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  • Lady Plainsmen getting kinks worked out

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The 2014-2105 Perkins County girls basketball campaign started on Dec. 5 on the road with a trip to Wray, Colo.The Lady Plainsmen were defeated 58-33.PCS was holding strong with the Lady Eagles in the first quarter a...
  • Plainsmen win high-scoring contest on the road

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County boys basketball coach Shawn Cole has been carefully watching his calendar.He may be waiting for Santa to arrive, but he is also looking at the December schedule the Plainsmen have to play for the month...
  • Lady Wildcats give gritty performance against Wauneta-Palisade

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Wallace girls basketball team bounced back after an opening season loss in a big way.On Dec. 4 the team hosted Wauneta-Palisade and was able to cut the lead to four points late in the game, but the Lady Broncos w...
  • PCS athletes receive fall sports honors

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Several Perkins County student athletes have been named to post season honors for football and volleyball.Claire Maaliao was voted to the Honorable Mention team for the 2014 SPVA All Conference squad.Four Plainsmen made th...
  • Cow depreciation – a hidden significant non-cash expense for cow-calf producers

    By Aaron Berger UNL Extension Educator Cow depreciation is frequently the second largest expense to the cow-calf enterprise after feed. Depreciation is a non-cash expense that is often overlooked by cow-calf producers. Depreciation for a cow is calculate...
  • One family will be pioneers in supporting foundation

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Six Perkins County families will help the Perkins County Health Services Foundation look into the past and move forward into the future. This year’s PCHS Foundation campaign is getting ready to get into full swi...
  • ALCO stores in Ogallala, Imperial to close

      By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican “Yes, there were some tears.” Those were words from Imperial ALCO Store Manager Nicki Sailors after store employees learned two weeks ago their store was closing. Imperial’s is one of 198 stores opera...
  • Annexation complete

    Council expands city By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant became a little bigger on Nov. 25 with a unanimous vote from the Grant City Council to annex four parcels of land for future development. The council agreed to annex four parcels of land just e...
  • Chamber giving away Greenbacks during December

    First drawing is this Saturday. Enter at area businessesfor drawings­—remember, winnings double if present! • Registration for the drawings began the evening of the Chamber open house on Thursday, Nov. 20. • Shoppers get a green entry ticket when...
  • Mrs. Perkins County places

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Adair Reese of Grant finished third runner-up at the Mrs. Nebraska pageant on Nov. 15 in Omaha. This was the second year in a row that Reese has participated in the competition and after not placing the first time out, ...
  • Signs of the season

      The Perkins County Courthouse lawn not only has a large ‘Seasons Greetings’ display but the entire courthouse is decorated with a huge, ornate Christmas tree made of lights to mark the holiday season. The street decorations in downtown Grant h...
  • Perkins County attends district FCCLA

      Twenty-one members from Perkins County High School FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America), FCCLA advisor Cathy Ochsner and parent sponsor Melody Kempf attended District 11 Leadership Conference in McCook, Neb.on Wednesday, Nov. 19. T...
  • Wallace students participate in All-State Chorus

      Each year, approximately 3,000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association. Selection as a member of one of ...
  • Lundvall receives scholarship

    Alexandria Lundvall of Grant was recognized by the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics at a recent dinner at UNL. Lundvall is the recipient of a scholarship through the Agricultu...
  • Seniors important this year

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Wallace High School girls basketball team will have nine players out this season.Last year the team had a nine win and 11 loss record and six returning letter-winners come back to the Lady Wildcat squad.There are...
  • Chamber spotlight on Poppe’s Posies

      Andi Lee, left, presents Michele Poppe with the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce Spotlight trophy as Poppe’s Posies was named the November spotlight business. On hand to help present the award to Poppe were chamber members, from left to right, J...
  • Village clerk receives award

    USDA Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul presented a plaque to Mary May, Wallace Village Clerk, for her excellence in service to her community and USDA.“It is with great pleasure that we honor a clerk who has helped her Village toward the goal ...
  • Information available at local veterans service office

    Veterans Service Officer  Larry Kuskie alerts veterans in Perkins County and neighboring counties about new information regarding the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, which was signed into law on Aug. 7. In this law, “the Vetera...
  • Poppe’s Tax Service celebrates milestone

    LaVern Poppe of Poppe’s Tax Service celebrated 25 years of professional affiliation with the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), a nonprofit professional association founded in 1979, and committed in excellence in taxation. NATP members de...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    Black Friday shopping By Brooke Pankonin Last Thursday we gathered with our families, overfilled our bellies, and gave thanks for all our many blessings. The next day, or that evening, many of you participated in the annual ritual of Black Friday. Now I...