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  • Wallace High School presents “An Evening of Culture”

    Wallace High School players portray the residents of Mineola, who in an attempt to infuse some culture into their community, decide to stage a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Their awkward attempts at acting, directing and set construction yield som...
  • Women’s Resource Center to hold banquet

    Featured speaker at the Ogallala Women’s Resource Center’s “Uniting for Life” banquet is Yvonne Williams, consultant for Care Net, the largest network of pregnancy centers in North America. The banquet is scheduled for Monday, Nov.  9, 6 p.m. at ...
  • Lady Plainsmen finish third in Cozad

    The Lady Plainsmen were on the road again, this time at a tournament with seven schools, held at Cozad, Saturday, Oct. 24, which gave them an opportunity to hone their skills with some teams they weren’t used to playing, finishing in a respectable third...
  • Offensive gambles, big tight end trudge Chase County past Plainsmen 12-6

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Multi-purpose offensive player Daniel Regier crossed the goal line with both a run and a catch and Chase County clamped down on the Plainsmen’s running game to thrust the Longhorns to a 12-6 win in Grant Friday night....
  • Kemling sets personal record at state meet

    Perkins County’s Ashley Kemling finished 17th out of 123 girls entered in the Class D state cross country meet in Kearney on Friday, Oct. 23, with a time of 16:28.6, a career personal record. Finishing just out of medals which are awarded to the top 15,...
  • Lady Cats claw their way to RPAC title

    By Christy Sheets    Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the RPAC Conference on Monday, Oct. 19 in their home gym. The Cats were the first seed for the west division, so their first round was a bye.   Their first opponent was Dundy County, ...
  • Early storm hard on trees, harder on corn harvest

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Last week prior to the moisture-laden snow that blanketed the area, corn harvest was already 18 days behind, reported the USDA. Snow that began Wednesday evening and continued into Thursday morning left over one-and-a-half inch...
  • DNR lays out three water-short options to NRD; fourth option the wildcard

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) heard first hand last week the regulation options the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will impose in water-short years. More than 100 peop...
  • Pheasant season opens Saturday

    Nebraska pheasant hunters should look forward to a good season of wing shooting in 2009 when the opener arrives Oct. 31. Wildlife surveys in the spring and summer have indicated a statewide increase in pheasant abundance compared to 2008, according to the...
  • City council raises electric rates, discusses annexation

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council members unanimously approved a 4 percent electric rate increase effective Dec. 1. The increase was presented by Glenn Taubenheim, as a recommendation by the Board of Public Works on which he serves as chairma...
  • Grant provides mutual aid to early morning blaze in Imperial

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant Volunteer Fire Department personnel responded with mutual aid to an early morning fire Saturday that engulfed Harchelroad Motors in Imperial. The fire that began at about 1:45 a.m. destroyed the 74-year-old main street b...
  • What’s keeping you from Jesus?

    Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie The last few Sundays we have been reading from the 10th chapter of Mark. It begins with Jesus teaching on adultery and the place of children in the kingdom of God. Last week it was about the ric...
  • Nebraska’s water future is on the table in Kearney Nov. 4-5

    Over 400 of Nebraska’s top water professionals will meet in Kearney on Nov. 4 and 5 to discuss the condition of the state’s drinking water supplies and make plans to improve and preserve those resources for generations to come. The 2009 Fall Conferen...
  • Perkins County Schools offers guidance on preventing flu spread

    Perkins County Schools are utilizing information based on input from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local health professionals, and school administrators to provide the following information to parents and the community regarding the spre...
  • Midwest honors individuals for years of service at annual banquet

    Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation honored directors and employees at the company’s  annual banquet held on Saturday, Oct. 10. The event provides an opportunity to recognize individuals for their years of service to Midwest, their dedication to ...
  • Pinnacle donates to community foundation

    As treasurer of the Perkins County Community Foundation, Ashley Colglazier (second from right) accepts a check from Pinnacle Bank, represented by employees (l-r): Denny Hansen, Andrea Brueggeman and Lisa Schmitt. After the $2,500 check from Pinnacle, $57,...
  • Coming together

    Dear Editor: Harambe!  This is a Kenyan word which has recently come to my vocabulary. Its meaning, very simply, is “coming together as one.” The context in which it was used focused on our students, “coming together as one” to benefit our young ...
  • Diehard fans follow Huskers through it all

    By Lori Pankonin, Co-Publisher It wasn’t a good week for the Huskers, but it won’t keep fans from returning to Memorial Stadium next week in a sea of red. I was fascinated by a conversation with Mook Wilhelms during pre-game socializing with newspape...
  • “Czars” need to be held accountable

    By Adrian SmithU.S. Congressman, 3rd District Presidents always have surrounded themselves with advisors and counselors. Beginning with President George Washington, these individuals play an important role in public and foreign policy. To date, the Obama ...
  • Sis and Downey

    Nicole Sis and Brent Downey were united in marriage on July 25, 2009. The double ring ceremony took place at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant with Father Mark Pfeiffer as celebrant. Parents of the couple are Greg and Cheri Sis of Elsie, Neb....