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  • Bighorn sheep released into Pine Ridge

    Forty bighorn sheep trapped in Alberta, Canada, were released into the Pine Ridge near Harrison on Feb. 9, giving Nebraska a fifth subpopulation of this mammal popular among hunters and wildlife watchers. The 35 ewes and five rams were trapped on a reclai...
  • Tax check-off benefits wildlife, habitat conservation in Nebraska

    Tax season provides a unique opportunity for Nebraskans to contribute to wildlife and habitat conservation. Line 42 on the 2011 state income tax form (Form 1040N) allows individuals to donate all or a part of their tax refund to the Wildlife Conservation ...
  • PCHS speakers finish first at SPVA

      The PCHS speech team competed at SPVA speech at NPSP on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and took home for first place plaque.   The SPVA contest, like districts, restricts the number of entries to two competitors per event per school.  This means PCHS was able...
  • Two students inducted to Wallace NHS

      On Feb. 2 the Wallace chapter of the National Honor Society conducted their annual tapping ceremony to welcome new members. National Honor Society Advisor, Mrs. Deb Jameson opened the candle lighting ceremony while current members spoke about their ...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Feb. 23-29Thursday, Feb. 235 and 6:30 p.m. B6 girls district basketball at Grant7 p.m. Boys varsity basketball NSAA subdistrict at GeringFriday, Feb. 246 p.m. B6 girls district basketball at Grant6:30 p.m. Girls varsity basketball district final vs. NP...
  • Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben accepting applications for college scholarships

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation is now accepting applications for the Ak-Sar-Ben Community College Scholarship made possible by the funds raised by the Ak-Sar-Ben Friends. Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals attending community co...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Adjusting to our own taste By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist A few months ago, while on a trip to Cabela’s in Sidney, I decided that I wanted to try some soup that they had prepackaged for sale in the fudge shop. I bought a package of wild rice soup ...
  • Creative Family Fun

    By Alyson CarlsonArt Instructor Hey all you fanatical sports parents!! Did you know that you can actually increase your child’s athletic potential by doing art projects with them? Crazy, huh! But so true! By giving kids the opportunity to use the musc...
  • What’s Up?

    Anticipation of something great By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer It has been said that the greater the anticipation of an event, the greater is the importance to the one anticipating. I would think this saying could be applied to several things; Ch...
  • In the Garden

    Working to create beneficial landscapes in backyardsBy the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum When we look at our own backyard it can be difficult imagining our actions there having much impact on others –except for maybe the next door neighbor. Yet what we...
  • Young workers, spring into action!

    By Laurie JonesSocial Security District Manager If you’re a young worker, retirement probably seems like a lifetime away. In fact, you may wonder if your contributions to Social Security, deducted from your paycheck, actually cover you for anything rig...
  • FSA Scoop

    New director, signup dates announced Perkins County FSA County Committee selected a new county executive director (CED) on Feb. 8.  Teri Moss, currently the CED in Chase County will be taking on duties beginning later this month.  The staff welcomes Te...
  • USDA offers low-interest home repair loans

    The current economic environment and its impact on the housing market is leading homeowners to repair their homes instead of buying a new one. If residence requires home improvements and if wondering how to get financing, USDA Rural Development can help w...
  • State’s ethanol sales top ten billion gallons

    Late in 2011, a Nebraska motorist stopped at a service station to fill up with ethanol blended fuel. One of the gallons going into that tank was the ten billionth sold in the state. The milestone was reached after 34 years and 200 billion miles traveled ...
  • NRCS provides $1.1 million to protect Nebraska ag land

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that $1.1 million will be available through the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) to protect agricultural land in Nebraska. Nebraska conservation partner organizations ...
  • Invasive plant ecology and management course set for June

    A hands-on course on the basics of invasive plant ecology and management will be offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte from June 26-28, including presentations, workshops, site visits ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Laying down your life Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant I have to admit that keeping the theme for this month has been a tough discipline. It is so tempting to break the series and come up with something different. Have you ever read a b...
  • Ford classmate expresses sympathy

    Dear Editor: I have just learned of the death of Glenn Ford. I would like to take this means of expressing to his family and his many friends my deepest sympathy. Glenn and I were both members of the class of 1945 in Madrid, Neb. We also graduated from th...
  • Civic organizations contribute greatly

    Dear Editor: Perkins County’s population declined 290 people from the 2000 census base to 2,910 in 2010. The impact of that loss affects the county and towns negatively. To add to the loss is the fact that the general population is getting older. These ...
  • Newly acquired lawn care begins service in Grant this spring

    SlammCo Lawncare, formerly known in the area as Gaston Lawns & Landscapes, will begin first applications in April. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Opportunity knocked, and the Cole family of Grant answered—with April only weeks away, they are busily...