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  • Emergency Medical Services workshop offered in North Platte

    The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will offer a workshop on “Infection Control” for emergency medical technicians and first responders.   The workshop will be held at Midwest Medical Tran...
  • Radon poster contest kicks off

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is pleased to announce its second annual radon awareness poster contest for youth between ages nine and 14.  The winners of the local contest will become eligible for the state contest and a chance to...
  • Public invited to WRC banquet

    The 8th Annual Banquet, Uniting for Life–“Choices”, of the Ogallala Women’s Resource Center will be held on Monday, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. MT at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Ogallala.  The evening will begin with bidding on Silent...
  • Tips for cool season turfgrass maintenance

    By David Lott UNL Extension Horticulturist With school back in session  and football back in full swing, it must mean that the days are getting shorter.  It is a reminder that it is time to prepare lawns for autumn and winter.  Before adjusting ...
  • Guidelines to follow in planting fall bulbs

    By David Lott UNL Horticulturist How many enjoy the beautiful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus that brighten up flower beds? Now is the time to start thinking about these planting these hardy fall bulbs so these beautiful flowers can be enjoyed ...
  • In the garden...Celebrate ReTree Week

    Celebrate ReTree Week, Sept. 19-25, by planting a tree –or trees–in a home landscape or the community.    ReTree Week is sponsored by ReTree Nebraska, a 10-year cooperative initiative to promote the proper planting and care of 1 million trees...
  • Help offered to those serving as caregivers

    Free resources help families overcome resistance of seniors who need help.   Just when you thought that a family caregiver’s job couldn’t get more difficult, consider this: Many of the estimated 11,500  households caring for a senior in the Nort...
  • Trail ride benefit is Oct. 9-10 near Halsey

    Early bird registrations due Sept. 24   The 4-H annual trail ride benefit is planned for Oct. 9-10 near Halsey. Meals, activities and live entertainment are included in the weekend’s activities at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp. Youth riders age 1...
  • Children need enough sleep

    With all the activities that children are involved in from young ages, it is becoming harder and harder for kids to get a full night’s sleep.  But, how much is the right amount? The right amount varies with age. From two to six, the average child ...
  • Dr. Kemme joins specialty clinic at PCHS

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Dr. Douglas Kemme was in the specialty clinic at Perkins County Health Services (PCHS) for the second time last week as the replacement oncologist for Dr. Mark Mackenzie. Dr. Kemme will travel to Grant on the second ...
  • It’s coming assures owner of SUBWAY® franchise

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor There is still a promise of a new SUBWAY® coming to Grant in the future. According to franchise owner Michael Jonasen, things are moving along, but there is no definite date set for occupancy of the former youth center o...
  • Local wheat farmers will help with exhibit in nation’s capital

    Nebraska Wheat Board and Nebraska Wheat Growers Association in partnership with Wheat Foods Council unites industry to educate public and key influencers.   On Thursday, Sept.23 and Friday, Sept. 24 a live wheat field, approximately one-quarter of an...
  • Learn fundraising basics at RC&D workshop scheduled in October

    The Western Prairie Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) is sponsoring a “Complete Fundraising Workshop” Tuesday, Oct. 12 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Prairie Museum of Art and History conference room in Colby, Kan. The presenter wi...
  • Library commission awards grants

    Hastings Memorial Library in Grant received one of these grants.   The Nebraska Library Commission announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the Library Commission a $2,416,403 grant to fund Nebraska’s public computer center proje...
  • Eagle Scout completes project

      To fulfill requirements for the honor of Eagle Scout, Scott Mosel of rural Grant completed a project at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery last summer. Mosel designed and created landscaping to complete the cemetery’s sign at Trinity Lutheran Church, north...
  • Tree board plants trees at cemetery

    The Grant Tree Board enlisted the aid of the city’s bobcat to dig holes for new trees at Grant’s Fairview Cemetery on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Nine new trees, alternately lindens and Kentucky coffeetrees, now line the western perimeter of the cemetery. B...
  • Michal Swanson earns two Army awards

    Sgt. Michal Swanson of the 192nd Military Police Detachment Unit based out of Nebraska City was awarded the “Hero of the Battlefield Award” and “The Army Achievement Medal” in June for outstanding achievement during pre-mobilization deployment tr...
  • Greaser lets summer love slide

    A tearful Sandy (Tori Osler) runs away from her “summer love,” Danny Zuko (John Prante, far right) after meeting up with him at school in the fall and discovering he’s not the person she thought he was. Pink Ladies Frenchy (Calla Mailand, left) an...
  • County commissioners maintain tax rate in newly adopted 2010-11 budget

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County Commissioners were able to maintain approximately the same tax rate when they approved their 2010-11 fiscal year budget last week. Perkins County Assessor Bonnie Appel prepared the budget which was adopted S...
  • Get in fall mood at Wallace’s festival

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Food, fun, games and fireworks—just a few of the things to enjoy during the annual Wallace Fall Festival set for this Saturday on main street. A full slate of activities will keep all ages on the move throughout the day ...