By Mary Karash
County Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE
Farm Program Sign-Up
Sign-up for the 2011 Direct and Counter Cyclical (DCP)/Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program began Oct. 1 and ends June 1, 2011. For those producer...
Reinke® Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, is excited to announce that Wendell’s Irrigation Sales and Service of Grant, has received a Silver Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s 2009-201...
LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska’s 2010 corn harvest should equal the second-largest crop in state history, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week.
Nebraska farmers are expected to bring in 1.48 billion bushels of corn, based on Nov. 1 conditions,...
Certain Nebraska soybean producers may be eligible for program benefits available under the 2009 Crop Assistance Program (CAP).
Signup for the 2009 Crop Assistance Program began Oct. 25 and ends Dec. 9, according to Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Direc...
“Rural Economic Development Revitalizing Rural Communities” is the theme of the 4th Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference, scheduled for Dec. 4 in Ogallala. The conference will take place at the Platte River Inn, 201 Chuckwagon ...
Nebraska Cattlemen will be hosting the 2010 Cattlemen’s College that will take place on Dec. 8, 2010. Cattlemen’s College is a short, intensive cattle producer program designed to address relevant issues and deliver information that will improve a pro...
A small game hunt is one of many ways families spend the holidays together. Nebraska’s two-day permit for nonresidents makes that easier.
Nonresidents have until the end of December to purchase a 2010 two-day Nebraska hunting permit. The permit is vali...
While most Congressional lawmakers spent the last few weeks focused exclusively on election day, farmers and ranchers aren’t about to let them off the hook for this year’s unfinished business, Nebraska Farm Bureau said last week. v“When members o...
By Larry Pritchett
Past PCHS Activities Director
Another week and a lot of happenings in the sports world while we wait for the winter sports season to start and the fall season to come to an end.
The volleyball state tournament was finished and so...
Kevin Tickle participated in United Bowling in North Platte on Saturday, Nov. 6, placing second in the competition. His partner, Bud Sauer of Ogallala, also placed second. (Photo by Ashleigh Noyes)...
Several Perkins County volleyball players have been included on the 2010 South Platte Valley Association (SPVA) All-Conference volleyball team.
First team players include Jessica Day, Perkins County senior; Shania Metcalf, Perkins County sophomore; Shann...
Selections have been made for the 2010 Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) all-conference volleyball teams. Five Wallace seniors were honored in the West division.
Included on the first team are Whitney Smith and Makayla Gardner.
Making the sec...
By Jan Rahn
With the holidays quickly approaching, there is much to be done on the home front. One of the things that should be added to the list is taking care of the needs and wishes of our military personnel serving overseas.
Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) has announced the American Red Cross will again deliver holiday cards to American military personnel, veterans, and their families across the country and around the world.
Smith’s offices in Scottsbluff and Grand Island will se...
By Ashleigh Noyes
On a cold winter day I almost always think of a warm peach pie or apple cobbler. Especially close to Thanksgiving when those tasty treats are just a few days away. So I sat and wondered why I did not know of any quick sub...
By Vernon Whetstone
We haven’t seen the bright glow of the International Space Station (ISS) in our skies for a couple of weeks. Orbital mechanics being what they are, there are times when it is out of our viewing range.
That is go...
By Shaun Meyer
Director of Home Health Services
The Smith family reunion has always been an event everyone looks forward to. Family visits, games, stories and everyone’s favorite foods are always on the agenda. On the top of the menu is Grandma’...
Whether thinking about quitting smoking or taking the steps to quit, please join Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department in kicking the tobacco habit by participating in the Great American SmokeOut on Nov. 18.
“This is an opportunity for not just s...
The holiday season is here. From peppermint lattes and potato latkes, carols to dreidels, there are reminders at every twist and turn.
Seniors should also be reminded that it’s time to sign up for Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D...
Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $698.
This amount applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2011.
The previous maximum weekly...