The Harvest of Harmony Parade returned for its 80th year with communities coming together, lining up along the parade route to celebrate the occasion. Most participating groups were high school band from all across Nebraska, along with University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Nebraska-Kearney bands as well. On a day which brings music, food, and community together, Grand Island residents are reminded what the event truly means to the city.
Harvest season usually means a trip to the Farmers’ Market and those days are numbered. The Farmers’ Market has entered its final weeks of sales. Local vendors have been setting up camp in Highland Park every Saturday morning since June and will close up shop by the end of the month. It’s also prime growing season for farmers and many who come to the market share a bit of what they worked so hard for.
For the first time in almost 50 years Grand Island will be home to a catholic elementary school. Grand Island Central Catholic will be opening its elementary school in Fall 2024. It will be constructed as a add-on to the school’s current location on the northwest side of the school. A ground breaking is anticipated early next year and will take a little over a year to complete. GICC will be the first school in Grand Island with Pre-K through 12th grade in the same building.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted to allow alcohol sales at Nebraska basketball games, the start of the process of Memorial Stadium renovations, and the approval of a new $300 million multi-media rights agreement.
The joint venture plans to make significant investments with the goal of increasing production and efficiency at the ethanol facilities so that the facilities remain a destination for area farmers’ corn for many years to come.
Turf installation crews have been hard at work, sometimes even hanging around past dark, all to make sure the field is set and ready to go before the Vikings take to the field on Oct. 7 for their homecoming game.