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  • 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...
  • Perkins County tracksters perform at season’s first invitational

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A beautiful spring day greeted athletes at the Ed Moore Invitational held in Ogallala on Saturday. Perkins County tracksters were among those from seven schools in the region that participated. The Sidney girls ranked at th...
  • Wallace Wildcats open season with over 20 PRs

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wallace track team opened the 2011 season in style this past weekend, setting or tying over 20 personal best marks at the Sutherland Booster Club Invitational track meet held on Saturday, April 2. The weather was beau...
  • NPCC 2011 junior camps set for June/July

    Volleyball and basketball camps open to girls entering grades three through eight in the 2011-2012 school year will be presented by North Platte Community College head coach Sally Thalken and the NPCC Lady Knights. The camp session dates are slated for Ju...
  • North end of Kingsley Dam to be temporarily closed to fishing

    A portion of the face of Kingsley Dam at Lake McConaughy will be closed temporarily to fishing from sunset to sunrise while the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission collects walleye eggs. The north one-third of the dam, approximately one-half mile, will be ...
  • Mr. Basketball Slamfest registration begins

    Registrations are now being accepted for the 18th Annual Mr. Basketball Slamfest tournament/team camp in Kearney. The Slamfest offers two sessions, June 1-2 and June 4-5 with separate divisions for big and small schools entering grades 9-12. Registration ...
  • Poster campaign authorized

    Chip Kay, athletic director at Perkins County High School, has authorized All-American Sports Posters to produce PCHS’s athletic posters to provide much-needed funding for athletic departments. All-American Sports Posters is registered with the Idaho At...
  • Bowling

    Week of March 31 High Game: Karla Eddie, 194; Sue Baker, 190; Bernie DeForest, 185. High Series: Karla Eddie, 536; Bernie DeForest, 510; Sue Baker, 508. Notable scores: Winnie Holtzman, 39 pins over average game and 86 pins over average series....
  • PCHS students awarded at art show

    Eleven student from Perkins County High School received recognition for various art works entered into this year’s Phillips County Student Art Show that was held in Holyoke, Colo. on March 24-27. Naomi Schmitt received Best of Student, acrylic; Chase ...
  • Middle schoolers participate in science fair

    Zak Kurkowski from Perkins County Middle School explains his Diesel vs. Biodiesel science project to judges Bonnie Kruse and Tiffany Hoagland at Thursday’s Regional Eighth grade Health/Science Meet.  There were 98 students from service area schools w...
  • Wallace band students attend music clinic

    The RPAC band clinic was held Tuesday, March 22. Involved in the clinic were music students from Wallace, Hayes Center, Maywood, Medicine Valley and Paxton. Directing the mass band was Stan Johnson, who has retired after teaching music in the public sch...
  • Area students compete at NPCC

    North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition and TECH-Knowledge and Skills Discovery Day recently at the North and South Campuses of the college. Students from 30 area schools took more than 800 tests during the Inter...