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  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Here’s the skinny of it By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Baked potatoes are one of my very favorite foods in the world. I would eat them everyday if I could, however, my waistline would agree that it is a good thing that I don’t. I have never like...
  • What’s Up?

    Try to find a comet By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Okay space fans, in the words of my good friend Monty Python, now for something completely different. We have been watching the dance of the planets for the last few weeks, which is a grand sight...
  • Opportunities expo to showcase Keith County

    The Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce, Grow Keith County and Do It Local are working together to host the Keith County Opportunities Expo. The event will be held on Thursday, March 22, (today) 1–7 p.m., at the New Hope Downtown building, at the ...
  • Sandhills Symphony Orchestra to present classics in North Platte

    The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert, “Classical Favorites,” on Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m. at the North Platte High School performing arts center, 1220 West 2nd St., North Platte. The free concert is conducted by Bryan Bohn...
  • Hints for Health

    Handwashing is a cheap way to stay healthy By: Taffy Hastings, LPN-C, Infection Control Nurse Handwashing is a simple  thing and it’s the best way to prevent infection and illness. Keeping hands clean prevents illness at home, at school, and at work. ...
  • Phillips County Art Show to be held March 22-25

    2012 Phillips County, Colo. Art Show marks the 10th year this regional show has been sponsored by Phillips County Arts Council. The art show is Thursday-Sunday, March 22-25  at Holyoke High School, 545 East Hale Street. The work of artists of Colorado a...
  • Governor Heineman declares 2012 the “Year of the Girl”

    In celebration of Girl Scouts of the USA’s 100th Anniversary, Governor Dave Heineman signed a gubernatorial proclamation declaring 2012 as the Year of the Girl. The proclamation also recognized the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Council and Girl Scouts ...
  • Make the most of family

    Almost a third of a child’s life is spent in school. Other than family, school is the most important influence on a child’s life. And one of the most powerful impacts on teens’ school performance is the connection they feel to their school. Feeling...
  • Long-term impact of proposed Medicaid cuts to Nebraskans receiving homecare

    Presented by the Nebraska Association of Home & Community Health Agencies. Home health Medicaid patients numbers more than 1,000. Long-term impact of care and services to home health patients: • Loss of home health services for Medicaid clients in...
  • Ak-Sar-Ben Friends accepting grant applications

    The Ak-Sar-Ben Friends announced recently that applications are now open for $6,000 in community grant money. The matching-fund grants are to be used for support by any non- profit organization which strives to improve their community.   The Ak-Sar-Ben F...
  • Visually impaired student receives help from Grant Lions Club

    Eugene Otto, a visually impaired student at Perkins County High School, has received a dome magnifier with financial help from the Grant Lions Club. The dome magnifier is a low vision aid that draws in natural light from all sides and naturally illuminate...
  • Perkins County Middle School students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Middle School announces the students on the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year. Receiving all A’s were Kyla Adams, Ashley Briggs, Ethan Chandler-Smith, Nathan Kemling, Jack Kennicutt, Jaclyn Kurkowski, Claire Ma...
  • Mid Plains Community College unveils newest custom car project

    The Transportation Division of Mid-Plains Community College officially unveiled their latest custom car project, a 1963 Chevy Nova. This is the eighth classic car the college has raffled. In June, the NPCC Foundation will begin selling chances to win the ...
  • College-bound seniors can apply for MPCC scholarships

    The Financial Aid Offices at North Platte Community College and McCook Community College have scholarship applications available at high school guidance counselor offices and on the Mid Plains Community College financial aid webpage.Scholarships range fro...
  • State senators debate budget, measuring school progress

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service This week, state senators advanced a bill relating to school accountability and debated adjustments to the budget.     Here are some of the highlights. LB824:  This bill, introduced by Sen. Russ Karpisek of ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Knowing what’s important By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS  Activities Director This past weekend is a basketball junkie’s favorite and the weekend actually started on Thursday. All across the United States people figured out ways to stay home a coupl...
  • Track and field athletes jump start track season with home triangular this week

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor There are nearly twice as many girls as boys on this year’s Plainsmen track team. The tragic loss of junior member Katie Rowley over the weekend in a car accident has hit the team hard. The junior letter winner was trai...
  • Plainsmen golfers prepare for 2012 season

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Plainsmen golfers swing into season on Monday, March 26 with a team goal to qualify for the state tournament.      The team’s roster was cut by one with the untimely death of junior golfer Michael Dreiling who was kil...
  • Wallace Wildcats ready for 2012 track season

      By Elizabeth StrandWallace Track Coach The Wallace Wildcats track season is set to begin on Saturday, March 24 at the Hershey/St. Pat’s Invite. Ten boys and seven girls will be representing the Wildcats this year, including 10 returning letter win...
  • Perkins County athletes among SPVA all conference selections

    Selections have been made for the 2011-2012 basketball all-SPVA (South Platte Valley Association) team. First team boys basketball players are seniors Jimmy Moore of Hershey; Andrew Vinton of North Platte St. Patrick’s; Adam Dickey of Chase County; Brys...