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  • Village clerk receives award

    USDA Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul presented a plaque to Mary May, Wallace Village Clerk, for her excellence in service to her community and USDA.“It is with great pleasure that we honor a clerk who has helped her Village toward the goal ...
  • Information available at local veterans service office

    Veterans Service Officer  Larry Kuskie alerts veterans in Perkins County and neighboring counties about new information regarding the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, which was signed into law on Aug. 7. In this law, “the Vetera...
  • Poppe’s Tax Service celebrates milestone

    LaVern Poppe of Poppe’s Tax Service celebrated 25 years of professional affiliation with the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), a nonprofit professional association founded in 1979, and committed in excellence in taxation. NATP members de...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    Black Friday shopping By Brooke Pankonin Last Thursday we gathered with our families, overfilled our bellies, and gave thanks for all our many blessings. The next day, or that evening, many of you participated in the annual ritual of Black Friday. Now I...
  • From the Pulpit

    Four names to remember Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church We tend to skip over them. Right at the beginning of the New Testament is a list of names. Matthew traces the family of Jesus from Abraham to King David, and then to King Jesus. It’...
  • What's Up?

    Look for the triangle By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer There is another shape in the winter sky that astronomers look for. Just as the summer has a triangle, so does winter.This triangle can be found low above the eastern horizon after 10 p.m., an...
  • Motorists encouraged – ‘Be here for the holidays’

    As we enter the holiday season, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is once again urging motorists to “Be Here for the Holidays,” a special initiative designed to encourage driver safety through voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.“There a...
  • Program keeps children’s holiday spirit alive

    The United States Postal Service can help prove there’s a Santa when he replies to a child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark!Here are the steps for a child to get a letter back from Santa:Have the child write a letter to Santa and seal ...
  • New Features for Nebraska 511 Website

    The Nebraska Department of Roads’ 511 Advanced Traveler Information System has been updated to provide a more current and enhanced product for the public with new features that will assist commuters, truckers, and travelers along Nebraska’s highway sy...
  • Nebraska will gain full credit for 2015 augmentation pumping

      By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican When Special Master William J. Kayatta issued his findings on water disputes between Kansas and Nebraska, he strongly suggested the states start working together to even out their differences. Those words ...
  • Farm bill meeting planned in Chase and Dundy counties

    The 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law on Feb. 7, 2014. The new farm legislation made changes to farm income support programs that farmers will want to learn about. 2014 Farm Bill educational meetings sponsored by UNL Extension and Farm Service Agency are...
  • Ag conference Dec. 6 in Ogallala

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is hosting a Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference on improving soil health through cover crops and crop diversity Dec. 6 in Ogallala.Cover crops and soil health, field peas, cropping practices’ effects o...
  • Several factors key for chamber open house success

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Warmer fall weather compared to 2013, a wide array of businesses providing outstanding sales and a strong sense of community brought people in from the entire region to the annual Perkins County Chamber of Commerce op...
  • County has opportunity to strike retail gold

    Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29 By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A hot topic in Nebraska and many rural areas are high taxes.     As politicians search for answers for tax relief, one solution can be done locally by every citizen of Perkins County...
  • Pumping credits for 2015 on agenda for compact meeting

    Nebraska will finish 2014 with positive compliance balance By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican How much credit Nebraska will receive for 2015 augmentation pumping could be decided when members of the Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) ...
  • Coming together for spirit of the holiday

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Coming together to share the spirit of the holiday and praise the name of God has long been in Dave Mendyk’s heart and mind. Mendyk, husband of Pastor Nora Mendyk of Grant United Methodist Church, has taken it upon hims...
  • Annual Thanksgiving meal cancelled

    The annual Thanksgiving meal in Grant will not be happening this year. Organizational help is needed before and after the event to make it proceed and unless that help is found, the event will not continue in subsequent years. A co-chairmanship has been ...
  • Chamber presents first dollars

    The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce presented first dollars to two new chamber members, Deaver Computer Service and Tiny Tots Daycare at the Nov. 20 monthly chamber meeting. Those on hand were (Front row, l-r): Tony Kempf of Deaver Computer Service...
  • Lawn and garden workshop held

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Area residents interested in improving their home landscapes congregated at Hastings Memorial Library Tuesday, Nov. 19 for a presentation by UNL extension educators David Lott and Strahinja Stepanovic, and Forester Rach...
  • Rotary donates to pantry

      Grant Rotary President Tim Colglazier, left, donates $500 to the Perkins County Weekend Food Program on behalf of the local Rotary club on Nov. 19. Accepting the check is Pastor Russ Gaar of the Perkins County Ministerial Association, who oversees t...