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  • Local agencies holding food drive

    Help the nation reach its goal of 2 million pounds for the hungry by donating food or funds to the Grant USDA Service Center and Natural Resources Conservation Service which will be contributed to the Perkins County Food Pantry. The Grant USDA Service Ce...
  • Kids—come join ZumbAtomic®

    Three age groups—fitness dances, motivational games. Learn new rhythms and styles of music and culture that cultivate individuality and creativity. By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new program for kids will enhance their summer with fun and exercise while ...
  • Get the most from Internet speed

    Most consumers know their Internet connection speed affects how fast they can surf the web, but there are other factors that can affect Internet speeds. Making sure that a user is maximizing their computer’s ability to use the Internet can significantly...
  • What's Up: Conjunctions are everywhere

    By Vernon Whetstone Boy, do we have the goodies for you this week. Several multi-object conjunctions, all for your viewing pleasure. The first are morning events. As you all know, I am not a morning astronomer. However, there are occasions where I make a...
  • Mealtime Makeovers: My recent craving

    By Ashleigh Noyes Chicken Fried Rice is my absolute favorite when we go out for Chinese. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I wanted some Egg Drop Soup the other day and I bought the packaged stuff thinking it had to be close to the real thing ...
  • Trooper applications available for 54th recruit camp

    Applications for the 2011 Sworn Officer Selection Process for the position of Nebraska State Patrol Trooper are currently available. Completed applications must be submitted on-line by June 24 for consideration for Basic Recruit Camp scheduled to begin Oc...
  • Game and Parks urges boating safety

    Boaters should never take safety for granted. The Boating Safety Section of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission suggests ways boaters may reduce the risk of incidents and help ensure a safe and enjoyable day on the water. • Wear a life jacket—while...
  • Husker coach slated as special guest at scramble

    Nebraska Cornhuskers linebackers coach Ross Els will be a special guest at the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation’s four-person golf scramble June 25 at Cross Creek Golf Links in Cambridge. Els, who joined the Husker staff this year aft...
  • Area players, coach participate in weekend all-star games

    Area players participated in all-star games the weekend of June 3 and 4. On that Friday, Jessica Day of Perkins County and Lane Swedberg of Wallace both contributed points to their respective teams, who played Friday night at Mid-Plains Community College ...
  • Great Plains Communications’ customers won’t be affected by Big Ten blackout

    Despite concerns still affecting other Nebraska cable providers, Great Plains Communications wants to assure customers that they have been guaranteed by the Big Ten Network that it will air the first two Cornhusker home games in all Great Plains Communica...
  • Nebraska Corn Board supports proposed ethanol legislation

    The Nebraska Corn Board recently praised the efforts of Nebraska Senators Mike Johanns and Ben Nelson for their support and co-sponsorship of the Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act introduced by Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Amy Klobuchar ...
  • Local working group plans meeting

    Local meetings open to individuals interested in setting natural resources goals for Nebraska. A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet June 29, 9:00 am MDT at the...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau urges president to act

    Nebraska Farm Bureau told President Obama in a letter June 16 that America’s three pending Free Trade Agreements are no longer only about expanding export opportunities–they are about preserving existing foreign markets that the U.S. is losing day by ...
  • USDA ups forecast for Nebraska’s 2011 wheat crop

    Wheat in Perkins County is beginning to show a slightly golden cast. A typical July harvest isn’t far off. The U.S. Agriculture Department has increased its forecast for Nebraska’s wheat crop, but it still expects the state’s farmers to harvest abou...
  • Fair brochures to be mailed

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Ticketand event information for the 2011 Chase County Fair & Expo (CCF&E) will hit mailboxes later this week. All boxholders in Chase County and Grant  (also rural) will  receive a brochure as will anyone...
  • State to use new tools to find unpaid taxes

    By Steve ScharfNebraska News Service The Nebraska Department  of Revenue wants you to pay your taxes: all of them. This spring, the Nebraska Legislature enacted LB 642, authorizing the Department of Revenue to purchase data-mining software to analyze inc...
  • Runaway hopper head-butts train nine miles down track

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A runaway rail car smashed head on into a parked train east of Wallace causing an undetermined amount of damage and shutting down the railway for nearly 72 hours. “Fortunately, no one was hurt,” said Mike Ogborn, spokesp...
  • Firefighters battle field/vehicle/house fires

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Area firemen were kept busy last week battling fires in Perkins County. House Fire The fire departments of Grant, Venango, Madrid and Ogallala were dispatched to a house fire at 542 Central in Grant on Sunday night aroun...
  • Increased valuation protests must be made by June 30

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the end of June quickly approaching, property owners have only a couple of weeks left before the deadline to file a protest concerning recent notices on the 2011 level of value. By June 30, valuation protests must be filed...
  • June 30 is deadline to file for homestead exemption

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The deadline for county residents to file for a Homestead Exemption is June 30. According to Perkins County Assessor Bonnie Appel, three groups of people are eligible for the Homestead Exemption. Eligible persons must fit into o...