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  • More budget cuts on the agenda this week for unicameral

    Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, March 16. By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze It’s a relatively calm week for  District 44 state senator Mark Christensen, despite hearings on budget cuts and the recent Republican ...
  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

      Kindergartners from Grant Elementary enjoyed spending time at Hastings Memorial Library listening to Robin Schroder during Read-Across-America in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday last week. Taking an active part in the story are (clockwise from bottom...
  • Former chief takes over again at Grant Volunteer Fire Department

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With an official start date of Monday, March 1, Don Softley took over as Grant’s Fire Chief, replacing Wade Rahn who has accepted a new career position in David City. “I’m sorry to see Wade go and sorry for all the m...
  • Midwest’s annual meeting March 18

    The public is invited to a free meal, entertainment and meeting portion of the event. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation will host its annual meeting and election of directors in three districts on Thursday, March 18...
  • Driver sentenced for vehicular homicide

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Benjamin J. Pelster, 33, was sentenced in Perkins County Court March 3 on a Class 1 Misdemeanor for motor vehicle homicide. Judge Edward D. Steenburg sentenced Pelster to 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine plus costs of prosec...
  • New business offers credit card processing

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Cassie Lyon of Grant has recently achieved a lifelong dream—owning her own business—Bank Card Advantage. Lyon became a processing agent in mid-February, offering credit card processing equipment to businesses through U...
  • Two longtime instructors retire from Perkins County Schools

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It’s time. After considering retirement for several years, Don Harris has finally decided to end his career as math instructor at Perkins County High School. He also coached golf for 20 years and has co-coached mock tria...
  • Christensen concerned over enforcement of texting bill if it passes

    Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, March 9. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Unsure if he will  endorse it, Senator Mark Christensen was heading to a floor debate on LB945, a proposal on outlawing texting while driving. ...
  • Don’t let one bad potato ruin it for the rest

    We were treated to 100 pounds of potatoes left inside our front door at holiday time. A potato bake with a variety of garnishments for our 25 holiday guests didn’t put a dent in the supply. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes, ham and scallops, chicken...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Italian in no time!

    If you ever go out to dinner with me and you happen to let me choose the place, I will almost always choose Italian. Italian food is my favorite food in the whole entire world. Really, with pizza and pasta how could you possibly ever go wrong? One of m...
  • Wallace CWC to hold “Antique Road Show”

    The “Antique Road Show” is coming to Wallace!  Well, it will be the Wallace Christian Women’s Club version of the popular show.   On Saturday March 20 beginning at 10 a.m. CT at the Wallace Community Hall.  Tickets can be purchased at the doo...
  • Torch to be carried through Grant this summer

    The Nebraska Sports Council has announced the 2010 Cornhusker State Games Torch Run route and dates, and is encouraging Nebraska residents to participate. The Torch Run, sponsored by the Nebraska Army National Guard and Air National Guard, will kick of...
  • Full slate of volleyball camps scheduled

    The University of Nebraska Kearney volleyball program announces a full slate of camps for summer 2010. In addition, this year’s camp information and on-line registration can be found on their new web site, www.unkvolleyballcamps.com.  Printable brochu...
  • Mid-America basketball camp planned for June

    Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct four individual sessions and two team camps this summer. The overnight camps for boys will be held on June 20-23 and July 25-28 at York College.  Day camps will be held for both boys and...
  • PC speech team is district champion

    The Perkins County speech team took the championship plaque at the district speech contest held Monday, March 8 at Perkins County High School. The state speech tournament will be held in Kearney March 19. Speech team members include (Front row, l-r): Tr...
  • Swedberg is finalist in queen contest

    Tarassa Swedberg, daughter of Ralph and LaDonna Swedberg of Wallace, was a finalist for Nebraska’s 30th annual Homecoming Queen selection held March 6-7 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Swedberg was chosen Wallace High Sc...
  • PC students participate in Knowledge and Skills Discovery Day in North Platte

    North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition and TECH-Knowledge & Skills Discovery Day on March 3 at the north and south campuses of the college. Students from 33 area schools took approximately 860 tests durin...
  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    The American Cancer Society says colon cancer remains preventable if caught early.   Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as colon cancer) can be easily prevented; yet it remains the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women in the Uni...
  • Town of Curtis to present Easter pageant

    A “living picture Easter pageant” will be presented in Curtis at the Medicine Valley High School gym at 303 Crook Ave. on Easter Sunday, April 4. The pageant, which has been in existence since 1958 and originally similar to the passional plays of G...
  • Be on guard to avoid U.S. Census scams

    By Tom Browning Security Officer The official U.S. Census, which is conducted every 10 years and is described in Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, calls for an accurate count of people living in the United States and is used as a gauge in ...