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  • Tax levy lowered on county level

    Major road project on slate By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Towing the line has been a precedent for the Perkins County Commissioners and they are once again doing just that with the 2014-2015 budget. The tax request for the year is up slightly, $73,12...
  • Chamber hosting ‘Pink Out’ event

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a ‘Pink Out’ day on Thursday, Oct. 16. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the chamber is urging all Perkins County citizens to wear pink in suppor...
  • Accidents serve as seasonal safety reminder

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Two accidents at intersections on county roads in the last two weeks have resulted in injuries to area residents and serve as a reminder to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman how important it is to be aware whi...
  • Artbeat

      Western art headlines at Meadowlark Gallery Two western Nebraska artists have teamed up for October’s show at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant, Neb.Paintings by Ron Nordyke of Chappell and bronze sculptures by Larry Guenin of Ogallala are on display, ...
  • Haunted attraction scheduled for late October

    Celebrating Halloween just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a haunted house for some chills and thrills. This year, teens, families, and adults are invited to brave the corridors of not one, but three haunted attractions located in Brule Oct. 23-...
  • Sandhills orchestra presenting fall concert

    Rehearsals are underway for the “Heroes and Villains” fall concert for the Sandhills Symphony Orchestra to be held on Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. CT.The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra is entering its 52nd season overall, and its third under the direction of Carm...
  • Road project making progress

      The initial portion of street repairs on First Street in Grant was completed earlier this week. The project was a major one for the city this year and the retaining wall around the city sub-station is expected to begin soon, according to city offici...
  • Meetings planned in county to discuss Medicare drug plans

    Information on Medicare drug plans and open enrollment will be shared at meetings during the next several weeks. From Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, changes and comparisons may be made to Medicare Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans and see if qualifications...
  • Midwest Musings

    May I have this dance... Tim Linscott Managing Editor Within the Nebraska Press Association is an internal industry newsletter called, ‘The Green Sheet.’The reason for this is the newsletter used to be mailed out each week to NPA members on green pa...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    Pants fads never fade, they just stretch out over time By Brooke Pankonin This past weekend a friend treated me to a great couple of days with tickets to the Women of Faith conference in Lincoln. We enjoyed great speakers, amazing singers, and time to r...
  • From the Pulpit

    We all have a job to do By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church Every day, no matter what else is happening, sometime after our evening meal, I have a job to do. Every night it is my job to empty the clean dishes from the dishwasher and fill i...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    NU controls own destiny By Larry Pritchett Contributing Writer This past week I spent at home, not doing much just trying to get rid of some infection that made it difficult to really enjoy the time. I was however wanting to get to feeling better for th...
  • Lady Plainsmen compete at districts

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was a beautiful day for golf at the West Wind Golf Course in Ogallala on Monday, Oct. 6The Perkins County girls golf team was ready for the challenge of district action, however, no athletes qualified for the stat...
  • Plainsmen get first win of the season

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Working to put together a complete game where the offense and defense worked in sync with each other, Perkins County High School head football coach Carlie Wells was able to do just that Friday night in Chappell.The ...
  • Lady Cats split in home triangular

      By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 30.  The Cats’ first opponent was the Brady Eagles.  The Lady Wildcats started out a bit timid in the first set, and struggled a bit...
  • Lady Plainsmen face varied competition

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A busy week of activity kept the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen volleyball team gaining experience.The team first travelled to Imperial for the Chase County Triangular on Sept. 30.PCS faced Chase County and dropped tw...
  • Wildcats battle back from early deficit but can’t close gap

    By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace traveled to Bartley last week for a difficult game against the Southwest Roughriders.  The Wildcats put up a tough battle but each time they got some momentum, the Roughriders would come up with a big play...
  • PCS robotics program receives grant

      The Perkins County Middle Robotics Program was awarded a $2,000 grant from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Making the presentation is Chris Copple (back). Students and teachers are (Front row, l-r): Hannah Kempf, Carter Krajewski, Makenzie Toner...
  • PCS activity calendar

    Oct. 9-14Thur:     4 pm    Cross country (home) 5:30 pm    Volleyball at Chase County 5:30 pm    Jr. high football at Sedgwick County Fri:     End of First Quarter 6:30 pm    Football vs. Sutherland (home) Youth flag football Sat:   ...
  • College Notes

    Marquardt is student ambassador Rachel Marquardt, a 2013 graduate of Wallace High School and a business administration major at Central Community College-Hastings, is one of nine individuals selected as student ambassadors at CCC.The ambassadors work wit...