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  • Be counted—be sure to mail 2010 Census form back by April 1

    April 1 is National Census Day—Nebraska counties will benefit from federal tax dollars for every person counted. Do your part on behalf of Perkins County and mail back the questionnaire as soon as possible.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The dea...
  • Two indicted in Kansas for area machinery thefts

    FBI agents Kansas City Division arrested two men March 4 in connection with the April 2008 theft of about $500,000 worth of farm equipment from a field near Paxton, as well as other equipment stolen from several other states.  Matthew T. Jones, 31, wa...
  • Pheasants Forever to host meeting

    Learn how the formation of a prescribed burn association would improve wildlife habitat and  improve forage quality. Pheasants Forever plans to host a meeting to discuss the benefits of prescribed fire and how a local Prescribed Burn Association can ...
  • District court says occupation tax in LB 701 is constitutional

    Latest decision will be appealed to higher court. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Lancaster County District Court  Judge Robert Otte ruled Monday that the occupation tax created in LB 701 is constitutional.  However, any celebration by R...
  • Despite court ruling work continues on LB862 to fix occupation tax

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Despite a district court ruling  that the occupation tax created in LB 701 is constitutional, Senator Mark Christensen said work will continue on legislation to insure the occupation tax is not special or close...
  • The hands that feed you

    It has been cold, rainy, snowy, windy—and spring seemed like it was a world away last week. But now things are looking up.  Springtime means growth, color, warmth and beauty.  Spring smells like dirt—my second favorite smell behind that of pupp...
  • What do teachers make?

    Dear Editor:  Enclosed is an article about what teachers make. This is for all teachers: mothers, father, brothers, sisters, coaches, spiritual political and community people. What do teachers make? The dinner guests were sitting around the table di...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Sweet and delicious

    For my birthday this year my husband purchased for me the best gift imaginable! He bought me a brand new Kitchen Aid mixer.  I have always wanted one. I practically drool when we walk down the appliance aisle in Walmart.  So on Valentine’s Day, n...
  • Wallace Fall Festival meeting to be held

    The Wallace Community Club in no longer in existence, but concerned citizens would like to find a (qualified) person to take charge of the Wallace Fall Festival for 2010 and further years.  A meeting is being held on March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Legion H...
  • PCHS speakers capture district title

    Competing in a field of nine  schools, the varsity members of the Perkins County High School  competitive speech team compiled 138 points to secure first place team honors at the C2-6 District Speech Contest held on Monday, March 8 at PCHS.  Student...
  • Wallace sending eight to state

    Wallace High School will be taking eight students in 12 events to the state speech contest held in Kearney on Friday, March 19.  However, the team will be leaving on Wednesday because they were honored to be asked by the NSAA to be runners for Class A, ...
  • Academic All-State winners announced

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is proud to recognize the Nebraska high school students who have earned 2010 NSAA winter Academic All-State awards.  This NSAA program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their ...
  • Donors support Red Cross at bloodmobile

    The recent Elsie/Madrid Blood Drive held March 12, once again was successful. Although the  goal was short by one unit, coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis reported that a great number of donors took time out of their busy schedule to help su...
  • Severe weather poster contest winners named

    PCS students receive recognition. Tornado safety tips were the focus of Hannah Kopersk’s winning poster in the 2010 Severe Weather Poster Contest sponsored by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service and Nebraska Associatio...
  • Tri-County Teachers making scholarship availabl

    The Tri-County Teachers have a $200 scholarship available for a girl graduating from an area high school.   She must be interested in going into the field of education.  Selection will be based on GPA, school activities, and need. Applications may ...
  • Popular internet site is no place for kids

    By Jon Bruning Nebraska Attorney General Protecting kids has been my long time goal, both personally and professionally. As Attorney General, I’ve pushed hard for tougher penalties for those who use the Internet to prey on our children. Unfortunate...
  • Caring for children conference set for March 27

    The annual Caring for Children Conference will be held on Saturday, March 27.  The conference, which is sponsored by the High Plains Early Childhood Professional Development Partnership, is set for McCook Community College from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cen...
  • Calkins sets alley record

    Phil Calkins (center) bowled the highest series ever during sanctioned play in Cornhusker Lanes. Calkins, bowling for Melody Lanes, rolled a 783 series during the Ogallala USBC city tournament team event recently. He bowls regularly for FCA during the W...
  • Law changes hunter ed requirement language

    Gov. Heineman has signed into law a bill that closes a loophole on language pertaining to the Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certificate. Statutes had stated that a hunter holding an Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certificate must be acco...
  • Torch runners needed for state games

    Nebraskans are invited to run a mile with the torch in the Nebraska National Guard and Air Guard, Cornhusker State Games Torch Run.  The Torch Run, sponsored by the Nebraska Army National Guard and Air National Guard, will kick off on May 3 at the Wyo...