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  • FSA Scoop...Weeds need controlling

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE For all of you who read this column, thank you—this is about the only means we have to communicate the approaching deadlines, important sign-ups and general information about the pro...
  • Sorghum board seeks applicants for seat

    One directorship to the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board is open for appointment by Governor Dave Heineman. The appointment will fill a vacancy to represent District 4. The filing deadline is no later than 5 p.m., Friday, June 24. District 4 includes the cou...
  • Grosch Irrigation has new employee

    Nate Vitosh of Imperial is the new sales representative for Grosch Irrigation Co., Inc., and will be working out of its Imperial office. He began his new position June 16. In the position, Vitosh will be involved with sales of wells, pumps and pump replac...
  • Nearly 1,100 acres enrolled in URNRD retirement program

    NRD board hears report on water balance.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican About 1,100 acres in areas  of high stream flow depletion will be permanently retired in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). The URNRD joined forces wit...
  • EPA objects to Canadian pipeline

    The Environmental Protection Agency is raising new objections to a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. In a letter to the State Department, the EPA said it remains concerned about the risk of oil spills that...
  • Congressman Smith to host trade event June 29

    Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), who serves on the Committee on Ways and Means and its Subcommittee on Trade, announced he will host Export 2011 on Wednesday, June 29 in Grand Island.   Export 2011 is a free event to share information about the benefits ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Do the ‘fry twist’

    I know that throughout the summer season, I get so tired of the kids asking for french fries all the time with their supper. Hot dogs and french fries, sliders and french fries, spaghetti and french fries–everything, I swear! Now I have another option t...
  • What's Up...Eclipse visible on other side of world

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer If we lived in Australia or New Zealand we would be able to enjoy a total lunar eclipse this evening, but since we don’t we will just have to hope for clear skies for them. We won’t be able to see the Dec. 10 tot...
  • Deger brings creativity to new position

    By Robert PoreGrand Island Independent Everett Deger helps to keep Grand Island’s long tradition of ammunition and sport shooting. Earlier this year, Hornady Manufacturing promoted Deger to the position of marketing communications manager. “He’s uni...
  • Operation Lifesaver unveils Rail Safety Challenge on International Level Crossing Awareness Day

    Safety nonprofit joins with Nebraska Operation Lifesaver to reduce truck-train crossing collisions. Statistics show that approximately one out of four railroad crossing crashes involve vehicles that require a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to operate. T...
  • ‘Money Follows the Person’ project gives people choices

    Nebraska’s “Money Follows the Person” demonstration project has been extended through March 31, 2016 by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “We know people who need long-term care prefer to live in their own homes and communit...
  • Email scam affects residents across Nebraska

    Customers of Great Plains Communications may have been exposed to an email scam aimed at stealing sensitive information. The email appears to come from Great Plains Communications and informs users that their account is about to expire and that they must ...
  • 19th Ash Hollow Historical Pageant is June 17

    The American Dream has always been in part “get rich quick.” When gold was discovered in California and reports of gold lying around on the ground in unlimited amounts made it to the east, a great “madness of greed” ensued and thousands rushed wes...
  • Hints for Health...When anxiety becomes a problem

    By Shaun MeyerDirector-Hi Line Home Health Anxiety is defined by Webster as “a painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated ill b: fearful concern or interest; an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and...
  • June is home ownership month

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently kicked off National Homeownership Month and highlighted the important role housing plays in creating jobs, maintaining viable rural communities and contributing to the economy. Since the start of the current fisc...
  • Krajewski drives stock car for PCYDC

      Carter Krajewski participated in the Wild West All American Soap Box Derby race in Ogallala Saturday, June 4, driving a car sponsored by the Perkins County Youth Development Club. It is the second in a series of races held in Ogallala from May-Septe...
  • Family to bike for hunger relief

    Elisa Carlson (left), her mother Alyson and grandfather will participate in NUMB ride (Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger) along with approximately 200 other bikers to raise money and awareness for world hunger. The 270 mile ride will begin ...
  • Reader touched by display

    Dear Editor: Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha were the promoters of the WWII flights for veterans to Washington D.C., that brought most wonderful dreams come true for each veteran. Some people never stop doing wonderful, thoughtful deeds for people. Evon...
  • Family educators span years

    Dear Editor: I wanted to express my thanks for your re-print of the article about Marilyn and me. We feel very fortunate to have spent a lifetime working with young people. Our story is not that unique–your own Perkins County High has had its share of l...
  • Another Perspective.... Cleaning chores worth the effort

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher We returned to the cabin after allowing the suggested time for the bug bomb effects to air out. Oh the joys you find after something’s been closed up for the winter. While Russ went through the checklist of getting the wa...