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  • Governor seeks applicants for Natural Resources Commission

    Gov. Dave Heineman is seeking qualified candidates to the newly-expanded Natural Resources Commission. He signed LB 1098 into law which aims to address water management, water quality and flood control issues. That law expands the Natural Resources Commi...
  • State’s farmers to invest nearly $3 billion in planting 9.4 million acres of corn

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Nebraska corn farmers will plant 9.4 million acres of corn, about 94 percent of last year’s total of 9.95 million acres. With intentions of planting 9.4 million acres of corn this year, farmers wil...
  • Stop abusing a privilege

    Dear Editor: I appreciate this community so much for supporting our youth by volunteering at track meets, watching events at speech meets and attending music and drama events.   Many of you take time off from work and give of your personal time to suppor...
  • Newly passed bill has shortcomings

    Dear Editor: The lack of water, the disparity of how much water each groundwater irrigator from one Natural Resource District to the next NRD pumps, water quality and potential for water storage and flood control all were addressed in LB1098 which was pas...
  • Action, not words, wanted at county housing meeting

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor There was a lot of talking April 16 in Grant about housing needs and the general consensus of those in attendance was that the talking needed to cease, action was the next step. Nebraska Investment Finance Authority ...
  • City electric hook-up policy likely staying the same

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Midwest Electric officials recently asked Grant city leaders to re-examine their policy on new electrical hook-ups, as the company felt it may be inhibiting economic development and future growth of the municipality. The cit...
  • Easter Egg dash!

      Around 200 children made a mad dash for Easter Eggs in the city park in Grant on Saturday, April 19. Children in multiple age categories grabbed coloring books, toys and candy during the annual hunt, put on by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Parents snap...
  • City of Grant gives information on cross connection and blackflow prevention

    What is a cross-connection? A cross-connection is any temporary or permanent connection between a public water system or consumer’s potable (i.e., drinking) water system and source or system containing non-portable water or other substances. An example ...
  • Two-in-one birthdays honored

    The Madrid American Legion and Auxiliary Post 271 took the opportunity to celebrate the annual birthday of the American Legion on March 12. This year they expanded their celebration to include a special tribute to Whitey Shirley by surprising him in celeb...
  • Wallace American Legion gathers

    The Wallace American Legion Post 213 met on April 14. The group reviewed hours worked to support the veterans, their financial report, and the previous meeting minutes were approved. The Girls and Boys State Representatives were announced. Karen Goucher ...
  • Midwest Musings

    A happy dilemma By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Grant is lucky to have a housing problem. It is lucky to have no rentals, no houses for sale and a list a mile long of young people clamoring to get into this community. Grant is lucky to have nowhere for bu...
  • Cogitation

    Useful body parts from God By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident God told me we had a lot of stuff to learn. We would take them one by one, from the top of my head—my arms and hands next, then the middle of me and finally the bottom of me, my legs, feet and ...
  • PCHS Quiz Bowl team headed to state competition

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Question: Who is the 2014 ESU 16 district Quiz Bowl champion? Answer: Perkins County High School. The Plainsmen captured the title April 15 at Sutherland. Thirteen schools competed in a bracket-style, double eliminatio...
  • PCHS students awarded for talent

      Several Perkins County High School students received awards from the Phillips County Art Show held on March 29 in Holyoke.     Senior Sarah Medich received Best of Student first place for her collage mixed media work of a saxophone.  Sophomore J...
  • Lyon selected as Senior of the Month for April

    Courtney Lyon, daughter of Roy and Teresa Lyon of Grant, has been chosen as April’s senior of the month. The busy senior has participated in many activities both in and out of school throughout her high school career. She has been a member of band, chor...
  • Nebraska young artist awards honor local high school youth

          Samantha Snogren of Perkins County High School was among area students who were recognized at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Nebraska Young Artist Award Day April 9. Sixty-four high schoo...
  • College Notes

    Burge on SCC list Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean’s List for the quarter recently completed on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses. Among those recognized was Seth Burge of Grant who is majoring in agriculture busin...
  • Wallace students place at Inter-High Day

    North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition and TECH-Knowledge & Skills Discovery Day on Wednesday, April 2. The theme for Inter-High Day this year is “Spotlight on Success.” Students from 28 area schools too...
  • Still time for students to help with election

    Nebraska students still have time to contact their local election official to discuss working at the primary on May 13, says Secretary of State John Gale. Students who work or volunteer at least four hours are eligible to have their names selected to rece...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Wilt changed the game By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director I don’t follow professional basketball much because although the players have lots of talent, I don’t think the game is as much team-oriented as it used to be during my growing up...