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  • A wonderful day at the Grant Airport

    Dear Editor: With Leon and Charlotte Kumor and families, promotion by Experimental Aircraft Association and assistance by Ted Tietjen, the “Celebration of the American Spirit” was held Sunday at the Grant Airport. Starting a wonderful day at 9 a.m...
  • The fruits of the Church

    Dear Editor: Over two thousand years ago, a man posed a simple question. This simple question, this small query, this beautiful mystery, has, like the man who posed it, worked to transform our world.  This question has started and ended wars, saved ...
  • Harshest possible penalties handed down for NRD meter violations

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Landowners who were actively bypassing irrigation water flow meters will suffer the harshest penalty possible–permanent retirement of irrigation on the affected land.  In a special meeting Tuesday, June 22,...
  • Tom Terryberry selected chair of water sustainability task force

    Task force members urged to work together By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Tom Terryberry of Imper-ial will serve as the chair for Republican River Basin Water Sustainability Task Force.  Terryberry, who serves on the board of the Upper Re...
  • Harvest approaching­— overall crop is good

    Warm, dry weather in the past week has helped wheat ripen, but some producers are still encountering disease and crop damage from excess moisture. According to the USDA’s June 21 report, temperature for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with h...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Tropical roots

    As some of you may know, my roots lie in Florida. Meaning that my biological mother, father and siblings are all from Florida.  In April of 2006 I, along with the baby in my belly, traveled to Florida to meet the rest of my biological family. One even...
  • Gallery door gets new look

    The most recent artist to decorate the door of Meadowlark Gallery in Grant was Carson Sletten. His rendition of a fishing pond welcomed visitors to the gallery during the month of June. Carson is a sixth grader at Perkins County Middle School, where his...
  • North Platte artist displaying in July

    North Platte artist Sue Perez is displaying her work at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant during the month of July. Perez is a self taught artist, learning through hundreds of paintings and drawing over the past decade. This creative journey began about 10 y...
  • Sewing needle workshop to be held in Imperial

    Know your needles... Prior’s and Sew Forth and the Crazy Quilt Guild are sponsoring a workshop concerning sewing needles in Imperial July 15. Former Imperial resident Rhonda Bauerle Pierce will discuss the Schmetz sewing machine needle philosophy in...
  • Hints for Health...Heat is potential hazard

    By Kathy Meyer APRN For many people, summertime means warm, comfortable days, perfect for outdoor activities such as baseball, golf, long walks or outings at the city park.  For others, summertime means outdoor employment or weekend work projects. W...
  • What's Up...It's all about a good time

    To quote the oft quoted newspaper writer’s summation... “A good time was had by all.” That about sums up the experience for those attending the first observational astronomy class at the extended campus of Mid-Plains Community College. Although the...
  • Teens take big risks online

    New study says “The Secret Online Lives of Teens” reveals dangerous behaviors and online trends.   A shocking new report released called “The Secret Online Lives of Teens” is a revealing peek at just how much kids risk when they interact onli...
  • Leadership seminar offered in Curtis during November

    Looking for committed leaders to address the issues facing rural Nebraska and create a new vision for our communities. Register by Oct. 15.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor In cooperation with the University of Nebraska Extension, entities in Perkin...
  • Mosquito trapping underway

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has begun the 2010 West Nile Virus education campaign with the theme, “Tee it up against West Nile Virus.”  Educational materials weredistributed to area golf courses in the eight county health district,...
  • Fireworks donations continue

      $10 and under—three inch shell: Vernon Mailand, Carmen Richmond, Kay Cheney, Deaver Computer.  $11-$20—four inch shell: Miranda Holscher, Dennis and Linda Erickson, Jerry and Gloria Styskal, Jene Tickle, Edwin and Lavonna Krajewski, Devonna A...
  • Join the Relay For Life area team

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With the Relay For Life just two weeks away, the Thunder on the High Line team is gearing up for the final push toward raising money for cancer research. The annual event is set for July 16-17 in Ogallala, sponsored by the...
  • Area firemen attended State Fire School

    About 1,650 people from Nebraska and several other states attended the 73rd Annual Nebraska State Fire School May 21-23 in Grand Island. The event was offered by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association in cooperation with the State Fire M...
  • It takes courage

    After some coaxing, Patrick Busto finally slid toward the water with help from lifeguards Brittany Pofahl and Christian Miyamoto. (Photos by Jan Rahn)  Not one bit hesitant, Josey Potts climbed the slide and took a plunge during Red Cross swim lesso...
  • Lions stand coming along

    Workers from C&S Construction are diligently trying to finish the new Lions stand in time for this year’s Perkins County Fair. The old stand was damaged in a fire on April 1 and had to be replaced. Donations from the public and determination by th...
  • Pattern ready for 2010 quilt block challenge

    Everyone is invited to take up the 2010 Quilt Block Challenge. Each year, the Perkins County Fair invites entries in this special open class contest. This year’s pattern, “The Big O” is available now at the Perkins County Extension office. Part...