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  • Legislative bill calls for maintaining quality education in state’s schools

    By Steven CainNebraska News Service Trying to help struggling  schools get back on track without the government becoming too involved in the schools is a tough balance to strike, said Sen. Greg Adams of York. On March 15, the Nebraska Legislature’s Ed...
  • Another Perspective...Trip down memory lane

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher A friend’s motivation to take walking breaks in her work day makes sense. It’s amazing what a little escape can do to set a new frame of mind and stir up energy. The break pays for itself. Determined to make that a prio...
  • Musical lineup announced for Chase County Fair

    REO Speedwagon to headline rock show, Craig Morgan and The Band Perry slated for country show.By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican It’s official–contracts for  this year’s entertainers at the Chase County Fair are signed, sealed and delivere...
  • What's Up...Excitement in the heavens

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Oh Boy!! Where to start? For the next couple of weeks check the western horizon an hour after sunset for the zodiacal light, sunlight reflected off the zillions of dust particles scattered along the galactic plane....
  • Mealtime Makeovers...spring approaches

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   As spring approaches we start to put away the soup recipes and  move forward into grilling and cool treats. Last spring I found this recipe and thought it looked like a fun snack for the kids on a warm spring afterno...
  • Grant grad inducted into 2011 Merchants Hall of Fame

    Stacey Manary, a 1995 Grant High School graduate and Buckle Inc. employee in Kearney, was among the inductees of the Annual Merchants Hall of Fame and featured in an article in a fashion trade publication, Accessories magazine. The inductees, nominated by...
  • Nominate now for 2012 One Book One Nebraska

    The Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB) invites recommendations for the 2012 One Book One Nebraska book selection. The Nebraska Center for the Book will consider books written by a Nebraska author (living or dead/with current or former residence in the st...
  • More tax refunds paid, IRS reminds filers about savings bond option

    The IRS is reminding those who haven’t filed their tax returns that they can receive their refunds in the form of savings bonds, payments to retirement accounts, mutual funds, as well as in the form of cash directly deposited to a checking or savings ac...
  • FSA Scoop...Sign up now for CRP and SURE

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE General CRP signup is being held through April 15, 2011. This signup will allow contracts that expire September 30, 2011 and new cropland to be offered. (CRP: Conservation Reserve...
  • Hughes to run again as wheat board director

    One directorship to the Nebraska Wheat Development, Utilization and Marketing Board is open for appointment by Governor Dave Heineman.         The term for the member representing District 4 will expire June 30. The filing deadline is no later than ...
  • Grazing for profit and biodiversity workshop to be held in North Platte

    The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and UNL Extension are teaming up to bring Paul Schwennessen to eight locations across Nebraska. Paul and his wife, Sarah, own and manage the Double Check Ranch, a 12,000 acre holistically managed ranch near Winkleman,...
  • Ag in the Classroom program names coordinator

    Deanna K. Karmazin of Lincoln is the new coordinator for the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program. Agriculture in the Classroom is a nationwide educational program to help students understand that agriculture is the source of food, clothing, shel...
  • Vole damage often blamed on moles in gardens/landscapes

    By David LottUNL Extension Educator Burrowing creatures in the garden and landscape tend to grab the attention of homeowners and gardeners.  Many times, moles or pocket gophers are blamed for the damage. There is another culprit that causes damage here...
  • Ag director reminds Nebraska producers of foot-and-mouth disease

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is reminding livestock producers and international travelers to be aware of recent concerns with Foot‑and-Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks in international countries which may have implications t...
  • OCIA holds annual meeting and election

    The High Plains Chapter of Organic Crop Improvement Association held its annual meeting on Saturday, Feb.26 at the Buffalo Point Restaurant in Sidney to elect members of the board of directors for 2011 and conduct other business. Ken Disney was elected pr...
  • PCHS speakers finish as district runners-up

    In a field of nine schools including Bayard, Dundy County-Stratton, Garden County, Hemingford, Maxwell, North Platte St. Pat’s, Southwest, and Sutherland, PCHS speakers finished as District Runners-Up in the C2-6 District Speech Meet held in Benkelman...
  • Beck to compete at state geography bee

    School level winner of the National Geographic Bee, Hannah Beck, has qualified to compete in the state level competition. To qualify for state competition, the school winner takes a written test. The top 100 scores in the state qualify for state. Hanna...
  • Wallace sending nine to state speech

    Wallace High School garnered the runner-up plaque at district speech and will send nine speakers to the state competition in eight of nine events. Five Wallace students qualified in multiple events. D2 competition will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, March 25 a...
  • Wallace students win books

    After randomly submitting their school’s name on-line, Wallace Elementary students were very excited to hear that their school had won 200 books from Scholastic.com their favorite book order company. Each student received one book of their choice and...
  • Staff announced for science camps

    By Marla SmithCamp Director S.C.O.R.E. registration is  continuing on the website as well as from mailed in applications. Brochures have been mailed to area schools and are also available at business sponsors. Those interested may also print a brochure ...