Local school districts, in cooperation with ESU 16, are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate to participate in Child Find screenings. This spring screening will be made available in each school district at the request...
Temperatures that dipped well below freezing didn’t seem to halt frolic of students who were delighted to have a day off Monday following another winter storm that rolled through Saturday night and throughout the day Sunday. The snowstorm was th...
By Jan Rahn
Judge Edward D. Steenburg delivered the oath of office to newly elected and reelected Perkins County Officials during a swear-in ceremony last Thursday, Jan. 6, in the presence of colleagues, family members and friend...
By Jan Rahn
Sheriff Jim Brueggeman has announced the addition of a new deputy who began law enforcement duties with the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 29, 2010.
The new deputy, Jeffrey Scott Miller, will perfo...
LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska state senators convened Wednesday, Jan. 5 at the state Capitol to begin a 90-day lawmaking session that’s under a cloud of economic uncertainty as lawmakers face a possible $1 billion-plus budget gap.
Balancing the state’s t...
LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska’s legislative committee heads will look much the same as last year.
Lawmakers elected committee leaders Wednesday as one of the Legislature’s first orders of business for the new session.
Changes included state Sen. Kathy C...
Files paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to become an official candidate for United States Senate.
“The excitement and show o...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rummaging around for 1- and 2-cent postage stamps when postal rates go up is heading the way of the Pony Express.
This January, all new stamps good for 1 ounce of first-class mail will be marked as “forever.’’
The move is desig...
By Lori Pankonin
It was an eventful morning with the grandchildren. I had arrived the prior evening so that their parents could go to a holiday event. We pretended to go camping and finally crashed for the night in our basement campsite...
Waking up Monday morning with a cold, realizing holiday fun was over, and knowing I had to get ready for work but didn’t feel good, I sat in my robe under a lap blanket feeling sorry for myself.
I watched what was making national news in New York City,...
Meals that take as little time as possible are usually the meals I tend to lean towards when it comes to week night cooking. However, there are some meals out there that are, simply put, worth the wait.
This particular recipe is simple to prepare, but le...
By Vernon Whetstone
Wow, busy week, let’s get started. On Monday, Jan.3, Earth was at its closest approach to the Sun for the year. Now, I can hear you. “If it was so close, why was it so cold outside?” Well, let’s remembe...
By Shaun Meyer
Director of Home Health Services
Experts say that over a million people in the United States have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
It is a chronic lung condition that includes bronchitis, emphysema or both.
The World Health Organization and EPA have identified Radon gas as the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in 2010.
To address this epidemic, National Radon Action Month has been announced for January, 2011.
The EPA estimates that over eight mi...
The Nebraska Mothers Association is searching for an outstanding Nebraska mother for the year 2011, proclaimed by of Tonia Nantkas of Utica, president.
An organization or person other than the candidate’s family must nominate a candidate for 2011 Nebra...
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Medical Services Program offers ongoing training workshops across the state for emergency medical technicians and first responders.
The workshop schedule for January is listed below. For ...
Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, Jan. 17.
“Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” will be held at Heartland Coun...
When winter storms are poised to move across the state, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is reminding motorist to keep up to date on the latest weather and travel conditions.
Travelers can utilize the state’s automated road and weather condition informa...
With the winter season settling upon the U.S., the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is offering guidance on how business and home owners can protect their property from winter weather-related perils.
Winter storms cost $770 million in 2009...
Provision permits tax-free qualified charitable distributions from IRAs
Individuals who are 70-and-a-half years or older may once again roll over up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) directly to a qualifying charity without reco...