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  • What is Raptor Recovery of Nebraska?

    In 1976, the Raptor Recovery Center was organized as a project of the Wachiska Audubon Society of Lincoln. Since its beginning, the Raptor Recovery Center has treated more than 6,000 birds of prey, and better than 50 percent of those have been released ba...
  • Hawk shootings between Grant and Imperial under investigation

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Federal game warden Mike Damico of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the illegal shootings of hawks that have been found in Perkins and Chase counties between Grant and Imperial. The injured hawks have been pic...
  • Wallace School closes due to storm—Wildcats forfeit due to illness, injuries

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Wallace School was closed last Thursday due to the  heavy snow and bad roads—but with over 30 students absent, along with several athletic injuries, the Wildcats forfeited to Garden County on Friday even though school was bac...
  • Student supports Coach Kay

    Dear Editor: I am writing concerning an incident that occurred at the recent football game against Chase County. If you were in the stands or were aware at all you know what I am talking about. If you missed it, here’s what happened: A certain fan in pa...
  • Deployed private sends greetings

    Dear Editor: Greetings all, John F. Kennedy once said, “It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.” This is a motivating quote that gives meaning to my experience. I am sorry I have not been able to write, however, I...
  • Five generations gather

    Jessa Lauren Hamilton completed five generations for Lavene Burge’s family.  Gathering Sunday, Oct. 25 for a photo are Butch Burge, Jessa’s great-grandfather, Natasha Kraus and Jessa, Lavene Burge, Jessa’s great-great-grandmother and Kathleen Dietl...
  • Grant carver awarded

    Local carver Archie Silvrants won several ribbons for his entries in the Colorado Carvers Club show on Oct 10-11 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, Colo. The chip carved clock he is holding won first in its division. A carved hand and Bible wo...
  • Cub Scouts collect for food pantry

    Cub Scout Pack #160 collected 181 bags and $170 in donations last Saturday for the Perkins County Food Pantry. The scouts helping with the collection were (Front row, l-r): Ryan Cockerill, Jacob Woodmancy, Matthew Aerni, Caleb Lagler, Deitrik Brueggeman, ...
  • Turner selected as October Senior of the Month

    Nick Turner has been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi October “Senior of the Month.” Turner, a student at Perkins County High School, is the son of Shawn and Michelle Turner of rural Grant. Throughout high school, Turner has striven to be as active as p...
  • Wallace High School presents “An Evening of Culture”

    Wallace High School players portray the residents of Mineola, who in an attempt to infuse some culture into their community, decide to stage a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Their awkward attempts at acting, directing and set construction yield som...
  • Women’s Resource Center to hold banquet

    Featured speaker at the Ogallala Women’s Resource Center’s “Uniting for Life” banquet is Yvonne Williams, consultant for Care Net, the largest network of pregnancy centers in North America. The banquet is scheduled for Monday, Nov.  9, 6 p.m. at ...
  • Lady Plainsmen finish third in Cozad

    The Lady Plainsmen were on the road again, this time at a tournament with seven schools, held at Cozad, Saturday, Oct. 24, which gave them an opportunity to hone their skills with some teams they weren’t used to playing, finishing in a respectable third...
  • Offensive gambles, big tight end trudge Chase County past Plainsmen 12-6

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Multi-purpose offensive player Daniel Regier crossed the goal line with both a run and a catch and Chase County clamped down on the Plainsmen’s running game to thrust the Longhorns to a 12-6 win in Grant Friday night....
  • Kemling sets personal record at state meet

    Perkins County’s Ashley Kemling finished 17th out of 123 girls entered in the Class D state cross country meet in Kearney on Friday, Oct. 23, with a time of 16:28.6, a career personal record. Finishing just out of medals which are awarded to the top 15,...
  • Lady Cats claw their way to RPAC title

    By Christy Sheets    Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the RPAC Conference on Monday, Oct. 19 in their home gym. The Cats were the first seed for the west division, so their first round was a bye.   Their first opponent was Dundy County, ...
  • Early storm hard on trees, harder on corn harvest

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Last week prior to the moisture-laden snow that blanketed the area, corn harvest was already 18 days behind, reported the USDA. Snow that began Wednesday evening and continued into Thursday morning left over one-and-a-half inch...
  • DNR lays out three water-short options to NRD; fourth option the wildcard

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) heard first hand last week the regulation options the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will impose in water-short years. More than 100 peop...
  • Pheasant season opens Saturday

    Nebraska pheasant hunters should look forward to a good season of wing shooting in 2009 when the opener arrives Oct. 31. Wildlife surveys in the spring and summer have indicated a statewide increase in pheasant abundance compared to 2008, according to the...
  • City council raises electric rates, discusses annexation

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council members unanimously approved a 4 percent electric rate increase effective Dec. 1. The increase was presented by Glenn Taubenheim, as a recommendation by the Board of Public Works on which he serves as chairma...
  • Grant provides mutual aid to early morning blaze in Imperial

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant Volunteer Fire Department personnel responded with mutual aid to an early morning fire Saturday that engulfed Harchelroad Motors in Imperial. The fire that began at about 1:45 a.m. destroyed the 74-year-old main street b...