In response to the letter in last week’s paper comparing a murderous rampage in Arizona to a local election:
Ma’am that is absurd and insulting.
In no way should that ever be associated, and it borders a slanderous accusation.
By Lori Pankonin
It has been a year now since Russ and I drove to Alliance to pick up Betsy. Carl met us at his shop on a Sunday where Betsy sat on a rather cold, windy day.
Jeff, our son-in-law, had called weeks earlier to see if ther...
By Ashleigh Noyes
With our new business venture, the holidays and everything else in life lately, my opportunities to cook and create has been put on the side burner. This is not something that I enjoy. One thing in life that bothers m...
By Vernon Whetstone
The world of astrology (yes, I used that word) was set on its collective ear last week when astronomer Parke Kundle of the Minnesota Planetarium Society was quoted in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Monitor as adding ...
Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than one million families positively change their financial future.
This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through...
WASHINGTON (AP) – Postal rates will go up in April, but the cost of sending the basic letter will remain the same.
The Postal Service said last week that most rates will increase April 17 under a formula that allows the agency to raise prices within t...
Attendees of the Excellence in Early Childhood Conference at the Chadron State College Student Center will again seek inspiration through motivational presentations and workshop sessions that support best practices in early childhood education.
North Platte Community College will offer a three-week Puppet Making class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT on Saturdays beginning Feb. 12.
This fun class will teach participants how to make unique large puppets that wear size 4-Toddler clothes. The puppets can ...
Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska Poster Contest.
In its eighth year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youth in first through sixth grade.
This year’s th...
Learn how to grow edibles indoors, all winter long, and develop practical skills for greening up your life at a gardening class at Volunteers of America in Lewellen on Saturday, Jan. 29, 1-4 pm. Cost of the class includes supplies.
Varieties of sprouts...
Tobacco tax would bring in $72.9 million in new revenue, reduce youth smoking.
Faced with a growing budget deficit, a new poll released last week shows that 73 percent of Nebraska voters surveyed support raising the tobacco tax by $1.35 per pack to h...
By Russ Pankonin and Josh Sumner
The Imperial Republican
Even before the Republican River Compact Settlement in 2002, a great deal of tension existed between the three natural resources districts (NRDs) in the Republican Basin—the Upper, the M...
Market beef weigh ins will take place:
• Keith County: Jan. 29, 9-11 a.m., at Ogallala Livestock;
• Perkins County: Feb. 5, 9-11 a.m., Cecil Hendricks;
• Perkins County: Feb. 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Lee Brothers
4-H’ers with marke...
The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) were established by the 2008 Farm Bill.
LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal morality due to adverse w...
The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Keith-Arthur and Perkins county area where pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification.
• Feb. 2, 10 a.m. Perkins Coun...
LINCOLN (AP) — Federal officials say Nebraska farmers harvested an estimated 1.47 billion bushels of corn for grain production last year, 7 percent under the record 1.58 billion bushels in 2009.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release...
Included on the all A honor roll for first semester and/or second quarter are (Front row, l-r): Jessica Day, Zac White, Jeremy Hagan, Emily Kiolbasa, Shalee Pollard, Seth Burge. Second row: Calla Mailand, Tori Osler, Kristin Beck, Callie Meyer, Vilj...
Perkins County High School competitive speakers traveled to Chase County High School for the area’s first speech meet Saturday, Jan. 8.
Due to activity conflicts, not all members were able to stay for the final round of competition, but those able to r...
Wallace School is pleased to announce the names of students on the honor roll for first semester, 2010-2011.
All A’s: Shanice Harris, Sean May, Whitney Smith, Ryan Sowle, Lane Swedberg, Dalton Cline, Hunter Franzen, Emily Hasenauer, John Paul Lempke, V...
The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation is now accepting applications for the Ak-Sar-Ben Community College Scholarship made possible by the funds raised by the Ak-Sar-Ben Friends.
Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals attending community co...