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  • P.O. sets holiday hours

    The U.S. Post Office has announced special holiday hours. • Friday, Dec. 24: Open from 8 a.m. to noon. • Friday, Dec. 31: Open from 8 a.m. to noon. On both of these days, the last scheduled mail/collection box pick up is changed to noon. Note: Mai...
  • Lions Club celebrates Christmas with mystery presentation at December meeting

    The Grant Lions club held its Christmas party on Dec. 8 with a murder mystery presentation, “Who Done Darwin In” by Jan Bono, for the entertainment. The cast of characters included 10 members from the Lions Club. Ron Patrick–narrator; Charlotte Ku...
  • Wallace Lions gain new members

    The Wallace Lions Club held an induction ceremony for two new members at the November meeting. Club President Jim Smith (left) and 38-L District Governor Nancy Russell (second from left)welcomed new members Heidi McConnell and Kathy Fowler. (Courtesy...
  • CWC to meet in Grant Saturday

    “Christmas Cheer” will be everywhere at the Zion Lutheran Church at 705 Central Ave. in Grant on Saturday, Dec. 18 when the Christian Women’s Club meets for their December gathering beginning at 10 a.m. MST. The festivities are sure to bring a smil...
  • The un‘bear’able wait

    The countdown until Christmas had elementary students at Perkins County Schools excitedly ready to perform their annual Christmas program for their parents and guests last Thursday, Dec. 9. The themed program, “Santa’s Holiday Playlist” involved...
  • Help create some Christmas joy

    This wish card hung from a decorated tree in a church foyer last Friday but had been snatched off by an eager participant in the Angel Tree project by Sunday morning. Each of the churches in the county is participating in providing gifts for those who m...
  • Editorial...Search for the silver lining

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher I recently read about a disabled man who always had a positive attitude despite all his pain and health issues. He said when he wakes up in the morning, he reminds himself that he has two choices, to make the best of a si...
  • Burpo family knows ‘Heaven is for Real’

    Book tells story of Imperial four-year-old’s near-death experience   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   When the Burpo family was going through son Colton’s burst appendix and near death in 2003, little did they know seven years later th...
  • Troops warmed by sock brigade

    Alpaca provides ideal fiber for harsh conditions. When Barbara Coleman asked her son, Army Sergeant Micheal L. Coleman, what he would like in his next care package to Iraq in January 2007, his request was simple: alpaca socks. Barbara and Randy Coleman ...
  • Holiday focus is on impaired drivers

    Beginning Dec. 3, and continuing through Jan. 1, 2011, the Nebraska State Patrol will participate in a national effort designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking. The “You Drink & Drive You Lose” campaign is designed to take impaired ...
  • U.S. Postal Service issues tips for a simpler shipping season

      Mail-by dates to ensure a gift arrives on time: Dec. 4 — Military mail destined for Iraq or Afghanistan Dec. 15 — Parcel Post Dec. 20 — First-Class Mail Dec. 21 — Priority Mail, the best bargain in shipping Dec. 22 — Express Mail WAS...
  • Tax preparers—get an ID

    The Internal Revenue Service is contacting more than 5,300 Nebraska tax return preparers to remind them they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number. The IRS will require the use the PTIN on all federal returns prepared by paid tax return pre...
  • Mealtime Makeovers..."Tis the season for pumpkin

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   One of my favorite things about the fall season is pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins and anything else you can think of. In small town Nebraska, canned pumpkin is readily available year round so it...
  • Shaun's Thoughts...Getting your affairs in order

    By Shaun Meyer Director of Home Health Services   If we had a crystal ball and could see into the future, we would not need to prepare ahead for end of life decisions. James was 62 years old when a stroke made it impossible for him to communicate wit...
  • What's Up...Durin's Day occurred Dec. 7

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   For all of my LOTR friends I must apologize for missing Durin’s Day. For all of the non-LOTR friends, Durin’s Day is the Dwarf’s New Year in honor of their ancient and first king, Durin I. According to a...
  • It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week—Celebrate the holidays by being flu-free

    Gearing up for the holidays? Don’t let a bout with the flu leave you stuck in bed instead of celebrating with family. “Holiday gatherings are ideal for spreading flu and other nasty viruses,” said Dr. Joann Schaefer, the state’s chief medical off...
  • Healthy students learn better

    Many Nebraska schools have acted to better ensure their students are healthy. Some schools have banned junk food and sugar-sweetened soft drinks from vending machines and reduced the number of fried foods on their school lunch menus while increasing the ...
  • State’s beer distributors remind adults: don’t provide

    On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Associated Beverage Distributors of Nebraska (ABDN), Neb. First Lady Sally Ganem, and Executive Director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, Hobert Rupe, kicked off ABDN’s Prevent Don’t Provide statewide campaign to rem...
  • 2011 crop year will not be a water-short year

    2012 not projected to be water-short year either.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   While it won’t be official until the beginning of next year, 2011 will not be declared a water-short year (WSY) for compliance purposes. The Nebraska...
  • Elsie producer to serve Nebraska Beef Council

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   In District 6, which serves Perkins County, Steve Hanson of Elsie recently defeated two opponents for election to the Nebraska Beef Council. The voting period which ran from Nov. 1-15 included Hanson, Jerry Kuenning of I...