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  • The season begins

      Justin Richardson plants a field belonging to Brad Foote northeast of Grant on Monday. Last week’s rain and this week’s sun provide perfect conditions for farmers eager to get their 2012 corn crop in the field. (Photo by Jan Rahn)...
  • Voter approval sought to fund Grant Suburban Fire District

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Voters in the Grant Suburban Fire District will be asked to approve a continuation of the tax levy to fund fire protection when they take to the polls during the May 15 Primary Election. According to Grant Fire Chief Don Softley...
  • Deadline reminders for May 15 Primary

    By Jan GoffManaging Editor Sample ballots for the May 15 Primary Election will appear in next week’s issue for selecting candidates on federal and state tickets, senatorial and congressional races, along with local hospital board, commissioner and schoo...
  • Wallace seniors to march Saturday

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Wallace seniors will sit together as a class one last time on Saturday before leaving the halls of high school to seek their futures. Fifteen 2012 graduates will take part in the ceremony on May 5 at 4:30 CT with family and frie...
  • Pheasant Run offers the public a place to stop for food and fun

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor New things are happening at Pheasant Run Golf Club, and the general public is invited to be a part of it. Perhaps the biggest change is the warm invitation being extended to non-golfers who can enjoy friends, food, sunse...
  • Legislative session marked by changes

    By Christine Scalora Nebraska News Service The second session of the 102nd Legislature adjourned on April 18, after passing bills that address a wide range of issues in the 60-day session.    Nine term-limited state senators bid farewell to their colle...
  • New oncologist treating patients monthly at Grant Medical Clinic

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Access to a new oncologist at Perkins County Health Services will hopefully make dealing with cancer a little less stressful for patients who can cut their travel time. Dr. Irfan Vaziri of North Platte began patient care o...
  • Our Community's History

    Omaha Chamber of Commerce visits Grant By S. Goff One Year AgoMay 5, 2011 The Eagle Scouts were approved by city council to start their new project at Fairview Cemetery. The flagpoles were set to be refurbished by brothers, Christian Miyamoto, who repai...
  • Local construction company awarded

    Ken Kohmetscher and Kathleen Dietlein of Ken’s Construction in Madrid, recently attended the MFS/York/Stormor and Brownie Systems National Sales Meeting in Grand Island. Dealers from throughout the United States and Canada attended the two-day sales eve...
  • GPRMC pediatrician bolsters access for care in the North Platte region

    Grishma Parikh, M.D., F.A.A.P., joins Great Plains Pediatricians and will begin seeing patients in May. Board certified in pediatrics, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Parikh has been the Chief Pediatric Resident at New York Meth...
  • Elsie seniors enjoy Easter celebration

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon April 17 at the Elsie Legion Hall. There were no April birthdays to celebrate but they still enjoyed an Easter egg decorated cake furnished by the Commercial State Bank and made by Karla McQueen, and a m...
  • Club gains ideas from “big city” Red Hatter

    Fourteen ladies of the Scarlet Chapeau traveled to Big Springs on April 26 to enjoy a dinner at a restaurant. Our menu was varied from taco salads to eating from the buffet. Two new members joined, so everyone took a turn making introductions. Conversati...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Start the day off right By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Baked Oatmeal 1/2 cup vegetable oil3/4 cup white sugar2 eggs1 cup milk1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon baking powder3 cups quick cooking oats1/2 cup raisins2 tablespoons brown sugar1/2 teaspoon ci...
  • Creative Family Fun

    By Alyson CarlsonArt Instructor Ever wonder what ‘Creativity’ really is?... and, is it possible to teach ‘creativity’ to children? To answer these questions, we need to research the definition of the word. I checked several resources looking for...
  • Town Hall Lecture Series features new lineup of speakers for 2012-14

    A new lineup of the Town Hall Lecture Series speakers has been announced. Lectures are at the Neville Theater in North Platte from 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT. in September, October, April and May. This is the 30th year of lectures. Members are invited to join th...
  • Nurses to be recognized next week

    National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as Nationa...
  • New law changes DMV process

    The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds Nebraskans that effective May 1, any individual needing a duplicate or replacement driver license or state-issued identification card will begin the application process with the DMV driver licensing staff. L...
  • “High flying fun” is state fair theme

    The Nebraska State Fair has announced the theme of “High Flying Fun” for the 2012 event. Shaun Schleif, marketing and sponsorship director for the fair says, “The addition of the new Sky Tram was the impetus in selecting this year’s theme. While i...
  • Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise offers classes at NPCC

    Anyone looking for continuing education credits, professional development, or personal enrichment classes is invited to join in one or more of the following classes offered by The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise at North Platte Community College. Living...
  • Recycling equipment grants available

    The Nebraska State Recycling Association has grant funds available now for municipalities, other government entities, non-profits and recycling companies who wish to purchase recycling equipment. Visit www.recyclenebraska.org and call Deb Rost at 402-933-...