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  • 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...
  • Basketball camp coming this summer

    Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct six individual sessions this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be held on June 1-4 and July 6-9 at Hastings College, June 15-18 at Central Community College (Platte Campu...
  • Medich chosen as March Senior of the Month

    Sarah Medich, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as Senior of the Month for April 2014. She is the daughter of Ryal Meyer and the late Barb Meyer. Music and drama has been an important factor in the busy senior’s high school caree...
  • Swing time!

      ‘Remembering the 60s’ was the theme of the Ogallala Cowboy Capital Chorus annual show at the Ogallala High School performing arts center on March 22. Above: The Perkins County High School swing choir sang and danced as part of the entertainment....
  • Middle school honor roll announced

    Perkins County Middle School is pleased to announce the names of students making the third quarter honor roll.All A’s Third Quarter Tanner Burge, Jaden Dietlein, Kadie Hanson, Miranda Holscher, Joshua Johnston, Nathan Kemling, Jack Kohl, Emma Schrotberg...
  • Plan now for some on-farm research projects

    LINCOLN— Carl and David Sousek farm about 900 acres of corn and soybeans near Prague, Neb.  Like most grain producers, experience plays an important role in their operation.  But they also have come to rely on the importance of research, especially re...
  • Upper Republican’s Terry Martin elected president of NARD

    Terry Martin, chair of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD)board,  has been elected president of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD). Martin has served 14 years on the URNRD board and has served seven years as an NAR...
  • Ball sets goal of $2.5M

    Proceeds from the June 6-7 Cattlemen’s Ball event will go toward UNMC cancer research,regional health care. The 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska has set a goal of raising a record $2.5 million for the June 6-7 event at the Hoot Owl Ranch near Harrisb...
  • Reader shames senators for voting no

    Dear Editor: Thanks to the “no” votes of western Nebraska legislators Ken Schilz of Ogallala, Tom Hansen of North Platte, Mark Christensen of Imperial, John Harms of Scottsbluff, and 17 other Republicans, 54,000 poor Nebraskans will again be deprived ...
  • Meters may actually mean cheaper water rates locally

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Randy Hellbusch of the Nebraska Rural Water Association has been churning out rural water studies for 22 years. He has seen many unique situations over the years and found in Grant that the situation is pretty typical. He sp...
  • Madrid Post Office going strong

      Madrid postal employees confirmed last week that a sink hole was recently discovered in the post office building. Brian Sperry, USPS spokesperson in Denver, explained that the USPS was working with the landlord of the building to get the situation...