The U.S. Post Office has announced special holiday hours.
• Friday, Dec. 24: Open from 8 a.m. to noon.
• Friday, Dec. 31: Open from 8 a.m. to noon.
On both of these days, the last scheduled mail/collection box pick up is changed to noon.
The Grant Lions club held its Christmas party on Dec. 8 with a murder mystery presentation, “Who Done Darwin In” by Jan Bono, for the entertainment.
The cast of characters included 10 members from the Lions Club.
Ron Patrick–narrator; Charlotte Ku...
The Wallace Lions Club held an induction ceremony for two new members at the November meeting. Club President Jim Smith (left) and 38-L District Governor Nancy Russell (second from left)welcomed new members Heidi McConnell and Kathy Fowler. (Courtesy...
“Christmas Cheer” will be everywhere at the Zion Lutheran Church at 705 Central Ave. in Grant on Saturday, Dec. 18 when the Christian Women’s Club meets for their December gathering beginning at 10 a.m. MST.
The festivities are sure to bring a smil...
The countdown until Christmas had elementary students at Perkins County Schools excitedly ready to perform their annual Christmas program for their parents and guests last Thursday, Dec. 9. The themed program, “Santa’s Holiday Playlist” involved...
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...