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  • Nominees selected for Midwest directorships

    Election of three new directors for district seats will be held during the annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation which is set for Thursday, March 24 at Perkins County High School in Grant.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Nomina...
  • Christensen discusses new bills during first legislative teleconference

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze   Nebraska 44th District Sena-tor Mark Christensen took time to talk individually about a series of bills he has introduced in the short time he has been back to work following the Jan. 5 opening of the first session ...
  • New bill introduction ended mid-week in Legislature

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Barely 10 days have passed since the 102nd Legislature convened for a 90-day session. Several of the new bills introduced by Nebraska senators have caught the attention of constituents across the state. Senator Mark Chr...
  • Did I really have 10-year-old spices?

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   A clutter-free life. What a dream! When looking back over columns, I’ve lost count how many times I thought I had taken a big turn in my life to be organized. Ha. If that’s the case, then why do I have drawers, clo...
  • Why would anyone want a political office

    Dear Editor: The terrible tragedy in Arizona this weekend of a person elected, doing her job in good faith, was wounded by a person with a different ideas. One spokesman said, “What is the matter with people–not only in Arizona but the United States...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Piece of history

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   A generous young woman by the name of Helen Johnson strolled into the Tribune last week with her ever glowing smile and handed me this recipe. Girl Scout cookies went on sale the same day Helen came to me with this r...
  • What's Up...Winter is shorter than you think

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   I was involved in a rather interesting conversation at the grocery store last week. One person was overhead to say, “I am so tired of winter, it is so long.” Well, not being one to let some astronomical er...
  • Snow cleared highways are not for snow dumping

    When a highway or major roadway has been cleared of snow, businesses and residents should not dump snow from driveways and parking lots onto the driving surface. Dumping snow onto a cleared highway may become hazardous to drivers not expecting a patch of...
  • Common plant families program coming Jan. 18

    By David Lott UNL Horticulturist   Have you ever tried to identify different plants in gardens, landscapes or fields? Some plant material is easier to identify than others. Plan to attend the “Characteristics of Common Plant Families” program at ...
  • New online tool provides clarity on health care reform

    A new interactive tool from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) helps paint a clear picture of health care reform and its impact on Nebraskans. AskBlue Health Care Reform, located under the Health Care Reform section of www.bcbsne.com, allows...
  • Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben seek nominations

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald have announced that nomination forms for the 2011 Good Neighbor Awards program are now being accepted. This recognition program honors individuals cited by neighbors for performing unselfish...
  • IRS announces April 15 tax filing deadline pushed back to April 18

    The IRS has announced that taxpayers will have three extra days, until April 18, to file their 2010 tax returns. The reason the deadline has been pushed back is because of Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia. This year, Emanc...
  • DHHS youth rehabilitation and treatment centers use new resource for youth

    Anyone who is or was in foster care and is between the ages of 14 and 24 can learn the skills they need to successfully transition to adulthood by joining a Nebraska Foster Youth Council. The Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers (YRTCs) in Kearney ...
  • 2011 Live Healthy Nebraska

    In an effort to increase overall community health and wellness, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) would like to introduce a program to the workplace which has garnered much success over the past decade. The Nebraska Sports Council is p...
  • NRCS extends sign-up period for conservation stewardship program

    Applications will now be accepted through Jan. 21.   The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the ranking period cut-off date for producers to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to Jan. 21. CSP is a voluntary pr...
  • FSA Scoop...Reporting and signup near

    By Mary Karash County Executive Director Farm Service Agency, Grant, NE   Foreign landowners must report land transactions within 90 days of the date of the sale. Report forms FSA-153, Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report are availa...
  • U.S. home heating fires a cause of fires and fatalities

    NFPA says basic safety precautions can minimize risk to associated fires.   As temperatures drop, home heating systems will fast kick into gear. However, some of the heat sources that make residents feel warm and toasty also represent a leading cause o...
  • Pesticide Safety Education scheduled in several locations

    Nebraska’s noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification in 2011 to buy or use restricted-use pesticides can get training through University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Several sessions for training have been...
  • Nebraska Corn Board to meet next week in Lincoln

    The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Embassy Suites located in Lincoln. The Board will address regular board business and consider funding requests. The meeting is open to the public. A copy of the agenda is...
  • Wind workshop set

    Wind Energy Transmission: Paths, Perplexities, and Progress Feb. 9, 10, 2011 in Omaha.   The AWEA Wind & Transmission Workshop is the leading transmission event dedicated solely to the challenges and solutions related to transmission and wind energ...