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  • Nebraska 4-H Foundation plans alumni reception at State Fair

    The Nebraska 4-H Foundation is planning an alumni reception from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 4-H and FFA Building on the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. This is the first time the Nebraska 4-H Foundation is hosting an alumni reception, said Stuart Shephe...
  • Nebraska farm real estate value and cropland rent higher

    Nebraska’s farm real estate value rose from 2010, extending a trend that began in 1993, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Farm real estate value on Jan. 1, 2011, averaged $1,780 per acre, a record hig...
  • Remembering the outsiders

    By Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie Are you an outsider? To some extent we all are. In the text of Matthew we are told that an outsider, a Canaanite woman, pleaded with Jesus to have mercy on her and heal her daughter. Jesus cal...
  • Grant Family Restaurant now open

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Clean, inviting and ready to serve the community, Grant Family Restaurant opened Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 220 Central Avenue. Friends Melody Lee and Diana Ludtke have spent an incredible amount of time and effort in preparing to...
  • PCS students to head back Aug. 17

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Students, parents and educators will soon sink into rigid routine—the 2011-12 school term begins next week. Teachers at Perkins County Schools return Aug. 15-16, with the student body reporting on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Severa...
  • Wallace’s 2011-12 term begins Aug. 16

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The new fall term for the Wallace School District is set to begin next week. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, students, faculty and staff will gather for the start of a new academic/sports year. Students will attend a full regular day fro...
  • Perkins County proudly honors Good Neighbor and Grand Marshal

    Good Neighbor Brenda Styskal is presented a plaque by Toni Wyatt prior to the livestock sale July 30. Pointing out Styskal’s vision, tireless hard work and unstoppable ambition in restoring the county’s museum, Wyatt presented the award on behalf of...
  • Burges recognized for auctioneer service

    Butch and Donna Burge (center) were recognized at the Perkins County Fair for serving as livestock auctioneers for the 4-H livestock sale. Pictured with the Burges are 4-H Council members (l-r): Council Historian Seth Burge, Council Treasurer Tara Nodli...
  • Engel family presented with farm award

    Members of the William Engel family were presented the 2011 Pioneer Farm Family Award prior to the Livestock Sale on Saturday, July 30, during the Perkins County Fair. The family represents one of 167 honorees from 70 counties in the state receiving the...
  • Elmshaeuser named NROC state chair

    The Nebraska Regional Officials Council (NROC) met recently in Holdrege for their annual meeting. Karl Elmshaeuser of West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) based in Ogallala was elected chairman, Tom Higginbotham of Northeast Nebraska Develo...
  • Elsie Methodist Church holds confirmation

    Participating in confirmation at the Elsie United Methodist Church were (l-r): Alissa Rosentrater, Mariah Curtis, Josie Osler, Amanda Osler and Pastor Linda Batello. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Eastern Star Grand Chapter will move to Kearney in 2012

    Rosalie Curtis of Elsie, and Clem Hansen and Dolores Sexson of Grant attended the Grand Officers visitation of Eastern Star at Imperial last Saturday. Grand Chapter will be meeting May 8-10 in Lincoln at Pershing Auditorium and will be moving to Kearney ...
  • Second ‘Heaven’ book coming out, movie deal is progressing

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Heaven is for Real,” the best  seller written by Todd Burpo of Imperial with Lynn Vincent, has been on the New York Times Bestseller List in the paperback non-fiction cate­gory for 35 weeks. As a matter of fac...
  • Solo bike rider studies weather patterns on cross country journey

    A solo bike rider rode into Elsie on Wednesday morning. He was having tire trouble and was looking for a place to stop so he could fix it. William Minor, the biker, is on a bicycle journey around the country as he studies weather patterns. Currently on...
  • Junior rodeo champs

    Five proud contestants took home pieces of hardware from the junior rodeo Friday night, July 29, during the Perkins County Fair. (L-r): Austin Thelander won the steer riding contest; calf riding top honors went to Bryder Hickey; Shelbi Brandt took the t...
  • Kids compete in pedal pull contest

    Kids and adults were entertained at the annual pedal tractor pull contest held at the Perkins County Fair on Friday, July 29 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds.Results Four-year olds: Girls—Emily Cornelius, first; Hannah Cockerill, second. Boys—Colso...
  • Awards presented at Perkins County Fair

    A round robin competition was held at this year’s Perkins County Fair sponsored by Aurora Coop. Recipients of the Top Showmen awards were eligible to compete. Participants were (l-r): Drew Curtis (Top Beef Showman), Rebecca Cornelius (Top Horse Showma...
  • Livestock judging contest results

    Purple: Tyler Thelander, Brian Krajewski, Riley Kosmicki, Hannah Robertson, Quinn Koop, Seth Burge, Sydney Pelster, Jessica Day, Lila Konecky, Akilah Ross, Danielle Burge, Justin Koop, Elizabeth Krajewski Blue:  Tanner Burge, Mariah Curtis, Dillon Koop,...
  • Clover Kids awarded for projects

    Rabbit showmanship: Ruth Ann Heitman, Huntin Taylor Rabbit pet:  Huntin Taylor Dutch Rabbit: Ruth Ann Heitman Poultry--Large Fowl: Huntin Taylor Department B--poster open theme--Drew Schrotberger--participation Department H--Rocket level 1--Kayla Wid a...
  • Preservation projects judged at PC Fair

    FOOD PRESERVATION Ball/Kerr Awards Kathleen Deaver: 1st place fruits (pears), 2nd place fruits (peaches), 1st place vegetables (green beans),  2nd place vegetables (beets), 1st place sweet pickles, 1st place peach jam Becky Dahlkoetter: 2nd place corn r...