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  • Madrid farmer puts safety ahead of profit from corn

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Summer in our rural communities is abuzz with residents going every which way. The farmers are on the move with machinery, kids are involved in activities, the fair is underway, and everyone is running an errand or two dai...
  • FSA Scoop...Meet the county committee members

    The office will be hosting a “get to know your county committee” and having a short informational meeting on the duties of the committee. If you would like to know what the committee duties are and would like to meet the members, please stop into the...
  • Plot tour Aug. 2 offers new management strategies

    “With today’s tight irrigation water allocations and high input costs, producers are looking for better irrigation strategies to achieve the most from the water they have and the nitrogen they apply,” stated Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska–L...
  • Nebraska young farmers and ranchers tell their stories in U.S. capital

    In meetings with Nebraska’s Congressional delegation this week, six young Nebraska farmers and ranchers used examples from their own families and farms to illustrate how increased federal regulation and lack of Congressional action on the estate tax wi...
  • State hay harvesting permit reminders

    In its third year, the program that enables Nebraska landowners to receive hay harvesting permits is in effect.   These permits are for the harvesting of hay from the right-of-way of state maintained highways. Interstate highways and freeways are excl...
  • Lawns can look good while conserving water

    The good news about lawn and landscape irrigation is that you can have your cake and eat it, too. Lawns and landscapes can be designed and maintained to be good looking and water conserving.   From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s John Fec...
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Program sending Kuskie sisters abroad

      By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern   Janet and Jeannie Kuskie, two Perkins County High School students chosen to participate in the International Rotary Youth Exchange Program for 2010-2011, will soon be setting out on a journey to foreign lands....
  • Local families invited to host an exchange student

    A local non-profit exchange program is inviting local Grant families to host international exchange students for the 2010-2011 school year. The teenage students come from over 30 countries and attend local high schools.  The students have their own sp...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Summer Sorbet

    Now, we all know that ice cream is a summer favorite for most people, especially children. However, if I ate ice cream every time I wanted it, I would hate to see how much my waistline would suffer! Yogurts and sorbets are a tiny bit healthier and that...
  • Christian Women’s Club to meet Aug. 7

    The Christian Women’s Club will meet Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Grant Zion Lutheran Church at 705 Central at 10 a.m. MT with a back to school theme.  Mudd Buckets from Imperial will present  a children’s clothing style show.  Nita McGreer of Gra...
  • Pediatric behavioral emergencies class

    The Emergency Medical Services department at North Platte Community College will sponsor a “Pediatric Behavioral Emergencies” continuing education class from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 31.  The class will meet in room 102 of the W.W. Wood Build...
  • EMS workshop to be held in North Platte

    The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will offer a workshop on “Hazmat for EMS” for emergency medical technicians and first responders.   The workshop will be held at Midwest Medical Transpo...
  • Alcohol, drug education class offered in Imperial

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class.  Two sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 23-24, from 5:30-9 p.m.  Participants are required to a...
  • Kites and Castles set for July 31 at Lake McConaughy

    Sand sculpting and kite flying will be highlighted at the annual Kites and Castles event July 31 at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA). Join the fun at Martin Bay and enter the free sand-sculpting contest, which will include events for all age...
  • July 13 Grant Bloodmobile has low donor turnout

    The Grant Bloodmobile was held Tuesday, July 13.   Forty-eight units of blood were received, well below the goal of 65 units. There were three new donors: Ryan Putnam, Rhonda Kroeker and Zachary White. Receiving pins were Julie Burge, two gallons;...
  • Perkins County Fair Dog Show Results

    The Perkins County Fair officially opened with the annual 4-H Dog Show, held on Monday, July 26 at the fairgrounds.   Results Dog Showmanship: Jacob Woodmancy, Junior Showmanship; Alissa Rosentrater, Intermediate Showmanship and Top Showman. Grand...
  • Grant USDA Service Center employees join garden initiative—harvest will be donated

     The people’s garden initiative is an effort by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which challenges its employees to establish People’s Gardens at USDA facilities worldwide or help communities create gardens. People’s Gardens var...
  • Good Neighbor considered gift to his neighborhood

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor There are special people in every community, but then there are those who seem to be head and shoulders above the rest—those are the ones deserving of a Good Neighbor Award. Fitting into that category is native Robert ...
  • Cochran to lead fair parade

    By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern Local resident Ron Cochran said it’s the people that he loves most about Grant and Perkins County.  “People see me coming down the street and they walk down the other side,” Cochran said with a smile. “The...
  • Fair gets a doggone good start

    Jacob Woodmancy talks to pal Annie during the Dog Show Monday. (Photo by Ashleigh Noyes)  ...