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  • FSA Scoop...Aug. 1 is deadline for farm reconstitution

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE A farm generally consists of tracts under common ownership and is operated by one individual or entity. If the farm does not meet this definition, the farm will be reconstituted.   ...
  • Report on ‘water balance’ in Republican Basin to be made at NRD meeting June 7

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Findings of a wide-ranging report on the relationship between water availability and uses across the entire Republican River Basin will be presented during next week’s NRD meeting in Imperial Tuesday, June 7. The ...
  • FSA county committee nomination period starts June 15

    Perkins County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Mary Karash, announced that county committee election nominations begin June 15. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their ...
  • 4-H District Horse Shows start June 13

    Nebraska horse riders will compete June 13-16 and June 22 and 23 in University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H District Horse Shows. Competition categories include western pleasure ponies, junior and senior divisions of western pleasure horses, western ...
  • Entomology student research contributes to ag worldwide

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate student research is shedding light on management of two major crop pests –western bean cutworms and stink bugs. Silvana Paula-Moraes, a doctoral student from Brazil, is studying western bean cutworm and survival o...
  • Rain garden workshop reset for June 16 at UNL North Platte extension

    Have you ever wondered how to use the runoff water from the roof, sidewalk, or driveway in the home, business, or public landscape? Here is your chance to learn how! A rain garden workshop and training will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., CDT,  T...
  • Another Perspective...Las Vegas variety provides buzz

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher I don’t really consider myself a late nighter these days but was still going strong at 2 a.m. in Las Vegas. The Fremont Street Experience downtown finds you unaware of time. The outside walkway with a metal canopy overhead ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Pot Luck Special

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff As troop leaders of Brownie Troop 80, my good friend Lana and I ended our season at the pot luck awards banquet. We said goodbyes to the girls hoping that we will have a great new group to grow and learn with next year! Pot...
  • What's Up...A hint of what’s to come

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Lots to look at this week, let’s get to it. I think we can safely say that winter has past and spring is here. It is more than just a calendar date, it is an astronomical event also. Our old friend Orion, the king...
  • Funds granted to technology project for at-risk students

    Chadron State College has been selected to join a consortium of seven colleges that was awarded a $750,000 grant for its Kaleidoscope Project from the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) competition. The program is designed to serve at-risk student...
  • Poets sought for contest

    A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a contest sponsored by the Christian Poets Guild. The contest is free to enter and open to poets of any age. Fifty prizes totalling more than $5,000 will be awarded. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and i...
  • Peregrine falcon eggs hatch at the Capitol

    At least two of the three peregrine falcon eggs at Nebraska’s State Capitol hatched recently, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The female peregrine laid the eggs in mid-April and the pair had been incubating the clutch the past month...
  • Fixing our broken immigration system

    By Tom VilsackAgriculture Secretary Most Americans don’t recognize it, but farmers and the food they put on our tables play an important role in the high quality of life we enjoy. Because our food is very affordable compared to most other countries, Ame...
  • Pulpit Reflections...Bringing out the best in people

    By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church I am fortunate to have had some very good teachers in high school who possessed a gift to challenge students all the way into their soul. They actually brought out the best in people. ...
  • Memorial Day is nigh

    The tradition of selling poppies leading up to Memorial Day was carried out by American Legion Auxiliary with help from the Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scout troops last week. Helping gather contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veteran...
  • New business opportunity emerges from bulging child daycare facilities

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County residents feel very fortunate for many reasons—great people, great facilities and great opportunities—and now a new opportunity has arisen. A current challenge in the community has opened up the possibility f...
  • Pool opening delayed due to break

    Opening date is Monday, June 6. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It hasn’t felt much like swimming weather, but hopefully by the time the Grant City Pool opens things will change. Opening was set, then had to be delayed due to a break in one of the main cir...
  • Legislature to adjourn early

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, May 24. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The biggest news coming out  of the Legislature this week is their decision to adjourn three days early. Senators will use just 87 of the allotted 90 days to complet...
  • GVFD provides aid to Ogallala house fire

    By Mary PierceThe Keith County News Lightning was the apparentcause of a fire that completely destroyed a farm house southeast of Ogallala on Thursday. The home, located at 651 Road East A South, was owned by Don Thompson of Ogallala and was a rental. ...
  • FSA loses longtime employee to retirement

    Come to a reception in her honor on Tuesday, May 31, from 1-4 p.m. at the Grant service center, 927 Central Avenue. By Jan RahnManaging Editor For over 30 years Bonnie Taubenheim has been part of the work force at Farm Service Agency (FSA). That is abo...