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  • Ogallala to host first annual Cowboy Capital Classic youth baseball tourney

    A youth baseball tournament will be held for kids ages 13 and under  on June 12-13 in Ogallala at the Western Diamonds complex.  There are three age divisions: 13 and under, 11 and under, 10 and under. Team entry fee is $250 and one dozen Diamond gam...
  • Five generations unite

    At an April Lovenburg gathering in Bridgeport, five generations united for a photo. They are (l-r): Sharon (Lovenburg) Gartner, Harvey Lovenburg, Dan Gartner, Brittany (Gartner) Morris and newest family member Jasmine Morris. (Courtesy photo)  ...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen midyear meeting set for June 3-4 in North Platte

    The 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen midyear meeting will be held in North Platte Thursday and Friday, June 3 and 4, hosted by NC President Bill Rishel and the Lincoln County Cattlemen.  A great line up of speakers and activities for members is being planned f...
  • Wallace students reach musical potential

    The Wallace student body gathered on Thursday, May 6 for their annual spring concert, performing vocal and band numbers for family, friends and school personnel. (Above) Elementary students “come together” for director LaDonna Swedberg. (Photo by No...
  • Wallace UMC to host teen lock-in luau

    Are you 12-19 years of age? Are you going into the seventh grade or a graduating Senior? Are you ready for a ‘get away” to celebrate the end of another school year and the beginning of summer?  How about celebrating at a luau?   The United Metho...
  • Alcohol and drug education classes offered next week

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. Two sessions will be held on Monday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 25,  from 5:30-9 p.m. Participant is required to at...
  • Red Cross collects 55 units

    Fifty-five units of blood were collected at the most recent bloodmobile held Wed-nesday, May 12 at New Life Fellowship Church in Grant. Reaching a landmark donation was Doug Glunz who received his five gallon pin. There were no first time donors. The...
  • Producers face many approaching deadlines

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE   TAP (Tree Assistance Program) signup began May 10 and the final date to submit an application and supporting documentation will be July 6.  This will include losses suffered...
  • CattleWomen elect new officers

    The Area 14 CattleWomen recently elected officers for 2010-2012. They are (l-r): Pam Spurgin and Heidi Merrihew, co-chairs; Kay Thomas, secretary and Joan Speck, treasurer. Area 14 CattleWomen represent members in Keith, Arthur and Perkins Counties. (Co...
  • Give the lawn a boost

    Nebraska–land of the plains and the howling wind, and apparently lack of spring. You just never can tell what we will have with the weather in Nebraska, which makes it a handy conversation piece since it’s ever changing.  Complaining about the wea...
  • Deadline is May 28 for Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for kids in July

    July 12 is the date for the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for children ages 6-14 at the Chase County Fairgrounds. The Chase County 4-H clubs are sponsoring the day-long event in conjunction with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. Coordinator...
  • Heart & Hands program coming to Paxton

    Lincoln Extension is proud to bring volunteers in the community the Heart & Hands Program.   The program will be held Thursday, June 3, at Ole’s restaurant, Paxton, starting at 6 p.m. MDT.   This educational program presented by UNL extension...
  • Plan a state parks vacation today

    Now is the time to make summer vacation plans and reservations at Nebraska state parks. Students are out of school, holidays are on the horizon and parks are getting ready for a busy summer. Nebraskans appear to be choosing to spend more of their vac...
  • Nebraska wheat production forecast

    Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2010 winter wheat crop is forecast at 69.0 million bushels, down 10 percent from last year’s crop, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field office.  Average yield is f...
  • Nebraska corn-fed beef adds value to ‘center of plate’

    Nebraska’s beef producers are the best in the world–and they are experts at converting Nebraska-produced commodities like corn and distillers grains into corn-fed beef that is featured at the center of the plate the world over, the Nebraska Corn Boar...
  • Mid-month report on wheat crop released

    Cooler temperatures and snow in some areas limited wheat growth across the state. According to the USDA, as of May 10, temperatures averaged seven degrees below normal for the week with temperatures dipping into the teens in the Panhandle. Highs for ...
  • Pankonin and Deaver advance as Perkins County Commissioner candidates

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor In a tight race, Leon Pankonin with 78 unofficial votes edged out Matt Waitley, who received 74 votes in District 2, to advance to the November General Election for Perkins County Commissioner.  In District 3 James Deaver...
  • Incumbents elected to hospital board

    One additional seat remains open and will be filled at a later date.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Incumbent candidates Brenda Kiolbasa and Amanda McGreer received 530 and 479 unofficial votes respectively to retain their seats on the Perkins Count...
  • Incumbents elected to hospital board

    One additional seat remains open and will be filled at a later date.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Incumbent candidates Brenda Kiolbasa and Amanda McGreer received 530 and 479 unofficial votes respectively to retain their seats on the Perkins Count...
  • Tears...and cheers

    Shari Sexson and son Josh exchange an understanding look during the flower presentation by graduates on Saturday, May 8.   Perkins County senior Jeannie Kuskie exits the gym with silly string in celebration. Thirty-two graduates received diplomas dur...