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  • Free farming workshop Feb. 13

    Perkins County farmer Steve Tucker one of several presenters at  Holyoke Fairgrounds. Anyone who has read any farming news articles has surely seen terms such as cover crops, no-till, and soil health. What is all this fuss about anyway? Mark the calenda...
  • Symposium set on wind energy development in Nebraska

    A Feb. 12 symposium at the Quality Inn and Suites Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte will provide education and initiate a conversation on the appropriate siting of wind energy farms in Nebraska. Sponsored by the Sandhills Task Force, “Siting o...
  • U.S. ag research spending lags but must remain global leader says panel

    By Dan MoserIANR News Service Public investment in agricultural research in the United States is lagging behind other nations, but land-grant university scientists still have the intellectual heft to make the country a leader in the challenge of feeding a...
  • Keep rural schools growing through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

    Across the US, school districts are working to incorporate common core state standards and hands-on learning opportunities into their math and science curriculum. These new opportunities are designed to provide real world experiences that help grow the n...
  • Poster contest open to elementary students

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the beginning of the 11th annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska Poster Contest. The contest is open to all Nebraska youth currently in first through sixth grades. This year’s theme...
  • Midwest Musings

    I can’t even eat rice? By Tim LinscottManaging Editor While climbing the ladder of journalism in Fairbury I was not taking very good care of myself. Journalism can lead to rough habits like eating supper at midnight (or later), drinking two pots of cof...
  • 60-day session will be Sen. Christensen’s last

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year’s 60-day legislative  session will mark Sen. Mark Christensen’s final session as a Nebraska state senator. First elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010, the 44th District’s senator will complete hi...
  • NSAA: Individual schools can deal with transgender policy at local level

    By Jan RahnTribune Staff The Nebraska School Activities Association has been dealing with a stir concerning a policy that would allow transgender students to play sports on any team they identify with. The issue of gender identity and adoption of school ...
  • Area extension offices to have familiar new faces

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County Extension Agent Doug Anderson will be getting his mail somewhere else, so to speak, but will still be helping answer questions in the area. Anderson will soon be covering Keith and Arthur counties instead of K...
  • Coming together for Duke

      Above: Amy Johnson thanks the crowd at the Elsie fire hall for coming out to support her family, along with husband Luke and daughter Ryleigh. Right: Residents from all over the region came to support the Johnson family as their son, Duke, was bor...
  • Our Community's History

    Dahlkoetters have first baby of 1989 One Year AgoJan. 10, 2013 Jace Lee Noyes, then six-month-old son of Ashleigh and Jason Noyes, won the cutest baby contest sponsored by Adams Bank and Trust. Second place winner was then seven-month-old daughter of Bro...
  • Rotary holds soup supper

    Above: Grant Rotary members Don Softley (right), Tarra Terry, Dana Harris and Tim Colglazier help serve soup and sandwiches at the annual scholarship fundraiser at Perkins County High School on Jan. 10. Right: Rotarian Ron Krause helps Colby Wells find ...
  • Donation provides access to the future

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor A virtual ‘who’s who’ of robots was whizzing, whirling and moving around Renee Marquardt’s classroom last week. Wall-E and R2-D2 kept busy by moving quickly on command across the floor while Buzz Lightyear issu...
  • Funds given for seminary student’s education

      Recently a check was donated to Murphy Lierley to help with the cost of his study for the priesthood at the seminary. Dawnell Glunz, a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant,  is shown presenting the check. In May, Murphy will graduat...
  • Auditions for Missoula Children's Theater are Monday

    The audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Blackbeard the Pirage will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 from 4-6 pm at Prairie View Elementary. There are roles for students K-12. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in th...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Fulfilling whose we are By Pastor Nora MendykUnited Methodist Church, Grant Last week we considered traveling by a different road like the three kings did after finding and worshiping Jesus (Epiphany). Spiritually, that road can lead to a greater commit...
  • Cogitation

    Bring on some heat By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Brrr! It is January is it not? It’s supposed to be cold outside–no? But there is one place where it should not be cold–Golden Ours residents rooms. Some are more so than others. Maintenance personn...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Coaches have the same goal By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director In the past couple of weeks, a number of professional, college and, I am sure, a number of high school coaches lost their jobs. The football season ended and football coaches at ...
  • PCS wins thriller against Sailors

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The student section was raucous, the cheerleaders had the crowd pumped up and the homecourt atmosphere was electric at Perkins County on Saturday night as the Plainsmen boys basketball team faced Sutherland in what wou...
  • Girls face St. Pat’s, Sutherland

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County’s girls basketball squad faced on offensive buzzsaw over the weekend as the Lady Plainsmen faced North Platte St. Patrick on Friday and Sutherland on Saturday. On Friday, Jan. 10 PCS dropped to St. Pat...