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  • New board members for public health department recognized

    During National Public Health Week, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is announcing new board members to its organization. The new members join the SWNPHD staff and board members in promoting preventive measures to help produce healthie...
  • Keith County’s Spring Cleanup and Shred Day scheduled for April 25

    Keep Keith County Beautiful (KKCB) is pleased to announce that Keith County’s Spring Cleanup and Shred Day will be held on Saturday, April 25, at Western Resources Group, located in the North Business Park in Ogallala. Perkins County residents are invit...
  • The Art Society of Ogallala featured at gallery

    The Perkins County Area Arts Council welcomes artists from the Ogallala area, the featured artists for the month of April, at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant. The Art Society’s work will be on display starting this weekend.The Art Society of Ogallala formed...
  • Changes coming to Grant FVC car care location

      On Monday, Frenchman Valley Farmers Cooperative, Inc. (FVC), provider of agricultural products, services and expertise in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming, announced changes at the car care center in Grant.  Effective Monday, April 13, this f...
  • Linda Morris honored with award from NPCC

    Linda Morris is North Platte Community College’s newest “You Rock” award winner. The honor is given to NPCC employees who demonstrate exemplary customer service.Morris is a part-time administrative assistant for NPCC’s Ogallala Extended Campus (OE...
  • This weekend’s Fresh Winds of Hope retreat to refresh, renew

    Mike and Karen Wilson of Long Island, N.Y., will be sharing a transforming message of hope, healing and restoration at the Fresh Winds of Hope Retreat this weekend. Located at First United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo., the Friday, April 10, session ...
  • Hughes' Views

    LB 106 explained By Dan Hughes Senator One bill that I have heard from constituents of the 44th District on is LB 106 the Livestock Siting and Expansion Act. I have included bullet points of the revised bill.• The Director of Agriculture shall appoint...
  • From the Pulpit

    Rolling away the stones of our lives Pastor Huran Gatobu Wallace UMC In 1 Corinthians 15:17-20, 57, Apostle Paul says, “If Christ has not been raised then our faith is futile…Then those who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. But we know that Chr...
  • Whooping Cough in southwest Nebraska

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has been contacted that a diagnosis of pertussis is in our health district. Pertussis is known as “whooping cough” because of the “whooping” sound that is made when gasping for air after a fit o...
  • What's Up

    Lunar eclipse a great experience By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Twas a great night for a lunar eclipse—or rather I should say, a great early morning. At about 4:15 a.m. the umbral shadow cone of Earth started to darken the left side of the lun...
  • April is National Donate Life Month

    Despite continuing efforts at public education on the awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation, and advances in medicine and technology, the gap between supply and demand continues.The number of people on the national waiting list c...
  • State medalist

      Perkins County senior Jakelynn Broeder finished fifth in the state in Persuasive Speaking at the state speech competition on March 26-27. Broeder’s topic was “Why teens should do community service.”...
  • PCHS students awarded at art show

      Perkins County students earned recognition for their artwork at the annual Phillips County Art Show in Holyoke, Colo. March 26-29.  Amanda Osler received Best of Show - first place and Josie Osler received Best of Show - second place. Senior awards...
  • Special day for students, grandparents

      Grandparents Day was held at Perkins County Elementary on Thursday, April 2. Kindergarten students sang a series of songs, showed a video with special messages for the attending grandparents and then shared a treat with their grandparents to wrap up...
  • College Notes

    Lundvall and Swedberg receive Harlan Agribusiness scholarships University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Alexandria Lundvall of Wallace was presented with a Leone Spencer Harlan Freshman Agribusiness Academic Achievement Scholarship and fellow UNL student L...
  • Beck is honored with DAR Good Citizen award

    Hannah Beck, senior at Perkins County High School in Grant, has been awarded the Good Citizen Award for the Sioux Lookout chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, North Platte. The award is given annually to honor an outstanding young lady who...
  • Wallace students selected to honor band

      Two Wallace students, Hannah Sullivan and Collin Swedberg, participated in the 2015 Class D All State Band.  Both students earned medals for being selected to perform in the wind ensemble, one of the three select bands that is a part of Class D All...
  • Registration days planned at MPCC

    Mid-Plains Community College will offer an in-depth look at its programs and services during a series of registration days starting in April. Career Services, Disability Services, Library Services, Financial Aid, Advising, Student Success, Student Life, C...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist Here are some more of those thoughts, ideas and just stuff about what has been happening in the sports world recently.This is Sunday night and I am anxiously waiting for the Duke vs. Wisconsin 2015 NCAA National Champi...
  • Wildcats impressive at Sutherland

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Wallace Wildcat track teams headed to Sutherland on April 2 for the Sutherland Booster Club Invite.The boys squad finished second with 63 team points. North Platte St. Pat’s won the event with 166 team points.T...