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  • Acreage retirement program now open

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Farmers and landowners inthe Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will have to act quickly if they want to participate in a program that provides substantial payments for permanently retiring irrigat...
  • Conservation Corner

    Wetlands going to waste can be restored By Janet LaglerNatural Resources Conservation Service Let NRCS show you how you may receive monetary value for your unproductive wetland and associated acres. Long regarded as wasteland, wetlands are now recognize...
  • FSA Scoop

    Signups, changes and eligibility requirements given Direct and Counter Cyclical Program (DCP) Sign Up for 2012 Direct and Counter Cyclical Program  began Jan. 23, and ends June 1. Our office has scheduled appointments through Feb. 16 and we have sent po...
  • Nebraska’s corn crop second largest on record

    LINCOLN (AP)–The 2011 corn crop was Nebraska’s second-biggest on record and its soybean crop was the state’s third-largest ever, according to U.S. Agriculture Department figures. The USDA also reported this month that sorghum harvested for grain pro...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    God wants to hear from us By Pastor Russ GaarEvangelical Free Church, Grant As we enter 2012, I am determined to spend more time talking with God than talking about Him. For some reason, it seems easier for me to talk about God than to talk to Him. This...
  • First Baby of 2012 in Perkins County life-flighted to Denver

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Dave and Val Jantzen family excitedly greeted their infant as the 2012 New Year Baby, but soon became greatly concerned when it was necessary that he be life-flighted to Denver. Jacob Bruce Jantzen was born by routine C-se...
  • Hearing on proposed city sales tax has favorable outcome

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following an hour of favorable input from the public, Grant City Council stopped just shy of proposing a resolution on a new city sales tax. Council tabled the matter and it will be placed on a future agenda. In the mean time, a...
  • Fire destroys CRP on west edge of Venango

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A fire on the west edge of Venango last Thursday morning is still under investigation, said Venango Fire Chief Steve Tucker. Tucker said the cause was undetermined as of Monday. The fire had been burning in a pit about 100 y...
  • 10th day of Nebraska Legislative session marks deadline for bill introduction

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, Jan. 17. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With the 60-day session of the 102nd Legislature now underway, any new bills that senators want to introduce must be done by today (Thursday), the 10th day of th...
  • Wide range of bills introduced in Legislature

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service State senators have introduced about 300 new bills since returning for the second session of the Legislature. Beginning on Jan. 4, 2012, legislators have introduced bills that deal with everything from health insu...
  • Slate of nominees selected for three Midwest directorships

    Directors for three district seats will be elected during the 65th annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation on Thursday, March 15 at Perkins County High School. By Jan RahnManaging Editor On Jan. 10, nine members from the nominating com...
  • Perkins County officials graduate from the NACO Institute of Excellence

    Perkins County Clerk Rita Long and Perkins County Treasurer Patsy Kroeker were among 43 county officials from 30 counties who graduated from the NACO Institute of Excellence in December. The officials were honored during a presentation at the Nebraska Ass...
  • Lion’s Club presented program on status of life at Westview

    Ronda Hutt, director of the Westview Retirement Community along with resident Gladys Tharp gave an update status to the Grant Lions Club on Jan. 11. Ronda said that they had 26 units out of 29 that were filled with occupants and the center was doing well....
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Weekend weeds out teams By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director Tebow time for this season has ended.  I thought last week my comments were just  a reference or two to what I thought Tebow’s quarterbacking skills were in relationship to bein...
  • Six PC wrestlers medal at Chase Co.

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Six Plainsmen wrestlers returned with medals awarded at the Chase County Invite on Saturday, Jan. 14 in Imperial. Medaling for Perkins County were Garrett Toner, who took second in the 120 lb. division; Vinny Ross, second at ...
  • Plainsmen lose heartbreaker to Chase County

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Adam Dickey powered to the  basket and swished a floater from inches away in the final minute to muscle his Chase County Longhorns past the Plainsmen, 42-40 Thursday. Elliot Carlson gave Perkins County–who wore not...
  • Broncos trample Plainsmen in Friday’s game

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Big man Logan Bischoff  hung in mid-air for contact, then contorted to knock shots down and guard Jacob Maris spun up some “threes” for a 19-3 run that turned a neck-and-neck, 38-38 chess match into a 67-48 Broncos...
  • Lady Plainsmen take early lead, defeat Lady Longhorns

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Michi Prante broke loose  for eight third quarter points to fuel a 23-6 Lady Plainsmen run that gave Perkins County a 53-28 win over Chase County in the second-annual “Pink Out” in Grant Thursday night.      ...
  • Seven-game winning streak continues with Lady Plainsmen rout over Wauneta-Palisade

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Tanya Metcalf slipped two  short jumpers through triple-team defenses and scored eight Lady Plainsmen points in a row to jockey Perkins County out of a 20-16 game onto a 49-27 rout over the Lady Broncos in Wauneta Fr...
  • Busy weekend for Wildcats

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats had another week of back-to-back games as they hosted the South Platte Knights on Thursday and then traveled to Paxton for a Friday night game. The Cats faced two very different teams in the double he...