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  • Nebraska Wheat Board meeting set

    The Nebraska Wheat Board has scheduled a meeting to be held by telephone conference call on July 23 at the Nebraska Wheat Board Offices, 4th Floor State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. MT. Agenda items...
  • Junior girls take second

    Grant Junior Girls finished second in the tournament held in Grant on July 6 and 11. Proud of their trophy are team members (Front row, l-r): Lillian Fournier, Amanda Reichert, Alyssa Young, Kendra Hoffert, Mia Holscher. Back row: Jane Potts, Brandie Ross...
  • Summer ball teams

    Jeff Skeels and Doug Beck (back) coached the Pony Boys team of (Front row, l-r): Jacob Woodmancy, Josh Johnston, Alex Poppe, Michael Beck, Carson Thelander, Deitrik Brueggeman. Second row: Jarin Tines, Aaron Fay, Spencer Ross, Jack Kennicutt. (Photo by ...
  • Senior games to be in August

    The City of Kearney Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 21st Annual Nebraska Senior Games.   The games, for people 50 and older, are scheduled for August 12-15, in Kearney.   Events include:  bowling, 5K/10K...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Gearing up for summer

    So here we are again, invited to another summer barbecue and you have been asked to provide what? An appetizer, a salad or a dessert? What comes to mind, a bag of chips, potato salad, some kind of typical jello or cookies maybe? Wow, now we are getting o...
  • Relay for Life is this weekend

    The July 16-17 Relay For Life fund-raising activity for the American Cancer Society will be held at North Park in Ogallala. Events start at 5:30 p.m. with a barbecue. The Opening ceremony and survivors’ lap is scheduled for 7 p.m.  Throughout the ...
  • What's Up...Night sky tongue twisters

    Okay, you caught me. For all those sharp-eyed readers who caught it last week when I called the Lagoon Nebula M7 when, in fact, it should be called M8. All I can say in my defense is fat fingers, small keys, and bifocals. But, thanks for noticing. M7 i...
  • Health department urges radon testing

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze Most people know about the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to radon–particularly its danger for causing lung cancer. Instead of sitting idly by, the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is d...
  • Getting seniors to let go of ‘stuff’

    Following, from Home Instead Senior Care and Vickie Dellaquila, certified professional organizer and author of “Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash,” are 10 reasons seniors can’t or won’t give up their stuff and what to do about it. 1. The se...
  • UNL student joins staff

      By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern   Hello Grant, Nebraska! My name is Tawny Burmood and I’m the newest addition to the newspaper staff, joining as a student intern for a few weeks.  I’ve made the move out west to get some real newspape...
  • Public input needed to select fair honorees

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Everyone has a voice when it comes to honoring community  patrons during the 2010 Perkins County Fair. Nomination letters are needed for selection of a Grand Marshal to lead the parade and for an individual who will be de...
  • More donations come in for fireworks

    A few more donations have been gladly accepted for the annual fireworks show held on July 4.  Donating toward a five-inch shell ($21-$49) were Pam and Larry Seiler, Max and Lorraine Hansen.  A multi-shot box ($50-$99) donation was made by Gaylord a...
  • Arts council tile project underway

    Kids enrolled in the summer reading program at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant helped the Perkins County Area Arts Council kick off a new community project,  a tile mural that will be displayed at the library. On their final day of the summer rea...
  • July birthday celebrated

    Lucille Drzewiecki’s was the only July birthday celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, July 9. (Photo by DeAnn Zwickl)  ...
  • Nebraska Humanities Council speaker to appear in Grant July 21

    Charlotte Endorf will present a program on “Fragile Excess Baggage” Wednesday, July 21 at 10:15 a.m. at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant as part of the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. In 2004, Endorf made the decision to docum...
  • Plans in works for Wallace’s Fall Festival

    Plans are underway for the 2010 Wallace Fall Festival.  Anyone who is interested in helping with the Community Fun Day is encouraged to attend the next meeting Thursday, July 15, at 7 p.m. CDT at Grandma Deb’s Cafe in downtown Wallace.  Katie Phill...
  • NWU student from Venango meets president at G8 summit

      The honor of being a junior delegate to G8 and G20 Summits led to rare visit with President Obama.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor On Tuesday, Perkins County High School graduate Lesley Dudden of Venango was still viewing an encounter with Pre...
  • Finally making harvest headway

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Rain, hail, more rain, more hail—although this has been the weather pattern, wheat harvest is well underway, dodging the elements daily. The harvest season is later than usual, but combines are now running daily as...
  • Mosel takes seat on hospital board

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor As a native of Perkins County, newest hospital board member Mike Mosel’s goal is to continue to have the best quality health care possible.  “We have to have a good quality health care system to keep our county and ou...
  • November election candidates must meet upcoming deadline

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Interested parties wishing to have their name on the ballot for the November General Election must throw their hat in the ring very soon. Deadlines are July 15 (today) for incumbents and Aug. 2 for non-incumbents. Villag...