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  • In the Garden

    A winter’s walk can be quite lovely By Justin Evertson Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Let’s face it. Winter is not  typically considered a great time to be outside in Nebraska. There is a reason so many birds fly south for the winter around here–i...
  • Know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s before heading home for the holidays

    Early detection empowers families to plan for the future. The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer...
  • UNMC College of Public Health to offer doctorate degree in biostatistics

    The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved a new doctoral program in biostatistics for the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. The program, which will begin next fall, is the fourth doctoral program in the Colleg...
  • Twelve days of holiday safety from the American Red Cross

    With last-minute gifts to buy, social events to attend and family and friends to visit while the weather outside is frightful, the American Red Cross has 12 days of health and safety tips to make the holiday season safe, happy and bright. 1. Prepare your...
  • Webinar to focus on Network Nebraska

    The fourth webinar focusing on broadband adaptation and use in Nebraska, scheduled Dec. 21, is titled “Network Nebraska–Connecting Community Anchor Institutions.” The webinar will be available at 10 a.m. CT (9 a.m. MT), at https://connect.unl.edu/br...
  • Earth Talk

    Questions and answersabout our environment Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that gas furnaces cost less to run and burn cleaner than their oil counterparts? If I make the switch, how long should I expect it to take for me to pay back my initial investment? And...
  • Nebraska Timeline

    A midsummer Christmas Eve By the Nebraska State Historical Society The Christmas of 1889 in Omaha was memorable chiefly for the record high temperatures recorded there. The Omaha Daily Bee on Dec. 25, under the headline “Mid-Summer Christmas Eve,” r...
  • Funny Christmas facts

    Christmas is a festive time of the year–food, good company and best of all the time off from work. There are many things that most people will know about Christmas such as the Nativity story, the Star of Bethlehem, Santa, et al. However, there are othe...
  • Tips for the care of poinsettia and Norfolk Island pine trees

    By David LottUNL Extension Educator Shipments of poinsettias  and Norfolk Island pine are now for sale at retail stores and nurseries. This sure sign of the coming holiday season excites consumers to purchase these plants for friends, loved ones and them...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    The best game this year By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I watched the K-State and West Virginia game last week and even though I am not a big fan of the University of Silo Tech, they do have a pretty good basketball team and so does WV. ...
  • Plainsmen fall victim to Kimball Longhorns

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The Perkins County Plainsmen boys hosted the Kimball Longhorns in the home season opener for the host team and fell victim to the Kimball boys by a 47-33 score. The Plainsmen stayed competitive by forcing 23 ...
  • Gothenburg Swedes beat Plainsmen Saturday

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Forward Korey Ahlenstorf  took one lob pass to the right block after another and banged them off the glass in leading his Swedes to a 66-34 rout of the Plainsmen in Gothenburg Saturday night. Ironically, Taylor Boldt...
  • Home court battle ends in Lady Plainsmen favor

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The Perkins County girls basketball team opened their home court season with an extremely close fought battle with the girls from Kimball. Perkins County came from a one point deficit in the fourth quarter as T...
  • Lady Swedes hand loss to Lady Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Stout forward Taylor Wolf  broke a 39-39 tie with a transition jumper from eight feet away and propelled the Lady Swedes to a 47-41 win over Perkins County in Gothenburg Saturday night. Wolf led all scorers with 17 poi...
  • Plainsmen win home dual; participate in Gordon-Rushville Invite

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Plainsmen wrestlers competed at the Gordon-Rushville Invite, accumulating 71 team points and placing seventh in a field of 15 teams. In first place was Valentine with 202.5, second went to Phillip with 102.5 and Chadron was t...
  • Wildcats vs. Wildcats: battle to buzzer

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Maxwell Wildcats came to town Friday night to do battle with the Wallace Wildcats–a battle that went to the final buzzer. The game started out pretty evenly in the first quarter. Jose Arvizo had a three-pointer and...
  • Intensity builds as Lady Cats face week two

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Friday night the Cats played host to the Maxwell Wildcats. The Lady Cats were primed and ready for the epic battle of the Wildcats, but first quarter ended with Wallace trailing 9 to 21. In the second quarter Wallace bat...
  • Calculating heart rate can help exercisers achieve workout goals

    By determining maximum heart rate and calculating which zone to be in, exercisers can vary their workouts or ensure they are getting what they want out of a workout. Take resting heart rate first thing in the morning before getting out of bed. It is reco...
  • Bowling

    Week of Dec. 1 High Game: Dee Patterson, 210; Karla Eddie, 209; Jean Follis, 207.         High Series: Karla Eddie, 539; Jean Follis, 533; Deb Hutsell, 518; Dee Patterson, 513. USBC Awards: Tarry Terry, 125 Game Award; Cynthia Bolton, 150 Game Award...
  • Renew boat registrations in December

    Nebraska boat registrations are issued for three-year periods, expiring on Dec. 31 of the third year. Early December is a good time to renew registrations, which may be done at the county treasurer’s office or at OutdoorNebraska.org/boating. Boat owners...