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  • What's Up

    It’s a quiet winter sky By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Not much happening astronomically speaking this week. Venus and Jupiter are still the brightest things in the southwestern sky after sunset, and the moon is setting near sunrise. Next week ...
  • Shaun's Thoughts

    Are you listening? By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Remember when your parents were lecturing you on the rules for taking the car for a spin? Dad would put his face in front of yours and say, “Are you listening?” Of course you would sa...
  • ER doctors see alarming increase in synthetic drug use

    The nation’s emergency physicians are seeing an alarming increase in the amount of patients being treated in emergency departments for synthetic (or chemically enhanced) drug use. For example, in 2010, there were a little fewer than 2,900 calls to poiso...
  • Tri City Street rods auto exhibition planned for Feb. 18-19

    Fonner Park and Grand Island welcome the Tri City Street Rods for the 39th Annual Auto Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19. The new exhibition building at Fonner Park has become the new home for this show as exhibitors showcase their vehicl...
  • We Hear You America/Readers Digest.Com

    Readers Digest is sponsoring a contest in which towns that enter can receive some of what must be “their excess money.” There are no strings attached. The town of Grant is entered and all that is needed are a lot of votes. This can easily be done by l...
  • Unleashing your mind from technology overload in 2012

    By Mark UnderwoodNeuroscience Researcher In 2012, resolve to use technology as a tool to help run your life rather than being overrun by technology. Have you ever thought that you live in a world where you feel constantly distracted? Do you feel stuck in...
  • 88th annual Tharp machinery sale set for next Tuesday

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Machinery is appearing on site, and auctioneers and volunteers are gearing up for the 88th annual Tharp Sale set for next Tuesday, Feb. 21 south of Grant. The sale starts at 9 a.m., with the expectation that vehicles from Nebr...
  • Cornhusker Economics scheduled in North Platte

    The seventh annual Cornhusker Economics Conference will focus on the ag outlook and management decisions for farmers and ranchers at five locations across the state in late February and early March. The conference to be held in North Platte is offered by ...
  • NRD hearing on pooling, transfer rule changes Monday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With little fanfare Monday, board members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources (URNRD) approved the proposed changes in rules governing pooling and transfers. The board conducted a public hearing on the propose...
  • Crop consultant program offered in Gothenburg

    UNL Extension, in cooperation with Monsanto, is offering a one day training targeted for crop consultants. The program will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center near Gothenburg. Reviewed will be the joint UNL Exten...
  • Great Plains Soccer has positive changes

    Dear Editor: Perkins County Soccer participates in the Great Plains Soccer program sponsored thru the Nebraska State Soccer Association.  In the past, we have had both a Fall and Spring season for all the younger age groups.  In the Fall we participate ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    A night in the trenches By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant I like to read...sometimes, I even find myself reading labels on packaged food. And then after I read them, I sometimes wished I hadn’t. However, a while back I had an opport...
  • Local man dies in effort to seek help after storm

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A severe winter storm at the end of last week contributed to the death of an elderly man northeast of Madrid. Glenn Ford, 85, a longtime resident of the Madrid/Grant area, was found dead nearly one mile from his pickup at approx...
  • February blizzard blankets area

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor A slow-moving winter storm dumped up to 11 inches in western Perkins County on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4, before heading toward the eastern part of the state. The strong system moved into the area early Friday morning, b...
  • Lions serve pancakes to assist local needs

      China Dixon (right) was present as one of the recipients of proceeds during the Grant Lions Club’s annual pancake feed held on Groundhog Day Feb. 2. Dixon, along with the infant son of Shelby Breazeale, was selected by the Lions to be the recipi...
  • Two file to retain seats in 2012 election

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The deadline for incumbents to file for a seat on one of the boards in Perkins County is quickly approaching. By Feb. 15, those who already serve and wish to be re-elected for a position must file for such. Non-incumbents have ...
  • Fourth annual Pheasants Forever banquet is Feb. 18

      Everyone welcome to attend—dinner, auction, giveaways, games. Call 308-352-2114 for tickets and more information. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Pheasants Forever will host its fourth annual banquet at the Perkins County Fairgrounds ...
  • Christensen’s EMS bill advances after first round legislative debate

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, Feb. 7 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen’s bill, LB 646, advanced to second reading Monday on a 28-1 vote, but the bill dealing with emergency medical service definitions faced...
  • Bible study group donates to clothing cause

      The Tuesday morning men’s Bible study at the Long’s home recently gave the Carrigs $410 for clothes for their newly, adopted Ugandan daughter, Monica. John Long says that the men will continue to contribute to needy, worthy causes in the communi...
  • Our Community’s History

    Now is the  time for every man to grow a beard By M. Lee One Year AgoFebruary 3, 2011 Bitter cold drops in. Minus 13 was just the beginning of what was to come according to the National Weather Service who predicted much colder temperatures with wind c...