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  • Be prepared for hazards caused by ice, snow

    If the last two years are any indication of what is in store for the upcoming season, this winter will be a serious threat to homes and businesses, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). “Winter weather can inflict subst...
  • Garden and landscape need winterizing too

    By David LottUNL Extension Educator Cooler weather is starting to set in now! As we are enjoying this cool weather, fall foliage, bright chrysanthemums and all the pumpkins, we need to think about winterizing yards and landscapes. Here are a few chores to...
  • Tax incentives for businesses to purchase equipment set to decline Dec. 31

    If thinking of purchasing equipment, an IRS Section 179 provision that changes Dec. 31 can help you justify buying or leasing it before then. If not considering acquiring equipment, now may be a good time to do so if it fits a business model. A featured a...
  • The values of teaching

    By Craig R. ChristiansenNebraska State Education Assn. In the early 1900s, schools  across Nebraska would hold a special flag ceremony to honor the end of the War.  Every April 9, in remembering those who had served and died, students would write them...
  • New paint hues drawn from American landscape

    Wondering about the hot paint colors for next year? Wonder no more: The 2012 paint palette will draw heavily upon the natural colors in the American landscape, according to Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute. “Native plants and ...
  • Honor roll students announced at Perkins County High School

    Perkins County High School students on the All A Honor Roll for first quarter, 2011 are (Front row, l-r): Sammy Snogren, Kendra Hoffert, Kristin Beck, Tori Osler, Ashley Kemling, Rebecca Cornelius. Second row: Hannah Beck, Tayler Walter, Allison Kiolbas...
  • Readers rewarded at roller rink

    Students at Perkins County  Elementary School have found that their efforts in reading have paid off in a fun way, with accelerated reading points earning them free passes to the skating rink. Third, fourth and fifth graders spend a portion of each day...
  • Wallace School presents “Greek Mythology “Olympiaganza”

    Cronos (Mark Jameson) and Rhea (Rachel Marquardt) experience marital discord in Wallace School’s presentation of “Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” a spoof on well known Greek mythology on Oct. 22 under the direction of drama coach Stefanie McCain. (P...
  • College Notes

    Burge receives Outstanding Senior award Doane College seniors Tim Burge of Grant, Garrett Hall of Lincoln and Gena Kimminau of Lincoln received the Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Senior in English Award at the college’s annual fall Honors Convocation Sept...
  • Dominant lines, Johnston’s 4 TDs give Plainsmen 37-6 playoff win over rival Longhorns

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Running back Alex Johnston  followed a dominant offensive line to shred the Longhorns’ defense for four touchdowns and 180 yards in the Plainsmen’s 37-6 playoff blowout of Chase County last Thursday night in Gran...
  • Friendly wager ends in Perkins County’s favor

    A freezing night of football left Imperial’s mayor out in the cold on a wager made with Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt (left) prior to the opening round of the C2 football playoffs Friday night on Haenfler Field. A warm handshake from Imperial Mayor Dwight Co...
  • Hite wins football skills contest

    Triston Hite of Grant won the seven-year-old division of the state Punt, Pass and Kick competition in Lincoln Sunday, Oct. 16 at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He qualified by winning his age division at the local competition in Ogallala in August. He co...
  • Wildcats win over Wauneta

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats played host to the Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Lady Cats won the match in straight sets, 25-18, 25-16, and 25-14. When asked about the game, Coach Rohde said, “We played well...
  • Wildcats experience deja vu in elimination from playoffs

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The 2011 football playoffs for  the Wallace Wildcats felt like a repeat of the 2010 football playoffs. In 2010, Wallace traveled to O’Neill to take on the St. Mary’s Cardinals only to be shut out 66-0. Jump forward...
  • FSA Scoop...SURE program sign-up begins Nov. 14

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE Who is Eligible? Producers with agricultural operations located in a disaster county (Perkins County WAS NOT declared a disaster county in 2010) that had at least a 10 percent producti...
  • Producers urged to sign up for conservation dollars

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is 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 ...
  • Adams Bank receives lender honors from USDA Rural Development

    Adams Bank and Trust was recognized in North Platte as a $1 million club lender in Fiscal Year 2011 for USDA Rural Development’s guaranteed rural housing (GRH) loan program. Adams Bank and Trust provided nearly $1.9 million in home loans through this p...
  • Free farm and ranch financial clinics

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Wind Conference speakers for Nov 15-16 announced

    The Wind Power 2011 Conference sponsored by the Nebraska Wind Working Group (NWWG) will be held in Kearney at the new Younes Conference Center Nov. 15 and 16. The keynote speakers for the fourth annual conference include    James J. Hoecker, former ch...
  • The great love shortage

    By Pastor Ronald Vote Wallace Bible Fellowship I am convinced that there is a lack of love in our homes, churches and nation. Remember the song, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You”? Think about how true that really is. Are you lonely, does i...