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  • Interest is high in Christensen’s LB 516

    With governing board approval, proposal would allow school staff to carry gunsBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial has been interviewed by Fox News, a radio station in San Diego and even a Toronto, Canada, newspap...
  • Bitter cold drops in

    Minus 13 on Tuesday morning was just the beginning of what was to come according to the National Weather Service who predicted much colder temperatures with wind chill dipping to the 40-below mark Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Frost Sunday was fo...
  • Grant’s Economic Development Program is alive and well

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor When citizens voted in favor of the City of Grant’s Economic Development Program on July 30, 2002, it seemed like the 10-year plan went far into the future—well, that 10-year wrap-up of the initial program is right around t...
  • Franchise coming soon

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the sign in place and interior work underway this week, the new SUBWAY® cafe in downtown Grant is inching closer to opening its doors. According to owner Michael Jonasen on Monday, equipment should be arriving this week...
  • URNRD board expected to approve purchase of 24 irrigated quarters for own augmentation project

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When discussion about their own possible augmentation project came up at last month’s meeting of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District, the board quickly retreated to executive session for negotiations ...
  • Charges filed against former Keith County attorney and wife

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following a three-month investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol, former Keith County Attorney Blake Edwards and his wife, Shirley, were arrested for alleged embezzlement of nearly $18,000 from the Keith County Diversion Prog...
  • Sen. Christensen supports pipeline

    Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant and Palisade on Tuesday, Feb. 1.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor Senator Mark Christensen was not among 21 state lawmakers who signed a letter that was sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ...
  • Are we Christians crazy?

    By Pastor Russ Gaar Evangelical Free Church, Grant   I continue to be amazed at how crazy Christianity looks to so many people. I was reminded this past month of how foolish it sounds to many people when someone clearly articulates the Christian faith...
  • Finger pointing doesn’t solve water issues

    By Russ PankoninCo-publisher Recently, a farmer friend ofmine unassumingly engaged in a conversation about the water issues facing the Republican River. What he didn’t realize was that he was talking to a board member from the Lower Republican Natural ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Grandma’s famous bars

    When it comes to snacks, we all have our favorites. We also always have those good ol’ standbys that we turn to time and time again. I have several favorites at my Grandma’s house, but they usually are meals, aside from her angel food cake. Yum! My l...
  • What's Up...It’s hard to ignore Orion

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   I don’t necessarily want to keep talking about Orion, but it is kind of like the elephant in the living room, it is awful hard to ignore. These winter evenings Orion is located due south at about 9 p.m. MST. ...
  • Emergency medical services workshops set in communities

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Medical Services Program offers ongoing training workshops across the state for emergency medical technicians and first responders.  The workshop schedule for February is listed below.   ...
  • Indoor plants help poor air quality

    Winter is the worst time of year for indoor air pollution problems since most homes don’t get fresh air and people spend more time inside. The Environmental Protection Agency recently noted that, “in the last several years, a growing body of scientif...
  • Hughes elected to USW board

    Dan Hughes, of the rural Grant/Venango area, was elected secretary-treasurer of U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) board of directors Jan. 19. The Board also elected Randy Suess, Colfax, Wash., as chairman and Darrell Davis, Ipswich, S.D,. as vice chairman. ...
  • FSA Scoop...Sorghum checkoff dates, payment guidelines announced

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE The Perkins County FSA Committee met on Jan. 13, 2011. Chairperson will be Brent Robertson, vice-chairperson will be Ashley Colglazier and Donnie Hajek will be a member. They will ...
  • Conference to focus on benefits of emerging ag technologies

    New technologies are changing the ways of agriculture. Producers will learn how to benefit from these advancements at the 11th annual Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association (NeATA) Conference and Trade Show Feb. 9-10 at the Midtown Holiday Inn in ...
  • NRDs getting look at proposed augmentation options

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Three potential sites for Republican River Basin augmentation projects have emerged after several years of study. Natural resources districts (NRDs) in the basin got a look during the Lower Republican NRD earlier ...
  • Discovering state’s water builds early awareness

    Discover the Waters of Nebraska, an educational booklet developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Project WET for students in grades 4-6, is now available. It is being distributed statewide to 4-H, extension educators, schools, natural resource...
  • Additional E15 approval welcomed by corn board

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended its approval of fuel blends up to E15–up to 15 percent ethanol–for cars and light trucks made between 2001 and 2006, a move welcomed by the Nebraska Corn Board. The announcement follows EPA’s approva...
  • PCS activities calendar

    Thursday, January 273 p.m.    Junior high G/B basketball at Chase County Friday, January 289 a.m.    Varsity wrestling at Curtis/Medicine Valley4 p.m.    JV boys basketball vs Sedgwick County (at Madrid)4 p.m.    JV girls, varsity girls, boys...