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  • FEMA encourages Americans to resolve to be ready in 2011

    With the holiday season here and 2011 fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging all Americans to make emergency preparedness one of their New Year’s resolutions. Throughout the rest of December, FEMA Region VII wil...
  • TOPS offers remedies for holiday celebrations without regret

    The holiday season can be a dieter’s worst nightmare. Tempting treats and schedules filled with tasks and events can quickly take a successful wellness plan off track. Parties and shopping combined with baking and planning make heading to the gym diffic...
  • UNL research confirms genetic control of gastrointestinal microbiota

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists have proven that the makeup of the microbial organisms in the gastrointestinal system is partly a result of genetics–a major breakthrough toward understanding and ultimately figuring out how to manipulate those ...
  • Nebraska State Fair preserves history

    Nebraska State Fair seeks memorabilia and artifacts.   The Nebraska State Fair is continuing the search for memorabilia and artifacts from past State Fairs to create a historical exhibition at the 2011 State Fair. The exhibition will be housed in the ...
  • Deadline approaching to apply for conservation program

    Farm, ranch and forest land operators have until Jan. 7, 2011, to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program.   The current signup for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will end Jan. 7. The Natural Resources Conservation Service administer...
  • Estate tax relief for Nebraska farmers and ranchers

    Recently, Nebraska Cattlemen were happy to hear the two year extension to the Estate Tax, also known as the death tax, was passed. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of extending all expiring tax cuts at midnight on Dec. 17, with a vote of ...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen members meet—2011 leadership elected

    The 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention held Dec. 8-10 in Kearney was well attended with over 500 individuals in attendance. Nebraska Cattlemen members and guests enjoyed a great line of speakers and discussed numerous industry issues. Nebraska Cattlemen ...
  • Big savings for no-till producers in Nebraska

    The premier crop production conference in the Midwest comes to the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kan. Jan. 25 – 26. The 15th annual No-till on the Plains Winter Conference has evolved into the most respected “continuous no-till” conference and tra...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen members set new policies at annual convention

    The 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention was held at the Holiday Inn in Kearney Dec 8-10. Over 500 members and guests were present to participate in committee and council meetings. Members were able to voice their concerns with issues affecting the beef ind...
  • “Ranching For Profitability” series scheduled across the state

    Ranchers can learn more about current issues and topics important to ranch management and beef production when the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension hosts the popular Ranching for Profitability meeting series across western and central Nebraska Jan...
  • Diversity essential in planting evergreens

    Evergreens capture people’s attention this time of year. Whether selecting a Christmas tree, gathering branches for a wreath, taking a walk or just looking out the window, their welcome green rises above the brown and gray of lawn and garden. The diffe...
  • Students give holiday performance

      Members of the high school swing choir, concert bands and choruses performed for the public on Thursday, Dec. 16 in the Perkins County High School gym. Opening the evening’s festivities was the swing choir (top photo), who performed several energe...
  • Outgoing school board members honored for years of service

      Perkins County Schools Superintendent Tobin Buchanan (second from left) presented appreciation plaques to outgoing board of education members honoring them for their years of service to the district. (l-r): Dan Hughes received a plaque for his 12 ye...
  • College Notes

    Local students graduate from UNL   The University of Nebraska-Lincoln granted degrees to more than 1,400 students at commencement exercises Dec. 17 and 18 in separate ceremonies for baccalaureate, postgraduate and law degrees NASA astronaut Clayton An...
  • Honors scholarships available for Nebraska high school seniors

    The Nebraska Department of Education is accepting applications for federally-funded scholarships that provide postsecondary education opportunities for Nebraska high school seniors with outstanding academic achievements. Nebraska seniors who receive a sc...
  • Wallace enjoys evening of music, entertainment

      An evening of musical enjoyment was had by all who attended the Wallace Christmas program the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 14. The program began with the sixth grade band playing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” “Away In A Manger,” and Good King Wen...
  • Wallace School hosts read-in

      The Wallace National Honor Society sponsored a Dr. Seuss themed read-in at the school. Students and parents came to the library for a night of reading fun. After a quiet reading time there were reading activities and games. Lane Swedberg read out ...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Danny gets his chance

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   Coaches are always talking to their athletes about how you must overcome adversity if you are going to be successful. There are times when things just don’t look like they are ever going to be righ...
  • Plainsmen unable to catch Dundy County-Stratton Eagles in weekend game

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Dundy County-Stratton forward Tyler Freeland sandwiched two three pointers around the third quarter buzzer to extend his Eagles past the Plainsmen 49-41 in Grant Saturday night. Freeland’s fourth quarter shot ...
  • Lady Plainsmen defeated in Sidney 58-61

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Guard Karissa Segelke earned two three-point plays to ignite a fourth-quarter comeback from nine points down and helped her Lady Raiders defeat Perkins County 58-51 Friday night in Sidney. Jessica Glanz and Mar...