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  • PC students participate in Knowledge and Skills Discovery Day in North Platte

    North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition and TECH-Knowledge & Skills Discovery Day on March 3 at the north and south campuses of the college. Students from 33 area schools took approximately 860 tests durin...
  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    The American Cancer Society says colon cancer remains preventable if caught early.   Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as colon cancer) can be easily prevented; yet it remains the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women in the Uni...
  • Town of Curtis to present Easter pageant

    A “living picture Easter pageant” will be presented in Curtis at the Medicine Valley High School gym at 303 Crook Ave. on Easter Sunday, April 4. The pageant, which has been in existence since 1958 and originally similar to the passional plays of G...
  • Be on guard to avoid U.S. Census scams

    By Tom Browning Security Officer The official U.S. Census, which is conducted every 10 years and is described in Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, calls for an accurate count of people living in the United States and is used as a gauge in ...
  • PEO elects officers

    P.E.O. News The Wallace/Venango/Grant Chapter of PEO met March 1 in the home of Carolyn McArtor with Donna Arnett and Sherry Erlewine serving as co-hostesses.  The business agenda covered details of the Cottey College Bus Trip April 16, 17 and 18. De...
  • Attorney General Bruning, NAAG announce agreement with Toyota over recall

    Attorney General Jon Bruning recently announced that an agreement has been reached with Toyota to provide free pickup and return of recalled cars, as well as free rental cars or taxi fare, for affected Nebraska car owners. More than 8 million Toyota an...
  • FFA students compete in Career Development events

    Perkins County high school FFA students participated in Career Development Events on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Following are their results. Agriscience: Out of 200 FFA freshmen and sophomores in district 11 eligible to take this test, 75 students competed. ...
  • Safer landscape is a phone call away

    Hazardous trees pose a danger to people and property. When storms or high winds hit, limbs–and often whole trees–fall to the ground. “Many fatal accidents and millions of dollars in property damage can be averted if homeowners heed the warning sign...
  • Governor Heineman declares March 7-13 as Groundwater Awareness Week in Nebraska

    Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has declared the week of March 7-13 as Groundwater Awareness Week in Nebraska in recognition of the nationwide significance of the Lincoln-based Groundwater Foundation’s work and the vital need to protect groundwater in ...
  • Spray winter annuals in dormant alfalfa

    By Bruce Anderson Extension Forage Specialist Now may be a good time to tackle  problem winter annual weeds in your alfalfa before it starts greening up. Weeds like pennycress, downy brome, mustards, cheatgrass, and shepherd's purse are common in fi...
  • Extension seeks to protect waterways from stormwater runoff

    Water–even stormwater–is taking center stage in Nebraska.  Subsequently, thanks to a grant awarded to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Nebraska’s lakes, rivers and ponds soon may get a little cleaner. Extension received a $544,000 gra...
  • Business grants offered by USDA Rural Development

    USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program.   RBEG’s are available to public bodies, non-profit entities and Indian tribes who desire to facilitate and finance the development of small and e...
  • It’s NAP time

    March 15, 2010 is the deadline to apply for NAP program coverage on non-insurable spring seeded crops such as millet hay, oats hay, and forage sorghum for hay. For crop year 2010, this deadline also applies to various other forage crops, such as alfalf...
  • Meeting the growing needs of seniors is goal of North Platte business

    Serving counties of: Keith, Chase, Gosper, Furnas, Red Willow, Frontier, Dawson, Custer, Lincoln, Hayes, Hitchcock, Dundy and Perkins.   The Home Instead Senior Care® office, serving 13 counties in southwestern Nebraska, is under new ownership and m...
  • A first on March 1st

    There’s a first time for everything....and the latest snow marked the first sledding experience for Eric Sandberg, a student at Perkins County Elementary, along with a few students from Mexico. He and fellow student Colton Heinemann (back) careen down t...
  • County future to be planned

    Several community “town hall” meetings will be held across Perkins County during late March to receive input from local citizens regarding the future of the county.  The events are being hosted by the Perkins County Planning Commission to provide ...
  • New candidates throw hats in ring

    Monday was the deadline for entering the 2010 General Election—several new candidates have filed for seats in Perkins County.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By 5 p.m. Monday, the cutoff for non-incumbents to file for election, new filings consiste...
  • Electric rates increase April 1

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Effective April 1, residents of the City of Grant will see a 4 percent increase in their electric rates. A resolution to increase rates was unanimously approved during the regular meeting of the Grant City Council on Tuesd...
  • PCHSF to host annual event

    The Perkins County Health Services Foundation invites the public to enjoy its 22nd annual meeting and supper. The event–featuring free homemade soups, ice cream and cake–will be held March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Grant. After the me...
  • Dinner theatre tickets available till March 8

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor “Hilarious” is perhaps the best word to describe the upcoming dinner theatre sponsored by the Perkins County Area Arts Council. Tickets are available until Monday, March 8 for “One Toe in the Grave” performances on...