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  • Transfers could aid NRD’s acreage retirement program

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Water transfers could be  used to supplement  an acreage retirement program being proposed by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District. During their monthly meeting Tuesday, March 8 in Imperial, board mem...
  • Final pesticide training now March 28

    The last private pesticide education class for the SW4 extension area has been rescheduled to March 28 . The old date was March 30. The class will start at 1 p.m. MT at the Imperial fairgrounds. There is a $30 per person training cost for initial or ren...
  • Farm Bureau leaders lobby in nation’s capitol

    Nebraska Farm Bureau board members who lobbied in Washington, D.C. March 7-9 said the federal government shouldn’t try to balance the federal budget on the backs of farmers and ranchers. “We’re willing to work with Congress to try to get our financi...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Beef Contest held

    On Saturday, Feb. 19, a total of 305 contestants filled the exhibit building at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds for the 4th Annual NCC Contest.  The contestants represented 26 counties, 23 colleges and 11 states.   Cattle of 16 different breeds and 17 ...
  • Women in ag conference is set for April 1 in Sidney

    Women involved in farming, ranching, or other agribusiness ventures will have the opportunity to hear useful information, financial advice and even a bit of humor at the Common Threads Conference on April 1 at Sidney. The conference is designed to provid...
  • A new age for agriculture

    Given the rapid pace at which business moves today, it’s no surprise that the technology used in the agriculture industry is evolving on a regular basis. From equipment used in the field to the methods used for buying and selling grain, the industry ha...
  • Report reflects success of Perkins County Schools

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Those who recently received an annual report of the Perkins County Schools District probably had a proud moment in realizing the success of the district in which they live, work, and raise their families. The 2010 annual report...
  • High school senior takes part in rural career development class

      Adams Bank & Trust sponsored Tyler Brott for the Rural Community Career Development Class.   Brott is a senior at Perkins County High School and is taking the class to help him develop his career plan before he furthers his education at Mid Pla...
  • A career in agriculture—preparing for the “long haul”

    The career opportunities in agriculture are infinite. Interested in business? Marketing? Law? Product development? You can find all of these careers and more within the agriculture industry. After you decide you want to become part of the industry, howeve...
  • Late-start classes set to begin March 21 at Mid Plains Community College

    A wide variety of online and on-campus classes are scheduled to begin the week of March 21 at Mid-Plains Community College campuses in North Platte and McCook. Online classes offer convenience and flexibility while allowing students to earn anywhere from ...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Another season wound down

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director Weather permitting we are off to the boy’s state basketball tournament this week.   When I was putting this together, the snow was coming pretty good and the forecast for the rest of the week and in th...
  • Lady Knights head to NJCAA nationals

    Students, faculty and staff at North Platte Community College gathered Friday to wish the NPCC Lady Knights well as they head to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Basketball Championships taking place March 15...
  • All-SPVA basketball selections made

    All-SPVA basketball selections have been made for the 2010-2011 school year. Receiving an honorable mention was Quinton Hite, a sophomore at Perkins County High School. Making the second team girls team were Tanya Metcalf, PCHS junior and Jessica Day, a s...
  • PCHS students chosen for NSAA Academic All-State

    The Nebraska School Activities Association is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Winter 2011 NSAAAcademic All-State Awards. This NSAA award program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season thei...
  • Bighorn sheep permit brings $117,500 at auction

    A Nebraska bighorn sheep hunting permit brought a record $117,500 at auction recently, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. All of the proceeds go to the state’s bighorn sheep management program. Thomas Lemmerholz of Heiligenhaus, German...
  • Be prepared in advance for severe weather

    Severe Weather Awareness Week: March 14-18   Spring is nearly here, and along with the change of seasons, comes the chance of severe weather in the area. The National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provi...
  • Tragedy across the globe affects people with ties to southwest Nebraska

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An 8.9 magnitude earth quake triggered a chain of events that plunged Japan into unimaginable destruction when a tsunami hit the northeast side of the island in the Pacific Ocean. Taking the brunt of the tsunami March 11 was th...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Who doesn’t love it?

    Cheesecake. When I am having a stressful day I could eat a whole cheesecake by myself! Just between you and me I think I may have actually done it a time or two (or three). When I was younger cheesecake came in three flavors that I can remember–plain, c...
  • What's Up...Dancing when the sun sets

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   Most of the action in the sky this week takes place in the evening. The smallest planet, Mercury, and the largest planet, Jupiter, are continuing their little dance in the west after the Sun goes down. If you h...
  • Phillips County to hold annual art show March 24-27

    Show to be held at Holyoke High School   The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27 at Holyoke High School, 545 East Hale Street. The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebr...