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  • Calkins sets alley record

    Phil Calkins (center) bowled the highest series ever during sanctioned play in Cornhusker Lanes. Calkins, bowling for Melody Lanes, rolled a 783 series during the Ogallala USBC city tournament team event recently. He bowls regularly for FCA during the W...
  • Law changes hunter ed requirement language

    Gov. Heineman has signed into law a bill that closes a loophole on language pertaining to the Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certificate. Statutes had stated that a hunter holding an Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certificate must be acco...
  • Torch runners needed for state games

    Nebraskans are invited to run a mile with the torch in the Nebraska National Guard and Air Guard, Cornhusker State Games Torch Run.  The Torch Run, sponsored by the Nebraska Army National Guard and Air National Guard, will kick off on May 3 at the Wyo...
  • Disability summit offers opportunities for families and guardians

    Families, guardians, advocates and friends of individuals with developmental disabilities can attend sessions planned specifically for them at the March 25-27 Developmental Disabilities Summit.  “Having families and guardians  If families or guar...
  • Nebraska WISEWOMAN: taking care of hearts and minds alike

    By Cathy Dillon NE Dept. of HHS Heart disease is the number one  killer of Nebraska women, yet so many of us worry about cancer. Breast cancer in particular.  Fortunately for Nebraska women and those who love them most, the Nebraska Department of H...
  • Register now for rural conference

    Registrations are being accepted for the Rural Jobs, Rural Opportunities Conference being held Monday, March 29 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 Second Ave. in Kearney, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT.   Focus will be placed on linking financial and...
  • Agricultural land values up 4.4 percent statewide says survey

    Agricultural land values in Nebraska increased about 4.4 percent in the last year, with rises in cropland values offsetting declines in rangeland, according to preliminary findings from the 2010 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey. Overall, agricultural l...
  • State FFA Foundation seeks award nominees

    Members of the Nebraska FFA Foundation are seeking nominations of Nebraska high school agricultural educators/FFA advisors for the second annual “Gary Scharf Helping Hand Award.” Tammy Meyer, executive director of the Foundation, said that nominati...
  • Haiti and Chile earthquakes register in Nebraska

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists say that recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile temporarily affected groundwater levels in Nebraska.  The hydroseismic activity–the effect that seismic waves have on groundwater–likely would have been misse...
  • Water/lotto released

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The February figures for water use and gaming were released by Grant City Council at the March 9 meeting.  Water Usage During the month of February there were approximately 3.9 million gallons of water used, which is a d...
  • 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...