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  • Hints for Health

    It’s Colorectal Cancer Month By Faye Johnson, R.N.Perkins County Health Services By Faye Johnson, R.N.Perkins County Health Services What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer) is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum...
  • In the Garden

    Native plants help attract pollinators By the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Mention pollinators in the landscape and the first thought of most homeowners is the butterfly. Everyone loves to see this beautiful creature floating on a summer breeze and some...
  • Nebraska Handwriting Contest accepting entries

    The search for people with perfect penmanship is on. Entries are being accepted for the 24th annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest, which promotes legible handwriting as an effective means of communication. The contest is open to all Nebraska residents in f...
  • Nebraska’s passport sites selected

    The Nebraska Tourism Commission presents the 80 featured stops in the 2014 Nebraska Passport Program. The 2014 passport will feature 80 attractions on 10 themed tours: Sips and Suds, Patchwork Passion, Rare Finds, Home Grown Nebraska, Fork in the Road, H...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    The early bird gets in By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director In seven days, there were 48 high school basketball games played in Lincoln at the Nebraska High School State Tournament and at least three major university games played that would i...
  • Sixth grade team is blowout champ

      The Perkins County sixth grade basketball team took first place in the Bulldog Booster Blowout in North Platte on Saturday, March 8. (Front row, l-r): Jacob Woodmancy, Caleb Lagler, Alex Poppe, Kaden Smith, Trye Hickey. Back row: Brenden Pankonin, A...
  • Wrestlers wrapping up season

      The Perkins County youth wrestling club is winding down its season with just a few more tournaments left on the schedule. The wrestlers meet every Tuesday night at Perkins County High School to practice the basics, run drills and play a few fun game...
  • Local youth wrestle in Holyoke

    On March 8, nine members of the youth wrestling club in Perkins County went to Holyoke, Colo., to face some great competition. Around 350 kids from all over the region came to the tournament. It was formatted on a eight-man bracket, which means organizers...
  • Thomas second in marathon

    Megan Zavorka Thomas placed second in the women’s division in the Little Rock Marathon in Little Rock, Ark. on Sunday, March 2 with a time of 2:55:12. Her husband, York Thomas, placed seventh in the men’s division with a time of 2:40:36. Megan is the...
  • Holyoke golf course ranked among world’s best

    Golf Digest—which for 50 years has served as the most authoritative and innovative voice in the golf industry—recently ranked Ballyneal Golf Club No. 68 among the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Designed by architect Tom Doak, the private links c...
  • PCHS wins second straight SPVA speech title

    Perkins County High School speakers faced competition from Bayard, Cambridge, Dundy County-Stratton, Hemingford, Maxwell, North Platte St. Pat’s, and Sutherland in a traditional two-preliminary round format with the top six entrants advancing to a fin...
  • Wallace speech team captures district title

      The Wallace speech team competed in the District D2-5 speech competition at Perkins County High School in Grant on Monday, March 17. Wallace placed first in D2-5 with 172 points followed by Callaway with 144 points. Hayes Center was third with 137 p...
  • Testing underway on the N-CORPE augmentation project

    Goal to have project fully operational by end of MarchBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Testing of wells and the delivery pipeline for the Lincoln County augmentation project is underway, with the goal of becoming fully operational by the end of Ma...
  • Women in Ag day

      Debbie Kuenning, UNL extension educator, gives her presentation at the Women in Ag day in Grant on March 11 at the Hastings Memorial Library. Kuenning gave the presentation, ‘Identify your personality style and learn strategies to reduce conflict ...
  • ‘Big Idea’ seminars coming in April

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Research Division’s “Big Idea Seminars” event will be offered April 14 as the sixth annual Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics Spring Retreat from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Nebraska East Un...
  • Report outlines expansion in state

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A new report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln outlines the potential for expansion of the state’s livestock industry. Ronnie Green, vice president of agriculture and natural resources for the University of Nebraska, discussed th...
  • Golf courses may have winter damage

    By Dan MoserIANR News Service University of Nebraska-Lincoln turfgrass specialists are warning that this winter may have done serious damage to golf courses across much of the nation, including Nebraska. It’s too early to tell for sure, said Zac Reicher...
  • Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war

    By Dan MoserIANR News Service The intellectual war over modern agriculture has been won by the “cultural elite,” but agriculture’s continued commercial and technological success still bode well for its future, a political scientist said recently. Th...
  • Propane price spikes starting to subside

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor In a perfect world there would be no price spikes or shortages on anything, however, the reality is that a ‘perfect storm’ has created just that for the propane industry. In late spring to the end of summer propa...
  • Purple Pinkie Project coming to PCS

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor On March 19 an outbreak of purple pinkies will happen at Perkins County Elementary and it will be a welcomed sight. The Grant Rotary Club is continuing its Purple Pinkie Project on March 19 at 1:05 p.m. at the elementary. In...