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  • Council tables variance request

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A request for a variance on an  out-of-compliance gravestone at the Fairview Cemetery was tabled in a 3-1 vote by Grant City Council members during their regular meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 12. Attorney Neil Williams, rep...
  • City releases monthly figures

    Water/Lotto Reports The council released figures for the month of December on water usage and lotto sales. Water: There were 4,861,600 gallons of water used in December, which is an increase over the month of November when 4,196,500 gallons were used....
  • Schilling to retire from bookkeeping position at end of 2009-10 school term

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff After 26 years in the Venango, Grant and Perkins County school systems, bookkeeper Jan Schilling has decided to retire at the close of the 2009-2010 school year. A lifelong Venango resident, Schilling describes her edu...
  • Bill introduction period ends today

    Telephone conference report to Imperial,  Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, Jan. 19    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Today (Thursday) marks the  final day that Nebraska legislators can introduce bills for consideration during the 60-day ses...
  • Enrollment open for Medicare Part B

    By Steve Vaught  Social Security District Manager  If covered under Medicare Part A, but originally opted not to apply for Medicare Part B, now’s the opportunity to enroll in Part B.   The general enrollment period runs from Jan. 1 through Mar....
  • Attitude key in developing better habits

    More and more people have come to the conclusion that New Year’s resolutions aren’t worth making. I took interest in a comment I read that we shouldn’t be as concerned about the food we eat between Christmas and New Years as much as that eaten bet...
  • Faith is all there is sometimes

    Having just finished my lunch and taken a big gulp of coffee, a bottle of near-empty water sitting nearby, I think again about the Haitians.  Can I even come close to imagining what life is like for them at this moment?  I woke up this morning in a...
  • McCook E-Free ladies retreat to feature musicians Troccoli and Lofaro

    The McCook ladies retreat sponsored by the McCook Evangelical Free Church set for Saturday, Feb.6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro. The conference for women entitled, “Spaghetti for the Soul” is also the name of th...
  • Seniors receive birthday treat

    Those with birthdays in January were treated at the Perkins County Senior Center with a cake provided by Adams Bank & Trust on Friday, Jan. 8. Included in the festivities were (Front): Dolores Sides, Back row: Anita Hutcheson, Burle Newth. (Photo by...
  • Perkins County Schools announces junior high honor roll

    Perkins County Schools has released the names of junior high students on the honor roll for second quarter and first semester of the 2009-2010 school year. All A’s Second Quarter Eighth grade: Rebecca Cornelius, Allison Kiolbasa, Brady Mailand. Seve...
  • PCHS speakers win first two meets

    The 2010 PCHS competitive speech team traveled to the Chase County High School Speech Invite on Saturday, Jan. 9, along with other area schools including Paxton, North Platte St. Pat’s, Wauneta, Hershey, and Southwest.  Twenty-one members of the tea...
  • USDA to launch high tunnel pilot study to increase availability of locally grown foods

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan recently announced a new pilot project under the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative for farmers to establish high tunnels–also known as hoop houses–to increase the availability of locally ...
  • Spatial variability in soils topic of Jan. 29 workshop

    Spatial variability in soils is the topic of a one-day workshop Jan. 29 in Grand Island. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln workshop, at the Midtown Holiday Inn, is designed to help agronomists, crop consultants, producers and other agribusiness profes...
  • Above-average precip causes groundwater level increases over much of state

    There are reasons for cautious optimism as groundwater levels over much of the eastern two-thirds of Nebraska rebounded slightly, due mainly to above-average precipitation in 2008 and 2009, according to a report recently released by the University of Neb...
  • NRDs seeking direction for repayment of LB 701 property taxes

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican District Court Judge David Urbom of McCook will hear a motion today (Thursday) on whether unconstitutional property taxes collected under LB 701 can be repaid.  The three natural resources districts in the Re...
  • Ladies start with big lead, hang on for Friday night win in Wauneta

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Lady Plainsmen harnessed  the  power of Jenni Sis’ accurate shooting and stampeded to a 16-0 start in taking a 39-33 win from the Lady Broncos in Wauneta Friday night. Riding a three-game winning streak, P...
  • Steals, free throws help girls to 39-26 win over Chase County

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Jessi Day took over to account for  six quick third quarter points and thrust Lady Plainsmen to a 39-26 win over Chase County Thursday night in Grant. Day (eight points) fell away to avoid a defender draped all o...
  • Broncos storm to the hoop, run wild in 59-39 win over Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Broncos pulled up the curtain on “The Harris and Bartels Show” in the second quarter and the Plainsmen watched in horror during a 59-39 rout for the home team in Wauneta Friday night. Harris, who stands 6-...
  • Last-second shot pushes Plainsmen to thrilling comeback win over Longhorns

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kye Kurkowski dropped a clutch  turn-around jumper into the bottom of the net with :09 left to make the home crowd scream and give the Plainsmen a 49-47 win over Chase County Thursday night in Grant.  The Plains...
  • Lady Cats momentum builds with two more wins

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer Last week the Lady Cats faced opponents on both Thursday and Friday nights. Wallace vs. South Platte On Thursday night the Lady Cats hosted South Platte.  The Lady Cats were primed and ready to play, and they took th...