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  • Nebraska is conservative, and we like it that way

    I’m conservative, and I sleep pretty well at night knowing this. Apparently, so does Governor Ricketts, based on his reaction to a constituent pushing to make marijuana legal in this state at a recent town hall meeting. For this, I am thankful.   As N...
  • Knowing God requires discipline

    The school year is beginning. Parents and students are gathering supplies and preparing to start school again. Sports will begin, academic classes begin as do music and art classes. Students are exposed to a variety of experiences and a lot of new inform...
  • Grant library shows growth in annual report

    By Becky UehlingManaging Editor Hastings Memorial Library Librarian Robin Quinn was amazed last Tuesday as one-by-one she watched as 114 books were checked out at the Grant library. “Just a normal Tuesday in August. I don’t understand it—it’s ...
  • Ricketts stops in Ogallala; outlines plan for growth in state

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorGovernor Pete Ricketts’ recipe for growth throughout the State of Nebraska includes becoming more competitive on taxes, cutting regulatory red tape and improving education. Governor Ricketts outlined these three areas,...
  • Grant man dies in accident Saturday

    By Becky Uehling Managing Editor Fifty seven-year-old Michael D. Kosmicki of Grant died Saturday, Aug. 15 from injuries he sustained in a two vehicle accident fives miles east and two miles south of Grant, according to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brue...
  • Perkins County business receives USDA funding

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $63 million in loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide that USDA is supporting through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Fifteen Nebraska projects were sele...
  • NRCS gains new soil conservationist

    “Helping the People Help the Land” is the motto of the Natural Resource Conservation Service and this is also what Matt Zvolanck lives by. Matt is the newest soil conservationist at the NRCS office in Grant located in the USDA building. He starte...
  • First grocery store tour held

    By Brooke PankoninStaff writer Healthy eating choices were promoted at the first grocery store tour directed by PCHS dietician Shana Kraus at Hatch’s Super Foods on Tuesday, Aug. 11. “I started the grocery store tour to highlight our hometown groc...
  • Community garden coming to an end

      Shari Friedel, master gardener, led “A Walk through the Garden” the second Wednesday of June, July and August at the community garden located at the Grant USDA Service Center in Grant. It was held over the noon hour and people were encouraged to...
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  • Storm hinders Cruise Night

    Despite the threat of severe weather, approximately 100 people came out for the fourth annual Cruise Night in Grant last Friday night. A storm warning prompted City of Grant employees to move the event to the Perkins County Senior Center in downtown G...
  • Thomas appointed as commander of reconnaissance squadron

    Lieutenant Colonel Brian J. Thomas, formerly of Grant, was appointed the Commander of the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska on July 30, 2015. He is responsible for leading 180 aviators and support personnel conducting worldwide reconn...
  • School to Start in Wallace Next Week

    By Becky Uehling Managing EditorSchool will start for Wallace students on Thursday, Aug. 20, according to Superintendent Tom Sandberg. Students will have two full days of classes from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CDT on Fr...
  • School to start in Perkins County next week

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorAs final work is done to the middle school addition, Perkins County School administrators are putting final touches on staff responsibilities, room assignments, bus and lunch schedules as the first day of school approach...
  • Plan allows special financing to be utilized for development

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorWith a unanimous vote, the Grant City Council approved the 2015 redevelopment plan for the City of Grant at its July 28 meeting. The city, or an outside developer, can now move forward with creating specific plans to improve...
  • County fairs teach you to try and try again

    Another inspiration I received from the county fair was about perseverance. Those who entered in the fair practiced and went over questions they might be asked and brought their best effort. Sometimes, however, they did not do as well as they knew they co...
  • Start of school brings new opportunities to support youth

    For six months last year, I served as a substitute teacher for the Perkins County and Ogallala School Districts. It was an outstanding experience that gave me more appreciation for our teachers, but it also did something else, it opened my eyes to the soc...
  • What's Up

    Meteor Shower Starts SoonDo you have your dark-sky place picked out to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower starting, Wednesday, Aug. 12, into Thursday morning, Aug. 13?The forecast—at present—for southwest Nebraska and Missouri is looking very good with c...