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  • Human Services offering alcohol, drug ed class

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. Two sessions will be held on Monday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 5:30-9 p.m. Participants are required to atten...
  • What's Up

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Easy to be wimpy in this weather–but worth the view The weather is such now that it is becoming difficult to be outside for any lengthy viewing sessions. With temperatures dropping into the mid to low 20s by early...
  • New Hope Church in Ogallala to present annual holiday play

    The New Hope Glory Players will present “Where’s the Line to see Jesus?” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in New Hope Church on East O Street in Ogallala. The story, which is an original script, tells the tale of th...
  • Burpos to appear on NBC’s Today

    The Burpo family of Imperial will appear on NBC’s Today Nov. 29 at 8 a nd 10 a.m. to discuss their books “Heaven is for Real” and “Heaven is for Real for Kids.” The show begins at 6 a.m. The Burpos appeared on it in March, also. The Burpos will ...
  • Toy safety: purchasing toys for the correct age

    There are thousands of toys on store shelves to choose from, but making sure a toy is safe and age appropriate for a child is well worth the search to prevent injury or even death. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2010, there w...
  • Reduce those winter heating bills with trees

    Everyone knows that summer temperatures are cooler in the shade, but trees can help cut winter energy costs, too. The most common approach is to plant evergreen trees and shrubs on the north and northwest sides of the property. “Wind barriers can chann...
  • NET Radio celebrates the holiday season with special programs

    This season, tune in for holiday favorites as part of the regular schedule as well as special additions. Friday, Dec. 2–“Magnificats in the Morning,” 9 a.m.-noon CT. NET Radio’s annual broadcast of musical settings in the words of Mary begins Dec....
  • Motorists will pay more for fuel this Thanksgiving

    Motorists traveling by car during the Thanksgiving holiday period will find unleaded gasoline up 50 cents a gallon compared to last year. In Nebraska, unleaded fuel averages $3.42 a gallon. AAA reports that Ethanol blends at some outlets in Nebraska are ...
  • AAA predicts increase in cost to travel over Thanksgiving holiday

    AAA forecasts 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, reflecting a four percent increase from the 40.9 million people who traveled one year ago. This is the first significant increase in any ...
  • Keep food safe and bacteria out this holiday season

    Thanksgiving is approaching fast and keeping food safe at holiday parties and gatherings should be a priority so bacteria doesn’t ruin the fun. Many people celebrate the holidays with buffets, which require a lot of attention to ensure food safety, acco...
  • Give thanks for good health

    Thanksgiving is filled with good food, company, and gratitude. For many people, it’s also the source of weight gain and anxiety. This season, don’t let the holidays derail your healthy habits. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), offers tips to...
  • Gaar is second in VOD essay contest

    Perkins County students participated in the Voice of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Ogallala VFW. Each submitted a three to five minute recording of their entry entitled, “Is there pride in serving our military?” Participants included (Fro...
  • Kemling is Senior of the Month for November

    Ashley Kemling, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as November’s Senior of the Month. She is the daughter of Troy and Jonette Kemling of Grant. Kemling has been a participant in many activities while a student at PCHS. She has bee...
  • STUCO coat drive underway

    The Perkins County Middle School STUCO will be presenting their third annual coat drive. Bring coats, hats, snow pants, scarves, gloves and snow boots to any Perkins County School Nov. 18-23. Drop off sites are located at the elementary, middle, and high ...
  • Poster contest winners chosen

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) announces its winners for the 2011 Radon Poster Contest. The local winners will advance to the Nebraska Poster Contest to compete in the state competition, and a chance to win a trip to Washington DC ...
  • All-district football team selections made

    The 2011 C-2/10 all-district football team has been chosen and voted on by coaches of the district. Perkins County players receiving the honor include the following: Offense—Alex Johnston (grade 11), Taylor Boldt (12), Vinny Ross (11), Brody Prante (12)...
  • Players selected to SPVA volleyball team

    The following Perkins County volleyball players have been chosen to represent the 2011 volleyball conference team: On the first team, junior Shania Metcalf. Second team: senior Tanya Metcalf. Receiving an honorable mention was senior Kristin Beck....
  • RPAC players selected to conference vb teams

    Selections have been made for the 2011-2012 Republican Plains Activities Conference all-conference volleyball teams. Included on the second team is Brooke Hochstetler, senior, of Wallace. Receiving an honorable mention was Chelsea Sowle, junior, of Wallac...
  • New NRD subdistrict boundaries approved

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Subdistrict boundaries of  the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will undergo distinct changes for the next 10-year period. Board members approved the proposed boundaries during their Nov. 10 mee...
  • Thank you, veterans

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Saying thanks never seems like enough. Residents of Perkins County and the Wallace area came together on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 to pay respect and honor our nation’s veterans who have sacrificed so much for the freedo...