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  • Parents: make sure student has current immunizations

    It’s that time of year again, and where has the summer gone? With just a couple weeks until school starts make sure your children have their immunizations. In Nebraska, children are required to be protected by immunization against various diseases in o...
  • College students should get meningitis vaccine

    College season is almost underway. Parents who are preparing to send a child to college soon, make sure your student receives the meningitis vaccinations. Meningitis or “spinal meningitis” is an inflammation and an infection of the membranes that cov...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...How do you do it?

    As I lay on the couch a while back, my husband says to me, “How do you come up with your ideas each week?” My reply was simply, “I don’t know, I just do. I sit at my computer and think of things that have gone on and food that is good, and I writ...
  • What's Up...Search for the dark in the dark

    The dance of the planets still continues in the early evening sky, and will do so well into September. With a clear, unobstructed western horizon we can sit on the sidelines and enjoy the show. For a while even tiny, first-planet-out-from-the-Sun, Merc...
  • Beef cook-off seeking recipes for contest

    All entries for the “What’s for Dinner” beef cook-off must be received by the end of business on Friday, Aug. 27.   Does anyone have a creative, kid friendly beef recipe?  Could anyone use a new set of kitchen appliances?   If the answer is...
  • MPCC can help those considering career change

    In these turbulent economic times, people who find themselves considering a change in careers may be wondering what the current job market looks like and if they have the skills necessary to qualify for jobs that are in demand. Although Mid-Plains Comm...
  • Summer parties and gatherings near water present safety risks

    New research shows need to take steps to stay safe during summer activities. An estimated 32 million people across the U.S. plan to host parties or gatherings near water this summer, according to new research by Trusted Choice® and the Independent Ins...
  • Udderly amusing

    Tori Osler and Elisa Carlson dive for the fence to get their goat in hopes of being the best in the new goat milking contest at the Perkins County Fair. Several contestants gave it their all in pursuit of a $200 prize on Friday night in front of the grand...
  • New candidates join race for seat on Venango board

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor More candidates have been added to the 2010 November General Election ballot. Monday was the cutoff for non-incumbents to file for village trustee and ESU seats.  The most recent filings have been for the Village of Ven...
  • Medical personnel view features of portable hospital

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Hopefully it will never be needed—but it’s comforting to know a trailer full of emergency equipment is available just in case. A 20-bed hospital could be set up at an alternate location in case of an emergency that req...
  • Another Perspective...Must a bike-riding experience include a helmet?

    I’ve really enjoyed bike riding this summer. Some days all it amounts to is riding to work, then home for lunch and back and maybe running some errands. But I figure that’s better than nothing, especially when those errands take me to the other end o...
  • Fair kicks off with a safety bicycle ride around town

    On the second day of the Perkins County Fair, Tuesday, July 27, kids gathered at the park for a bicycle ride around Grant. The event was sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department and Pinnacle Bank. This was the fifth year that the event was held during...
  • PCHSF golf tournament will help provide new hospital beds

    Sunday, Aug. 15 is the date set for the 14th annual Perkins County Health Services Foundation Golf Tournament. It will be held at the Grant Golf Course at 1 p.m. This year, the proceeds of the tourney will go to help purchase five new hospital beds at ...
  • HIP registration begins Aug. 1

    Hunters may register for the Harvest Information Program (HIP) beginning Aug. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. HIP registration is required of Nebraska residents age 16 and older and all nonresidents who plan to hunt migratory ga...
  • Madrid farmer puts safety ahead of profit from corn

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Summer in our rural communities is abuzz with residents going every which way. The farmers are on the move with machinery, kids are involved in activities, the fair is underway, and everyone is running an errand or two dai...
  • FSA Scoop...Meet the county committee members

    The office will be hosting a “get to know your county committee” and having a short informational meeting on the duties of the committee. If you would like to know what the committee duties are and would like to meet the members, please stop into the...
  • Plot tour Aug. 2 offers new management strategies

    “With today’s tight irrigation water allocations and high input costs, producers are looking for better irrigation strategies to achieve the most from the water they have and the nitrogen they apply,” stated Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska–L...
  • Nebraska young farmers and ranchers tell their stories in U.S. capital

    In meetings with Nebraska’s Congressional delegation this week, six young Nebraska farmers and ranchers used examples from their own families and farms to illustrate how increased federal regulation and lack of Congressional action on the estate tax wi...
  • State hay harvesting permit reminders

    In its third year, the program that enables Nebraska landowners to receive hay harvesting permits is in effect.   These permits are for the harvesting of hay from the right-of-way of state maintained highways. Interstate highways and freeways are excl...
  • Lawns can look good while conserving water

    The good news about lawn and landscape irrigation is that you can have your cake and eat it, too. Lawns and landscapes can be designed and maintained to be good looking and water conserving.   From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s John Fec...