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  • Come enjoy wine tasting event to benefit shelter

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Animal Shelter will host its annual wine tasting and fundraising event on Friday, April 15, at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Everyone is invited to sample five featured wines, enjoy great food, music, friends ...
  • Logo contest open to all for 125th anniversary celebration next year

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In 2012, residents of Perkins County will join in a 125th anniversary celebration of its establishment. To bring a personal flavor to the commemoration being planned by a county-wide committee, residents are asked to take part...
  • Council releases monthly figures

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Figures were released for water use and lotto by Grant City Council at their regular meeting on March 8. •  Water: Water usage was down in February by nearly 2 million gallons. January’s water use was nearly 6 million gall...
  • Free car seat safety checks offered during health fair

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A car seat safety check is among events scheduled to take place in conjunction with the Perkins County Health Services Health Fair. The health fair is set for Friday and Saturday of this week—the car seat check will take plac...
  • Rotary ShelterBoxes arrive in Japan

    Local Rotary Clubs in Nebraska have supported the Shelter Box Program as part of their response to humanitarian need. Below is the latest information on the status of their work in Japan. The first ShelterBoxes have arrived in Japan, five days after a h...
  • Weather spotter training offered

    The National Weather Service will be conducting severe weather spotter training on Thursday, March 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. CT. This class will be held in the first-floor conference room at the Public Safety Building, 715 South Jeffers in North Platte. This c...
  • All bowlers invited to support Bowl for the Cure®

    Local bowlers are expected to knock down pins to knock out breast cancer at the fourth annual Bowl for the Cure® bowling tournament to be held on Sunday, March 27. A nine-pin no-tap tournament will be held at Cornhusker Lanes located at 900 E. 1st St. in...
  • Barbershop show planned for Saturday

    Habitat 4 Harmony, an outstanding barbershop quartet from Kearney, will headline the Cowboy Capital Chorus annual barbershop show March 26. The quartet is known throughout the state for its fine singing of gospel and country western songs, old time cla...
  • Caring for Children conference set for March 26 in McCook

    The annual Caring for Children Conference will be held on Saturday, March 26.  The conference, which is sponsored by the High Plains Early Childhood Professional Development Partnership, is set for McCook Community College from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m MDT. The key...
  • 17th annual train show to be held April 9 in North Platte

    The Nebraska West Central Division of the National Model Railroad Association will hold its 17th annual train show in North Platte on April 9, 10. The show will be at the D & N Event Center, 601 East Walker Road. This year’s show will be open to th...
  • Burpo family to speak in Holyoke

    The First United Methodist Church of Holyoke is very blessed and excited to host an evening with guest speaker Todd Burpo and family to share their son, Colton, and his “Heaven is for Real” experience on Sunday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holyoke Hi...
  • Home care and hospice providers head to D.C.

    Home care and hospice providers from Nebraska will join hundreds of colleagues in Washington D.C. to keep the fight alive for the critical, high-value, high-quality care that is delivered every day to some of the nation’s most vulnerable individuals. Ne...
  • Adams Bank promotes employees

    Chad Adams, President of Adams Bank & Trust, has announced the promotions of Michelle Kalin, Megan Jehorek and Kerri Anderson. Michelle Kalin has been selected to lead the bank’s retail effort on the Internet and will be working on the Business Proc...
  • Spring sprang sprung

    Conner and Caylie Clouse of Utica, children of Spencer and Michelle Clouse,  enjoyed frolicking at the park recently while visiting their grandparents, Monte and Teresa Clouse. Below: tulips and daffodils everywhere have busted through the crusted wi...
  • Economic development committee says assistance very effective

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor As determined by the City of  Grant and its Economic Development Committee, along with the Citizen Advisory Review Board, Grant’s program for economic development is quite effective. In July 2002, the Economic Development Pr...
  • First Insight sites under new ownership

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor “Just switching seats” is how Drs. Eric and Tori Gengenbach refer to their acquisition of First Insight Eyecare LLC from Dr. Tim Meyer—who they emphasize is NOT retiring. The Gengenbachs took ownership of three First ...
  • Perkins County above state average in wage and income increases

    Research done by the City of Grant Economic Development Committee shows Perkins County to be 36th of 116 counties and metro areas reporting in rate of average wage increase from 2002, which was the year Grant’s LB840 was passed, through 2008, the lates...
  • GVFD hosts annual banquet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Members of the Grant Fire Department and honored guests gathered for the 2011 annual banquet and award presentation Saturday evening, March 12, at the Perkins County Senior Center. Following a meal prepared by the Youth Dev...
  • Christensen’s ethanol labeling bill debated on legislative floor

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, March 22.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When debate opened Tuesday on Sen. Mark Christensen’s LB 698, he noted it was the first time that he didn’t have a pulse on what kind of support the ethanol labe...
  • Travel to the desert

    By Pastor Larry Booth Congregational Church, Grant   What is Lent? (It’s not in the Bible, you know.) Lent, the word, is short for Lenten, which is simply the name for the longer days of springtime, which follow the short, cold days of winter. Nothi...