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  • Eisenhower had a good idea

    Dear Editor, Richard Nixon said: “President Eisenhower once told me that during his military career he insisted that all major problems be brought to his attention. He also insisted that when a staff member informed him of a problem, he should at the sa...
  • Planning & Zoning News

    Why a planning process? By Dennis Demmel Comp. Plan Committee Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the Comprehensive Plan of Perkins County, adopted in 2013. The information includes results of census data,...
  • Weed, insect workshop enlightens, educates area producers

    A weed and insect resistance workshop was held at the Perkins County Fairgrounds on Feb. 6.Dr. Julie Peterson, UNL Entomology specialist, outlined the importance of Integrated Pest Management in controlling and preventing further evolution of insecticide-...
  • Pumping shut down on Rock Creek augmentation project

    by Russ Pankonin IMPERIAL REPUBLICAN After two years of pumping to help meet compact compliance with Kansas, pumping on the Rock Creek augmentation project in southwest Dundy County has shut down.      Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNDR...
  • Benefit for Kevin, Joy Kugler held

      A soup supper benefit was held Jan. 31 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Grant for Kevin and Joy Kugler. On Sept. 25 Kevin was injured in a car accident and suffered a severe brain injury. Several hundred people came out to show their support o...
  • On the road again

    District 2 road crew re-hired By Tim Linscott Managing Editor “It will be like this never happened,” District 1 Perkins County Commissioner Sid Colson said of the re-hiring of four terminated District 2 County Road Crew members at the Jan. 2 commis...
  • City changes insurance

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Let the paperwork begin.City officials received word last week that the company providing health insurance to city employees, CoOpportunity, would be liquidated in February and the city would need to pursue a new carrier....
  • Prante to hang “Gone Fishing” sign soon

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A new path, new adventures and new fishing spots await Perkins County Elementary Principal Terry Prante. Prante announced his retirement will take affect at the end of the school year. Prante said, “I have been ...
  • Good food

      Above: Eric Gengenbach, Adair Reese and Tim Colglazier of the Grant Rotary Club serve Donna and Butch Burge during the annual soup and pie supper during the Jan. 30 Perkins County High School girls and boys basketball games. Below: Lila Konecky and ...
  • Benefit held for Maupins

      A benefit for Mike and Susie Maupin was held Jan. 25 at Wallace High School. Hundreds of people filled the gym in support of the Maupins as they have been huge supporters of the community of Wallace for many years. The weather was beautiful and many...
  • FFA presents Pink Out funds to hospital

      The Perkins County FFA presented a check in the amount of $3,000 to the Perkins County Health Services Foundation during its annual Farmer Appreciation Banquet on Jan. 27 at Perkins County High School. The money was raised by the group during its Br...
  • Girl Scout cookie sales start Friday

    The Girl Scout cookie sale begins Friday, Feb. 6 and concludes on March 8.Local scouts, led by Carol Cornelius, plan to start selling door-to-door at that time and will have a booth at Hatch’s once a week after Feb. 13. This year, in addition to the tra...
  • Elsie seniors gather

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Elsie Methodist Church with a catered meal. Celebrating a January birthday was Bill Robertson. Those in attendance were: Lillian Hanson, Grace Shimonitz, Dennis Craig, John Culve...
  • From the Pulpit

    Big rocks in first Pastor Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, ‘This is what is written: This Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and...
  • Timing is everything for Grant couple

      These love stories are the first in a two-part series, telling the stories of how local couples met and what keeps their marriages vibrant. By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Timing can be everything in love. For Harlan and Jan Rahn, perfect timing h...
  • Unruly steer leads to love, marriage

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor While showing a calf named Jim Dandy at a 4-H show at the age of 15, Robbin Mosel was trampled by the animal.Undaunted, Mosel sat up, spit dirt out of her mouth and yelled at the calf as she regained her composure.A ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Living up to the hype By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist This Super Bowl lived up to the hype. It was exciting right down to the end. It had outstanding offensive plays, and outstanding defensive plays. It didn’t have many flags thrown until the very...
  • Wildcat offense heating up

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer The second round of the RPAC tournament was hosted in Wauneta and that is where Wallace traveled to face the Paxton Tigers once again on Jan. 27.The Wildcats were hoping for a better outcome in their second m...
  • Lady Plainsmen face Cougars, Wildcats at home

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Girls Basketball squad continues to make progress on different facets of the game and was able to make further progression in a pair of home games last week.On Jan. 29 the Lady Plainsmen hosted the...
  • Big win for Lady Wildcats

      Wallace junior Abbey Rohde (No. 3) works her way to the basket while being defended by Maywood senior Brooke Moore. The Wallace Lady Wildcats defeated Maywood 42-29 on Jan. 29. Wallace held a 24-13 halftime lead and was up 36-21 at the end of three ...