One dangerous aspect of weather that sometimes is not taken as seriously as others is lightning.
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena, but lightning strikes happen at all times of the year.
In the United S...
Tornadoes can happen at any time of the year, and at any time during the day or night. Though more common in the afternoon and evening hours, tornadoes can happen and have been reported at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning.
Many people think a tornado ...
On average, more people are killed by flooding than by any other single severe weather hazard. Most of these deaths occur at night, when it is more difficult to recognize dangers.
• DO NOT drive onto a flooded roadway.
• DO NOT drive through flow...
By Elizabeth Strand
Wallace School Correspondent
The Wallace Wildcats have been battling the weather to get outside and prepare for their opening meet this Saturday, March 27, at Hershey.
Leading the Wildcats this year will be returning state qu...
By Jan Rahn
With spring officially here, board members of the Grant Golf Course are anxiously awaiting their first scheduled event.
The club had a clean-up day recently and members have met to develop plans and changes.
One of the b...
By Jan Rahn
Hopeful that the weather will improve and hold, Zane Vapenik, new superintendent at the Grant Golf Course, officially began his duties on March 1, and will perform all of the course operations.
Vapenik is an Elsie native a...
Four-year-old Brody McGreer of Grant was delighted when he was announced the winner of the shotgun in the kids’ raffle during the Frenchman Valley Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction in Imperial on March 13. He and his dad, Tyson McGreer, were among t...
Selections have been made for the All-SPVA basketball team for the 2009-2010 school year.
Named to the first team are Kye Kurkowski, a 6-foot-10 senior and Michael York, a 6-foot-3 junior from Perkins County High School.
Given an honorable mention wa...
Madrid native Ron Vlasin will be inducted into the 47th Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The event will take place on Saturday, March 27 at the Red Lion Hotel in Aurora, Colo. Vlasin will be one of five coaches inducted.
The volleyball coaches have been chosen to lead the West and East teams for the 26th annual West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game.
This year’s game will be played Saturday, June 5 in Scottsbluff at Cougar Palace on the campus of Western Nebraska Com...
The coaches have been selected for the 2010 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. This marks the 33rd year for the game.
The game will be played Saturday, June 5, 7 p.m. MDT at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff.
Tom O’Boyle from Gering High School w...
Registration is open for the 26th annual Cornhusker State Games, set for June 19-27 in Lincoln and the surrounding area.
Lacrosse, Jiu Jitsu, and Ultimate Frisbee will make their Cornhusker State Games debut and bring the sport total to 64.
The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28 at the Holyoke High School commons, 545 East Hale Street.
The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebraska.
This is the eighth...
Due to the many acres of prevented planted wheat acreages this is a reminder for all idle ground. Land enrolled into the DCP or DCP/ACRE (Direct and Counter Cyclical Program/ Average Crop Revenue
Enrollment Program) must be protected from weeds, inc...
A very pleased Shawn Stutzman (right) shows off the Stager Condor PF shotgun he won at the Pheasants Forever banquet held at the Perkins County Fairgrounds Saturday night. Aaron Uehling, Perkins County chapter founder and president, proudly made the pre...
Free, one-on-one confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered.
The consultations involve meeting an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor.
These professionals specialize in legal and financial issues includ...
By Bruce Anderson
Extension Forage Specialist
With nitrogen fertilizer costing about 40 cents per pound this spring, you may be asking whether it pays to fertilize pasture? Nebraska research shows that you get about one pound of additional calf or ye...
The United States and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced recently.
“When I traveled to China with U.S. Trade ...
The Perkins County Health Services Foundation (PCHSF) annual meeting on Marlch 16 had a theme of “2009–A Successful Year.” This theme was highlighted in the various reports by board members and administration.
In her report, Chairperson Nita M...
Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, March 23.
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
Senator Mark Christensen’s bill
to fix the occupation tax, LB 862, got its first appearance on the Legislative floor Tuesday.