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  • What’s Up?

    The good and the bad By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer There is good news and bad news this week space fans. The good news is, there are several planetary conjunctions occurring this week which will make great binocular/telescope sights. The bad new...
  • Be careful renewing driver’s license online

    Attorney General Jon Bruning recently issued a consumer alert for Nebraskans to avoid third-party websites that charge fees to process online driver’s license renewals. In Nebraska, online driver’s license renewal is available at the official Nebraska...
  • Parents advised to have children vaccinated

    In 2012, more than 48,000 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) were reported in the United States; it was the largest U.S. outbreak since 1955 when more than 62,000 cases were reported. In 2013, the number of whooping cough cases rose locally, too. This pr...
  • Class of 2014 walks down the aisle

      On May 10 the class of 2014 for Perkins County walked down the aisle to go from high school students to alumni. After ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ brought the processional into the gymnasium, Matthew Sestak gave the opening remarks with Tayler Walter...
  • Chamber hands out prizes

      The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce helped volunteer at ‘Water Day’ at Perkins County Elementary on May 12. Prizes were randomly drawn to give to students. Those students included (Front row, l-r): Kloie Campbell, Michelle Briggs, Lexi Fisher...
  • Honors night

      Above: During honors night at Wallace High School on May 5, Pat and Shirley Aylward received the Big Blue Booster Award. They are flanked by their son Marty and granddaughter Paige, a senior at Wallace. Below: Activities queen and king, Jaclyn Nelso...
  • Wildcat graduation 2014

      School board president Cindy Christensen gives her niece, Makenzie Aylward, her diploma during graduation ceremonies at Wallace High School on Saturday, May 10. There were 15 graduates from Wallace this year. The class colors were black, lime and tu...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Some things are just worth it By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director The current school year is coming to an end.  With that the athletic season winds to a halt also.  Not at the same time but close depending on when schools schedule their la...
  • PCS athletes prove themselves

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Best of the Midwest track meet at Sutherland focuses on individual achievements and team scores are not tallied. This gives the chance for athletes to concentrate on their own individual accomplishments and several Perki...
  • Plainsmen earn second place finish at Creek Valley Invite

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Finishing second behind Bayard at the Creek Valley Invite in Chappell on May 6 was the Perkins Perkins County High School boys golf team. Several personal bests were made by the Plainsmen. “I think the work the guys are do...
  • Fifteen Wildcats set personal bests at Dundy County-Stratton

    By Elizabeth StrandWallace Public Schools As the season is winding down for the Wallace Wildcats, several athletes are improving on their season marks.   On Tuesday, May 6, the Wildcats had 12 athletes qualify for the Best of the Midwest track meet in Su...
  • Shuttle bus offered at state track meet in Omaha

    A free shuttle bus will be available to help relieve traffic congestion on Friday and Saturday, May 23-24 during the Nebraska State Track and Field Meet at Burke High School in Omaha. The shuttle bus will run between the Westroads Shopping Center and Burk...
  • New face coming, one leaving extension

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor “I wanted to get back to where I started,” said Doug Anderson, Perkins, Keith and Arthur Counties University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Educator  about his taking a job in Loup City. Anderson was there for 13 years a...
  • Memories roll out easy for rink fans

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor On Friday, May 2, the Six Aces Skating Rink closed its doors with a boisterous crowd of children, teens and adults all heading out into the rainy night. Robin Clement watched the final person go out the door and bega...
  • Changes coming to activities at PCHS

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor An open discussion was the motive of bringing up the amount of offerings at Perkins County High School, and that discussion has led to some changes in activities in the coming years. In March, board member Jayson Bishop brou...
  • It’s sine die for Sen. Christensen

    Eight years as a senator in Nebraska Legislature comes to an end.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sine die: to adjourn without a day on which to appear or assemble again. After eight years in the Nebraska Legislature, 44th District Senator Mark Chr...
  • Primary election Tuesday, May 13

    The 2014 primary election in Perkins County will be Tuesday, May 13. Early voter’s ballots must be in the possession of the election office by 7 p.m. on May 13. The ballots can be mailed to: Perkins County Clerk, Rita A. Long, PO Box 156, Grant, NE., 6...
  • The fine art of creating a puzzle

    By Timothy LinscottManaging Editor I speak at high schools  and colleges now and again about journalism and the first question I ask is, “What is the number one function of a newspaper?” Answers will vary. Usually it is, ‘To inform,’ ‘To entert...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Delight in nature By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church I receive terrific delight just going out my back door seeing nature. Often there is a little garden finch up in the pine tree serenading the world with its melodiou...
  • New job searching mobile app available

    Gov. Dave Heineman recently announced a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets to aid in searching for available Nebraska jobs. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labor’s job site that matches employers ...