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  • NPCC Music Department to present ‘Musical Luau’ May 3

    The North Platte Community College music department will present a “Musical Luau” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, (tonight)  at the McDonald-Belton Theater on the South Campus of the college. Those who attend are encouraged to wear Hawaiian attire. ...
  • NPCC students bring home awards from SkillsUSA Conference

    Seventeen North Platte Community College students brought home numerous awards, including four first place awards, from the Skills USA State Leadership & Skills Conference contest April 12-14 in Hastings. The NPCC students competed in welding, automot...
  • Pomp and Circumstance has evolved to graduation march

    When asked to list renowned classical composers, Mozart or Beethoven may come to mind. Many people may not think to mention Edward Elgar. But there’s an excellent chance thousands of people are very familiar with the most famous work by Elgar. “Pomp a...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Alumni tourney rekindled By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This past weekend due to the efforts of Jayson and Deanne Bishop, the Perkins County Alumni Basketball tournament got started again after about an 11-year void. I started the tourn...
  • Plainsmen relay teams capture gold at SPVA meet in Sutherland

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two boys relay teams took top honors at the SPVA conference meet held in Sutherland on Saturday, with two individuals, Matthew Cullen and Elliot Carlson, taking first in three events. On the girls side, first place in shot...
  • Area’s Special Olympians place at regional meet

      Tri-County traveled to Chadron on Saturday April 14 for the West Region Special Olympics Nebraska track meet. Two local athletes came home with ribbons—Kelan Sis of Elsie received second place blue ribbons for softball and the 4x100 relay and a r...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of April 26 High Game: Kim Bergenske, 219; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 199; Karla Eddie and Lisa Ellard, 191. High Series: Kim Bergenske, 545; Karla Eddie, 539; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 515....
  • Nebraska farmers investing nearly $3 billion to plant this year’s corn crop says USDA

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Farmers everywhere took to the field Monday to begin getting their corn crop in the ground. A long-awaited rain last week to give germination a boost was perfectly timed. According to information released by the U.S. Department...
  • 4-H Council reports news

    The Perkins County 4-H Council has had a great start to 2012. On Jan. 8 the council held a 4-H Kickoff. The recruitment event attracted several new members to the Perkins County Fairgrounds. 4-H members were able to sign up for 2012 4-H projects, enjoy sn...
  • UNL extension tractor safety courses offered across Nebraska

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Tractor Safety/Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at seven locations in Nebraska. A class will be held June 7-8 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte. Federal law prohibits yout...
  • Conservation Corner

    Time to make plans on renovating windbreaks By Janet LaglerNatural Resources Conservation Service A windbreak is a precious thing. It is a promise in the fall, a lifesaver and a place of warmth in winter, a sign of hope in spring, and a place of lovelin...
  • Free farm and ranch financial clinics planned

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Make a check in the yes box

    How time flies....I’m still getting used to writing 2012 and here it is almost time for the May Primary. So without delay, I’m going to get on my soapbox right this minute and preach about an upcoming ballot issue. I hate taxes as much as you do. My s...
  • Cemetery needs voter support

    Dear Editor:      On the May 15, 2012 primary election you will be asked to allow the Madrid Cemetery District to levy a property tax not to exceed 2 cent per one hundred dollar valuation.  We as a board try very hard to run a nice cemetery on a small...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    True inner beauty By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church It is amazing the extent men and women will go to to appear beautiful. Beauty is a major industry. We notice quite a number of women who appear exceptionally attrac...
  • Patients at PCHS will benefit from generous FOCUS program

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Thanks to technologic advances and the generous donation of a local farmer/seed dealer, those benefitting will be patients who enter the Perkins County Health Services system. On behalf of the Perkins County Health Servi...
  • Study will help determine future of school buildings

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The board of education took a first step last week in looking at the future of Perkins County Schools in terms of its three building sites. Administration and the board are addressing short and long range planning for maintenanc...
  • Longtime teachers to retire this spring

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Friends and colleagues Jonie Johnson and Pennie Reese go way back—far enough back that Reese can remember Johnson helping her get settled into a kindergarten classroom in Elsie three decades ago, which was Reese’s fi...
  • Chamber awards First Dollar

      Tom Anderson (Front, left) of Anderson Lumber in Madrid is presented a First Dollar plaque from Chamber President Bernie Deaver while several Chamber members gather in support of Anderson’s recent purchase of the business. (Front, l-r): Mandy McGr...
  • Christensen says Legislature holds most intense session ever

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican This year marked Sen. Mark  Christensen’s sixth session in the body and never before can he remember a session that proved as intense as the 60-day session completed Wednesday,April 18. Christensen said several ...