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  • Career academies help students transition

    MPCC’s Career Academies help high school students get jump-start into college and careers. Career academies have become increasingly popular in recent years as high school students aim to get a jump-start on their post-secondary education and/or get on...
  • Farm Service Agency has new employee

    New to the FSA office is Jami Shaw of Grant. Raised near the small northwestern Kansas town of Selden, Jami has a strong agricultural background. She is the daughter of Steve and Joni Shaw, still of Selden, and has one sister, Jessica, of Lincoln. Her mu...
  • FSA Scoop...NAP closing dates near

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE Below are the NAP Sales closing dates: Sept. 1, 2011 for value loss crops Sept. 30, 2011 for fall seeded crops Dec. 1, 2011 for perennial crops We urge producers who want to purchase c...
  • Corn Board elects new officers

    The Nebraska Corn Board met and elected officers on their first day of meetings in Lincoln. The board met on Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12 at The Cornhusker Hotel to conduct regular board business and hold election of officers. Alan Tiemann, at-la...
  • Area farmers get energy grants

    Eighteen Nebraska recipients have been selected  in the first round of the Rural Energy for America Program to receive $127,077 in loans and grants.  Funds will be used to make energy efficiency improvements that will promote energy conservation. Among...
  • Fourth annual Nebraska Wind Power 2011 Conference to be held Nov. 15-16 in Kearney

    Wind Power 2011, the fourth annual wind conference sponsored by the Nebraska Wind Working Group (NWWG) will be held Nov. 15-16 in Kearney at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. The NWWG is a state and federal partnership funded by the National Renew...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Nothing better than steak in a pan

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff It seems like every time I go to make steak all I have in the freezer is cube steak. Not exactly what I want to find when I am in the mood for a mouth watering sirloin! My grandmother always made mushroom steak for us when ...
  • Autumnal equinox nigh

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer I hope you had an opportunity to view the very close conjunction of the moon and Jupiter early Saturday morning? I did, between the rain clouds that is. There were just enough holes to view the pair as the rain trave...
  • Truckers given extension for highway tax

    The Internal Revenue Service has advised truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that their next federal highway use tax return, usually due Aug. 31, will instead be due on Nov. 30, 2011. Because the highway use tax is currently scheduled to e...
  • Buyer beware: online insurance policies may not be what is needed

    You need an insurance policy —now. It seems like a good idea to hop online, grab the policy with the best rate and forget about it. So, you do it. Then, something happens, and you start reading the fine print. That’s when you realize that the policy m...
  • Grants reserved for Nebraska businesses

    The Nebraska Investment Finance Authority announced this summer that it has reserved $39,565 in grants from the $1,000,000 available in the Nebraska Asset Modernization Initiative. The Initiative offers financial incentives to encourage small manufacturin...
  • New survey data reveals parents’ concerns about eye and vision health

    3D imaging and digital devices require optimal visual capabilities and eye health. Classrooms around the country are becoming increasingly high-tech, and teachers are incorporating 3D imaging, digital devices and the latest computer applications into the...
  • Apply now to retire in 2012

    By Laurie JonesS. S. District Manager Plan to start receiving  your Social Security retirement benefits in January of 2012? We recommend you apply this October if you’d like your benefits to begin in January. If the prospect of traveling to an office...
  • Clutter robs us of time better spent

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Preparing for new flooring at home recently found us having to move everything out of several rooms. What a nice kick in the pants to get all the “stuff” out of there and get organized. I was determined that we wouldn’t...
  • Be made new

    By Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie How willing are you to be transformed? We look at ourselves and do not really see a great need for transformation. Now we might like to change one or two things, do a little better, act a lit...
  • August storms cause severe damage

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The month of August has been anything but typical. It’s usually the “dog days of summer,” with hot, dry days. Yards, gardens, pastures and ditches usually suffer from the dry weather.      Not this year—August ha...
  • Plan to attend Madrid Day Aug. 27

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The community can gather for one final big fling during the month of August when Madrid Day is celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 27. Events throughout the day have something for each age group. A parade, food, kids games, bingo, tr...
  • Nebraska’s first positive human case of West Nile confirmed in Dawson County

    One out of six tested pools of mosquitoes in Chase County has tested positive for West Nile virus according to the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department. By Myra StoneySWNPHD Director Two Rivers Public Health  Department in Holdrege is reporting ...
  • Middle school has new language arts teacher

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Students in middle school are getting acquainted with their new language arts teacher, Dave Wragge. He will also coach wrestling and track. As a graduate of Doane College last May, his assignment at the Perkins County Middle Sch...
  • Long is new art teacher at elementary

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Filling the position of K-5 art instructor at the elementary school in Grant will be Elsie native Nicole (Pelster) Long. The position was vacated this spring upon the retirement of Susan Hanson, another Elsie native. “I am lu...