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  • Midwest Musings

    At least it isn’t a 1959 Bel-Air By Timothy LinscottManaging Editor Walking down the street the other day I thought I saw a mirage. I came across Lisa Jones and Monica Poppe standing by a group of old bicycles, circa 1940s. “Someone just dropped thes...
  • State speech medalists

      Perkins County High School had four medalists at the state speech competition on March 27-28. Those bringing home medals were, from left to right, Alyssa Young, fourth in poetry; Jakelynn Broeder, fourth in persuasive speaking; Lila Konecky, sixth i...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    UConn prevails over Kentucky By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director It is late Monday night and one NCAA Basketball Championship is decided and another one will be decided tomorrow night. The men’s final was a good one with UConn defeating Ke...
  • PCS athletes set several personal bests

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County High School track season is still young but several personal bests were scored at the Ed Moore Invite in Ogallala on Saturday. The boys track team set 23 personal best records and the girls had 14 in...
  • Wildcats attend Booster Invite

    By Elizabeth StrandWallace High School track coach The Wallace Wildcats competed at the Sutherland Booster Club Invite Saturday, April 5.   There were 12 teams at the meet; Minden, North Platte St. Pat’s, Hershey, Hayes Center, Wauneta-Palisade, Suthe...
  • Golfers swing into action

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County high school boys golf team have completed two events, a dual at Chappell with Creek Valley and a triangular at Bayside against Garden County and South Platte. No team results were tallied at either event a...
  • Curtis named to SPVA honorable mention list

    Perkins County High School junior Mariah Curtis was named to the South Platte Valley Association honorable mention list for girls basketball. Mariah Curtis led the Lady Plainsmen with 8.4 points per game and led the team in steals per game with a 2.1 aver...
  • FSA Scoop

    Public info meeting planned By Teri MossCounty Executive Director County FSA Program Meetings The Perkins County Farm Service Agency will be holding a public information meeting April 15th to cover Livestock Disaster Programs and updates/changes to the ...
  • Bill backed by Farm Bureau signed into law

    Nebraska farmers and ranchers can look forward to regulatory relief in the area of farm truck regulations thanks to the passage of a bill supported by Nebraska Farm Bureau. Gov. Dave Heineman signed LB 983 into law March 28 after state lawmakers gave fin...
  • Nebraska Ag by the numbers

    www.nefb.org Cash receipts from farm marketings contributed over $17 billion to Nebraska’s economy in 2010 and 5.5 percent of the U.S. total. Nebraska’s ten leading commodities (in order of importance) for 2010 cash receipts are cattle and calves, cor...
  • Handgun permits increase

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman waits patiently every day for something to be delivered. As many people wait for a package to arrive around the holidays, Brueggeman has been waiting for over a year for his to a...
  • 2013 saw reduction in calls to sheriff

    Calls processed by the Perkins County Sheriff’s Department were down in 2013. A total of 2,319 calls were handled by the sheriff’s department in 2013, a 21 percent decrease for the department. Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman explained that the t...
  • Commissioners discuss public defender

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Is splitting something three ways cheaper? In a quest to potentially save taxpayer money, the Perkins County Commissioners will look into sharing a public defender with Dundy and Arthur counties. Attorney George Zeilinger sp...
  • Donation yields fire department $2,500

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor For the second time in two years the Perkins County Volunteer Fire Department are the benefactors of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation. Last year the department received $2,500 from the same program a...
  • Buescher talks water rights while campaigning in Grant

    <1--IMAGE images/4.3.14/buescher.jpg IMAGE-->   By Tim LinscottManaging Editor “I will tell anyone this wherever I go in the state, if agriculture fails in this part of the state, the entire state won’t be successful,” Brian Buescher, an ...
  • Honor flight leaves lasting impression on veterans

      By Jan RahnTribune Staff For two Korean War veterans from Perkins County who took part in a recent honor flight to Washington D.C., the wintry scene was reminiscent of how conditions were when the war was fought decades ago. Keith Nelson of Madrid ...
  • Magnificat Brunch scheduled for April 12 in Ogallala

    Chris Lee, a native of Perkins County, who now lives near North Platte will be the featured speaker at the Magnificat Brunch hosted by the Ogallala Chapter, Our Lady of the Harvest, on Saturday, April 12, at Ogallala at 9 a.m. MT.  The brunch will be ser...
  • CWC gathered mid-March

    Christian Women’s Connection met Wednesday, March 19, at the Quality Inn for a night of entertainment and an inspiring talk. The evening started with great entertainment from Vicki Lynn Peters on the keyboard, Dan Dobson on the keyboard and saxophone, ...
  • Train show coming to North Platte April 12-13

    The Nebraska West Central Division of the National Model Railroad Assocation will hold its 20th annual train show in North Platte on April 12-13 at the D&N Event Center, 601 East Walker Road. This year’s show will be open to the public on Saturday f...
  • Sen. Christensen invites students to youth legislature

    High school students are invited to take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature June 8-11. At the state capitol, student senators will sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process...