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  • Nebraska Pheasants Forever’s rescheduled state habitat meeting is April 28

    Landowner Help Desk available to all landowners seeking habitat management plan. The 65 Nebraska Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters will host the organization’s rescheduled annual state habitat meeting on Saturday, April 28 at the Ramada Inn i...
  • Summer junior vb and bb camps set

    North Platte Community College will offer its 2012 Junior Volleyball and Basketball Camps in June and July. The camp session dates are slated for June 20-22 for grades 3-5 and July 18-20 for grades 6-8. The volleyball camp will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p...
  • Miss Basketball registration begins

    Multiple divisions available. Six-game event. Registrations are now being accepted for the 18th Annual Miss Basketball Shootout tournament in Kearney, June 9-10. The shootout offers separate large and small school divisions for varsity, junior varsity an...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of April 5 High Game: Michele Cutler, 198;   Ashly Schwartzkopf, 189; Dee Patterson,181.             High Series: Ashly Schwartzkopf,  525; Dee Patterson, 510; Michele Cutler, 505....
  • High school hall of fame selections for 2011-2012 made

    The Nebraska High School Hall of Fame Foundation will induct twin sisters for the first time. Hayes Center’s Deb and Donna Spickelmier highlight the 19th Hall of Fame induction group. The induction ceremony will be Oct. 7 at the Lied Center in Lincoln....
  • FSA Scoop

    Proposed change to LAA The Perkins County Committee (COC) is requesting comments on the proposed change of Local Administrative Areas. For election purposes, counties are divided into local administrative areas, or LAAs.  Each LAA has one producer serv...
  • Wheat growers— scout now for early disease

    Stripe rust and leaf rust were observed in parts of Kansas, meaning Nebraska wheat growers should be scouting now for rust diseases, said a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension plant pathologist. “The detection of leaf and stripe rusts in Kansas ind...
  • Conservation Reserve Program signup extended

    “The general signup period for USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been extended one week until Friday, April 13, 2012,” announced Nebraska Farm Service Agency, State Director Dan Steinkruger. “This extension will give farmers and landow...
  • FFA scores released

    The state has released all the adjusted scores of all contests for the more than 3,500 FFA students in Lincoln recently. The room had 100 chairs set and there were over 200 students present including 21 Perkins County chapter members assisting and present...
  • Grazing tips during an extra early spring

    By Robert TignerUNL Extension Educator Spring pastures are growing fast and early. Since spring management affects your production all year, stay tuned as I share some early grazing thoughts. Spring pastures ready to graze nearly a month earlier than usua...
  • Another Perspective

    Oreos reaches century mark By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher “Oh, the kid will eat the middle of an Oreo first and save the chocolate cookie outside for last.” Many of you will recognize that old familiar jingle for a common cookie, the Oreo. Until the r...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Coming together in a small world By Pastor Mary FullerUnited Methodist Church, Wallace Does it seem like the world is getting smaller?  No matter where I go I can find a familiar face.  No matter which church I step into I feel as though I have been t...
  • Guess what’s next

      Tulips are in bloom, dandelions are poking their heads out and the sweet smell of flowering crab trees along downtown are indications that spring is here to stay, even though the temperatures this week aren’t speaking as loud and clear. Followin...
  • Assistant takes helm as Lady Plainsmen basketball coach

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Girls basketball at Perkins County Schools will undergo a major change when the 2012-13 season gets underway this fall. Taking over the coaching reins for the Lady Plainsmen will be Deanne Bishop, who has served as the a...
  • “Connect Perkins County” kicks off with after-hours gathering

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Business owners and entrepreneurs gathered last week for an event to promote growth in Perkins County. A newly formed organization called “Connect Perkins County” will support business growth through mentoring, commu...
  • Voters reminded of deadlines for primary

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the May Primary Election just under six weeks away, it’s time to think about the voting schedule. Early voting for the election starts April 9.    Secretary of State John Gale outlined deadlines regarding voter registra...
  • Dry conditions prompt many red flag warnings

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s dry—very, dry—and there have been some intense grassland fires in the area already that could have led to much more destruction had it not been for volunteer fire departments from several towns joining efforts to cont...
  • State senators pass budget, proposed constitutional amendment

    By Christine Scalora Nebraska News Service This week, state senators filibustered a bill relating to voting and sent the governor the budget. Here are some of the highlights of the lawmakers’ actions: Budget: The legislature sent the budget to the gove...
  • Fate of funding to the water reserve cash fund in the air

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, April 3 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With the governor approving budget bills sent to his desk on Monday, other bills remaining on the floor over spend the budget by about $7 million.  That means Se...
  • Easter services announced

    Grant Zion Lutheran Church April 5, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday worship service, with Holy Communion April 6, 7 p.m. - Good Friday worship service April 8, 7 a.m. - Easter Sunday Sunrise service with breakfast served following.Grant Evangelical Free Church...