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  • U.S. Postal Service issues tips for a simpler shipping season

      Mail-by dates to ensure a gift arrives on time: Dec. 4 — Military mail destined for Iraq or Afghanistan Dec. 15 — Parcel Post Dec. 20 — First-Class Mail Dec. 21 — Priority Mail, the best bargain in shipping Dec. 22 — Express Mail WAS...
  • Tax preparers—get an ID

    The Internal Revenue Service is contacting more than 5,300 Nebraska tax return preparers to remind them they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number. The IRS will require the use the PTIN on all federal returns prepared by paid tax return pre...
  • Mealtime Makeovers..."Tis the season for pumpkin

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   One of my favorite things about the fall season is pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins and anything else you can think of. In small town Nebraska, canned pumpkin is readily available year round so it...
  • Shaun's Thoughts...Getting your affairs in order

    By Shaun Meyer Director of Home Health Services   If we had a crystal ball and could see into the future, we would not need to prepare ahead for end of life decisions. James was 62 years old when a stroke made it impossible for him to communicate wit...
  • What's Up...Durin's Day occurred Dec. 7

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   For all of my LOTR friends I must apologize for missing Durin’s Day. For all of the non-LOTR friends, Durin’s Day is the Dwarf’s New Year in honor of their ancient and first king, Durin I. According to a...
  • It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week—Celebrate the holidays by being flu-free

    Gearing up for the holidays? Don’t let a bout with the flu leave you stuck in bed instead of celebrating with family. “Holiday gatherings are ideal for spreading flu and other nasty viruses,” said Dr. Joann Schaefer, the state’s chief medical off...
  • Healthy students learn better

    Many Nebraska schools have acted to better ensure their students are healthy. Some schools have banned junk food and sugar-sweetened soft drinks from vending machines and reduced the number of fried foods on their school lunch menus while increasing the ...
  • State’s beer distributors remind adults: don’t provide

    On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Associated Beverage Distributors of Nebraska (ABDN), Neb. First Lady Sally Ganem, and Executive Director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, Hobert Rupe, kicked off ABDN’s Prevent Don’t Provide statewide campaign to rem...
  • 2011 crop year will not be a water-short year

    2012 not projected to be water-short year either.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   While it won’t be official until the beginning of next year, 2011 will not be declared a water-short year (WSY) for compliance purposes. The Nebraska...
  • Elsie producer to serve Nebraska Beef Council

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   In District 6, which serves Perkins County, Steve Hanson of Elsie recently defeated two opponents for election to the Nebraska Beef Council. The voting period which ran from Nov. 1-15 included Hanson, Jerry Kuenning of I...
  • Farm Bureau president responds to tax cut

    Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen recently made a statement regarding tax changes agreed to by White House and Republican Congressional leaders on Dec. 6: “Nebraska Farm Bureau is very pleased to learn that the White House and Congressional le...
  • Four-state beef conference set for January

    Specialists from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas will provide cattlemen with tips about issues they might be facing during the 27th annual Four-State Beef Conference scheduled for Jan. 11-12. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists have ...
  • Producers encouraged to sign up for conservation programs

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service currently accepting applications for several Farm Bill conservation programs.   Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water and wildlife conservation or wetland restoration funds are encouraged to sign up n...
  • 2010 Nebraska Ag Classic, “Our Job is Growing” set in Kearney next week

    The sixth annual Nebraska Ag Classic will be held at the Ramada Inn, Kearney, Dec. 14-16. Association meetings will start the afternoon of Dec. 14 and continue on the morning of Dec. 15 with joint activities kicking off with a luncheon on the tradeshow ...
  • LEAD Fellowship applications available for Nebraskans

    Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group XXXI are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. “Up to 30 motivated men and women with demonstrated leadership potent...
  • NASCAR now on track with ethanol promotion

    Nebraska corn farmers through the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association are among the organizations backing American Ethanol, a partnership formed by the ethanol industry, corn growers across the country and NASCAR. This new partnersh...
  • UNL’s Master Gardener program available across Nebraska

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Master Gardener Training is available throughout the state. The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of UNL Extension s...
  • Consider growing amaryllis bulbs

    By David Lott UNL Horticulturist   Tired of buying the same holiday housewarming gifts each year? Why not try giving and growing amaryllis bulbs this winter! These winter-time beauties are easy to grow, take care of, and enjoy with their beautiful, c...
  • Perkins County Plainsmen 1-1 after weekend on home court

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Sophomore guard Jake Sexson showed off his smooth shooting stroke immediately in his first varsity start, spinning in three three-pointers in the first quarter to lead all scorers with 13 points and the Plainsme...
  • Lady Plainsmen split opening games

      By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Lady Plainsmen guard Jessi Day started her senior season well by hitting her first three-point attempt and leading her team with 13 points in a 52-43 Perkins County victory over Maxwell Friday night in Gra...