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  • 2009 Crop Assistance Program Signup deadline is Dec. 9

    Certain Nebraska soybean producers may be eligible for program benefits available under the 2009 Crop Assistance Program (CAP). Signup for the 2009 Crop Assistance Program began Oct. 25 and ends Dec. 9, according to Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Direc...
  • Ogallala to host Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference

    “Rural Economic Development Revitalizing Rural Communities” is the theme of the 4th Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference, scheduled for Dec. 4 in Ogallala. The conference will take place at the Platte River Inn, 201 Chuckwagon ...
  • 2010 Cattlemen’s college coming soon

    Nebraska Cattlemen will be hosting the 2010 Cattlemen’s College that will take place on Dec. 8, 2010. Cattlemen’s College is a short, intensive cattle producer program designed to address relevant issues and deliver information that will improve a pro...
  • Two-day hunt permits available

    A small game hunt is one of many ways families spend the holidays together. Nebraska’s two-day permit for nonresidents makes that easier. Nonresidents have until the end of December to purchase a 2010 two-day Nebraska hunting permit. The permit is vali...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau expects busy lame duck session of Congress

    While most Congressional lawmakers spent the last few weeks focused exclusively on election day, farmers and ranchers aren’t about to let them off the hook for this year’s unfinished business, Nebraska Farm Bureau said last week. v“When members o...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Another week, more sports to watch

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   Another week and a lot of happenings in the sports world while we wait for the winter sports season to start and the fall season to come to an end. The volleyball state tournament was finished and so...
  • Special Olympian wins silver

    Kevin Tickle participated in United Bowling in North Platte on Saturday, Nov. 6, placing second in the competition. His partner, Bud Sauer of Ogallala, also placed second. (Photo by Ashleigh Noyes)...
  • SPVA all-conference players selected

    Several Perkins County volleyball players have been included on the 2010 South Platte Valley Association (SPVA) All-Conference volleyball team. First team players include Jessica Day, Perkins County senior; Shania Metcalf, Perkins County sophomore; Shann...
  • Wallace players make RPAC All-Conference

    Selections have been made for the 2010 Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) all-conference volleyball teams. Five Wallace seniors were honored in the West division. Included on the first team are Whitney Smith and Makayla Gardner. Making the sec...
  • Keep our troops in mind this holiday season

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With the holidays quickly approaching, there is much to be done on the home front. One of the things that should be added to the list is taking care of the needs and wishes of our military personnel serving overseas. Car...
  • Red Cross to deliver holiday cards to troops and veterans

    Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) has announced the American Red Cross will again deliver holiday cards to American military personnel, veterans, and their families across the country and around the world. Smith’s offices in Scottsbluff and Grand Island will se...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Apples over ice cream?

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff On a cold winter day I almost always think of a warm peach pie or apple cobbler. Especially close to Thanksgiving when those tasty treats are just a few days away. So I sat and wondered why I did not know of any quick sub...
  • What's Up...Spotting the space station

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We haven’t seen the bright glow of the International Space Station (ISS) in our skies for a couple of weeks. Orbital mechanics being what they are, there are times when it is out of our viewing range. That is go...
  • Shaun's Thoughts...Recognizing symptoms of dementia

    By Shaun Meyer Director of Home Health Services   The Smith family reunion has always been an event everyone looks forward to. Family visits, games, stories and everyone’s favorite foods are always on the agenda. On the top of the menu is Grandma’...
  • Great American Smokeout® giveaway

    Whether thinking about quitting smoking or taking the steps to quit, please join Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department in kicking the tobacco habit by participating in the Great American SmokeOut on Nov. 18. “This is an opportunity for not just s...
  • Seniors–’tis the season to sign up for Medicare Part D

    The holiday season is here. From peppermint lattes and potato latkes, carols to dreidels, there are reminders at every twist and turn. Seniors should also be reminded that it’s time to sign up for Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D...
  • Workers Comp maximum income benefit increases

    Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $698. This amount applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2011. The previous maximum weekly...
  • 2010 dietary guidelines for Americans

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the foundation for federal nutrition education and promotion programs as well as the basis for food assistance programs. They are based on the latest nutrition research, and reviewed, updated, and released by the ...
  • All-state musicians selected

      Students selected for all-state chorus and band include (Front row, l-r): Ashley Kemling, flute; Calla Mailand, chorus. Back row: Debbie Dahlkoetter, chorus; Tori Osler, chorus; John Prante, alternate tenor. (Courtesy photo)...
  • All-state band members chosen

    Mrs. Kim Wiedeman, chair of Band Affairs for the Nebraska Music Educators Association, is pleased to announce that Ashley Kemling of Perkins County High School will be among the 155 students selected to be a part of the 2010 All-State Band. Each year, ov...