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  • Both tax asking and general fund levy down in newly adopted Perkins County Schools budget

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With a decrease in tax asking and general fund levy, the Perkins County Board of Education has adopted a 2010-11 fiscal year budget in the amount of $8.5 million—down from the previous budget of $8.8 in 2009-10. The new ...
  • Water and lotto reports released

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Figures for water usage and lotto were released at the Grant City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14. • Water use during the month of August was 24 million gallons, up 3.6 million gallons from the previous month of Ju...
  • Leadership Nebraska accepting 2011 class applications

    The application deadline for the fifth class of Leadership Nebraska is Oct. 29.  The State Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska program is looking for the next members for Class V.  They continue developing a cross-section of local leaders who will use t...
  • “Leaders For a New Frontier” program to be held in November

    Registration and fee due by Oct. 15.   “Leaders For a New Frontier” is looking for individuals willing to take on the challenges faced by rural communities today.  This educational program on community leadership will be held Nov. 12-14, 2010...
  • Missionary to speak at Zion this weekend

    Gary Thies, mission development counselor for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, will speak on his church’s mission efforts during several presentations in the Grant area on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26.  His comments will feature “miracl...
  • Seniors celebrate September birthdays

    September birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center with the help of Adams Bank & Trust. Honored on their special day were (Front row, l-r): Grace Peak, Trudy Hundhausen, Pearl Kuskie, Deb Cornelius. Back row: special guest Norma...
  • Wallace Fall Festival day of fun

    Mrs. Evelyn McGregor and her Peter Rabbit Preschool students recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Their float, re-enacting the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima, received first place in the float division in the festival parade. (Photos by Nora Jameson) In...
  • Ogallala Women’s Resource Center holds abstinence banquet

    Parents are the biggest influence in their children’s lives and it is important to keep the lines of communication open even on difficult subjects, including sex.  Pam Stenzel, an international speaker on abstinence, spoke to parents and adults abou...
  • Red Hatters travel to North Platte

    Fifteen ladies of Scarlet Chapeau Red Hatters traveled to North Platte on Sept. 16 and enjoyed a delicious luncheon at the North Platte Country Club. The club offers a large variety of food to tease the taste buds.   They  then traveled north to the ...
  • Yoga classes to be held after school free of charge

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor  Children have an opportunity to gather after school in a peaceful, quiet setting to relieve stress and gain a sense of calmness while improving self -esteem and learning to control life’s issues.  Free yoga classes ar...
  • Creativity blooms in the classroom

    New ‘Bamboo Boards’ with ‘Animation-ish’ software brings learning to a whole new level for students in Perkins County Schools studying the life cycle of a plant.     By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Third graders at Perkins County Elementary...
  • New pastor heads Venango church

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Venango Community Church has warmly welcomed a new pastor and his family. Pastor Chris Costrini, wife Tina and children Caleb, five, and three-year-old Annie moved to Venango from McLaughlin, S.D. on Aug. 26. His b...
  • Applications being accepted to assist rural areas with water and waste issues

    USDA Rural Development will begin accepting applications Oct. 1 for funds available to help private non-profit organizations and public bodies, including local governmental-based jurisdictional organizations, assist rural Nebraska in areas of water, wast...
  • Youth invited to Pheasants Forever hunt

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Youth interested in hunting are invited to an event in October sponsored by the Perkins County Pheasants Forever chapter. On Oct. 2, kids between the ages of 12-15 can attend a youth/adult event with instruction and gun sa...
  • I’m late, I’m late

    It’s a crazy busy time of year, and it’s only going to escalate. With school in session, things get revved up.  There are places to go, things to do, and much to accomplish. That means we’re all trying to be somewhere 10 minutes ago. I remind ...
  • Letter to the Editor: Voter hails Stewart

    Dear Editor: I recently had the opportunity to accompany Secretary of State Candidate Janet Stewart as she traveled in Nebraska’s Third District.  If you have the chance to meet and listen to Janet–perhaps, I should say the opportunity for Janet to...
  • Horse owners alerted to Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis

    Infected horse reported in Keith County—no horses in Perkins County have contracted the virus.   Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is encouraging horse owners to visit with their veterinarian about vaccinating their animals against Eastern E...
  • NRD not asking for any property taxes for next year

    Unconstitutional property taxes will be used instead By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican It’s not often, if ever, that a governmental entity passes on collecting property taxes but that’s what’s happening with the Upper Republican Natural ...
  • Upper Republican NRD receives Governor’s Workplace Wellness award

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The Upper Republican Natu ral Resources District (URNRD) is one of 33 Nebraska employers to be honored this year for successful efforts in promoting workplace wellness by the Governor’s Excellence in Wellness p...
  • Over 8,300 pounds of food collected in July’s USDA drive

    USDA Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, and Natural Resource Conservation Services in Nebraska held the “Feds, Farmers, and Friends Feed Families” food drive July 19–30 from which 8,352 pounds of food were collected. Children and families ar...