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  • 50 Shades of Me

    Pants fads never fade, they just stretch out over time By Brooke Pankonin This past weekend a friend treated me to a great couple of days with tickets to the Women of Faith conference in Lincoln. We enjoyed great speakers, amazing singers, and time to r...
  • From the Pulpit

    We all have a job to do By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church Every day, no matter what else is happening, sometime after our evening meal, I have a job to do. Every night it is my job to empty the clean dishes from the dishwasher and fill i...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    NU controls own destiny By Larry Pritchett Contributing Writer This past week I spent at home, not doing much just trying to get rid of some infection that made it difficult to really enjoy the time. I was however wanting to get to feeling better for th...
  • Lady Plainsmen compete at districts

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was a beautiful day for golf at the West Wind Golf Course in Ogallala on Monday, Oct. 6The Perkins County girls golf team was ready for the challenge of district action, however, no athletes qualified for the stat...
  • Plainsmen get first win of the season

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Working to put together a complete game where the offense and defense worked in sync with each other, Perkins County High School head football coach Carlie Wells was able to do just that Friday night in Chappell.The ...
  • Lady Cats split in home triangular

      By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 30.  The Cats’ first opponent was the Brady Eagles.  The Lady Wildcats started out a bit timid in the first set, and struggled a bit...
  • Lady Plainsmen face varied competition

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A busy week of activity kept the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen volleyball team gaining experience.The team first travelled to Imperial for the Chase County Triangular on Sept. 30.PCS faced Chase County and dropped tw...
  • Wildcats battle back from early deficit but can’t close gap

    By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace traveled to Bartley last week for a difficult game against the Southwest Roughriders.  The Wildcats put up a tough battle but each time they got some momentum, the Roughriders would come up with a big play...
  • PCS robotics program receives grant

      The Perkins County Middle Robotics Program was awarded a $2,000 grant from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Making the presentation is Chris Copple (back). Students and teachers are (Front row, l-r): Hannah Kempf, Carter Krajewski, Makenzie Toner...
  • PCS activity calendar

    Oct. 9-14Thur:     4 pm    Cross country (home) 5:30 pm    Volleyball at Chase County 5:30 pm    Jr. high football at Sedgwick County Fri:     End of First Quarter 6:30 pm    Football vs. Sutherland (home) Youth flag football Sat:   ...
  • College Notes

    Marquardt is student ambassador Rachel Marquardt, a 2013 graduate of Wallace High School and a business administration major at Central Community College-Hastings, is one of nine individuals selected as student ambassadors at CCC.The ambassadors work wit...
  • Area contest to increase childhood cancer awareness

    Kris Pearson never thought it would happen to her. But shortly after her son Jeff was born, she and her husband Scott became the parents of a child with cancer and their lives were forever changed.Kris’ son Jeff recovered from cancer, but she’s never ...
  • NRD keeps occupation tax at $10 level

    by Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Owners of irrigated land in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will continue to pay a $10-per-irrigated-acre occupation tax for the new budget year. The URNRD board approved the occupation tax request,...
  • Tree pruning with a purpose

    Fall is a great time to be outside in landscapes and gardens, taking stock of which plants are looking good and which plants seem to need a little help. It is natural to want to “do” something to help a tree—prune it, fertilize it, polish it—wanti...
  • New app to help in teaching biotech in high schools

    A new app will give high school agri-science teachers a tool for teaching biotechnology to their students.“The Journey of a Gene” is the product of a partnership between Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The project uses th...
  • Nebraska drops taxes on farm equipment parts

    HASTINGS (AP)­—Nebraska farmers and ranchers who want to fix some of their equipment will be able to save a little money, now that the state has dropped its sale and use tax on repair and replacement parts.The Hastings Tribune says  the state last wee...
  • Please vote, and vote early

    Dear Editor: We are all receiving e-mails, Facebook, Twitter, fliers, TV, radio and newspaper ads asking for donations because the opponent is running attack ads. Then when one looks at the ads the candidate is running, they are attacking the opponent. Mo...
  • Homecoming Royalty 2014

      Dylan Malmkar and Kendra Hoffert were named the 2014 Perkins County High School Homecoming King and Queen at the homecoming game Friday night, Sept. 26. Pictured are, from left to right, king and queen Malmkar and Hoffert, and the royal court, Zak...
  • PCHS addition taking shape quickly, campus reconfigured

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Since the official groundbreaking ceremony on July 1 on the new addition at Perkins County Health Services, Darland Construction and several contractors have made substantial progress. TK Construction has removed ...
  • Testing scores increase at PCS

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor There is a reason to celebrate at Perkins County Schools. Nicole Long, curriculum coordinator for the district, has revealed that the Nebraska State Assessment (NeSA) has revealed a marked upturn in test grades for the 20...