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  • From the Pulpit

    Four names to remember Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church We tend to skip over them. Right at the beginning of the New Testament is a list of names. Matthew traces the family of Jesus from Abraham to King David, and then to King Jesus. It’...
  • What's Up?

    Look for the triangle By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer There is another shape in the winter sky that astronomers look for. Just as the summer has a triangle, so does winter.This triangle can be found low above the eastern horizon after 10 p.m., an...
  • Motorists encouraged – ‘Be here for the holidays’

    As we enter the holiday season, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is once again urging motorists to “Be Here for the Holidays,” a special initiative designed to encourage driver safety through voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.“There a...
  • Program keeps children’s holiday spirit alive

    The United States Postal Service can help prove there’s a Santa when he replies to a child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark!Here are the steps for a child to get a letter back from Santa:Have the child write a letter to Santa and seal ...
  • New Features for Nebraska 511 Website

    The Nebraska Department of Roads’ 511 Advanced Traveler Information System has been updated to provide a more current and enhanced product for the public with new features that will assist commuters, truckers, and travelers along Nebraska’s highway sy...
  • Nebraska will gain full credit for 2015 augmentation pumping

      By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican When Special Master William J. Kayatta issued his findings on water disputes between Kansas and Nebraska, he strongly suggested the states start working together to even out their differences. Those words ...
  • Farm bill meeting planned in Chase and Dundy counties

    The 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law on Feb. 7, 2014. The new farm legislation made changes to farm income support programs that farmers will want to learn about. 2014 Farm Bill educational meetings sponsored by UNL Extension and Farm Service Agency are...
  • Ag conference Dec. 6 in Ogallala

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is hosting a Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference on improving soil health through cover crops and crop diversity Dec. 6 in Ogallala.Cover crops and soil health, field peas, cropping practices’ effects o...
  • Several factors key for chamber open house success

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Warmer fall weather compared to 2013, a wide array of businesses providing outstanding sales and a strong sense of community brought people in from the entire region to the annual Perkins County Chamber of Commerce op...
  • County has opportunity to strike retail gold

    Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29 By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A hot topic in Nebraska and many rural areas are high taxes.     As politicians search for answers for tax relief, one solution can be done locally by every citizen of Perkins County...
  • Pumping credits for 2015 on agenda for compact meeting

    Nebraska will finish 2014 with positive compliance balance By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican How much credit Nebraska will receive for 2015 augmentation pumping could be decided when members of the Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) ...
  • Coming together for spirit of the holiday

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Coming together to share the spirit of the holiday and praise the name of God has long been in Dave Mendyk’s heart and mind. Mendyk, husband of Pastor Nora Mendyk of Grant United Methodist Church, has taken it upon hims...
  • Annual Thanksgiving meal cancelled

    The annual Thanksgiving meal in Grant will not be happening this year. Organizational help is needed before and after the event to make it proceed and unless that help is found, the event will not continue in subsequent years. A co-chairmanship has been ...
  • Chamber presents first dollars

    The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce presented first dollars to two new chamber members, Deaver Computer Service and Tiny Tots Daycare at the Nov. 20 monthly chamber meeting. Those on hand were (Front row, l-r): Tony Kempf of Deaver Computer Service...
  • Lawn and garden workshop held

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Area residents interested in improving their home landscapes congregated at Hastings Memorial Library Tuesday, Nov. 19 for a presentation by UNL extension educators David Lott and Strahinja Stepanovic, and Forester Rach...
  • Rotary donates to pantry

      Grant Rotary President Tim Colglazier, left, donates $500 to the Perkins County Weekend Food Program on behalf of the local Rotary club on Nov. 19. Accepting the check is Pastor Russ Gaar of the Perkins County Ministerial Association, who oversees t...
  • Elsie seniors hold luncheon

    The Elsie Seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday Nov. 18 at the Elsie Legion Hall. They had a catered meal consisting of hot turkey sandwiches, coleslaw and cake. Trish Stever and Trudy Hundhausen from the Perkins County Senior Center presented a pro...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Perkins County Senior Center, Grant      Nov. 20-26Thur: Sausage gravy over biscuit, California blend veggiesFri: (Anniversary) Sloppy Joe, French fries, broccoliMon: Tator tot casserole, peas, breadTues: (Madrid meal) Oven fried chicken, mashed potat...
  • Midwest Musings

    Get out there and shop By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It is the early morning hours of the a.m. and a husband and wife tandem get up to begin their day.The husband gets ready for work while the wife gets the children ready for school. Once the kids are...
  • From the Pulpit

    By Pastor Ronald Vote Joshua 24:15 NKJ “And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites,...