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  • Store to feature concealed carry purses

    By Becky Uehling staff writerArea resident Dianna McCleary is part of a group that is ever growing in our society: women who have a permit to carry a concealed firearm. A search by McCleary three years ago to find a suitable and stylish way to carry her f...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Perkins County Senior Center, Grant      March 19-25 Thur:     (Chamber) BBQ chicken, potato wedges, green beans Fri:     (Anniversary) Super nachos, cornMon:     Veggie beef soup, beef salad sandwichTues:     (Madrid meal) Oven fried ch...
  • New Eagle Scouts

      Three local young men earned their Eagle Scout award on March 15 at a ceremony at the Grant United Methodist Church. Above: Those in attendance for the ceremony were (front row, l-r): Kaden Kammerer, Zack Schnabel and Coy Aerni. Back row: Lana and K...
  • Submit entries for Holyoke art show by Thursday, March 26

    The 2015 Phillips County Art Show, sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council, will be held Thursday-Sunday, March 26-29, at Holyoke High School, 545 E. Hale St. Artists of Colorado and Nebraska will display their work. Area artists, from beginners to ...
  • From the Pulpit

    By Denise Johnson Lay Leader Congregational Church If you were to choose, which would you rather be, a moth or a cockroach? A moth can fly, is colorful, is free to flutter and helps pollinate the plants. And what about the qualities of a cockroach? The...
  • Cogitation

    By Jo McCormick When we first moved to Central City, Neb. (Merrick County) from our previous home site in Omaha, we lived in a big two-story frame house. My dad’s mother Edna, and his grandmother Sadie, lived with us. So there were the five of us: mom,...
  • What's Up

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer The seasons they are a-changing. We know that Friday, March 20, is the long awaited first day of spring, or the vernal equinox, but that is not all that is changing. We will be getting a whole new set of constellati...
  • Good records key to claiming gifts to charity

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers planning to claim charitable donations to make sure they have the records they need before filing their 2014 tax returns.This is the sixth in a series of 10 daily IRS tips called the Tax Time Guide. Th...
  • PCS fourth at SPVA invite

    Approximately 140 speakers from the eight Southwest Platte Valley Association (SPVA) schools (Bridgeport, Chase County, Hershey, Kimball, Maxell, Perkins County, St. Pat’s and Sutherland) competed on March 9, at the annual SPVA Speech Contest.  Judges ...
  • Family Fun Night planned in Wallace on March 20

    The Wallace Student Council and Art Department will be working to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by having the first ever Family Fun Night. The event will take place on March 20 and families will have the opportunity to glaze pottery, e...
  • SCORE registration underway

    Registration for the 2015 SCORE (Science Camps Offers Rewarding Experiences) opened March 1.   K-6 students attending school in Dundy, Chase and Perkins Counties were given a brochure. Brochures were also sent to area schools, said Camp Director Marla Sm...
  • Perkins County fourth grader receives honorable mention

      Storm Peterson, a fourth grader at Perkins County Elementary, received an honorable mention in the 2015 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management (NAEM), the National Weather Serv...
  • Wayne State to host Juniors Day

    High school juniors and families are invited to attend “Just Juniors” Day on Saturday, March 21 at Wayne State College from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.“This is the perfect opportunity to get your college search started and what better campus to start that searc...
  • The best three days of the year

    By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist This past week I got to spend the best three days of the year for basketball coaches, especially retired coaches. In the past 49 years I haven’t missed very many tournaments, probably a low single digit number. As a ...
  • Free-throw winners advance to state

      Four Perkins County participants in the Knights of Columbus free-throw contest finished first in their age division at regionals held in McCook on Sunday, March 15. They qualify to compete at the state meet to be held April 11 in Hastings. First pla...
  • PCS students receive NSAA All-State nod

    The Nebraska Scholastic Activities Association (NSAA) has released the names of the winter sports season recipients of the Academic All-State award.The Academic All-State award is given to a student that participates in an officially sanctioned NSAA sport...
  • Bowling News

    BOWLING BAGSweek of March 5High Game225 - Lori Wortman204 - Deb Jasnoch 195 - Kari BarnesHigh Series588 - Lori Wortman528 - Deb Jasnoch499- Karla Eddie...
  • Fire marshal warns of wildfires

    As the weather warms and potentially drier conditions occur in Nebraska, the State Fire Marshal reminds Nebraskans of the potential for wildfires.  A lack of moisture, high winds, and a failure of individuals to exercise caution with regard to the fire d...
  • Nebraska crop progress and conditions revealed for February

    For the month of February 2015, temperatures averaged below normal across the eastern two-thirds of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Snow cover was light as the month came to a close, allowing livestock contin...
  • Proposed partnership to benefit ag industry

    Phil Karsting, Nebraska native and Foreign Agricultural Service administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently visited the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Karsting, who received his bachelor...