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  • Tragedy across the globe affects people with ties to southwest Nebraska

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An 8.9 magnitude earth quake triggered a chain of events that plunged Japan into unimaginable destruction when a tsunami hit the northeast side of the island in the Pacific Ocean. Taking the brunt of the tsunami March 11 was th...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Who doesn’t love it?

    Cheesecake. When I am having a stressful day I could eat a whole cheesecake by myself! Just between you and me I think I may have actually done it a time or two (or three). When I was younger cheesecake came in three flavors that I can remember–plain, c...
  • What's Up...Dancing when the sun sets

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   Most of the action in the sky this week takes place in the evening. The smallest planet, Mercury, and the largest planet, Jupiter, are continuing their little dance in the west after the Sun goes down. If you h...
  • Phillips County to hold annual art show March 24-27

    Show to be held at Holyoke High School   The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27 at Holyoke High School, 545 East Hale Street. The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebr...
  • City pursuing funds for new warning sirens

    Severe Weather Week is March 14-18. Take warnings seriously. If a siren is activated, take cover immediately.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor In three days it will officially be spring, and having already sprung our clocks forward, the arrival of warm w...
  • Health Foundation annual meeting to be held March 29

    The Perkins County Health Services Foundation invites the public to enjoy its 23rd annual meeting and supper.  The event – featuring free roast beef supper, ice cream and cake–will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Perkins County Senior C...
  • Spring Fling set at golf course

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the weather slowly warming up, golfers are starting  to get the fever. The fourth annual “Spring Fling” membership meeting hosted by the Grant Golf Club is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 9 at the golf course ...
  • 2010 Census shows Wallace as only Highline community with growth spurt

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor All of the towns along the Highline show a dip in population—except Wallace—which has had an increase in residents during the past 10 years. The 2010 Census reflects an increase of 37 residents, up 11.2 percent from the la...
  • Westview hosts word game

    Westview Retirement Center residents challenged the Perkins County Senior Center to a game of Boggle, a word game, on Tuesday, March 8. Each team had a great time seeing how many words they could make out of given letters. Assisting with the game was Ro...
  • $2,500 reward offered for lead on golf course vandalism

      Informant will remain anonymous. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism to the Grant Golf Course that occurred in mid-February. Destruction of the course has put a damper on the eagerness of ...
  • Midwest to host annual meeting March 24

    The annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation is set for Thursday, March 24, at Perkins County High School in Grant.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor Three directorships will be voted on in District 3, 6 and 8 when Midwest Electric Cooper...
  • Elsie girl turns heads in the modeling world

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s such a cliché to say, “small town girl makes it big”—but in this case it could come true, and how neat that would be! What’s even better is that this girl, who has high hopes and dreams, loves and misses her...
  • Signs of Spring

    From activity in the park to new sprouts emerging in yards, signs of spring are evident in Grant. (Photos by Jan Rahn) ...
  • 2011 Legislative Session at halfway mark

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, March 15. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Nebraska Legislature is halfway through the 2011 Legislative Session, with public hearings wrapping up today (Thursday), March 17. Senator Mark Christens...
  • Another Perspective...Nebraskans make marks across the world

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher Nebraska celebrated its 144th birthday last week, having officially become a state on March 1, 1867. Russ and I had the first-time privilege to attend the Statehood Day dinner in the Capitol rotunda Saturday. Our invitation...
  • Work isn’t work if it’s fun

    Dear Editor: The senior center in Grant is a great place to go if you like eating good food and being around friendly people. You can play cards, drink coffee or just sit and visit. I really enjoyed working there during most of the past six years. (I took...
  • Never pay for a dead horse

    Dear Editor: Does your employer allow you to decide the size of your wages? What about how often you get a raise? Congress has done this since its beginning. We are their employer! Yet while millions of workers in the commonplace jobs have had to take wag...
  • FSA Scoop...NAP deadline is March 15

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE The NAP deadline is fast approaching to purchase 2011 coverage for certain crops. The deadline for spring crops such as pasture, alfalfa, millet hay, forage sorghum, mixed forage, ...
  • Groundwater awareness out of sight but definitely not out of mind

    Here is a statistic to ponder: The United States uses 79.6 billion gallons of fresh groundwater per day for public supply, private supply, irrigation, livestock, manufacturing, mining, thermoelectric power and other purposes. It’s with that stat from th...
  • Statewide groundwater monitoring paints mixed picture

    Statewide groundwater monitoring data from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln paints a mixed picture. Based on data from just the last one to three years, the news is generally good as groundwater levels under most of Nebraska continued to gain, or at lea...