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  • Hasenauer sets PR at state track meet

    By Elizabeth Strand Sports Writer   Six Wildcats made the trip  to compete at last week’s State Track and Field Meet held at Omaha’s Burke Stadium.  The highlight of the meet was Josi Hasenauer’s personal best in the 3200 where she cut 10 s...
  • Mealtime Makeovers -Thanksgiving–why wait?

    I don’t know about all of you, but I hate waiting for the holidays to come around to get a good turkey dinner. Why is it that it has to be holiday time before anyone wants to take the time to cook a good turkey these days? When the holidays come arou...
  • Select the right tree this season

    Selection of trees for planting in a home landscape depends on the desired effect and the purpose the trees will satisfy in the landscape, explains Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association.  “Will they attract birds t...
  • Young Nebraskans can remain on parents’ insurance says Blue Cross

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska announced that younger Nebraskans can retain health care coverage under their parent’s policy months before a new health reform law takes effect. Starting June 1, BCBSNE members under age 26 can remain on their ...
  • AAA projects number of Memorial Day travelers to increase 5.4 percent

    AAA projects the number of Americans traveling on vacation this Memorial Day holiday weekend will increase 5.4 percent from 2009 with approximately 32.1 million travelers taking a trip away from home. Last year, 30.5 million Americans traveled during the...
  • Gardening with children

    Now is a great time to get together as a family and promote the healthy values of gardening and good food. Not only can people connect with their kids in a new way, it provides exercise and awareness of healthy food choices that can be grown in the backy...
  • Meditation could help alcoholics

    Meditation might help alcoholics become aware of their urges and develop coping skills that may reduce their risk of going back to the bottle. That’s according to Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Wi...
  • Silver newest approach to wound healing

    An ultra-thin, layered patch carrying a concentrated dose of silver nanoparticles has proven highly effective in healing wounds while not damaging important cells. Silver is commonly used to prevent bacterial contamination in traditional wound dressing...
  • Sexson receives 2010 DEKALB® Agricultural Accomplishment Award

      Josh Sexson of Perkins County High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto. Sexson, the son of Doug and Shari  Sexson, received the award for excell...
  • Producers reminded of enrollment deadline

    Dan Steinkruger, state executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska, reminds producers that enrollment for the 2010 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) will end June 1. Farm producers mus...
  • CRP land: assistance for young farmers

    Perkins County, Nebraska landowners who are willing to sell or lease Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres to new farmers can get federal assistance with the Transition Incentives Program (TIP).  The program was created by Congress in the 2008 farm...
  • Smith to host Export 2010 seminar in Kearney

    Governor Dave Heineman to deliver keynote address.   Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced he will be hosting Export 2010, an international exports seminar, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) campus on June 3. Governor Dave Heineman will...
  • Keep ‘navigable’ in Clean Water Act says Farm Bureau

    Nebraska Farm Bureau is opposing new federal legislation that would subject non-navigable bodies of water to the requirements of the Clean Water Act.  Man-made lakes and ponds, road ditches and farm fields that are wet only part of the year would be r...
  • Surveys to provide vital data on production

    USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)is surveying thousands of farmers across Nebraska to get a clearer indication of the production and supply of major commodities for 2010. “With the 2010 growing season now in full swing, we can ...
  • Another Perspective:Nothing like service with a smile

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   I think back to a Red Carpet Service workshop in which several employees in area communities took part. The purpose focused on the front line people in the community who can make the first and only impression of a town...
  • Letter to the Editor: A new interest in government

    Dear Editor: I grew up in a divided house. My mother’s family was loyal Democrats. My father a dyed-in-the-wool Republican. Many family discussions involved the New Deal and F.D.R. Uncle Mick and Uncle Lloyd could see some benefits to the programs. ...
  • Letter to the Editor: Gratitude for Nebraska motorists

    Dear Editor: I’m here for a few days with my wife, Sheila, and kids, Brittany and Jarod, visiting her folks, Jerry and Carolyn Harms.  Since I have a bicycle race coming up next weekend, I had to bring my bike along to keep training. My first rid...
  • Letter to the Editor: A treat of a lifetime of memories

    ear Editor: Elmer and I were so excited to see in the Grant paper– “The Avi8ors” are coming to the Grant Airport June 27. The three women and one gentleman duplicate World War II USO entertainment, in the dress and wonderful songs of the era. Th...
  • Rockin’ and reelin’

    Swing choir members perform a toe-tapping version of an old rock and roll song during the spring music concert at Perkins County High School. Performing under the direction of Judy Kurkowski are (Front, l-r): John Prante and Debbie Dahlkoetter. Back: Er...
  • City of Grant will pursue funding for new warning sirens

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A public hearing on an ordinance for planning and zoning regulations was held during the regular meeting of Grant City Council on April 27, with discussion by council on the recommendations made by members of the planning an...