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  • Women’s Connection to celebrate love

    All men and women are invited to attend the Grant and Ogallala Women’s Connection where they will celebrate love. A soup luncheon and dessert bar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 12-1 p.m. at the Congregational Church at 302 N Spruce Street in O...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Goodbye to a friend By Larry Pritchett Contributing Writer Last week we buried one of, if not the most loyal, devoted, Plainsmen fan ever. A guy who was on a very short list of people in that category. Daryl Snyder followed the Plainsmen teams all over ...
  • PCS has excellent SPVA meet

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Three Perkins County wrestlers had outstanding showings at the SPVA conference tournament held at Perkins County High School on Feb. 5.Kiffen Cook, 132-pounds, finished second in his class for PCS while Jack Kennicut...
  • PCS stepping up pace before sub-districts

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor “We are getting there. We are improving and getting better,” Perkins County High School Head Basketball Coach Shawn Cole said of his squad as the Plainsmen are poised to compete in sub-district action in two week...
  • Lady Plainsmen show their speed

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Showing some hustle in the final weeks of the season, the Perkins County girls basketball team had a strong showing against Cambridge on Feb. 6 at home.The Lady Plainsmen lost 46-27 to the Lady Trojans.“For having ...
  • Wildcats in exciting game with Hayes Center

    By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace had a couple of successful adventures last week when they got two big wins on the road.The Wildcats traveled to Brady on Tuesday to take on the Eagles. The opening quarter was pretty tight throughout as t...
  • Lady Wildcats headed down the stretch

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Wallace girls basketball team has been quite busy as of late, with just two regular season games left in the 2014-2015 campaign.Wallace hosted Maywood on Jan. 29 and won 42-29. Shannon Messersmith, Head Girls Bas...
  • Junior wrestlers suit up for 2015 season

    Suiting up for the PCS junior wrestling squad this season is (Front row, l-r): Ariel Patten, Kade Evans, Ben Buchanan, Tanner Paintin, Antonio Lyon, Ryder Potts, Elijah Linscott, Cobe Wells, Issiah Dunn, Traysen Rosane, Alex Cole and Carson Coats. Middl...
  • Togetherness a key for Grant couple

    This love story is the third in a series, telling the stories of how local couples met and what keeps their marriages vibrant By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Over forty years ago Doug Tatum was driving around with a friend one summer night when they ran...
  • Midwest Musings

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor In doing the “Love Story” series I had a chance to reflect on how my wife, Debra, and I met and fell in love. We started dating 16 years ago but actually met 22 years ago.We had our first date on Jan. 26, 1999 at the W...
  • From the Pulpit

    By Pastor Wayne Pick Trinity Lutheran Church The people were amazed at His teaching, because He taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.” Mark 1:22I remember that one summer my wife, children and I were visiting my cousin a...
  • A stress-free Valentine’s Day for kids

    For many kids, Valentine’s Day can be stressful and embarrassing but since it seems that it’s here to stay, the website, www.WhatToDo WithTheKids.com” has a few suggestions to make it fun for the kids. First try not to emphasize the “I love you”...
  • IRS warns about phishing scams

    The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2015 filing season.Compi...
  • Carnival 2015 held Feb. 5

      The annual Perkins County Elementary family carnival and book fair was held Feb. 5. Above: Isabella Torres (left) and Russell Izer-Gibson (center) get some help from Sallinna Torres on making a crown while at the carnival. Below: Savannah Clark and ...
  • Eisenhower had a good idea

    Dear Editor, Richard Nixon said: “President Eisenhower once told me that during his military career he insisted that all major problems be brought to his attention. He also insisted that when a staff member informed him of a problem, he should at the sa...
  • Planning & Zoning News

    Why a planning process? By Dennis Demmel Comp. Plan Committee Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the Comprehensive Plan of Perkins County, adopted in 2013. The information includes results of census data,...
  • Weed, insect workshop enlightens, educates area producers

    A weed and insect resistance workshop was held at the Perkins County Fairgrounds on Feb. 6.Dr. Julie Peterson, UNL Entomology specialist, outlined the importance of Integrated Pest Management in controlling and preventing further evolution of insecticide-...
  • Pumping shut down on Rock Creek augmentation project

    by Russ Pankonin IMPERIAL REPUBLICAN After two years of pumping to help meet compact compliance with Kansas, pumping on the Rock Creek augmentation project in southwest Dundy County has shut down.      Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNDR...
  • Benefit for Kevin, Joy Kugler held

      A soup supper benefit was held Jan. 31 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Grant for Kevin and Joy Kugler. On Sept. 25 Kevin was injured in a car accident and suffered a severe brain injury. Several hundred people came out to show their support o...
  • On the road again

    District 2 road crew re-hired By Tim Linscott Managing Editor “It will be like this never happened,” District 1 Perkins County Commissioner Sid Colson said of the re-hiring of four terminated District 2 County Road Crew members at the Jan. 2 commis...