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  • Season of mixed emotions

    Christmas, my favorite holiday, is just days away, and I’m sure a multitude of people are just like me—stuck in a whirlwind of things I must do vs want to do.  What I must do is go to work, keep up with laundry, and attend events. What I “want...
  • Join the 2010 quilt block challenge

    It’s not too early to start thinking about the 2010 Perkins County Fair.  Everyone is invited to take up the “Quilt Block   Challenge.”   Each year the Perkins County Fair invites everyone to enter this special open class contest. This year ...
  • Lempke member of honored fraternity

    University of Nebraska at Kearney’s newest social fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta, or FIJI, recently received national recognition from the organization's headquarters for achievements in the 2008-2009 academic year.  The group earned the Zerman Trophy,...
  • FCCLA members attend leadership conference in North Platte

    By Joe Craig/Taylor McCormick Students On Nov. 11, 2009, 16  of the 29  members of the Perkins County FCCLA Chapter departed from the high school at 6:30 a.m. and arrived at Mid Plains Community College in North Platte.   Here, the 2009 FCCLA Dis...
  • Lady Plainsmen open season with win

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Point guard Mackenzie Hite’s  two third quarter three pointers pulled the Lady Plainsmen away from Southwest and led them to a convincing 64-43 win over the Lady Roughriders Friday night in Grant. Hite opened t...
  • Plainsmen cruise by SW, lose in Hershey

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Plainsmen started their season with a balanced scoring attack and a 25-1 run as they vanquished the Southwest Roughriders by a staggering 60 points, 73-13, Friday night on Larry Pritchett Court in Grant. Senio...
  • Wrestlers gain experience at first meet

    Perkins County Plainsman 2009 wrestling season debuted with a dual tournament hosted by Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade and held at Culbertson. Seven teams were in attendance: Maxwell, North Platte St. Pat’s, Medicine Valley, Hitchcock County/Waune...
  • A great opening weekend for Lady Cats

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer Friday night, the Wallace Wildcats hosted the Tigers of Maywood.  In the first quarter it was clear that the ladies were battling nerves, as missed shots and passes meant the Tigers maintained possession, and had the ...
  • Wallace Wildcats split first weekend games

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats opened the  2009-10 basketball season by splitting their first two games. On Friday night the Wildcats used a fourth quarter scoring explosion to blow open a close game against the Maywood Tiger...
  • Report reinforces farmers’ health insurance cost concerns says Farm Bureau president

    As Farm Bureau president, Keith Olsen of Grant serves on the board of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, which administers the group health plan available to Farm Bureau members. In this news release, Olsen is commenting only on behalf ...
  • Workgroup to discuss EQIP on Dec. 14

    The local workgroup that sets priorities for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and recommends special projects for cost-share assistance to local farmers and ranchers will meet in Imperial Monday, Dec. 14.  The local workgroup for th...
  • Ladies in livestock invited to meeting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Women involved in livestock are invited to a meeting in Grant to receive information on three areas of operation. The informational meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, from 9-11 a.m., at the Midwest Electric Cooperati...
  • NRD: shut down fewest acres in water-short year but with compensation

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican If a water-short year occurs without any remedy other than regulation, shutting down the least number of farmers seems to be the intent of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) board members. ...
  • Paper route provides weekly buzz

    I had the opportunity to earn a paycheck at a very young age putting together booklets, folding programs, assembling three-part forms, etc. It was legal only because my parents owned the business.  Although child labor laws are intended to protect chi...
  • Stay alert to scams this season

    It’s becoming more and more frustrating to hear about a new scam taking place. The thieves and liars who used to quietly pull off a job, if they were lucky, have become so brazen that it’s almost commonplace to be approached by a scam artist on a reg...
  • Agents enjoy new building on north side of Grant

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Still in the same location—but with brand new walls—Daiss Real Estate and Countryside Insurance reside on ground formerly occupied by what most called “the little red barn.” The new 1600 square foot building holds ...
  • Schools announce Christmas programs

    Perkins County Schools • Dec. 8: Junior high holiday program, 7 p.m. at middle school in Madrid. • Dec. 10: Grades 3-5 Christmas program, 7 p.m., at high school in Grant. • Dec. 14: High school Christmas program, 7 p.m.  Wallace • Dec. 1...
  • Seasonal flu shots on their way—H1N1 still available

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By the middle of this week, seasonal flu vaccine should be available at both of the medical clinic facilities in Grant.  The vaccine was to have been shipped as of Monday, so residents seeking the shot for the seasonal fl...
  • Parents may pick from coat drive items

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor An overwhelming success is how Perkins County School teachers describe the coat drive sponsored by the junior high student council. Students are now ready to pass along the collected items.  The first annual coat drive at...
  • Pinnacle first to answer appeal for donations toward new hospital equipment

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A generous donation by Pinnacle Bank represents the first contribution toward some new equipment at Perkins County Health Services. In answering a year-end appeal from the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, Pinna...