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  • Midwest Musings

    Happy New Year, good night By Tim Linscott Managing Editor New Year’s Eve changes through the years.As a young child it was awesome to be allowed to stay awake past midnight by my parents for the occasion. I rarely made it to midnight, however, and wo...
  • From the Pulpit

    A New Year’s resolution By Pastor Nora Mendyk Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? A 2014 survey conducted by Scranton University revealed the Top 10 New Year’s resolutions Americans committed to over the past 12 months: 1. Lose weight. 2. G...
  • Hints for Health

    Protect loved ones with flu shot Dr. Kristi Kohl The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recently sent out a health alert regarding the flu vaccines’ 52 percent antigenic drift.  “Antigenic drift” simply means that while 48 percent of the influenz...
  • Nebraska moves into top 10 of healthiest states

    Nebraska has moved into the top 10 among the healthiest states in the country.In a report issued by the United Health Foundation earlier this month, Nebraska moved up one notch after ranking No. 11 last year. The report, “America’s Health Rankings: A ...
  • Graduation rates increase in Nebraska

    Nebraska public schools graduated nearly 90 percent of their high school seniors in 2014, increasing the percentage of graduates to 89.7 percent, up from 88.5 percent in 2013. The public school graduation rate has steadily improved since 2011 when 86.1 pe...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    ‘In with the NU’ is new at the U By Larry Pritchett There was a sign at the Holiday Bowl that read “Out with the Bo and in with the NU.” Kind of a clever play on words but pretty prophetic also. The Holiday Bowl looked just like a lot of previou...
  • FSA Scoop

    ARC-PLC yield, base and program election The ARC-PLC program provides a ‘one-time” decision to UPDATE CC yields on the farm. Your option is to retain current CC yields or Update yields at 90 percent  of planted acreage-yield history.   Yield updat...
  • Ag Technology Fair approaching

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Plans and vendors are being finalized this week for the seventh annual Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Technology Fair Jan. 7. The fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Imperial Eagles Club at 601 E. 5th Stree...
  • Farm Bill computer training planned

    The Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center and Nebraska Extension are teaming up for a comprehensive Farm Bill Decision Aid computer workshop.  The hands-on training will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the new Nebraska Innovation Campus C...
  • Cattle on feed up five percent

    Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.55 million cattle on feed on December 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 5 percent from last year.Placements during November to...
  • Stumpf Wheat Center christened

    Preview held on Pearl Stump’s 100th birthday By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was a very special day for Marvin Stumpf of rural Grant. Stumpf was the guest of honor at the dedication of the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center, located ju...
  • Farm Bill meeting draws large crowd, explains specifics

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Area farmers packed the St. Patrick’s parish hall in Imperial Friday, Dec. 12 to learn more specifics about the 2014 Farm Bill passed this year. The meeting, which drew more than 130 people, was led by Linda Fe...
  • Krause ends career serving Grant

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor In a career that has spanned nearly 30 years and two continents, including 13 years in Grant, Zion Lutheran pastor Ron Krause will officially retire on Dec. 31. Krause and wife Sherry will be moving to Grand Island to...
  • Ready for 2015

      New Grant City Council members Darrell Pierce, left, and Andrea Brueggeman, center, along with re-elected Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt took their oath of office on Dec. 9 during the regular Grant City Council meeting. The new city council members, repla...
  • Burge family a big part of county for 75 years

      This is the third story featuring a pioneer family in perkins county as part of the hospital foundation campaign. By Jan Rahn Tribune StaffIt’s It's basketball season. Most likely some very fond memories from 1957 are surfacing for the Burge b...
  • Santa visits area children

    Elsie held their annual Christmas Open House on Monday, Dec. 8. The Elsie Fire Department served a free pancake feed to begin the evening’s events. Santa then made an appearance to talk to all the children about their Christmas wishes. Door prizes wer...
  • Grant citizens defy convention with Christmas decor

    Grant residents outdid themselves in 2014 with the unconventional to the downright creepy Christmas decor. Resuscitation dummies are decked out for the holidays at the fire hall in Grant....
  • Christmas memories shared

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor ‘Malibu Barbie’ a child’s dream come true Every little girl dreams of having a Barbie for Christmas.For Jody Snogren of Grant, that was no exception.“I played for hours and hours with my Barbies,” she said. “I...
  • Big winner announced

      The final Perkins County Chamber of Commerce holiday drawing for Chamber Bucks was held at Hatch’s Super Foods on Dec. 20. Winning $50 in chamber bucks were Barb McNerney, Deb Cornelius, Barb Maddoz and Virginia Coats. The big winner of $500 in Ch...
  • Midwest Musings

    Our sacrifices pale in comparison By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Imagine if you would this scenario: You are a young mother-to-be. You have been socially scrutinized and talked about, your life a scandal.You are pregnant, broke, far away from your fami...