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  • Irrigation retirement program deadline is Friday, May 13

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators wanting to retire irrigation on acres in Rapid Response Areas must do so by Friday, May 13. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) h...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Garden temptations

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff Over the last month, despite the occasional snow storms, I have watched my strawberry patch turn from brown to green. New runners popped up everywhere and the seemingly dead leaves lift their little heads off the ground and...
  • Artbeat...May gallery show features Madrid photographer

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC Board Member Suzi Bullock of Madrid is the featured artist at Meadowlark Gallery for the month of May. The busy stay-at-home mom has made photography her main hobby for the last eight years. She considers it a  great outlet, making ...
  • What's Up...Early morning traveling planet show a must-see

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer In the “Launch the Shuttle Derby” we are still at the “any minute now and holding.” At last word from NASA, the launch will not be before May 16. Since this is being written well before that date, I won’t k...
  • Christian artist Jeremy Camp to perform at the Nebraska State Fair

    Jeremy Camp will rock the house with his own style of uplifting contemporary Christian music at the Nebraska State Fair on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m. According to State Fair Special Events Coordinator Chelsey Jungck, “If attendees aren’t already ...
  • U.S. Treasury to “retire” paper Social Security check for new recipients

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. Beginning May 1, 2011, anyone newly ...
  • Study shows overlap of behavioral health and criminal justice systems

    A joint project of three state agencies that work with consumers of behavioral health services and with incarcerated individuals provides information and baseline data for Nebraska, showing an overlap of the systems. “We’ve heard stories anecdotally ...
  • It’s very simple—follow the rules

    There has been some controversy lately over county residents disagreeing with how they’re treated by those enforcing the laws or the rules. First of all, I want to say I’m not on a high horse—I don’t always follow them either. But I do try. It’...
  • Another Perspective...Royal bride shows similarities to Lady Di

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Commoner Kate Middleton definitely gave up any privacy in her life by falling in love with Prince William. Despite the fame and having millions of people around the world taking notice of every step she takes, she has that ge...
  • Voices of our Community...Grow and bloom where you are planted

    By Donna GlunzMadrid Resident Have you ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed or felt like what else could go wrong with your life? I know I have. My entire world as I knew it came crashing down around me in August of 2003. I sat there and had been remem...
  • God bless the Boy Scouts

    Dear Editor: The Avenue of Flags was started at the Grant Cemetery in 1984. Elmer and I took the flags from the Legion home to the cemetery on Memorial Day morning for many years. Then the Boy Scouts took over the project taking flags out to the cemetery ...
  • A May Day to remember

    I wonder how many of us questioned deep down whether it would ever happen. This is a May Day that goes beyond anyone’s expectations. Talk about a day to remember! What came to my mind after hearing the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death at the hands of o...
  • May all the earth rejoice!

    By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church This is the season for rejoicing, the time for jubilation in the Lord! All the earth has been lifted up with Christ from the tomb! I am always captivated by the joyous Easter appearanc...
  • Express yourself

    Perkins County High School and Wallace High School are holding commencement exercises on Saturday. As a way to congratulate the seniors, Alyson Carlson of Grant used Meadowlark Gallery’s door for a message board. Perkins County Area Arts Council, wh...
  • Graduation for area seniors is Saturday

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A weekend of activities for families and friends are planned surrounding the graduation ceremonies of Perkins County High School seniors and classmates from Wallace who will say their goodbyes to the halls they’ve become accus...
  • Council approves Eagle Scout projects at cemetery

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A light agenda came before Grant City Council members  during their regular meeting last Tuesday, April 26, with no unfinished business and only five items of new business. • Council approved Eagle Scout project proposals at ...
  • Senators move budget to select file with little dissent

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, May 3.   Telephone conference report on Tuesday, May 3. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska’s Legislature  moved the 2011-12-13 biennial budget bills forward to Select File Monday. Senator Mark Ch...
  • Make your creativity a symbol of celebration for county’s 125th

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Next Friday, May 13, is the deadline for submitting an art logo  that will become the featured illustration on everything relating to Perkins County’s 125th anniversary celebration in 2012. That honor just might be y...
  • Students assess park trees for Arbor Day project

    A Perkins County High School horticulture class assisted in assessing the condition of several elm trees at the Grant City Park Wednesday, April 27 as an Arbor Day project sponsored by the Grant Tree Board. The students learned how to identify and mea...
  • SourceGas customers to receive refund to reconcile final approved rates in early July

    SourceGas Distribution LLC customers in Nebraska will soon be paying less for the natural gas they are receiving from the company. On March 29, the Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) approved the Compliance Tariff Filing and Rate Refund Plan that ...