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  • Regier dirt movers take on cement crushing

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although Leon Regier is anxious to get his corn crop harvested, up until then, he has a way to stay busy. He leads a crew operating a cement crusher—a rented piece of equipment from Denver. Trucks used to haul the crushed prod...
  • Former cemetery board member speaks up

    Dear Editor: We were a cemetery board of six members, serving the community for the “good of the cause” to keep our nice cemetery in good graces, according to the rules. Each of the members had served different terms. The chairman had taken care for ...
  • People create a buzz of excitement

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher I’ve trekked through the fairgrounds on my bike in the early mornings this summer on my way to the track. Quiet. No one else around. Lots of wide openspace. And then it happens. Fair week approaches. The lights remain on at...
  • Major Aerni honored with Meritorious Service Medal

    Major Ryan Aerni, formerly of Perkins County, recently completed an assignment at Travis Air Force Base and earned a Meritorious Service Medal for service from October 2004 until June 2009. While at Travis, he flew the C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest aircr...
  • Student poets earn awards

    Three students, under the direction of teacher, Marcia Crofutt, won awards of merit in the Federated Garden Clubs of Nebraska poetry contest. Using the theme, “Nature’s Song,” the three fifth graders submitted their poems and all placed in the conte...
  • Ride Rite gets First Dollar

    James Deaver and Molly Hutchinson (Front, center) who recently opened Ride Rite Garage in Grant receive a First Dollar certificate from Perkins County Chamber following the regular monthly meeting last Thursday, Aug. 20. Ride Rite Garage, specializing in ...
  • Rotary seeks adults for exchange program

    The Grant Rotary Club is seeking applications for the Rotary International Foundation’s Group Study Exchange (GSE). This program is sponsored by the Grant Rotary Club and District 5630 in conjunction with Rotary International. Applications may be downl...
  • Lady Cats have full roster for fall season

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Lady Cats volleyball team enters the 2009 season with purpose under the leadership of head coach Kory Rohde and assistant coach Elizabeth Strand.     Student managers, Alexandria Lundvall, Sara Hubbard, Mickay...
  • Young Wildcats looking for success in 2009

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer There will be lots of new faces this year when the Wallace Wildcats kick off the 2009 football season at Wauneta-Palisade on Friday night. Those new faces include Head Coach Derek Hutchison, Assistant Coaches Dean Franzen ...
  • Early September best to treat perennial weeds

    A University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist recommends treating perennial weeds in early fall to take advantage of winter weather. “One reason for spraying weeds around September 1 is that the herbicide weakens them and the winter can finish them off,...
  • Understanding issues critical to livestock producers

    Conferences that bring producers together with organizations that support them provide an opportunity for understanding, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln college dean, speaking at the Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney. Right now, according to ...
  • Emergency loans available from Farm Service Agency

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE Farm Service Agency (FSA) Perkins County Office announced that family farmers in four Nebraska counties who suffered physical or production losses due to damages and losses caused by s...
  • Soil structure important for moisture retention

    Soil structure determines how much water a field can hold, said a University of Nebraska–Lincoln specialist. Water quickly percolates through coarse, sandy soil, while fine soils, like clay, retain more water, said Dean Yonts, Extension Irrigation Engin...
  • Heavy grasshopper presence means caution for winter wheat planting

    Even with rain in some areas of the state this summer, grasshopper activity has been very high in many parts of Nebraska. With upcoming winter wheat planting, growers need to consider options to manage potential grasshopper problems in establishing wheat...
  • NRDs in closed talks with DNR over future water short years

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Republican Basin natural resources districts (NRDs) and representatives of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have been meeting behind closed doors recently. During the Tuesday, Aug. 18 Upper Republican NRD ...
  • Frenchman Valley Co-op completes record year

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican “Wow!” That’s how Frenchman Valley Coop General Manager Jim Chism opened his report to patrons Saturday during the annual meeting for the fiscal year that closed Jan. 31, 2009. Chism said the completed fiscal ...
  • Bound to learn

    Leaping off the bus on the first day of school, Wayne Loy hits the ground running, eager to get started as a fifth grader at Perkins County Elementary in Grant. He is the son of Brad and Diane Loy. Students, teachers, aides and a few teary parents gathe...
  • Four cemetery board members resign citing lack of city support

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Citing lack of support from city council, four members of the Grant Cemetery Board resigned a short time prior to the regular meeting of the Grant City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Submitting letters of resignation were Gerald W...
  • Youth mentor hunt set

    The Perkins County Pheasants Forever Chapter is seeking participants for a “Youth Mentor Hunt” set for Saturday, Oct. 10. Youth ages 12-15 are eligible for the hunt and must have a Hunters Education certificate to take part....
  • July’s water and lotto figures given

    • Water Use: Figures for the month of July were released. Water usage for July totaled 17,331,600 which was an increase of 2,672,600 gallons over the previous month of June. However, a wet summer has resulted in a decrease in usage during July one yea...