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  • 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...
  • Elsie and Madrid centers to close

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Due to the lack of a meal provider, senior centers in Madrid and Elsie will close when current contracts expire June 30, according to Perkins County Senior Center Director Tabby Cornelius. After exhausting all efforts in trying ...
  • Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years

    Pastor Darwin Wassman was recently recognized for his contributions over the years to the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church of Rural Ogallala, as well as Zion Lutheran Church in Grant. The recognition was made during the 125th anniversary celebration of ...
  • Westview hosts picnic

    Every year Westview invites the public, friends and family of their residents  to their Memorial Weekend Picnic.  Westview provides the main dish, table service and drinks, and guests are asked to bring a salad or dessert.   This year Dennis Hutt and K...
  • Schumacher attends P.E.O. convention

    Kandy Adams, Ogallala; Andy Meisner, Paxton and Lynn Schumacher, Grant were delegates to the 2011 P.E.O. state convention held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln June 3-5. Nebraska State President Jan Loftin, Chapter ES, Lincoln, presided over the 600-plu...
  • College Notes

    Burge named to Dean’s List at Crete Timothy Burge, a junior at Doane College in Crete, Neb., has been named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2011. He is the son of Rex and Anita Burge of Grant. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on...
  • Grant included in annual torch run route

    Several Perkins County runners helped carry the torch in its relay across the state preceding the Cornhusker State Games, one of the largest amateur sports festivals in the nation, planned for July 15-24. Thousands of Nebraskans will take part in more t...
  • Registrations being accepted for senior games

    The City of Kearney Park and Rec Department is currently accepting registrations for the Nebraska Senior Games.   The games, for people 50 and older, are scheduled for Aug. 11-14, in Kearney.   Events include:  bowling, 5k, 10k, 20k, and 40k cycling, g...