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  • Ross places second at Midwest Classic

    Local wrestlers Cody Williams, Garrett Toner and Vinnie Ross were among approximately 1800 participants in the Midwest Classic Nationals  wrestling tournament held in Kearney April 2 and 3. Ross brought home a second place medal from 15 and under heavy...
  • Wallace Wildcats compete at South Loup Invite

    Wallace was one of 15 schools competing in Arnold at the South Loup Invite on Friday, April 8.  Other schools involved included: Ansley, Anselmo-Merna, Arcadia, Arthur County, Brady, Burwell, Elwood, Hyannis, Maxwell, Mullen, Pleasanton, Sandhills/Thedfo...
  • Registration has begun for 2011 Knights Basketball Camp

    North Platte Community College will have its 2011 Knights Basketball Camp for youth in second- to ninth-grades June 13-15 in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium at the south campus of the college. Youth in grades two through five will have camp from 9 a.m. to n...
  • Bowling News

    Week of April 7 High Game: Kim Bergenske, 235; Ashley Schwartzkopf, 214; Diane Larimer, 186. High Series: Kim Bergenske, 575; Ashley Schwartzkopf, 552; Karla Eddie, 490.     Notable scores: Dianne Larimer 68 pin over average game and 94 pins over avera...
  • Students from 23 schools earn scholarships at MCC Inter-High Day

    Decatur County, Southern Valley and Wauneta-Palisade high schools topped a field of 25 area schools to claim top honors at McCook Community College’s Inter-High Day competition April 6 on the MCC campus. More than 600 area students competed for more tha...
  • Hat day raises funds for cystic fibrosis

    By Whitney SmithWallace High School The Wallace National Honor Society recently held a “Hat Day” to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The way it was conducted was this: Students kindergarten through seniors and the staff at Wallace we...
  • Annual poetry contest held April 4

    The 2011 Perkins County Poetry Contest was held Monday, April 4 at Perkins County Elementary School in Grant. Sixty-five students took part in the contest, reciting original and non-original poems. The annual contest is sponsored by the Perkins County E...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Thursday, April 148:30 a.m.    Junior high  track invite (at Grant)9 a.m.    Varsity boys golf at Hershey  Inv. (at Suth.)   Friday, April 158 a.m.    NSAA district music at Suth.6 p.m.    FFA Banquet at high school   Saturday, April...
  • 4-H reminders

    • Citizen Washington Focus: All 4-H’ers wanting to take the 2012 CWF trip must turn in a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and trip deposit by April 15, 2011 to secure a spot on this trip. Remember, 4-H enrollment is required to go on this trip...
  • Natural Resources District board allocates $1.75 million towards retirement program

    Clock is ticking; deadline for signup is May 15.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators with land with the Rapid Response Area (RRA) of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will get the opportunity to permanently retire thos...
  • NRD approves proposed settlement with rule violators

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Board members of Upper Republican Natural Resources District approved last week a proposed settlement with four landowners sanctioned last summer for violating district rules. Last June, the board handed down the ...
  • Farmers encouraged to maintain Bt refuge, respond to assessment requests

    Since the first Bt crops were introduced, farmers have had to plant a certain percentage of their acres to non-Bt varieties to help ensure insects did not become resistant to the technology. “Planting a refuge has been and continues to be a key componen...
  • Legislative week in review

    By Krista Vogel Nebraska News Service Lawmakers advanced a bill to reform foster care April 7. Legislative Bill 177, introduced by Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln, would require adult relative notification within 30 days when a child is removed from his ...
  • What's Up...Supper or snack?

    Ravioli is a food that can be made into almost anything, it is quite the chameleon of a dish. Not only can you make its exterior from regular dough, you can make it whole wheat, pumpkin and many other ways. Aside from the outside, the inside is even more ...
  • What's Up...Gas giant visible in night sky

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   At last! What we of the astronomical persuasion have been waiting for. The ringed planet Saturn is at last in the evening sky. When last we saw our giant friend he was leaving the evening sky heading for a trip...
  • 9th Annual Essay Contest accepting essay submissions until April 20

    Seventh and eighth grade students in public, private, and home schools have until April 20 to submit entries in the 9th annual Essay Contest associated with the Nebraska College Savings Program. The contest is sponsored jointly by the Omaha Storm Chasers...
  • Last Poet Standing contest offers $1,000 grand prize

    A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a contest sponsored by Rainbow Fine Arts. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director Dr. Jack Carroll. “We love encouraging poets,...
  • Be extra careful of students at crosswalk

    Dear Editor: Now that the weather has warmed up, more and more children are walking to and from school. One day last week, I noticed several vehicles drive through the crosswalk area, when there was a little person waiting to cross the highway. The childr...
  • Gasoline boondoggle

    Dear Editor: A recent letter provided a superficial and incomplete review of gasoline costs.  Consumers should be well aware by now that the real cost of petroleum is significantly higher than the price paid at the pump. Our reliance on petroleum, espec...
  • CHIP coverage appreciated

    Dear Editor: I very much enjoyed the front page coverage of a very worthwhile and beneficial program as the Nebraska Freemason’s CHIP event.     Hopefully the CHIP packet is never needed by a child’s family, but one never knows. Just a slight corre...