A solar eclipse will take place on Aug. 21. People interested in viewing the event need to keep some important safety tips in mind.
Election Ballots: The sample ballot for the hospital special election is on page 8. Ballots are due at the Perkins County Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 15 by 5 p.m.
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Dr. Eric Gengenbach (left) and eye technician Jamie Picquet wear their solar eclipse glasses which are being given away at First Insight Eyecare’s four locations.
First Insight Eyecare clinics in Imperial, Grant, Ogallala and North Platte are providing instruction sheets and free solar eclipse glasses while supply lasts.
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The Nebraska Forest Service delivered a mobile SEAT base to the Grant Municipal Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Those in attendance included Bryan Kroeker, Grant airport advisory board president and Grant Volunteer Fire Department captain; Dana Harris, Grant city superintendent and airport manager; Fred Reichert, GVFD assistant chief; Lew Seiber, NFS fire equipment manager; Don Softley, GVFD chief and Doug Beck, NFS mechanic.
Grant Municipal Airport will serve as the new base for a mobile support unit for aerial firefighting of wildfires in forested lands and/or fires threatening structures.