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  • Free 2010 chemigation training offered

    With chemigation season only a few months away, chemigators should check the expiration dates on their permits, said Dave Boxler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomology research technologist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North...
  • Grants offered by USDA Rural Development

    USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program.   RBEG’s are available to public bodies, non-profit entities and Indian tribes who desire to facilitate and finance the development of small and e...
  • Tree care workshops focus on essentials for the green industry

    The 2010 Tree Care Workshops offered in March in Alliance, North Platte, Hastings, Norfolk, Omaha and Lincoln will offer members of the green industry the opportunity to hear the latest in current and emerging issues in tree care. “This will be excel...
  • Grazing another way of harvesting corn still standing in the field

    By Bruce Anderson UNL Extension Forage Specialist Did early fall snows prevent you from harvesting all your corn? Instead of waiting for snow to melt and then the ground to either freeze or dry out, consider grazing. More in a moment. Do you have st...
  • Firearms rule will change for possession in national wildlife refuges

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that effective Feb. 22, the rules governing possession of firearms on national wildlife refuges will change as a result of legislation enacted by Congress.  After this date, the law allows an individual...
  • Monday fire destroys rural Venango home

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Six area fire departments responded to an afternoon blaze on Monday, Feb. 15, which destroyed the home of Wayne and Eunice Prottsman south of Venango. According to the state fire marshal who investigated the fire, the ca...
  • Guilty verdict handed down in felony theft at area church

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Janet G. Huff, 35, entered a no contest plea in District Court on Friday, Feb. 12 for one count of theft by deception of over $1,500, a Class III felony. District Court Judge John P. Murphy found the defendant guilty and h...
  • One new filing meets deadline

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County Clerk Rita Long has announced only one new filing in the past week—that of incumbent Mayor Michael Wyatt. Wyatt’s mayoral seat, along with two other seats on Grant City Council will be filled in the Nove...
  • Four bills on agenda for Christensen this week

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze Aside from District 44’s water  woes, State Senator Mark Christensen will be busy again for the next several days as the legislature goes into its seventh week. Three major bills were on the agenda for the legislat...
  • Council releases monthly reports

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Monthly reports were released by Grant City Council during their regular meeting on Feb. 9. The monthly report from the city enforcement officer, which gives a breakdown of building permits issued along with monthly report...
  • Kumor recipient of Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A very special award turned the spotlight toward the western part of the state at the end of January. Leon Kumor was honored as the recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at the 18th Annual Nebraska Aviation ...
  • Senator Nelson’s spin

    Dear Editor: Recently, Senator Ben Nelson has been putting “spin” on his recent vote in support of the health care bill coming out of the U.S. Senate. Since that vote, we’ve seen and heard him on our airways more often than in any actual politica...
  • Lack of sleep affects overall well-being

    Zzzzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzzzz. Are you getting enough z’s in your life? Frankly, the credit given to ample quality sleep is sometimes shorted. Face it, you think better, feel better and look better when you’re well rested. Unfortunately, I’m a procras...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    February birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 12. Those sharing in the celebration were (Front row, l-r): Maxine Reynolds, Elmer Pankonin, Dorothy Meyer. Back row: Alice Jantzen, Bev Norman, Donna Bishop, Loretta...
  • Kuskie selected as February Senior of the Month

    Jeannie Kuskie has recently been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi February “Senior of the Month.” Kuskie, a student at Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Larry and Norma Jean Kuskie of Grant. Kuskie has participated in golf all four yea...
  • Wallace volunteers attend fire school

    About 220 individuals attended the 18th Annual Mid-Winter Fire School on Feb. 7 at Holdrege High School. Attending from Wallace were Charles Andrews, Deb Jameson, Ray Jameson, Ryan Kuhlman, Michael Sullivan, Lynn Swanson, Josh Tobiasson and Tom Tobiass...
  • Fourth graders may take part in Severe Weather Poster Contest

    Entry deadline is Feb. 26.   The springtime severe weather season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the annual 2010 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. The contest, sponsored by Nebraska Association of Emergency Man...
  • Students encouraged to enter art contest

    Nebraska students in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to show their creativity by entering the 2010 Nebraska Spirit Art Contest. The contest, which is designed to promote Nebraska, is sponsored by Secretary of State John Gale and Nebrask...
  • ‘Freedom From Smoking’ class beginning March 1

    The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program for seven weeks beginning March 1.  The class will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday evenings in Room 124 on the South Campus of N...
  • What’s New...at your local library

    By Robin Quinn City Librarian Ready to renovate your bathroom?  Looking for a new knitting pattern?   Hastings Memorial Library is trying out some online databases and wants you to take a look.   Through the end of March, the library will be tes...