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  • Preventing/managing arthritis workshops set

    The National AgrAbility Project is partnering with Nebraska AgrAbility to offer two health-related workshops for rural Nebraskans. “Cultivating Healthy Nebraskans” will be offered in North Platte on April 11 and in Grand Island on April 12. A full-da...
  • Sower Award nominations are due June 1

    The Nebraska Humanities Council and Foundation are seeking nominations for the annual Sower Award in the Humanities, which recognizes individuals, institutions, businesses and communities that have made a significant contribution to public understanding o...
  • The best trees for attracting feathered friends

    The yard around a house may seem like it belongs just to the homeowner, but that’s not quite the truth. Even the most private, enclosed backyard is home to a whole range of other creatures, from insects and butterflies to birds and mammals. Homeowners m...
  • Rural Development Conference to focus on strengthening communities

    Identifying and maximizing leadership, community and economic strengths to help rural communities throughout the state pursue and develop partnerships will be the focus of the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Rural Development. The theme for the all-day e...
  • Ecoscaping–a new trend

    Ecoscaping is a growing trend among homeowners who want to take care of their lawns and landscapes but want to do so in a way that’s environmentally friendly. Integrating both landscape architecture and spatial planning with environmental science, ecos...
  • Group to help with early identification of children with autism

    The Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorder Network is reaching out to parents and caregivers to increase the awareness of autism and to help with the early identification of children who have autism. One in 110 individuals and one in 70 boys are diagnosed with...
  • Rotarians and elementary students fight polio

        On Wednesday, March 14, the Perkins County Elementary students and staff along with 13 Grant Rotarians helped make a significant difference in the effort to eliminate polio worldwide by providing dollars that will go to help immunize children in...
  • PCHS speakers earn medals at state speech

    Tori Osler and Kristin Beck, two senior members of the Perkins County High School speech team, returned home from the State Speech Contest on Friday, March 23, with state medals. Osler, who performed in both persuasive and extemporaneous speaking, earned ...
  • PCS activity schedule

    April 5-11All Times MountainThursday, April 5No school9 a.m.    Varsity track at home9 a.m.    Junior high track at Dundy Co.9 a.m.    Boys varsity golf         at Dundy CountyFriday, April 6No schoolMonday, April 9No schoolTuesday, April...
  • College Notes

    Dahlkoetter named to honor roll Laramie County Community College is proud to announce those students earning a place on the president’s and vice president’s honor rolls for the fall semester of the 2011 academic school year. Students earning preside...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Kentucky takes the title By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director The school with the most wins in the NCAA and the school with the second most wins in the NCAA in a game to decide the 2012 National Championship. On paper you couldn’t draw up a...
  • Plainsmen compete at Ed Moore tourney

    Girls Results 100 meter dash-8th Kylie Hanson, 14.00; 1st Liz Cunningham, Mitchell, 12.90 200 meter dash-1st Tiani Reeves, Gothenburg, 26.70 400 meter dash-7th Kendra Hoffert, 1:08.18; 8th Jessi Hoffert, 1:09.83; 12th Jessie Woodmancy, 1:13.30; 1st McKenn...
  • Wildcats attend Booster Invite

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Sutherland Booster Club Invite on Saturday, March 31.  The weather was beautiful and several of Wildcats set new personal best marks.   Highlights of the meet included the girls 3200 ...
  • Life in The Slow Lane

    “Keep it simple” for early season “Long Beards” By Ev TarrellAvid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast Spring turkey hunting is a simple sport. The mistake that many make (including yours truly), is to make it complicated. While I am just ...
  • Basketball camps planned for June and July

    Mike Trader’s annual Mid-America basketball camp will conduct four individual sessions this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be held on June 10-13 at Central Community College in Columbus and July 22-25 at Doane College. Day camp...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 29 High Game: Lori Wortman, 199;  Dena Andrianakos and Kim Bergenske, 186; Starla Stetson and Laurie Fagullar, 182.             High Series; Lori Wortman, 517; Kim Bergenske, 508; Starla Stetson,  487. USBC Awards: Den...
  • Route set for 2012 Cornhusker Games Torch Run

    The route is set and registration is open for the 2012 Cornhusker State Games Torch Run. The Scottsbluff High School boys basketball team, which a few weeks ago won a state championship for the first time in 57 years, will participate as honorary first ru...
  • Conservation Corner

    NRCS offers conservation through EQIP By Janet Lagler Natural Resources Conservation Service   Introduction to EQIP The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricul...
  • Farm Bureau launches ‘Let me get my hands dirty’ campaign

    Nebraska Farm Bureau has launched “Let Me Get My Hands Dirty,” a year-long campaign to voice concerns over the Department of Labor’s proposed regulation dealing with children working in agriculture. The campaign’s theme centers on the idea of allo...
  • Checkoff calling for nominations for Beef Quality Assurance awards

    Applications for the fifth annual checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award are now being accepted. The National BQA Awards recognize four winners in the area of beef, dairy, marketing and education: The beef and dairy awards recognize p...