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  • Beef production workshops planned

    One-day workshops at three locations will help beef producers improve the quality, consistency and value of Nebraska beef, said Randy Saner, University of Nebraska–Lincoln extension educator in Lincoln and McPherson counties. The workshops will begin...
  • Johanns chosen as Pro Farmer’s Ag Person of Year

    Senator Mike Johanns  expressed appreciation for being chosen as “Ag Person of the Year” by ProFarmer, a national agriculture publication. “I am humbled and appreciative to ProFarmer for this recognition,” Johanns said. “Agriculture is the b...
  • FSA-153 forms available

    Foreign Landowners must report land transactions with 90 days of the date of the sale. Report forms FSA-153 (agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report) are available at all FSA offices and may be downloaded from the agency’s web site.  T...
  • Lady Plainsmen add loss, win to season record

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Staff Writer Dundy County-Stratton’s April Lutz got to the basket for late shots and fouls and the Lady Tigers rode the coattails of a 16-2 start to drop Perkins County to 3-6 with a 48-46 win in Grant Thursday night. The fo...
  • Plainsmen capsize the Sutherland Sailors

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Plainsmen forward Michael York snuffed Sutherland center Alex Harkness’ shot, sidearm-hurled an outlet pass to Kye Kurkowski, and watched Kurkowski dunk it to help Perkins County clobber the Sailors 37-21 Saturda...
  • Lady Cats have a tough schedule their first week back

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The day after Christmas vacation, the Wallace Wildcats traveled to Curtis to face Medicine Valley.  In the first quarter, Medicine Valley led the Lady Cats 14 to 16, but the Cats clawed their way back, and headed int...
  • Wallace Wildcats back in action after Christmas break

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcat boys basketball team jumped right back into action on the first day back to class after Christmas break as they traveled to Curtis to take on the Medicine Valley Raiders Tuesday night. The Wildcat...
  • McCook Optimist Club’s MAC Attack youth basketball tourney planned

    The 19th annual “MAC Attack” youth basketball tournament will be held in McCook the weekend of Jan. 24-25. The tournament is sponsored by the McCook Optimist Club. The grades for the tournament include fourth-eighth for boys and girls. Divisions wi...
  • Three medals come home with Plainsmen wrestlers

    Perkins County wrestlers reached the mid-point in the 2009-2010 season with a tournament in Garden County on Saturday, Jan. 9. The team finished in the 10th place spot with 55 points in a field of 16 teams. First place went to Maxwell with 149 points, ...
  • One week later

    The term ‘January thaw’ applied to the area this week when much of the snow and ice left behind by the holiday storm made its way to the gutters when temperatures warmed up to 55 degrees on Monday. One week ago, ice, frost and temperatures that dipp...
  • Christensen bills raising some eyebrows in Lincoln

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of  Imperial hasn’t even gotten all the bills he plans to introduce in the hopper yet but those he has dropped in so far are creating a stir and raising eyebrows.  LB 889, his ver...
  • Blood drive surpasses goal

    The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive held Dec. 23 was a great success, according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The goal set by the American Red Cross was surpassed. Many donors braved the unfavorable weather conditions to donate....
  • Children’s Hospital receives generous donations

    “AmFirst Insurance Services donated $100 to the hematology/oncology clinic at Children’s Hospital and Medical Clinic in Omaha. The $100 was designated to be used by the Child Life Specialist, Christy Hogan, to use at her discretion. Kassie Pelster,...
  • Hunt Challenge goal met—entire county will benefit

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Perkins County Community Foundation now has enough funds to benefit the towns and villages along the Highline well into the future. Because of generous year-end giving, the Hunt Challenge was met at noon on New Year’...
  • Fixing occupation tax among senator’s legislative goals

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican When 44th District Senator  Mark Christensen returns to Lincoln this week for the 60-day session, one of his goals will focus on fixing the occupation tax in LB 701.  The 49-member body reconvenes for the sh...
  • New sex offender law in effect

    The State of Nebraska has a new Sex Offender Registry (SOR) Law.  The new law, passed by the Legislature in May of 2009, moves the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry (SOR) toward compliance with the Adam Walsh Child Protection Safety Act of 2006. Effecti...
  • How should the Nebraska Legislature handle budget woes?

    Nebraska state senators were recently asked the following three questions related to budget issues: Budget projections show that the state could have a deficit of several hundred million dollars during the next biennium. To prepare, should more budget ...
  • Deaths recorded this past year

      Albright, Stewart Perry Sept. 23 Armstrong, Allen D., Nov. 11 Berges, Ben, April 3 Bertino, Lila, Dec. 1 Boese, Esther, Dec. 24, 2008 Bowman, Wilma, Aug. 10 Brantley, Joyce, Jan. 7 Bremmer, Margaret Watkins, Oct. 1 Brixius, Donald Leroy, Oct. ...
  • Become a friend of the center to assure continued operation

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With the start of a new year, the Perkins County Senior Center faces an old dilemma.  The center is in financial difficulty which means there are several of the community’s elderly as well as staff who might not have a ...
  • Nebraska attorney general warns against new scam

    LINCOLN (AP) — Attorney General Jon Bruning is warning Nebraskans to watch out for fake prize letters that may appear to be from a state agency. He says in the past month, several people have received letters that claim they’ve won a prize from the...