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  • Internet service interrupted

    Great Plains Communications’ Internet service across Southwest Nebraska was interrupted for several hours on Tuesday, May 4, when a leased fiber optic cable was inadvertently damaged during construction.  The ever growing dependency on reliable Inte...
  • Middle Schoolers entertain

    The Perkins County Middle School bands and choruses entertained families and friends at their annual spring concert Tuesday, May 4.    ...
  • Same place, 60 years later

    Brooke Poppe and Elisa Carlson (middle, l-r), part of the graduating class of 2010, join grandparents LaVern Poppe (left) and Katy Carlson (right) as graduates of Perkins County High School. LaVern and Katy were classmates in the class of 1950. (Courtesy ...
  • Meyer selected as May Senior of the Month

    Amara Meyer has recently been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi May “Senior of the Month.” Meyer, a 2010 graduate of Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Ryal Meyer and Christine Meyer.   During her high school career, Meyer was a member o...
  • Sixth graders learn economics at Rural AmeriTowne

    The Perkins County sixth grade class attended Rural AmeriTowne in Wray, Colo., on Friday, April 30. The students learned about basic economics, personal check writing, investing, and running their own business during the simulation. Pinnacle Bank provid...
  • MPCC, Imperial hosting business transitions workshops

    The Mid-Plains Community College extended campus in Imperial is hosting a Business Transitions Workshops with instructor Odee Ingersoll on May 19. The workshop is available on-line or at the Imperial extended campus. Ingersoll is a former family busi...
  • Christian Women’s Club to meet at Zion Church Saturday, May 22

    Sun bonnets, graduation caps, ball caps, cowboy hats, berets, derbys, or beanies–no matter what hat you choose it is “Hats off to You.”    Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m MDT it will be time to celebrate! Everyone is encouraged to wear their favori...
  • Open doors for census workers

    By Cathy Lacy Denver Regional Census Director Census employees, community leaders, and neighborhood volunteers are committed to ensuring that every United States resident is counted according to constitutional mandate.  We’ve done a lot so far in ...
  • Kids in the kitchen

    Debbie Kuenning UNL Extension Educator “What is this?” “Do I like it?” “Why did you mix it up like that?”  Many parents will tell you that consistently finding nutritious recipes and foods that will be a hit at the dinner table is challe...
  • The importance of childhood immunizations

    Kristi Kohl M.D. Grant Medical Clinic In celebration of April 19-26, which was National Infant Immunization Week, I’d like to highlight the history of immunizations and discuss the importance of continuing with immunizations.  Immunizations have s...
  • Underage drinking can have adult consequences

    High school graduation parties can be great celebrations, but parents can face jail time, fines and even the loss of their home or business if they provide alcohol to a minor who then injures or kills someone.  “Underage drinking or drinking and dri...
  • United States could be healthiest nation

    By Dr. Joann Schaefer Nebraska’s Chief Medical Officer  We’re at a critical juncture  in time. Our kids could be the healthiest nation in one generation, but only if we take action now.  Public health has made major strides in our country in t...
  • Study shows truth about drugs

    Prescription drugs have been the subject of much scrutiny in recent years, however, a new study reveals such criticism may be valid. Prescription drug abuse has become a serious problem in America in recent years. So much so the U.S. Drug Enforcement A...
  • Sis sets Best of the Midwest record

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Performing off the charts at the Best of the Midwest track and field meet on Tuesday, May 4, in Sutherland, senior Jenni Sis broke the met record in the girls 100 meter dash.  Sis finished in 12.2 seconds, breaking the re...
  • New school records set by Kemling, Sis during Dundy County-Stratton Twilight

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Plainsmen tracksters Ashley Kemling and Jenni set Perkins County Schools records during the Dundy County-Stratton Twilight Invitational meet on Friday, May 7.  Sis won the 200 meter dash in 26 seconds, and also took first...
  • Golfers in eighth place at Creek Valley

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Perkins County boys placed eighth with a score of 389 during the Creek Valley Invitational in Chappel on Tuesday, May 4.  Competing golfers and their rank included first place Mullen with 343, Potter-Dix at second wit...
  • Three Plainsmen golfers in top 10 at SPVA

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With a 356 finish and three golfers in the top 10, the Perkins County Plainsmen made a good showing against their South Platte Valley Association opponents. The Perkins County golfers finished behind North Platte St. Pat...
  • Wallace’s May places third in Best of the Midwest 400 meter dash

    By Elizabeth Strand Sports Writer. On Friday, May 7, the Wildcats traveled to Benkelman for the Dundy County/Stratton twilight track meet.  The weather was sunny, but cool and windy throughout the day.   The Wildcats had 11 personal bests at the ...
  • North Platte High School to hold vb skills camp

    The North Platte High School summer volleyball skills camp for girls going into third through ninth grade will be held June 9-11 at the North Platte High School Dawg House.  Sessions for third through sixth grades will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. Seventh...
  • Plainsmen golfers fall to second in playoff at Chase County meet

    .   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County golfers ended up in second place following a playoff against Chase County during the Chase County Invitational April 26. The meet was postponed from April 24 due to weather.   erkins County and ...