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  • Mealtime Makeovers...Piece of history

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   A generous young woman by the name of Helen Johnson strolled into the Tribune last week with her ever glowing smile and handed me this recipe. Girl Scout cookies went on sale the same day Helen came to me with this r...
  • What's Up...Winter is shorter than you think

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   I was involved in a rather interesting conversation at the grocery store last week. One person was overhead to say, “I am so tired of winter, it is so long.” Well, not being one to let some astronomical er...
  • Snow cleared highways are not for snow dumping

    When a highway or major roadway has been cleared of snow, businesses and residents should not dump snow from driveways and parking lots onto the driving surface. Dumping snow onto a cleared highway may become hazardous to drivers not expecting a patch of...
  • Common plant families program coming Jan. 18

    By David Lott UNL Horticulturist   Have you ever tried to identify different plants in gardens, landscapes or fields? Some plant material is easier to identify than others. Plan to attend the “Characteristics of Common Plant Families” program at ...
  • New online tool provides clarity on health care reform

    A new interactive tool from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) helps paint a clear picture of health care reform and its impact on Nebraskans. AskBlue Health Care Reform, located under the Health Care Reform section of www.bcbsne.com, allows...
  • Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben seek nominations

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald have announced that nomination forms for the 2011 Good Neighbor Awards program are now being accepted. This recognition program honors individuals cited by neighbors for performing unselfish...
  • IRS announces April 15 tax filing deadline pushed back to April 18

    The IRS has announced that taxpayers will have three extra days, until April 18, to file their 2010 tax returns. The reason the deadline has been pushed back is because of Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia. This year, Emanc...
  • DHHS youth rehabilitation and treatment centers use new resource for youth

    Anyone who is or was in foster care and is between the ages of 14 and 24 can learn the skills they need to successfully transition to adulthood by joining a Nebraska Foster Youth Council. The Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers (YRTCs) in Kearney ...
  • 2011 Live Healthy Nebraska

    In an effort to increase overall community health and wellness, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) would like to introduce a program to the workplace which has garnered much success over the past decade. The Nebraska Sports Council is p...
  • NRCS extends sign-up period for conservation stewardship program

    Applications will now be accepted through Jan. 21.   The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the ranking period cut-off date for producers to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to Jan. 21. CSP is a voluntary pr...
  • U.S. home heating fires a cause of fires and fatalities

    NFPA says basic safety precautions can minimize risk to associated fires.   As temperatures drop, home heating systems will fast kick into gear. However, some of the heat sources that make residents feel warm and toasty also represent a leading cause o...
  • FSA Scoop...Reporting and signup near

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE   Foreign landowners must report land transactions within 90 days of the date of the sale. Report forms FSA-153, Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report are availa...
  • Pesticide Safety Education scheduled in several locations

    Nebraska’s noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification in 2011 to buy or use restricted-use pesticides can get training through University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Several sessions for training have been...
  • Nebraska Corn Board to meet next week in Lincoln

    The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Embassy Suites located in Lincoln. The Board will address regular board business and consider funding requests. The meeting is open to the public. A copy of the agenda is...
  • Wind workshop set

    Wind Energy Transmission: Paths, Perplexities, and Progress Feb. 9, 10, 2011 in Omaha.   The AWEA Wind & Transmission Workshop is the leading transmission event dedicated solely to the challenges and solutions related to transmission and wind energ...
  • Land Application Training field days offered

    Land Application Training Archives will be available Jan. 27 or Feb. 2 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CST at state extension offices. Producers will learn the latest on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment. Livest...
  • Sustainability conversations in February to focus on five key resource areas

    The Conversations Conference on Nebraska Environment and Sustainability Feb. 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will focus on water, land, energy, food and materials. Registration costs $10 for professionals and the general public, and is free to st...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Learn when to brag and when to bet

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   Okay, how many of you took the Seahawks to beat the Saints in the first round of the NFL playoffs? Of the two games played last Saturday, the game that looked hard maybe to pick would be the Jets and ...
  • Plainsmen give Irish another win

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Micki Clinch charged through the middle of the lane, cue-balled a defender into a side pocket and rolled his ball in the hoop to lengthen North Platte St. Pats’ third quarter lead to 39-31 as the Irish left Gr...
  • Sailors hand Plansmen loss number nine

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Guard Austin Kelly started the game on fire, launching and landing two three pointers to push his Sailors to a 16-6 first quarter lead, allowing his team to cruise to a 45-34 win over the Plainsmen Saturday nigh...