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  • 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...
  • Senators poised to debate issue of further budget cuts as 2010 session begins

      LINCOLN (AP) — A little more than a month after slashing the state budget more than anytime in recent memory, many Nebraska lawmakers say the Legislature may not be done cutting. The majority of state senators who responded to an annual, pre-sessi...
  • Nebraska ill prepared for health problems

      OMAHA (AP) — A new study says Nebraska ranks in the bottom half of all 50 states in terms of its preparedness for health disasters. The report was released by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Nebraska was o...
  • English an interesting language

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher While at a family wedding recently, I learned that one of my cousins has studied nine languages. Whoa! How can one mind handle that? That doesn’t mean he’s fluent in nine languages but still. It was also interesting ...
  • Our county is great

    What an impressive county we live in! Only two months ago, slightly over $50,000 needed to be raised for the Perkins County Community Foundation to meet the Hunt Challenge. During the last week of December, $13,500 was needed.   By noon on New Year...
  • Free tree risk assessment workshop offered

    Every community forest has tree defects and hazards that can lead to tree failure, according to Rachel Allison, community forester. Allison will be conducting a free tree risk assessment workshop Wednesday, Jan. 20 in North Platte for public works empl...
  • Mid Plains instructor to show work at Meadowlark Gallery

    Dik Haneline, artist and artists’ educator, presents “Enigmatic Existence,” a series of acrylic on canvas images which will be on display in the Grant Meadowlark Gallery for a short time in January. Normally closed December through February, the ...
  • Girls Scout cookie sales underway soon

    Make space in the cupboard and pour a tall, cold glass of milk—Girl Scout cookies are here and ordering Thin Mints, Shortbread or Caramel DeLites® is just a Girl Scout away. From the panhandle to the Missouri River, local Girl Scouts are taking door...
  • Lady Plainsmen come up short in holiday tourney after first round win over Chase County Longhorns

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Swing forward Kayli Rageth’s  resolve battled Kimball back from a 13-0 drubbing from the opening tip to a 46-41 Lady Longhorns victory over the Lady Plainsmen to win the Perkins County Booster Club’s Holiday To...
  • Plainsmen make early lead stand up against Chase County but Maxwell edges them for holiday title

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Maxwell point guard Darin Williams jackknifed to the basket for 31 points and locked down the lane to carry his Wildcats to a 46-40 win over the Plainsmen and take the Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Tournament ...
  • Free consultation offered to area producers

    Free, one-on-one confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered in the area. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and financial counselor.  These professionals specialize in legal and financial...
  • Pesticide training set in February in Perkins County

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Keith-Arthur and Perkins county area where one may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification.  • Feb. 2, 10 a.m., Perkins County Fairground...