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  • What's Up...Look for the “false dawn”

    The days are getting shorter, the Sun is shining through that south-facing window where it hasn’t been all summer and the nighttime temperatures are getting cooler. Sound familiar? Well, you guessed it, autumn is coming, and will officially arrive at...
  • Hints for Health...Benefits of breastfeeding

    By Dr. Kristie Kohl Grant Medical Clinic August is Breastfeeding  Awareness Month. This month we walk you through the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get a smooth start, and how to deal with problems that may occur. Babies who are exclusively brea...
  • Free legal and financial workshop for business owners

    Omaha attorney Milo Alexander is leading a financial and legal issues workshop Sept. 8 at the Mid-Plains Community College extended campus in Imperial. The workshop is set for 6-8 p.m. Topics include: Employment eligibility issues; contract labor vs. e...
  • Quick-Books courses offered in Grand Island

    Hands-on Quick-Books training and consulting will be presented by Expert Pro Advisors for Quick-Books in two separate courses. The courses, held on Sept. 15-16, will be held at the Holiday Inn-Midtown, 2503 S. Locust Street in Grand Island. A detaile...
  • Business planning class to begin Sept. 7 at Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise

    Many business owners find that sneaking away to dedicate time to developing a business plan and projections can be difficult.  Beginning Sept. 7, the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise at North Platte Community College will offer a class that was design...
  • Wallace to host annual fall festival Sept. 18

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Biscuits and gravy for breakfast is a hearty way to start the day on Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Wallace community comes together for their annual fall festival. Organized by the Wallace Community Club, the day’s events ...
  • Perkins County Schools adopts dating violence mandate

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With the beginning of a new school year comes a mandated policy that will give students, teachers and parents a little more peace of mind. The Nebraska Legislature adopted a dating violence bill last summer that was requir...
  • Hospital bed project complete

    Last week, the fundraiser to purchase five new electric hospital beds was completed. This happened when Dan and Evelyn Gengenbach and Pam Holm donated to the project. According to Ron Patrick, administrator of the Perkins County Health Services Foundat...
  • Williams wins demo derby

    Jarrod Williams and son Domanic of Grant are pictured with what’s left of Jarrod’s car after winning the Chase County Fair demolition derby on Aug. 19 in the no-weld class. Williams, now 24, has been involved in derbies since the age of 16, and althou...
  • Milestones celebrated at senior center

    Birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center recently. Birthday celebrants were Margaret Parrish, Vera Seiler, Marie Dahlkoetter. Back row: Nancy Hansen, Gerald Engel, Sandy Deaver. Celebrating 61 years together were Kei...
  • Mad(rid) scramble for kids makes cents

    Keeping kids entertained was not hard at Madrid Day with many events scattered throughout the day. An afternoon penny scramble hosted by Adams Bank and Trust was a big hit. The fourth annual Madrid Day event included a parade, food, games and entertainmen...
  • Emergency personnel have busy Monday

    Monday afternoon, Perkins County Sheriff’s Office personnel and members of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wreck two miles east of Brandon on Highway 23 involving a grain-loaded semi and a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup, Natha...
  • By petition Hoffert challenges Pankonin for commissioner seat

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Well in advance of a Sept. 1 deadline, a petition to place a new candidate on the ballot for commissioner was received by the Perkins County Clerk.  Dave Hoffert’s name will officially appear on the November General Ele...
  • Tines seeks re-election to Venango board as write-in

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor William “Dude” Tines, who did not officially file for re-election to the Venango Board of Trustees, has now met requirements that will allow him to be a write-in candidate for the November General Election. Tines has b...
  • Fact sheets show recovery act impact for Nebraskans

    By Ben Nelson U.S. Senator Everyone knows our economy is doing better today than over a year ago when layoffs, furloughs and plant closings were in the headlines across Nebraska.  Certainly, we haven’t been as hard hit as many Americans in this rec...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Heard it at the fair!

    The Chase County Fair always is an interesting time. Since my husband is from the Imperial area it is always a yearly challenge for me to remember all of the names and faces I come in contact with, in hopes not to be embarrassed the following year. Thi...
  • SCIP to sponsor Walk-A-Mile fundraiser

    The Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) is hosting the fourth annual Walk-A-Mile in Their Shoes, which combines big hearts with brave feet and brings the community together for a great cause. The event premise is simple—men and women are nom...
  • West Nile Virus: DHHS case update

    So far this year, eight cases of West Nile virus have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in Colfax, Scottsbluff, Lancaster, Valley, Cheyenne, Douglas, Sarpy and Burt counties. This is identical to the number of cases re...
  • Take precautions with eggs to avoid salmonella

    A University of Nebraska-Lincoln food safety specialist says that eggs are safe when handled properly. Julie Albrecht, UNL Extension and food safety specialist and federal food safety information recommends these actions to reduce salmonella: • Ke...
  • Gum disease, periodontitis, linked to rheumatoid arthritis

    It’s not pretty.  Inflamed receding gums. Loose teeth. A buildup of plaque that turns them brown.  That’s periodontitis.  Aching joints. Hands that don’t work. Feet that are too painful to move.  That’s rheumatoid arthritis.  Two i...