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  • 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...
  • County commissioners lower tax rate in newly adopted 2009-10 budget

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A lower tax rate for residents is good news from the Perkins County Commissioners who approved their 2009-10 fiscal year budget last week. The new tax rate for the proposed budget is 45.07 cents per $100 of valuation—down from...
  • Fire destroys Elsie home

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An early morning fire Monday, Sept 14 destroyed the home of Steve Thompson in Elsie. According to Elsie’s Assistant Fire Chief Brent Robertson, by the time Elsie Volunteer Fire Department personnel arrived, the modular where T...
  • In support of Right to Repair Act

    Dear Editor: The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association strongly supports the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) and urges Congress to pass the legislation on behalf of its over 20,000 members. As a national trade associati...
  • Children deserve it

    Did you know that Nebraska collected $197 million in child support in federal fiscal year 2008, almost $10 million more than in 2007?   Over $126 million of the total was collected through income withholding. Employers and their payroll professionals al...
  • Author to speak at Imperial library

    Writer and motivational speaker, Ricki Pepin, will appear at the Lied Imperial Public Library to speak about her recently published book, “God’s Health Plan.” Pepin was a desperate mom looking for answers for her chronically ill son. After 12 years ...
  • Child Find screenings available for families

    Local school districts in cooperation with ESU 16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find screenings. This fall screening will be made available in each school district at the request of parents. Child ...
  • Time to get a seasonal flu shot

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services recommends that people at high risk for complications and anyone who wants to reduce their risk of becoming ill due to seasonal influenza get that flu shot now. “It’s not too early to get vaccinate...
  • September birthdays celebrated

    Those with September birthdays were honored at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant on Friday, Sept. 11. Celebrating their special day were (Front row, l-r): Gertrude Hundhausen, Clifford Sexson. Back row: Harry Tinnell, Virginia Deaver. (Photo by Sh...
  • MPCC offers online employment service

    Students and alumni of Mid-Plains Community College may now access a free service designed to enhance employment opportunities for them and to allow employers to post current job openings aimed directly at the students/alumni. MPCC Career Services, in pa...