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  • Program gives children a “head start” in education

    Perkins County Head Start is now taking applications for the 2012-2013 year. The home-based model is parent focused and works with the adults in each household to work with their child as the child’s first and primary teacher. Head Start, a program of C...
  • NRD hearing on pooling, transfer rule changes Monday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Patrons in the Upper Republican Natural Resources (URNRD) will get to offer their input on several proposed rules changes during a public hearing next Monday, Feb. 13, at the district’s headquarters in Imperial, b...
  • Spring crop has arrived

    Two gilts owned by Seth, Tanner and Danielle Burge gave birth Feb. 1. One had a litter of 15, the other had a litter of 12. The little ones will become 4-H pigs that will be shown at the Perkins County fair in July.  The Burges have four other sows tha...
  • FSA Scoop

    USDA announces CRP general sign-up Landowners and producers will have four-week window beginning in March to enroll. Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS) Michael Scuse announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agr...
  • Attention 4-H’ers: Scholarship applications are due March 2

    Applications for 4-H scholarships will be accepted through March 2. General eligibility for applicants includes: • Must be a current high school senior, graduating spring of the current year, and attending college in the fall of the current year (unless...
  • First Olsen ag award goes to UNL student

    Bryce Vaughn of Alliance is the first recipient of the new Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship Award at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Vaughn is a junior at UNL studying agricultural economics and public policy. The Olsen Internship Award ...
  • Pheasants Forever receives grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust

    Pheasants Forever announced that it received word that the Perkins County Pheasants Forever chapter will receive a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to purchase a No-till grass drill for habitat projects in Perkins County. The chapter will recei...
  • Investments to create jobs in 10 states

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that loans and grants will be provided to applicants in 10 states to support businesses, improve the quality of medical care, and create or save hundreds of jobs. Funding is provided through USDA’s Rural ...
  • Ak-Sar-Ben accepting nominations for Nebraska Pioneer Awards

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers announced recently that nominations for the 58th annual Nebraska Pioneer Farm Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Farm Bureau are now being accepted. The program honors farm...
  • Land will bring top dollar says national company

    The U.S. farmland market continues to be hot, with values reaching a two-year high, according to Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading agricultural services company. Availability of quality land is tight, bringing fast sales and top dollar for ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Real love By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant In John 13:34 the Bible records Jesus saying, “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” During the Second World War, Solomon Rosenberg, his wife and two sons were arrested. Th...
  • Get it straight from the officials

    Perkins County High School senior Tori Osler has a difficult time towing the line while wearing goggles simulating being impaired. Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman administered the test during County Government Day held Monday, Jan. 23. Several g...
  • New church in Wallace headed by Hamlet pastor

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff With the goal of proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Savior of all men, and preaching the gospel with great compassion, gentleness and respect, the newly formed Wallace Community Church gathered as a congregation for the first ...
  • Sens. Christensen, Carlson trying to create water resources cash fund

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, Jan. 31.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senators Mark Christensen of Imperial and Tom Carlson of Holdrege have joined forces again that will create a water resources cash fund. The pair, along with Se...
  • Influenza case confirmed in southwest Nebraska

    The first laboratory confirmed case of influenza in southwest Nebraska has been reported to Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD). Influenza is highly contagious and is caused by the influenza virus. The virus is spread from person to pers...
  • State senators address robocalls, taxes

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service LINCOLN—This week, state senators debated bills that address robocalls, sexually transmitted diseases and alcohol compliance checks. In public hearings, they heard testimony about taxes and foster care reform. ...
  • USDA Rural Development offers grants that promote business in rural areas

    USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program. RBEG’s are available to public bodies, non-profit entities and Indian Tribes who desire to finance and facilitate the development of small and emergin...
  • Bill would provide aid to struggling schools

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service One state lawmaker wants to give schools that don’t make the grade help through an intervention team, after a thorough statewide assessment is conducted to hold schools accountable.    Omaha Sen. Brenda Counc...
  • City selects new quadrant for nuisance abatement

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The first new business item on the agenda at last week’s regular city council meeting was a presentation by the city’s nuisance abatement officer, Karl Elmshaeuser of West Central Nebraska Development District. Following Elm...
  • Members appointed to serve on Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor One new member has been appointed, a current member reappointed, and a member-at-large selected to serve the Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board. Shawn Stutzman of Venango will serve  District III as the new member....