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  • Model A’s traveling through Grant gain attention last week

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Toward the end of a 2400-mile round trip to Vancouver, B.C., several Ford Model A drivers came through Grant Friday on their way home to Wichita, Kan. Members of the “Wichita A’s” had been to Canada to an Internati...
  • Is it recess yet?

      The 2010-11 school term kicked off Monday with an expanse of emotions from pupils and parents as everyone was herded inside the Perkins County Elementary School in Grant. Classes began at 8 a.m. at all three sites across the county, with early dismi...
  • Prairie Nutrition to produce feed in former bean plant

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  • New deputy joins Perkins County Sheriff’s Office

                                                                By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A new deputy, Blake Smidt, joined the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office in early July, and has recently ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...In the mood for pasta

    Even though I am an avid meat eater and am happy as a clam with a giant plate of steak and potatoes in front of me, every once in a while I need a change. Usually pasta is my fix. The best thing about pasta dishes is that they can be served as a main d...
  • Artbeat...Gallery features watercolors by cancer survivor group

    Special guests displaying at Meadowlark Gallery during August are the “Fun with Color” Cancer Survivors Watercolor Workshop painters. This group meets Wednesday mornings at The Art and Gift Gallery in North Platte.  Art instructor Sandy Meyer of...
  • What's Up...Meteor shower coming

    Okay, time to grab your mallets and wooden stakes, torches and pitchforks, the evil creature is back! Which one you ask? The one I thought we had killed last year, the one that reports the Moon will be as big as Mars–and in gasping tones says, “And y...
  • Parade Results

    A crowd-pleasing lineup of parade entries made its way down main street in Grant on July 31 for the annual Perkins County Fair parade with the theme “The Good Ol’ Days.” Winners in their respective categories were: Business: First Poppe’s Pos...
  • Small Animal Results

    Showmanship Junior Showmanship: first place Haven Wid. Award sponsor: Adams Bank & Trust. Intermediate Showmanship: first place Robert Engel. Award sponsor: Yost Farm Supply. Senior Showmanship: first place Elizabeth Krajewski. Award sponsor: Noye...
  • Buckles awarded at rodeo

    Receiving buckles for winning their events are (l-r): Deddy Dawn Grey, Bryder Hickey, Caden Waitley, Carlie Waitley and Austin Thelander. (Photo by Jan Rahn)   Rodeo Results   Mutton Bustin’ First place boys: Bryder Hickey.  First place girls...
  • Bond, Kramer seek hearing on meter violations and penalties

    Five Cease & Desist Orders to be issued to another landowner   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Two landowners sanctioned by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) in June for bypassing irrigation flow meters want an a...
  • NRD board approves integrated management plan

    NRD not asking for property taxes next year.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican After months of consideration, the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board finally gave approval to an integrated management plan (IMP) agreea...
  • FSA Scoop...Spray noxious weeds or be penalized

    The office is continuing to receive “whistle-blower” complaints on noxious weeds growing/blooming/going to seed/etc. on both CRP (Conservation Reserve Acreages) and DCP (Direct and Countercyclical Program) acreages. If you are enrolled in either o...
  • Volunteer wheat control important this year

    Wheat producers whose crop was damaged or destroyed by hail this year need to take special precautions soon to prevent viruses such as wheat streak mosaic and High Plains virus from damaging their 2011 winter wheat crop. It is critical to plan now for ...
  • Former students earn UNL scholarships

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced the awarding of nearly 1,500 scholarships to 2010 Nebraska high school graduates. The total potential value of the scholarships is more than $12 million. The awards are comprised of 25 Chancellor’s Sch...
  • New faces await PCS students on Monday

    By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern When the doors open at 8 a.m. Monday morning, several things will be familiar to students who have had a three-month break. However, new classes and a few new teachers will also provide an aura of unfamiliarity thro...
  • Snyder will head new LEP program in 2010-11

    By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern A new program, LEP (Limited English Proficiency), is being added to Perkins County Schools in order to meet the needs of the rising number of diverse students in the school system. Michelle Snyder coordinated and ...
  • McArtor learns system as school’s new bookkeeper

    By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern A long time Grant resident and former manager of Westview Retirement Community, Tanya McArtor, has now become Perkins County School District’s new bookkeeper. McArtor will be replacing Jan Schilling, who retired...
  • Seniors entertained by young musicians

    There is almost always entertainment for the “Meal of the Month” at the Perkins County Senior Center. On July 28, Steve Maaliao and his sister, Claire, arrived to play music for the seniors. Steve is 17 years of age, and Claire is 11. They played tw...
  • Cooks at PCS ready to ‘serve up smiles’

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Some new faces in the kitchen are eager to bring smiles to students early in the morning when the newly introduced breakfast program begins mid-September in the Perkins County district.  K-8 students will be able to...