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  • IRS offers new penalty relief and installment agreements in expanded initiative

    The Internal Revenue Service announced a major expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative to help taxpayers by taking steps to provide new penalty relief to the unemployed and making Installment Agreements available to more people. Under the new Fresh ...
  • TOPS helps members build nutritious meals

    Spring is here and many people are focusing on weight loss. March is National Nutrition Month, an opportunity for individuals to focus on nutrition, receive information, and make wise food choices. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit...
  • Trees, saws and ladders don’t mix

    In May of 2011, a Lexington, Ky., woman was struck by a falling tree limb and died. According to a local news report, the woman was holding a ladder for her husband as he tried to trim a tree branch caught in a power line. The large limb fell, spinning he...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Final Four heating up and winding down By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director First things first! Nebraska has a new basketball coach.  Tim Miles, former coach at Colorado State University is now coming to Lincoln.   Unless you are a hardcore...
  • Track’s 2012 season officially underway

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County athletes kicked off their track season with a home triangular on Thursday, March 22, with cool temperatures and morning rain, clearing by afternoon. Wauneta and South Platte participated in the meet, giving all of...
  • Wildcats open season at Hershey/St. Pat’s Invite

    By Christi SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats opened the 2012 season at the Hershey/St. Pat’s Invite held in Hershey on Saturday, March 24.  Twelve teams competed at the meet:  North Platte St. Patrick’s (NPSP), Hershey, Sutherland, Brady, Mul...
  • Franzen signs on to Peru State

        Hunter Franzen of Wallace High School has signed a letter of intent to play football for Peru State College this fall. The 6-foot-3 240 pound senior is a three-year letterman, two-year team captain, two-time academic all-state selection, first t...
  • Kay authorizes poster company

    Chip Kay, athletic director of Perkins County High School, wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized All-American Sports Posters to produce Perkins County High School’s athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will ...
  • Life in The Slow Lane

        Turkey hunting was made for kids By Ev TarrellAvid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast The Nebraska Youth Shotgun Turkey season opens Saturday, April 7 across all of Nebraska. The great early spring warmth and our mild 2011 -2012 winter ...
  • Pheasant Run to host Spring Fling April 14

    The Annual Spring Fling membership meeting of the Pheasant Run Golf Course will be held Saturday, April 14, in the shelter. Starting at 4 p.m., there will be free soft drinks and appetizers and a social time. President Shawn Stutzman will begin the busin...
  • Coaches selected for All-Star Volleyball Game

    The volleyball coaches have been selected to lead the West and East teams for the 28th annual West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game. This year’s game will be played Saturday, June 2 in Scottsbluff at Cougar Palace on the campus of Western Nebraska’s ...
  • Walleye egg collection to begin

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will begin collecting walleye eggs earlier than usual this spring because of the recent warm weather. Closures and warnings for boaters and anglers again will be in place. Game and Parks staff began collecting walley...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 22 High Game: Starla Stetson, 216;   Bernie DeForest, 202; Lori Wortman and Becky Simpson, 191. High Series; Starla Stetson, 572;   Bernie DeForest, 556; Becky Simpon, 531. USBC Awards: Sarah Himrich and JJ Treankler, 175 gam...
  • Third quarter PCHS honor roll students announced

        All A Honor Roll students at Perkins County High School for third quarter are (Front row, l-r): Timothy Johnson, Brady Mailand, Rebecca Cornelius, Tayler Walter, Sammy Snogren, Jessi Hoffert, Hannah Beck, Allison Kiolbasa, Callie Meyer. Back row...
  • Wallace speakers qualify for state tournament in Kearney

        Congratulations to the following State Speech qualifiers from Wallace High School. Both OID teams qualified for state. Teams include the following students: Emily Hasenauer, Landon Swedberg, Alex Lundvall, Mickayla Sheets, and Jackson Porter. T...
  • College Notes

    Dahlkoetter awarded for presentation Morningside College student Danielle Dahlkoetter, daughter of Dennis and Cynthia Dahlkoetter of Grant recently won a first-place award for her presentation at the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention at Nort...
  • Registration for MPCC’s 2012 summer/fall term began March 12

    New student registration for 2012 Summer and Fall classes at Mid-Plains Community College began Monday, March 12. Enrollment for current students has already begun. Course schedules are available at North Platte Community College’s North and South Campu...
  • Elsie farmer joins beef committee

    Steve Hanson, a cow-calf/feeding operator from Elsie was elected to the national Beef Promotion Operating Committee. THE BPOC is a 20-member producer panel that helps select and fund national beef demand-building programs with monies collected through the...
  • Farm Service Agency announces a general signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program

    Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director for the Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup is underway now through April 6. This is the third consecutive year that USDA has offered a general CRP signup...
  • Western Nebraska likely to see reduced grasshopper numbers in 2012

    Adult grasshopper numbers decreased in 2011 in western Nebraska rangelands, despite a high risk of grasshopper infestation. Subsequently, the odds are lower for 2012 outbreaks in many areas, according to several University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension en...