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  • State Patrol issues weather safety tips

    In a 24-hour period on Thursday, Jan. 7, troopers responded to 211 motorist assists statewide.   The Nebraska State Patrol issues the following reminders for motorists traveling in extreme winter weather conditions: Use well traveled routes and giv...
  • Horticulture and Master Gardener training starts Feb. 16

    Garden enthusiasts may be interested in the 2010 Horticulture and Master Gardener Training sessions.   The program will be used as master gardener educational hours but is open to anyone even if not  interested in joining the Master Gardener program....
  • Governor outlines three priorities for Nebraska’s prosperous future

    Gov. Dave Heineman delivered his State of the State address to the Nebraska Legislature two weeks ago, focusing on three priorities: growing the Nebraska economy, strengthening education, and developing an even more efficient government. “As we ente...
  • LB 1052 an answer to LB 779 for city of Omaha

    By Mark Christensen Senator, Dist. 44 In last week’s tele-conference with the McCook Area Chamber, one of the topics was one of my bills, LB 1052. This bill is the Agricultural Production and Economic Stability and Assistance Act.   It would re...
  • First baby of 2010 arrives at Perkins County Hospital

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Evan Christopher Heilman entered the world on Jan. 11, as the first baby of 2010 to be born at Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant. For the honor of being the first newborn of the new year, the baby and his parents ...
  • Arts council to present dinner theater in March

     Anyone wishing to help in any way with the production may call Director Sally Shiers 352-8335.    The Perkins County Area Arts Council will present, “One Toe In The Grave,” a comedy by Jack Sharkey, produced by special arrangement with Samuel F...
  • Nominees selected for three Midwest directorships

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Directors will be elected to serve in three districts of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation when the company holds its annual meeting in March. Nominees for District 1, District 5 and District 9 were selected during ...
  • Candidates file for seats in Perkins County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   FILING DEADLINES: for May 11 Primary • Incumbent deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 16.  • Non-incumbent deadline: Monday, March 1. • Withdrawal: Once an incumbent files, they have until March 1 to withdraw from the ra...
  • Council tables variance request

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A request for a variance on an  out-of-compliance gravestone at the Fairview Cemetery was tabled in a 3-1 vote by Grant City Council members during their regular meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 12. Attorney Neil Williams, rep...
  • City releases monthly figures

    Water/Lotto Reports The council released figures for the month of December on water usage and lotto sales. Water: There were 4,861,600 gallons of water used in December, which is an increase over the month of November when 4,196,500 gallons were used....
  • Schilling to retire from bookkeeping position at end of 2009-10 school term

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff After 26 years in the Venango, Grant and Perkins County school systems, bookkeeper Jan Schilling has decided to retire at the close of the 2009-2010 school year. A lifelong Venango resident, Schilling describes her edu...
  • Bill introduction period ends today

    Telephone conference report to Imperial,  Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, Jan. 19    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Today (Thursday) marks the  final day that Nebraska legislators can introduce bills for consideration during the 60-day ses...
  • Enrollment open for Medicare Part B

    By Steve Vaught  Social Security District Manager  If covered under Medicare Part A, but originally opted not to apply for Medicare Part B, now’s the opportunity to enroll in Part B.   The general enrollment period runs from Jan. 1 through Mar....
  • Attitude key in developing better habits

    More and more people have come to the conclusion that New Year’s resolutions aren’t worth making. I took interest in a comment I read that we shouldn’t be as concerned about the food we eat between Christmas and New Years as much as that eaten bet...
  • Faith is all there is sometimes

    Having just finished my lunch and taken a big gulp of coffee, a bottle of near-empty water sitting nearby, I think again about the Haitians.  Can I even come close to imagining what life is like for them at this moment?  I woke up this morning in a...
  • McCook E-Free ladies retreat to feature musicians Troccoli and Lofaro

    The McCook ladies retreat sponsored by the McCook Evangelical Free Church set for Saturday, Feb.6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro. The conference for women entitled, “Spaghetti for the Soul” is also the name of th...
  • Seniors receive birthday treat

    Those with birthdays in January were treated at the Perkins County Senior Center with a cake provided by Adams Bank & Trust on Friday, Jan. 8. Included in the festivities were (Front): Dolores Sides, Back row: Anita Hutcheson, Burle Newth. (Photo by...
  • Perkins County Schools announces junior high honor roll

    Perkins County Schools has released the names of junior high students on the honor roll for second quarter and first semester of the 2009-2010 school year. All A’s Second Quarter Eighth grade: Rebecca Cornelius, Allison Kiolbasa, Brady Mailand. Seve...
  • PCHS speakers win first two meets

    The 2010 PCHS competitive speech team traveled to the Chase County High School Speech Invite on Saturday, Jan. 9, along with other area schools including Paxton, North Platte St. Pat’s, Wauneta, Hershey, and Southwest.  Twenty-one members of the tea...
  • USDA to launch high tunnel pilot study to increase availability of locally grown foods

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan recently announced a new pilot project under the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative for farmers to establish high tunnels–also known as hoop houses–to increase the availability of locally ...