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  • Ladies retreat to feature speaker, recording artist

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Jesus–the song in my  heart” is the theme of the annual Imperial Bible Church Ladies Retreat Feb. 18. In keeping with that theme, women’s speaker and inspirational “Top 10” recording artist Ginger Miller...
  • What's Up

    No way to speed up winter By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Tomorrow, Feb. 2, is Groundhog Day. The day set aside to see if the prognosticating rodent in Punxsutawney, Penn., can determine how many more weeks of winter there will be. Feb. 2 is one o...
  • Warm up the winter with NET Radio’s “Nebraska Concerts”

    On Sunday, Feb. 5, “Nebraska Concerts” features “Mozart and Magic,” the opening concert of the 2010-2011 Omaha Symphony season with guest conductor Mark Gibson and guest mezzo-soprano Andria Helm. Pieces include Rossini’s “Overture to La Cener...
  • “Biggest Loser Challenge” to begin at Adams Bank

    Instead of turning food into pounds, join Adams Bank and Trust and help turn pounds into food by joining the second annual “Biggest Loser Challenge.” Anyone can join the effort by weighing in once a week at Adams Bank during the contest’s duration, ...
  • Go online with Social Security

    By Laurie JonesS. S. District Manager On Groundhog Day, the world’s furriest weather reporter, Punxsutawney Phil, will pop out of his home to forecast one of two possibilities: an early spring or six more weeks of winter. Regardless of what Punxsutawne...
  • Beginning taekwondo class to be offered at NPCC

    Taekwondo for beginners will be offered at NPCC’s North Campus at 5:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday’s beginning in February. An intermediate taekwondo class will follow at 6:30 p.m. Instructor Dennis Sullivan is a third-degree black belt with more than 30 years...
  • CWC to meet in Grant this month

    Call a sweetheart and escort them to the “sweetheart banquet” sponsored by the Grant Christian Women’s Club on Saturday, Feb. 18.   The Grant Methodist Fellowship Hall at 5th and Warren Streets in Grant will be the place to meet friends and family ...
  • Alcohol and drug education classes scheduled

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. Two sessions will be held on Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 5:30-9 p.m. Participants are required to atte...
  • The Pennsylvania tradition of Groundhog Day

    What does a sleepy, furry marmot have to do with seasonal change? According to fans of Punxsutawney Phil, everything! But why? The story of Groundhog Day begins with Candlemas, an early Christian holiday where candles were blessed and distributed. Celebra...
  • Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement sets town meetings

    From medical certification to a cell phone ban, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division will again host town meetings to provide updated information on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accoun...
  • Black History Month programs showcased in February on NET

    To commemorate Black History Month in February, NET Television will present an expansive slate of programs profiling the rich history, culture and contributions of African-Americans. This year’s schedule provides an in-depth look at a variety of histori...
  • “Watch your mouth” for good oral health

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants Nebraskans to enjoy 2012 with a healthy smile. The new “Watch Your Mouth” media campaign by the DHHS Office of Oral Health and Dentistry stresses the importance of dental health and the connec...
  • PCHS students attend UNK music clinic

    On Monday, Jan. 23, eight Perkins County students attended the UNK Band and Choral Clinic at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. After having submitted taped auditions, these students were chosen to participate in a day of rehearsals ending with an eve...
  • PC hosts FCCLA STAR competition

    District 11 FCCLA STAR (Students Taking Action With Recognition) Competition was hosted by Perkins County High School FCCLA at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Perkins County High FCCLA advisor and Family and Consumer Science teache...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Feb. 2-8All times mountainThursday, Feb. 21 p.m. Boys varsity wrestling (SPVA), Imperial Friday, Feb. 2 5 p.m. girls varsity bb at Cambridge (changed due to weather) boys to follow Saturday, Feb. 48 a.m. Varsity speech at Sutherland 2 p.m. Boys/girls JV...
  • College Notes

    Day graduates from Bellevue University Ashley Day was among the graduates participating in commencement exercises at Bellevue University on Jan. 28. She was among over 1300 students receiving master’s and bachelor’s degrees. Day earned a Bachelor of ...
  • Teacher’s scholarship available

    Applications due March 14. The Tri-County Teachers have a $200 scholarship available for a girl graduating from an area high school.  She must be interested in entering the field of education. Selection will be based on GPA, school activities, and need. ...
  • Longer report cards for Nebraska schools supported at hearing

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service Nebraska schools would be  graded on a wider range of criteria under a proposed accountability system introduced by Sen. Greg Adams of York.    The Education Committee held a hearing on Jan. 17 for LB870, whic...
  • Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 highlights importance of early childhood

    Voices for Children in Nebraska released the annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report to an audience including legislators, supporters, child advocates, and state agency representatives. This year’s commentary emphasizes the need to invest in young children...
  • Kids Count 2011 report released

    Commentary on States’s Children: The state recently released its 2011 Kids Count report. The highlights of the report, “Telling the whole story” are given below. • Thirty percent of Nebraska students scored “below basic” on the grade four read...