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  • Runaway hopper head-butts train nine miles down track

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A runaway rail car smashed head on into a parked train east of Wallace causing an undetermined amount of damage and shutting down the railway for nearly 72 hours. “Fortunately, no one was hurt,” said Mike Ogborn, spokesp...
  • Firefighters battle field/vehicle/house fires

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Area firemen were kept busy last week battling fires in Perkins County. House Fire The fire departments of Grant, Venango, Madrid and Ogallala were dispatched to a house fire at 542 Central in Grant on Sunday night aroun...
  • Increased valuation protests must be made by June 30

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the end of June quickly approaching, property owners have only a couple of weeks left before the deadline to file a protest concerning recent notices on the 2011 level of value. By June 30, valuation protests must be filed...
  • June 30 is deadline to file for homestead exemption

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The deadline for county residents to file for a Homestead Exemption is June 30. According to Perkins County Assessor Bonnie Appel, three groups of people are eligible for the Homestead Exemption. Eligible persons must fit into o...
  • Elsie and Madrid centers to close

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Due to the lack of a meal provider, senior centers in Madrid and Elsie will close when current contracts expire June 30, according to Perkins County Senior Center Director Tabby Cornelius. After exhausting all efforts in trying ...
  • Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years

    Pastor Darwin Wassman was recently recognized for his contributions over the years to the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church of Rural Ogallala, as well as Zion Lutheran Church in Grant. The recognition was made during the 125th anniversary celebration of ...
  • Westview hosts picnic

    Every year Westview invites the public, friends and family of their residents  to their Memorial Weekend Picnic.  Westview provides the main dish, table service and drinks, and guests are asked to bring a salad or dessert.   This year Dennis Hutt and K...
  • Schumacher attends P.E.O. convention

    Kandy Adams, Ogallala; Andy Meisner, Paxton and Lynn Schumacher, Grant were delegates to the 2011 P.E.O. state convention held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln June 3-5. Nebraska State President Jan Loftin, Chapter ES, Lincoln, presided over the 600-plu...
  • College Notes

    Burge named to Dean’s List at Crete Timothy Burge, a junior at Doane College in Crete, Neb., has been named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2011. He is the son of Rex and Anita Burge of Grant. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on...
  • Grant included in annual torch run route

    Several Perkins County runners helped carry the torch in its relay across the state preceding the Cornhusker State Games, one of the largest amateur sports festivals in the nation, planned for July 15-24. Thousands of Nebraskans will take part in more t...
  • Registrations being accepted for senior games

    The City of Kearney Park and Rec Department is currently accepting registrations for the Nebraska Senior Games.   The games, for people 50 and older, are scheduled for Aug. 11-14, in Kearney.   Events include:  bowling, 5k, 10k, 20k, and 40k cycling, g...
  • Three-man scramble brings in 36 teams for weekend of golf

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The 2nd annual Hatch’s Super Foods 3-Man Scramble held over the weekend drew 36 teams—half a dozen more than last year’s event. The tournament held at Pheasant Run Golf Course north of Grant paid out $10,800 in flight pr...
  • 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...