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  • Website to help acreage owners

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has created a new monthly web-based program to help acreage owners manage their rural living environment. The website, at http://acreage.unl.edu, offers new content each month.  The site also will include a mon...
  • Local runners participate in 10K in Boulder

    Several people from the region joined approximately 58,000 participants in the 32nd annual BolderBoulder, a 10k road race held on Memorial Day in Boulder, Colo. Area participants and their times follow: Grant: Patrick McGreer, (53:06.02), Chelsea McG...
  • Participants sought for Imperial 5K run

    Race enthusiasts have chance to compete at city’s 125th celebration By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican One of the early events on  Saturday, July 3, during Imperial’s 125th celebration is a 5K race, mile run/walk and a kids’ half-mile race...
  • Meyer competes at nationals for second year

    Kaitie Meyer completed her second golf season for Iowa Western. During her career there she was a medalist at six meets,  won the Regionals and and qualified for Nationals both years.  Nationals were held in Daytona Beach, Fla. at the LPGA Internat...
  • Homestead Exemption filing deadline is June 30

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The deadline for county residents to file for a Homestead Exemption is June 30. According to Perkins County Assessor Bonnie Appel, three groups of people are eligible for the Homestead Exemption. Eligible persons must fi...
  • New fence enhances Fairview Cemetery

    The appearance of Fairview Cemetery west of Grant has been enhanced with the recent addition of a white vinyl fence that goes along the west side and along the north side, creating an eye-catching separation between Highway 61 and the cemetery grounds. ...
  • Fireworks show donors needed

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It’s time to think about the approaching Fourth of July holiday.  According to Fire Chief Don Softley, the fireworks have been ordered and the license applied for. Each year, the Grant Fire Department detonates the fire...
  • Walk/run to benefit animal shelter and cancer society

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Perkins County Animal Shelter will benefit from proceeds of a one-mile twilight walk, and the American Cancer Society will receive all proceeds from a 5K run/1 mile walk the evening of June 18 in Ogallala. Adams Bank a...
  • Ahoy Readers!

    Hastings Memorial Library launches summer reading program “Make a Splash–Read!” is  the theme this summer at the Hastings Memorial Library.  Children will explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games, and other activ...
  • PCMS students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Schools announces the names of students on the honor roll at Perkins County Middle School for fourth quarter and second semester: All A’s, Fourth Quarter Hannah Beck, Rachel Carrig, Rebecca Cornelius, Kendra Hoffert, Allison Kiolbasa,...
  • Meyer serves in primary election May 11

    Amara Meyer, a 2010 graduate of Perkins County High School, was one of 145 youths statewide honored by Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale and the Nebraska Bankers Association for serving as election workers during the May 11 primary election.    T...
  • Lions Club members receive honors

    The Grant Lions Club honored Lion Bernard Kuskie as “Lion of the Year” and named him as the recipient of the “Melvin Jones Fellowship” award. The MJF award is given to individuals in recognition of donations to Lions Clubs International Foundati...
  • Nebraska bankers teach the importance of saving

    NBA presents awards to top banks. The recent economic crisis has many causes, including a lack of financial literacy. The state and the nation face a new financial reality, which includes working with higher credit standards and making ends meet with l...
  • Red Hatters visit Bayside

    Fifteen ladies from the Perkins County Red Hats were treated like royalty at Mashie Niblick at Bayside. They enjoyed a delicious salad of fresh green and red lettuce, hot sesame seed rolls and buffet of new potatoes with fresh chives and parsley, baby ca...
  • It's a pop-up

    Concessionaires (l-r): Taylor McCormick, Lyndee Schrotberger, Ashley Kemling and Seth Burge (not pictured) have the snack department handled for the fans and players. Offerings include hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, all kinds of candy and drinks. (Photos by Ja...
  • Sunday storms devastating

    Two major storms rolled through southwest Nebraska late afternoon and evening Sunday, June 6, leaving destroyed crops, hail and wind damage in its wake.   ...
  • City receiving feedback on nuisance ordinance enforcement

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Despite some negative feedback and angry residents, the nuisance ordinance for the City of Grant is moving forward, and city hall has also received some positive comments about its impact.  Residents are beginning to clea...
  • Fourth of July plans coming together

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The lineup of activities planned for the annual Fourth of July celebration just keeps growing.  The event scheduled for Sunday, July 4, in Grant City Park includes something for all ages with food and drink to accompany t...
  • Weather affects wheat crop

     Wet conditions, high winds and hail affected wheat across the state. According to the USDA, temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal. Cool temperatures at the beginning of the week gave way to warmer conditions by week’s end. Mos...
  • Heavy rains hit area

    Three inches of rain that came with lots of thunder activity early last Thursday morning was more than the ground could absorb.    ...