By Vernon Whetstone
Okay fellow stargazers, here is the good news I have been waiting to tell you. The extension campus of Mid-Plains Community College in Imperial has asked me to conduct a basic observational astronomy course.
By Doug Anderson
You know, the first of June has certainly felt an awful lot like summer–you know the sticky hot sensation. It just goes to show you how we have to adapt to a very different weather pattern than they have on the ...
Another page turned on the calendar means another show at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant, this time an open exhibit from a variety of artists, local and out of town, entering a variety of art media.
The public is invited to enjoy art entries from Max Jo...
“The Lighter Side of the Oregon Trail” celebrating the pioneering spirit is this year’s theme for the Ash Hollow historical pageant to be held June 18-19 at Ash Hollow State Historical Park near Lewellen.
This is the 18th pageant that Volunteer...
By Shari Friedel
According to the free online encyclopedia, “Wikipedia,” Grant, Nebraska has quite a colorful history.
The popular website details facts about the town, including the population, location, time zone, coordinates an...
NFPA urges public awareness of electrical safety.
Electrical fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Released during National Electrical Safety Month (M...
In some parts of the country, people say there are really only two seasons: winter and construction.
Add a third–“fracture season,” say experts in children’s health at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis.
Warm spring tempe...
What's the biggest landscape challenge on your property? For many homeowners, it’s a curbside strip of soil surrounded by hardscape or buildings–difficult to mow, almost impossible to water without runoff, possibly shaded for part of the day and expo...
LINCOLN (AP) — More than a dozen deaths and 536 illnesses in Nebraska during the 2009 flu season were attributed to swine flu, according to a state report released late May.
Swine flu, also know as H1N1, raised fears of a global pandemic when it emer...
Orders involve alleged violations of rules/regs
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
At least three landowners in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will receive official cease and desist orders this week for alleged violations of di...
Quality beef is #1 priority for graduates.
Cattle production is big busi ness in Nebraska. Pride in quality beef ownership is the number one priority for Cow/Calf College program graduates, who know one in five pieces of beef eaten is from the great s...
Come enjoy a fun, educational day filled with 4-H projects and activities! Contact the Extension Office for more details/cost of registration. Sign up today!
Bring a friend!
Non-4-H members welcome.
• Keith County Fun Day: Jun...
By Katie Rowley
In early May the Perkins County FFA Chapter held a Bingo night for the residents at Westview.
The night started out with a potluck for the residents with food brought in by members of the FFA. Games of bingo were ...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has created a new monthly web-based program to help acreage owners manage their rural living environment. The website, at http://acreage.unl.edu, offers new content each month.
The site also will include a mon...
Several people from the region joined approximately 58,000 participants in the 32nd annual BolderBoulder, a 10k road race held on Memorial Day in Boulder, Colo.
Area participants and their times follow:
Grant: Patrick McGreer, (53:06.02), Chelsea McG...
Race enthusiasts have chance to compete at city’s 125th celebration
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
One of the early events on Saturday, July 3, during Imperial’s 125th celebration is a 5K race, mile run/walk and a kids’ half-mile race...
Kaitie Meyer completed her second golf season for Iowa Western. During her career there she was a medalist at six meets, won the Regionals and and qualified for Nationals both years.
Nationals were held in Daytona Beach, Fla. at the LPGA Internat...
By Jan Rahn
The deadline for county residents to file for a Homestead Exemption is June 30.
According to Perkins County Assessor Bonnie Appel, three groups of people are eligible for the Homestead Exemption.
Eligible persons must fi...
The appearance of Fairview Cemetery west of Grant has been enhanced with the recent addition of a white vinyl fence that goes along the west side and along the north side, creating an eye-catching separation between Highway 61 and the cemetery grounds. ...
By Jan Rahn
It’s time to think about the approaching Fourth of July holiday.
According to Fire Chief Don Softley, the fireworks have been ordered and the license applied for. Each year, the Grant Fire Department detonates the fire...