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  • Local responders attend Homeland Security training

    Perkins County Health Services employees, Kristi Griffiths, Kenny Hutsell, Becca Lagler and Melissa Prante recently completed Homeland Security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Ala.  The CDP is operated by t...
  • Commissioners adopt big game regulations

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners adopted regulations designed to increase the harvest of antlerless white-tailed deer in 2010. A record deer harvest was expected in 2009, but a late crop harvest, a cold winter with record snowfall and...
  • Beef and wine tasting extravaganza coming soon

    Mark the calendar and plan to attend the Area 14 Nebraska CattleWomen’s annual Beef & Wine Tasting Extravaganza.  The open house event will be held Friday April 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. MDT at the Grey Goose Lodge in Ogallala.  Tickets are a...
  • UNL hires new weed ecologist/cropping systems specialist

    “I see a lot of opportunity here,” said Greg Kruger about his new position at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. Kruger sees dryland production and drought tolerance as a major resea...
  • Two serious pests attacking Nebraska’s pines

    Nebraska’s pine trees are under attack from two serious pests–the mountain pine beetle and pine wilt disease.  The mountain pine beetle, a small insect that has killed millions of acres of pines in the western U.S. and Canada, was identified last ...
  • Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute applications available; deadline approaching

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the availability of applications to the 2010 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI).  “NAYI is an opportunity for Nebraska youth to explore the agricultural industry and th...
  • $5 million in grants available for farmers

    Market promotion grants proposals due April 15. On March 1 the USDA announced in the Federal Register the availability of $5 million for Farmers Market Promotion Program grants.  Applications for Farmers Market Promotion grants must be mailed to the...
  • Birthday celebration held at center

    Seniors with March birthdays were honored at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, March 19. Those celebrating included (Front row, l-r): Betty Larsen, Virginia Ford, Marguerite Ott. Back row: Arlene Kurkowski, Helen Johnson, Don Lundvall, Lois Jo...
  • Hats off to Pinnacle Bank and employees

    Dear Editor: A family fun Bingo night at the Perkins County Senior Center Sunday evening from 6-8 was provided by the Pinnacle Bank . Young and old gathered, with an admission price, to play Bingo. A table full of prizes had been gathered from communi...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - German goodness

    As much as I talk about my Grandma Irma being such a wonderful cook and inspiration to my love of the kitchen, I also owe a portion of that praise to my grandmother on the other side of the fence. Barbara Dick. My Nana Barb adds a non-traditional type ...
  • Early bird registration deadline is April 1 for 4-H camp

    Youth looking for a fun summer camp to attend need look no further than Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers during May-August near Gretna, Alma or Halsey. Registrations are now being accepted for the Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers, which are open to all you...
  • Lee selected as March Senior of the Month

    Candace Lee has recently been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi March “Senior of the Month.” Lee, a student at Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Barb and Kevin Hatch and the late Doug Lee. Throughout her high school career, Lee has show...
  • PC hosts SPVA quiz bowl

    On Tuesday, March 16, Perkins County High School hosted the annual S.P.V.A. Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament. Participating schools included: Sutherland, Maxwell, Hershey, Chase County, Perkins County and North Platte St. Patrick’s.   Perkins Count...
  • Middle school honor roll announced

    Perkins County Middle School has announced the names of students making the third quarter honor roll. All As Hannah Beck, Rebecca Cornelius, Kendra Hoffert, Chance Kennicutt, Allison Kiolbasa, Brady Mailand, Sarah Medich-Meyer, Shane Ourada, Amanda R...
  • Harms receives residency

    Tiffany Jo Harms of Wallace is one of 119 UNMC senior medical students who received their residency assignments during the traditional Match Day ceremony held in the Sorrell Center on the UNMC campus. Harms will be a family medicine resident at Texas A&a...
  • It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

    The United States averages more than 1,300 tornadoes per year, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. In recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska from March 22 to March 26, U.S. Cellular offers the following safety tips to help re...
  • Prepare now for seasonal flooding in Perkins County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With spring approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and State Farm each released reminders to residents in preparing for seasonal flooding. Those warnings are timely, because last week’s abundant rain and sn...
  • Lightning can happen anywhere, any time

    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...
  • Seek immediate shelter in case of tornado warning

    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 ...
  • Turn around, don’t drown

    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...