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  • Planning & Zoning...It's time to adopt private airport regulations

    By Chris Loeffler Zoning Administrator   Recently, the Perkins County Planning Commission has been evaluating language that would allow private airports to be built.   Existing private airports are “grandfathered” in, which means they may be used...
  • Thoughts from a commissioner...Try a little patience

    By Dave Hoffert Dist. 2 Commissioner   First, I would like to get side tracked.   Being the new guy on the block, I knew there would be a lot of negative talk about me, I am okay with it and knew it going in. What’s hard for me is to see it happen ...
  • Grant residents encouraged to clean up

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With spring’s arrival, it’s time to start cleaning up yards, gardens and alleys to improve the appearance of the community. In addition to the normal cleanup following winter, some Grant residents may be nudged into taking...
  • Trinity Lutheran celebrates 125 years

    Members of Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Ogallala are commemorating the 125th anniversary of the congregation in 2011. Various activities are being conducted throughout the year, including slide presentations and publication of an anniversary year cale...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    Those with March birthdays were honored at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, March12 with a complimentary cake from Adams Bank & Trust. Included were (Front row, l-r): Virginia Ford, Helen Johnson, Marguerite Ott. Back row: Betty Larsen, Don...
  • Child identification program comes to Perkins County

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Students at Perkins County Middle School are among the most recent in Nebraska to become part of an identification program that might help save them should the unthinkable happen—abduction. On Monday, fifth through ei...
  • City worker honored for 30 years of service

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor One of the items of new business at Grant City Council’s regular meeting on March 22 was recognizing public works employee Mike Gartner for 30 years of service. Gartner was presented a plaque by Mayor Mike Wyatt towa...
  • Directors elected at Midwest’s 64th annual meeting

    There were 184 voting members present and 20 members by proxy totaling 204 members represented at Midwest Electric’s 64th annual meeting on Thursday, March 24, which was held at the Perkins County High School.   Elected to fill the directorships for Di...
  • Fuel continues to rise

      Prices at the pump across the state are steadily increasing, with local gas stations staying in step.  (Top) Unleaded at Frenchman Valley Co-op in Grant was nearly $3.73 last week. In & Out’s unleaded was priced at $3.61, and Kwik Stop at $...
  • State Legislature to take on redistricting soon

    Christensen confident Harlan and Gosper will join 44th District.By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze As the Nebraska State Legislature moves into the second half of the 2011 legislative session, redistricting talks are about to kick into high-gear. How the r...
  • Christensen working to get pair of bills on consent calendar

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, March 29.By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta BreezeSen. Mark Christensen is among the many other Nebraska state senators hustling to get bills out of committee this week ahead of Friday’s consent calendar deadline, as set b...
  • Tighter restrictions sought for sexual predators and offenders

    By Emily NohrNebraska News Service Nebraska lawmakers considered a series of bills March 16 that would tighten regulations for people convicted of sex crimes. Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins proposed a bill that would prohibit sexual predators from resid...
  • Legislative bill calls for maintaining quality education in state’s schools

    By Steven CainNebraska News Service Trying to help struggling  schools get back on track without the government becoming too involved in the schools is a tough balance to strike, said Sen. Greg Adams of York. On March 15, the Nebraska Legislature’s Ed...
  • Another Perspective...Trip down memory lane

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher A friend’s motivation to take walking breaks in her work day makes sense. It’s amazing what a little escape can do to set a new frame of mind and stir up energy. The break pays for itself. Determined to make that a prio...
  • Musical lineup announced for Chase County Fair

    REO Speedwagon to headline rock show, Craig Morgan and The Band Perry slated for country show.By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican It’s official–contracts for  this year’s entertainers at the Chase County Fair are signed, sealed and delivere...
  • What's Up...Excitement in the heavens

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Oh Boy!! Where to start? For the next couple of weeks check the western horizon an hour after sunset for the zodiacal light, sunlight reflected off the zillions of dust particles scattered along the galactic plane....
  • Mealtime Makeovers...spring approaches

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   As spring approaches we start to put away the soup recipes and  move forward into grilling and cool treats. Last spring I found this recipe and thought it looked like a fun snack for the kids on a warm spring afterno...
  • Grant grad inducted into 2011 Merchants Hall of Fame

    Stacey Manary, a 1995 Grant High School graduate and Buckle Inc. employee in Kearney, was among the inductees of the Annual Merchants Hall of Fame and featured in an article in a fashion trade publication, Accessories magazine. The inductees, nominated by...
  • Nominate now for 2012 One Book One Nebraska

    The Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB) invites recommendations for the 2012 One Book One Nebraska book selection. The Nebraska Center for the Book will consider books written by a Nebraska author (living or dead/with current or former residence in the st...
  • More tax refunds paid, IRS reminds filers about savings bond option

    The IRS is reminding those who haven’t filed their tax returns that they can receive their refunds in the form of savings bonds, payments to retirement accounts, mutual funds, as well as in the form of cash directly deposited to a checking or savings ac...