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  • Perkins County firefighters offer assistance with wildfires in Keith County

    Several personnel from area departments have been summoned as mutual aid to fires in the rough terrain north of Ogallala the first two weekends of August. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Twice during the first part of August, Perkins County firefighters have...
  • Residents warned of internet scam

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Residents are being warned about a scam that came to the attention last week of local computer business owner and Perkins County Chamber President Bernie Deaver. Deaver was contacted by a customer who had received numerous calls...
  • Defendant sentenced in district court

    Scott R. Petro, 41, was sentenced in District Court July 27 on two felony counts for which he pled guilty at the end of May. The defendant was sentenced by District Judge Richard A. Birch to five years in the Nebraska State Penitentiary with 274 days cred...
  • Trial on second Kansas-Nebraska water suit begins

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Monday marked the first day of another trial between Kansas and Nebraska over water use in the Republican Basin. The trial is being held in Portland, Maine in front of Special Water Master William J. Kayatta, Jr., ...
  • New middle school language arts teacher eager to get started

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Middle school students will have a new instructor to get acquainted with this school term, which began Aug. 15. Mr. Greg Vest will teach language arts to sixth and seventh graders at the PCS middle school site in Madrid. His ass...
  • Wallace has new first grade teacher

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new first grade instructor is getting to know her students this week at Wallace School. Rachel Hanson, who happens to also have a new kindergartner who started school at Wallace, previously taught first grade in Elkhorn Public...
  • Our Community's History

    E. Lee Todd honored at banquet By S. Goff One Year AgoAugust 18, 2011 Storms had been ripping through Perkins County causing much damage to crops and property throughout the month of August. As of this report the total moisture for the year was at 26.8 ...
  • Catching “Cruise Night” fever

        It was a night right out of the movies—well sort of. Nearly 200 attended a cruise night in Grant as part of the city’s 125th anniversary celebrations throughout the summer. Giant hotdogs and root beer floats were served by city officials. Lo...
  • Firing up good eats on Madrid Day

        The Madrid Fire Hall was packed with a lunch crowd following the parade at Madrid’s 125th celebration on Saturday, Aug. 4. (L-r): Flipping burgers as fast as he can, Wendell Goertzen joins Trent Harger, Marshall Koehn, Charles Nightengale, Kei...
  • Red Hatters experience North Platte history

    Fifteen ladies from Scarlet Chapeau dined at the Pink Poodle in North Platte on Aug. 9. One could order from the menu and the selection included breakfast to lunch. The décor of the Pink Poodle was of the 50s with 50s music and pictures of famous movie ...
  • Racers compete in Akron

      Rylee Babish (left) of Ogallala, Jasmine Schulze (middle) of Grant and Trevin Tuma of Ogallala were area representatives at the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio July 21. Babish and Tuma were top ten finishers. Soap box competition returns ...
  • 2012 4-H Livestock Sale Project

              Market Swine Grand Champion Market Swine: Mariah Curtis; purchased by HiLine Coop. Reserve Grand Champion: raised by Rebecca Cornelius; purchased by Rosentrater Co. Reserve Champion Gilt: raised by Elizabeth Krajewski; purc...
  • Let the games begin

        The annual crowd-pleasing competitions sponsored by FFA, the corn eating contest and Farm Olympics, were held at the fairgrounds Saturday, July 28. Participants in the corn eating contest were (l-r): Mitchell Sestak, Chase Anderson, Justin Brigg...
  • Mentalist plays mind games

        A fair crowd enjoyed the antics of mentalist Christopher Carter during the evening Friday, July 27. Jakelynn Broeder was among some of the “contestants” that Carter put under a spell during his performance. (Imperial Republican photo)...
  • Opening of new MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus celebrated

    Mid Plains Community College will be bringing even more educational opportunities to Ogallala and the surrounding communities with its newly opened Ogallala Extended Campus Building, located at 512 E. B Street in Ogallala. The official Grand Opening of th...
  • Free breakfast kicks off fair festivities

        A free breakfast provided by the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce was offered to the community on Thursday morning, July 26 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. While waiting in line, participants had the opportunity to register for giveaways of...
  • 4-H’ers launch rockets

        Several 4-H’ers shot off their rockets for others to enjoy on Thursday of the fair. 4-H’ers participating were: (Front row l-r): Drew Schrotberger, Griffen Schrotberger and Haden Schrotberger. Back: Brady Mailand. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Best coffee cake ever By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist This year while the cheerleaders prepared their float for the Perkins County Fair parade, Alicia Patrick blessed us with a little breakfast treat. Now, it is no secret that I am a HUGE coffee cake...
  • Cogitation

    Music makes memories By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident In the early 1990s Golden Ours was blessed to have a lady come promoting music therapy. Shirley was an Ogallala native. Ogallala, Neb. is located just 20 miles north of Grant. Ogallala is the Cowboy Ca...
  • What's Up

    Maybe next year... By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Last year it was the moon, this year it was clouds and thunderstorms. Now I will have to wait another year before viewing the Perseid meteor shower. From the pictures I have been seeing on astrono...