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  • Tom Baker announces run for legislature

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A former District 44 state senator  wants his old job back. Tom Baker of Trenton plans to run for his former legislative seat next year, now held by Mark Christensen of Imperial. Baker, 61, hinted of a possible run i...
  • Applicants needed to help with U.S. Census

    Apply to become a census taker by calling the North Platte U.S. Census Bureau at 308-221-3040 or the national toll free number 1-866-861-2010 to receive an employment test. Good pay, mileage reimbursement. By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s the goal of t...
  • Red Cross will get cards to troops and veterans

    Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) recently announced the American Red Cross will again deliver holiday cards to American military personnel, veterans, and their families across the country and around the world.  Smith’s district offices in Scottsbluff and Grand...
  • Coat drive underway

    The Perkins County Jr. High Student Council will be holding their First Annual Coat Drive Nov. 16-30.  The students will be collecting winter clothing, including coats, jackets, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves.   The items collected will be distribute...
  • First quarter honor roll announced at Perkins County High School

    Students on the first quarter honor roll have been announced at Perkins County High School.A Honor Roll On the A Honor roll are seniors Elisa Carlson, Kye Kurkowski, Jenni Sis; juniors Jessica Day, Jeremy Hagan, Calla Mailand and Zac White; sophomores K...
  • Voice of Democracy winners announced

    Twenty-one students in Diana Tate’s speech class at Perkins County High School entered this year’s Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by VFW Post 1252. This year’s theme was, “Does America Still Have Heroes?” The students submitted tape reco...
  • City releases water and lotto figures

    Grant City Council released the October figures for water usage and lotto at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday Nov. 10. The figures released for publication are: Water usage: During the month of October, water usage was down considerably from the ...
  • Add the art gallery to your holiday open house schedule

    While feasting on the refreshments and offerings at local businesses during the open house tonight (Thursday), folks strolling the streets are invited to a “feast for the eyes” at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant. On display is a kaleidoscope of colors in ...
  • PCS girls quintet to sing National Anthem at state football finals

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Five very proud young ladies from Perkins County High School  have been selected to sing the National Anthem prior to the start of the NSAA football championship finals on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The girls will sing at approximately ...
  • Lady Cats place third in the big show at state

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled to  Lincoln on Wednesday, November 11, practicing on the way, preparing for their first game in the state tournament. Based on the Cats stellar season, and the fact that they won districts, the...
  • Olsen speaks out on checkoff dollar decision

    Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen has commented on the Appropriations Committee’s decision not to use checkoff dollars to balance the state’s budget. “Farm Bureau certainly welcomes the reports of the Appropriations Committee decision to le...
  • Ogallala the site of two-day sustainable ag conference in December

    Growing and marketing organic wheat, along with integrating livestock into alternative cropping systems, will be featured during the third annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference Dec. 11-12 at the Grey Goose Lodge in Ogallala. On Dec....
  • Resident of Lamar shares bit of history for Veterans Day

    Last week the nation celebrated Veteran’s Day. For Stan Cross of Lamar, it had a special meaning. Last fall, after a reunion with some cousins in Branson, Mo., Cross found out that his great- great-grandfather, Shaffer B. Cross, had a special assignment...
  • Wallace honors veterans during program at school

    A gym full of patriotic residents and students paid tribute to America’s veterans last Wednesday during a program at the Wallace School. The Beck, Heath, Eisenhower Post 213 Color Guard presented the flags and retired them following the program. The ke...
  • Make plans to eat community Thanksgiving feast at Legion Hall

    The annual meal will be at the Grant American Legion Hall this year rather than the senior center as in past years due to the need for more space. Volunteers are needed to help. By Jan RahnManaging Editor This year’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner has...
  • Defendant sentenced to probation on amended charges

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Kelly B. Palmer, 31, of Grant, was sentenced in District Court on Monday, Oct. 19 by District Court Judge Donald E. Rowlands on three amended counts dating back to an arrest in August 2008. Palmer’s case was heard in Keith Cou...
  • New water main being installed along Lincoln

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Residents on Lincoln Avenue in Grant will be contending with torn up streets for the next four to six weeks, but when completed they will have a new water main installed, putting an end to frustrations with the old pipe. A new ...
  • Picking finally underway after lengthy delay

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Harvest is finally underway in the region—much later than usual—but with good yields and a good outlook. “The best corn is still ahead,” said Brent Marvin, grain manager/merchandiser for Frenchman Valley Co-op. “Wetter...
  • Adams Bank of Imperial among rural Nebraska businesses expanding with loans backed by stimulus funds

    Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson recently said that a Nebraska winery/microbrewery and a telecommunications company will expand operations thanks to more than $6.6 million in loan guarantees announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Ameri...
  • New owners of Locker Room run business out of home

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Josh and Carla Taylor, new own ers of Locker Room, are eager to see the business grow and are already filling orders for former clients of the business. The Taylors purchased Locker Room from Connie and Tim Pofahl, finalizing p...