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  • Hughes' Views

    Selling and leasing school land As many of you have noticed in the local papers across the district the last month or so, there have been notices of School Lands Lease Auctions. It is an annual event this time of the year and consequently I have received...
  • Hardening ourselves for the future

    How soft we have gotten. And I’m not just talking about around the middle—in my case any ways—but as a society as a whole. You have obviously noticed it. Our comforts, our entertainment, our ability to instantly communicate, or to being able to buy ...
  • Speed blamed for accident

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorExcessive speed was the main factor in a roll-over accident that happened last Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 11:52 a.m. southeast of Grant, according to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman. Matthew R. Meyerhoffer, 29, of Kearney, wa...
  • Grant native named head cheer coach at UNK

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorGrant native Brooke Poppe has been named the head cheerleading coach for the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Poppe accepted the position on Nov. 16. “Words cannot describe how thankful I am for UNK. Every college student sho...
  • Young family named Pioneering Perkins County Family

    The Young family was named Pioneering Perkins County Family and a total of $35,000 was raised during a gala held Friday, Nov. 13 to wrap up a fundraiser that has been ongoing since last year by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The Pioneeri...
  • Water management plan adopted

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial RepublicanIrrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will be operating under a new water management plan in 2016. Board members adopted a revised integrated management plan (IMP) for the three-county...
  • Decisions, decisions....

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  • Lions testing refers 115 kids for more care

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorNearly 21 percent of the 550 children who went through the Grant and Wallace Lions Clubs’ hearing and sight testing last week received referrals for further testing, according to Debbie Bennett, volunteer for the Nebraska L...
  • Deuel County deputy remains in Colorado hospital

    Grant resident Molly Deaver is the daughter of Deputy Mike Hutchinson shot last week in Big Springs By Becky UehlingNews EditorA 52-year-old law enforcement officer is fighting for his life in Greeley, Colo. The criminal who put him there won’t be ...
  • Council passes ATV ordinance

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorThe City of Grant is passed an ordinance at its Tuesday, Nov. 24 meeting to allow All-Terrain Vehicles and Utility Type Vehicles to be driven on city streets, excluding three-wheeled vehicles. After reading the ordinance for the...
  • Draucker joins clinic

    Perkins County Health Services is pleased to welcome Traci E. Draucker, PA-C to the Grant Medical Clinic. Draucker joins Dr. J Mathew Byrd, Dr. Kristi Kohl, Angie Patrick, APRN and Carol Cornelius, PA-C to the Grant Medical Clinic roster.  Draucker w...
  • Suspects IDed, arrested in county burglaries

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorThe execution of a crime can be instantaneous. Bringing a criminal to justice usually is not. Law enforcement officials in Perkins and surrounding counties are finding this out through the process of prosecuting those responsibl...
  • Perkins County receives bulk of recent snow fall

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorPerkins County was not included in the winter weather advisory issued Sunday night, Nov. 29 for areas of western Nebraska, but it should have been, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist John Springer from North...
  • Giving Boxes bounty

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorApproximately 282 items were collected during the Perkins County Chamber’s Holiday Open House on Nov. 19 for the food pantry, according to Perkins County Chamber Treasurer Dawnya Dreiling.One of the features during the eve...
  • Renovation taking place at In and Out

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  • SWNCBC offers loans to homebuyers

    Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC), a non-profit organization located in Grant, is leading a cooperative effort to provide down payment/closing cost assistance to first-time homebuyers using funding provided by the Nebraska Depar...
  • Long updates school board on new language arts standards

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorOn Monday, Nov. 16, Perkins County Elementary School Principal Nicole Long updated the Perkins County School Board on new language arts standards that are being implemented by the state for third grade on up. Long stated that sh...
  • Capitol View

    Giving credit where credit is due Beyond the contention, controversy and headlines, the real work of government gets done. As the calendar year draws to a close, let’s take a look at the positives of Governor Pete Ricketts’ first year.  In case we m...
  • From the Governor

    Since 1854, the Nebraska National Guard has played a pivotal role in helping keep Nebraska safe and secure.  Through the years, members of the guard have deployed overseas, supported local law enforcement, and provided disaster relief among many other im...
  • From the Pulpit

    As we enter this Christmas season, when many are celebrating the season of Advent, one of the items we celebrate is hope. The Bible has a lot to say about the word “hope”. The Bible tells us where hope can be found, and in whom it can be found.In our ...