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  • Stumpf wheat center breaks ground

      Attending the ground breaking on Friday, March 21 for the Henry J. Stumpf Wheat Research Center were, from left to right, Chet Poehling, University of Nebraska Foundation; Don Adams, West Central District Director, Institute of Agriculture and Nat...
  • Purple Pinkie day

      Above: Maggie Fisher gets her pinkie dipped in purple dye from Rotarian Don Harris as part of the Purple Pinkie project from the Grant Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 19. Elementary students paid to have their pinkie, or any other finger, dipped i...
  • Change in technology to help enforce three strikes

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County High School Principal Dean Friedel is always trying to stay one step ahead of students and their use of technology while on campus. This never-ending battle took a new twist when Friedel proposed a ‘three-st...
  • Senator stops in Grant on campaign trail

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Nebraska Senator Pete Pirsch of Omaha was in Grant last Thursday (March 20) for the  Midwest Electric annual meeting, hoping to spread the word about his campaign to become the next attorney general of Nebraska. Pirsch has ...
  • Midwest holds annual meeting

      The 67th annual Midwest Electric meeting was held at Perkins County High School on March 20. The event featured entertainment, displays and a guest speaker. Above: A trailer with fully-functioning meters and wires gave on-lookers safety tips. Abov...
  • Our Community's History

    Colorado couple takes over King’s Inn in Grant By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoMarch 28, 2013 Perkins County Schools was in search of a new superintendent to replace Tobin Buchanan, as well as three classroom instructors to fill vacancies by teachers w...
  • Two new upgrades

      The Wallace Volunteer Fire Department has two new rescue vehicles. The ambulance was delivered in the fall of 2013. The brush truck arrived in February of this year. Fire chief Ray Jameson said it wouldn’t have been possible to upgrade these vehic...
  • A heartfelt goodbye

          Midwest Electric general manager Larry Umberger, right, stopped the program of the annual Midwest Electric meeting to say goodbye to Cindy Salsman, left. Salsman is retiring after 28 years with Midwest Electric. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...
  • Snow driven...

      Crews work feverishly during the flying snow on Saturday, March 22, at the Perkins County Fairgrounds to collect hazardous waste material. The hazardous material collection project was held from 8-9 a.m. and an abundance of materials were collected ...
  • Learn new crafts, sharpen skills at workshops

    Great Plains Creative Arts Association presents its 64th arts and crafts workshops April 9-12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at Camp Comeca in Cozad. Both amateurs and professionals are invited to attend for one day or several days, learn new arts and crafts or sharpen o...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate birthdays and St. Paddy’s

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon March 18 at the Elsie Legion Hall.      Shaun Meyer from Hi-Line Home Health was the guest speaker, sharing services provided throughout the county. Little Country Kitchen catered the meal. Commercia...
  • Drug and alcohol ed class planned

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, April 21 from 9-5 at Heartland Counseling, 401 W. 1st, Ogallala. “Talking About A...
  • Benefit for Deaver Saturday

    A benefit auction and supper are being held for Angela Deaver and  family on Saturday, March 29 at the Wallace Community Hall. The evening will begin with a supper of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potatoes and a dessert at 5:30 p.m. central time. ...
  • Midwest Musings

    ‘Just doing my job’ By Tim LinscottManaging Editor By Tim LinscottManaging Editor There are certain dynamics to being a sibling. Each sibling in a family has a certain role or job to do within that unit. The oldest girl, for example, is typically th...
  • Cogitation

    Quite the assignment By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Hi there. We’re back. God, his project book and me—Jo. One day on His visit, God said to me—“I’ve got some exciting news for you. My beloved child, you have grown so big we must take our part...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Great week of basketball By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director This past week, despite my NCAA bracket going down the tubes, was still a pretty good week if you love basketball. Thursday and Friday of last week, the two days with the most abse...
  • Leadership evident with Lady Plainsmen

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Lady Plainsmen track team for Perkins County High School will have seven seniors on the squad this season. A total of 10 letter winners will also be on the squad. “We have a good number of girls out this season w...
  • Experience a key for Plainsmen

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Twenty-two male athletes will suit up for Perkins County High School this track season with 12 returning letter winners. “We have a good number of returning tracksters that we will look to for our points and leadersh...
  • Golfers taking a swing at varsity level

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor There will be a new look to boys golf at Perkins County this season as this will be the first year of varsity golf for the five starters. “This team has much less experience than we had in the past seasons,” said P...
  • Several strengths to be displayed by Wildcats

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor There will be a lot to choose from as far as top caliber athletes for Elizabeth Strand, Wallace track coach. She will have nine girls and 15 boys on the Wildcat track squad this season. There are 11 returning letter wi...