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  • FSA Scoop...Sign up now for CRP and SURE

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE General CRP signup is being held through April 15, 2011. This signup will allow contracts that expire September 30, 2011 and new cropland to be offered. (CRP: Conservation Reserve...
  • Hughes to run again as wheat board director

    One directorship to the Nebraska Wheat Development, Utilization and Marketing Board is open for appointment by Governor Dave Heineman.         The term for the member representing District 4 will expire June 30. The filing deadline is no later than ...
  • Grazing for profit and biodiversity workshop to be held in North Platte

    The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and UNL Extension are teaming up to bring Paul Schwennessen to eight locations across Nebraska. Paul and his wife, Sarah, own and manage the Double Check Ranch, a 12,000 acre holistically managed ranch near Winkleman,...
  • Ag in the Classroom program names coordinator

    Deanna K. Karmazin of Lincoln is the new coordinator for the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program. Agriculture in the Classroom is a nationwide educational program to help students understand that agriculture is the source of food, clothing, shel...
  • Vole damage often blamed on moles in gardens/landscapes

    By David LottUNL Extension Educator Burrowing creatures in the garden and landscape tend to grab the attention of homeowners and gardeners.  Many times, moles or pocket gophers are blamed for the damage. There is another culprit that causes damage here...
  • Ag director reminds Nebraska producers of foot-and-mouth disease

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is reminding livestock producers and international travelers to be aware of recent concerns with Foot‑and-Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks in international countries which may have implications t...
  • OCIA holds annual meeting and election

    The High Plains Chapter of Organic Crop Improvement Association held its annual meeting on Saturday, Feb.26 at the Buffalo Point Restaurant in Sidney to elect members of the board of directors for 2011 and conduct other business. Ken Disney was elected pr...
  • PCHS speakers finish as district runners-up

    In a field of nine schools including Bayard, Dundy County-Stratton, Garden County, Hemingford, Maxwell, North Platte St. Pat’s, Southwest, and Sutherland, PCHS speakers finished as District Runners-Up in the C2-6 District Speech Meet held in Benkelman...
  • Beck to compete at state geography bee

    School level winner of the National Geographic Bee, Hannah Beck, has qualified to compete in the state level competition. To qualify for state competition, the school winner takes a written test. The top 100 scores in the state qualify for state. Hanna...
  • Wallace sending nine to state speech

    Wallace High School garnered the runner-up plaque at district speech and will send nine speakers to the state competition in eight of nine events. Five Wallace students qualified in multiple events. D2 competition will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, March 25 a...
  • Wallace students win books

    After randomly submitting their school’s name on-line, Wallace Elementary students were very excited to hear that their school had won 200 books from Scholastic.com their favorite book order company. Each student received one book of their choice and...
  • Staff announced for science camps

    By Marla SmithCamp Director S.C.O.R.E. registration is  continuing on the website as well as from mailed in applications. Brochures have been mailed to area schools and are also available at business sponsors. Those interested may also print a brochure ...
  • Registration for MPCC’s 2011 summer/fall term is now underway

    Registration for 2011 summer and fall classes at Mid-Plains Community College will begin Monday, March 21. Current students can enroll in classes beginning Monday, with new student registration beginning on Monday, March 28. Course schedules are available...
  • College Notes

    Students make UNK Dean's List The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced the names of students who have earned a place on the Deans’ List for the fall semester. To earn a place on the Deans’ List, university students must complete 12 credit ...
  • Pitching with Pritch...State is great despite the quality

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activites Director Another state basketball tournament is over and the tournament was a great one to watch. You don’t always know if the “quality” is the greatest ever, but the games were for the most part competitive ...
  • Wildcats enthusiastic for start of track season

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats are  preparing for the 2011 track season, with their first action coming on Saturday, March 26,  in Hershey at the Hershey/St. Pat’s Invite.   Other teams that will be competing in the meet inc...
  • Wall earns NCAA All-American

    Jay Wall, a student at Nebraska Wesleyan, was one of four track and field athletes earning All-American status at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships March 11-12 in Columbus, Ohio. He joins senior Amanda Brichachek, a two-time All-American...
  • Be part of the torch run this summer

    Everyone is invited to run a mile with the torch in the 2011 Cornhusker State Games Torch Run, presented by the Nebraska Army National Guard and Air Guard. Over 1,000 Nebraskans will take the opportunity to share in this statewide tradition. The Cornhusk...
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to launch major national survey

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will soon be conducting the 12th national survey of fishing, hunting, and wildlife-associated recreation. Hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts across the nation will be asked to participate in interviewing se...
  • Bowling

    Week of March 10 High Game: Ashley Schwartzkopf, 209; Deb Hutsell, 195; Kim Bergenske, 192. High Series: Ashley Schwartzkopf, 550; Deb Hutsell, 535; Kim Bergenske, 495. Notable scores: Sharon Gilmore 44 pins over average game and 73 pins over average seri...