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  • PCS activity schedule

    April 7 - 15All Times are Mountain Thursday, April 78 a.m.    FFA at state (Lincoln)9 a.m.        Jr. High Track at Dundy County (Benkelman) Friday, April 88 a.m.    FFA at state (Lincoln) Saturday, April 99 a.m.    E. Lee Todd track inv...
  • ‘Jumpstart Your College Career’ seminars offered in April

    High school students, parents and non-traditional students who are considering going to college have an opportunity to jumpstart their college careers by attending a two-evening seminar offered by Mid-Plains Community College and Wells Fargo Bank. Night o...
  • PSC students place at CSC Scholastics

    Students from the region were among the medalists at the 51st Scholastic Contest at Chadron State College on Friday, April 1. Each year, the Scholastic Contest attracts the region’s brightest high school students. This year’s contest had 1,457 entrie...
  • College Notes

    Concordia band to perform   Concordia University, Nebraska’s Symphonic Band, under the direction of Andrew Schultz, will perform its annual spring concert at Seward High School on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Sarah Schmitt of Grant is a member of the s...
  • Laws are made to be obeyed

    Dear Editor: This is in regard to the letter from Perkins County Sheriff Brueggeman. I, too, have been hearing about things coming out of the places mentioned (namely, the “shack”). Why some people think they are above the law, I have no idea. I thoug...
  • Government overreach stifling growth

    Dear Editor: Not long after taking office, President Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch an aggressive regulatory agenda, including the imposition of economy-wide policing of greenhouse gas emissions. American agriculture, i...
  • Talented people in our area

    Dear Editor: Last week I met a friend from Keystone and we ate at the senior center in Ogallala. The meal was tasty, but no more so than the meals at our Perkins County Centers. I was really lucky that day because unbeknownst to me ahead of time, the musi...
  • Help abolish violence against wildlife

    Dear Editor: A recent article that mentioned the start of turkey hunting season made a pretty alarming disclosure–not only does the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission allow children under 12 years old to hunt without completing a hunter education traini...
  • New water master appointed in Nebraska/Kansas water dispute

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a special water master to address ongoing differences between Nebraska and Kansas on Republican River Basin water use. The two states entered into non-binding arbitration...
  • Natural Resources District receives $4.48 million in funding to assist with retirement program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The acreage retirement  program being planned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) got a big boost this week. According to URNRD assistant manager Nate Jenkins, the district received approva...
  • NRD closes on land purchase

    NRD gets $5 million loan to pay balance of sale By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Four thousand acres in  southwest Dundy County now belongs to the Upper Republican Natural Resources District. The district closed on the $10 million sale Tuesday...
  • FSA Scoop...Contact FSA before breaking ground

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE   With current commodity prices, producers may try to utilize all available land to produce a crop. Please be reminded that you need to discuss the impact of breaking new ground ...
  • USDA: Nebraska corn farmers to plant 9.5 million acres

    Nebraska’s corn farmers intend to plant 9.5 million acres of corn this year, an increase of 350,000 acres from last year’s 9.15 million acres, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today. “If realized, this would be the most corn acres planted by ...
  • Nebraska corn checkoff updates announced

    The Nebraska Corn Board has announced recipients of annual awards for 2010, and provides an update on activity.   • NCB recipient of NPPA 2010 Nebraska Outstanding Pork Service Award – Industry Outreach   Tim Scheer, NCB farmer director from St. P...
  • Farmers can donate grain for disaster relief following tsunami, earthquake

    Japan is a key global agricultural customer and donations will directly support Red Cross efforts. Nebraska farmers can donate bushels of corn or any grain to the Red Cross and directly help those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Pa...
  • Free farm and ranch financial clinics planned

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Rule issued for biofuel payment program

    USDA Rural Development has issued an interim rule for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program—to support and ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers. Eligible applicants are entities...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Patience makes perfect!

    As I sat and pondered what I could make for a small get together we were hosting at our house, my mind drew a blank. I wanted something easy, that didn’t require a lot of hassle, but would still be something anyone could eat. That’s not too much to as...
  • What's Up...March marathon in the sky

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   In the latter part of the 1700s, French astronomer Charles Messier (pronounced Mess-e-a) spent much of his time looking for comets. While looking for the soon-returning Halley’s Comet he ran across a bright, ...
  • Celtic music on tap at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre this Sunday

    The Wauneta Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in concert Sunday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m. The performance will be held at the Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 217 Tecumseh Ave., Wauneta, Neb. Tickets are $...