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  • 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...
  • PCS starts Aug. 16 following summer enhancement projects

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Besides  noticing a spit and polish look to the interior of the buildings, other projects have taken place at each of the three Perkins County Schools sites prior to beginning day on Aug. 16. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and d...
  • New anesthetist joins hospital staff

      By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern   Perkins County Health Services has received a new certified registered nurse anesthetist, Pam Murphy. A former 26 year member of the U.S. Navy, she has travelled all over the world as a nurse anesthetist. ...
  • Wallace School begins 2010-11 term Monday

    By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern School season is approaching fast for the Wallace School District so there are a few things to help you ease back into “school mode.”  Classes will begin on Aug. 16. This school year classes will begin at 8:05...
  • Honorees receive plaques

    Ron Cochran comments on his honor of being selected as the Grand Marshal for the 2010 Perkins County Fair parade. He was presented a plaque Saturday afternoon by Chamber President Cindy Salsman.  (Photos by Shari Friedel)   Selected as the 2010 Good...
  • Fair award recipients gather

    Outstanding Fair Board Member: A new award established this year—Outstanding Fair Board member—went to Russell Lee (left) for his diligence in always being ahead of whatever needed done. Presenting the award on behalf of the fair board is Matt Waitl...
  • Beef Show

    Market Beef Grand Champion: Mitchell Cornelius. Award sponsor: Burge Auction & Realty. Reserve Champion: Rebecca Cornelius. Award sponsor: HomeTown Agency. Purple: Elizabeth Krajewski, Hannah Robertson, Garret Pollard, Garret Pollard, Adam Lee,...
  • Swine Show

    Swine Show Junior Showmanship Haylee Lopez. Award Sponsor: Master Flooring Group. Intermediate  Showmanship Mariah Curtis. Award Sponsor: Adams Lumber Company Senior Showmanship Mitchell Cornelius. Award Sponsor: Adams Bank & Trust. Grand ...
  • Goat Show

    Goat Show Intermediate Showmanship Mariah Curtis. Award Sponsor: Perkins County Veterinary Hospital. Purple: Mariah Curtis.      Senior Showmanship Drew Curtis. Award Sponsor: Adam & Kathy Curtis family. Purple: Adam Lee, Drew Curtis, Akila...
  • Sheep Show

    Sheep Show Junior Showmanship Hannah Robertson. Award Sponsor: Adam & Kathy Curtis Family. Intermediate Showmanship Mariah Curtis. Award Sponsor: Valley Bank & Trust Company. Senior  Showmanship Drew Curtis. Award Sponsor: Adams Bank &a...
  • Horse Show Results

    Junior All Around (George) Cord Lee Award Sponsor: 21st Century Equipment Intermediate All Around Justin Koop Award Sponsor: 21st Century Equipment Senior All Around Tailor Lee Award Sponsor: Master Flooring Group, LLC   Grand Champion Mare Ca...
  • Style Revue Results

    Clothing Grand Champion Junior Stylist: Lillian Fournier. Award Sponsor: Head 2 Toe Reserve Champion Junior Stylist: Peyton Woodmancy. Award Sponsor: Grant Floral Grand Champion Senior Stylist: Jordyn Bartels. Award Sponsor: Grant Pharmacy Reser...