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  • Nebraska joins 23 other states in suit challenging EPA Rule

    Attorney General Doug Peterson announced that Nebraska, along with 23 other states, filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Section 111(d) Rule, an unlawful plan to significantly restructure the way electricity is produce...
  • Back yard management workshops set

    Local UNL Extension Offices will host back yard management workshops on Nov. 23 and 24 at four different locations in the southwest Nebraska region. The schedule for the workshops are as follows: • Monday, Nov. 23—Dundy Co. Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, ...
  • Nebraska crop conditions as harvest winds down

    For the week ending Nov. 8, the eastern half of the state was dry, with temperatures averaging six to nine degrees above normal as fall harvest activities wound down, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvest continued to...
  • Applicants sought for pork mentorship program

    The Nebraska Pork Producers Association wants students to be a part of the 2016 Pork Mentorship Program. If students are connected to agriculture and believe in the future of the pork industry, they are encouraged to apply. There are $500 scholarships ava...
  • USDA NASS to collect 2015 crop data

    As the 2015 growing season comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseed they ...
  • Solar power gaining popularity among Nebraska farmers

    (AP)—A small but growing number of Nebraska farmers and owners of businesses and homes are adding solar or wind power to their properties to save money and help the environment. Among them is Rick Hammond, who recently turned on 96 solar panels near his...
  • A fun time on Trick-or-Treat Street

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  • Spooky fun at Trick-or-Treat Street

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  • Christmas Open House event fast approaching

    By Samantha GoffStaff WriterIt’s that magical time of year once again. Time for the businesses and the community to support one another, for everyone to come together, to enjoy and celebrate the blessing it is to be able to shop locally in this wonderfu...
  • Angel Tree being organized

    Perkins County children who may not otherwise have a joyful Christmas can be assured of a special holiday through the annual “Angel Tree” project, now getting underway. The project is sponsored by the Perkins County Ministerial Association and organiz...
  • Midwest awarded $7.9 million loan

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that Midwest Electric Member Corporation in Nebraska is the recipient of a $7,919,000 loan to build and improve rural electric infrastructure.“The $7.9 million will be used for our 2015 to 2018 Constructio...
  • Veterans Day programs set

    By Becky UehlingManaging Editor This year’s Veterans Day observance in Grant will feature remarks by Doug Boldt of Callaway. The 59th annual observance of Veterans Day will be Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Perkins County High School. This year...
  • Pheasant population up in 2015

    By Russ PankoninCo-PublisherThe long wait for pheasant hunters came to an end 30 minutes before sunrise last Saturday morning when the new pheasant season opened. Hunters flocked to fields throughout Southwest Nebraska, looking to bag the prized upland ga...
  • Cap View

    Nebraskans once again discuss the future of rural   As a youngster I remember trips to Colorado to visit relatives in Greeley. We always drove through Nunn, Colo., and would comment on the water tower that proudly displayed the slogan “Watch Nunn Gro...
  • From the Pulpit

    Getting a new look   I Corinthians 3:17-18Have you ever been walking along a lake on a calm day and seen your reflection in the water or the reflection of the mountains or trees? Can you imagine the early Indians seeing their reflections in the water? ...
  • Another Perspective

    Tiny houses spark simplified life   Simplifying life and living clutter free still resounds as a sought-after dream. Reality prevails far too soundly although I’m not giving up. The concept of the tiny homes that are becoming popular around the count...
  • Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage is in progress

    Nebraskans now have the opportunity to purchase health insurance from the government’s Marketplace (healthcare.gov), which started Sunday, Nov. 1 when Open Enrollment began.  Open Enrollment runs until Jan. 31, 2016. To receive coverage by Jan. 1, 2016...
  • Local help available for Medicare Open Enrollment

    Time is fast approaching to compare Medicare Part D plans for next year. Medicare decisions for 2016 must be made no later than Dec. 7, 2015. Anyone enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan has the opportunity from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to compa...
  • BPO DOES donates to food pantry

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  • Lady Plainsmen take first in triangular

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorThe Lady Plainsmen came away with two wins in a triangular with Maxwell and Garden County on Friday, Oct. 30, coming out in first. Head Coach Erica Turner was very pleased with her girls.“These were huge wins for our girls...