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  • Commodity loan deadline ahead

    We wish to remind producers considering a commodity loan before the end of the year, that they need to allow up to two weeks before Dec. 31 to get the loan requested, processed, and funds disbursed if they want the income in 2009.   This is due to the...
  • Farm Bureau members

    Members of Perkins County Farm Bureau joined members from across the state at the 2009 Nebraska Farm Bureau convention in Kearney Dec. 7-8. Showing their opposition to the mandatory cap and trade programs as a response to the climate change issue are (l...
  • Alliance native Rebekah Davis seeking Third District Congressional seat

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Alliance native Rebekah Davis  wants to represent Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.  Davis, 28, a Democrat, said Nebraska has just five voices in Congress and believes all five shou...
  • Lake McConaughy reaches one million acre-feet for first time in seven years

    For the first time in almost a decade, Lake McConaughy surpassed 1 million acre-feet of water, reaching the seven-digit figure on Wednesday. Lake McConaughy has not held more than 1 million acre-feet of water in nine years, since 2002. On Monday (today...
  • Lucky winner present at drawing

    Ramiro Bazan (front) is the winner of $100 in Chamber Bucks. Bazan’s name was the first called at the first drawing on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Hatch’s and because he was present his winnings doubled. Others who won but not present were Norma Jean Kuskie, ...
  • Elsie to celebrate

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Monday, Dec. 14 has been set aside to celebrate Christmas in Elsie.  Some of the businesses in town will have refreshments throughout the day, leading up to the evening’s events for the annual community holiday celebrat...
  • Nebraska schools brace for $32 million in state aid cuts

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The state’s public schools have achieved a victory for now, knowing, however, there will be major cuts in state aid for the 2010-11 school year as a result of Legislative Bill 5 addressing a projected $334 million budget s...
  • One Act teams state bound

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  • Wellness challenge offers lifestyle change in 2010

    Register a team with Live Healthy Nebraska to begin a 100-day program toward better health. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Registration begins on Tuesday, Dec. 15 for Live Healthy Nebraska, a competitive weight-loss program similar to the former N-L...
  • U.S. Census Bureau launches operations

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The U.S. Census Bureau launched community operations this week all over the country. One such event was held in North Platte Tuesday. Vic Gentry, manager of the Census office in North Platte, said lunch, enterta...
  • PCHS Foundation has board positions available

    Two Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board of Directors appointments will be made by the Perkins County Commissioners Jan. 19.   These positions will be for three years (starting Feb. 1, 2010) and are available to persons living in Districts ...
  • ‘Not guilty’ plea entered in fatal crash

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Benjamin J. Pelster, 33, of rural Elsie was arraigned in Perkins County Court on Wednesday, Dec. 2, on charges of motor vehicle homicide. Pelster appeared in front of Judge Edward D. Steenburg to enter a ‘not guilty’ p...
  • Welcome to my world, Preslin Lorelle Lutz

    What better way to anticipate celebration of the Christ child’s birth than to celebrate the REAL birth of Preslin Lorelle Lutz. We met our precious third grandchild Friday afternoon when we took Austin, six, and Tayvin, two, to greet their brand new ...
  • 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...