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  • World class boxing returning to Grand Island

    World Class Boxing will return to Grand Island on Oct. 15 as one professional fighter takes another step in his mission to become the Heavy Weight Champion of the world. GI Family Radio Entertainment/Legacy Communications CEO Alan Usher announced recentl...
  • Band gives excellent performance in McCook

    Forty wind and seven percussion musicians in the Perkins County marching band performed in the McCook Heritage Day parade Saturday, Sept. 24. Accompanying the musicians were six flags and a majorette. With their rendition of “Baby” by Justin Bieber...
  • Osler chosen as September Senior of the Month

    Perkins County High School senior Tori Osler has been selected as September 2011 Senior of the Month. She is the daughter of Scott and Debbie Osler of rural Elsie. Osler has demonstrated her leadership throughout high school with her involvement in school...
  • Homecoming week set for Oct. 3-7

    Each fall, schools around the nation are busy planning special events for a memorable Homecoming. Students at Perkins County Schools will have a full week  of daily dress-up themes as excitement builds for the Friday night game on Oct. 7 against Morrill....
  • PCS activity schedule

    Sept. 29-Oct. 7*All Times MountainThursday, Sept. 294 p.m.    Middle school volleyball at Hershey5 p.m.    Middle school football at HersheyFriday, Sept. 307 p.m.    Varsity football at BayardSaturday, Oct. 18 a.m.    Middle school volleyball ...
  • Rotary Club looking for students to travel

    The Grant Rotary Club is looking for students who would like to experience the Rotary Youth Exchange. This program is a country-to-country exchange of 15 to 18 year old high-school age students. This is a cultural and educational experience for both the ...
  • CSC plans open house for high schoolers

    High school students have a special opportunity to learn more about Chadron State College next month. Danielle Hencey, CSC campus visit coordinator, is encouraging teenagers and their families to attend the Eagle Open House, an event Monday, Oct. 10, to g...
  • Youth competition accepting nominations from students in grades K-12

    Entries are now being sought for the 2011 President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA), which recognize individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school) and youth organizations for protecting our nation’s air, water, land and ecology. T...
  • Credit card scam targets classifieds

    The Nebraska State Patrol is urging citizens to be aware of a fraudulent scam targeting classified ads. Investigators received a complaint from a man who ran a classified ad in his local paper several weeks ago. On Sept. 20, the man was contacted by a pe...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Cheese to please

    A repeat meal at our house in the winter is baked ziti. After a few rounds at the table I know I am not the only one looking for a change in the mix. Just when I was looking for another dish to add on to the weekly Noyes menu, I came across this recipe i...
  • What's Up...Have fun star gazing

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer We come now to the last two characters in our celestial story, Cassiopeia the Queen and Cepheus, the King. Both are found in the early evening autumnal sky in the north about an hour after sunset. Cassiopeia is the v...
  • Grand Island to host twins convention

    The Nebraska State Twins Association will hold its annual convention at the Howard Johnson in Grand Island on Oct. 15-16.   The association is made up of twins or multiple births of all ages.  At least one twin or multiple must be a resident of Nebraska...
  • Four Listeria cases in Nebraska appear to be associated with Colorado-grown cantaloupe

    Four cases of listeriosis, a foodborne illness, have been confirmed in Nebraska residents, and all appear to be associated with an outbreak connected to Colorado-grown cantaloupe.  An additional case is suspect and undergoing lab testing. “Analysis sho...
  • Concert association announces upcoming series–tickets available

    Season tickets to the North Platte Concert Association’s 2011-2012 series are still available. The current season will begin with a Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, at the Neville Center for the Performing ...
  • NPCC offering numerous classes

    Are you looking for continuing education credits, professional development, or personal enrichment classes? The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise at North Platte Community College extends an invitation for one or more of the following classes. Grant Resour...
  • Annual Panhandle Safety Conference Oct. 6 in Gering

    The Nebraska Safety Council, Lincoln is presenting the Annual Panhandle Safety Conference and Exposition on Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gering Civic Center for safety professionals, human resource personnel, supervisors and managers    Topi...
  • Nominations for “heroes” accepted

    Who’s your hero? Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause? The University of Nebraska, University of Iowa, the Nebraska and Iowa chapters of the American Red Cross, and Hy-Vee...
  • Moisture preferred

    Josh Day of Day Harvesting is putting in a lot of hours these days and it’s not even the height of the harvest season. Day is shown picking high moisture corn for Imperial Beef on Sept. 12 that had a moisture content of 37 percent. With the fear of ha...
  • Nebraska corn production forecast

    Nebraska corn production based on conditions as of Sept. 1, is forecast at 1.54 billion bushels, four percent below last month but still five percent above last year due to more acres for harvest. Yield is forecast at 160 bushels per acre, six bushels bel...
  • FFA team competes in range judging

    Students from 11 schools participated in the Area III Range Judging Contest in McCook last week.   Ninety-five students participated in the Senior Division (grades 11 and 12) and 126 students participated in the Junior Division (grades 9 and 10).  Parti...