Ag & Business Brooke Robertson | Johnson Publications

Chris and Holly Cornelius of rural Madrid stand in their one-acre hop yard that was planted spring 2017. While the crop takes three years to reach full maturity, it will produce a small harvest this September. 

Madrid hop yard reaching new heights

When Chris and Holly Cornelius of rural Madrid started building the structure for their one-acre hop yard last year, there was wide speculation of what they were up to. Samantha Goff | Johnson Publications

Keegan and Emme Sims, children of Sam and Breanne Sims, are the proud new owners and operators of Keegan’s ArKade on Central Avenue in Grant. Samantha Goff | Johnson Publications

Keegan’s ArKade offers plenty of space for several people to play different games at a time. 

Keegan’s ArKade: Rated E for Everyone

There’s a new hangout in Grant, and kids of all ages can enjoy the fun at Keegan’s ArKade. Bonnie Becker | Johnson Publications

Governor Pete Ricketts speaks to the nearly 50 attendees at Aurora Cooperative’s A-Stop 24 pump station grand opening on Friday, July 20. Other speakers included (l-r): Roger Berry, Nebraska Corn Board director of marketing; Chris Vincent, Aurora Cooperative CEO; and Kevin Sagehorn, Aurora Cooperative vice president of marketing. Perkins County youth who took a seat in front to hear the governor speak included (l-r): Jacob Woodmancy, Peyton Woodmancy, Kenyon Gaar and Bryce Grothman. 

Governor Ricketts promotes ethanol-blended fuel at Aurora Co-op’s A-Stop grand opening

Governor Pete Ricketts cut the ribbon to commemorate the grand opening of Aurora Cooperative’s A-Stop 24 pump station Friday, July 20. 


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