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  • PCS wins district runner-up trophy

      Varsity members of the 2014-15 Perkins County High School competitive speech team travelled to North Platte on March 16, to participate in district competition, along with competitors from eight other schools including Arapahoe, Cambridge, Dundy Cou...
  • Senior of the Month

    Jakelynn Broeder of Grant, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as Senior of the Month for the month of March 2015.Jakelynn has been involved in many activities in and out of school.She has been a member of National Honor Society, FFA...
  • Elementary student art on display

      Adorning the walls of the Meadowlark Art Gallery in downtown Grant over the weekend was art of various mediums from elementary students from Perkins County. The art will be on display this weekend, March 27-28....
  • Middle school honor roll released

    Perkins County Middle School has announced the names of students on the third quarter honor roll.All A’sDanielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Jaden Dietlein, Rylee Huff, Emma Schrotberger, Aryn Seiler, Evan Sestak, Hailey Snyder, Carson Thelander, Jacob Woodman...
  • College Notes

    Lempke selected as UNK Mortar Board member The Xi Phi chapter of Mortar Board at the University of Nebraska Kearney has selected 24 new members. They will be initiated at 5 p.m. April 10 in a ceremony at Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. Included in th...
  • Wallace speech team is runner-up

      The 2015 Wallace speech team earned runner-up at districts, qualifying six for state. The team includes (Front row, l-r): Josephine Kidd, Berenice Arvizo, Bailee Nielson, Shelby Ogier, Hannah Sullivan, Erin Witt, and Jasmine Dannar.Middle row: Hanna...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Bracket-busting time again By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist The last two weeks have been filled with lots of basketball games. The Nebraska State Boy’s Basketball Tournament followed by the NIT, whatever the one is called for whoever is left and th...
  • PCS track squads ready for 2015

        By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A solid group of athletic students will help carry the Perkins County track program through the 2015 season.According to Shayne Hite, PCS head track coach, there are 23 boys out for track this year.“We have a...
  • Plainsmen have the numbers

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Experience and a love of the game makes up the 2015 PCS boys golf squad.Two seniors, Kaleb Gaar and Kaden Kammerer will combine with nine underclassmen to round out the Plainsmen golf squad this year.Kammerer, Austin...
  • Letter winners will be a key to Wildcat success

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Senior leadership and a host of returning letter winners will be the anchor of the 2015 Wallace Wildcat track team.This season there are 24 on the team, 14 girls, 10 boys with two returning senior letter winners in H...
  • Alumni tournament has thrilling action

    Winners of the 2015 Perkins County Alumni Basketball Tournament were (Front row, l-r): Troy Soper, Justin Borowski, Josh Sexson, Nick Turner, Chase Lampmann. Back row: Max Jones, Cameron Sis, Kye Kurkowski, Tyler Turner.     Runners-up at the 201...
  • Centennial Ag to put in terminal at Venango

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Imperial native Jake Adler is excited.He’s excited not to just be named president and CEO of Centennial Ag Supply Company, but to announce a major project coming to Venango.Adler announced last week that a new term...
  • FCS returns $4.91 million to area farmers

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced that eligible customer-owners in 17 counties in central Nebraska will receive checks this month totaling $4,941,000—their share of the financial cooperative’s record $160 million cash-back dividen...
  • USDA Working Group meeting planned in Imperial

    A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet at 10 a.m. on April 14 at the Upper Republican Natural Resources District building, 511 E 5th St., Imperial, Neb.The publi...
  • Three departments battle grass fire

      A grass fire was called into the Perkins County dispatch center at approximately 4:30 p.m. on March 16 at 104 W. Highway 23 in Grant. The blaze resulted in the Grant Volunteer Fire Department calling for help from Venango and Madrid. Between six t...
  • Wilbur the pig is right at home

      By Becky Uehling Staff Writer When Vicki Anderson was a young girl growing up on a farm in Madrid, she loved piglets. It was a love that never left her. Now as an adult, Anderson has realized a life-long dream of owning her own pet pot-bellied pi...
  • City underspent last year

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Not only is the City of Grant on solid ground financially, it underspent in several budget categories last year. Terry Galloway, Certified Public Accountant for the City of Grant, reported to the council that there are se...
  • Egg hunts slated for April 4; Wallace, April 1

      The Beta Sigma Phi Sororities annual Easter Egg Hunt has been scheduled for Saturday, April 4 this year. The event will again take place at the Grant City Park beginning at 11 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos beginning at 10:30 ...
  • Accident Monday afternoon

      At approximately 12:30 p.m. on March 16 the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office and Grant Volunteer Fire Department responded to an accident call involving two vehicles on North Highway 61 near the Keith/Perkins county line. Highway traffic was dive...
  • Spring maintenance underway

      Grant public works crew members Randy Heinemann, left, Jim Toner, center and public works director Gary Beckler, right, finished raising a manhole on Fifth and Sherman on March 11 as part of regular spring cleaning and maintenance. Several manholes ...