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  • MPEA to host scholarship soup supper during SPVA

    The Mid-Plains Education Association (MPEA) will host a Scholarship Soup Supper on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21 at North Platte Community College. The supper will be held during the last two days of the South Platte Valley Association (SPVA) Basketball...
  • Kids invited to “Shake It Up” at cheer/dance camp

    “Shake It Up” is the theme for the annual cheer and dance kids camp set for Saturday, Feb. 4, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The camp, which is hosted by the UNK Sapphires Dance Team and UNK Cheerleading Squad, will include a cheer and dan...
  • PCHS announces second quarter honor roll

    Perkins County High School students on the All A honor roll for second quarter include (Front row, l-r): Sammy Snogren, Jessi Hoffert, Hannah Beck, Ashley Kemling, Jeremy Smith, Colton White. Second row: Alex Malmkar, Caleb Gaar, Kristin Beck, Tanya Met...
  • PCS activity schedule

    November 17 - 25Thursday, Jan. 12 “Pink Out”4 p.m.    Middle school b/g basketball vs. Sutherland (at Madrid)4:30 p.m.    JV b/g basketball vs. Chase County (at Grant)5 p.m.    FFA lasagna feed6 p.m.    Girls varsity basketball vs. Chase ...
  • College Notes

    Area college students named to UNK Dean’s List The University of Nebraska at Kearney recently announced the names of students who have earned a place on the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Area students named to the Deans’ List are Brooke Harri...
  • Contest offered to students yearning for college

    State Treasurer Don Stenberg recently announced the kickoff of the 2012 “Why I Want to Go to College” essay contest. For the past 10 years, the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust has been asking seventh and eighth graders to write about why they ...
  • Junior high students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Schools announces the names of junior high students on the honor roll for the second quarter and first semester.Second Quarter All A’s Christian White, Claire Maaliao, Derek Sis, Kadie Hanson, Ethan Chandler-Smith, Nathan Kemling, Jaclyn ...
  • NPCC history class to cover Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War will be the subject of a history class offered from 6 to 9 p.m. CT  on Thursday nights at North Platte Community College beginning Jan. 19. The course will cover the war as fought by presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Among the topics...
  • GPC offers grants and scholarships to state’s schools and students

    Continuing its efforts to promote education in the communities it serves, Great Plains Communications is offering up to $50,000 in grants and scholarships. The company will award $21,500 dollars in college scholarships for a wide range of interests and le...
  • Changes to pooling, transfer rules proposed by Upper Republican NRD

    Board to discuss proposal today.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators wanting to put  irrigated tracts into a pool or transfer water from one tract of irrigated ground to another will want to take notice of rule changes now under considerati...
  • FSA Scoop

    Reminders of responsibilities By Rita WallinGrant FSA Office Reminder to  Participants Producers are required to file FSA-578’s (Report of Acreage/Commodities), FSA-658’s (Record of Production and Yield). Participants enrolling under an ACRE Progr...
  • CSP sign-up date extended

    The application cutoff for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended two weeks to Jan.27 from the former deadline of Jan. 13. Informational meetings will be held at the NRCS building on Thursday, Jan. 19,  at 9 a.m. and again on Tuesd...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Is Jesus worth it? By Pastor Russ GaarEvangelical Free Church, Grant As we enter 2012, I have been struck by the radical call of God on the lives of those who have embraced Jesus as Lord of all and as the One and only Savior. Even the term “Christian...
  • Early a.m. runners/walkers: exercise caution

    Dear Editor: First, I would like to clarify that I have great respect and admiration for those who are ambitious enough to get up each morning  and walk or run to keep in shape or get back into shape. I, myself, find it hard to get up and get myself off ...
  • “Spring storm” ushers in new year

    It’s a long time until spring, but you wouldn’t have thought so last week when a thunderstorm rolled through delivering wind, rain and even a little hail. With temperatures in the mid-50s on Dec. 29—two days before the New Year was scheduled to ...
  • Public input sought on discussion of Grant’s city sales tax proposal

    Public hearing to take place during Grant City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council is seeking ideas, thoughts and concerns from the public at an open hearing scheduled during their next regular meeting ...
  • State senators return to Lincoln for 60-day session

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska’s state senators  return to Lincoln this week to begin the 60-day short session of the 102nd Legislature. Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th District in southwest Nebraska, jo...
  • Nebraska has grown slightly since 2010 says census data

    LINCOLN (AP) ­— Iowa and Nebraska’s populations grew at a rate slower than the whole nation between July 2010 and 2011, according to U.S. Census estimates released Wednesday. Both states posted gains below 1 percent. Nebraska’s population grew by 1...
  • Judge Piccolo is new presiding judge for 11th District

    At the start of the year, North Platte judge Michael Piccolo became the presiding judge for the 11th Judicial District county court system. The new title means Piccolo will serve as the liaison to the Nebraska State Bar Association, the chief justice’s ...
  • Postal service delays closures until May

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Good news for postal customers in this region is that closure or consolidation of post offices and mail processing centers is on hold until May. There are 3,700 post offices—Venango being one—and 252 mail processing centers...