The days are counting down to this year’s wheat harvest in southwest Nebraska. By most appearances, this year’s crop has put on some good sized heads which creates enthusiasm for above average yields. The fields at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center just east of Grant are bursting with a variety of field test plots that are moving towards full maturity every day. The recent cooler weather is a welcomed relief after several days of hot temperatures and dry winds. Typically, the annual wheat harvest will begin within the next 30 days on dryland fields.
Winds from over the weekend did damage to trees across town, leaving branches hanging or scattered in yards. The small tree just outside the Grant Tribune office sustained some damage from the gusts, with one branch dangling from the plant. Wind speeds on Sunday averaged 45 miles per hour, with the highest speeds at 63 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The aggressive winds continued into Monday and Tuesday.
Construction on the new pool at Grant City Park began Monday when members of the community involved in the planning and construction of the pool met for the official groundbreaking ceremony. Those in attendance were (back row, l-r) Connie Pofahl, Harley Brott, Melissa Wilson, Lori Johnson, Tawna Holmstedt, Edward Dunn, Andrea Brueggeman and Jessie Faber. Front row: Brittany Brott, Baley Brott, Cole Turner, Jana Turner, Delaney Turner, Hannah Turner, Wendy Skeels, Larry Steele, Lisa Schmitt and Kimberly Bishop. The shelter that was at the location for the new pool has found a happy new home at the Perkins County fairgrounds.
Hatch’s delivered groceries paid for by Heritage Insurance to the local food pantry Friday, May 29. Many area businesses have been challenging each other to pay it forward. Heritage Insurance was challenged and decided to donate $500 worth of groceries to the food pantry. The donation included one case of rotini noodles, one case of egg noodles, one case of elbow macaroni, one case of canned chicken, two cases of toilet paper, one case of facial tissues, three cases of ranch dressing, two cases of cereal, two cases of Hamburger Helper, one case of Tuna Helper, one case of Chicken Helper, two cases of laundry detergent, one case of fabric softener, one case of dryer sheets and toothpaste.