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  • PCHS wins second straight SPVA speech title

    Perkins County High School speakers faced competition from Bayard, Cambridge, Dundy County-Stratton, Hemingford, Maxwell, North Platte St. Pat’s, and Sutherland in a traditional two-preliminary round format with the top six entrants advancing to a fin...
  • Wallace speech team captures district title

      The Wallace speech team competed in the District D2-5 speech competition at Perkins County High School in Grant on Monday, March 17. Wallace placed first in D2-5 with 172 points followed by Callaway with 144 points. Hayes Center was third with 137 p...
  • Testing underway on the N-CORPE augmentation project

    Goal to have project fully operational by end of MarchBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Testing of wells and the delivery pipeline for the Lincoln County augmentation project is underway, with the goal of becoming fully operational by the end of Ma...
  • Women in Ag day

      Debbie Kuenning, UNL extension educator, gives her presentation at the Women in Ag day in Grant on March 11 at the Hastings Memorial Library. Kuenning gave the presentation, ‘Identify your personality style and learn strategies to reduce conflict ...
  • ‘Big Idea’ seminars coming in April

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Research Division’s “Big Idea Seminars” event will be offered April 14 as the sixth annual Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics Spring Retreat from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Nebraska East Un...
  • Report outlines expansion in state

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A new report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln outlines the potential for expansion of the state’s livestock industry. Ronnie Green, vice president of agriculture and natural resources for the University of Nebraska, discussed th...
  • Golf courses may have winter damage

    By Dan MoserIANR News Service University of Nebraska-Lincoln turfgrass specialists are warning that this winter may have done serious damage to golf courses across much of the nation, including Nebraska. It’s too early to tell for sure, said Zac Reicher...
  • Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war

    By Dan MoserIANR News Service The intellectual war over modern agriculture has been won by the “cultural elite,” but agriculture’s continued commercial and technological success still bode well for its future, a political scientist said recently. Th...
  • Propane price spikes starting to subside

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor In a perfect world there would be no price spikes or shortages on anything, however, the reality is that a ‘perfect storm’ has created just that for the propane industry. In late spring to the end of summer propa...
  • Purple Pinkie Project coming to PCS

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor On March 19 an outbreak of purple pinkies will happen at Perkins County Elementary and it will be a welcomed sight. The Grant Rotary Club is continuing its Purple Pinkie Project on March 19 at 1:05 p.m. at the elementary. In...
  • Annual meeting for Midwest Electric March 20

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The 67th annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation will be on Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Perkins County High School in Grant, beginning with registration and then the me...
  • Lending a hand

      Above: A benefit for Hoz and Jana Doolittle was held at the Perkins County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 8. The meal brought people from all over to support Hosmer as he has been diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment. Below: A plethora o...
  • Home renovation effort continues throughout county

    The Perkins County Commissioners along with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation are leading a cooperative effort to provide some needed renovation to homes within the incorporated city limits of Grant, Madrid, Elsie and Venango in Perkins ...
  • Perkins County Pheasants Forever marking sixth annual banquet

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Now in its sixth year, the Perkins County Pheasants Forever banquet will be held Saturday, March 22, at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. The admission price will autom...
  • Goal exceeded by 27,200 meals at Mercy Meal’s ‘Feed the Philippines’ mega packing event

      187,200 meals packaged by over 400 volunteers at event.By Sheri Hink-WagnerThe Wauneta Breeze The Zion Lutheran Church  in Imperial was a flurry of activity over the weekend of Feb. 22 when over 400 volunteers gathered to package meals for starving...
  • Women’s Connection March 19

    Join in and enjoy the Grant/Ogallala Women’s Connection’s reception on Wednesday, March 19. They will be hosting a reception open to everyone at the Quality Inn at 201 Chuckwagon Road in Ogallala beginning art 6:30 p.m. with a live music concert by ...
  • Artbeat

    Youth Art Month opens season at Meadowlark Gallery on Grant’s main street is open Friday and Saturday evenings now through November   Now in its 10th year, the Perkins County Area Arts Council is pleased to announce its 2014 shows, which begins wi...
  • Humanities Nebraska speaker to hold program

    Charlotte M. Endorf will present “Excess Baggage: Riding the Orphan Train” on Monday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Perkins County Senior Center. Endorf has traveled more than 15,000 miles seeking the last surviving riders and descendants to document...
  • Avoid drunk driving this St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, drivers are reminded not to get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 269 people nationwide have been killed on St. Patrick’s Day ...
  • St. Patrick—the myths the facts

    Who is St. Patrick? People all over the world celebrate on the 17th day of March in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.         Some cities have parades, most revelers wear green, and a few families commemorate the day with traditiona...