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  • Legislature one-third of the way through short session

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, Feb. 2 to Imperial, Grant, and Palisade. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By the end of this week, the Legislature will be done with one third of their short 60-day session. Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial to...
  • Republican River group won’t take position on LB 1057 water task force

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican With a pair of 3-3 votes, members of the Republican River Management Districts Association (RRMDA) opted not to take any position on LB 1057, which would create a task force to look at water issues in the Republ...
  • Extension sets outlook and management conferences across Nebraska

    A series of outlook and management conferences will be offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension across the state in February.  The first two conferences will be Feb. 15 in Norfolk during the day and in Lincoln in the evening. Other conferen...
  • 22nd Annual Governor’s Ag Conference is coming next month

    Gov. Dave Heineman recently previewed the schedule for the 2010 Governor’s Ag Conference, being held Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, located at 110 Second Ave.  The theme for the 22nd annual ...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau to Senators: Repeal the water checkoff

    Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen urged the legislature to repeal the water checkoff on corn and sorghum in testimony on Jan. 29 in support of LB 689.  Speaking to the Natural Resources Committee, Olsen said Farm Bureau has two primary concer...
  • New Tribes Mission Aviation’s new plane introduced in Grant

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The first Kodiak turbo-prop  plane to be owned by New Tribes Mission Aviation was displayed in Grant Jan. 9. The visit was a tribute to the fact that New Tribes had a pilot training facility in Grant, established...
  • New candidates enter races

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Three non-incumbents have filed as candidates in the upcoming 2010 General Election in November. The most recent non-incumbent filings include Matt Waitley for Perkins County Commissioner in District 2 and Jill Pelster who...
  • January pelting of pea-size proportion

    A strange weather phenomenon passed through the area last Friday night.   Hail that began during the middle of the evening covered the ground, accompanied by thunder and lightning that got the attention of local residents. The pea-sized hail melted by ...
  • Eagle Trading & Consulting commodity office opens along Highway 23 in Grant

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor To create ease for farmers, marketing consultant Mark Allen is opening a new office along East Highway 23 in Grant.  Eagle Trading & Consulting Corporation will assist farmers with risk management and commodity tradin...
  • Rotary clubs provide shelter for thousands following disaster in Haiti

    By Lori Pankonin The Imperial Republican Area Rotary Clubs have joined the effort to provide shelter and comfort in the Haiti crisis through the ShelterBox program. As of this week, 2000 boxes have landed in Haiti with more scheduled to arrive. Each ...
  • Christensen: two water bills threaten irrigation

    Senator urges irrigators to get proactive on bills   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Areas of the Upper Republican  Natural Resources District where groundwater declines have occurred would be in the cross hairs of a bill introduced last...
  • Innocence of youth gives

    Concentration camp stories and the whole World War II Holocaust concept are devastating and painfully heart wrenching, to say the least.  During the holidays, I enjoyed that age-old movie, “Sound of Music.” Brooke, our oldest daughter, had each an...
  • Early childhood conference to be held at Chadron State

    The 21st annual Excellence in Early Childhood Conference will be Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Chadron State College Student Center.   The theme for the conference is “United We Stand for Children… Doing What We Love.”  The one-day event this year...
  • UNMC partners with UNK to educate more rural physicians

    In a proactive move to try to meet the demand for family physicians in rural Nebraska, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Kearney have established the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP).  “With 32 pe...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Healthy alternatives for game day

    As January comes to a close let’s not let our New Year’s resolutions dwindle.  I don’t know many people who can realistically say they did not resolve to live a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. So how do we meet that challenge. There are alw...
  • Scholarships available—urge kids to apply

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff This particular time of year is extremely busy for most students attending Perkins County High School. While seniors are more concerned with basketball, wrestling, speech and other activities there is one issue of major ...
  • Wallace High School chooses VOD winners

    The Voice of Democracy Contest that is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars involves writing and recording an essay on a given theme.  This year’s theme was “Does America Still Have Heroes?”  The English teacher from Wallace High School...
  • Classmates show the spirit of giving

    Wallace kindergarteners Ainsley Strawder, daughter of Cody and Heather Strawder of Wallace, and Denay Pelster, daughter of Matt and Kassie Pelster of Elsie, celebrated their sixth birthdays together in December.  They had a party with their friends,...
  • NWS team at North Platte receives forecast award

    NORTH PLATTE (AP) — The North Platte office of the National Weather Service has been honored for its forecasts and warnings about a blizzard last April in western Nebraska. John Stoppkotte, meteorologist and the office’s operations officer, told KN...
  • North Platte VA Clinic welcomes new physician

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System outpatient clinic in North Platte welcomes Dr. Gary Vandewege as its new physician. Dr. Vandewege replaces Dr. Susan Schuckert, who is leaving the VA health care system to star...