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  • Water meter project progressing

    The water meter project started by the city nearly two years ago is making progress, according to Dana Harris, Grant City administrator. Harris noted that Tom Werblow, city engineer, is putting the specifications together for the meter project. The proje...
  • Memorial Day services in area to honor those brave Americans

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Services for Memorial Day have been set on Monday, May 25 in communities throughout the region to pay tribute to Americans who have fallen in battle.Grant Services will be at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, southwes...
  • Barring bad weather, pool set to open Monday

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Grant Municipal Pool is preparing to open for another season on May 25. Parks and Recreation head Renee Seiler explained that the pool is ready to open, with the cooperation of Mother Nature. With a forecast predictin...
  • 25 years of service recognized

      At the May 12 Grant City Council meeting, Gary Beckler, Grant Utilities Superintendent, was recognized for his 25 years of service to the city. Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt (left) presented Beckler with a Nebraska scoreboard clock in recognition of his ...
  • Working together

      For “Faith In Action Sunday” on May 17, members of the United Methodist Church in Grant did several projects throughout the community. Pictured are, from left to right, Eugene Otto III, Lila Konecky, Audrey Martin and Pastor Nora Mendyk replacin...
  • Long attends state workshop

    Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, completed a Nebraska Association of County Officials workshop in Kearney May 14. The workshop provided officials training as they prepare to begin County Board of Equalization hearings. Among the topics addressed were the ...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Legion auxiliary meets The American Legion Auxiliary Grant Unit No. 40 met at Westview May 12. President Loretta Armbruster called the meeting to order. Trudy Hundhausen led them in prayer and they recited the preamble to the constitution. Minutes of the...
  • From the Pulpit

    Three little words Father Tom Kuffel I love you! More lives have been changed by those words than by all of the sermons ever preached. Those three little words can be the most beautiful and powerful of all in a person’s life. They are a powerful force...
  • Hughes' Views

    Sense of urgency on some bills By Dan Hughes Senator The legislature is heading into the final weeks of the session. We’re scheduled to adjourn for the year on June 5. There is a sense of urgency to get through more bills. Some of the bills we are wor...
  • Spring concert held at high school

      The Perkins County High School concert band performs “Caprice” during the May 12 spring music concert. ...
  • Senior of the Month

    Kaleb Gaar of Grant was selected as Senior of the Month for May 2015.With a love of learning and problem solving, Kaleb has excelled in academics, drama, music and sports throughout high school.He was a member of the golf team, Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl and s...
  • College Notes

    Holtz completes basic Army Pvt. Natalie L. Holtz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Coaching philosophy By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist I have written a number of times that the summer is the time for athletes to improve their skills. It is a time to try and get stronger and faster. Any athlete, I would think, would want to report ...
  • Plainsmen win district golf title

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A goal PCS Boys Golf Coach Troy Kemling had at the start of the year was to win the district championship.The Plainsmen have been competitive in several invites this season and at the district meet on Monday in Suthe...
  • Two Plainsmen headed to state

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Two Perkins County athletes will be headed to the state track meet tomorrow (May 22) in Omaha.Zak Kurkowski won the triple jump district championship and punched his ticket to the state meet with a leap of 41’ 2”...
  • Wildcats have strong showing at districts

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Wallace Wildcats will send their top athletes to the state track meet in Omaha this week (May 22-23) after an outstanding showing at the D-10 district meet in Sutherland on May 13.Six qualifiers from Wallace in s...
  • Youth with local ties places in state gymnastics meet

    Ashley Engel, eight-year-old daughter of Craig and Carol Engel of Genoa, Neb., granddaughter of David and Lisa Engel of Grant and great-granddaughter of Dean Hatch, competed in the Nebraska State AmeriKids Gymnastics meet on April 25 in Lincoln at Lincoln...
  • FSA Scoop

    2015 acreage reporting and failed acreage By Teri Moss FSA Director Remember to call the FSA office when you get finished planting to make an appointment to complete your acreage report before July 15. Failed acreage should be reported to FSA before des...
  • NRD to look at rule change for transfers

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Nearly every month, the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) hears variance requests from landowners and irrigators to transfer allocations from one tract to another. The board has typ...
  • Youth invited to livestock evaluation clinic

    Youth interested in learning how to evaluate cattle, sheep, hogs and meat goats should plan to attend the West Central Nebraska Spring Livestock Judging Clinic at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in North Platte on May 27. Preregister by calling the Lincoln...