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  • Pinnacle Bank named National Lender of the Year

    Pinnacle Bank has been named the 2010 National Lender of the Year by Franklin American Mortgage Company, (FAMC). Pinnacle Bank’s combined locations funded $139 million with FAMC in 2010 and ranked in the top 10 nationally. The decision to select Pinnacl...
  • WVFD holds rope rescue training

    Wallace Fire and Rescue department recently hosted Advance Rope Rescue Training through the Nebraska State Fire Marshal Training program. Instructors for the Friday evening, all-day Saturday- Sunday training were Ralph Moul of Keystone, Mike Bell  of O...
  • General Store now open in Madrid

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor As if reverting back to the good old days, there’s now a General Store in Madrid—it’s full of items that make a person want to stay and browse a while. The General Store at Perkins and Lowell Streets was opened the firs...
  • Fine arts festival promises hilarity

    The Perkins County drama and art departments will present their annual fine arts festival on Sunday and Monday, April 17-18. Sunday’s show will begin at 4 p.m. and Monday’s at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Perkins County High School. Two pla...
  • New lease, new cook give Village Cafe fresh look

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Homemade bread and pies,fresh salads, a new cook and expanded hours  are some of the things taking place at Village Cafe South under new leasee Michael Decker. “I’m just going to add a little flavor to it,” said...
  • Water funding bill clears hurdle in Legislature

    Telephone conference report to Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, April 5. By Jan RahnManaging Editor In its 57th day of the 90-day session, the Nebraska Legislature was facing a busy day Tuesday, as outlined by Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial during his ...
  • Clarification

    In last week’s issue, there were photos and information about the three gas stations in Grant. The price listed for Frenchman Valley Coop was misleading. The Tribune reported that gas at the Frenchman was $3.73, while prices at the other two stations w...
  • Charges dismissed against wife of former Keith County attorney

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Charges were dismissed against Shirley Edwards by Keith County Judge James Worden during a preliminary hearing March 28. Edwards, the wife of former Keith County Attorney Blake Edwards, faced two felony counts of theft by unla...
  • You are not above the law

    Dear Editor and Perkins County Residents: I have worked for county government in the state of Nebraska since 1991, a career spanning 20 years in corrections, law enforcement, communications, and emergency management, with 15 of those years having been spe...
  • Another Perspective...Play time fun turns into chores, responsibilities

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   Isn’t the concept of toys created for children’s play time interesting? Look at the kitchen set, the ironing board with iron, the washer and dryer for instance. Obviously “play” time is intended for fun. As an a...
  • Average water levels in URNRD irrigation wells up slightly

    Positive gains shown in the last two years.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Thanks to above average rainfall, resulting in less irrigation pumping, the average water level of irrigation wells in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URN...
  • Nebraska’s southwest playa wetlands include Perkins and Chase counties

    By Ted LaGrangeNebraskaland Magazine The car rolled to a stop on  a Deull County gravel road next to what only a few weeks earlier had been a dry low spot in a farmer’s wheat field. The “low spot” was now full of water from a recent thunderstorm ...
  • FFA gathering to bring 3,300 students to Lincoln

    More than 3,300 FFA members will descend on Lincoln in April for their annual convention, at a time when “agriculture is cool again,” as one agricultural educator put it. The 83rd annual Nebraska FFA Convention will take place April 6-8, largely on th...
  • USDA expands access to fresh fruits and vegetables for schools

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that, as authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill), USDA will expand assistance to state agencies for schools operating USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFV...
  • Three steps to improving pastures with legumes

    By Bruce AndersonExtension Forage Specialist Adding clovers, alfalfa, or  other legumes to grasslands can boost profits by providing a nutritional boost to your soils. Legumes like red clover and alfalfa reduce nitrogen costs on pastures and make the pa...
  • Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elects new officers

    The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elected new officers and board members during its annual meeting. New officers include chair of the board, Tim Graff of Beatrice; vice chair, Jon Holzfaster of Paxton; secretary, Burdette Piening of Lincoln; an...
  • EPA regulatory overreach threatens producers

    By Chuck Folken, PresidentNebraska Cattlemen, Inc., Not long after taking office, President Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch an aggressive regulatory agenda in 2011, including the imposition of economy-wide policing of g...
  • Early tree and lawn care timing is important

    By David LottUNL Extension Educator Warmer weather and the urge to be outside is prompting many people to want to garden and work in their landscapes. Various plant materials, garden and landscape materials are also arriving in garden centers, hardware s...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Skillet breakfast

    When I started dating my husband and meeting his family, I was introduced to highly seasoned country potatoes! It wasn’t until Dick Noyes realized that onions and peppers are on my “I think I’ll pass” list that these potatoes actually became somet...
  • Artbeat...Carvers, graphite artist to show in April

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC Member Special guest artists at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant during the month of April are  wood carvers, including local artists Archie Silvrants and John Potts, and graphite artist Tina Simeon. Come and see what can be done with a...