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  • 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...
  • Fun Perkins County Fair events provide action and entertainment

    Emily Cornelius and Lexi Fisher are about to cross the finish line as partners Rajan Patel and Jake Deaver come up from behind in the three-legged race, an event in the kids races sponsored by Epsilon Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. (Photo by ...
  • Animals are good sports in fair events

                                          In the first dress-a-pet event held at the Perkins County Fair, Allisa Overstreet shows off her decked-out dog companion, Baylee. (Photo by Jan Rahn)             ...
  • Irrigation district’s appeal on basin appropriations denied by supreme court

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation District’s (FCID) effort to get the Republican River basin designated as over-appropriated took a major high last week. After having their initial request denied by the Nebraska Dep...
  • CDLs should not be requirement of everyone driving farm equipment says Farm Bureau

    At harvest time, farmers across Nebraska rely on help from family members and neighbors to get their crops to the grain elevator. However, new regulations being proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) might require anyone who o...
  • Farmers can plant the seed to help grow their local communities

    America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM to Invest $190,000 in Nebraska. A $2,500 donation can go a long way to help rural communities. It can fund rescue equipment for a local fire department, purchase new books to fill a school library or help stock shelv...
  • All students required to get chicken pox vaccine

    Effective July 1, a second dose of Varicella vaccine is required for all students K-12. This is a live vaccine that protects against the viral disease known as chicken pox. Frequently asked questions: Q: Is the requirement for the varicella booster truly ...