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  • Peregrine falcon eggs hatch at the Capitol

    At least two of the three peregrine falcon eggs at Nebraska’s State Capitol hatched recently, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The female peregrine laid the eggs in mid-April and the pair had been incubating the clutch the past month...
  • Fixing our broken immigration system

    By Tom VilsackAgriculture Secretary Most Americans don’t recognize it, but farmers and the food they put on our tables play an important role in the high quality of life we enjoy. Because our food is very affordable compared to most other countries, Ame...
  • Pulpit Reflections...Bringing out the best in people

    By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church I am fortunate to have had some very good teachers in high school who possessed a gift to challenge students all the way into their soul. They actually brought out the best in people. ...
  • Memorial Day is nigh

    The tradition of selling poppies leading up to Memorial Day was carried out by American Legion Auxiliary with help from the Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scout troops last week. Helping gather contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veteran...
  • New business opportunity emerges from bulging child daycare facilities

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County residents feel very fortunate for many reasons—great people, great facilities and great opportunities—and now a new opportunity has arisen. A current challenge in the community has opened up the possibility f...
  • Pool opening delayed due to break

    Opening date is Monday, June 6. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It hasn’t felt much like swimming weather, but hopefully by the time the Grant City Pool opens things will change. Opening was set, then had to be delayed due to a break in one of the main cir...
  • Legislature to adjourn early

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, May 24. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The biggest news coming out  of the Legislature this week is their decision to adjourn three days early. Senators will use just 87 of the allotted 90 days to complet...
  • GVFD provides aid to Ogallala house fire

    By Mary PierceThe Keith County News Lightning was the apparentcause of a fire that completely destroyed a farm house southeast of Ogallala on Thursday. The home, located at 651 Road East A South, was owned by Don Thompson of Ogallala and was a rental. ...
  • FSA loses longtime employee to retirement

    Come to a reception in her honor on Tuesday, May 31, from 1-4 p.m. at the Grant service center, 927 Central Avenue. By Jan RahnManaging Editor For over 30 years Bonnie Taubenheim has been part of the work force at Farm Service Agency (FSA). That is abo...
  • Grant clean-up project underway

    City officials are providing a roll off dumpster for disposing of non-hazardous goods at the grass clipping collection site west of the ball field.   White goods and metal may be taken to a site located at First and Hancock Streets (up on the hill). The ...
  • Softley honored at state fire school

    Donald Softley, chief of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department, was inducted into the Nebraska Fire School Hall of Fame during the opening ceremonies of the 74th Nebraska State Fire School on Friday, May 21. Softley was inducted as the 44th Nebraskan in th...
  • Reichert receives firemanship award

    Fred Reichert, Grant Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief, was awarded one of the 2011 Outstanding Firemanship Awards during the opening ceremonies of the annual Nebraska State Fire School Friday, May 20. Reichert is in his 12th year in the Grant dep...
  • 32 pints of blood donated at Grant May 10

    The Grant Blood Drive was Tuesday, May 10. This blood drive fell short of its goal, but because of those who gave, 32 new pints of blood were collected. The Red Cross truly appreciates public support and the time taken out of busy schedules to donate. T...
  • Reynolds attended EMS conference

    Nancy Reynolds of Venango was one of nearly 60 individuals who attended the sixth annual Republican Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Conference on April 2 at Arapahoe High School. Participants were able to attend sessions on acute coronary syndrome...
  • May birthday celebrated

    The Elsie seniors held their monthly meal on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Legion Hall in Elsie.  Those present helped Grace Schimonitz celebrate her May birthday. (Photo by Joan Craig)...
  • Join weight loss contest and help the food pantry

    Do you want to get ready for swimsuit season or just want to help benefit the local food pantry? There is still time to participate in Adams Bank & Trust’s “The Biggest Loser Contest.” It began April 15 and is running for 10 weeks. It is free an...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Spring sports on the wrap

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director Perkins County High School’s final district event was held this past week with the boy’s golf team taking part in the Class C district held in Ogallala.  The team tied for third but lost in a playoff t...
  • PC medals in four events at state track meet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Finishing with 10 points, the Perkins County Plainsmen boys track team returned from state with three placings. They were among five teams to finish with 10 points during the Nebraska State Track and Field Meet held in Omaha May...
  • Wallace’s Sean May advances to finals in three events

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer Five Wildcats made the trip to compete in six events at last week’s State Track and Field Meet held at Omaha’s Burke Stadium. During the rain on Friday, Sean May advanced to the finals in all three of his individual ...
  • Group “Skates the State” to raise funds for Lincoln skate park

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Imperial native Mike Smithis on another adventure to raise money for his Bay 198  indoor skate park in Lincoln. On Sunday he and four companions left Scottsbluff to “Skate the State,” in the hopes of raising $50...