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  • Missionary to speak at Zion this weekend

    Gary Thies, mission development counselor for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, will speak on his church’s mission efforts during several presentations in the Grant area on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26.  His comments will feature “miracl...
  • Seniors celebrate September birthdays

    September birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center with the help of Adams Bank & Trust. Honored on their special day were (Front row, l-r): Grace Peak, Trudy Hundhausen, Pearl Kuskie, Deb Cornelius. Back row: special guest Norma...
  • Wallace Fall Festival day of fun

    Mrs. Evelyn McGregor and her Peter Rabbit Preschool students recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Their float, re-enacting the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima, received first place in the float division in the festival parade. (Photos by Nora Jameson) In...
  • Ogallala Women’s Resource Center holds abstinence banquet

    Parents are the biggest influence in their children’s lives and it is important to keep the lines of communication open even on difficult subjects, including sex.  Pam Stenzel, an international speaker on abstinence, spoke to parents and adults abou...
  • Red Hatters travel to North Platte

    Fifteen ladies of Scarlet Chapeau Red Hatters traveled to North Platte on Sept. 16 and enjoyed a delicious luncheon at the North Platte Country Club. The club offers a large variety of food to tease the taste buds.   They  then traveled north to the ...
  • Yoga classes to be held after school free of charge

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor  Children have an opportunity to gather after school in a peaceful, quiet setting to relieve stress and gain a sense of calmness while improving self -esteem and learning to control life’s issues.  Free yoga classes ar...
  • Creativity blooms in the classroom

    New ‘Bamboo Boards’ with ‘Animation-ish’ software brings learning to a whole new level for students in Perkins County Schools studying the life cycle of a plant.     By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Third graders at Perkins County Elementary...
  • New pastor heads Venango church

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Venango Community Church has warmly welcomed a new pastor and his family. Pastor Chris Costrini, wife Tina and children Caleb, five, and three-year-old Annie moved to Venango from McLaughlin, S.D. on Aug. 26. His b...
  • Applications being accepted to assist rural areas with water and waste issues

    USDA Rural Development will begin accepting applications Oct. 1 for funds available to help private non-profit organizations and public bodies, including local governmental-based jurisdictional organizations, assist rural Nebraska in areas of water, wast...
  • Youth invited to Pheasants Forever hunt

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Youth interested in hunting are invited to an event in October sponsored by the Perkins County Pheasants Forever chapter. On Oct. 2, kids between the ages of 12-15 can attend a youth/adult event with instruction and gun sa...
  • I’m late, I’m late

    It’s a crazy busy time of year, and it’s only going to escalate. With school in session, things get revved up.  There are places to go, things to do, and much to accomplish. That means we’re all trying to be somewhere 10 minutes ago. I remind ...
  • Letter to the Editor: Voter hails Stewart

    Dear Editor: I recently had the opportunity to accompany Secretary of State Candidate Janet Stewart as she traveled in Nebraska’s Third District.  If you have the chance to meet and listen to Janet–perhaps, I should say the opportunity for Janet to...
  • Horse owners alerted to Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis

    Infected horse reported in Keith County—no horses in Perkins County have contracted the virus.   Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is encouraging horse owners to visit with their veterinarian about vaccinating their animals against Eastern E...
  • NRD not asking for any property taxes for next year

    Unconstitutional property taxes will be used instead By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican It’s not often, if ever, that a governmental entity passes on collecting property taxes but that’s what’s happening with the Upper Republican Natural ...
  • Upper Republican NRD receives Governor’s Workplace Wellness award

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The Upper Republican Natu ral Resources District (URNRD) is one of 33 Nebraska employers to be honored this year for successful efforts in promoting workplace wellness by the Governor’s Excellence in Wellness p...
  • Over 8,300 pounds of food collected in July’s USDA drive

    USDA Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, and Natural Resource Conservation Services in Nebraska held the “Feds, Farmers, and Friends Feed Families” food drive July 19–30 from which 8,352 pounds of food were collected. Children and families ar...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Thoughts and facts on the world of sports

    Just some thoughts and facts from the last few weeks/months in sports around the world, that may or may not be interesting. • Last Thursday’s Saints/Vikings game got the highest NFL Thursday night season opening ratings ever, and the highest NFL re...
  • Plainsmen dominate early, enjoy 28-8 Homecoming win over Holyoke

      By Pastor Vince Carrig  Sports Writer Senior quarterback Michael York rushed for two touchdowns–including one from 92 yards away–and threw for another to satisfy the Plainsmen’s homecoming crowd with a 28-8 win over the Holyoke Dragons on...
  • Lady Plainsmen gain momentum with Homecoming win over Holyoke

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Providing the momentum needed to face a challenging week of competition, the Lady Plainsmen pulled off a win with their homecoming game Friday, Sept. 10 against Holyoke. The win was accomplished in four sets. A close ...
  • Runners improve times from one year ago at Chase County invite

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Improving in their times from a week ago and from one year ago, the Perkins County cross country runners had a good showing at the Chase County meet last Thursday, Sept. 9.  Both the boys and girls division had ov...