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  • Johnston’s second TD with :09 left forces Plainsmen past rival Chase County 21-14

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Plainsmen running back Alex Johnston slugged his second four-yard carry across the goal line with :09 left to blast Perkins County past Chase County 21-14 in Imperial Friday night. The Plainsmen beat their rivals to ...
  • Lady Plainsmen fifth against SPVA competitors

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Lady Plainsmen defeated Maxwell to take fifth place in the South Platte Valley Association’s tournament hosted by Hershey on Oct. 13, 15. Winning the six-team tourney were the St. Pats Lady Irish by defeating Sutherland ...
  • Lady Cats win the Wallace triangular

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular  on Monday, Oct. 10. The Cats first opponent was the Coyotes of Potter-Dix. The Wildcats dominated the Coyotes to win, decisively, in straight sets 25-14 and 25-20. In...
  • Wildcats routed by Brady near season’s end

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats entered this week’s game with determination as they looked to redeem themselves from last week’s loss. The Brady Eagles shot down their fire and hopes for a victory as the Wildcats fell and fell ha...
  • Beck chosen as October Senior of the Month

    Kristin Beck, a senior at Perkins County High School has been selected as the October 2011 Senior of the Month. She is the daughter of Doug and Janet Beck of Grant. Beck has demonstrated her leadership through many activities while at PCHS. Some of the ac...
  • PCS activity schedule

    October 20-28Thursday, Oct. 20K-12 No school7:30 a.m.    Mock trial @ McCook12 p.m.    Parent-teacher conferences (until 8 p.m.)1 p.m.    ACT test prep (DL room)Friday, Oct. 21K-12 No school8 a.m.    Staff development9:30 a.m.    ACT test p...
  • College Notes

    Applegate receives degree Andrew Applegate, son of Brenda Yancey of Madrid, has received his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. He graduated summa cum laude with highest honors from the University of Portland. Swedberg among residence hall officers ...
  • The GED diploma: It’s a credential worth getting

    What do comedian Bill Cosby, journalist and news anchor Peter Jennings, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Famous Amos Cookie Company founder Wally Amos, and actor and comedian Chris Rock all have in common?  None...
  • FSA Scoop...Signup for SURE begins soon

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE Signup for 2010 SURE has been announced: SURE (Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments) is available to eligible producers on: • Farms in counties with Secretarial disaster declara...
  • Curtis shows champ at Ak-Sar-Ben

    Drew Curtis of Madrid exhibited the Overall Champion Feeder Calf Heifer at the 2011 Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Show. Drew is the son of of Adam and Kathy Curtis. (Photo courtesy of Ak-Sar-Ben)...
  • Sire selection and cow herd management set for Oct. 27

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Sire Selection and Cow Herd Management Clinics will be offered across the state Oct. 25-27. Dates and locations are as follows: Oct. 25 Kearney Buffalo County Extension Office at 4  p.m.    Oct. 26 - Ord - Val...
  • More water coming to Nebraska

    1942 compact requires upstream releases. Water, water everywhere, but not in the Bonny blue anymore. The state of Colorado has begun to drain the Bonny Reservoir in eastern Colorado and allow the water to flow into the Republican River. A 1942 agreement,...
  • Kearney to host water conference

    Over 400 of Nebraska’s top water professionals will meet in Kearney on Nov. 2 and 3 to discuss the condition of the state’s drinking water supplies and make plans to improve and preserve those resources. The 2011 Fall Conference of the Nebraska Secti...
  • Going deeper

    Pastor Rich SavageUnited Methodist Church, Grant As I mentioned last week, my travels took me to southern Utah and I fell in love with the country. Since then I have returned as many times as possible. My love for the country has grown. There are many s...
  • Zumba® “party in pink” raises $1,075 Saturday

    A Zumbathon on Saturday at Perkins County High School raised $1,075. The event was one of many scheduled across the nation during October for breast cancer awareness month. By Jan RahnManaging EditorPink attire was the color of choice on Saturday whe...
  • Flu vaccines now available

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the fall/winter season comes the flu season, and clinics are preparing to immunize their patients. Beginning next week, shots will be available at both the Grant Medical Clinic and the Colglazier/Demmel Medical Clinic. Each...
  • Departments fight fires fueled by high winds

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Red flag warnings and excessively high winds last week already had area firemen nervous—then when three fires broke out within a two-day period their anxiety level heightened. Fortunately for all of the area departments, t...
  • Chamber to sponsor Trick-or-Treat Street Monday, Oct. 31

    Perkins County Chamber will sponsor Trick-or-Treat Street Monday, Oct. 31 from 4-5 p.m. in downtown Grant. This is the first time in three years that the event will occur—during the last two years Halloween fell over a weekend, so many chamber businesse...
  • Result of wicked wind

    Three days of intense wind last week was about all area residents could take when it finally subsided Friday. On Thursday, reports indicated straight line winds of up to 35 mph with 60 mph gusts. This branch on Garfield Avenue couldn’t withstand it ...
  • Birch appointed to the 11th Judicial District by Gov. Heineman

    Gov. Dave Heineman announced on Oct. 6 his appointment of Richard A. Birch of North Platte to serve as a judge of the District Court for the 11th Judicial District. Birch, 58, has practiced law for 32 years in Nebraska and currently serves as a partner a...