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  • In the Garden

    Creating a kids garden can be great fun By the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Recently an article was released showing the top five toys that no kids should live without –toys that fit any budget and work for a variety of ages. One of these toys was DIR...
  • Nebraska Timeline

    Rhubarb, the pie lover’s delight By the Nebraska State Historical Society Rhubarb, a plant well known to pie and dessert lovers in Nebraska, has a long history in this state. Its use as a substitute for fruit in a newly settled country where fruit gro...
  • Organ donation can mean new life for many recipients

    Nearly 300,000 people in Nebraska either have or are at risk of developing kidney disease and are waiting for a life-saving transplant. How many of these kidney patients are your friends, family and neighbors living right here in Nebraska? According to th...
  • It’s time for “Great Nebraska Trash-Off”

    Spring has sprung early in Nebraska this year, and roadside litter is one of many things that grab our attention. Who cleans up all that trash? Adopt-a-Highway volunteers are gearing up for the 22nd annual Great Nebraska Trash-Off, April 14 to May 13. Sp...
  • Goal is 500,000 meals for Imperial Feed My Starving Children event in July

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican   In July, 2012, volunteers from  throughout southwest Nebraska and northeastern Colorado joined together in Imperial to package more than 225,000 meals for starving children in third-world countries. This year...
  • Students awarded at SPVA music contest

      On Tuesday, March 27, Perkins County High School hosted the SPVA Music Contest.  Six schools–Chase County, Hershey, Maxwell, North Platte St. Pats, Perkins County, and Sutherland brought together their music students to perform and compete for Be...
  • PCS students compete at inter-high day

    More than 400 students from area high schools were on the McCook Community College campus Wednesday to compete in the annual Inter-High Day academic competition. Students tested their knowledge in 25 subjects. The three winning schools included Dundy Coun...
  • Wallace musicians attend all-state band event

    Wallace High School was well represented at the 2012 Class D All State Band event. Eight students were selected to participate in one of the three bands that make up Class D All State. Paige Aylward was chosen to play flute and Jaclyn Nelson and Anna Gri...
  • Boldt receives full-tuition scholarship to Chadron

    Taylor Boldt of Grant has been selected to receive scholarship assistance to attend Chadron State College this fall. Boldt has been awarded the full-tuition Rural Health Opportunities Program Waiver and the $1,000 Academic Achievement Award. The RHOP waiv...
  • College Notes

    Area students join UNK honor society The Phi Eta Sigma national honor society for sophomores at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has inducted 99 members, according to Dr. Rob Luscher, Phi Eta Sigma adviser. Among those sophomores inducted were Emil...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Pointing out the one and done By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This is just a little “left over” from the college basketball season. The men’s and women’s champions are crowned and both were deserving champions. Baylor on the wome...
  • Perkins County athletes host E. Lee Todd Invitational

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor   The Perkins County Plainsmen hosted the E. Lee Todd Invitational track and field meet on Thursday, April 5, with 10 participating teams on the boys’ side and 12 teams in the girls’ division. The Plainsmen boys ranked fi...
  • Several Wallace track athletes place at South Loup Invite

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer   The Wallace Wildcats competed at the South Loup Invite on Thursday, April 5 in Arnold.  There were 13 schools at the meet, including the girls team champion, Brady, and the boys team champion, South Loup.   Sierra R...
  • Fins, Feathers and Fun

    April “Gold” Rush at Big Mac By Ev TarrellAvid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast It will be forever burned in my mind. We had been methodically drifting a steep sand drop off on Lake McConaughy hoping any of the “arcs” on the locator wou...
  • Spring turkey season opens April 14 for shotgun hunters

    The spring turkey season opens across the state for shotgun hunters on April 14, one week after it opens for youth shotgun hunters, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The season opened for archers in late March. All spring turkey seasons...
  • 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....