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  • USDA announces grants to improve health and future of America’s children

    Team Nutrition Initiative works to alleviate childhood obesity and promote physical activity. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced investments across the country to help children develop positive nutrition and physical activity habits tha...
  • AARP seeks volunteers

    AARP Nebraska is seeking leadership volunteers who are concerned about issues facing people age 50 plus to serve on its statewide executive council.   The executive council carries out AARP’s strategic priorities within the state under the guidance of ...
  • Safe Kids Nebraska gives tips for using car seats

    Motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of injury deaths among Nebraska children, contributing to the deaths of 50 children each year, on average, according to information from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “Some of these de...
  • Ogallala Chamber will be presenting seminars

    The Ogallala Chamber of Commerce will present two business seminars on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Quality Inn in Ogallala. The first, “Big Ideas for Small Business” will focus on leading a dynamic small business, managing small teams for big results, mar...
  • Governor Dave Heineman announces business expansions

    Gov. Dave Heineman recently announced international business expansions in Nebraska with companies located in Korea, China and South Africa, as part of Nebraska’s second Reverse Trade Mission. This year’s trade mission, “Bringing the World to Nebra...
  • Nebraska Senior Medicare Patrol Program receives two national awards

    The Nebraska Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) received two national awards for exceptional performance: the “Highest Dollar Amount Referred for Further Action” award from the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) and the “Expansion of the Volunteer Capacit...
  • Medicaid fraud unit recovers $275,000 for Nebraska

    Attorney General Jon Bruning recently announced a settlement with Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. The settlement will return more than $275,000 to the Nebraska Medicaid program. “Nebraska taxpayers can’t afford to foot the bill for fraudulent health ...
  • Smith offers free pocket constitutions to Third District

    Congressman Adrian Smith announced in celebration of Constitution Week which takes place September 17-23, he would continue providing free pocket copies of the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence to residents of the Third...
  • Supreme Court rules LB 701 occupation tax constitutional

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Eighteen months after a district court ruled the occupation tax in LB 701 was constitutional, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed that ruling in an opinion released Friday. In March 2010, Lancaster County District ...
  • FSA Scoop...Electronic newsletters will be available in the future

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE As the budget decreases, FSA will be implementing “GovDelivery” which will make newsletters and other important information available to our producers by email.   FSA is in the be...
  • Plant it forward

    Across Nebraska, there are approximately 470,000 acres of community forests. These trees were planted by previous generations who understood the long-term benefits they would provide. ReTree Nebraska urges Nebraskans to plant it forward this fall in celeb...
  • 9/11 tribute and impressive airshow

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher While in Lincoln to cheer on the Huskers earlier this month, Russ wanted to seize the opportunity to watch the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team during an airshow the next day. We’ve had the fortune of con...
  • Let your light shine

    By Pastor Ronald E. KrauseZion Lutheran Church, Grant In Paul’s letter to the Philippians he tells these Christians that they should “...be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, amon...
  • Reader urges civility in problem solving

    Dear Editor: Since the uproar with the commissioner in District 2, maybe we all need to take a breath and calm the water, so to speak. As the old saying goes, “You can satisfy some of the people some of the time but not all the people all of the time....
  • “The Sound of Music” staged at PCHS

    Sisters Margaretta (Shania Metcalf) and Berthe (Elizabeth Krajewski) wonder how to solve the problem of the free-spirited nun, Maria. Maria (Ashley Kemling) center, teaches the von Trapp children to sing. (Clockwise from top right): Friedrich (Colton W...
  • The moving and amusing Sound of Music

    The public was treated to two performances of “The Sound of Music” by Perkins County High School students Sunday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 13. The well-loved musical tells the story of a young nun in training who leaves the convent to become...
  • Candlelight vigil to honor Corrie Wood

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The public is invited to honor and celebrate the life of Corrie Wood on Saturday, Sept. 17 when a candlelight vigil will be held at Grant City Park. The vigil marks the three-year anniversary of Wood’s unsolved murder on Sept...
  • Meals now prepared on site at senior center in Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Home-cooked meals on site are now a part of the daily activity at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant. The center has new kitchen equipment, and as of Monday, Sept. 12, lead cook Sherry Krause and kitchen staff have bee...
  • Wallace Fall Festival is this weekend

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Lasting memories are promised to be made when the community of Wallace gathers for their annual Fall Festival this weekend. “Where your memories last a lifetime” is the theme for this year’s event, with the two-day festiv...
  • United Methodists to celebrate 125 years

    The Grant United Methodist Church will celebrate 125 years Sunday, Sept 18 with 10 a.m. worship, followed by a catered dinner. Rev. Harold Backus who pastored the church for several years will preach. Other former pastors planning to be present include J...