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  • EMS workshop to be held in North Platte

    The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will offer a workshop on “Hazmat for EMS” for emergency medical technicians and first responders.   The workshop will be held at Midwest Medical Transpo...
  • Alcohol, drug education class offered in Imperial

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class.  Two sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 23-24, from 5:30-9 p.m.  Participants are required to a...
  • Kites and Castles set for July 31 at Lake McConaughy

    Sand sculpting and kite flying will be highlighted at the annual Kites and Castles event July 31 at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA). Join the fun at Martin Bay and enter the free sand-sculpting contest, which will include events for all age...
  • July 13 Grant Bloodmobile has low donor turnout

    The Grant Bloodmobile was held Tuesday, July 13.   Forty-eight units of blood were received, well below the goal of 65 units. There were three new donors: Ryan Putnam, Rhonda Kroeker and Zachary White. Receiving pins were Julie Burge, two gallons;...
  • Perkins County Fair Dog Show Results

    The Perkins County Fair officially opened with the annual 4-H Dog Show, held on Monday, July 26 at the fairgrounds.   Results Dog Showmanship: Jacob Woodmancy, Junior Showmanship; Alissa Rosentrater, Intermediate Showmanship and Top Showman. Grand...
  • Grant USDA Service Center employees join garden initiative—harvest will be donated

     The people’s garden initiative is an effort by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which challenges its employees to establish People’s Gardens at USDA facilities worldwide or help communities create gardens. People’s Gardens var...
  • Good Neighbor considered gift to his neighborhood

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor There are special people in every community, but then there are those who seem to be head and shoulders above the rest—those are the ones deserving of a Good Neighbor Award. Fitting into that category is native Robert ...
  • Cochran to lead fair parade

    By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern Local resident Ron Cochran said it’s the people that he loves most about Grant and Perkins County.  “People see me coming down the street and they walk down the other side,” Cochran said with a smile. “The...
  • Fair gets a doggone good start

    Jacob Woodmancy talks to pal Annie during the Dog Show Monday. (Photo by Ashleigh Noyes)  ...
  • New record set at meet—17 swimmers medal

    Grant’s Tsunami swimmers brought home 17 medals from the League Championship Swim Meet held in Lexington on July 17. Capturing a gold medal and setting a new record was Elliot Carlson in the 15-18-year-old division of the butterfly stroke. The top ...
  • Firecracker Fun Run Results

    The Firecracker Fun Run was held in conjunction with the festivities at the Grant City Park on the Fourth of July. The event, which included a one mile run and a 5k race, raised $1000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as provided sc...
  • Free sports physicals will be provided to PC students

    Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the high school.   Providers for Perkins County Health Services have graciously agreed to provide free athletic physicals on Thursday, Aug. 5 to students who require it for participation in Perkins County School activities. ...
  • Highline team finishes season

    Members of the 2010 Highline baseball team include (Front row, l-r): Brody Prante, Quinton Hite, Jake Sexson, Garrett Toner, Austin Thelander, Elliot Carlson, Derek Brueggeman, Chad Fosbinder. Back row: Coach Tyler Turner, Coach Tony Ross, Alex Johnston...
  • 4-H ready for new State Fair site in Grand Island

    When more than a century of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H tradition teams with a brand new Nebraska State Fair, it’s bound to make for a wonderful family time, officials say. 4-H’ers will exhibit their projects in new buildings in a ...
  • 4-H seeking Nebraska State Fair volunteers

    Groups, businesses and organizations are encouraged to sign up soon to be 4-H volunteers at the 2010 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Nebraska 4-H is seeking volunteers to help with exhibits on entry day, judging, contests and serving as building h...
  • Third annual leafy spurge tour and conference to be held in McCook

    McCook, Neb. will be the site for the 23rd annual leafy spurge tour and conference on Aug.4 - 5.    Wednesday, Aug. 4 will kick off with registration at 12:30  (CDT) at the Chief Motel in McCook. At 1 p.m. the tour will depart to visit several sites...
  • Help the feds, farmers and friends feed families this summer

    Collection site for non-perishable items at 927 Central Ave., Grant, in lobby of USDA Service Center.   Throughout our own country there are children and families in great need of food this summer. USDA employees, farmers and friends are joining to...
  • Where do you invest?

    On Monday the communities in the area  will come together for the 2010 Perkins County Fair.  I don’t know the history of the event, like when or how it got started, but I do have my own personal history of it.  I remember what it was like when I...
  • Attitude and unexpected changes

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher It’s amazing how attitude is the key to how life progresses when there’s a change in the plan. Weather can often times be that change. And we should all know by now that we have no control over Mother Nature. So if we...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Relax one day

    Whenever I see a recipe for a breakfast casserole, my mind immediately drifts to Easter brunch at church. It is always the same thing though. Ham and egg casserole and an assortment of muffins. I am not saying that I do not like breakfast casseroles, n...