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  • July is National Ice Cream Month

    In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation’s populatio...
  • Rural area crash fatalities in Nebraska up 84 percent

    A fatality report recently released by the Nebraska Department of Roads shows an alarming 84 percent increase in fatalities on county roads in rural areas of our state, says AAA.   From Jan. 1 through July 10, 35 people have lost their lives on county ro...
  • Looking for Girl Scout alumnae and the eldest living Nebraska Girl Scout

    There are an estimated 59 million America women who can say that they built courage, confidence and character through their participation in Girl Scouting as a young girl, or as a leader or volunteer. This year, in honor of the 100-year anniversary of th...
  • Bull fest and cancer benefit team up

    Johnny Klein productions and the Cowpoke Bar are again sponsoring the Thedford Bull Fest at the Thomas Co. Fairgrounds east of Thedford on Friday, July 27. The Bull Fest begins at 6:30. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate and can be purchased ...
  • Grazing conference Aug. 14-15 in Kearney

    Two dozen presenters from five states will share their expertise on topics related to grazing animals and stewardship of grazing lands at the 12th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference at the Kearney Holiday Inn Aug. 14-15. The goal of the conference is to h...
  • Landlord/tenant workshop

    A landowner/tenant lease workshop will be held Monday, July 30, at 5 p.m. at Valentino’s in Ogallala. Topics to be discussed are trends in farmland values and cash lease values, good lease communications, writing a good lease and flexible cash leases. T...
  • Applications being accepted for rural business grants

    USDA Rural Development invites applications for Rural Business Opportunity Grants.  As announced in the Federal Register Thursday, June 7, applications must be received by 4 p.m. local time Aug. 6. Eligible applicants for fiscal year 2012 are public bod...
  • Curly Olney’s joins Titan Machinery network

      A local agricultural equipment dealership, Curly Olney’s Inc. in Imperial and McCook, joins the Titan Machinery Inc. network. Current Curly Olney’s employees will continue to serve area farmers and ranchers under the new ownership. David Meyer, ...
  • Nebraska Corn Board urges precaution when unloading grain bins

    In light of recent tragedies involving grain handling, the Nebraska Corn Board would like to remind farmers, farm workers and farm families that grain handling, especially the unloading and cleaning out of grain bins, deserves special attention because it...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Seek contentment By Pastor Vince CarrigNew Life Fellowship Church, Grant Leaning on his fence one day, a devout Amish man watched a new neighbor move in next door. After all kinds of modern appliances, electronic gadgets, plush furniture, and costly wal...
  • What a great birthday party

      The communities in the county came together for a birthday bash on July 4th—to celebrate the nation’s birthday, as well as that of Grant in marking 125 years. Perkins County as a whole will celebrate its 125th anniversary this month during ...
  • Residents strongly urged to start conserving water

    Water usage during June far exceeded the target goal. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Water conservation has become an important topic with municipalities and farmers during this hot, dry spring/summer season. City of Grant officials are asking that resident...
  • Perkins County can bank on big fun at fair time

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Get prepared to experience  a week of jubilation when Perkins County comes together to celebrate 125 years during the fair July 23-28. There will be 4-H shows and exhibits, food and competitions. There will be games and entert...
  • Candidates must file soon for November election

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the November General Election just four months away, candidates filing for a village trustee or ESU seat must meet the following deadlines: • July 16 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for incumbents to file. • Aug. 1 at 5 p.m....
  • Cancer benefit walk to precede movie in park July 11

    Purchase/decorate a luminary bag near the band shell 6:30-7:30 p.m.; walk scheduled 8-9:30 p.m.; free movie to follow. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Area residents are invited to “Walk The Walk” —an evening of walking, sharing, dedicating and remember...
  • Residents get reminder on city watering ordinance

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In an effort to conserve water, residents within the Grant city limits are reminded of the watering ordinance, and are supplied with this adjacent watering schedule. The hot, dry summer has created a strain on the city’s well...
  • L2 For Kids will buy new school clothes this fall

    Low income families with kids needing school clothes must apply by Aug 10. The Perkins County organization L2 For Kids has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Ak-Sar-Ben Community Fund. The money will help the organization purchase new school clothes fo...
  • Submit Good Neighbor and Grand Marshal letters by Friday

    Nomination letters for the Good Neighbor as well as the Grand Marshal for the Perkins County Fair are due Friday, July 13. This year’s fair is certain to be a grand celebration of the county’s 125th anniversary. Submit your letter of nomination today...
  • Our Community's History

    The hundred year storm hits Perkins County By S. Goff One Year AgoJuly 14, 2011 The museum rededication ceremony proved to be a big success with nearly 200 in attendance that Fourth of July.  Brenda Styskal wiped away tears of joy at the ceremony as sh...
  • Celebration held in Grant City Park

      Cold drink on a sweltering 104 degree day in the park.     City clerk Jessie Faber and Mayor Mike Wyatt (left) serve birthday cake and ice cream for Grant’s 125th.     Canines and their masters wait patiently in the heat for ...