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  • Plainsmen work Cougars inside out

    By Tim Linscott     It is a game of four quarters.The Perkins County boys basketball squad wasn’t able to pull together a four-quarter performance on Jan. 29 but the next night was able to close out the fourth strong in a win.PCS lost 60-46 to Sed...
  • PCS wrestlers make long road trip

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County wrestling squad was busy last week with trips to Medicine Valley on Jan. 30 and Doniphan-Trumbull on Jan. 31.At Medicine Valley, Kiffen Cook (132-pounds), lost to Kobryn Mann of Sedgwick County-Fle...
  • Special race March 28

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Giving to others just feels right to Emily Vogt of Imperial. Last year a multiple sclerosis (MS) foot race was held in Imperial to raise money for her MS medical treatments. This year she’s coordinating a race to h...
  • Let’s stop water meter project

    Dear Editor: It is with a great deal of reluctance that I write this letter. It is not meant to be critical of any of the governmental boards nor of their actions. In fact, if there is any wrong doing, it has to do with the apathy of the citizens of Perki...
  • FCCLA students attend districts

      Nine members from Perkins County High School FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and FCCLA advisor Cathy Ochsner, attended FCCLA District 11 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competition hosted by Dundy County Stratto...
  • PCS speech invite largest ever

    The largest competitive speech contest in the 34 year history of the PCHS Speech Invitational was held on Jan. 31.  Twenty three teams from an area larger than some eastern states travelled to Grant for the event.  Students from Stapleton, Bridgeport, D...
  • College Notes

    Area students named to college honors lists Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. Included on the list is Elisa Carlson of Grant.A student must have a minimum grade poin...
  • Game day at library

      Hastings Memorial Library Director Robin Quinn helps a group of youth with a puzzle at the after school program on Jan. 29. The after school program allows children to do homework, have a snack and do a variety of activities. During the Jan. 29 acti...
  • Leadership center director speaks at FFA banquet

      Gratitude, goals and go were the three topics touched on by Mailé Ilac Boeder, executive director of The Leadership Center in Aurora during the recent PC FFA Farmer Appreciation Banquet on Jan. 27 at Perkins County High School. Approximately 90 att...
  • Madrid business joins national association

    9R Land & Cattle LLC, Madrid, are new members of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and jun...
  • Nebraska water use drops in 2014, aquifer conditions sustainable

    Water used for crop irrigation dropped by 30% across a wide swath of Nebraska in 2014 and a recent report indicates that, on average, the condition of the Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska is stable and significantly healthier than in all other states overlyin...
  • January ag report

    For the month of January 2015, above normal temperatures and limited moisture during the month allowed livestock to utilize crop stubble and limit use of hay and forage supplies, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. A snowst...
  • Free ag clinic Feb. 12

    A free farm and ranch finance clinic is set for Feb. 12 in North Platte.The clinics are one-on-one and not group sessions. The clinic will give producers a chance to meet with an experienced ag attorney and ag financial counselor.For more information or t...
  • Bomgaars acquires 12 former ALCO stores

    Bomgaars Supply, Inc. a farm and ranch retail chain with headquarters in Sioux City, Iowa has acquired the leases and fixtures of twelve former ALCO stores in four states.Of these twelve stores, eight will be new locations including Wyoming stores in Rawl...
  • New sirens to provide better storm warning coverage locally

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was the sound of years of hard work finally being completed. The two new emergency sirens were tested in Grant on Jan. 22 after a long process of grant writing and installation delays. The City of Grant and the...
  • District 2 roads crew has employment terminated

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor When he was campaigning for District 2 County Commissioner in Perkins County, Bernard Deaver listened to his constituents. Deaver said that the county roads were a major concern of constituents and he vowed, if elected, t...
  • One of two houses in Grant razed as final chapter of abatement

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Progress has been made in the nuisance abatement of a home in Grant. Located at 620 Lincoln Ave., the home was razed last week by Regier Land Improvement of Madrid. Because asbestos was found in the home, a certif...
  • PCS website to re-launch

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor After a few minor tweaks, the Perkins County Schools website will be fully functioning and improved by February, according to Michelle Evans, technology coordinator for PCS. The site will include several upgrades ...
  • Airing dates, times of local stories released

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor After visiting Grant and the surrounding area, a series of stories will be appearing on regional television stations soon, according to Jon Vanderford of 10/11 Central Nebraska.All times listed are Mountain Time....
  • Hughes talks gambling, cigar bars

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Dealing with tobacco and gambling bills were some hot-button issues Sen. Dan Hughes of the 44th District spoke about at his weekly conference call on Jan. 27.A main gambling issue Hughes noted was LR10CA, which would take ...