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  • Christensen gets bills passed on gun rights and foster parent issues

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th districts, took some time Friday to reflect back on the accomplishments of this year’s legislative session. During the 90-day session, Christensen saw tw...
  • Fireworks fundraising underway

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With 4th of July just a month away, it’s time to begin fundraising efforts for the annual display put on by the Grant Volunteer Fire Department and Perkins County Chamber. The light show will follow a full day of activities at...
  • Siren replacement still in the works

    County residents should have a plan in place for when a severe storm threatens. By Jan RahnManaging Editor With tornados causing fatalities and significant damage to areas south of here, it’s a good reminder this spring that warning systems can indeed ...
  • Fuel slightly cheaper over Memorial Day

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Gas prices fell slightly prior to the Memorial Day holiday when 34.9 million Americans were projected to travel 50 miles or more from home. That figure, according to AAA, is an increase of 0.2 percent, or 100,000 travelers, ove...
  • Council inches closer to starting water main project along Washington

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The second reading on an ordinance to start authorization for issuing bonds for the  new water main project was held during the regular meeting of Grant City Council Tuesday night, May 24. Bid opening for the project will be at...
  • Sentences handed down in shooting at Wallace arena

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Jose Florez-Sosa was sentenced in Lincoln County District Court on May 23 for a shooting that took place in Wallace back in November 2010. Judge John Murphy sentenced the 28-year-old Wallace man to prison for 5-10 years on a con...
  • Grant awarded Tree City USA

    Jon Forney (second from left) accepts the Tree City USA award from Governor Dave Heineman, Nebraska State Forester Dr. Scott Josiah and Nebraska Forest Service Community Forester Eric Berg during the annual Nebraska Community Tree Conference and Tree Ci...
  • Westview residents enjoy local musicians

    Donna and the Lou, Lou’s entertained Westview residents Monday, May 23.  This talented group of volunteers is a real treat and very much enjoyed and appreciated by all of Westview. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Library to hold annual book sale

    Hastings Memorial Library in Grant will be hosting its annual summer book sale on Friday-Saturday, June 3-4 in conjunction with Grant’s city-wide garage sales. The sale will be held in the library’s community room at 505 Central Ave. Books will be ava...
  • Calling all world travelers

    Hastings Memorial Library launches summer reading program Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer as the Hastings Memorial Library presents “One World, Many Stories” during their summer reading program. Children will explore places from...
  • Registration continues for SCORE Camp

    Registration is continuing for the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Education) in Imperial. Director Marla Smith said the grade 5-6 camp is full, but applications are still being taken for the grade 1-2 and 3-4 camps. Final registration is June 6 at C...
  • College Notes

    Students make President’s List Matthew Greenwood and Nicole Walrod of Grant, and Kyle Clough of Wallace are among Mid-Plains Community College students named to the President’s List for the spring 2011 term. Students who maintain an overall 3.9 or gr...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Coaching isn’t easy no matter the level

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director If you listen to the sports writers from the Lincoln and Omaha papers, you first have to realize that they are pretty much experts about how things should operate in all sporting activities at UNL, UNO or C...
  • Summer Ball Schedules

    PeeWees(Coaches: Doug Beck & Trent Patrick)Wednesday, May 25    at Ogallala (Bl)    6 p.m.Friday, May 27    at Imperial    6 p.m.Wednesday, June 1    at Ogallala (Or)    6 p.m.Friday, June 3    vs. Sutherland    6 p.m. Wednesda...
  • Johnston just out of medal contention at state golf

      Alex Johnston, Perkins County’s only state qualifying golfer, participated in the state tournament at Meadowlark Hills in Kearney on Tuesday, May 24. The weather shortened the tournament to one day, with participants golfing 18 holes. First place ...
  • Tickle wins silver

    Special Olympian Kevin Tickle won the silver medal in the shotput at Special Olympics held at Benson High School in Omaha May 19-20. In addition to the medal, he received a fifth place ribbon for the 25 meter freestyle relay; a fourth place ribbon for the...
  • VB skills class offered at Mid-Plains

    “Advanced Volleyball Techniques” by Instructor Jared Daily will be offered four hours a week from June 6-July 28 at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte. Individuals who want to get a head start on the 2011 volleyball season or who are interes...
  • FSA Scoop...Aug. 1 is deadline for farm reconstitution

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE A farm generally consists of tracts under common ownership and is operated by one individual or entity. If the farm does not meet this definition, the farm will be reconstituted.   ...
  • Report on ‘water balance’ in Republican Basin to be made at NRD meeting June 7

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Findings of a wide-ranging report on the relationship between water availability and uses across the entire Republican River Basin will be presented during next week’s NRD meeting in Imperial Tuesday, June 7. The ...
  • FSA county committee nomination period starts June 15

    Perkins County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Mary Karash, announced that county committee election nominations begin June 15. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their ...