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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
By Lori Pankonin
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...
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...
For those of you who love a parade, there is a grand one still going on in the early evening hours in the west just after sunset. There is even a new addition to the other stalwart three that have been holding forth these last few weeks.
By Dr. Kristi Kohl
Grant Medical Clinic
If April flowers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?
The classic answer to the old riddle is “Pilgrims” but for many, May flowers bring itchy watery eyes, runny or congested noses, sneezing, and...
Attention, desk jockeys: ditching the cubicle and computer screen this summer can be good for your health.
While the hazards of summer–sunburn, bug bites, swimmer’s itch and so forth–are well-known, the hot season offers plenty of health advantag...
Eighty-one percent of Nebraska households have Internet service–three-fourths of them using broadband, according to a new study of broadband use and needs in the state.
The survey is a first step in a federally funded effort to expand access to broad...
Mothers have used that statement to coax children into eating breakfast for years. As it turns out, mom was right, and according to TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, there’s research to back her...
The Perkins County Fair begins with the 4-H Dog Show Monday morning followed by five days packed with events. Food, kids activities and 4-H competition spotlight the week. Remember the FREE breakfast Thursday at 6 a.m. sponsored by Chamber.
There are lots of things scheduled at the 2010 Perkins County Fair, but as the week winds down, kids ages 18 and under can get revved up.
Several events on the fair schedule target the younger set on Friday, July 30:
• 2 p.m. Kids races
• 2 p.m...
By Tawny Burmood
UNL Student Intern
Local churches, New Life Fellowship and Grant Evangelical Free, will embark on their third mission abroad to Kayango, (ki-YANG-go) Uganda from July 26 to Aug. 4.
The purpose of these trips is to continue buildin...
Clifford and Yvonne Sexson celebrated their 67th anniversary at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, July 16. Clifford was enlisted in the United States Navy when the couple wed in New York City in 1943. (Photo by Jan Rahn)
By Shari Friedel
What was a blank wall in downtown Grant has become a major focal point with a mural project by art students at Perkins County High School, led by art instructor Lance Wurst.
The north wall on the HomeTown Agency bui...
By Jan Rahn
By the first part of October, Americans will know whether another two cents will be tacked on to each letter, bill or card they put into the mailbox.
In an effort to raise $2.3 billion during the first nine months of...
By Jan Rahn
Unless some non-incumbents meet the filing deadline in August, two of the villages in Perkins County will need to be filled with write-ins come election time in November.
Last Thursday, July 15 was the deadline for incumbe...
By Jan Rahn
By the first part of September, a new eatery should be opening its doors in downtown Grant.
Although it seems a lot of time has elapsed since the initial announcement back in April—SUBWAY® is still coming to town.