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  • Perkins County player signs to Mid-Plains

      Shalee Pollard, senior at Perkins County High School, has signed on to play basketball for the Lady Knights of Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte. Spring tryouts and registration was held March 26 at the college. Pollard has received a sch...
  • Tickets on sale for 2012 NCAA® Men’s College World Series®

    The sale of general admission (GA) seat tickets for the 2012 NCAA® Division I Men’s College World Series® (CWS) began on April 14. GA tickets, costing $80 per book of 10 tickets, are available through NCAA.com/CWS, from area service clubs, at all Hy-V...
  • Fins, Feathers and Fun

    April post-spawn top 5 By Ev TarrellAvid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast   Last week, I highlighted the opportunity to take big walleyes from Lake Mac in what is commonly referred to as the “transition period” between the spawn and the t...
  • Wildcats see improvement mid-season

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wildcats saw continued improvement at the Sutherland Invitational Twilight Track Meet on Friday, April 13. The girls team placed sixth in two relays, the 4x100 (Paige Aylward, Sara Hubbard, Anna Griffiths, Hayley Stor...
  • Patrick gives back to local community through FOCUS grant

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Thanks to the generosity of Miguel Patrick through Fontanelle’s FOCUS program, two local entities which impact the entire community have received donations. Patrick, a seed dealer and Perkins County farmer near Grant, wa...
  • Conservation Corner

    Buffer strips benefit conservation Buffer strips are an economically attractive way to demonstrate your commitment to conservation.Conservation Buffers Conservation buffers are small areas or strips of land in permanent vegetation, designed to intercept ...
  • Online chemigation certification available

    By Robert Tigner SW4 Extension Educator The UNL Online Chemigation Certification Training program covers all of the information presented at the in-person training events and uses the same test. The training program is designed so that you can complete t...
  • Green Up! Gardening workshop offered in west central Nebraska

    What is in the fertilizer bag? How much fertilizer do I need to use? How do I use a fertilizer spreader? How do I clean out my garden sprayer? Come find out how to get the answers to all of these questions at the first-annual Green Up! gardening program o...
  • Conference set to focus on creating bold future for state, Great Plains

    Globalization and other factors are rapidly changing the world. To create a successful future, people in rural America must anticipate and manage this ever-changing environment. With that in mind, the University of Nebraska will host the inaugural Rural F...
  • ‘Backyard Farmer’ now has an app for that

    “Backyard Farmer”, celebrating its 60th season this year, now has an app for that. The new application–mBYF –is available in the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad devices. It will be available in the Google Play mobile app store for Android devices...
  • USDA celebrates 150 years

    Abraham Lincoln started it all.By Tom VilsackAgriculure Secretary In 2012, USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, will commemorate and celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founding in 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act ...
  • Taxed enough yet?

    Dear Editor: Concerning the proposed 1 percent sales tax: from a business aspect, our small businesses already have a hard time competing with larger towns. Bigger towns may have just as high or higher tax rate, but they also usually have more variety to ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    No one is unknown to God By Pastor Mary FullerUnited Methodist Church, Wallace When you go outside now, the birds are busy singing. And sparrows, those common little brown birds are no different. They are not majestic, or elegant, or even graceful. No, ...
  • This bunny business is serious

      One-year-old Lila Hill isn’t sure she wants to carry on much of a conversation with the Easter Bunny. She was among a host of little ones who got to experience the giant rabbit up close and personal prior to the annual hunt at Grant City Park on...
  • Venango Post Office closure still proposed

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Thirty-two bills before Congress could have an impact on the future of the U.S. Postal Service, which could have a trickle-down effect to Nebraska. For now, due to an agreement made by the postal service in December, there’s a...
  • Ross family opens second auto parts store

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor To better serve the area and provide more options for customers, Ross Family Auto Parts has expanded to Grant. The auto/truck repair shop remains open in Madrid also, with the store in Grant, managed by Nick Ross, provid...
  • Fine Arts Festival in the wings

      Enjoy some fine entertainment on Sunday and Monday, April 15-16 when Perkins County High School presents the 2012 Spring Plays along with hosting the third annual Fine Arts Festival at 7 p.m. Members of the cast for “Cooking Can Be Murder” und...
  • Local group seeks help in planning cattle trail preservation

    A local group of historians and land owners have organized the Nebraska Chapter of the Great Western Cattle Trail Association (GWCTA) in an effort to mark the cattle trail that brought millions of cattle and horses from Texas to markets in Ogallala and be...
  • Showdown expected between Legislature and governor on LB 599

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, April 10. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The political posturing in Lincoln grabbed much of the attention this week as the Legislature and Gov. Dave Heineman stake out positions on LB 599. The bill w...
  • Communities invited to informational open house on Main Street Program

    Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. CDT at Sutherland Village Hall, 1200 First Street, Sutherland. All Nebraska communities invited. The Nebraska Main Street program invites community leaders and citizens from across the state to come and learn more about compre...