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Pantry in need of items as cooler temperatures begin

Pantry in need of items as cooler temperatures begin

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor When the temperature drops, the need rises. Diana Pankonin, Perkins County Food Pantry Coordinator, reports that it is the time of year when cooler temperatures settle into the area and the need for food at the pantry rises. However, this year has been...

Pantry in need of items as cooler temperatures begin

Pantry in need of items as cooler temperatures begin

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor When the temperature drops, the need rises. Diana Pankonin, Perkins County Food Pantry Coordinator, reports that it is the time of year when cooler temperatures settle into the area and the need for food at the pantry rises. However, this year has been...

Outage blacks out entire county

Cause still being investigated By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Some people may have been standing in line at the grocery store, having their morning coffee, having blood work done or furiously typing a story to meet deadlines on Friday, Sept. 19, when...nothing. A regional power outage struck...

PCS sets budget for 2014-2015

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor This year’s budget is an important one for Perkins County Schools, as the district is lining up how and when to pay off a $7 million addition to the high school. Getting the building paid off as quickly as possible is the goal of the district. “If we hit the...

Weekend program gets boost

The Perkins County Weekend Food Program (PCWFP) has received several donations since the printing of last week’s story regarding the program. According to PCWFP committee member Nicole Long the outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming. “The tremendous show of support for ...

Library shines light on love of books

Library shines light on love of books

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor There is a definite love of reading in Wallace, which is evident by the large number of volunteers that help keep the Faith Memorial Library running. That love of reading and of the community is also evident in Kathy Fowler and Donna Hahn, two of the ligh...

Wallace Fall Festival

Wallace Fall Festival

The mighty Wallace Wildcat marching band plays one of its up-tempo fight songs during the Wallace Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20. The band finished third in the parade results. The Wallace Community Foundation received first place in the annual parade competition at the Wallace Fa...

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In Brief


HOMECOMING WEEK:
Perkins County Schools will host the Hemingford Bobcats Friday night for Homecoming. A pep rally takes place that afternoon at 3 p.m. on the football field.

TAILGATE SUPPER: At 6 p.m. on Friday night, the Booster Club will begin serving a tailgate supper prior to the Homecoming game against Hemingford. The meal consists of hamburgers, chicken fillets, brats, beans, chips, dessert, drinks. Free will donation of $6 suggested.

FAIR BOARD:
The Perkins County Fair Board will meet Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

HOME SHOW: Mastre Homes of Grant is holding a home show Sept. 27-28 at 61 S. Central Avenue to showcase custom modulars. Food and drink. See details in ad on Page 3.

GALLERY DISPLAY: During the month of October, bronze sculptures by Larry Guenin along with oil paintings by Ron Nordyke will be on display at Meadowlark Gallery, 246 Central Avenue in Grant. The gallery is open Friday and Saturday 6-8 p.m.

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Chamber awards first dollar

Chamber awards first dollar

  The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce presented Kyle and Lana Kammerer of WinDesigns in Grant with their first dollar at the September chamber meeting on Sept. 18. On hand for the presentation...

Winners

Winners

  Above: Wallace Community Foundation representative Jim Smith, right, presents Linda Gier and Debbie Andrews of the Wallace Community Club a check for $1,000. The funds will be used for next year’s...

“Leave Only Your Footprints” slab painting begins

For over 75 years a concrete slab has sat at the north end of Kingsley Dam at Lake McConaughy. Created to aid in the building of the dam, it has become an icon at Lake McConaughy. Preserving the ‘slab’...

Special guest appearance

Rev. Bill Cornelius of Grand Junction, Colo., was a special guest at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant on Sunday, Sept. 21. Cornelius, a Perkins County native, gave a special presentation at Zion about...

Elsie seniors gather for monthly luncheon

The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Elsie Legion Hall. The catered meal consisted of hamburger steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots and fruit salad,...

Quilt gets new home

Health fair has steady crowd

Foundation donates to 4-H Club

Mission Festival at Trinity to focus on mission efforts in Haiti

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Pitching with Pritch

Coaching clinic memories By Larry Pritchett When I started in the coaching profession, I never thought about the benefits of the profession outside of trying to have competitive teams. How to improve...

Game of the Week: Runners at rapid pace

Game of the Week: Runners at rapid pace

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County cross country squads have figuratively and literally picked up the pace as of late with a strong showing by both the girls and boys teams at the Chase...

Plainsmen getting closer

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen football squad is making strides each and every game in different aspects of the game and head coach Carlie Wells is hoping to put...

Lady Plainsmen beginning to gel as a team

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Bridgeport Invite on Sept. 20 gave Perkins County head volleyball coach Penny Hite some insight into the needs of her program. Hite explained that her team needed...

Golfers battle rain at Ogallala

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor With 17 teams at the Ogallala Invite on Sept. 22, the tourney was split into two divisions. The Perkins County girls golf squad had the best score of the season...

Wallace Wildcat volleyball team hits the road for series of games

Wildcat football squad picks up hard-fought win

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Homecoming activities start

Homecoming activities start

  Monday started a week of fun activities at Perkins County High School for homecoming. Monday was ‘Gender Bender Day’ with several students dressing in opposite gender outfits. Above: left to...

Staters present to American Legion

Staters present to American Legion

  On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the young people who attended Boys and Girls State in June gave updates to the American Legion, the organization that sponsors them. The students are (l-r): Zak Kurkowski,...

College Notes

UNK announces wind ensemble, Loper low brass members The University of Nebraska at Kearney band department has named members of its Wind Ensemble and Loper Low Brass groups, which are selected by competitive...

PCS activity calendar

Sept. 25-Oct. 1 Thur:     4 pm    Jr. high volleyball vs. Dundy Co.-Stratton 4 pm    Cross country at Ogallala 6 pm    Varsity volleyball vs. Ogallala Fri:     3 pm    Homecoming...

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Locals earn state fair 4-H swine ribbons

Purple: Tanner Burge- Intermediate Showmanship, Barrow. Blue: Danielle Burge- Intermediate Showmanship, Gilt.

NDA director noted anticipated large crop as fall harvest begins

Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is calling attention to recent estimates for a large harvest and encouraging producers and agribusinesses to exercise care as they begin what...

Frost damage reported in corn and soybeans

Recent cold weather may have produced some very early freeze damage to crops in our area. Freezing temperatures before physiological maturity can cause both reduced yield and grain quality problems. Normal...

Reynolds new UNL vet director

Dr. Don Reynolds will become the director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on  Nov. 1. He also will serve as associate dean of the College...

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Midwest Musings

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Homecoming is this week and I harkened back to my favorite, or least favorite, homecoming memory growing up. I went to the homecoming dance my sophomore year with a girl...

From the Pulpit

Worthy of the gospel By Pastor Ron Krause Phillipians 1:27a “...let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ. It seems that when Paul wrote this letter to the Philippians there was...