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  • Anniversaries celebrated at senior center

    Couples celebrating anniversaries at the Perkins County Senior Center were Clem and Toby Hansen (left) with 66 years, and Don and Nancy Hansen at 55 years. (Courtesy photo)  ...
  • Imperial to note 125th birthday over Fourth of July weekend

    There will be something for everyone who attends Imperial’s 125th birthday (quasquicentennial) celebration July 2-4. A local planning committee has been working for nearly a year on plans for three days of events that will kick off Friday night, July...
  • Local bikers raise money for hunger with 15th annual Methodist ride

    The Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger (NUMB) took place June 26-30 for the 15th consecutive year. Included on the ride were members of the Carlson family of Grant, Alyson and daughters Elisa and Emily. The intention of the event is to ...
  • American spirit brought to life in Perkins County

    The Avi8ors entertained a crowd of nearly 300 for over an hour Sunday afternoon at the Grant Municipal Airport. The open house event honored all area veterans, Master Pilot Leon Kumor, and provided Young Eagles plane rides. Some of the veterans stand...
  • City proceeds to abate nuisances

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor From nearly 30 properties deemed nuisances in the northeast quadrant, there are only four that the Grant City Council needs to follow through on, which speaks very highly for the residents of Grant and pride in their town. ...
  • Grain rescue equipment acquired with donated funds

    New rescue equipment was recently purchased by the Grant Volunteer Fire Department thanks to generous donations from entities supporting grain rescue. Frenchman Valley Co-op and Scoular Company split the cost of the equipment. Cenex matched Frenchman’...
  • Emergency brings Black Hawk down at Grant Municipal Airport

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor An emergency landing brought three Fort Drum soldiers to the runway at Grant Municipal Airport on June 22.  The active duty U.S. Army personnel on board were returning to New York from Vail, Colo.,where they had attende...
  • Player’s age controversial

    Dear Editor: My husband, Ben, and I are currently the volunteer coaches for the girls t-ball team in Grant. Yesterday afternoon, I received a phone call from the city recreation director informing me that she will be “pulling our team from the Tri-Cou...
  • Show your appreciation this Sunday

    Dear Editor: The Avi8ors are performing at the Grant Airport Sunday, June 27. The program begins at 1:15 p.m. Who are The Avi8ors? They are a group of three women and one man, singing songs of WWII like they used to do at USO, dressed in WWII uniforms...
  • The Power of the priesthood

    Dear Editor: Every May, towards the end of the month, there occurs an extraordinary, beautiful, incredible event. It is nothing less than a miracle. All throughout the world, small groups of men bow down at the feet of Roman Catholic bishops and as thos...
  • Sanctions expected on NRD rule violations

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Sanctions for the violation of the groundwater rules and regulations in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) are expected to be decided by the board this week.  The URNRD board held a speci...
  • Owners earlier complying with NRD cease and desist orders

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Property owners who received cease & desist (C&D) orders last week from the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) are working to come into compliance with the district’s rules and regulat...
  • First meeting of Republican

    The first meeting of the Republican River Basin Water Sustainability Task Force was scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, in McCook. Gov. Dave Heineman was to give introductory remarks at the meeting, focusing on compact compliance and water sustainability ...
  • Harvest expected to be late

    Wheat across the state is turning, but producers are predicting a later harvest due to cool temperatures and excess moisture. According to the USDA’s June 14 report, temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the lower 90...
  • Swim team on course to successful sixth season

    In its sixth season, Grant’s division of the Tsunami Swim League has grown to nearly 50 members. The first team, which included six members, participated in their first meet in Trenton in June of 2004. The 2010 swim team includes (left, on slide, cl...
  • Grant team breaks Enders Course record

    The team of Calvin Dahlkoetter, Jerod Burge and Randy Styskal, all of Grant, carded a 25 in the first round at the Frenchman Valley Mutual Aid 3-man scramble to set a new course record. The trio shot a 56 for the day to win the championship flight.  T...
  • Wallace musicians participate in All-Star marching band

    Four Wallace High School students were among 250 high school students from across Nebraska who participated in the 16th annual Masonic All-Star Marching Band, which performed Saturday, June 19 during Shrine Bowl festivities in Lincoln. Participating we...
  • Grant native appointed to Doane Board of Trustees

    Tim Wilson, a Grant native, and graduate of Doane College, has been appointed to Doane College’s Board of Trustees. Wilson is a partner at BKD, LLP accounting firm in Omaha, where he has worked for the past nine years. BKD, LLP is the 10th largest CP...
  • Alumni reunion

    Included in the class of 1960 were (Front row, l-r): Bob Watson, Catherine (Kurkowski) Pierce, Connie (Flynn) Olson, Wilma (Wheeler) Sorge, Margaret (Lempke) Barry, Freddie (Knotwell) Tickle. Second row: Bob Bachmann, Linda (Stohler) Payne, Richard Payn...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - A tribute to learning

    This week I am handing down a recipe given to me over five years ago from one of the most extraordinary women that I have been blessed to have in my life. Not only is this recipe one of my favorite side dishes, she is one of my favorite people in the wor...