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  • Field fire near Venango extinguished

      Venango Volunteer Fire Department members responded to a field fire just east of Venango on Oct. 30 at 8:02 a.m. The Phillips County (Colo.) Sheriff’s Department informed the Perkins County Sheriff’s Department that a power line was down in the ...
  • Art meets Halloween tradition for Picquet

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Schools Superintendent Phillip Picquet loves the Halloween season as it gives him a chance to do one of his favorite hobbies: pumpkin carving. For Picquet, however, carving up a pumpkin goes further...
  • Rate increase anticipated

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A woman’s intuition will likely save Grant citizens some money this year. According to Dana Harris, Grant City Administrator, rates will be going up Nov. 1 but the current budget already anticipated a raise in rates. Mu...
  • Supreme Court hears arguments on dispute in Republican Basin

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments from Kansas and Nebraska Oct. 14 on the 2013 findings of Special Master William Kayatta, Jr. Kayatta issued the ruling last year in an ongoing dis...
  • Street project to continue, wall starts

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A second phase of the First and Hancock street construction is set to begin in Grant shortly. Phase one replaced the First to Hancock street intersection and the second phase will replace the road to the three-way...
  • Reminders for election day

    Early voters may have already mailed in their ballots for the upcoming general election, but for those who will head to the polls on Election Day, Secretary of State John Gale offers the following reminders: Check your voter registration and polling place...
  • Special meeting

      Nebraska Lion’s Club District Governor Merle Morford of Chadron and wife Vicky, presented Ivan Regier, center, and Jerry McArtor with 40-year membership pins at the regular Grant Lion’s Club meeting on Oct. 22 at the Hastings Memorial Library. ...
  • Ricketts makes campaign stop in Grant

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts held a town hall meeting in Grant on Oct. 15 at the Perkins County Senior Citizens Center.Ricketts has been criss-crossing the state late in the campaign garnering opinions ...
  • Midwest Musings

    A Halloween tradition, part II By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Halloween stories are a tradition in Irish culture and in my household.Every year I break out some old folklore books and read many of them, sometimes to my children, depending on the subjec...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    Rejoice, Halloween is finally here By Brooke Pankonin It is finally upon us! Halloween. One of my very favorites. For 51 weeks my kids have been preparing and planning their costumes, which have changed every one of those weeks. The final choices were E...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Ameer for Heisman By Larry Pritchett Ten o’clock kickoffs are just a little early for me but the Huskers seemed to react pretty well to the early start and picked up their seventh win of the season with a 42-24 effort over Rutgers. At times I thought ...
  • PCS finishes seventh in state

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County head cross country coach Paula Wurst summed up how the girls’ team did at the state invite last Friday with a few simple words.“A fine end to a fine season, Wurst said.The PCS girls won their district on...
  • Wallace seniors have strong showing

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer The football season came to an end for Wallace last Thursday evening when they hosted the Medicine Valley Raiders.  Wallace made it across mid-field and had to punt and the Raiders turned the ball over due t...
  • Plainsmen earn football playoff berth

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The first year of eight-man football for Perkins County can be deemed a success for head coach Carlie Wells and his players.In the first year Wells went 4-4 and made it to the playoffs.The Plainsmen are the number 13...
  • Lady Plainsmen fall just short against Kimball

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The house was a rocking on Oct. 21 as the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen volleyball squad hosted Kimball with a raucous crowd on hand.The back-and-forth action gave fans their money’s worth, however, the Lady Plains...
  • Lady Cats Place fourth in RPAC Tournament

      By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the RPAC Conference on Monday, Oct. 20 in Wallace.  Their first opponent was the Tigers of Maywood. The Lady Cats started the match on fire but the Tigers rallied late in the t...
  • Students named to PCHS honor roll

      First quarter all A honor roll students include (Front row, l-r): Charles Johnson, Ashley Briggs, Kadie Hanson, Samantha Snogren, Mariah Curtis, Stephanie Schrotberger. Back row: Kaitlyn Gamble, James McArtor, Michael Beck, Kendra Hoffert, Hannah Be...
  • STUCO to host fifth annual coat drive

    The Perkins County Junior High Student Council (STUCO) will be presenting their fifth annual coat drive.People are asked to bring coats, hats, snow pants, scarves, gloves and snow boots to any Perkins County School in Grant or Madrid from Oct. 27 through ...
  • PCS fifth graders win food pantry challenge

      The Perkins County fifth graders recently won a food pantry challenge sponsored by Pinnacle Bank. Out of a total of 850 items collected by students in grades K-5, fifth graders collected 219 of the items and will be rewarded with a Halloween pizza p...
  • Superhero for health

      Libby Cole, a second grader at Perkins County Elementary, receives a super hero cape from Michelle Carlson, of the American Heart Association during the kick-off of the Jump Rope for Heart drive at the school. Cole was one of the top 200 fund-raiser...