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  • Changes coming to open fields and waters program

    Even though the Conservation Reserve Program-Management Access Program (CRP-MAP) name is going away, the public access it provides to private hunting land is not, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. CRP-MAP is merging into the Open Field...
  • Public input sought on waterfowl hunting boundaries

    Waterfowl hunters are invited to give their input on possible boundary changes to duck zones and goose units, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Hunters have two options for giving input: attend one of several public meetings around the...
  • Middle School honor roll

    Perkins County Schools announces the names of students on the honor roll at Perkins County Middle School for second quarter and first semester: Second Quarter • All A’s – Hannah Beck, Kendra Hoffert, Zak Kurkowski, Shane Ourada, Samantha Snogren, ...
  • Alumni intervention

    By Whitney Smith Wallace High School   The Wallace High School students arrived back to school on Tuesday with a fresh outlook for the end of the year. When the students came back you could tell some were excited to see their friends that they hadn’...
  • College Notes

    MPCC announces honor rolls   Mid-Plains Community College has released the names of students named to the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 term. Area students named to the President’s list are Matthew Greenwood of Grant and...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation announces available scholarships

    The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is accepting applications for scholarships which are available to qualified youth in Nebraska who have an interest in the beef industry. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year and are pr...
  • Nebraska Mothers Association holds literature contest

    The Nebraska Mothers Association invites Nebraska mothers to enter the state division of the American Mothers, Inc.® 2011 Literature Contest. Entries may be either poems, short stories, essays or articles. Deadline for entry in the Nebraska contest is ...
  • NRD board continues discussion on irrigation retirement options

      By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Details on an irrigation retirement program proposed by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will continue to be worked on in the coming weeks. The program received considerable discu...
  • Illegal alien pleads not guilty to Wallace shooting

    A 28-year-old Mexican national, who lived in Wallace, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault after he allegedly shot another man over a boxing bet. Jose Florez-Sosa also pleaded not guilty to use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony in Lincoln Count...
  • Nebraska has high levels of radon in homes

    Radon maps available–January is National Radon Action Month   Testing in the state continues to indicate that Nebraska has a high prevalence of radon gas in homes. Of over 70,000 tests conducted since 1990, 57 percent have been above acceptable heal...
  • First edition of county journal reaches residents

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   The first edition of The Perkins County JOURNAL arrived in mail boxes throughout the county last month. The free publication is supported by advertisers in the area to remember the past, reflect the present and illuminat...
  • Child Find screenings offered to preschool children

    Local school districts, in cooperation with ESU 16, are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate to participate in Child Find screenings. This spring screening will be made available in each school district at the request...
  • Yippee—a snow day

      Temperatures that dipped well below freezing didn’t seem to halt frolic of students who were delighted to have a day off Monday following another winter storm that rolled through Saturday night and throughout the day Sunday. The snowstorm was th...
  • County officials take new oath

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Judge Edward D. Steenburg delivered the oath of office to newly elected and reelected Perkins County Officials during a swear-in ceremony last Thursday, Jan. 6, in the presence of colleagues, family members and friend...
  • New deputy joins ranks at PCSO

        By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Sheriff Jim Brueggeman has announced the addition of a new deputy who began law enforcement duties with the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 29, 2010. The new deputy, Jeffrey Scott Miller, will perfo...
  • Nebraska Legislature convenes with main focus on budget

    LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska state senators convened Wednesday, Jan. 5 at the state Capitol to begin a 90-day lawmaking session that’s under a cloud of economic uncertainty as lawmakers face a possible $1 billion-plus budget gap. Balancing the state’s t...
  • Few changes among Nebraska legislative committee heads

    LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska’s legislative committee heads will look much the same as last year. Lawmakers elected committee leaders Wednesday as one of the Legislature’s first orders of business for the new session. Changes included state Sen. Kathy C...
  • Jon Bruning takes next step in run for senate

    Files paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.   Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to become an official candidate for United States Senate. “The excitement and show o...
  • New postal service first-class stamps are ‘forever’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rummaging around for 1- and 2-cent postage stamps when postal rates go up is heading the way of the Pony Express. This January, all new stamps good for 1 ounce of first-class mail will be marked as “forever.’’ The move is desig...
  • Another Perspective...Helplessly locked in a little room

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   It was an eventful morning with the grandchildren. I had arrived the prior evening so that their parents could go to a holiday event. We pretended to go camping and finally crashed for the night in our basement campsite...