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  • Senator Mark Christensen’s bill to fix the occupation tax coming out of committee

    Telephone conference report to Imperial,  Grant and Palisade on Tuesday, March 2 By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican During his weekly tele-conference Tuesday, Senator Mark Christensen said his bill to fix the occupation tax language, LB 86...
  • Annual Spay Day USA a success

    Dear Editor:  Tuesday, Feb. 23, was the annual Spay Day USA event. Veterinarians, veterinary hospitals and animal rescue programs across the nation participated.   The event was started to bring attention to the need for pets to be altered in order ...
  • PCHS speakers are runners-up at SPVA

    Competing at Hershey on Feb. 24, PCHS speakers tallied 209 points in two rounds of preliminary and one round of final competition at the SPVA Speech Contest.  Maxwell scored 220 points to take the title from the defending champions. Third place went t...
  • Youth art on display at gallery during March

    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso In celebration of Youth Art Month, Grant’s Meadowlark Gallery is displaying art by Perkins County students during the month of March. The first t...
  • Jones’ photograph recognized at Wesleyan

    Max Jones, a senior at Perkins County High School, exhibited  a photograph at Nebraska Wesleyan University during the month of February. His photograph, “Marbles in Hand” was selected to be shown.  Dr. Paoletta (chair of the art department) sai...
  • Perkins County hosts quiz bowl tournament

    On Saturday, Feb. 27, Perkins County hosted a high school quiz bowl tournament.  The five teams competing played round-robin format.   Records and results of the matches were: Perkins Co. (1-3):  defeated Chase Co. Sutherland #1 (3-1):  defeate...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Learning to expand

    Most people in this community know who I am because I grew up here. A plus to marrying someone who is from a neighboring community is that you get to meet all kinds of new people who live close by as well.   Marrying my husband, Jason, is how I stumbl...
  • Salvation Army searching for young heroes

    The Salvation Army continues to seek nominations for the 2010 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards. Seven Nebraska youths, ages 17-19, will be chosen to receive the award, named after D.J. Sokol, for commitment to others and to their community.  Nominatio...
  • Great Plains celebrates 100th anniversary at Omaha event

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor As warm weather approaches and summer nears, a series of barbecues will be held across the state as a way for Great Plains Communications to say ‘thank you’ to the many customers it has served over the years. Having ju...
  • St. Isidore Gift and Thrift opening next week in Imperial

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Hours of planning and remodeling are complete, and a new thrift store will open in Imperial on Monday, March 8.  St. Isidore Gift and Thrift is located at the former St. Patrick Church Friendship Hall at 746 ...
  • Bridgeport forces overtime, ends Lady Plainsmen’s state tournament run

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Bridgeport knocked the District 6 champions’ crown off the Lady Plainsmen’s head and took it for themselves with a 49-45 overtime win Friday night in Sidney. Sophomore center Ashley Stevens took control of ...
  • Glidden paints Plainsmen out of playoff picture as Dundy County wins 40-28

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kendall Glidden skied and contorted to the rim for almost half of Dundy County-Stratton’s points as his Tigers made the Plainsmen’s stay in the playoffs a short one with a 40-28 win Tuesday night (February 23) i...
  • It’s spring

    Monday marked the first day of spring sports practice for track and golf—so much for cooperation from the weather. The track and field at Perkins County High School, along with the Grant Golf Course, were covered in a few inches of spring-like snow th...
  • Wallace students visited by former NFL players

    By Greg Skeen Wallace Instructor Keith Davis, a former NFL player turned motivational speaker, came to Wallace School District 65 R on Tuesday, Feb. 16.  Davis spoke to the students about education, excellence, and effort. Many things were discussed...
  • Wildcats’ season comes to an end with second round sub-district loss

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats picked up their fourth win of the year with a 50-34 win over Maywood in the opening round of sub-district play. However, their season came to end the following night with a 79-25 loss to top seeded...
  • One last event for FFA Week

    As their final tribute to FFA Week, students in Mr. Doug Babbitt’s class at Perkins County High School took part in “Drive Your Tractor to School Day” on Friday. The event expanded somewhat, with the addition of other farm equipment brought to sch...
  • 4-H council plans kickoff

    The Perkins County 4-H Council will sponsor a 4-H Kickoff, Monday, March 8, 5:30 p.m., at the Perkins County Courthouse.  The 4-H Council invites all eligible members, ages 8-18 (as of Jan. 1, 2010) to come learn about new projects, join a club, re-enr...
  • Sheets raises champion heifer

    Mickayla Sheets’ heifer, DHD Husker “Suh” 901 was named champion horned heifer at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic junior show in Kearney on Feb. 21. Sheets is the daughter of Clint and Christy Sheets of Wallace. (Photo by Van Allen Classic Portra...
  • Local cattle breeder recognized nationally

    Cecil and Beverly Hendricks of Grant have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having 1 registered Angus cow included in the association’s 2010 Pathfinder® Report. Only 2,220 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Associat...
  • Cattlemen shine at convention

    Many Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) members, leadership and staff attended the Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas and represented NC policy during the event that ended Jan. 30.  NC members met during the NC Caucus and received updates on...