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  • Turkey season now open

    The spring turkey season for shotgunners began April 17, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. As of that date all turkey hunters, including youth, may pursue turkeys with either archery equipment or shotguns through the end of the season,...
  • Applications for draw unit permits began April 19

    Nebraska residents may begin applying for 2010 big game draw unit hunting permits on April 19, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Before applying for or purchasing permits, hunters are encouraged to read the 2010 Nebraska Big Game Gui...
  • Geography bee winner has Perkins County ties

    Winner is Zeb Cooper, son of Laura and Stonie Cooper of Prague and grandson of Bill and the late Mona Cooper of Madrid.   Twelve-year-old Zeb Cooper hasn’t ventured far from his family’s home near Prague in Saunders County. He certainly has nev...
  • Relay for Life plans underway

    Similar to last year, fundraising will feature waitressing for tips at a local restaurant and a local talent concert. “Game On” themed Relay for Life is set for July 16-17.    Thunder on the High Line is getting ready for the annual Relay for Li...
  • NRD moving forward with Improvement Project Area funding

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican While the occupation tax in LB 701 recently passed its first test at the district court level, it still faces a likely Nebraska Supreme Court test.  Should the occupation tax be struck down by the high court,...
  • ELAP questions answered

    With all of the approaching deadlines, it is imperative that you try to keep your appointments and be sure to check your phone message machines. Return all signatures in a timely manner. Thank you. Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-...
  • Enjoy play-music-art at first annual Fine Arts Festival

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   The first annual Fine Arts Festival (formerly known as spring plays) will be presented by Perkins County High School students this weekend. The public is invited to enjoy a mixture of performing and static art du...
  • SUBWAY® making plans to expand in Grant

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   The international franchise SUBWAY® will be coming to Grant sometime over the summer. Contingent on financing, the new business will occupy what has been known for the past five years as the Perkins County Youth Cente...
  • Lions plan to rebuild in time for fair

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Due to severe damage at the Lions Club hamburger stand on the fairgrounds April 1, and the fact that the former Lions  shack was 60 years old, members of the club have decided to build a new stand by fair time.  The new ...
  • Congressman Smith visits with constituents in Grant

                                            By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Chamber members, community leaders and members of the public gathered Monday, April 5 at Bench Warmers in Grant for an opportunity to visit w...
  • GVFD holds annual banquet and award presentation

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Firefighters, EMTs, spouses and special guests enjoyed the 2010 annual banquet of the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance held at the American Legion Hall in Grant on Saturday night. The 2009 year in rev...
  • Public invited to help spruce up main street for Arbor Day

    In celebration of Arbor Day, which is officially the last Friday in April, the Grant Tree Board is planning an activity on Sunday, April 25, that is open to the public. Plans include a pruning demonstration by Tree Board President Jon Forney, followed ...
  • April birthdays celebrated at center

    On Friday, April 9, seniors with birthdays during the month of April were honored at the Perkins County Senior Center with a birthday meal and cake. Celebrating their special day were (Front row, l-r): Eloise Hughes, Gladys Tharp. Back row: Darlene Stin...
  • Help U.S. soldiers phone home

    Air Force ROTC Detachment 465 at UNL is currently collecting old cell phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers.   For every cell phone that is collected a calling card will be given to a soldier being deployed, offering them the ability to call home. Publi...
  • 4-H reminders

      • April 15: Registration deadline for Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop on April 24-25 at Chase County Fairgrounds, Imperial. • April 22: Babysitting Clinic, 6 p.m., Keith County Fairgrounds. Pre-register by April 19 to...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - What's Next?

    So Easter is over and aside from the “parent holidays” we all have a little break. Considering all of the hustle and bustle of holiday get togethers, I have to admit that this year went pretty well.  Early morning church service, Easter egg hunt a...
  • Art opportunities available to public

    Perkins County Area Arts Council members have had a busy season with a highly successful dinner theater last month, and ideas for upcoming projects. Thanks to the receipt of keno funds from the City of Grant, the council plans to offer several new art ...
  • Wallace CWC to hold Spring Fling

    The weather is warmer, the grass is greener and there are signs of spring flowers beginning to bloom so it is time to “Hop into Spring” with the Wallace Christian Women’s Club.  Join this Spring Fling on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 10 a.m. ...
  • Nebraska CattleWomen beef and wine tasting extravaganza is Saturday

    The Nebraska CattleWomen are busy planning the annual Beef and Wine Tasting Extravaganza. This exciting evening will showcase a menu selection of easy to prepare beef recipes complimented by an assortment of fine wines served by Nebraska Wine and Spirits...
  • Sis selected as April

    Jenni Sis has recently been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi April “Senior of the Month.” Sis, a student at Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Greg and Cheri Sis of Elsie. Sis has shown leadership throughout her high school career with ...