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  • Mealtime Makeovers...No disappointments

    During the holidays, everyone is in a rush. Holiday shopping, holiday baking, family get-togethers and anything else we can cram into our daily lives. Well, I am here to make a small portion of your holiday meal preparation a little easier by making your...
  • What's Up...Christmas stars just for us

    My intentions this week were to discuss two of the great winter asterism, the Winter Circle, and the Winter Triangle. But, seeing how close Christmas is, I am going to talk about two other celestial objects. In Psalm 8, David the king writes, “When I c...
  • Speaker inspires at Christian women’s meeting

      A very inspiring talk by Sandi Sipp kept the women’s rapt attention at the Grant Christian Women’s Club meeting Saturday, Dec. 18. With humor and candor the speaker told of her struggles to find the peace of mind of knowing she had eternal salv...
  • From byway to movie–Nebraska water is a star

    By Georgeann Wearin Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Facilitator   A simple stop at the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway booth at the State Fair in Grand Island turned out to be an unknown audition for a role in a movie.  Jane Ryan, author of the award ...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau, Willow Creek Meats work to send beef jerky to American troops

    To support American troops in Afghanistan and all over the world, Nebraska Farm Bureau has partnered with Willow Creek Meats in McCook for the “Beefin’ up Our Heroes” campaign to send beef jerky to service men and women. “Beef jerky is one of the...
  • Nebraska Guard and Reserve members offer gift of thanks this holiday season

    Guard and Reserve members and families encouraged to nominate employers supportive of military employees.   During this season of giving, Guard and Reserve members and their families across Nebraska have the opportunity to give the gift of thanks to ci...
  • FEMA encourages Americans to resolve to be ready in 2011

    With the holiday season here and 2011 fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging all Americans to make emergency preparedness one of their New Year’s resolutions. Throughout the rest of December, FEMA Region VII wil...
  • TOPS offers remedies for holiday celebrations without regret

    The holiday season can be a dieter’s worst nightmare. Tempting treats and schedules filled with tasks and events can quickly take a successful wellness plan off track. Parties and shopping combined with baking and planning make heading to the gym diffic...
  • UNL research confirms genetic control of gastrointestinal microbiota

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists have proven that the makeup of the microbial organisms in the gastrointestinal system is partly a result of genetics–a major breakthrough toward understanding and ultimately figuring out how to manipulate those ...
  • Nebraska State Fair preserves history

    Nebraska State Fair seeks memorabilia and artifacts.   The Nebraska State Fair is continuing the search for memorabilia and artifacts from past State Fairs to create a historical exhibition at the 2011 State Fair. The exhibition will be housed in the ...
  • Deadline approaching to apply for conservation program

    Farm, ranch and forest land operators have until Jan. 7, 2011, to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program.   The current signup for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will end Jan. 7. The Natural Resources Conservation Service administer...
  • Estate tax relief for Nebraska farmers and ranchers

    Recently, Nebraska Cattlemen were happy to hear the two year extension to the Estate Tax, also known as the death tax, was passed. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of extending all expiring tax cuts at midnight on Dec. 17, with a vote of ...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen members meet—2011 leadership elected

    The 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention held Dec. 8-10 in Kearney was well attended with over 500 individuals in attendance. Nebraska Cattlemen members and guests enjoyed a great line of speakers and discussed numerous industry issues. Nebraska Cattlemen ...
  • Big savings for no-till producers in Nebraska

    The premier crop production conference in the Midwest comes to the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kan. Jan. 25 – 26. The 15th annual No-till on the Plains Winter Conference has evolved into the most respected “continuous no-till” conference and tra...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen members set new policies at annual convention

    The 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention was held at the Holiday Inn in Kearney Dec 8-10. Over 500 members and guests were present to participate in committee and council meetings. Members were able to voice their concerns with issues affecting the beef ind...
  • “Ranching For Profitability” series scheduled across the state

    Ranchers can learn more about current issues and topics important to ranch management and beef production when the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension hosts the popular Ranching for Profitability meeting series across western and central Nebraska Jan...
  • Diversity essential in planting evergreens

    Evergreens capture people’s attention this time of year. Whether selecting a Christmas tree, gathering branches for a wreath, taking a walk or just looking out the window, their welcome green rises above the brown and gray of lawn and garden. The diffe...
  • Students give holiday performance

      Members of the high school swing choir, concert bands and choruses performed for the public on Thursday, Dec. 16 in the Perkins County High School gym. Opening the evening’s festivities was the swing choir (top photo), who performed several energe...
  • Outgoing school board members honored for years of service

      Perkins County Schools Superintendent Tobin Buchanan (second from left) presented appreciation plaques to outgoing board of education members honoring them for their years of service to the district. (l-r): Dan Hughes received a plaque for his 12 ye...
  • College Notes

    Local students graduate from UNL   The University of Nebraska-Lincoln granted degrees to more than 1,400 students at commencement exercises Dec. 17 and 18 in separate ceremonies for baccalaureate, postgraduate and law degrees NASA astronaut Clayton An...