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  • FCSAmerica board approves $52 million cash patronage

    The Farm Credit Services of America (FCS America) Board of Directors has approved a 2009 cash patronage payment of $52 million to eligible loan customers. The 2009 payment brings the total cash distribution over six years to more than $300 million. “...
  • Farm Bureau’s “top five ag issues of 2009”

    In the shadow of the economic recession, the fiscal situation for livestock producers was the top issue for Nebraska agriculture in 2009 said Keith Olsen, president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, on Dec. 28.  “There is no big surprise at what is number on...
  • SURE signup to begin

    By Mary Karash County Extension Director Signup for the SURE Program (Supplement Revenue Assistance Payments) for 2008 crop losses will begin Jan. 4, 2010. This is for only 2008 crop losses. The announcement for 2009 crop loss signup has not been annou...
  • New organization offering voice for wind development

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Winds blow up and down the  Nebraska heartland but the state remains far behind in tapping into that valuable resource as a renewable energy source. That’s what organizers of the Nebraska Energy Export Asso...
  • A reflection of the season

    Under the direction of music instructor Sheila Johnson, the sixth grade band, sixth grade chorus, junior high band and junior high chorus played and sang many of the old familiar holiday tunes to the enjoyment of family and friends. Accompanist on the pia...
  • Grant to be on “Road Less Traveled”

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Grant was put on the map last  week—the “Road Less Traveled” map, that is. For the past six years, the Nebraska TV crew has traveled their coverage area visiting smaller towns in the state. Featuring a town each w...
  • Christmas week’s services

      St. Paul Lutheran Church Dec. 24: at Amherst, Christmas Eve children’s program, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24: at Venango, Christmas Eve service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25: at Amherst, Christmas Day service 9 a.m. Dec. 31: at Venango, New Years Eve Service   ...
  • No one present for Chamber’s final draw

     one of the six winners of the final Chamber Greenback draw-ing were present Saturday.   ad they been present, their winnings would have doubled.   The Chamber members who were on hand included Dawnya Dreiling, Kandi McClung, Cindy Salsman, Char...
  • H1N1 death reported in Nebraska

      The Douglas County Health Department reported an H1N1 death to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The Douglas County woman was in her 50s and had underlying health conditions.    “My thoughts are with the family,...
  • Register now for rural leadership seminar offered in February

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Registration is due by Dec. 30 for  those planning to attend the “Leaders for a New Frontier” program to be held in Curtis in February. The program is set for Feb. 2-4, 2010 at the community center.  Enthusiastic i...
  • Year-end donations for projects at PCHS will benefit many

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Fund raising appeals are well underway toward new equipment at Perkins County Health Services. According to Ron Patrick, administrator of the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, $26,000 has been raised for three yea...
  • Guilty verdict handed down in placement of cemetery stone

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Presiding over the trial of the City of Grant vs Marvin Stumpf on Wednesday, Dec. 16, Judge Edward D. Steenburg found the defendant guilty of a Misdemeanor. Stumpf’s charge stems from  placing a grave marker in Grant F...
  • Just say it

    Every year we go through the same thing—the issues surrounding Christmas, the birth of Jesus, the nativity, what to call it, what not to call it, when and where it’s appropriate to say, “Merry Christmas.” Why all the anger and unrest over somet...
  • Christmas programs to air

    Great Plains  Communications-TV will be airing the following programs this week: Perkins County Christmas Program:  Thursday and Friday 8 p.m. and Friday at 12:00 p.m.  Chase County Christmas Program: Thursday and Friday at 7p.m. and Friday at 11:...
  • Lady Plainsmen come up short against Sidney

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Sidney forward Marjorie Keeton  used great body control in finishing a field goal to help finish the Lady Plainsmen by a 58-40 count Friday night in Grant, but her steady shooting hand earned her Lady Raiders the w...
  • Lady Plainsmen take charge of the Irish

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Tanya Metcalf took control of  the third quarter and steered her Lady Plainsmen to a 56-46 win over North Platte St. Pat’s Tuesday evening in Grant. The sophomore center Metcalf’s heroics included stealing a ...
  • Sidney Red Raiders in charge on Pritchett Court

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Watching Sidney forward Matt  Rosenbaum slide toward the post, accept passes and bury the shot explained how the Red Raiders came to Grant and took a 49-27 win from the Plainsmen Friday night. It did not explain ...
  • Plainsmen rule the rim in Benkelman

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kye Kurkowski hit shots faster  than an AK-47 spends shells in a furious 14-point, third quarter outburst as his Plainsmen hung 82 on Dundy County-Stratton to win by 19 points Saturday afternoon in Benkelman. Kur...
  • NSAA announces students receiving All-State Awards

    The Nebraska School Activities Association announced the student recipients of the Fall 2009 Academic All-State Awards. This new NSAA Award Program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season their activity take...
  • Plainsmen wrestlers participate in Sutherland Invitational Saturday

    The Perkins County wrestling team was among the 20 teams in attendance at the Sutherland Invitational Saturday, Dec. 19.  The Plainsmen finished in 12th place with a score of 53. Two team members, Kyle Schulze and Riley Kosmicki, brought home silver m...