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  • NWS team at North Platte receives forecast award

    NORTH PLATTE (AP) — The North Platte office of the National Weather Service has been honored for its forecasts and warnings about a blizzard last April in western Nebraska. John Stoppkotte, meteorologist and the office’s operations officer, told KN...
  • North Platte VA Clinic welcomes new physician

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System outpatient clinic in North Platte welcomes Dr. Gary Vandewege as its new physician. Dr. Vandewege replaces Dr. Susan Schuckert, who is leaving the VA health care system to star...
  • Radiologist at new Vancouver care center has Nebraska roots

    Dr. Jennifer Ochsner was recently hired as the breast imaging radiologist in a new Vancouver, Wash., breast care center. The clinic expects some 15,000 women to come through the center in its first year of operation. Nationally, one in eight women will b...
  • Don’t forget the second dose of H1N1 vaccine for kids under 10

    Flu season is far from over, and nasty viruses have the potential to pick up the pace and invade homes, schools and child cares.    “A second dose of H1N1 flu vaccine is recommended for children under 10,” said Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical O...
  • Teen center in Wallace to celebrate milestone

    The Wallace Teen Center, The Cats’ Den, recently hit the milestone of making the final building loan payment.  In 2006, the teen center organized to purchase the building, a main street fixture since the 1930s.  The board of directors will be hos...
  • Lady Plainsmen earn fifth consecutive SPVA title

      By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Balanced scoring and rebounding from their starters took a fifth-consecutive SPVA title for the Lady Plainsmen at McDonald-Belton gymnasium in North Platte Saturday afternoon. Senior Jenni Sis led Perkins Co...
  • Plainsmen avenge losses; win SPVA crown

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Michael York’s 18 points and daunting defense vaulted the Plainsmen to a 47-32 walloping of the Maxwell Wildcats and an SPVA tournament title at North Platte Community College Saturday night. York swished an...
  • Plainsmen slip past Irish in SPVA semis

    by Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kye Kurkowski returned from  the banishment of foul trouble to post four points down the stretch and slip his Plainsmen past the North Platte St. Patrick’s Irish in the SPVA tournament’s semi-final round Friday...
  • Wallace Wildcats come up short in last week’s games

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer A big size disadvantage played a  big  role last Tuesday night when the Wallace Wildcats hosted the Dundy County/Stratton Tigers. The Tigers used the inside play of 6-foot-7 senior Kendal Glidden, 6-foot-5 freshman...
  • Lady Cats lose frustrating game in tense overtime action

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Tuesday night the Lady Cats  hosted Dundy County/Stratton.  The Ladies started the match a bit slow, struggling to maintain possession of the ball.  Dundy County took and maintained the early lead, ending the first...
  • Shootout planned for Feb. 20

    The Cambridge Youth Sports Club is hosting the 2010 Cambridge Youth Sports Club Shootout basketball tournament on Feb. 20.  All games will begin at 9 a.m. CT.  This is a one day tournament.  The entry cost is $80.00 per team. The format for this tou...
  • Ag poster contest open to Nebraska youth

    Greg Ibach, Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska poster contest.   In its seventh year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youth in first through sixth g...
  • 25th Women in Ag Conference set in Kearney Feb. 25-26

    Nebraska women will celebrate 25 years of empowering women in the agriculture industry Feb. 25-26 at the Kearney Holiday Inn. The theme for this year’s University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Women in Agriculture conference is “Celebrating Our Her...
  • Beef feedlot roundtables offered Feb. 9-11

    Beef feedlot owners, employees, veterinarians and others in the industry will learn the latest on feedlot health, animal welfare, the environment, economics and research at the 2010 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington, Br...
  • Senate resolution would keep EPA from overreaching

    Nebraska farmers and ranchers appreciate Sens. Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns going to bat for them by cosponsoring a Resolution of Disapproval Thursday (Jan. 20) to stop EPA’s attempt to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, Nebraska Farm Bu...
  • Farm divisions defined

    Producers have until Feb. 1, 2010, to request 2009 crop year MAL and LDP for wool, mohair and unshorn pelts.  The 2010 crop year for wool, mohair, and unshorn pelts began on Jan. 1 and ends on Dec. 31, 2010.  Unshorn pelts are only eligible for LDP. ...
  • State Patrol issues weather safety tips

    In a 24-hour period on Thursday, Jan. 7, troopers responded to 211 motorist assists statewide.   The Nebraska State Patrol issues the following reminders for motorists traveling in extreme winter weather conditions: Use well traveled routes and giv...
  • Horticulture and Master Gardener training starts Feb. 16

    Garden enthusiasts may be interested in the 2010 Horticulture and Master Gardener Training sessions.   The program will be used as master gardener educational hours but is open to anyone even if not  interested in joining the Master Gardener program....
  • Governor outlines three priorities for Nebraska’s prosperous future

    Gov. Dave Heineman delivered his State of the State address to the Nebraska Legislature two weeks ago, focusing on three priorities: growing the Nebraska economy, strengthening education, and developing an even more efficient government. “As we ente...
  • LB 1052 an answer to LB 779 for city of Omaha

    By Mark Christensen Senator, Dist. 44 In last week’s tele-conference with the McCook Area Chamber, one of the topics was one of my bills, LB 1052. This bill is the Agricultural Production and Economic Stability and Assistance Act.   It would re...