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  • You are not above the law

    Dear Editor and Perkins County Residents: I have worked for county government in the state of Nebraska since 1991, a career spanning 20 years in corrections, law enforcement, communications, and emergency management, with 15 of those years having been spe...
  • Another Perspective...Play time fun turns into chores, responsibilities

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   Isn’t the concept of toys created for children’s play time interesting? Look at the kitchen set, the ironing board with iron, the washer and dryer for instance. Obviously “play” time is intended for fun. As an a...
  • Average water levels in URNRD irrigation wells up slightly

    Positive gains shown in the last two years.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Thanks to above average rainfall, resulting in less irrigation pumping, the average water level of irrigation wells in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URN...
  • Nebraska’s southwest playa wetlands include Perkins and Chase counties

    By Ted LaGrangeNebraskaland Magazine The car rolled to a stop on  a Deull County gravel road next to what only a few weeks earlier had been a dry low spot in a farmer’s wheat field. The “low spot” was now full of water from a recent thunderstorm ...
  • FFA gathering to bring 3,300 students to Lincoln

    More than 3,300 FFA members will descend on Lincoln in April for their annual convention, at a time when “agriculture is cool again,” as one agricultural educator put it. The 83rd annual Nebraska FFA Convention will take place April 6-8, largely on th...
  • USDA expands access to fresh fruits and vegetables for schools

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that, as authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill), USDA will expand assistance to state agencies for schools operating USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFV...
  • Three steps to improving pastures with legumes

    By Bruce AndersonExtension Forage Specialist Adding clovers, alfalfa, or  other legumes to grasslands can boost profits by providing a nutritional boost to your soils. Legumes like red clover and alfalfa reduce nitrogen costs on pastures and make the pa...
  • Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elects new officers

    The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elected new officers and board members during its annual meeting. New officers include chair of the board, Tim Graff of Beatrice; vice chair, Jon Holzfaster of Paxton; secretary, Burdette Piening of Lincoln; an...
  • EPA regulatory overreach threatens producers

    By Chuck Folken, PresidentNebraska Cattlemen, Inc., Not long after taking office, President Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch an aggressive regulatory agenda in 2011, including the imposition of economy-wide policing of g...
  • Early tree and lawn care timing is important

    By David LottUNL Extension Educator Warmer weather and the urge to be outside is prompting many people to want to garden and work in their landscapes. Various plant materials, garden and landscape materials are also arriving in garden centers, hardware s...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Skillet breakfast

    When I started dating my husband and meeting his family, I was introduced to highly seasoned country potatoes! It wasn’t until Dick Noyes realized that onions and peppers are on my “I think I’ll pass” list that these potatoes actually became somet...
  • Artbeat...Carvers, graphite artist to show in April

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC Member Special guest artists at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant during the month of April are  wood carvers, including local artists Archie Silvrants and John Potts, and graphite artist Tina Simeon. Come and see what can be done with a...
  • What's Up...Best observation is an hour after sunset

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   With the advent of spring the evenings are warming up, supposedly, making it possible to stay out a little longer for observing. However, with the change to Daylight Saving Time the Sun is setting later which h...
  • TOPS deciphers food marketing gimmicks

    Supermarket shelves abound with “value-added” foods, offering innovative twists on traditional products. Cereals that make a person lose weight, yogurt that eases digestion, and chocolate calcium chews that replace milk–the options can seem endless ...
  • My Healthy Community survey deadline extended

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is conducting a community-wide strategic planning process called MAPP. My Healthy Community is a short survey designed to get the public’s input into what makes up a healthy community.  All residents of Chase...
  • Respite mini-grants deadline extended

    The Nebraska Respite Network Southwest Service Area, serving Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Grant, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Lincoln, Logan, Keith, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow and Thomas counties announces the extension of the ...
  • Students named to PCHS honor roll

    Named to the third quarter all A honor roll at Perkins County High School are (Front row, l-r): Emily Kiolbasa, Jeremy Hagan, Vilja Juntunen, Calla Mailand, Tori Osler, Shalee Pollard. Second row: Tanya Metcalf, Kristin Beck, Ashley Kemling, Rebecca Cor...
  • Students named to PCHS honor roll

    Named to the third quarter all A honor roll at Perkins County High School are (Front row, l-r): Emily Kiolbasa, Jeremy Hagan, Vilja Juntunen, Calla Mailand, Tori Osler, Shalee Pollard. Second row: Tanya Metcalf, Kristin Beck, Ashley Kemling, Rebecca Cor...
  • Gaar selected as March Senior of the Month

    Krystal Gaar has been selected as the March 2011 Senior of the Month. Gaar, a student at Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Pastor Russ and Jeanne Gaar of Grant. During her high school career, she has been a member of student council, National...
  • PCMS honor roll announced

    Perkins County Middle School announces middle school students who have made the honor roll for third quarter. All A Honor Roll Students on the all A honor roll include Hannah Beck, Kendra Hoffert, Zak Kurkowski, Claire Maaliao, Amanda Reichert, Brandi Ro...