107.7 The Island's Tri Cities Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

Volunteers Needed

From: The League of Human Dignity
We all have the right to choose where to live, work and play. The League of Human Dignity is dedicated to helping people with disabilities live independently, through services that include advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support, information and referral, transition services and much more.
To learn how we can help, call the League of Human Dignity in Kearney at 308-224-3665, or go online to www.leagueofhumandignity.com.
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The League of Human Dignity is a nonprofit, consumer-based organization that promotes the full integration of people with disabilities into society. To that end, we advocate for their needs and rights, while providing services to assist them in becoming and remaining independent citizens.
Thank you,
Jim Anderson
Public Information Specialist
The League of Human Dignity
1701 P St.
Lincoln, NE 68508
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INFO now, Lincoln


GRIEFSHARE A 13-week non-denominational support group for people experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one Sessions begin on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 212 W. 12th Street Grand Island, NE 68801 308-382-0753 www.trinitylutherangi.org
From: Eunice McCarty
Your Phone Number: 308-382-0753
This email was sent by euni@tlcgi.org
INFO 6:30pm, Trinity Lutheran Church 212 W. 12th Street Grand Island

art exhibit

Location: Stuhr Museum

Description: The region's largest art exhibit dedicated to life on the Platte River returns to the Stuhr Building.

Featured artist is Kris Allphin.

Free artist's reception on Sunday, April 9.
Closed on Mondays during February and March.
Admission charged
Contact Information:
(308) 385-5316
INFO Feb., Mar., and April, Stuhr Museum in Grand Island

your help is needed

Your help is needed. We are searching for home delivered meal drivers to assist with our meal program.

We would appreciate it if you would share with your family and friends and church congregation that our program is in need.

We deliver meals Monday through Friday. You can work every day or just a few days a week.

If you know someone who is interested, please get in touch with Diane Rollins, Home Delivered Meal Coordinator at The Grand Generation Center 385-5308 extention 33.

Thank you for your time.

INFO every day, Grand Generation Center

Construction improvements

Construction improvements underway on 4th Street and Lions Club Park


GRAND ISLAND, Neb.— The City of Grand Island Public Works Department  notifies residents that construction for the 4th Street corridor from Eddy to Sycamore Streets has resumed.
     Construction will include curb ramp installation in accordance with the American with Disability Act (ADA), as well as select sidewalk replacement.

      Lions Club Park improvements began in the fall of 2016 and included the construction of the new basketball courts, sidewalk replacement, and curb ramp installation.
     Court surfacing is anticipated to be installed in the spring of 2017. Other future improvements to Lions Club Park include replacement of the existing playground equipment and the installation of a second futsal court, as funding becomes available. 


The Lions Club Park and 4th Street curb ramps and sidewalk improvements were made possible by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the State of Nebraska.


Saul Ramos Construction, Inc. was awarded the construction contract. The total construction cost of the project is $720,165. The City of Grand Island’s cost will be $87,488.14 with CDBG funding the remaining $632,716.86. The city had local funds in adjacent projects which allowed the city to fully utilize the CDBG funds.


For more information on this project, and other Public Works projects, visit the projects webpage at www.grand-island.com/2017projects, or call Tim at 308-389-0263. The Public Works Department can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GI.PublicWorks and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/GIPublicWorks






Wendy Meyer-Schmidt

Public Information Officer

100 E. First St., Grand Island, NE  68801

308-385-5444 ext. 148


INFO February, Grand Island

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting our annual dress store in the mall February 17-19 and February 24-26 in Conestoga Mall. We will be open 5-9pm on Fridays and mall hours on Saturday and Sunday. We are located near the south mall entrance, right next door to The Children's Place. We will have prom dresses for sale for $20. Come see us!
From: Erin Lesiak
Your Phone Number: 4029807689
This email was sent by Erinlesiak@cccneb.edu
INFO 5 to 9 on Friday and mall hours Saturday & Sunday, Conestoga Mall in Grand Island

handicapped parking permit change

City of Grand Island no longer to process or mail handicapped parking permit applications
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —The City of Grand Island informs residents that the processing of handicapped permit parking applications, including verifying proof of identity and mailing, will no longer be provided by the Finance Department. 
            Residents can get handicapped permit applications online at https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-DMV-HCPermits/ or from a medical provider. The applicant will need to fill out the top portion of the application, with the medical portion being completed by their medical office.
Completed applications can be mailed to:
               Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
               Attn: Handicapped Parking Permits
   PO Box 94789
   Lincoln, NE 68509
If individuals have questions about the application, the number for the Department of Motor Vehicles is 402-471-3918.
Wendy Meyer-Schmidt
Public Information Officer
100 E. First St., Grand Island, NE  68801
INFO immediate, Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles


Library to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.— The Grand Island Public Library invites children to join in a celebration honoring Dr. Seuss’s 113th birthday. 
    The celebration festivities will begin on Monday, Feb. 27, and run through Friday, March 3.  All events take place at the library, 211 N. Washington St., and are free for kids to attend.
     Children are encouraged to wear their Dr. Seuss hats and other Seuss attire. 

Kids of all ages are invited to join the library for some Dr. Seuss fun during a special program on Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. During this time there will be special themed Seuss stations based on Dr. Seuss books, music, and snacks.

In addition, during the week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday there will be special Dr. Seuss fun during regularly scheduled children’s programs including:

  • Lapsits on Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m.
  • Baby Lapsits on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Pajama Time on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.
  • Story Time on Wednesday, March 1, at 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Baby Bop on Wednesday, March 1, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Baby Lapsits on Wednesday, March 1, at 6 p.m.


Dr. Seuss’s birthday is an initiative of National Education Association (NEA), and NEA's Read Across America Initiative, which is an annual reading motivation and awareness program calling for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

For more information about these library programs, please contact Celine, youth services librarian, at 308-385-5333. For more information about the library, visit www.gilibrary.org, or go to www.facebook.com/gilibrary, or follow the library on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GIPlibrary.



Wendy Meyer-Schmidt

Public Information Officer

100 E. First St., Grand Island, NE  68801

308-385-5444 ext. 148



INFO various dates and times, Grand Island Public Library

adult volleyball leagues

Third session of adult volleyball leagues forming at the Fieldhouse


Grand Island, Neb.— It’s volleyball time again at the Community Fieldhouse. Competitive and recreational leagues for both coed and women’s divisions are now forming.

The third session of league play will run from Monday, March 13 through Thursday, April 27. All games are played at the Community Fieldhouse, 525 E. Fonner Park Road.


Teams can expect to play six games this session and receive two one-hour practice sessions. The following schedule will be observed:

-Mondays—coed power league—4v4, men can spike, no paid official

      -Tuesdays—women’s league 6v6

      -Wednesdays—women’s league 6v6

      -Thursdays—coed league—6v6, men are not allowed to spike


Each team may have up to 12 players on a roster. A team may have a maximum of six players and a minimum of four players participating on the court at any given time. Players must be 18 years or older and out of high school. Participants may play on only one team per night. Awards will be given to top teams.


Registration form and a minimum $50 deposit, which is applied to the total league fee, are due Friday, Feb. 10. Teams deciding not to play after the deadline will forfeit the deposit. Monday leagues have no officials with a team registration fee of $70; all other team fees are $140. The full league fee is due by the second game.


Checks and the registration form can be dropped off at the Parks and Recreation office at Grand Island City Hall, 100 E. First St. or at the Community Fieldhouse, 525 E. Fonner Park Road.


To obtain a registration form or for more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at 308-385-5444 ext. 290, email jeremyb@grand-island.com, or visit the Parks and Recreation webpage at www.grand-island.com/volleyball.  The Fieldhouse is also on social media at www.facebook.com/GIFieldhouse and www.twitter.com/GIFieldhouse.






Wendy Meyer-Schmidt

Public Information Officer

100 E. First St., Grand Island, NE  68801

308-385-5444 ext. 148


INFO various, Community Fieldhouse in Grand Island

indoor youth baseball league forming

Little sluggers get ready to register for indoor youth baseball league


            Grand Island, Neb.— The City of Grand Island Parks and Recreation Department announces registration is open for the indoor youth baseball league for boys and girls ages four to eight.

A t-ball option will be offered for the four to five year olds and coach pitch baseball for six to eight year olds.

The league will run from Tuesday, March 14, through Thursday, April 27. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

The goal of this league is to teach baseball safety, sportsmanship, and skill development. In addition, participants will be a jump on the summer season with organized games and practices in an indoor facility.

Registration is $55 per child and is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. The registration cost includes team practice time at the Fieldhouse.  Reversible sports jerseys are available at a one-time cost of $10 and can be used for every Fieldhouse youth league.

The Community Fieldhouse relies on the generous support from volunteers and parent coaches.  If interested, please contact Jeremy using the below listed contact information.

To register or for more information call the Fieldhouse at 308-384-1999 or email Jeremy at jeremyb@grand-island.com. The Community Fieldhouse also has a great website, www.grand-island.com/fieldhouse, where participants can find registration information. Residents are also encouraged to stay up-to-date on the latest Fieldhouse happenings on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GIFieldhouse or Twitter at www.twitter.com/GIFieldhouse.





Wendy Meyer-Schmidt

Public Information Officer

100 E. First St., Grand Island, NE  68801

308-385-5444 ext. 148


INFO Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, The Community Fieldhouse in Grand Island

Race for Grace is coming

Click on the link below to get registered today.  Race day is Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a brand new course and lots of fun to be had by all.  Hope to see you all there!
Don’t want to run but would love to give of your time and volunteer?  Here’s our signup to volunteer, we would love to have you!
Thanks everyone!
INFO click the link, new route this year

Veteran's Appreciation Ball


requests the honor of your presence at the

Veterans’ Appreciation Ball

Saturday, the 1st of April


Babel’s Barn 510 W. Old Military Rd.

Wood River, Nebraska

RSVP Hall County

Veterans’ Service Office



The Hall County Hero Flight Committee is pleased to

host an enjoyable evening that includes a Rib eye dinner,

silent and live auctions, and for your entertainment

live music provided by

D & the Boys

$70.00 per couple/$35.00 for single

Reserved Tables:

8 person table $290

10 person table $360

Cash bar Wine tasting

Doors open at 4:30 PM

Silent auction and wine tasting will begin when the doors open

Dinner and program from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Live auction at 7:30 PM

Dance 8:30 to 11:30 PM

Proceeds from this event will support the Hall County Vietnam Veterans’ Hero Flights

INFO 6:30pm to 11:30pm, Wood River

Spring Conference

Nebraska Writers Guild 2017 Spring Conference

April 7 & 8 Friday & Saturday

LaVista Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy

LaVista, NE 68128 


Speakers, Seminars, Workshops and Agent Pitch Sessions.


Speakers include: Danny Manus – No Bull Script Consulting, George Ayoub – Creative Writer, Retired Journalist, Andy Ross – Andy Ross Literary Agency & Malaga Baldi – Agent & Owner Baldi Agency in New York

Danny Manus – parlayed his career as a development executive in Hollywood to becoming an in-demand script consultant and founder of No BullScript Consulting. The author of “No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective,” which is now in its 2nd edition, Danny was ranked in the Top 15 “Cream of the Crop” Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine.

George Ayoub – a native son of Nebraska, has spent his life reading, speaking, and writing words. Trained in broadcast journalism, George gravitated to traditional newspapers and rode the major changes in that writing area all the way to on-line content development. He has written columns for publication for years on creative writing, taught writing, and political science.

Andy Ross – started Andy Ross Literary Agency in 2008. Prior to becoming an agent, he was the owner of Cody’s Books in Berkeley, CA for 30 years. He bought most of the new titles for the bookstore. Andy represents authors who write books in a wide range of subjects: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, commercial and literary fiction.

Malaga Baldi – owns Baldi Agency in New York. Malaga has worked as an independent literary agent since 1986. Her agency specializes in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history. She worked as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own.


Guild members: $80 - Student Members: $68/after March 31: Members: $95 - Student Members: $81 Non-Member Registration - $95


Contact Brooke Brouillette brooke.brouillette.books@gmail.com or http://nebraskawriters.org


Conducting business as a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation, the Nebraska Writers Guild, Inc. is a professional association for writers of all disciplines and for literary agents, educators, publishers, librarians, and youth who are interested in promoting the craft of Writing in Nebraska. The organization offers aspiring writers, award-winning authors, and everyone in between a network for improving their craft.

INFO ?, LaVista, NE



(402) 462-3247

Held at the fairgrounds, Fairfest is the place to be each July.

The event boasts concerts by top notch musicians and smash'em up demolition derbies. Plus carnival rides, free entertainment, a senior citizen day and as any great fair should have, a variety of food vendors. 

For entertainment and schedule details please visit adamscountyfairgrounds.com. 

INFO month of July, Hatings fairgrounds

Sportsman’s Team Challenge

 Contact: Lisa G. Cinquino

 Whistle Communications

 (203) 881-8381                              

Bass Pro Shops Celebrates Sportsman’s Team Challenge Return to Grand Island, NE


Hamburg, PA., - Doug Koenig, Competition Director of the Sportsman’s Team Challenge announced the return of Bass Pro Shops’ as the Title Match Sponsor.

The match, now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will be held at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, NE. Match dates are July 20-22, 2017 and is open to the general public, industry and to all levels of shooting competitors.

Registration begins February 1, 2017 at


Koenig said, “It’s exciting to have Bass Pro Shops’ support again as we celebrate a special milestone this year. We’ve added a variety of unique side matches and clinics along with random draws for commemorative firearms.” Koenig added, “We had a terrific turnout last year, but it was the warm reception the entire Grand Island community bestowed upon us that made our decision to return an easy one.”


John Acosta, Director of Marketing, Customer Acquisition for Bass Pro Shops added, "Doug has been a brand ambassador for Bass Pro Shops’ for several years and we are excited to partner together again in 2017 to promote shooting in a family-centric format with the Sportsman's Team Challenge. It is important for us to continue to advance the participation of shooting sports to the next generation of outdoorsmen and women. Bass Pro Shops’ is thrilled to celebrate the 30th year of the Sportsman’s Team Challenge, and we congratulate them on such a successful event."


New this year for Match Sponsors will be the addition of a Vendor Row; competitors will be able to view new products to enhance their shooting experience at the range while supporting match sponsors.

More announcements will be made regarding special VIP’s attending and activities planned.


From its inception in the late 1980’s, the Sportsman’s Team Challenge will celebrate 30 years of attracting juniors, newcomers, families and competition shooters who continue to enjoy its popularity and rich tradition. The match is a two or three person team event, which combines multi-discipline shooting competition of a rifle, pistol and shotgun. Information about the Sportsman’s Team Challenge, required course of fire for each event and rulebook can be found at www.stcnationals.com. Follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/ShootSTC.

Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today 101 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat andintroducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”


INFO day, Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island