It’s school time, and the Internal Revenue Service has reminded college students and parents about expanded tax benefits for education and rule changes for tax-free college savings plans known as 529 plans.
Two key changes from the Recovery Act of 20...
By Ashleigh Noyes
As football season is in full swing, so are the tailgates and Saturday afternoon football parties. Most of these events serving the same ol’ thing—chips, dips, burgers and whatever else is easy.
We were invit...
By Vernon Whetstone
Let’s take another look at the “Celestial Sea.” A glance to the southeast these nice early autumn evenings will reveal–not much worth looking at.
There are no bright stars in that direction, there a...
Rotary International organizes Group Study Exchanges with Rotary Districts all over the world.
Nagpur, in Central India, is the destination for this year’s Western Nebraska Rotary District 5630 GSE Team.
Enthusiastic young professionals who are...
Billboards, neon signs, magazines, television, websites and cell phones are all ways to experience the interplay of text and images. The detritus of visual culture, a constant mixing of text and image reflects how people communicate.
Messaging: Text an...
Threads Across Nebraska, which is sponsored by the Nebraska State Quilt Guild, will be held Oct. 1 and 2 at the Grand Island Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 S Locust St.
Threads Across Nebraska is a quilt show with various vendors set up throughout the dis...
By David Lott
UNL Extension Horticulturist
Cooler weather is starting to set in now! As we are enjoying this cool weather, fall foliage, bright chrysanthemums and all the pumpkins, we need to think about winterizing yards and landscapes.
The fourth annual seed, bulb and plant swap will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Platte River Mall in North Platte from 9 a.m.-noon.
Participants are asked to bring items in at 9 a.m. in appropriate containers with labels.
Also, bring plastic bags, p...
NFPA offers smoke alarm advice during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9, to maximize families’ safety from fire.
Smoke alarms save lives, and can cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. However, smoke alarms must be installed, maintained and workin...
Middle-aged and elderly Swedish women who regularly ate a small amount of chocolate had lower risks of heart failure risks, in a study reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association.
While studies relating chocolate...
By Larry Pritchett
Past PCHS Activities Director
Last Sunday the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation inducted their 17th group of individuals. It was a great day for me and my family as I got to be included in the group.
Updated calendar and schedules can be found on the school
website at www.pcs.esu16.org
(All times listed are Mountain Time)
Thursday, September 30
4:00 PM Junior High Football vs. Hershey (at Madrid)
5:30 PM Junior High Volleyball vs. Hershey (at M...
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Fullback Gus Petersen gave
his Trojans the lead for good with his team’s first touchdown, collected all of its receiving yards and kept Plainsmen rushers in front of him as a linebacker in a 29-13 win in Cambri...
By Jan Rahn
With a three-game win in the record books from last week, the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen were ready for this week’s action.
Coming out on top at the Creek Valley invite on Sept. 21, the girls defeated the Lady Storm ...
By Shari Friedel
With each runner finishing
with their fastest or second fastest time, Perkins County cross country runners had an excellent mid-season meet, said Head Coach Paula Wurst of the Ogallala Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 2...
By Shari Friedel
Senior golfer Emily Kiolba
sa broke into the top 10 at the Bridgeport Invite held Thursday, Sept. 23. Kiolbasa finished in tenth place with a score of 110, tying with Logan Reynolds of Gering.
Top honors went to Rachel...
By Travis McConnell
The Wallace Wildcats scored five touchdowns in the first 13:31 of their game with the Medicine Valley Raiders Friday night, but turnovers and injuries were too much to overcome during the last 34:29 and the Raiders r...
By Christy Sheets
The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Paxton Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
The Cat’s first opponent was the Broncos from Wauneta-Palisade. The Wildcats were able to defeat the Broncos in straight sets 25-9, and 2...
The North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team will host “Haunted Hoops” youth basketball clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, in the South Campus gymnasium.
“Haunted Hoops” is for boys and girls in grades one-six. ...
A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday, Sept. 23 by Troy Palser seeking compensation for the death of his wife, Debra Palser and the hardships his family has experienced since she was killed in July 2009.
The lawsuit filed by attorney Maren Chaloupka s...