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  • Wind farms could create thousands of new Nebraska jobs

    LINCOLN (AP) — Harnessing Nebraska’s largely untapped wind-energy resources could create up to 40,000 jobs over the next two decades if a federal goal is met, according to a report. The report, done by the National Renewable Energy Lab for the Nebr...
  • Nebraska Soybean Board announces call for candidates

    Three of the nine district seats on the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) are eligible for election this year.   Soybean producers in Districts 2, 4 and 8 are invited to run for election to the Nebraska Soybean Board by filing a candidacy petition by the M...
  • Biologist joins NRCS staff in Imperial

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Caleb Caton began working Dec.  7 at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Imperial as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist. The Fremont native will be increasing and promoting wildlife hab...
  • Magnificat is this Saturday in Ogallala

    Father Matthew Koperski, pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney,  will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Magnificat brunch on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Valentino's, 55 East River Road in Ogallala, at 9 a.m. (M.T).   Father Matt’s messa...
  • NWS offers information and tips in dealing with winter weather

    How is a Major Winter Storm Monitored and Forecast? How can the National Weather Service tell a major winter storm is brewing and will impact the area in the coming days or hours?  How can meteorologists tell if a storm is intensifying and where it w...
  • Kick Butts in 2010 with healthy habits

    At the beginning of a new year, many Americans try to get healthy and kick bad habits. To quit smoking should be at the top of the list.  Cigarette smoking kills about 178,000 women each year in the U.S. Smoking shaves an average of 14.5 years off the...
  • Live Healthy Grant starts Jan. 14

    How many miles can local residents walk or run in 100 Days?  How much total weight can citizens of our community lose in the same amount of time? We’re about to find out. Live Healthy Grant, a new 100-day team wellness challenge starts on Thursday, ...
  • Annexation goes nowhere during recent city council meeting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Residents in attendance for the city council’s vote on annexation of their land were breathing easier following defeat of the proposal last week. Due to lack of a second by a council member in the first motion, foll...
  • Looking back over 2009...

    January Vehicle registration is now offered online. The Perkins County Treasurer’s office will help troubleshoot. Sen. Mark Christensen headed back to Lincoln for the start of a new session. Elected in December, Wade Rahn officially became Grant...
  • Hunt Challenge within reach

    As of Tuesday, only $13,500 was needed for the Perkins County Foundation to reach the goal by the end of December to meet the requirements of the Hunt Challenge.  ...
  • SWNCBC director among grads of Nebraska Certified Public Manager® program

    Ann Burge, executive director of the Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation, recently graduated in the second class of management trainees.   Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy presided over the graduation of the second class of the Nebraska ...
  • Roger’s gift

    By Andrea Stumpf Stumpf family member Cat Stevens once said, “I always knew that looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would bring me tears.” And so it is with the loss of Roger Stumpf. The...
  • All aboard the UP Girl Scout Cookie Train

    It’s almost Girl Scout cookie season! Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and Union Pacific are hosting Cookie Train events in six Nebraska cities Monday, Jan. 4 to celebrate the launch of the 2010 cookie program. These colorfully “cookietastic” Coo...
  • Christmas with the Klimas

    A new Klima family tradition was born when the children and grandchildren of Ron and Christi Klima of Grant spent Christmas Day decorating gingerbread houses constructed by Christi. Each family member personalized their own house with frosting, candy an...
  • Kurkowski selected as Senior of the Month

    Kye Kurkowski has recently been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi December “Senior of the Month.” Kurkowski, a student at Perkins County High School, is the son of Kelvin and Judy Kurkowski of rural Grant. Kurkowski has been involved in many school ...
  • 40 years of highs and lows

    One evening in 1969, six couples from all over Perkins County got together for a game of Pinochle.  The members of that first game made a commitment to get together once a month for supper and to play cards.  Little did those individuals realize at the...
  • Venango native named Army’s NCO of the Year

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican A national honor given by the  U.S. Army has come to a native son of the Venango community. In October, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Aaron Beckman, who is stationed in Germany, was named the Army’s Noncommissio...
  • Tietjen awarded Lions certificate

    Grant Lion Ted Tietjen receives the Lions International President Certificate from President Eberhard J. Wirfs, Germany. The certificate is for distinguished achievement in fulfilling the service mission of Lions Clubs. Lion Tietjen has been a very a...
  • Runners take part in holiday fun runs

    While most Grant residents were “nestled all snug in their beds” at 7 a.m. Christmas Eve morning, seven participants braved the single-digit temps and strong north wind to participate in the Flurry Scurry. Each sported their warmest winter apparel a...
  • Master Gardener program available

    Registration is now available for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus-based Master Gardener program. The program offers participants the opportunity to learn about horticulture and share their knowledge through volunteer work.  Classes beg...