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  • Cats have strong showing, but drop game to Eustis-Farnam

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace traveled to Eustis to take on the Eustis-Farnam Knights and once again, they faced some tough competition.  The Wildcats had a strong showing in the opening quarter but the Knights dominated the seco...
  • Lady Plainsmen look to ignite offense

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen are looking for an ignition to their offensive fire power and passion after a pair of losses on Oct. 14.While serving was on-point for PCS, the serve receive was what cost the Lady P...
  • Nebraska third on list of top 100 ag co-ops

    Nebraska is home to nine of the U.S. top 100 agricultural cooperatives, third in the nation behind Iowa and Minnesota, according to recently released USDA data.  The number of top 100 co-ops in Iowa, 16, is up from 11 a decade ago. Minnesota has 13 co-op...
  • Wet winter predicted, drought all but over

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor For once, Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher was happy to discuss weather patterns in Nebraska.For the past few years Dutcher has been faced with talking to the media and ag producers around the state about hot, dry c...
  • Ag leaders encourage Nebraskans to pump E85

    Governor Dave Heineman and state ag leaders are encouraging Nebraskans to utilize E85 fuel the next time they are at the gas pump with a flex fuel vehicle. To help located E85 filling stations, new phone apps are available for Nebraskans.The Governor was...
  • PCS receives $10,000 grant

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Schools has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to create a robotics program that allows students...
  • Legislative candidates quizzed on their views

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Nearly 50 people attended a legislative forum in Imperial last week to hear 44th District candidates Dan Hughes of Venango and Steve Stroup of Benkelman address issues. Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman served as the ...
  • Foundation recruiting families

    Campaign to help with delivery rooms By Jody Snogren PCHS Foundation Director Perkins County Health Services Foundation is ready to unveil plans for the next capital campaign and gala.  It was decided by the foundation in the spring of 2014 to host the...
  • Halloween event for kids Friday, Oct. 31

    Trick•or•Treat Street Kids—also visit the Perkins County Senior Center, Perkins County Museum, FSA/USDA Service Center, and Westview Retirement Community for treats! Perkins County Chamber will sponsor Trick-or-Treat Street Friday, Oct. 31 from 4...
  • Second annual Fields of Faith held at Perkins County High School

      The Perkins County chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes held Fields of Faith on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Grant. The evening was filled with music, testimonials, Scripture reading and special guest speaker Dale Schroeder of Paxton. Above: Spiritua...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Perkins County Senior Center, Grant      Oct. 16-22Thur:     (Chamber) Ham, au gratin potatoes, peasFri:     (Anniversary) Taco salad, Spanish riceMon:     Ham balls, cauliflower, French friesTues:     (Field trip) Chili, cheese & cra...
  • Grant artist featured at Holyoke art center

    Prairie Winds Art Center of Holyoke, Colo., is featuring artwork of Lance Wurst during October. Wurst has been an art educator his entire career and has taught in Perkins County since 1991. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in art education endorsement and a h...
  • Cambodian pastor to speak on Killing Fields

    Nareth May, a Cambodian pastor and missionary, will give an informational talk on the history of the Cambodia Killing Fields on Oct. 22, 7 p.m. in the Wallace School gym.Nareth, who survived the Killing Fields, has an incredible testimony of life and deat...
  • Another Perspective

    Thanks Harriette By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher My husband and I have rather reversed roles compared to most couples when it comes to shopping. I’d say he’s addicted. I once challenged him to go a month without ordering anything and he just plain ref...
  • From the Pulpit

    Seek wisdom in our leaders in this election season By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church We are now less than a month from Election Day. This year is a ‘midterm’ election. We are not electing a president, but legislators, governors, and ...
  • Domina right for Nebraska

    Dear Editor: David Domina is campaigning for a U.S. Senate seat to represent Nebraska. Over 10 years ago, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity of a front row seat beside Dave in a U.S. District courtroom in Montgomery, Alabama, representing the U....
  • Hassebrooke suited for job

    Dear Editor: I will be voting for Chuck Hassebrook for Governor this election; I hope many other Nebraskans will do the same. As a farmer in Perkins County, I have studied the candidates and find Mr. Hassebrook to be best suited for the job. Born and rais...
  • Wallace celebrates Homecoming 2014

      Before the start of the Wallace versus Mullen homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 10, the Wallace elementary and junior high students sang the National Anthem. Many of the students showed support for the team by wearing face paint and Wallace team color...
  • Senior of the Month

    Mariah Curtis of rural Madrid, the daughter of Adam and Kathy Curtis, has been chosen as October’s Senior of the Month. The busy senior has been involved in a host of scholastic, extracurricular and community activities throughout her high school career...
  • College Notes

      Koop graduates from SECC Eric Koop, son of Corwin and Rihelle Koop and grandson of Jim and Lila Koop, all from Wallace, graduated from the John Deere Tech Program at Southeast Communtiy College in Milford. Eric is working for Plains Equipment in Se...