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  • Maxwell takes best-of-three with thrilling OT win over Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer A critical bounce did not fall  the Plainsmen’s way and forward Jordan Bailey took charge in the extra session to scratch out a 50-48 overtime win for the Wildcats in Maxwell Friday night. The narrow margin of ...
  • Knights of Columbus holds free throw contest

    Medal winners in the free throw contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus held Sunday, Jan. 17 were (Front row, l-r): Michael Beck, Jack Kennicutt, Spencer Ross, Derek Sis, Charles Johnson. Second row: Amanda Reichert, Brandie Ross, Austin Fay, Kole ...
  • Wallace Wildcats compete in GPAC conference tournament

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC), which is comprised of two divisions of seven teams each, held its tournament last week at several different locations. The two divisions of the RPAC are the Golde...
  • FCA Husker Tour making stop in Imperial Saturday

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Fresh off their Holiday Bowl  victory in San Diego, several Husker players will be in Imperial Saturday morning as part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Husker Tour 2010. The Huskers who have been ...
  • Lady Cats fourth at RPAC

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Monday, the Lady Cats traveled to Paxton to face Maywood in round two of the RPAC tournament. The Ladies started the match a bit slow, struggling to maintain possession of the ball. Wallace did, however, manage to out...
  • Sara Wilson: Shooting from the outside

    By David Watson Laramie Boomerang Sports Writer Every player on the University of Wyoming women’s basketball team can shoot the basketball and has the ability to convert baskets with short jumpers inside the paint or with a range from outside. Thos...
  • SPVA next on PC Plainsmen wrestling schedule

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Plainsmen wrestlers had a busy weekend of competition with a tournament in Medicine Valley Friday, Jan. 29  and in Pleasanton Saturday, Jan. 30. The tournaments followed a long break, due to inclement weather preventin...
  • UNL livestock judging team places third in competition

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Livestock Judging team placed third overall during the North American International Livestock Exposition held in November at Louisville, Ky.  Jay Nordhausen, son of Errol and Patty Nordhausen of Ogallala, is a team m...
  • Madrid producer joins Angus Association

    Chris Fryzek, of Madrid, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with nearly 31,000 active adult and junior member...
  • Producers financial clinics planned

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being held in southwest Nebraska communities. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor.  These professionals specialize...
  • Legislature one-third of the way through short session

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, Feb. 2 to Imperial, Grant, and Palisade. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By the end of this week, the Legislature will be done with one third of their short 60-day session. Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial to...
  • Republican River group won’t take position on LB 1057 water task force

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican With a pair of 3-3 votes, members of the Republican River Management Districts Association (RRMDA) opted not to take any position on LB 1057, which would create a task force to look at water issues in the Republ...
  • Extension sets outlook and management conferences across Nebraska

    A series of outlook and management conferences will be offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension across the state in February.  The first two conferences will be Feb. 15 in Norfolk during the day and in Lincoln in the evening. Other conferen...
  • 22nd Annual Governor’s Ag Conference is coming next month

    Gov. Dave Heineman recently previewed the schedule for the 2010 Governor’s Ag Conference, being held Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, located at 110 Second Ave.  The theme for the 22nd annual ...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau to Senators: Repeal the water checkoff

    Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen urged the legislature to repeal the water checkoff on corn and sorghum in testimony on Jan. 29 in support of LB 689.  Speaking to the Natural Resources Committee, Olsen said Farm Bureau has two primary concer...
  • New Tribes Mission Aviation’s new plane introduced in Grant

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The first Kodiak turbo-prop  plane to be owned by New Tribes Mission Aviation was displayed in Grant Jan. 9. The visit was a tribute to the fact that New Tribes had a pilot training facility in Grant, established...
  • New candidates enter races

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Three non-incumbents have filed as candidates in the upcoming 2010 General Election in November. The most recent non-incumbent filings include Matt Waitley for Perkins County Commissioner in District 2 and Jill Pelster who...
  • January pelting of pea-size proportion

    A strange weather phenomenon passed through the area last Friday night.   Hail that began during the middle of the evening covered the ground, accompanied by thunder and lightning that got the attention of local residents. The pea-sized hail melted by ...
  • Eagle Trading & Consulting commodity office opens along Highway 23 in Grant

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor To create ease for farmers, marketing consultant Mark Allen is opening a new office along East Highway 23 in Grant.  Eagle Trading & Consulting Corporation will assist farmers with risk management and commodity tradin...
  • Rotary clubs provide shelter for thousands following disaster in Haiti

    By Lori Pankonin The Imperial Republican Area Rotary Clubs have joined the effort to provide shelter and comfort in the Haiti crisis through the ShelterBox program. As of this week, 2000 boxes have landed in Haiti with more scheduled to arrive. Each ...