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  • North end of Kingsley Dam to be temporarily closed to fishing

    A portion of the face of Kingsley Dam at Lake McConaughy will be closed temporarily to fishing from sunset to sunrise while the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission collects walleye eggs. The north one-third of the dam, approximately one-half mile, will be ...
  • Mr. Basketball Slamfest registration begins

    Registrations are now being accepted for the 18th Annual Mr. Basketball Slamfest tournament/team camp in Kearney. The Slamfest offers two sessions, June 1-2 and June 4-5 with separate divisions for big and small schools entering grades 9-12. Registration ...
  • Poster campaign authorized

    Chip Kay, athletic director at Perkins County High School, has authorized All-American Sports Posters to produce PCHS’s athletic posters to provide much-needed funding for athletic departments. All-American Sports Posters is registered with the Idaho At...
  • Bowling

    Week of March 31 High Game: Karla Eddie, 194; Sue Baker, 190; Bernie DeForest, 185. High Series: Karla Eddie, 536; Bernie DeForest, 510; Sue Baker, 508. Notable scores: Winnie Holtzman, 39 pins over average game and 86 pins over average series....
  • PCHS students awarded at art show

    Eleven student from Perkins County High School received recognition for various art works entered into this year’s Phillips County Student Art Show that was held in Holyoke, Colo. on March 24-27. Naomi Schmitt received Best of Student, acrylic; Chase ...
  • Middle schoolers participate in science fair

    Zak Kurkowski from Perkins County Middle School explains his Diesel vs. Biodiesel science project to judges Bonnie Kruse and Tiffany Hoagland at Thursday’s Regional Eighth grade Health/Science Meet.  There were 98 students from service area schools w...
  • Wallace band students attend music clinic

    The RPAC band clinic was held Tuesday, March 22. Involved in the clinic were music students from Wallace, Hayes Center, Maywood, Medicine Valley and Paxton. Directing the mass band was Stan Johnson, who has retired after teaching music in the public sch...
  • Area students compete at NPCC

    North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition and TECH-Knowledge and Skills Discovery Day recently at the North and South Campuses of the college. Students from 30 area schools took more than 800 tests during the Inter...
  • PCS activity schedule

    April 7 - 15All Times are Mountain Thursday, April 78 a.m.    FFA at state (Lincoln)9 a.m.        Jr. High Track at Dundy County (Benkelman) Friday, April 88 a.m.    FFA at state (Lincoln) Saturday, April 99 a.m.    E. Lee Todd track inv...
  • ‘Jumpstart Your College Career’ seminars offered in April

    High school students, parents and non-traditional students who are considering going to college have an opportunity to jumpstart their college careers by attending a two-evening seminar offered by Mid-Plains Community College and Wells Fargo Bank. Night o...
  • PSC students place at CSC Scholastics

    Students from the region were among the medalists at the 51st Scholastic Contest at Chadron State College on Friday, April 1. Each year, the Scholastic Contest attracts the region’s brightest high school students. This year’s contest had 1,457 entrie...
  • College Notes

    Concordia band to perform   Concordia University, Nebraska’s Symphonic Band, under the direction of Andrew Schultz, will perform its annual spring concert at Seward High School on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Sarah Schmitt of Grant is a member of the s...
  • Laws are made to be obeyed

    Dear Editor: This is in regard to the letter from Perkins County Sheriff Brueggeman. I, too, have been hearing about things coming out of the places mentioned (namely, the “shack”). Why some people think they are above the law, I have no idea. I thoug...
  • Government overreach stifling growth

    Dear Editor: Not long after taking office, President Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch an aggressive regulatory agenda, including the imposition of economy-wide policing of greenhouse gas emissions. American agriculture, i...
  • Talented people in our area

    Dear Editor: Last week I met a friend from Keystone and we ate at the senior center in Ogallala. The meal was tasty, but no more so than the meals at our Perkins County Centers. I was really lucky that day because unbeknownst to me ahead of time, the musi...
  • Help abolish violence against wildlife

    Dear Editor: A recent article that mentioned the start of turkey hunting season made a pretty alarming disclosure–not only does the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission allow children under 12 years old to hunt without completing a hunter education traini...
  • New water master appointed in Nebraska/Kansas water dispute

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a special water master to address ongoing differences between Nebraska and Kansas on Republican River Basin water use. The two states entered into non-binding arbitration...
  • Natural Resources District receives $4.48 million in funding to assist with retirement program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The acreage retirement  program being planned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) got a big boost this week. According to URNRD assistant manager Nate Jenkins, the district received approva...
  • NRD closes on land purchase

    NRD gets $5 million loan to pay balance of sale By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Four thousand acres in  southwest Dundy County now belongs to the Upper Republican Natural Resources District. The district closed on the $10 million sale Tuesday...
  • FSA Scoop...Contact FSA before breaking ground

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE   With current commodity prices, producers may try to utilize all available land to produce a crop. Please be reminded that you need to discuss the impact of breaking new ground ...