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  • 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...
  • NRD plans to use LB 701 funds in new budget instead of property taxes

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will not ask for property taxes for their 2010-11 budget.  That means more than $1 million collected as a special levy under LB 701 will go back into th...
  • Big Mac is back

    Then and Now    Abundant rainfall and snow pack in the Rocky Mountains and in western Nebraska have saved the drought-stricken lake from predicted extinction.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor  In February 2003, when the state’s top news stori...
  • Another Perspective...Still some constants in a changing world

    Why should I be surprised that June has already slipped away? When I think I have somewhat of a free day, it seems it’s over before it ever really starts. I guess that’s better than having time drag. You see kids that you haven’t seen for awhile ...
  • Save a life—donate blood

    Dear Editor: The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be here in Grant at New Life Fellowship Church, Tuesday, July 13.   The bloodmobile was originally scheduled to be here from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., but has been changed back to 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  We had an overw...
  • Airport event a huge success

    Dear Editor: All the people who attended the events at the Grant Municipal Airport on Sunday, June 27, made the day a huge success. Dozens of people and organizations worked so hard to make it a memorable day. Thirty young people experienced a Young E...
  • 2010 wheat harvest closing in

    The wheat has changed color across the state and harvest has begun. According to the USDA’s June 28 report, all areas of the state received rain. The eastern third of the state and South Central District received over two and one quarter inches of pr...
  • Nebraska Wind Power 2010 Conference set for Nov. 9-10 in Kearney

    The Nebraska Wind Power 2010 Conference will be held in Kearney at the new Younes Conference Center Nov. 9-10.   The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Wind Working Group (NWWG), a state and federal partnership funded by the National Renewable Energy ...
  • NRCS gains new conservationist

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican A new range conservationist trainee began working at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently. Sara Walker will train for a year in Imperial, and will then be relocated within the NRCS. Th...
  • UNL Extension offers new program for agricultural business operators

    The first program will be in North Platte on Sept. 9 and 10, Nov. 16 and 17 and Dec. 14 and 15. Register by Aug. 1.   University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists, in collaboration with agricultural educators and businesses across the state,...
  • Cattle auction to raise funds for cancer center

    A benefit for the Callahan Cancer Center, “Market Your Cattle in the Pink” video cattle auction will be held Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. For every head of cattle sold on their video, North Platte Livestock Auction will donate $1 per head from commissions to ...
  • Open horse show to be held in Hayes Center

    The Giddy-up Gang 4-H Club is sponsoring an open horse show at the roping arena in Hayes Center July 10. Tack prizes will be given for the top four placings. The show is open to adults also. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the show is a 9 a.m. CT. Fo...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Make it mini

    If any of you out there are making a valid attempt at portion control, this could be a meal for you. Not only is pork a great meal by itself, it is even better as a sandwich.  My dad is one of those “dieters” who thinks that portion control means ...
  • What's Up...Dynamic duo arrives

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   At the beginning of July attention turns from the Summer Triangle, which has been rising higher in the east, to the southern skies with the arrival of the dynamic duo of Scorpius and Sagittarius. Scorpius, th...
  • Summer parties and gatherings near water present risks

    An estimated 32 million people across the U.S. plan to host parties or gatherings near water this summer, according to new research by Trusted Choice® and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, yet they may not be aware of all the ri...
  • Homeowner tips to reduce exposure to West Nile virus

    Mosquitoes are an all too familiar summer nuisance. They are not only annoying, but they present potential health hazards as transmitters of diseases such as encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus and yellow fever in humans and heartworm to pets. With ...
  • Hatch’s holds tourney at Grant Golf Course

    With nearly ideal golfing conditions, 30 three-man teams participated in the Hatch’s Super Foods Golf Tournament June 26-27. Overall champions were Rusty Triplette’s team from Holyoke with a two-day total of 34 under par for 36 holes. Second was ...