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  • Deadline approaching to apply for new conservation program

    Farm, ranch and forest land operators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The first round sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will end September 30.  The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) ...
  • Arrest made after stolen machinery found in Kansas

    A Keith County Sheriff’s Department investigation into the multi-thousand dollar theft of farming machinery from Keith County in 2008 has apparently been solved, with the arrest of a suspect in Kansas Sept. 11, according to Keith County Sheriff Kevin Mu...
  • DNR says shutdown of irrigation near river a last resort

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Rand Levy’s entire farming operation rests in the Champion Valley, not far from the Frenchman River. If strict water-short year regulations proposed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) go into effect, all...
  • Lady Plainsmen runners up at Bridgeport Tournament

    Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County volleyball players had a busy week on the road, finding success in both the South Platte triangular Thursday and the Bridgeport tournament on Saturday.Bridgeport Tournament In most recent action, the Lady Plains...
  • Runners compete at McCook Invitational

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff A hilly course and tough competition greeted the Perkins County cross country runners at the most recent meet in McCook on Thursday, Sept. 17, which included schools from all four classes. Perkins County girls were not able t...
  • Quarterback tears away for three touchdowns: St. Pat’s beats Perkins County 49-14

    By Vince CarrigSports Writer North Platte quarterback Shane O’Connor scored touchdowns from 11, 19, and 28 yards away and St. Pat’s defense kept Plainsmen drives short for a 49-14 Irish victory in Grant Friday night. After ripping off a 30-yard run in...
  • Golfers challenged at Kimball Invitational

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Although conditions were optimal for golf with little wind and perfect temperatures, the difficult Kimball course gave the Perkins County golfers a challenge on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Kimball Invitational. Perkins County f...
  • Lady Cats win Hayes Center triangular

    Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Hayes Center Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The Cats’ first opponent was the Hayes Center Cardinals.  The Wildcats defeated the Cardinals in straight sets 25-16 and 25-18. The Cardinals...
  • Cyclones outlast Wildcats Friday night

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats could  not keep up with the Stapleton-McPherson County Cyclones Friday night, as they lost a shootout 68-44. There was no doubt from the beginning of this game that it was going to be a track meet, as...
  • Wallace Fall Festival is a “kick”

    One of the attractions at Wallace Fall Festival held Saturday, Sept. 19 was the shoe kick.                          ...
  • Augmentation still a viable option for compliance

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When assessing how the Republican Basin could stay in compliance with the compact settlement, WaterClaim Director Steve Smith of Imperial suggested moving water from one area of the state to another. His idea got t...
  • Farmers urged to begin lobbying for their own cause

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Three natural resources district (NRD) managers lobbying state senators in Lincoln on compact compliance issues just isn’t enough. That’s what Upper Republican NRD Manager Jasper Fanning told a crowd of more th...
  • Chandler-Smith takes gold

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Widely known for his musical talent, Matt Chandler-Smith of Grant took the top prize in the songwriting division in the Galaxy of Stars contest at the Nebraska State Fair. Chandler-Smith exhibits his love for music through man...
  • Cooley wins People’s Choice in photography

    Becky Cooley of Grant entered 11 photographs at the state fair in Lincoln and received several honors including People’s Choice Best of Show. Following are the results: Honorable Mention: color prints, “Other Animals,” “Jumper;” color prints,...
  • Ultrasound project complete at Perkins County Health Services

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With help from a grant, along with donations from area residents, the new ultrasound machine at Perkins County Health Services is in place and in use. Ron Patrick, administrator for the Perkins County Health Services Foundatio...
  • Council awards water main bid for project this fall

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following a budget hearing and adoption of the new 2009-10 proposed budget, the Grant City Council took action on several items of new business during their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 8. Council members awarded a bid to Inte...
  • Watch your tongue!

    “Watch your tongue!” That’s a command that most of us probably heard while we were growing up.  It was a warning from our parents or other authority figures to be careful about what we were saying–to cease with our sassing or arguing, because we ...
  • Former state senator dies in farm accident

    Former Nebraska State Senator Ron Raikes died on his family farm west of Ashland on Sept. 5 in a farm accident. Sen. Raikes, 66, was found dead by a neighbor inside a hay grinding machine about 10:30 p.m. CDT after his wife Helen became worried that he d...
  • $10 million awarded in stimulus funds for Nebraska energy efficiency projects

    Today, Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy that Nebraska will receive nearly $10 million to fund energy efficiency and conservation projects across the state.   The funding is part of the American Rec...
  • City adopts 2009-10 budget

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council members took two big steps during their regular meeting last Tuesday evening when they adopted a nearly $3.4 million budget and approvedinstallation of a new water main—an item included in the 2009-10 figure...