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  • Wildlife and livestock together can improve bottom line for producers

    Ranchers who manage both for livestock and wildlife can reap significant economic benefits from both, said a ranch-based wildlife manager at a recent grazing conference organized by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. “When we realized there was quite...
  • Senator offers internship

    Senator Johanns’ Nebraska and Washington, D.C., offices are currently accepting internship applications for the Spring 2010 semester, which will run from January to April. Those interested in applying should visit http://johanns.senate.gov and click on...
  • First Dollar awarded to Grant Floral

    Ellie McCormick (center) owner of Grant Floral, received her First Dollar plaque at the Perkins County Chamber meeting last week. Gathering to celebrate the occasion include other Chamber members (Front, l-r): City Clerk Jessie Faber, McCormick, Chamber P...
  • Harchelroads planning to rebuild Imperial facility

    Fire didn’t keep them from opening doors Monday By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sid Harchelroad planned for contingencies while his new shop was being built for Harchelroad Motors. But Harchelroad said he never had any contingencies for what h...
  • Sally’s in Grant to open soon for daily fare

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The cafe in downtown Grant will soon be open under a new name. Sally’s is a family restaurant with specialties such as pies and rolls, and a lunch buffet. As of last Thursday, Sally Crandell, who lives in Ogallala, said a lo...
  • Winter debut

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The first big snow of the season arrived Friday night, hampering travel and leading to cancellations across the Midwest. The snow, which began about 7 p.m. Friday evening continued until approximately 9 a.m. Saturday morning. ...
  • Defendant bound over to District Court

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Janet Huff, 35, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to District Court by Perkins County Judge Edward D. Steenberg on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Huff, former employee of the New Life Fellowship Church in Grant, a...
  • Seasonal flu differs but also requires vaccine

    Seasonal flu is a different strain than the H1N1 influenza, and it’s important to get a seasonal flu shot also. Those who get a seasonal flu shot still need to get vaccinated for H1N1. Each requires a separate vaccine. Influenza is a virus that infect...
  • First H1N1 nasal vaccines given at school clinic

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor There were 124 youth who lined up late in the day Thursday, Oct. 8, to receive the first H1N1 vaccine available in Perkins County. Personnel from the Colglazier Clinic and the Grant Medical Clinic administered the immunization...
  • Chamber presents First Dollar

    Ryan Hendricks received a First Dollar plaque as new owner (along with his wife Taren who was not present) of the Plainsman Inn in Grant. Gathering to represent Chamber at the presentation taking place at HomeTown Agency on Monday are: (l-r) Charlene ...
  • Orthopedic surgeon coming to PCHS twice each month

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A new outpatient specialist has joined Perkins County Health Services. Dr. Mark Meyer, orthopedic surgeon of the Kearney Bone and Joint Clinic, saw a number of patients on his first day, Sept. 29. He will be in Grant twice a mo...
  • There’s still special breaks on vehicles

    Dear Editor: The “Cash for Clunkers” program for new cars may have ended, but the IRS wants to remind taxpayers that many people might overlook another special break available. If you buy a new vehicle this year, there’s a special federal ta...
  • Vak completes basic training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Hunter J. Vak recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. During the nine weeks of training, Vak studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, participated in physical fitness drills, and receive...
  • Birthdays celebrated at senior center

    Those with October birthdays were the guests of honor at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Oct. 9. Celebrating their special day were (Front row, l-r): Dorothy McArtor, Edwin Steinke. Back row: Bernard Kuskie, Vern Mailand, Glenn Ford. (Photo ...
  • Kids learn fire safety

    Students at Perkins County Elementary in Grant learned about fire safety from volunteer fire department members on Friday, Oct. 9 in celebration of Fire Prevention Week. Fire Chief Wade Rahn demonstrates some noisy firefighting equipment to an attentive...
  • Projected yields climb­—farmers watch the weather

    Record high yields are on course to set another corn supply record, the National Corn Growers Association said last week, commenting on new reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that even further increased their estimate of corn production and y...
  • Republican River Restoration Partnership to host meeting Oct. 22

    The Republican River Restoration Partnership (RRRP) will host their next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Gateway in Oberlin, Kan., beginning at 10 a.m. Central Time.     Included in the day’s agenda will be a presentation from Dr. Wayne Woldt, D...
  • Single-digit allocations or shut down of 100,000+ acres in DNR proposal for water-short years

    DNR to brief URNRD patrons at Oct. 22 meeting By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) could face allocations of a mere 5.9 inches per year or see up to 44,000 acres shut down under a p...
  • Plainsmen please parents with Chase County victory

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Stepping up their defensive game, the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen overtook Chase County in a crowd-pleasing dual for Parents’ Night, Thursday, Oct. 8 at home. Prior to the game, parents of players and cheerleaders were in...
  • Turner plows through blizzard, Lions’ defense to blow out Morrill 47-8

    By Pastor Vince Carrig    Sports Writer Nick Turner plowed through the  Lions’ defense and heavy snow for 240 yards and five touchdowns and Jeremy Hagan returned a punt for a touchdown as the Plainsmen found easy sledding in Morrill in their 47-8 wi...