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  • Drought increases need for residue harvest as cattle feed this fall

    With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout much of Nebraska, there is a growing shortage of forages and pasture for beef production. This likely will increase the need for using corn stalks (or corn residue) as cattle feed this fall. Corn resid...
  • Farm labor housing proposals sought

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) is inviting proposals for funding through the Farm Labor Housing loan and grant programs. The deadline for submitting pre-applications is Sep. 17. Through the Rural Housing Service,...
  • Tips for grazing drought-stressed standing corn

    Grazing standing corn eliminates the costs of harvesting, transporting, drying, and storing grain. Expenses for cutting stalks for hay or chopping silage also are avoided. Plus, letting cattle do the harvest eliminates yardage expenses, manure hauling, a...
  • Letter to Editor

    Dear Editor: After a great Perkins County Fair and 125th celebration, we look back on what we could do differently for next year. I also find what mistakes or mind slips are made during the week. Even with months of preparation, it’s never perfect. Alwa...
  • Start ‘em young

        Taking it all very seriously, Henry Taylor answers questions for judge Jared Williams during the bucket calf division of the livestock show last Thursday, July 26, at the Perkins County Fair while Ava Reese (left) awaits her turn. Fourteen you...
  • Hospital brings advanced MRI technology to Perkins County and surrounding areas

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Health Services has begun offering MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) exams with new equipment that was installed recently. The new system is not only designed to improve a patient’s experience, but it is a high-f...
  • PCS is finalist for grant

    Local farmers nominate school districts for America’s Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM Winning a grant of $10,000 or $25,000 can enhance educational opportunities for a school district in a rural community. Perkins County Schools in Grant was recently n...
  • Our Community's History

    Mourning the loss of “About Town” columnist By S. Goff One Year AgoAugust 4, 2011 Residents of Venango were anxiously waiting to hear a decision about their post office. Due to a decrease in demand and a declining workload, the Venango Post Office w...
  • Grant firefighters assist with wildfires

        By Jan RahnManaging Editor Five individuals from Grant were among firefighters representing numerous departments trying to contain three wildfires in Keya Paha, Brown and Cherry counties that burned thousands of acres since being ignited by ligh...
  • Water and lotto figures released

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council released June figures for water use and lotto sales during their regular meeting the first part of July. The figures include: • Water Use: A total of 34,420,100 gallons of water were used during June, which...
  • Madrid’s 125th celebration is Saturday

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Communities around Perkins County are warmly invited to Madrid on Saturday in celebration of their 125th. Bring the family, bring a lawn chair. Plan to be well fed and fully entertained throughout the day. For further informatio...
  • Changes, expanded hours, welcome diners and shoppers to Senior Center

    By Trish SteverP.C. Senior Center Director The Senior Center has had a lot of activity lately. New flooring was installed in the kitchen and dining room area the week of July 23.  The new floor makes the center look so bright and cheery.   Sherry Kraus...
  • Kids enjoy Bingo at Westview

        Ages four to 99 enjoyed an afternoon of Bingo at Westview on July 18. Seventeen “kids” and 29 adults had fun trying their luck with the Bingo cards. Sandy Glenn called out the numbers and everyone got to go to the prize tables. Prizes ranged...
  • Good Neighbor award goes to Hatches

        Barb and Kevin Hatch of Grant accept a plaque and Chamber Greenbacks from sorority representative Rhonda Kroeker (right) at the Perkins County Fair. The award, which recognizes citizens who are especially devoted to the community, is presented a...
  • Event packs more than 500,000 meals for starving children

    That’s enough meals to feed 1,427 kids for a year.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Worldwide, 400 million children go hungry each day; 18,000 of those children will die each day from hunger, according to Feed My Starving Children. Last week, nea...
  • Area volunteers attend fire school in Grand Island

    About 1,625 people from Nebraska and several other states attended the 75th Annual Nebraska State Fire School May 18-20 in Grand Island. The Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association offered the school in cooperation with the State Fire Marshals T...
  • Horse Show Results

    Showmanship Senior (13 and older)—Rebecca Cornelius, purple; Tayler Walter, blue. First place: Rebecca Cornelius. Junior (8-10 years)—Cordell Lee, purple; Hannah Robertson, blue. First place: Cordell Lee. Top Horse Showman: Rebecca Cornelius.Halter Si...
  • Clothing Results

        Clothing Grand Champion Junior Stylist: Danielle Burge. Award Sponsor: A.R. Salon. Reserve Champion Junior Stylist: Ruth Ann Heitman. Award Sponsor: HiLine Electric. Grand Champion Senior Stylist: Jaclyn Kurkowski. Award Sponsor: Grant Pharmacy....
  • Small Animal Show Results

        Small AnimalJunior ShowmanshipJuliana RosentraterAward Sponsor: Adams Bank and  Trust Intermediate ShowmanshipNo entrantsAward Sponsor: Grant Auto PartsSenior Showmanship 1st place: Elizabeth KrajewskiAward Sponsor: Yost Farm SupplyGrand Champ...
  • Livestock Judging Results

    PeeWee DivisionParticipation: Reagan Pelster, Ashley Robertson, Trey RobertsonJunior DivisionPurple: Sydney Pelster (1st), Hannah Robertson (2nd)Blue: Quinn Koop, Danielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Nathan SowersRed: Alex Poppe, Huntin TaylorIntermediate Divisi...