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  • Guilty verdict handed down in placement of cemetery stone

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Presiding over the trial of the City of Grant vs Marvin Stumpf on Wednesday, Dec. 16, Judge Edward D. Steenburg found the defendant guilty of a Misdemeanor. Stumpf’s charge stems from  placing a grave marker in Grant F...
  • Just say it

    Every year we go through the same thing—the issues surrounding Christmas, the birth of Jesus, the nativity, what to call it, what not to call it, when and where it’s appropriate to say, “Merry Christmas.” Why all the anger and unrest over somet...
  • Christmas programs to air

    Great Plains  Communications-TV will be airing the following programs this week: Perkins County Christmas Program:  Thursday and Friday 8 p.m. and Friday at 12:00 p.m.  Chase County Christmas Program: Thursday and Friday at 7p.m. and Friday at 11:...
  • Lady Plainsmen come up short against Sidney

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Sidney forward Marjorie Keeton  used great body control in finishing a field goal to help finish the Lady Plainsmen by a 58-40 count Friday night in Grant, but her steady shooting hand earned her Lady Raiders the w...
  • Lady Plainsmen take charge of the Irish

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Tanya Metcalf took control of  the third quarter and steered her Lady Plainsmen to a 56-46 win over North Platte St. Pat’s Tuesday evening in Grant. The sophomore center Metcalf’s heroics included stealing a ...
  • Sidney Red Raiders in charge on Pritchett Court

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Watching Sidney forward Matt  Rosenbaum slide toward the post, accept passes and bury the shot explained how the Red Raiders came to Grant and took a 49-27 win from the Plainsmen Friday night. It did not explain ...
  • Plainsmen rule the rim in Benkelman

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kye Kurkowski hit shots faster  than an AK-47 spends shells in a furious 14-point, third quarter outburst as his Plainsmen hung 82 on Dundy County-Stratton to win by 19 points Saturday afternoon in Benkelman. Kur...
  • NSAA announces students receiving All-State Awards

    The Nebraska School Activities Association announced the student recipients of the Fall 2009 Academic All-State Awards. This new NSAA Award Program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season their activity take...
  • Plainsmen wrestlers participate in Sutherland Invitational Saturday

    The Perkins County wrestling team was among the 20 teams in attendance at the Sutherland Invitational Saturday, Dec. 19.  The Plainsmen finished in 12th place with a score of 53. Two team members, Kyle Schulze and Riley Kosmicki, brought home silver m...
  • Wildcats lose battle with Sailors

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer Free throws were the difference,  Thursday night, when the Wallace Wildcats hosted the Sutherland Sailors.  Both teams hit 16 two point field goals and two three point field goals each, but Sutherland outscored Wall...
  • Wallace Lady Cats are victorious heading into Christmas vacation

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Thursday night, Dec. 17 the Lady Cats hosted the Sutherland Sailors. Unlike last season where Wallace trailed Sutherland at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Cats started the match determined to defend their home...
  • Santa stops in Elsie to delight of little ones

    Travis Pore is anxiously awaiting his turn to receive a gift from Santa who stopped in Elsie during the town’s annual Christmas open house event on Monday, Dec. 14. Businesses had refreshments throughout the day, leading up to the evening’s events w...
  • State ethanol production hits record

    Nebraska ethanol plants produced a record 127.1 million gallons of ethanol in the month of September, an increase of 8.6 percent since 2008. Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board, said the increase in ethanol production proves ethan...
  • Occupation tax gets its day in court

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Last week’s trial on the constitutionality of the occupation tax created in LB 701 proved anti-climatical.  Already behind in his schedule for the day, Judge Robert R. Otte asked both sides if they had any ...
  • Republican Basin irrigators gain support from Farm Bureau

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Republican  River Basin picked up some major support earlier this month when the Nebraska Farm Bureau took a position on compact compliance issues in the basin. The state’s largest farm or...
  • Annexation vote by city council set for Dec. 22 during special meeting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The second reading on four ordinances pertaining to annexation took place at the regular meeting of Grant City Council Tuesday, Dec. 8. A special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 22 for the third reading, along with ...
  • Sheriff’s office receives grant for in-car camera

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office is receiving grant funding assistance for obtaining one in-car camera system, according to Fred Zwonechek, administrator for the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. “This highway saf...
  • Chamber winner gets $500

    For being present, Tona Heinemann had her winnings double—taking in $500 at the Perkins County Chamber’s Greenback Drawing on Saturday, Dec. 12. Also present and winning double was Keith Larsen who took home $100 in greenbacks. The $50 winners at...
  • Christmas events set across the area next week

      St. Paul Lutheran Church Dec. 20: at Venango, Children’s program/potluck, 5 p.m. Dec. 24: at Amherst, Christmas Eve children’s program, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24: at Venango, Christmas Eve service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25: at Amherst, Christmas Day serv...
  • Sounds of the season heard at school concerts

    High schoolers perform a holiday selection during their Christmas concert held Monday night. (Right) Several songs with actions and  antics put the audience in the holiday spirit last Thursday evening when the elementary performed at the high school. T...