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  • Holiday drinking and driving focus of NSP enforcement

    The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will conduct special enforcement efforts as part of a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. Beginning Friday, Dec. 2 and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, the NSP wi...
  • Give something that means something this holiday season

    The holiday season is just around the corner and this year the American Red Cross is urging people to give something that means something by donating to the Red Cross and helping those in need.     The Red Cross has launched a holiday fundraising camp...
  • Select a fresh Christmas tree this season for safety and longevity

    Many Nebraskans will soon head out and try to find that perfect Christmas tree for the season. However, UNL Extension Forester Dennis Adams says whether it is a pre-cut tree from a retail lot or a cut-your-own tree, freshness is key. “If you want to en...
  • Listen up and laugh– health benefits are waiting

    By Mark UnderwoodNeuroscience Researcher Did you know a good dose of laughter can actually help your immune system and decrease stress? Have you ever wished you could let go and laugh more often at the silliness of life?Laughter for Better Health There’...
  • Jeff Foxworthy coming to Grand Island

    Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck...
  • IRS seeks to return $153 million in undelivered checks to taxpayers

    Recommends e-file, direct deposit to avoid future delivery problems. In an annual reminder to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is looking to return $153.3 million in undelivered tax refund checks. In all, 99,123 taxpayers are due...
  • Stay one step ahead of the flu

    It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. There’s only one direction flu activity will go and that’s up according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Only two cases have been reported to DHHS so far which means there’s...
  • Know your medications: ensuring safe and healthy holiday travels

    As the winter travel season approaches, the American Pharmacists Association encourages consumers to talk with their pharmacist about their medications before they pack their bags. This will help ensure each person knows the best way to pack their medicat...
  • 10 tips to a great plate

    1. Balance calories. Finding the calories you need each day is the first step in managing your weight. 2. Enjoy your food, but eat less. Pay attention to hunger and fullness cues. 3. Avoid oversized portions. Use a smaller plate, bowl and glass. Portion o...
  • True Holiday Spirit

    By Bryan Golden Dare to Live Without Limits Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, “what did you get?” Much less frequently asked is, “what did you give?” Invariably...
  • Another Perspective

    Kids’ vocabulary can prove entertaining By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Grandpa (my husband) took our eight-year-old grandson, Austin, on a nighttime shopping excursion when we were in Lincoln recently. They hit the jackpot by finding a birthday present ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    God in all His glory By Pastor Chris CostriniVenango Community Church Moses, the Bible tells us, was a man who spoke with God, “mouth to mouth.” Other prophets had visions or were given dreams, but Moses got it straight from God, person to person. W...
  • Fire destroys leased combine

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A John Deere combine was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived on the scene in an early afternoon blaze nine miles north and three west of Grant on Monday, Nov. 21. According to Grant Fire Chief Don Softley, the m...
  • Grant City Council discusses ways to fund future projects

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The latter part of the agenda at the recent Grant City Council meeting involved discussion on how to meet capital outlay projects and ways to fund them. One way discussed by council is to establish a city-wide sales tax.     ...
  • Olsen honored for years as Farm Bureau president

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Approximately 175 recently helped Keith Olsen of Grant celebrate his retirement as Nebraska Farm Bureau President, an office he has held for the past nine years, choosing not to run for re-election. The day of his reception was ...
  • Donations needed now for the Angel Tree project

    Deadline is Dec. 12—to contribute, contact any pastor in the county. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Donations of money or selected gifts are a way to ensure every child in the county has a happy Christmas. The Angel Tree project sponsored by the Perkins Co...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau will elect a new president on Dec. 6

    Nebraska Farm Bureau delegates will elect a new president for the state’s largest agricultural organization at the Farm Bureau annual meeting, set for Dec. 5 and 6 at Kearney’s Younes Convention Center. Keith Olsen of Grant, Farm Bureau president sinc...
  • Looking back on 44 years in Farm Bureau

    President’s Column—November 2011 Something happened in June of 1967 that has had a lasting impact on my life. No, that’s not when Doris and I got married.  We had just started to date and she had already informed me that she would not marry a farm...
  • Thrivent donates to food pantry

    The shelves at the Perkins County Food Pantry are considerably more full, due to a generous donation by Thrivent Financial members at Zion Lutheran Church. The organization has purchased and plans to purchase $1000 worth of groceries to stock the shelve...
  • Health foundation board has positions available

    Two Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board of Directors appointments will be made by the County Commissioners Jan. 17. These positions will be for three years (starting Feb. 1, 2012) and are available to persons living in Districts II and III. D...