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  • Alcohol and drug ed class to be held July 18

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, July 18. “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” will be held at Heartland Couns...
  • Help decorate a dumpster at the fairgrounds

    The Perkins County Area Arts Council is sponsoring a “Decorate a Dumpster” day at the Perkins County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 20, beginning at 9 a.m. The four dumpsters on the fairgrounds will be painted in bright and festive designs and scenes...
  • Dress a pet for the Perkins County Fair

    Everyone is invited to the Dress a Pet contest Wednesday, July 27 at the fairgrounds Bingo shelter.  This “just for fun” competition will take place following the 11:30 a.m. 4-H pet, poultry and rabbit show. Any type of pet is eligible.  Owners may ...
  • Elsie/Madrid blood drive held July 8

    The Elsie/Madrid blood drive held Friday, July 8, missed its goal by four units according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis.   Lunch was served by the Elsie Legion Auxiliary. Volunteers that provided their time and services were as follow...
  • Nebraska bankers teach importance of saving

    Bankers across Nebraska and throughout the country left the bank for the classroom to teach America’s children to save in celebration of the 14th annual Teach Children to Save Day in April. Children learn through activities, interactive scenarios, and s...
  • Legion ball season nearing end

    Members of the Highline Junior Legion baseball team are (Front row, l-r): Elliot Carlson, Jeremy Smith, Zac Huff, Brennan Toner, Jake Sexson, Brendon Barry, Quinton Hite, Austin Thelander, Student Manager Triston Hite, Garrett Toner. Back row:  Assistant...
  • Wallace t-ball boys win second place

    Members of the Wallace boys t-ball team who placed second at the 2011 tournament on July 5 include: (Front row, l-r): Riley Strawder, Wyatt Sachtjen, Carson Glunz, Kyler Flaming, Trey Robertson,  Matthew Lungrin, Ryun Sheets. Middle row: Jackson Sinsal, ...
  • PC players attend basketball camp

    Taylor Boldt (second from left), Timothy Johnson and Jake Sexson attended the Mike Trader Mid America Basketball Camp at York College June 19-22. Johnson and Boldt won awards for rebounding, and were also named to the All-Star Major League. (Courtesy phot...
  • Baseball players invited to camp

    Coast to Coast Baseball would like to invite local players age 10-18 to an upcoming tryout event. At the tryout, staff will evaluate skills in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed. Since the summer of 2001, over 2000 athletes from 46 diff...
  • Mike Trader basketball camp planned

    Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct two individual sessions and one team camp in July. The overnight and commuter camps for boys is July 24-27 at York College. Day Camps for both boys and girls at Grand Island Central Catholic...
  • Perkins County students among NSAA Academic All-State recipients

    The Nebraska School Activities Association is pleased to announce the student recipients of the spring 2011 Academic All-State Awards, including the following Perkins County students: Music: Krystal Gaar, Calla Mailand. Boys Track & Field: Seth Burge....
  • Dahlkoetter among students awarded at psychology convention in Topeka

    Morningside College faculty members recently took students to the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., and three of their student presentations won first-place awards. The three poster presentations that w...
  • Early childhood program gives preschoolers a “head start”

    Head Start, a program of Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska (Mid), provides comprehensive services to 10 families in Keith and Perkins Counties.   The home based model is parent focused and works with the adults in each household to work with t...
  • College Notes

    Carlson named to Dean’s List Emily Carlson of Grant was named to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Kearney Division Dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be enrolled for 1...
  • Rains continue to delay harvest

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Wheat harvest in Perkins County is behind schedule due to rain and some farmers won’t have a crop at all due to hail. A week or so ago, producers thought maybe harvest would begin by the 10th. Heavy rains, hail, wind on July ...
  • NRD adds another 248 acres to retirement program

    NRCS gets additional funds to add the tract.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The Upper Republican  Natural Resources District (URNRD) enrolled another 248 acres into its retirement program, thanks to additional funding received in Nebraska by the...
  • Rusts on trees likely

    By Robert TignerExtension educator Yellow/orange, raised spots on leaves are signs of a fungal rust disease. We are seeing rust on ash, hawthorne, apple and crabapple. On ash, rust may cause some twisting of foliage and leaf drop, but it is not a serious ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...A tasty little snack

    One of the many little things in life I am trying to get better at is having tasty little snacks around for my family. I don’t really like to buy cookies and things like that very often, so usually, unless you want to eat a can of green beans for a snac...
  • Artbeat...Art gallery celebrates Christmas in July

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC member Snuggling up in a quilt with a cup of hot chocolate is the last thing on everyone’s mind in the heat of summer, but any time of year is a good time for treating oneself to the lovely stitched creations by the local quilt gui...
  • What's Up...Look for the teapot

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer I delayed starting this until I knew space shuttle Atlantis had launched this morning (Friday). It did, and it was almost on time. Only three minutes late. This was the last launch of the last flying shuttle. After ...