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  • NRD: shut down fewest acres in water-short year but with compensation

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican If a water-short year occurs without any remedy other than regulation, shutting down the least number of farmers seems to be the intent of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board members. ...
  • Paper route provides weekly buzz

    I had the opportunity to earn a paycheck at a very young age putting together booklets, folding programs, assembling three-part forms, etc. It was legal only because my parents owned the business.  Although child labor laws are intended to protect chi...
  • Stay alert to scams this season

    It’s becoming more and more frustrating to hear about a new scam taking place. The thieves and liars who used to quietly pull off a job, if they were lucky, have become so brazen that it’s almost commonplace to be approached by a scam artist on a reg...
  • Agents enjoy new building on north side of Grant

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Still in the same location—but with brand new walls—Daiss Real Estate and Countryside Insurance reside on ground formerly occupied by what most called “the little red barn.” The new 1600 square foot building holds ...
  • Schools announce Christmas programs

    Perkins County Schools • Dec. 8: Junior high holiday program, 7 p.m. at middle school in Madrid. • Dec. 10: Grades 3-5 Christmas program, 7 p.m., at high school in Grant. • Dec. 14: High school Christmas program, 7 p.m.  Wallace • Dec. 1...
  • Seasonal flu shots on their way—H1N1 still available

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By the middle of this week, seasonal flu vaccine should be available at both of the medical clinic facilities in Grant.  The vaccine was to have been shipped as of Monday, so residents seeking the shot for the seasonal fl...
  • Parents may pick from coat drive items

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor An overwhelming success is how Perkins County School teachers describe the coat drive sponsored by the junior high student council. Students are now ready to pass along the collected items.  The first annual coat drive at...
  • Pinnacle first to answer appeal for donations toward new hospital equipment

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A generous donation by Pinnacle Bank represents the first contribution toward some new equipment at Perkins County Health Services. In answering a year-end appeal from the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, Pinna...
  • Christmas in Venango is Dec. 12

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor December festivities are underway across the county with the flip of the calendar on Tuesday. Venango will be hosting a Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 12, sponsored by the Lions Club. The public is invited to join the...
  • Hunt Challenge help needed

    The county foundation has $39,500 to go in reaching the challenge goal—must be met by end of December. According to Perkins County Community Foundation Treasurer Ashley Colglazier, the foundation has only $39,500 yet to raise toward their Hunt Challeng...
  • Nebraska State Patrol promotes safety with "Be Here for the Holidays" Initiative

    The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is reminding all motorists to “Be Here for the Holidays,” by promoting voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws, in an effort to reduce fatalities during the holiday season. “Be Here for the Holidays,” i...
  • Christensen seeking second term

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Imperial’s Mark Christensen has filed for re-election to the District 44 state legislative seat he now holds. A check with the Secretary of State’s website shows Christensen is the first to put his name on t...
  • Annexation and abatement among city’s agenda items

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Grant City Council held the first reading on an ordinance of annexation, approved keno requests, discussed renewing a maintenance contract, and took action on moving forward in the process of nuisance abatement during their ...
  • Anniversaries celebrated at senior center

    Perkins County Senior Center couples celebrating anniversaries in November were treated to a cake with their meal. Couples include Vance and Barbara Kirkpatrick, Dan and Charlottie Wallin, Elmer and Gerry Pankonin and Jack and Betty Frederick. (Courtesy p...
  • Play Production team earns SPVA runner-up title

    In South Platte Valley Conference competition held Monday, Nov. 23, Perkins County play production team placed second with their interpretation of “One of Our Clowns is Missing.” First place went to Chase County for “Something’s Rotten in the S...
  • Plainsmen basketball teams depending on tenacious defense, big players for successful ‘09-’10 season

    by Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Southwest Roughriders visit  Grant on Friday night to help open the 2009-10 Plainsmen basketball season. After one lap around the league, Head Coach Shawn Cole returns for his second year with hopes the boys ...
  • Determined Lady Cats have solid lineup for ‘09-10

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The Wallace Lady Cats basketball  team enters the 2009 season with determination under the leadership of second year Head Coach Jennifer Koop and Assistant Coach Gregory Skeen.  “I am really looking forward to the...
  • Young team looks forward to an exciting year

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcat basketball team enters the 2009 season under the leadership of a new Head Coach Dean Franzen. Coach Franzen comes to Wallace from Arlington, Neb., and this is his first time coaching boys basketball...
  • Plainsmen wrestlers show strength in numbers

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff For the first time in years, the Perkins County wrestling team will feature a full lineup, filling all 12 weight classes with 14 team members. Perkins County High School principal Dean Friedel has taken over coaching du...
  • Dec. 10 is deadline for crop-insurance period

    LINCOLN (AP) — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural economist reminds producers that Dec. 10 is the deadline for the crop-insurance period. Doug Jose says farmers who aren’t finished with their harvest by the deadline will need to ask for ...