Picture perfect. Isn’t it a grand thought to have everything go perfectly in life, especially during the holidays!
That perfect Christmas tree sparkles. Perfect decorations adorn the whole house with lights aglow on the rooftop and delightful lawn orna...
By Pastor Chris Costrini
Venango Community Church
Which would have been harder? To follow a star or follow the directions of angels?
The magi, probably stargazers from Persia, followed a star. No one can be sure what the magi saw in the sky, leadin...
By Ashleigh Noyes
The last few weeks I have provided you with several sweet recipes to cure those sugar cravings. Now it is time for a good ol’ recipe that is a hit for any occasion. Un-fried Chicken.
Fried chicken will usually plea...
By Vernon Whetstone
This is being written well in advance of the Dec. 13-14 Geminid meteor shower so all I can say is, I hope we had clear skies. We can also hope for clear skies on Monday, Dec. 20, so we will be able to watch a t...
By Shaun Meyer
Perkins County Health Services
The holidays are always a wonderful time of year for family gatherings, reflection on what we have and the spirit of giving.
The television is packed with specials showing relationships and families com...
When shopping for a senior this holiday season, your gift will be a big hit if you focus on the practical, advises a local senior-care company.
“Seniors, as a group, have always been a frugal lot,” said Mary Jo Chatelain, owner of the Home Instead Se...
This holiday season Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) units will sport red ribbons in support of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Red Ribbon Campaign.
On Wednesday, Dec. 8, members of the Nebraska State Patrol joined Governor Dave Heineman, First Lady ...
Combo of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart.
Each winter as Nebraska temperatures drop and heavy snow blankets the state, reports of weather-related heart incidents make news.
The American Heart Association...
Janet Egenberger didn’t hesitate when she was told her sister-in-law Becky was suffering with Polycvstic Kidney Disease and would need dialysis treatments; without being asked, she eagerly offered to be tested as a donor.
“I knew from the beginning t...
By David Lott
Why are my houseplants not growing very fast?
This is a typical winter question that I receive calls and e-mails about.
For many house plant species that are found in our homes, winter is a time of rest and little,...
Clean gutters, well-ventilated attic will alleviate ice damage.
Homes react to weather changes, too, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry has tips that can help homeowners protect their homes this winter and prevent minor trouble s...
Christmas and New Years are just around the corner, and they have one thing in common –fantastic food. Sutherland Tastefully Simple Consultant Shawna Cooper says local party hosts and hostesses can save time and avoid chaos in the kitchen by taking a fe...
Long-term stream flow depletion proposed as factor to determine price paid to retire acres.
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
Estimates show the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) needs to retire the use of about 4,200 a...
According to the Nebraska Wheat Crop Report issued last Friday, as the wheat enters dormancy, the lack of moisture concerns producers.
According to the USDA’s final 2010 weekly crop report, winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 percent ...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Dec. 9 that the Department of Agriculture will issue an estimated $10 million in Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) payments for the 2009 crop year to producers enrolled in the ACRE program for large and small...
By Larry Pritchett
Past PCHS Activities Director
I have gotten a late start in watching the ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, but lately I caught a couple of them and have to admit it is a pretty good series. I have only watched two of them completely fro...
All times Mountain
Schedule subject to change
Updates available at WWW.PCS.ESU16.ORG
Thursday, December 16
7 a.m. Quiz Bowl tryouts - high school
7 p.m. High school music concert
Friday, December 17
4 p.m. JV boys/girls basketball at Sidney
Debbie Dahlkoetter has been selected December’s Senior of the Month.
She is the daughter of Earl and Deb Dahlkoetter of rural Grant, and a senior at Perkins County High School.
Dahlkoetter has enjoyed many accomplishments throughout her four years of ...
Gather the paperwork; apply online.
January is fast approaching and that means it’s time to apply for college financial aid for the upcoming school year. High school seniors across the country can use downtime during the holiday break to take the f...
The deadline for the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Board of Trustees’ Scholarship is quickly approaching. This full-tuition scholarship is worth approximately $15,450 in four years and is renewable for students to attend Chadron, Peru or Wayne St...