Just some thoughts and facts from the last few weeks/months in sports around the world, that may or may not be interesting.
• Last Thursday’s Saints/Vikings game got the highest NFL Thursday night season opening ratings ever, and the highest NFL re...
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Senior quarterback Michael
York rushed for two touchdowns–including one from 92 yards away–and threw for another to satisfy the Plainsmen’s homecoming crowd with a 28-8 win over the Holyoke Dragons on...
By Shari Friedel
Providing the momentum needed to face a challenging week of competition, the Lady Plainsmen pulled off a win with their homecoming game Friday, Sept. 10 against Holyoke.
The win was accomplished in four sets. A close ...
By Jan Rahn
Improving in their times from a week ago and from one year ago, the Perkins County cross country runners had a good showing at the Chase County meet last Thursday, Sept. 9.
Both the boys and girls division had ov...
By Jan Rahn
Just one stroke away from placing, Emily Kiolbasa’s score of 116 put her in 11th place at the Creek Valley Invite on Thursday, Sept. 2.
Kiolbasa scored 58-apiece on each set of holes.
The golfers endured a frustratin...
By Christy Sheets
The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Hitchcock County Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
The Cats first opponent was the Plainsmen of Perkins County. The Cats won their first match in straight sets 25-15, 25-23.
Mark Hanson and Dalton McCormick greet parade-goers from the cross country float at the Homecoming parade Friday.
Just desserts—Michael York and Taylor Boldt are paid back with a face full of whipped cream at Friday’s pep rally for their non-part...
On Wednesday Sept. 1, fourth grade students from across the eight county health district participated in a one-day health and fitness day hosted by McCook Public Schools and Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department.
Schools participating in the e...
Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith recently announced the names of the Third District high school students who will serve on his Youth Advisory Council for the 2010-2011 academic school year.
Perkins County High School students Ashley Kemling, Emily Kio...
Local school districts in cooperation with Educational Service Unit #16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find screenings.
Professionals will be able to answer questions from parents regarding the...
This year my husband decided to build me a garden. I have always wanted to put in a garden, but we didn’t want to tear up any grass or have to move the sprinklers. So needless to say, it never happened. Until now.
Since we tore out half of the back y...
Nebraska’s adult education programs served more than 10,800 adults last year and will join a national effort celebrating Sept. 13-17 as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.
Adult education and family literacy programs help adults improv...
The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will offer a workshop on “Infection Control” for emergency medical technicians and first responders.
The workshop will be held at Midwest Medical Tran...
Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is pleased to announce its second annual radon awareness poster contest for youth between ages nine and 14. The winners of the local contest will become eligible for the state contest and a chance to...
The 8th Annual Banquet, Uniting for Life–“Choices”, of the Ogallala Women’s Resource Center will be held on Monday, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. MT at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Ogallala.
The evening will begin with bidding on Silent...
By David Lott
UNL Extension Horticulturist
With school back in session and football back in full swing, it must mean that the days are getting shorter.
It is a reminder that it is time to prepare lawns for autumn and winter.
Before adjusting ...
By David Lott
How many enjoy the beautiful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus that brighten up flower beds? Now is the time to start thinking about these planting these hardy fall bulbs so these beautiful flowers can be enjoyed ...
Celebrate ReTree Week, Sept. 19-25, by planting a tree –or trees–in a home landscape or the community.
ReTree Week is sponsored by ReTree Nebraska, a 10-year cooperative initiative to promote the proper planting and care of 1 million trees...
Free resources help families overcome resistance of seniors who need help.
Just when you thought that a family caregiver’s job couldn’t get more difficult, consider this: Many of the estimated 11,500 households caring for a senior in the Nort...
Early bird registrations due Sept. 24
The 4-H annual trail ride benefit is planned for Oct. 9-10 near Halsey.
Meals, activities and live entertainment are included in the weekend’s activities at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp.
Youth riders age 1...