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  • Form 1099 repeal great news for Nebraska farm and ranch families

    Nebraska Farm Bureau is very pleased that the president has finally signed into law repeal of the onerous Form 1099 requirement found in the new Health Care Reform law. The provision, set to begin in 2012, would have required businesses to submit a Form ...
  • Farmers urged to focus on bin safety

    Injuries and fatalities involving entry into grain bins and other grain storage facilities reached new highs in 2010–with 52 cases being reported nationwide through November 2010, half of which ended with a fatality. Of those 52 cases, 35 occurred on fa...
  • Good fences make good neighbors

    In 1914, poet Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors.” This is still true today in Nebraska, where hundreds of miles of fence truly make it cattle country. However, some of those miles are not often traveled, and constantly monitoring an...
  • Variety is best defense for tree health

    Spring is here, and if thinking about what kind of tree to plant, the old axiom of “variety is the spice of life” is worth keeping in mind. In general, the more diverse a landscape, the healthier it is. This is especially true for the landscape that ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...My first Easter

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff After a Friday snow day, getting back in the groove of Monday can be difficult. This Monday, however, is very special. It is the beginning of the week prior to my first big family holiday at the Noyes household! At a get-...
  • What's Up...Connecting the dots

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Ok folks, here is one from the mailbag, “Where did all the constellations come from?” Well, very good question. The constellations, the patterns and shapes of objects in the night sky have a long history. Many ...
  • There is no place like Nebraska–and there’s nothing like a Runza

    Nebraskans far from home long for a taste of home! While New York City is a gourmet’s gastronomical delight, the Runza, a tasty German-Russian meat and cabbage pie, is not available, but made and eaten in Nebraska. The Runza is just one of the many Neb...
  • Svoboda to read at L.A. Festival

    Terese Svoboda, daughter of Frank Svoboda, will be reading from “Weapons Grade,” her fifth book of poetry, at the L.A. Festival of the Book April 29. She will also be reading at California State University, Northridge, and at Scripps College where her...
  • Families Matter helps keep them together

    By Todd Reckling, Director, NE Dept. of HHS Families Matter is changing how families are being served through the child welfare and juvenile services system in Nebraska. Core principlesinclude: • Children grow best in their own homes. • Children shou...
  • Brain injury conference is May 19-20

    The 5th annual conference focusing on brain injury will be held May 19-20 in Kearney. Highlights of the conference include Jason Crigler and his sister, Marjorie Crigler, who will explain how family involvement made a difference in Jason’s recovery afte...
  • One more homework assignment

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager If you’re one of the many  teenagers or young adults planning to get a summer job or start a career this summer, you may be surprised to see what’s deducted from your paystub.  If you don’t know alre...
  • LLL convention held in Norfolk

    The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League annual convention was held in Norfolk with the theme, “Spirit Driven.” The 115 persons attending the convention were provided with considerable information about the progress their organization, which involves ...
  • Eye allergy relief tips

    For many Americans who suffer from allergies, warmer weather brings the onset of sneezing, coughing and itchy, watery eyes. According to the Nebraska Optometric Association, eye allergies, also called “allergic conjunctivitis,” are a reaction to indoo...
  • Another Perspective...Recess plays key role in life

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher Our daughter, Brooke, took our three grandkids to Lincoln over their school’s spring break to visit Aunt Celeste. Upon arriving at Celeste’s house, Austin, age 7, wanted to go see her since she wasn’t home. Brooke tol...
  • Holy Week begins Sunday

    By Pastor Mary Fuller United Methodist Church, Wallace In a village outside of Jerusalem, Jesus had two of his disciples bring him a donkey and its colt. When they returned with the donkey and colt, the disciples put their cloaks upon them and Jesus roa...
  • Donation gives hospital big boost toward projects

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Thanks to the generosity of a late Ogallala couple, new equipment or projects are closer to becoming a reality at Perkins County Health Services (PCHS). A representative of the John Froschheiser Estate delivered a check for nea...
  • Perkins County Schools affiliates honored at annual conference

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Those from the area attending the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association Conference (NRCSA) held recently in Kearney were proud to be affiliated with Perkins County Schools. NRCSA recognizes excellence annually by prese...
  • Local agency pays dividend

      Madrid Village board member Michelle Ross accepts a dividend check on behalf of the village in the amount of $1,630.93 from Jeff Skeels of HomeTown Agency. On behalf of the City of Grant, City Superintendent Tyson McGreer accepts a check for $5,631....
  • Three of Sen. Christensen’s bills on the floor this week

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, April 12 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Three of Senator Mark   Christensen’s bills will be heard on second round debate this week, the senator said during his weekly tele-conferenceTuesday.     He e...
  • City of Grant releases public information on water safety

    Nebraska’s Safe Drinking Water Act requires water systems to implement an ongoing cross connection control program. An important part of this program is public education. It is believed that a well-informed public will be more aware of the possibility...