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  • Emergency medical services workshops set in communities

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Medical Services Program offers ongoing training workshops across the state for emergency medical technicians and first responders.  The workshop schedule for February is listed below.   ...
  • Indoor plants help poor air quality

    Winter is the worst time of year for indoor air pollution problems since most homes don’t get fresh air and people spend more time inside. The Environmental Protection Agency recently noted that, “in the last several years, a growing body of scientif...
  • Hughes elected to USW board

    Dan Hughes, of the rural Grant/Venango area, was elected secretary-treasurer of U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) board of directors Jan. 19. The Board also elected Randy Suess, Colfax, Wash., as chairman and Darrell Davis, Ipswich, S.D,. as vice chairman. ...
  • FSA Scoop...Sorghum checkoff dates, payment guidelines announced

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE The Perkins County FSA Committee met on Jan. 13, 2011. Chairperson will be Brent Robertson, vice-chairperson will be Ashley Colglazier and Donnie Hajek will be a member. They will ...
  • Conference to focus on benefits of emerging ag technologies

    New technologies are changing the ways of agriculture. Producers will learn how to benefit from these advancements at the 11th annual Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association (NeATA) Conference and Trade Show Feb. 9-10 at the Midtown Holiday Inn in ...
  • NRDs getting look at proposed augmentation options

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Three potential sites for Republican River Basin augmentation projects have emerged after several years of study. Natural resources districts (NRDs) in the basin got a look during the Lower Republican NRD earlier ...
  • Discovering state’s water builds early awareness

    Discover the Waters of Nebraska, an educational booklet developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Project WET for students in grades 4-6, is now available. It is being distributed statewide to 4-H, extension educators, schools, natural resource...
  • Additional E15 approval welcomed by corn board

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended its approval of fuel blends up to E15–up to 15 percent ethanol–for cars and light trucks made between 2001 and 2006, a move welcomed by the Nebraska Corn Board. The announcement follows EPA’s approva...
  • PCS activities calendar

    Thursday, January 273 p.m.    Junior high G/B basketball at Chase County Friday, January 289 a.m.    Varsity wrestling at Curtis/Medicine Valley4 p.m.    JV boys basketball vs Sedgwick County (at Madrid)4 p.m.    JV girls, varsity girls, boys...
  • York chosen as January Senior of the Month

    Michael York, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as Senior of the Month for January 2011. York has been involved in FFA, Perkins County Youth Council, National Honor Society, mock trial and held the class office of secretary as a fr...
  • Two statewide communications scholarships available from Swanson Russell

    For the 10th consecutive year, Swanson Russell is offering its Gus Swanson Memorial Communications Scholarship to one high school student and one college student attending school in Nebraska. The scholarship honors the late Gus Swanson. Swanson was the N...
  • UNMC extends deadline for nurse specialties

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing has extended its deadline to March 1 for applications to its master’s degree program for nurse practitioner specialties. The nurse practitioner tracks include pediatric, geriatric, family, ad...
  • Wallace art students awarded at RPAC contest

    Wallace art students taking part in the Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) art contest were awarded for their entries. The contest was held Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Cambridge Public Schools. Each member school was awarded a medal winner for the top...
  • College Notes

    Local students make honors list at Wesleyan   Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the fall semester of the 2010-2011 academic year. Among those honored were Jacob Wall and Joshua Wall of Grant and Tiffany Dahlkoetter...
  • SPVA tourney is history

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   The 2011 SPVA boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments are history. The Hershey boys and the St. Pats girls came out as champions for this season. I don’t know if this year’s tournament had a...
  • PC Plainsmen come up fifth at SPVA

    By Larry PritchettSports Writer For the third time this season, the Perkins County Plainsman boys’ basketball squad walked onto the court to do battle with the Maxwell Wildcats. The two teams were matched in the first game of the season and then also ...
  • Chase Co. edges out PC in SPVA opener

    By Larry PritchettSports Writer The opening game of the  2011 SPVA boys’ tournament matched two teams that had played just five days prior and the game followed almost the same pattern as the first except this time the Chase County Longhorns held on t...
  • Lady Plainsmen fall to top-seeded Sutherland

    By Larry PritchettSports Writer One bracket of the semi -finals of the girls’ SPVA basketball tournament pitted the top seeded Sutherland Sailors against the Lady Plainsmen of Perkins County. Perkins County moved into the bracket after defeating Maxwel...
  • Lady Plainsmen advance to SPVA semis

    By Larry PritchettSports Writer In the first round of the  2011 Girl’s SPVA basketball tournament, the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen scored early and often as they raced to a 55-35 win over their counter-parts from Maxwell. Tanya Metcalf, who had a st...
  • Wildcats defeat Arthur Wolves in tune-up for RPAC

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats improved to 5-6 on the season with a 64-57 win over the Arthur Wolves on Thursday night. These teams met 11 days earlier in Arthur and the Wolves won handily 73-59, when Arthur’s Derek Powers scored...