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  • 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...
  • Wallace track season begins Saturday

    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...
  • Golf course ready for 2010 season

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor 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...
  • New course superintendent began duties March 1

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor 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...
  • McGreer wins rifle at Ducks Unlimited banquet

    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...
  • All-SPVA team members named

    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...
  • Vlasin to be inducted in Colorado

    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.  After h...
  • Coaches selected for West Nebraska All-Star VB Game

    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...
  • Coaches selected for 33rd West Nebraska 2010 All-Star Football Game

    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 state games

    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 a...
  • Phillips County art show this week

    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...
  • Protection of base acres

    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...
  • Pheasants Forever hosts 2nd annual event Saturday

    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 clinics offered to farmers/ranchers

    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...
  • Tips to make pasture fertilizing pay

    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...
  • U.S. and China agree on reopening Chinese pork market to U.S.

    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 ...
  • PCHSF board and community patrons gather for annual meeting

     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...