Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class.
Two sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 23-24, from 5:30-9 p.m.
Participants are required to a...
Sand sculpting and kite flying will be highlighted at the annual Kites and Castles event July 31 at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA).
Join the fun at Martin Bay and enter the free sand-sculpting contest, which will include events for all age...
The Grant Bloodmobile was held Tuesday, July 13.
Forty-eight units of blood were received, well below the goal of 65 units.
There were three new donors: Ryan Putnam, Rhonda Kroeker and Zachary White.
Receiving pins were Julie Burge, two gallons;...
The Perkins County Fair officially opened with the annual 4-H Dog Show, held on Monday, July 26 at the fairgrounds.
Dog Showmanship: Jacob Woodmancy, Junior Showmanship; Alissa Rosentrater, Intermediate Showmanship and Top Showman.
The people’s garden initiative is an effort by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which challenges its employees to establish People’s Gardens at USDA facilities worldwide or help communities create gardens. People’s Gardens var...
By Jan Rahn
There are special people in every community, but then there are those who seem to be head and shoulders above the rest—those are the ones deserving of a Good Neighbor Award.
Fitting into that category is native Robert ...
By Tawny Burmood
UNL Student Intern
Local resident Ron Cochran said it’s the people that he loves most about Grant and Perkins County.
“People see me coming down the street and they walk down the other side,” Cochran said with a smile. “The...
Jacob Woodmancy talks to pal Annie during the Dog Show Monday. (Photo by Ashleigh Noyes)
Grant’s Tsunami swimmers brought home 17 medals from the League Championship Swim Meet held in Lexington on July 17.
Capturing a gold medal and setting a new record was Elliot Carlson in the 15-18-year-old division of the butterfly stroke.
The top ...
The Firecracker Fun Run was held in conjunction with the festivities at the Grant City Park on the Fourth of July.
The event, which included a one mile run and a 5k race, raised $1000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as provided sc...
Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the high school.
Providers for Perkins County Health Services have graciously agreed to provide free athletic physicals on Thursday, Aug. 5 to students who require it for participation in Perkins County School activities.
Members of the 2010 Highline baseball team include (Front row, l-r): Brody Prante, Quinton Hite, Jake Sexson, Garrett Toner, Austin Thelander, Elliot Carlson, Derek Brueggeman, Chad Fosbinder. Back row: Coach Tyler Turner, Coach Tony Ross, Alex Johnston...
When more than a century of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H tradition teams with a brand new Nebraska State Fair, it’s bound to make for a wonderful family time, officials say.
4-H’ers will exhibit their projects in new buildings in a ...
Groups, businesses and organizations are encouraged to sign up soon to be 4-H volunteers at the 2010 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
Nebraska 4-H is seeking volunteers to help with exhibits on entry day, judging, contests and serving as building h...
McCook, Neb. will be the site for the 23rd annual leafy spurge tour and conference on Aug.4 - 5.
Wednesday, Aug. 4 will kick off with registration at 12:30 (CDT) at the Chief Motel in McCook. At 1 p.m. the tour will depart to visit several sites...
Collection site for non-perishable items at 927 Central Ave., Grant, in lobby of USDA Service Center.
Throughout our own country there are children and families in great need of food this summer.
USDA employees, farmers and friends are joining to...
On Monday the communities in the area will come together for the 2010 Perkins County Fair.
I don’t know the history of the event, like when or how it got started, but I do have my own personal history of it.
I remember what it was like when I...
By Lori Pankonin
It’s amazing how attitude is
the key to how life progresses when there’s a change in the plan. Weather can often times be that change. And we should all know by now that we have no control over Mother Nature. So if we...
Whenever I see a recipe for a breakfast casserole, my mind immediately drifts to Easter brunch at church. It is always the same thing though. Ham and egg casserole and an assortment of muffins.
I am not saying that I do not like breakfast casseroles, n...
For those of you who love a parade, there is a grand one still going on in the early evening hours in the west just after sunset. There is even a new addition to the other stalwart three that have been holding forth these last few weeks.