatrician for expert advice and accurate information about their child's health and development, findings from a new study suggest that thou...
  • Plan a state parks vacation today

    Now is the time to make summer vacation plans and reservations at Nebraska state parks. Students are out of school, holidays are on the horizon and parks are getting ready for a busy summer. Nebraskans appear to be choosing to spend more of their vac...
  • Grant takes part in community cleanup

    Residents in Grant are urged to voluntarily clean up their properties. City officials have provided a roll off dumpster for disposing of non-hazardous discarded goods located at the grass clipping collection site west of the ballfield.   The dumpster ...
  • Madrid Legion Post celebrates 50 and 60 year members

    Ed Evans, formerly of Madrid, was joined by his sons Karol (left) and Roy Evans at the Grand Island Veteran’s Home to join in the celebrating and awarding of Ed’s 50-year certificate and pin. Post Commander Bernard Heinemann (front, right) made the ...