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  • Emergency loans available from Farm Service Agency

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE Farm Service Agency (FSA) Perkins County Office announced that family farmers in four Nebraska counties who suffered physical or production losses due to damages and losses caused by s...
  • Soil structure important for moisture retention

    Soil structure determines how much water a field can hold, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Water quickly percolates through coarse, sandy soil, while fine soils, like clay, retain more water, said Dean Yonts, Extension Irrigation Engin...
  • Heavy grasshopper presence means caution for winter wheat planting

    Even with rain in some areas of the state this summer, grasshopper activity has been very high in many parts of Nebraska. With upcoming winter wheat planting, growers need to consider options to manage potential grasshopper problems in establishing wheat...
  • NRDs in closed talks with DNR over future water short years

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) and representatives of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have been meeting behind closed doors recently. During the Tuesday, Aug. 18 Upper Republican NRD ...
  • Frenchman Valley Co-op completes record year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “Wow!” That’s how Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism opened his report to patrons Saturday during the annual meeting for the fiscal year that closed Jan. 31, 2009. Chism said the completed fiscal ...
  • Bound to learn

    Leaping off the bus on the first day of school, Wayne Loy hits the ground running, eager to get started as a fifth grader at Perkins County Elementary in Grant. He is the son of Brad and Diane Loy. Students, teachers, aides and a few teary parents gathe...
  • Four cemetery board members resign citing lack of city support

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Citing lack of support from city council, four members of the Grant Cemetery Board resigned a short time prior to the regular meeting of the Grant City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Submitting letters of resignation were Gerald W...
  • Youth mentor hunt set

    The Perkins County Pheasants Forever Chapter is seeking participants for a “Youth Mentor Hunt” set for Saturday, Oct. 10. Youth ages 12-15 are eligible for the hunt and must have a Hunters Education certificate to take part....
  • July’s water and lotto figures given

    • Water Use: Figures for the month of July were released. Water usage for July totaled 17,331,600 which was an increase of 2,672,600 gallons over the previous month of June. However, a wet summer has resulted in a decrease in usage during July one yea...
  • Early flu shot season will require three injections

    ATLANTA (AP) — Get ready to roll up your sleeve three times for flu shots this fall. That’s right, three times. This year’s flu season is shaping up to be a very different one. Most people will need one shot for the regular seasonal flu and probably...
  • Every student gets a laptop

    As a participant in the one-to-one laptop computer initiative adopted by Perkins County High School this year, junior Dayleen Jones receives her laptop from instructor Lance Wurst. Following the lead of other area schools who have successfully implemented...
  • Prioritize safety

    It’s the beginning of a new school year, it’s a season of mobility for kids, their parents, workers and farmers. School buses are on the road, kids are on the streets, farm equipment is coming and going, sports practice is underway—it seems like ev...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    August birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 14. Those celebrating were (Front row, l-r): Gertrud Kampgen of Bendekow, Germany, Dolores Sexson, Sandy Deaver. Second row: Gerald Engel, Margaret Parrish, Gloria Patric...
  • Eagle Scout honored

    Travis Nelson of Boy Scout Troop 93 will be receiving his Eagle Scout rank at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Aug. 30, at the Lincoln Berean Church in Lincoln. To earn his Eagle rank, Travis completed 26 merit badges and a service project where he coordi...
  • Tournament nets over $2,800 for new ultrasound machine

    The annual Perkins County Health Services Foundation Golf Tournament raised $2,819.61 to help purchase a new ultrasound machine to be housed at the Grant Medical Clinic. Fifty-six golfers participated in this event held at the Grant Golf Club last Sunday ...
  • Mentalist boggles the mind

    Ooohs and ahhhs were heard repeatedly during the time a “mentalist” performed on Friday night, July 31 at the Perkins County Fair. Among the amazing stunts that had the audience baffled was when Christopher Carter covered his eyes with coins, layered ...
  • Potts is winner of corn eating contest

    Ryan Potts (right) was the victor in the annual corn-eating contest sponsored by Perkins County High School’s FFA chapter. Potts polished off an impressive 25 ears of corn at the annual contest which tests the limits of its participants. Coming in at a ...
  • Clothing revue

    Award winners for the Perkins County Fair Clothing Judging and Revue were (Above, l-r): Jaclyn Kurkowski, Reserve Champion junior stylist; Lillian Fournier, Grand Champion junior stylist; Samantha Snogren, Reserve Champion senior stylist and Rebecca Corne...
  • Health insurance cost could double for farmers and ranchers

    Keith Olsen is a farmer from Grant and president of Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation. As Farm Bureau president, he serves on the board of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, which administers the group health plan available to Farm Bureau ...
  • Access brings the science of seed building to local event

    A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the science of seed building was recently given to approximately 38 area farmers in the City Park in Grant. This Access event was sponsored by Channel Bio Corp, the parent company of Midwest Seed Genetics. Access is an educa...