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  • Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free trees for spring planting

    The Arbor Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2014 and receive 10 free flowering white dogwood trees. “White flowering dogwoods will ad beauty to your hom...
  • Perkins County Schools Robotics Program needs your help

    Are you a farmer in Perkins County? Know a farmer in Perkins County? We need your help! The Perkins County Robotics Program is seeking funding through the Monsanto Keep Rural Schools Growing Program. Last year, Perkins County Schools won a $10,000 grant t...
  • Perkins County participates in science bowl competition

      Lincoln East High School (Team A) was the winner of the 20th annual Nebraska High School Science Bowl held Saturday, Feb. 8 at Wayne State College. The Science Bowl is a fun, fast-paced academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in math ...
  • McClenahan to participate in rural health program

    Incoming student participants in the collaborative Rural Health Opportunities Program between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have been named. Jill Mack, director of Health Programs and RHOP at CSC said, “They are a ...
  • PCS activity schedule

    March 13-19All Times MountainThursday, March 13 Boys state basketball No school - spring breakFriday, March 14 Boys state basketbll No school - spring breakSaturday, March 15 Boys state basketballMonday, March 17 District speech at PCHS No school - K-12 s...
  • College Notes

    Lee elected to student senate Trevor Lee of Madrid has been elected to the UNK Student Senate representing the College of Natural and Social Sciences. Student Senate has the power to pass legislation for the campus, approve new student organizations, app...
  • New hearing set for Tuesday on revised LB 1074 water bill

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee will hold a new hearing early next week on a totally revised version of the water-related bill, LB 1074. The guts of the previous version of the bill, whic...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau “Top 10 List” helps farmers navigate farm bill

    Nebraska farmers will have a lot of different options to consider when it comes to farm programs under the recently passed 2014 Farm Bill. To help navigate through the changes, Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) has developed a list of “Top 10 Thin...
  • District 44 forum is Tuesday, March 18

    Candidates vying for the Nebraska Legislature’s District 44 seat will share their stances on state government issues affecting agriculture and education at a public forum Tues., March 18 at 7:30 p.m. CT at the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Cen...
  • Ranch practicum coming soon

    The 2014 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum. During the ...
  • Nebraska Beef Council seeks director candidates

    In 2014, board of director elections will be held in four of the nine NBC Districts. Candidate information sessions will be held (each session will be one hour): March 17–North Platte, UNL Extension Office, 9:30 a.m. CT; March 17–Ainsworth, Ainsworth...
  • EPA proposes safety measures

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard in order to protect the nation’s two million farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure. EPA is proposing significant improvements...
  • Midwest Musings

    May the road rise to meet you... By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Parents always have a bit ofgleam in their eye when their children do things that make them proud. My mother’s side of the family is Irish, my father Scottish. My upbringing was primarily ...
  • LB 3991 to have little effect on PCHS

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor HR Bill 3991, dubbed the ‘Critical Access Hospital Relief Act,’ introduced by Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), was introduced in early February. This bill was introduced as a means of repealing the ‘burdonsome ...
  • York cites time as factor for not re-running

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Time, or lack thereof, was the major factor Grant City Council member Kirk York said was why he did not register for another term on the city council. York did not make the Feb. 18 deadline and said he was not running again ...
  • Sat with a hat to chat...

      Hastings Memorial Library librarian Robin Quinn read to kindergarten students at Perkins County Elementary on Monday, March 3 in celebration of the birthday of author Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Suess. The beloved children’s author was b...
  • Winter weather leads to injury accident

    The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office, Grant Volunteer Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident with injuries Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4:04 p.m. Also providing assistance at the scene were the Chase Count...
  • Time to ‘spring forward’

    Daylight Saving Time, begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.  In March, clocks are moved forward one hour from 2 a.m. standard time to 3 a.m. DST, and in November, clocks are moved back one hour from 2 a.m. DST to ...
  • Our Community's History

    Pankonin’s Garage robbed By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoMar. 7, 2013 District patrons came together in back-to-back school board meetings to learn the results of a year-long study concerning the three facilities belonging to Perkins County Schools. Th...
  • Getting ahead of debt

      Jennifer and Trent Harger (standing) of Madrid are leading the ‘Financial Peace University’ course, which started on Sunday, March 2. The couple are leading around 15 people in the course, which is by noted financial expert Dave Ramsey. The nine...