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  • Mid Plains instructor to show work at Meadowlark Gallery

    Dik Haneline, artist and artists’ educator, presents “Enigmatic Existence,” a series of acrylic on canvas images which will be on display in the Grant Meadowlark Gallery for a short time in January. Normally closed December through February, the ...
  • Girls Scout cookie sales underway soon

    Make space in the cupboard and pour a tall, cold glass of milk—Girl Scout cookies are here and ordering Thin Mints, Shortbread or Caramel DeLites® is just a Girl Scout away. From the panhandle to the Missouri River, local Girl Scouts are taking door...
  • Lady Plainsmen come up short in holiday tourney after first round win over Chase County Longhorns

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Swing forward Kayli Rageth’s  resolve battled Kimball back from a 13-0 drubbing from the opening tip to a 46-41 Lady Longhorns victory over the Lady Plainsmen to win the Perkins County Booster Club’s Holiday To...
  • Plainsmen make early lead stand up against Chase County but Maxwell edges them for holiday title

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Maxwell point guard Darin Williams jackknifed to the basket for 31 points and locked down the lane to carry his Wildcats to a 46-40 win over the Plainsmen and take the Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Tournament ...
  • Free consultation offered to area producers

    Free, one-on-one confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered in the area. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and financial counselor.  These professionals specialize in legal and financial...
  • Pesticide training set in February in Perkins County

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Keith-Arthur and Perkins county area where one may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification.  • Feb. 2, 10 a.m., Perkins County Fairground...
  • Wind farms could create thousands of new Nebraska jobs

    LINCOLN (AP) — Harnessing Nebraska’s largely untapped wind-energy resources could create up to 40,000 jobs over the next two decades if a federal goal is met, according to a report. The report, done by the National Renewable Energy Lab for the Nebr...
  • Nebraska Soybean Board announces call for candidates

    Three of the nine district seats on the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) are eligible for election this year.   Soybean producers in Districts 2, 4 and 8 are invited to run for election to the Nebraska Soybean Board by filing a candidacy petition by the M...
  • Biologist joins NRCS staff in Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Caleb Caton began working Dec.  7 at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Imperial as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist. The Fremont native will be increasing and promoting wildlife hab...
  • Magnificat is this Saturday in Ogallala

    Father Matthew Koperski, pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney,  will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Magnificat brunch on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Valentino's, 55 East River Road in Ogallala, at 9 a.m. (M.T).   Father Matt’s messa...
  • NWS offers information and tips in dealing with winter weather

    How is a Major Winter Storm Monitored and Forecast? How can the National Weather Service tell a major winter storm is brewing and will impact the area in the coming days or hours?  How can meteorologists tell if a storm is intensifying and where it w...
  • Kick Butts in 2010 with healthy habits

    At the beginning of a new year, many Americans try to get healthy and kick bad habits. To quit smoking should be at the top of the list.  Cigarette smoking kills about 178,000 women each year in the U.S. Smoking shaves an average of 14.5 years off the...
  • Live Healthy Grant starts Jan. 14

    How many miles can local residents walk or run in 100 Days?  How much total weight can citizens of our community lose in the same amount of time? We’re about to find out. Live Healthy Grant, a new 100-day team wellness challenge starts on Thursday, ...
  • Annexation goes nowhere during recent city council meeting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Residents in attendance for the city council’s vote on annexation of their land were breathing easier following defeat of the proposal last week. Due to lack of a second by a council member in the first motion, foll...
  • Looking back over 2009...

    January Vehicle registration is now offered online. The Perkins County Treasurer’s office will help troubleshoot. Sen. Mark Christensen headed back to Lincoln for the start of a new session. Elected in December, Wade Rahn officially became Grant...
  • Hunt Challenge within reach

    As of Tuesday, only $13,500 was needed for the Perkins County Foundation to reach the goal by the end of December to meet the requirements of the Hunt Challenge.  ...
  • SWNCBC director among grads of Nebraska Certified Public Manager® program

    Ann Burge, executive director of the Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation, recently graduated in the second class of management trainees.   Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy presided over the graduation of the second class of the Nebraska ...
  • Roger’s gift

    By Andrea Stumpf Stumpf family member Cat Stevens once said, “I always knew that looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would bring me tears.” And so it is with the loss of Roger Stumpf. The...
  • All aboard the UP Girl Scout Cookie Train

    It’s almost Girl Scout cookie season! Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and Union Pacific are hosting Cookie Train events in six Nebraska cities Monday, Jan. 4 to celebrate the launch of the 2010 cookie program. These colorfully “cookietastic” Coo...
  • Christmas with the Klimas

    A new Klima family tradition was born when the children and grandchildren of Ron and Christi Klima of Grant spent Christmas Day decorating gingerbread houses constructed by Christi. Each family member personalized their own house with frosting, candy an...