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  • College Notes

    UNO holds commencement More than 1,500 students received degrees Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, during the spring University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) commencement ceremony. The two-day graduation weekend event is a new tradition for the university...
  • Students honored as Big Red Stars

    Amanda Reichert and Hunter Coats of Grant were among Nebraska eighth graders who were recognized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for their academic excellence, leadership and perseverance May 10 at the 2012 Big Red Stars Recognition Ceremony. Big Re...
  • Wallace science department receives grant

    The Wallace Science Department was given a literary boost this spring by a grant from the John Applegate Foundation. Ten Touch Kindles with green covers were provided by the grant. Science teacher, Mrs. Lisa Jameson said the Kindles will help improve scie...
  • More summer sessions begin at Chadron

    Even if students didn’t get signed up for the first session of summer courses at Chadron State College, they still have opportunities to “hit the books” before fall arrives. The summer semester’s first session began Monday, May 7. The other two st...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Parents are very special By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This column is being written on Mother’s Day. My Mother was a strong influence in my life just like a lot of mothers in this world. I didn’t come from a one parent family, but ...
  • Eleven athletes will represent Perkins County at state track

        The Plainsmen girls team captured the C-11 District title at Hershey last week. By Jan RahnManaging Editor As C-11 District Champs, the Plainsmen girls team is sending five qualifiers and one alternate to the State Track Meet at Omaha Burke S...
  • Wildcat track season closes at districts

      By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats closed their 2012 season at the D10 District Meet in Sutherland on Wednesday, May 9.  Although this was the end of the road for the Wildcats, several athletes took advantage of the day and earn...
  • PC golfers finish fourth at C-5 Districts

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen golf team was edged out of a state berth by nine strokes during the C-5 District meet held Monday at West Wind in Ogallala. Individually, Caleb Breazeale came the closest to qualifying in the top 10...
  • Frenchman Valley Co-op building shuttle train load-out facility

    $18 million facility will provide better access to BNSF rail lines.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop (FVC) began construction April 1 on a new $18 million shuttle train load-out facility west of Culbertson. FVC General Manager...
  • Burge earns agricultural award

    Seth Burge of rural Grant, a 2012 graduate of Perkins County High School, has been awarded the 2012 DEKALB® Agricultural Accomplishment Award. Burge was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor which is sponsored by Monsanto Company. ...
  • Come celebrate 150th at FSA

    Refreshments are being served this week at the Grant center during regular business hours to commemorate the agency’s longevity. Six. That’s the total number of name changes the Farm Service Agency has seen since its birth in 1933. With each change c...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    An invitation for salvation By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church I have been highly favored to attend a Nebraska football game at Memorial stadium. The electricity in the air seems to pull us in, being captivated by the ...
  • Hats off to Wallace Class of 2012

      Wallace’s most recent graduating class celebrated their commencement following the ceremony on Saturday, May 5. Classmates include (Front row, l-r): Lexi Banks, Dalton Cline, Dustin Fosbinder, Hunter Franzen, Emily Hasenauer, Miki Hei, Brooke Ho...
  • May 15 Primary just days away

    By Jan GoffManaging Editor Sample ballots for the May 15 Primary Election are on Page 14 of this week’s issue for selecting candidates on federal and state tickets, senatorial and congressional races, along with local hospital board, commissioner and sc...
  • Council approves land purchase to install electric line

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the ever-increasing electric load at Perkins County Health Services, city council has approved the purchase of land for installation of a new underground electric line which is necessary to divert the circuit load. This act...
  • Pomp and Circumstance awaits PCS seniors

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Saturday, May 12 will mark a special day for 27 classmates who will be graduating from the halls of Perkins County High School at 1 p.m. The class of 2012 chose red, black and white as their colors and their motto is, “A ship ...
  • Input sought for 125th anniversary edition of Perkins County history

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In order for the 125th anniversary committee to compile, publish and sell a book on Perkins County’s history in the near future, it is important that they receive input from the public. A book will be published depicting the l...
  • Candidates say important issues drew them into Senate race

    By Christine Scalora Nebraska News Service In addition to Attorney General Jon Bruning, State Sen. Deb Fischer, former investment adviser Pat Flynn, former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey and Treasurer Don Stenberg, five others will be on the May 15 primary ballo...
  • ENT physician seeing patients monthly in specialty clinic

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new visiting physician is now seeing ENT outpatients at Perkins County Health Services  on a monthly basis. Philip Fitzpatrick, M.D. said his first day on May 1 went great. “It’s a wonderful facility with helpful staff,...
  • Second state trooper assigned to Imperial area

      By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Graduation ceremonies for the 54th Basic Recruit Class of the Nebraska State Patrol were held in Lincoln April 26. Among the group of 17 new recruits is Bryan Walter, a native of Chambers who has been assigned t...