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  • Wallace students attend NEMSA Conference

    About 330 individuals attended the 26th Annual Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA) Winter Conference on Emergency Care Jan. 15-16 in Kearney. The event was sponsored by NEMSA, Central Community College and the Nebraska Health and Human...
  • Street plan and park maintenance among council items last week

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In the absence of Mayor Mike Wyatt, the Grant City Council moved on the One & Six Year Street Plan, made a board appointment, and acted on a mowing contract bid, among other action items at their regular meeting Tuesday, Ja...
  • Perkins County and Wallace less nervous than most schools over state aid cuts

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Schools across the state are sweating out the Legislature’s decision and crunching numbers for the coming budget year, fearful of what a cut in state school aid will do to their districts    . The state aid situation is c...
  • Cook off kicks off new year at PCHS

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Nothing can boost the spirits like a steaming hot bowl of soup—unless it’s unless it’s a bowl of hot, thick, tasty chili. The morale committee at Perkins County Health Services accomplished that boost last week when ...
  • New family practice physician joins Ogallala Medical Group, Ogallala Community Hospital

    Ogallala Community Hospital and Ogallala Medical Group welcomes new physician Gabriel Godina, MD. Dr. Godina is a family practice physician with special interests in obstetrics, diabetes and is fluent in Spanish. He is board certified with the American B...
  • Interest is high in Christensen’s LB 516

    With governing board approval, proposal would allow school staff to carry gunsBy Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial has been interviewed by Fox News, a radio station in San Diego and even a Toronto, Canada, newspap...
  • Bitter cold drops in

    Minus 13 on Tuesday morning was just the beginning of what was to come according to the National Weather Service who predicted much colder temperatures with wind chill dipping to the 40-below mark Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Frost Sunday was fo...
  • Grant’s Economic Development Program is alive and well

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor When citizens voted in favor of the City of Grant’s Economic Development Program on July 30, 2002, it seemed like the 10-year plan went far into the future—well, that 10-year wrap-up of the initial program is right around t...
  • Franchise coming soon

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the sign in place and interior work underway this week, the new SUBWAY® cafe in downtown Grant is inching closer to opening its doors. According to owner Michael Jonasen on Monday, equipment should be arriving this week...
  • URNRD board expected to approve purchase of 24 irrigated quarters for own augmentation project

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When discussion about their own possible augmentation project came up at last month’s meeting of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District, the board quickly retreated to executive session for negotiations ...
  • Charges filed against former Keith County attorney and wife

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following a three-month investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol, former Keith County Attorney Blake Edwards and his wife, Shirley, were arrested for alleged embezzlement of nearly $18,000 from the Keith County Diversion Prog...
  • Sen. Christensen supports pipeline

    Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant and Palisade on Tuesday, Feb. 1.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor Senator Mark Christensen was not among 21 state lawmakers who signed a letter that was sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ...
  • Are we Christians crazy?

    By Pastor Russ Gaar Evangelical Free Church, Grant   I continue to be amazed at how crazy Christianity looks to so many people. I was reminded this past month of how foolish it sounds to many people when someone clearly articulates the Christian faith...
  • Finger pointing doesn’t solve water issues

    By Russ PankoninCo-publisher Recently, a farmer friend ofmine unassumingly engaged in a conversation about the water issues facing the Republican River. What he didn’t realize was that he was talking to a board member from the Lower Republican Natural ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Grandma’s famous bars

    When it comes to snacks, we all have our favorites. We also always have those good ol’ standbys that we turn to time and time again. I have several favorites at my Grandma’s house, but they usually are meals, aside from her angel food cake. Yum! My l...
  • What's Up...It’s hard to ignore Orion

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   I don’t necessarily want to keep talking about Orion, but it is kind of like the elephant in the living room, it is awful hard to ignore. These winter evenings Orion is located due south at about 9 p.m. MST. ...
  • Emergency medical services workshops set in communities

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Medical Services Program offers ongoing training workshops across the state for emergency medical technicians and first responders.  The workshop schedule for February is listed below.   ...
  • Indoor plants help poor air quality

    Winter is the worst time of year for indoor air pollution problems since most homes don’t get fresh air and people spend more time inside. The Environmental Protection Agency recently noted that, “in the last several years, a growing body of scientif...
  • Hughes elected to USW board

    Dan Hughes, of the rural Grant/Venango area, was elected secretary-treasurer of U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) board of directors Jan. 19. The Board also elected Randy Suess, Colfax, Wash., as chairman and Darrell Davis, Ipswich, S.D,. as vice chairman. ...
  • FSA Scoop...Sorghum checkoff dates, payment guidelines announced

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE The Perkins County FSA Committee met on Jan. 13, 2011. Chairperson will be Brent Robertson, vice-chairperson will be Ashley Colglazier and Donnie Hajek will be a member. They will ...