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  • Gain financial hope at upcoming seminar

    Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than one million families positively change their financial future. This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through...
  • Postal rates to increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Postal rates will go up in April, but the cost of sending the basic letter will remain the same. The Postal Service said last week that most rates will increase April 17 under a formula that allows the agency to raise prices within t...
  • Conference at CSC focuses on early childhood education

    Attendees of the Excellence in Early Childhood Conference at the Chadron State College Student Center will again seek inspiration through motivational presentations and workshop sessions that support best practices in early childhood education. Friday an...
  • NPCC to offer puppet making class beginning Feb. 12

    North Platte Community College will offer a three-week Puppet Making class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT on Saturdays beginning Feb. 12. This fun class will teach participants how to make unique large puppets that wear size 4-Toddler clothes. The puppets can ...
  • NDA sponsors eighth annual poster contest

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska Poster Contest. In its eighth year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youth in first through sixth grade. This year’s th...
  • Gardening class to be in Lewellen

    Learn how to grow edibles indoors, all winter long, and develop practical skills for greening up your life at a gardening class at Volunteers of America in Lewellen on Saturday, Jan. 29, 1-4 pm. Cost of the class includes supplies.  Varieties of sprouts...
  • 73 percent of state’s voters favor $1.35 tobacco tax increase

    Tobacco tax would bring in $72.9 million in new revenue, reduce youth smoking.   Faced with a growing budget deficit, a new poll released last week shows that 73 percent of Nebraska voters surveyed support raising the tobacco tax by $1.35 per pack to h...
  • Upper Republican NRD targeted in Lower Republican’s latest plan

    By Russ Pankonin and Josh Sumner The Imperial Republican   Even before the Republican River Compact Settlement in 2002, a great deal of tension existed between the three natural resources districts (NRDs) in the Republican Basin—the Upper, the M...
  • 4-H market beef weigh in dates set

     Market beef weigh ins will take place:  • Keith County: Jan. 29, 9-11 a.m., at Ogallala Livestock;  • Perkins County: Feb. 5, 9-11 a.m., Cecil Hendricks;  • Perkins County: Feb. 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Lee Brothers  4-H’ers with marke...
  • LIP and ELAP apps due Jan. 31

    The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) were established by the 2008 Farm Bill. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal morality due to adverse w...
  • Pesticide applicator training offered

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Keith-Arthur and Perkins county area where pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification. • Feb. 2, 10 a.m. Perkins Coun...
  • USDA says Nebraska 2010 corn harvest down from last year

    LINCOLN (AP) — Federal officials say Nebraska farmers harvested an estimated 1.47 billion bushels of corn for grain production last year, 7 percent under the record 1.58 billion bushels in 2009. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release...
  • PCHS announces honor roll students

      Included on the all A honor roll for first semester and/or second quarter are (Front row, l-r): Jessica Day, Zac White, Jeremy Hagan, Emily Kiolbasa, Shalee Pollard, Seth Burge. Second row: Calla Mailand, Tori Osler, Kristin Beck, Callie Meyer, Vilj...
  • Perkins County speakers first at opening meet

    Perkins County High School competitive speakers traveled to Chase County High School for the area’s first speech meet Saturday, Jan. 8. Due to activity conflicts, not all members were able to stay for the final round of competition, but those able to r...
  • Wallace announces honor roll

    Wallace School is pleased to announce the names of students on the honor roll for first semester, 2010-2011. All A’s: Shanice Harris, Sean May, Whitney Smith, Ryan Sowle, Lane Swedberg, Dalton Cline, Hunter Franzen, Emily Hasenauer, John Paul Lempke, V...
  • Knights of AK-SAR-BEN awards community college scholarships

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation is now accepting applications for the Ak-Sar-Ben Community College Scholarship made possible by the funds raised by the Ak-Sar-Ben Friends. Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals attending community co...
  • Students urged to create posters in severe weather contest

    The springtime severe weather season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the annual 2011 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. The contest, sponsored by Nebraska Association of Emergency Management, the National Weather Serv...
  • PC boys earn split for the weekend

    By Larry Pritchett Sports Writer   The PCHS Plainsmen returned home to host the high rated Wauneta-Palisade Broncos on Friday night but couldn’t duplicate their come-from-behind win at Imperial the night before. The Broncos started very quickly an...
  • Plainsmen boys win thriller over Chase County Longhorns

      By Larry Pritchett Sports Writer   The Perkins County boys started their contest with Chase County by jumping off to a first quarter lead, giving that lead up in the second and third quarter, and then finishing strong in the fourth by outscoring...
  • Lady Plainsmen go 1-1 over weekend

    By Larry Pritchett Sports Writer   After a big win over Imperial on Thursday night, the Plainsmen girls came home to host the Wauneta-Palisade girls and came up on the short end of a 51-44 contest in their last game before the SPVA tournament that wi...