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...
Government grant sparks collaborative effort to reduce waste, save money, and protect the environment.
When George Witt began to offer a higher grade of motor oil to his customers to increase the interval between oil changes, he was not aware that he...
Nebraska CattleWomen presented the following awards during the Annual Nebraska Cattlemen and CattleWomen convention held recently in Kearney.
Helping Hand Award
The Nebraska CattleWomen Helping Hand Award is given to an individual or organizat...
Burn association to be organized
The Grant NRCS field office is hosting a workshop on organizing and executing prescribed fire operations, and to organize a burn association for Chase and Perkins counties.
The meeting is open to the public and is ...
In the shadow of an improving economy, Nebraska Farm Bureau picks agriculture’s top five issues in 2010 and forecasts what will be agricultural challenges in 2011.
Agriculture continues to be a target for a variety of groups upset with modern food prod...
Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska.
The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor....
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Updates available at WWW.PCS.ESU16.ORG
Thursday, Jan. 6
4 p.m. Boys/girls junior high basketball at NPSP
4 p.m. Freshmen/sophomore girls basketball
at Dundy Co.-Stratton (Benkelman)
6 p.m. JV-varsity gi...
Head Start, a program of Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska (Mid), provides comprehensive services to 10 families in Perkins County.
The home-based model is parent-focused and works with the adults in each household to work with their child as ...
During the past semester students from Wallace have had the opportunity to experience some amazing and far away places. Elementary students have gotten to see the San Diego Zoo, travel through Plymouth Plantation, and speak with author Laura Numeroff, aut...
By Craig R. Christiansen
Executive Director NSEA
In the roughest economy since the Great Depression, there is legitimate concern about the fiscal health of our state.
Some state senators are warning that there may be a huge decrease in state aid to...
By Larry Pritchett
Past PCHS Activities Director
What a difference a year makes. Last year the Huskers finished with a 10-4 record and everyone was upbeat and could hardly wait until football started for the 2010 season. The 2010 season ends with a ...
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Sophomore guard Quinton Hite came out shootin’ and lootin’ and his 17 points carried his Plainsmen to a 51-43 victory over Maxwell on Wednesday (Dec. 29) in the Perkins County Holiday Tournament consolation ...
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Chase County forward Alexis Tropf scored the most field goals in the game, but none seemed bigger than the foul line jump shot she plunged through to seal a 44-38 victory for her Lady Longhorns over the Lady Plai...