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  • Stroke and osteoporosis screening coming Feb. 12

    Residents living in and around the Grant, community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The New Life Fellowship Church will host Life Line Screenings on Feb. 12. The site is located at 617 W. 4th St. in Grant. Appoint...
  • MPCC student nurses finish work on ‘Quilts of Valor’

    A service project that began several months ago has now been completed by students in the Associate Degree nursing program at Mid-Plains Community College. In November, the students teamed up to make “Quilts of Valor,” wartime lap quilts made to honor...
  • Governor testifies for state aid cuts to local governments

    By Emily NohrNebraska News Service Gov. Dave Heineman made a rare appearance at the Legislature Wednesday, testifying at a committee hearing to cut $22 million in state aid to cities, counties and natural resources districts. “My budget priorities are ...
  • “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” classes to be offered Feb. 12 at Chase County Courthouse

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Chase County Courthouse, 921 Broadway in Imp...
  • Christian Women’s Club to meet Feb. 19

    Fairy tales can come true if you are “Young at Heart.” If you are “Young At Heart” be sure to join the fun at the Christian Women’s Club gathering on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Evangelical Free Church, 200 W. 10th Street in Grant.  The events w...
  • A fight for the public’s right to know

    LINCOLN—Nebraska newspaper publishers and owners testified against a legislative bill here Wednesday that could potentially push public meeting notices out of newspapers and onto the Internet. The seven representatives with newspapers from Omaha to Ben...
  • Bitter cold hard on livestock

    Bitter cold temperatures and extremes in wind chills likely will continue this winter in the High Plains and upper Midwest regions of the U.S. These conditions are particularly stressful for groups of cattle that have not adequately acclimated to such co...
  • Chemigation training sites announced

    Chemigation training during 2011 will take place at four sites in Southwest Nebraska. Chemigation training takes approximately three hours and includes a written test. Anyone who wants to chemigate during 2011 for the first time or who needs to recertify...
  • FFA hosts pink-out

    By Katie RowleyPerkins County FFA The Perkins County and  Chase County FFA chapters put on a pink-out during the Chase County vs. Perkins County Boys and Girls varsity games on Jan. 13. Over 600 shirts were distributed by the two FFA Chapters.   Perki...
  • Priority bills and resolutions established by Nebraska Cattlemen

    Property tax relief and private property rights headlined the recent meeting of the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Legislative Committee. Members of the committee reviewed and discussed almost 300 Nebraska Legislative bills and resolutions paying close attentio...
  • Gov. Heineman announces line-up for 23rd annual Governor’s Ag Conference

    Gov. Dave Heineman previewed the schedule for the 2011 Governor’s Ag Conference, being held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1-2 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. The theme for the 23rd annual conference is “Nebraska Agriculture: Powering ...
  • Cornhusker Economics conferences set across the state in February and March

    A series of management and outlook conferences will be offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension across the state in February and early March. The conferences will start on Feb. 24 in Norfolk during the day and in Lincoln in the evening. Other ...
  • Nebraska Ranch Practicum accepting registrations

    The 2011 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum.    During...
  • UNL research to focus on pesticide drift

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists are expanding their research into pesticide drift, amid new legal and regulatory concerns. Greg Kruger, a cropping systems specialist at UNL’s West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte, is leadi...
  • Signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program announced

    Announcement at Pheasant Fest marks 25th anniversary of CRP, opens new conservation opportunities to landowners. Speaking at National Pheasant Fest 2011, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the next general signup for the Conservation Reserv...
  • Farm food safety workshops offered across Nebraska

    Food safety workshops offered across the state in February and March will help producers meet requirements of new federal legislation. In early January, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law. The law requires producers to e...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Best player nobody’s seen

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   Who might be the best college basketball player that very few people have ever got a chance to see this season?  That might just be Jimmer Fredette of BYU.   When you go to a college on the west coa...
  • Plainsmen lose lead in fourth

    By Larry PritchettSports Writer The Perkins County Plainsmen boys basketball squad fought hard after falling behind at the end of one quarter and came back to take a commanding lead during the second half of their contest with Sedgwick County–only to l...
  • Sedgwick’s second quarter makes difference in outcome of girls game

    By Larry PritchettSports Writer The Perkins County girls  basketball squad played a very good Sedgwick County team tough for four quarters but the Colorado girls put together a very good second quarter to make the difference in the game and go home with...
  • Wrestlers head into SPVA

    Perkins County scored 56 points in their latest competition at Medicine Valley Saturday, Jan. 29, finishing 11th in a field of 19 teams. Medicine Valley took top honors with 146 team points, Loomis-Bertrand was second with 141 and Mullen third with 126.5....