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  • Locals selected to attend NAYI

    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) today announced the selection of nearly 190 Nebraska high school juniors and seniors to attend the 44th annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) July 6-10 on the University of Nebraska- Lincoln’s E...
  • Cutworm adults found in traps near North Platte

    According to Julie Peterson, Extension Entomologist at the West Central Research and Extension Center, corn is at the 4- to 8- leaf state.Peterson gave her report to the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resrouces (IANR) through the University of Nebra...
  • CELEBRATE JULY 4 IN GRANT

    Perkins County Chamber presents Fourth of July activities at the park:• 7 a.m. Firecracker fun run/walk• 7-8:30 a.m. breakfast• 9 a.m.  3-on-3 basketball• 10 a.m. Water games (swimming pool)• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch• 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dog wash• N...
  • Stumpf Wheat Center now open

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Let the work begin... The Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center just outside of Grant officially opened on June 23 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and hosted a West Central Water and Crops Field Day to begin t...
  • “Prayer in the Park” new to Fourth of July event

    An additional event is coming to the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July celebration this Saturday. “Prayer at the Park” will be held from 4:30-5 p.m. at the bandshell in the Grant City Park. Music and prayer will highlight the event and...
  • City council approves blight study

    Process of adding housing to Grant continues By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Tax Increment Financing (TIF) can be a confusing issue for some, according to Jeff Ray of JEO Consulting Group in Omaha. Ray has been providing information on TIF and blight ...
  • Memorial given in honor of Ruby Porter

    A memorial gift was given to Westview Retirement Community in memory of Ruby Porter on Saturday, June 27. Ruby’s daughters (Back row: l-r): Gailya Cooper, Pam Seiler, Janni Rahn and Donna Mayer, presented two patio gliders and table for the front area...
  • Malmkars attend Rodeo Bible Camp

    The 10th annual Platte Valley Rodeo Bible Camp was held June 10-13 in Julesburg, Colo. This year’s RBC theme “GOD>i” was taken from John 3:30 “He must become more, I must become less”. Attending the camp from Perkins County was Alyssa Malmk...
  • Rowley attends Jr. Law Cadet Program

    Every year, high school juniors from each of The American Legion’s 14 Districts in Nebraska are chosen to participate in the Junior Law Cadet Program. Sam Rowley from Grant was one of those chosen to attend this year from District 5.Rowley was sponsored...
  • Ready for the Fourth

      Perkins County High School cheerleader Alicia Hastings, right, helps Zeke Lee look for a good deal on fireworks. The PCS cheerleaders had their annual stand in downtown Grant in preparation for the Fourth of July with customers of all ages coming to...
  • Summer teams celebrated

    This year’s swim team consists of (Front row, l-r): Tavyn Lutz, Jacqueline Gloy, Meredith Gloy, Alexa Noyes, Savannah Schmitt, Madelyn Ingold, Juels Lyon. Back row: Casey Uehling, Austin Lutz, Ethan Terry, Eli Gaston, Antonio Lyon, Laurie Dreiling, Qu...
  • Summer music series to entertain in North Platte

    The Fort Cody Summer Music Series are underway, and will continue through the summer each Thursday night through August 13.  The concerts are held in the stockade at the Fort Cody Trading Post in North Platte.  In the case of inclement weather, the conc...
  • NEWSBOYS signed for state fair Christian concert

    Since arriving on the scene from their native Australia, the NEWSBOYS have taken Christian music by storm.  The NEWSBOYS will be appearing at the Nebraska State  Fair on Thursday, September 3, at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for a $6 convenience fee ...
  • Photographers being summoned to help Nebraska celebrate anniversary

    Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, is sponsoring a statewide “Call to Photographers,” now through January 4, 2016.Photographers throughout Nebraska are asked to...
  • Huey Lewis and The News to rock state fair

    The heart of rock-n-roll is still beating.One of America’s great rock & roll bands, Huey Lewis & The News performs on Friday, Sept. 4 at the Nebraska State Fair.  Tickets are available right now at Etix.com.Huey Lewis & The News are Grammy ...
  • NAWMN can help family farms in the region

    By Strahinja Stepanovich UNL Extension Educator Contribute to your farming community by joining the Nebraska Ag Water Management Network (NAWMN).NAWMN is a collaborative group of farmers, crop consultants, NRD personnel and UNL Extension Educators that w...
  • FSA Scoop

    It has been a very trying spring with many weather related issues, but by now most producers are either done planting or have decided it is time to give up and put the planter away.  But there is still work you need to do at your FSA office!  The final ...
  • Helser animals win top spots at national show

    Animals raised by Trace Helser, a junior at Chase County Schools in Imperial, took several top spots at the National Junior Chianina and Maine-Anjou Heifer Show June 19-25 in Springfield, Ill. One of Helser's animals won the Division Reserve Champion Earl...
  • WCNDD recognizes outstanding contributions

    West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) held its annual meeting Wednesday in Curtis at the Storm’s Curtis Cattle Company.The annual event featured a tour of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis (NCTA) followed by an informative...
  • State crop conditions report released

    For the week ending June 28, 2015, rainfall of one inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeastern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated ...