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  • 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...
  • NRCS accepting applications for EQIP

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently accepting applications for the conservation program, EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentive Program). “Ranking of the applications could happen shortly after the fiscal year begins,” said Claudia ...
  • Range meeting to explore impact of past management

    Ever wondered how conservation and past land management have impacted grazing lands? Is anyone interested in re-vegetation techniques? Or is there an interest in range management and the application of conservation practices grazing lands? Then join the N...
  • Nebraska Game and Parks warns about rural road safety

    LINCOLN (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is reminding hunters to drive the state’s rural roads with care. The commission issued a statement warning that tall corn can hamper visibility at intersections. Officials say drivers can expect to...
  • Another Perspective....“Ella Marie” takes on unique meaning

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Summertime brought a fun visit from Australian relatives that was indeed intriguing. I attempted to prepare my grandchildren for the accent they could expect from our anticipated company. I showed them pictures of the kids on...
  • Pankonin selected to fill vacated seat for District 2 Commissioner

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A panel of three Perkins County officials voted unanimously to place Leon Pankonin in a vacant commissioner seat. He will complete the term of Dave Hoffert who resigned after nine months in the position. “Thank you to the ...
  • Tax rate up three cents in city’s newly adopted $3.8 million budget

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council approved their new fiscal year budget for 2011-12 on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the amount of approximately $3.8 million. Council gave the go-ahead on the figure, which is an increase over last year’s budget of ...
  • Improvements at hospital made with grant funds

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A $230,832 grant awarded to Perkins County Health Services is covering the cost for installation of new windows, new doors, and new lighting around the nurses station. According to Chief Financial Officer Tiffany Weber, who ...
  • Employee unhurt in FVC grain bin accident in Imperial

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop’s general manager believes a strict adherence to procedures and extensive training resulted in a positive outcome of what could have been a devastating grain bin accident Tuesday morning, Sept....