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  • 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 ...
  • 4-H’ers sell livestock projects

    Following is a list of buyers and 4-H members that participated in the livestock sale at the 2010 Perkins County Fair. Hatch’s Super Foods: Adam Lee market swine $438; Seth Burge market beef $496.50 Harchelroad Motors: Garrett Pollard market beef $...
  • FSA Scoop...Defining who is eligible

    Background:  RI- PRF (Rainfall Index Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage) and VI-PRF (Vegetative Index  Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage) Pilot Policies provides producers the ability to purchase insurance for losses of forage produced for grazing or mechan...
  • Nebraska LEAD announces Fellows

    Doug Beck of Grant is among the LEAD participants.   Nebraska LEAD Group XXX participants were announced by Terry Hejny, director, Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program. The newest members of Nebraska’s premier two-year...
  • Composting workshop to be in North Platte Sept. 20

    A composting workshop is being offered to the general public and Extension Master Gardeners on Sept. 20 in North Platte. This workshop will start at 7 p.m. CDT, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. St...