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  • Wallace students medal at state speech

    Wallace placed fourth at the state speech contest held March 19. Receiving individual medals were (Front): Tarassa Swedberg, sixth place serious prose. Back row: John Paul Lempke, third place humorous prose; Ryan Sowle, fourth place extemporaneous; and ...
  • Viewing space shuttle launch more than incredible

    10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1- BLASTOFF!!! It was absolutely incredible to watch the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery last Monday in Florida, just after singing the National Anthem with respect to our nation.  Thousands of hours by multitudes of people ...
  • Enter now to be part of the Torch Run

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor In just over three weeks, the Cornhusker State Games torch will be coming through Perkins County.  On Monday, May 10, runners on their way south from Ogallala on the way to Imperial will pass through Grant carrying the to...
  • Nebraska Legislative session at an end

    Telephone conference report to Imperial,  Grant and Palisade on Tuesday, April 13. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Wednesday marked the final day of the second session of the 101st Nebraska Legislature.  On Tuesday, 44th District Senat...
  • Lower Republican NRD pulls out of basin coalition

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Membership in the Republican River Basin Coalition dropped from three natural resources districts (NRDs) to two Friday. During an emergency phone meeting Friday, representatives of the Upper and Middle Republ...
  • Every day is Earth Day on the farm

    By Keith Olsen Nebraska Farm Bureau President April 22 will mark the 40th  anniversary of Earth Day. I am old enough to remember when Earth Day was first celebrated. It seems strange now, but the environment was not a priority with many people. Indust...
  • Not extending ethanol tax credit would cost Nebraska nearly 14,000 jobs

    Nebraska would lose more than 13,700 jobs should the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) not be renewed before it expires in December, the Nebraska Corn Board said in response to a study released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). VEETC...
  • A fan of Easter

    Zoe Baumgartner enjoys the prize she scored during the annual Easter egg hunt at Grant City Park on Saturday sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sororities. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Tye Baumgartner of Madrid. (Photo by Jan Rahn)   ...
  • Nebraska program promotes youth election workers

    Nebraska youth ages 14 to 18 are encouraged to participate as election workers for the May 11 primary election. The Youth Election Service (YES), sponsored by Secretary of State John Gale and the Nebraska Bankers Association, is designed to increase in...
  • Rescuers free man from corn inside bin

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A hired farm hand was rescued from inside a grain bin on the Mark Wendell property Friday, April 2, eight miles south and two miles west of Madrid. Victor Meza, 23, of Holyoke, Colo., was freed from the corn’s grip and a...
  • Fire damages Lions shack at fairgrounds

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It’s still up in the air whether money will be invested into fixing up the Lions Club shack at the fairgrounds following a fire at the site on Thursday, April 1.  According to Lions President Leland Thomas, it would b...
  • New dietitian joins staff at Perkins County Hospital

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Grant High School graduate Shana (Reese) Kraus began duties Monday as the newly hired registered dietitian at Perkins County Health Services. Kraus was anxious to get started in the new full time position and will be wor...
  • High school receives GPC grant for voc-ag projects

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With a grant from Great Plains Communications, students at Perkins County High School will see new life and new growth. A grant of $4,800 to the school will go toward funding a new greenhouse and aquaponics lab.  A thre...
  • PCS seniors attend honors dinner

    Six seniors from Perkins County High School attended an honors dinner sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension recently in North Platte. David Burge, associate dean of admissions and Dr. Steve Waller, dean, College of Agricultural Sciences ...
  • 4-H reminders

    • April 12: Perkins County Schools Poetry Contest, 4 p.m. at elementary school in Grant. • April 14: Rabbit Club organizational meeting, 3:45 p.m. at Perkins County elementary school. Contact club leader Jean Gregg 308-352-2208. • April 15: Re...
  • Quiz Bowl team hosts dual

    On Tuesday, March 30, the Perkins County High School Quiz Bowl Team hosted a dual with Chase County. After four rounds of competition, both squads finished the night 2-2. Chase County correctly answered the sudden-death, overtime question to break the ti...
  • Poster contest offered to elementary students

    To celebrate National Home ownership Month in June, Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation, and USDA Rural Development are sponsoring a poster contest for kindergarten through fifth grade students.  Posters must contain the theme: “What...
  • Forensics team places first at novice national tournament

      Recently, the Doane forensics team won first place at the Novice National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.  Jordan Johnson of Grant is one of the six first-year forensics members who competed against teams from across the country at Hutchinson Communi...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Breakfast or dessert?

    I can’t help but love foods that are extremely versatile. Breakfast for dinner or brunch for dessert? When I try to think of a good food to fit this category, the following recipe is what always comes to mind.  Now I am going to be really honest wit...
  • National Library Week celebration scheduled

    Celebrate National Library Week at the Hastings Memorial Library, April 11-17 It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.  With eve...