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  • Parents—learn about adolescent zeal for sex and talk to your kids

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Parents and other adults in the community are urged to attend a dinner banquet and program to gain education on the reality that kids are having sexual encounters way younger than they think.  “Sex Still Has A Price Tag...
  • Register to vote

    To prepare for the Nov. 2 general election, Secretary of State John Gale urged qualified Nebraska citizens to register to vote. The National Association of Secretaries of State has designated September as National Voter Registration Month. “Once yo...
  • Top prizes given at Madrid Day

    Winners and their categories in the parade or in the vehicle shows at Madrid Day include: Kent Hilferty was awarded top prize and received a plaque for his 1925 John Deere in the tractor show. Wayne Burge (right) took first place for his 1953 John Deere ...
  • Westview residents travel to North Platte

    Westview residents enjoyed a fun trip to North Platte for the Lifestyle Senior Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The group enjoyed comic Bea Fiala and musical entertainment by Melinda Ferree performing music of Patsy Cline, as well as lunch at the Quality I...
  • Three-year-old donates to worthy cause

    Caylie Clouse of Utica proudly displays her blonde locks that she recently donated to Locks of Love, an organization that makes hairpieces for children with medical hair loss. The three-year-old is the daughter of Spencer and Michelle Clouse, and the gr...
  • It’s Homecoming Week!

    The student body got into character Tuesday—their favorite character-—showing their spirit during “Homecoming Week.” For four days this week, kids are taking part in dress-up, water-balloon toss, marshmallow eating, jersey auction, tug of war, p...
  • City council votes down runway but will pursue weather system

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Choosing to focus on repair of existing taxi lanes and installation of a new weather system , the Grant City Council voted down a new cross-wind turf runway at Grant Municipal Airport.  The taxi lanes to the hanger are in...
  • Presenting “Grease—(the high school version)”

     It’s 1959 at Rydell High, The Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies are at it again in this fun-filled romp through the days of Rickie Nelson, Elvis and Johnny Casino (Quinton Hite) and the Gamblers.   Come see the romance between Sandy D (Tori...
  • Frenchman Valley Co-op finishes the year with $7.288 million in local savings

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican After coming off a record  year in 2009, Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism summed  up fiscal year (FY) 2010, which ended Jan. 31, 2010, as a “reasonably good year.” Chism reported to the co...
  • Extension horticulture help available

    By David Lott UNL Horticulture Educator   Hello! My name is David Lott, the Horticulture Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in North Platte. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you, and offer...
  • Cause of McCook Coop fire determined

    The State Fire Marshal’s Office worked with local officials and utilization of some heavy equipment to determine the cause of a storage/maintenance shop fire involving the 125 foot by 250 foot building at Frenchman Valley Coop’s Perry location west o...
  • Holzfaster elected to national board

    Nebraska Corn Board farmer directors Jon Holzfaster and Alan Tiemann were recently elected to separate national board of director positions. Jon Holzfaster, a Paxton, farmer, was elected to the National Corn Board during Corn Congress in Washington, D....
  • Plainsmen expect offseason dedication to translate to wins and playoffs in 2010

      By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer All of the Plainsmen’s hard offseason work goes on display Friday night in Benkelman as the team lines up against the Dundy County-Stratton Tigers on Friday to start the 2010 season. Senior Michael York le...
  • Lady Plainsmen expected to be salty competitors

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Determined to get back to the state tournament, the 2010 Class C2 Lady Plainsmen volleyball team is looking forward to seeing how the season unfolds.  Coach Penny Hite said the quick defense and experience behind th...
  • Runners highly motivated for season

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Lone senior Krystal Gaar  is being looked to for strong leadership of the Plainsmen cross-country runners.  Although a young team, Coach Paula Wurst said the harriers have solid running ability.  She’s also expect...
  • Golf team debuts in first two meets of 2010 season

    The girls golf team was greeted by perfect weather for the season’s opening match in Sidney on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Coach Troy Kemling is encouraged by the scores of the two senior girls Emily Kiolbasa (116, 58-58) and Stephanie Reichert (122, 65-57), a...
  • Four golfers make up 2010 Plainsmen team

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Hoping for steady improvement throughout the season, Coach Troy Kemling is setting a goal of sending some golfers to state.  Four players make up the 2010 Plainsmen Golf Team—two with two years of varsity experien...
  • Experienced Wallace team excited for 2010 season

      By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The Wallace Lady Cats volleyball team enters the 2010 season with excitement under the leadership of head coach Kory Rohde and assistant coach Elizabeth Strand.  Student managers Mickayla Sheets, Morgan Messersm...
  • Wallace Wildcats off to good start

      By Travis McConnell Sports Writer An increased emphasis on defense in the preseason seems to have taken hold this year for the Wallace Wildcats, as they used a good defensive effort to upend the Potter-Dix Coyotes 66-13. Last year these two tea...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Fettuccini in Florida

    When Landon was just about six months old we took a trip down to visit my mom (Stefanie) in Florida. Jason, Landon and I hopped on a plane for an eight day trip where Landon was spoiled rotten and did not have to sit by himself for more than 30 seconds....