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  • GPC offers grants and scholarships to state’s schools and students

    Continuing its efforts to promote education in the communities it serves, Great Plains Communications is offering up to $50,000 in grants and scholarships. The company will award $21,500 dollars in college scholarships for a wide range of interests and le...
  • Changes to pooling, transfer rules proposed by Upper Republican NRD

    Board to discuss proposal today.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators wanting to put  irrigated tracts into a pool or transfer water from one tract of irrigated ground to another will want to take notice of rule changes now under considerati...
  • FSA Scoop

    Reminders of responsibilities By Rita WallinGrant FSA Office Reminder to  Participants Producers are required to file FSA-578’s (Report of Acreage/Commodities), FSA-658’s (Record of Production and Yield). Participants enrolling under an ACRE Progr...
  • CSP sign-up date extended

    The application cutoff for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended two weeks to Jan.27 from the former deadline of Jan. 13. Informational meetings will be held at the NRCS building on Thursday, Jan. 19,  at 9 a.m. and again on Tuesd...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Is Jesus worth it? By Pastor Russ GaarEvangelical Free Church, Grant As we enter 2012, I have been struck by the radical call of God on the lives of those who have embraced Jesus as Lord of all and as the One and only Savior. Even the term “Christian...
  • Early a.m. runners/walkers: exercise caution

    Dear Editor: First, I would like to clarify that I have great respect and admiration for those who are ambitious enough to get up each morning  and walk or run to keep in shape or get back into shape. I, myself, find it hard to get up and get myself off ...
  • “Spring storm” ushers in new year

    It’s a long time until spring, but you wouldn’t have thought so last week when a thunderstorm rolled through delivering wind, rain and even a little hail. With temperatures in the mid-50s on Dec. 29—two days before the New Year was scheduled to ...
  • Public input sought on discussion of Grant’s city sales tax proposal

    Public hearing to take place during Grant City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council is seeking ideas, thoughts and concerns from the public at an open hearing scheduled during their next regular meeting ...
  • State senators return to Lincoln for 60-day session

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska’s state senators  return to Lincoln this week to begin the 60-day short session of the 102nd Legislature. Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial, who represents the 44th District in southwest Nebraska, jo...
  • Nebraska has grown slightly since 2010 says census data

    LINCOLN (AP) ­— Iowa and Nebraska’s populations grew at a rate slower than the whole nation between July 2010 and 2011, according to U.S. Census estimates released Wednesday. Both states posted gains below 1 percent. Nebraska’s population grew by 1...
  • Judge Piccolo is new presiding judge for 11th District

    At the start of the year, North Platte judge Michael Piccolo became the presiding judge for the 11th Judicial District county court system. The new title means Piccolo will serve as the liaison to the Nebraska State Bar Association, the chief justice’s ...
  • Postal service delays closures until May

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Good news for postal customers in this region is that closure or consolidation of post offices and mail processing centers is on hold until May. There are 3,700 post offices—Venango being one—and 252 mail processing centers...
  • Visiting cardiologist to care for hearts at PCHS specialty clinic

    Beginning Jan. 13, North Platte cardiologist Dr. Roque Arteaga begins monthly practice at Perkins County Health Services. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Heart patients in the area  will soon have an opportunity to be treated by Dr. Roque Arteaga who specia...
  • PCHSF administrator retires

    Family, friends and staff from Perkins County Health Services gathered last Thursday to celebrate with Ron Patrick, who retired as administrator of the foundation after 23 years. Patrick served as the first and only administrator of the Perkins County H...
  • Births published in 2011

    Anderson, Ava Lynn–April 12Baerg, Isabella Kate–July 18Baumgartner, Grayson –Reed–Jan. 11Bazan, Owen Richard–Jan. 22Beck, Adrik William–Oct. 5Bohl, Olivia Kay–March 31Borowski, Liam Joshua–Aug. 15Briggs, Noah Benton–May 9Case, Benjamin H...
  • Deaths recorded in 2011

    Babbitt, Alice, Dec. 18Barnes, Thelma, June 28Batty, Joyce, June 5Brown, Earl, Nov. 13Cockerill, Estaline W., June 12Cohen, Gerald Morris, Feb. 17Coleman, Glen, June 26Cook, Louvella, Jan. 17Cooper, Charlie, March 22Curtis, Vera, Aug. 14Davis, Ralph Lloyd...
  • Our Community's History

    Early morning robber got away By M. Lee Tribune Staff One Year AgoDecember 30, 2010 Watch out for liabilities when a hosting holiday bash. Ringing in the New Year with friends and family can be fun, but holiday bashes also open up homeowners to persona...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    It pays to share By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist A while back I took part in a recipe exchange via email. I am not usually one to partake in chain letters and things like that but for some reason this one struck my fancy. I am not kidding when I tell...
  • What's Up

    New year–same sky By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer There is always something about a new year. Almost like we have been given a clean sheet of paper so we can begin writing anew the things and events of our lives. One thing we can say for the sky...
  • Quitting smoking is a good New Year’s resolution

    People with mental illnesses smoke at double the rate. At the top of the list for New Year’s resolutions, many smokers make quitting their goal for the year. In Nebraska, 18.4 percent of adults are smokers. But state statistics show that people with me...