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  • Pitching with Pritch

    NU can almost feel the madness By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director This past week was a busy one. It was loaded with basketball, so busy was also a fun type of busy. Like many weeks in a person’s life, I hadn’t really planned on it bein...
  • Toner brings home medal from state tournament

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County High School senior Garrett Toner concluded his wrestling career in fine fashion by coming home with a fifth place medal from the state wrestling 138-pound, Class D tournament in Omaha, Feb. 20-22. “It ...
  • PCS ends season with heads held high

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Before heading to Sidney for sub-district action on Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Perkins County boys basketball team hosted Hershey in its final home game of the year. A packed house rooted on the Plainsmen, which PCS head bo...
  • Tim Johnson named to Shrine Bowl

    PCS coach Wells named assistant for South By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County High School senior Tim Johnson has been selected to play in the 56th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Johnson will participate in the Saturday, June 7 event at the Univer...
  • Wildcats weather Storm in win over Creek Valley

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer Wallace went on the road to take on the Creek Valley Storm for their final regular season game. The Wildcats struggled with uncharacteristic mistakes and the great outside shooting of the young Storm team but they m...
  • Lady Cats finish strong

      On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Wallace Lady Wildcats traveled to Southwest High to play the Hayes Center Cardinals. This was the third time the two teams met up this season; the winner of this match would advance in subdistrict play.         Wallac...
  • For your halftime entertainment

      Top: During timeouts at the final home game of the season for the Perkins County Plainsmen on Feb. 21 against Hershey, there was a lot of entertainment, including the PCHS cheerleaders, including, from left to right, Mariah Curtis, Samantha Snogren,...
  • Girls’ finals telecast on NET TV

    The “NSAA State Girls High School Basketball Championships” will begin at 9 a.m. CT with the Class C-1 finals. The day-long coverage continues with the Class D-1 championship game at 11 a.m. CT and the Class B title game at 1 p.m. CT. The match-ups co...
  • FFA Week celebrated at PCHS

      A host of activities were marked at Perkins County High School last week in recognition of FFA Week, Feb. 15-22. Some of the special activities included a staff breakfast put on Feb. 20 by FFA members for all PCS staff and the culmination of the wee...
  • Nebraska Wheat Board announces March meeting date, location

    The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its next meeting Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Hampton Inn, 507 W Talmadge Rd., Kearney, NE 68845. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn at 3:00 p.m. It will include a first reading of contract proposa...
  • Crop scout training March 6 near Mead

    Crop scouts will learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests during a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers program March 6.     Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop is from 9 a.m-5 p.m at th...
  • A different kind of “Healthcare” taking root in Nebraska

    By Craig Derickson State Conservationist, NRCS There’s a potentially game-changing healthcare movement coming from America’s heartland. Thanks to the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health held in Omaha Feb. 18-19, more attention is being...
  • Food pantry receives $2,500

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Sometimes ideas just pop into your head. Randy Gengenbach of rural Grant applied for a $2,500 grant through the Monsanto Fund’s ‘America’s Farmers Grow’ program. “My wife took the call we’d received the g...
  • PCS football schedule for 2014 released

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor It is never too early to prepare for football season. The 2014 football schedules have been released and Perkins County fans can take a bit more of an interest this season as it is the first in team history that the schedule...
  • Gathering for a friend

      People from all over the region came to Grant on Saturday, Feb. 15 to help a longtime friend, Mona Lierley, a staple at Hatch’s Super Foods. The fairgrounds building was packed with friends and family enjoying a barbecue with live and silent auc...
  • Three scams reported in county by sheriff’s office

    The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn citizens about three recent scams occurring the past week in Perkins County. The first scam is targeting mostly females, but everyone should be aware. The scammers are calling people and saying th...
  • Making a house call

      Renowned author and psychologist Dr. Jim Fay of the Love and Logic Institute, made an appearance in Grant on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Perkins County High School. The Larry Pritchett Gymnasium had a large crowd on hand to laugh, think and learn about child...
  • Girl Scouts learn safety

      Above: Grant Fire Chief Don Softley (left) shows members of Girl Scout Juniors Troop 80 some of the equipment used in an ambulance on Feb. 13 in Grant. The girls were working on their first aid badge and received a tour of the ambulances while havin...
  • Our Community’s History

    Thelander champion, Ross runner-up at state wrestling By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoFeb. 14, 2013 Austin Thelander took the gold at the 2013 Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament. He was the first Perkins County wrestler to claim a state title. Vinny Ros...
  • Bloodmobile collects 65 units

      The Grant Red Cross Bloodmobile drive was held Jan. 28, at the New Life Fellowship Church. Thanks to the regular donors, several walk-ins and first time donors, 65 units were collected. First time donors were Kara Dickman, Tara Nodlinski and Linda...