This wish card hung from a decorated tree in a church foyer last Friday but had been snatched off by an eager participant in the Angel Tree project by Sunday morning. Each of the churches in the county is participating in providing gifts for those who m...
By Lori Pankonin
I recently read about a disabled man who always had a positive attitude despite all his pain and health issues. He said when he wakes up in the morning, he reminds himself that he has two choices, to make the best of a si...
Book tells story of Imperial four-year-old’s near-death experience
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
When the Burpo family was going through son Colton’s burst appendix and near death in 2003, little did they know seven years later th...
Alpaca provides ideal fiber for harsh conditions.
When Barbara Coleman asked her son, Army Sergeant Micheal L. Coleman, what he would like in his next care package to Iraq in January 2007, his request was simple: alpaca socks.
Barbara and Randy Coleman ...
Beginning Dec. 3, and continuing through Jan. 1, 2011, the Nebraska State Patrol will participate in a national effort designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking.
The “You Drink & Drive You Lose” campaign is designed to take impaired ...
Mail-by dates to ensure a gift arrives on time:
Dec. 4 — Military mail destined for Iraq or Afghanistan
Dec. 15 — Parcel Post
Dec. 20 — First-Class Mail
Dec. 21 — Priority Mail, the best bargain in shipping
Dec. 22 — Express Mail
The Internal Revenue Service is contacting more than 5,300 Nebraska tax return preparers to remind them they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number.
The IRS will require the use the PTIN on all federal returns prepared by paid tax return pre...
By Ashleigh Noyes
One of my favorite things about the fall season is pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins and anything else you can think of.
In small town Nebraska, canned pumpkin is readily available year round so it...
By Shaun Meyer
Director of Home Health Services
If we had a crystal ball and could see into the future, we would not need to prepare ahead for end of life decisions.
James was 62 years old when a stroke made it impossible for him to communicate wit...
By Vernon Whetstone
For all of my LOTR friends I must apologize for missing Durin’s Day. For all of the non-LOTR friends, Durin’s Day is the Dwarf’s New Year in honor of their ancient and first king, Durin I.
According to a...
Gearing up for the holidays? Don’t let a bout with the flu leave you stuck in bed instead of celebrating with family.
“Holiday gatherings are ideal for spreading flu and other nasty viruses,” said Dr. Joann Schaefer, the state’s chief medical off...
Many Nebraska schools have acted to better ensure their students are healthy.
Some schools have banned junk food and sugar-sweetened soft drinks from vending machines and reduced the number of fried foods on their school lunch menus while increasing the ...
On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Associated Beverage Distributors of Nebraska (ABDN), Neb. First Lady Sally Ganem, and Executive Director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, Hobert Rupe, kicked off ABDN’s Prevent Don’t Provide statewide campaign to rem...
2012 not projected to be water-short year either.
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
While it won’t be official until the beginning of next year, 2011 will not be declared a water-short year (WSY) for compliance purposes.
By Jan Rahn
In District 6, which serves Perkins County, Steve Hanson of Elsie recently defeated two opponents for election to the Nebraska Beef Council.
The voting period which ran from Nov. 1-15 included Hanson, Jerry Kuenning of I...
Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen recently made a statement regarding tax changes agreed to by White House and Republican Congressional leaders on Dec. 6:
“Nebraska Farm Bureau is very pleased to learn that the White House and Congressional le...
Specialists from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas will provide cattlemen with tips about issues they might be facing during the 27th annual Four-State Beef Conference scheduled for Jan. 11-12.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists have ...
The Natural Resources Conservation Service currently accepting applications for several Farm Bill conservation programs.
Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water and wildlife conservation or wetland restoration funds are encouraged to sign up n...
The sixth annual Nebraska Ag Classic will be held at the Ramada Inn, Kearney, Dec. 14-16.
Association meetings will start the afternoon of Dec. 14 and continue on the morning of Dec. 15 with joint activities kicking off with a luncheon on the tradeshow ...
Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group XXXI are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness.
“Up to 30 motivated men and women with demonstrated leadership potent...