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  • NSAA announces students receiving All-State Awards

    The Nebraska School Activities Association announced the student recipients of the Fall 2009 Academic All-State Awards. This new NSAA Award Program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season their activity take...
  • Plainsmen wrestlers participate in Sutherland Invitational Saturday

    The Perkins County wrestling team was among the 20 teams in attendance at the Sutherland Invitational Saturday, Dec. 19.  The Plainsmen finished in 12th place with a score of 53. Two team members, Kyle Schulze and Riley Kosmicki, brought home silver m...
  • Wildcats lose battle with Sailors

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer Free throws were the difference,  Thursday night, when the Wallace Wildcats hosted the Sutherland Sailors.  Both teams hit 16 two point field goals and two three point field goals each, but Sutherland outscored Wall...
  • Wallace Lady Cats are victorious heading into Christmas vacation

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Thursday night, Dec. 17 the Lady Cats hosted the Sutherland Sailors. Unlike last season where Wallace trailed Sutherland at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Cats started the match determined to defend their home...
  • Santa stops in Elsie to delight of little ones

    Travis Pore is anxiously awaiting his turn to receive a gift from Santa who stopped in Elsie during the town’s annual Christmas open house event on Monday, Dec. 14. Businesses had refreshments throughout the day, leading up to the evening’s events w...
  • State ethanol production hits record

    Nebraska ethanol plants produced a record 127.1 million gallons of ethanol in the month of September, an increase of 8.6 percent since 2008. Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board, said the increase in ethanol production proves ethan...
  • Occupation tax gets its day in court

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Last week’s trial on the constitutionality of the occupation tax created in LB 701 proved anti-climatical.  Already behind in his schedule for the day, Judge Robert R. Otte asked both sides if they had any ...
  • Republican Basin irrigators gain support from Farm Bureau

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Republican  River Basin picked up some major support earlier this month when the Nebraska Farm Bureau took a position on compact compliance issues in the basin. The state’s largest farm or...
  • Annexation vote by city council set for Dec. 22 during special meeting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The second reading on four ordinances pertaining to annexation took place at the regular meeting of Grant City Council Tuesday, Dec. 8. A special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 22 for the third reading, along with ...
  • Sheriff’s office receives grant for in-car camera

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office is receiving grant funding assistance for obtaining one in-car camera system, according to Fred Zwonechek, administrator for the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. “This highway saf...
  • Chamber winner gets $500

    For being present, Tona Heinemann had her winnings double—taking in $500 at the Perkins County Chamber’s Greenback Drawing on Saturday, Dec. 12. Also present and winning double was Keith Larsen who took home $100 in greenbacks. The $50 winners at...
  • Christmas events set across the area next week

      St. Paul Lutheran Church Dec. 20: at Venango, Children’s program/potluck, 5 p.m. Dec. 24: at Amherst, Christmas Eve children’s program, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24: at Venango, Christmas Eve service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25: at Amherst, Christmas Day serv...
  • Sounds of the season heard at school concerts

    High schoolers perform a holiday selection during their Christmas concert held Monday night. (Right) Several songs with actions and  antics put the audience in the holiday spirit last Thursday evening when the elementary performed at the high school. T...
  • Hunt Challenge must raise $26,780

    The Perkins County Foundation must reach the goal by the end of December to meet the requirements of the Hunt Challenge.  ...
  • Apply to be a census taker in Perkins County

    Census takers can expect full-time employment for several months. Good pay, reimbursement for mileage. Call 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.     By Jan ...
  • Register now for leadership skills program

    Enhancing leadership skills of individuals who will take our rural communities into the future will be the focus of the program “Leaders For A New Frontier” to be held Feb. 2-4, 2010 in Curtis at the Community Center.   This program is looking for...
  • Transition underway at Frenchman Valley Co-op

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor After 20 years behind the counter at the co-op, Kathy Deaver is retiring to “play.” She said she wants to spend more time with her husband, Dave, and enjoy gardening with him. The Deaver garden is one of the best summer ...
  • A place for everything—everything in its place

    A place for everything; everything in its place. Such was the philosophy that an older friend lived by, one instilled in her by her father. Her desk was always neat. Her small house was always neat. I know many people who seem to have that trait of organ...
  • Winter weather impacts blood donations

    Elsie-Madrid Community Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MST at the Elsie Methodist Church.  Appointments can be made by calling Michele Cutler at 228-2318.   Severe winter weather that bore down on the Midwest...
  • Birthdays celebrated

    Celebrating December birthdays at the Perkins County Senior Center Friday, Dec. 11 are (Front row, l-r): Doris McGregor, Donna Brodbeck. Back row: Frank Jantzen, Reenie Mercier. (Photo by Shari Friedel)  ...