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  • A tour of the Triangle

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   Now let’s see, where was I? Oh yes, the Winter Triangle and the Winter Hexagon. These two are not actual constellations in the normal sense of the word. They are asterisms, patterns made up using stars outsi...
  • Extension offers new class on food and fitness

    For those who have tried every diet around without success, a new approach is available. “In Tune with Food and Fitness,” a class offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, is designed to help participants get back in touch with skills they...
  • Extension offers new class on food and fitness

    For those who have tried every diet around without success, a new approach is available. “In Tune with Food and Fitness,” a class offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, is designed to help participants get back in touch with skills they...
  • Are Nebraska’s young adults drinking too much?

    DHHS alcohol survey results are in   Alcohol is the most commonly used substance in the state. Nebraska’s rates of underage drinking, binge drinking and alcohol-impaired driving continue to be higher than the rest of the nation. While alcohol misuse...
  • “Operation Lifesaver” discourages distracted driving

    In an increasingly distracted society, drivers often wear headphones, and talk or text behind the wheel. That’s why Nebraska Operation Lifesaver and the state Office of Highway Safety, in their effort to make Nebraska roads and highways safer, are remin...
  • Hints for Health...Tylenol dosage needs careful attention

    By Taffy Hastings LPN-C With the cold and flu season approaching, the staff at Perkins County Health Services would like to remind the public that every year they hear about children who have been accidentally overdosed with acetaminophen (Tylenol). M...
  • Here’s how to care for poinsettias after the holidays

    By David Lott UNL Horticulturist   What do I do with a poinsettia after the holidays are over? Poinsettias are sought after once they become available around Thanksgiving time. They are wonderful holiday gifts, and are used as decorative accents in th...
  • Warm and toasty heat not always safe

    A leading cause of home fires   The heat sources that make us feel warm and toasty also represent a leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire fatalities. Nearly half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February. According to the ...
  • Renewed Medicaid waivers give individuals with developmental disabilities more choices

    Individuals with developmental disabilities who receive services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities will soon have more flexibility and more options when choosing community services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) appro...
  • Renewed Medicaid waivers give individuals with developmental disabilities more choices

    Individuals with developmental disabilities who receive services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities will soon have more flexibility and more options when choosing community services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) appro...
  • UNMC study shows 75 percent of children surveyed consume caffeine on a daily basis

    Caffeine consumption may negatively impact sleep in some children.   A survey by a University of Nebraska Medical Center child psychologist has found that 75 percent of respondents reported their children consume caffeine on a daily basis and this may ...
  • First 2010 Census numbers released

    OMAHA (AP) — The first numbers from the 2010 Census were released toward the end of December and those figures will determine how many U.S. House seats Nebraska will have. Experts believe Nebraska will be able to keep all three of its Congressional di...
  • Watch out for liabilities when hosting holiday bash

    Ringing in the New Year with friends and family can be fun, but holiday bashes also open up homeowners to personal liability claims. Alcohol is one of the top areas where homeowners – and business owners who host parties – could be held personally li...
  • Tips to a healthy holiday season

    As people celebrate the new year, Dr. Joann Schaefer, the state’s Chief Medical Officer, encourages Nebraskans to stay safe and healthy by following these holiday health tips: • Get vaccinated. Don’t forget a flu vaccine. • Wash hands often. Fr...
  • NRCS funding available to improve water quality and quantity

    Landowners and operators within current project areas have until Feb. 18, 2011 to apply.   State Conservationist Craig Derickson announced the Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide more than $2.4 million to conserve water and improve wate...
  • FFA sponsors events

      FFA sponsored a food drive contest between classes at each Perkins County school for the holidays. Over 1000 pounds of food was collected by students who brought canned food to school as donations to the local food pantry. Winning at the element...
  • Master Gardener training set in Imperial

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Master Gardener Training is available throughout the state. The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of UNL Extension s...
  • Students complete rural career class

      On Dec. 15, Perkins County students completed their requirements of the Rural Career Development Class. An award of $25,000 was received from Federal Home Loan Bank-Topeka for the continuation of the Rural Career Development Class. Receiving their...
  • 2011 SCORE will be “Days of Discovery”

    Number of changes in store for science camps next June.   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences, better known as SCORE in this area, is returning for its 14th year in June, 2011. Camp Director Marla Sm...
  • Technology aids student learning in Wallace

    The Wallace Public School has a new polycom located in the library this year. The elementary and high school students have been to places most would never have the opportunity to visit. The junior high and high school students spent an amazing hour with...