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  • Greenwood receives SkillsUSA Award

    Matthew Greenwood of Grant was among 52 Nebraska students receiving national SkillsUSA awards during competition June 20-24 in Kansas City, Mo. Greenwood, a student at Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, received 10th place in college/technical pl...
  • Local families needed for cultural exchange students

    ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15-18 from a variety of countries around the world. Students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...My 4th of July Pie

    Since the weather has warmed up, my strawberry patch has gone crazy. Every two days I can go out and pick bowls full of red, ripe, delicious berries fresh from my garden! As I sliced and prepared the berries for freezing, I thought about the 4th of July h...
  • Couple turns tragedy into hope with long-distance bike ride

    Edwin and Carrie Lyons of Salt Lake City are turning a tragedy into a legacy of hope with a journey of a lifetime, a 1000-mile bike ride from Salt Lake City, Utah to Omaha, with the dream of raising money for an adoption as well as for cancer research. In...
  • What's Up...Plan to attend a star party

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer I don’t know what happened to last week’s column, it was sent from a different computer than I normally use so it may have been eaten by the Bitbug somewhere in transit. Anyway, here are a few tidbits from last w...
  • July CWC meeting planned

    “Moms & Daughters Day Out” will be the focus for the Christian Women’s club meeting for July. The meeting will be held Saturday July 23 at the community hall in Wallace. Tickets are available at the door and include all of the entertainment and ...
  • Stay safe when thunderstorms threaten

    “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning. On average, between 55 and 60 people are killed; hundreds of others suffer permanent neurological disabilities. Most of these tragedies ca...
  • Nebraska Timeline...Picnic mishaps reported

    By the Nebraska State Historical Society Picnicking is one of the most enjoyable summer pastimes, and Nebraskans more than one hundred years ago enjoyed it as much as we do today. Occasionally, however, these outings were marred by mishaps more serious t...
  • Street trees could help save the world

    If everyone could go back in time to the 1950s (or  just look at some pictures), they’d not only see lots of bobby socks, poodle skirts and flat tops, but also find that most of the residential streets across Nebraska were lined with large-canopy trees...
  • Controlling rose chafer in gardens and landscapes

    By David LottHorticulture educator Rose chafer, a damaging pest to flowers, fruit, vegetable plants, trees and shrubs are actively feeding in the garden and landscapes in the area. Here is some basic information about this pest, and how to try to control ...
  • Free treatment for cancer patients focuses on beauty techniques

    Program to provide cancer patients help with their changing appearance during treatment offered in Ogallala. The American Cancer Society, in conjunction with Ogallala Community Hospital, will be holding a free program called Look Good…Feel Better offer...
  • NET Radio presenting “European Jazz Stage 2011” on Saturdays

    Enjoy some of Europe’s best jazz this summer without stepping foot on an airplane. Tune in to NET Radio for “European Jazz Stage 2011,” Saturdays at 8 p.m. CT from June 25-Sept. 24. Join renowned saxophonist Benjamin Herman as he hosts 14 weekly ex...
  • Health and Human Services receives top ranking in nation

    Receives performance bonus for excellence in SNAP program. Nebraska ranks first in the nation in properly and accurately processing denials, suspensions or terminations of benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) distribution, ac...
  • Watershed structures prevent flooding damages

    Watershed structures save southwest Nebraska over half a million in flood damages. Southwest Nebraska continues cleaning up and drying out from powerful storms, which dumped over five inches of water in some areas earlier this week. Although there are ma...
  • Final numbers tallied on irrigation retirement program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican A total of 15 tracts in Chase and Dundy County, representing 1,109.5 acres, enrolled in the irrigation retirement plan offered in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). Four of the 15 enrolled res...
  • Nebraska corn mission to promote U.S. beef and pork in Japan

    The Nebraska Corn Board is sponsoring a team to travel to Japan with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to promote Nebraska corn-fed beef and pork and to see first hand how Nebraska farmers, through their grain donation program, are supporting Red Cr...
  • Perkins County farm to be honored during fair

    Katherine (Engel) Simpson of Denver, representing Perkins County, was one of 167 honorees from 70 counties for the 2011 Pioneer Farm Family Awards announced by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Fa...
  • Nebraska corn mission to promote U.S. beef and pork in Japan

    The Nebraska Corn Board is sponsoring a team to travel to Japan with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to promote Nebraska corn-fed beef and pork and to see first hand how Nebraska farmers, through their grain donation program, are supporting Red Cr...
  • Ethanol saving drivers money

    New data confirms earlier reports that renewable fuels like ethanol are saving drivers money by lowering gas prices at the pump. The Nebraska Ethanol Board has found reports of E85 prices at $0.90 to $1 lower than the price of regular unleaded gasoline. T...
  • No singular saints

    By Pastor Vince CarrigNew Life Fellowship Church, Grant Did you know that in every Bible usage of the word for “saints,” it never refers to just one “saint” in particular? The word, meaning “ones set apart (for God),” always refers to a group...