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  • Women’s Connection to meet in Grant next week

    Join the Grant and Ogallala area women on Wednesday, Feb. 19, for the Women’s Connection meetingat Westview, 1 Westview Drive in Grant beginning at 2:30 p.m. Margie Prater from Salina Kan. will be the featured speaker. Maggie’s story, “Survival and...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Twelve ladies of Scarlet Chapeau braved the cold weather to share breakfast in Grant on Jan. 28. Most ate a hearty breakfast and then visited the new craft store located downtown. All thought things were really nice and are looking forward to more things ...
  • Wellfleet UMC to host event

    The Wellfleet United Methodist Church soup and pie supper and cookie fair will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bethel Camp fellowship hall from 5–7 p.m. CT. A free will offering will be accepted at the door. Snow date is March 2....
  • Hospitalized Away

    Karen Glunz - Nebraska Heart Institute7440 S. 91st St., Room 112Lincoln, NE 68526...
  • Midwest Musings

    Little things can mean a lot By Tim LinscottManaging Editor A group of local Scouts came in last week and it was great to see so many curious, young minds in action learning about their local newspaper. I want to thank them for taking an interest in the ...
  • What’s Up?

    Star gaze with a Valentine By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer One of the nice little jewels in the winter sky is the tiny Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters, because seven very bright stars can be seen without optical. Even from t...
  • Looking for love...

    On Valentine’s Day, 141 million cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion.         Over 50 percent of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the observa...
  • February is Pet Dental Health Month

    (StatePoint)—Oral hygiene is tied to a pet’s overall health.Studies show that keeping a pet’s mouth healthy may increase life expectancy by up to two years. This February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s a great time to get started im...
  • Perkins County High School speakers place at recent meets

    Keeping warm for the past two Saturdays hasn’t been a problem for members of the PCHS competitive speech team.   On Feb. 1 they joined over 300 speakers from 19 area schools at the 33rd annual PCHS Speech Invite.   Speakers from South Platte, Arthur, ...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Feb. 13-19All Times MountainThursday, Feb. 13 4:00    B/G JV basketball 5:00    Girls varsity basketball 6:30    Boys varsity basketball all at Hayes CenterFriday, Feb. 14 Dist wrestling at NPSPSaturday, Feb. 15 Dist wrestling at NPSP Speech at N...
  • College Notes

    Wurst receives Master’s degree Undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded to 110 students in December 2013 at Concordia University in Seward. Among the graduates was Paula Wurst of Grant with a Master of Education degree. Students receive academi...
  • “Exceeding Expectations” is FCCLA Week theme

    The Perkins County High School Chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is celebrating National FCCLA Week from Feb. 9-15. The theme for this year is “Exceeding Expectations.” Throughout the week FCCLA will recognize memb...
  • Writing contest for college funds open to seventh and eighth graders

    The 12th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest for seventh and eighth graders was announced by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg. The contest is sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers. Winne...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Keep your cool when hot By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director Last weekend there was an ugly incident that happened in the last few seconds of the Oklahoma State and Texas Tech men’s basketball game in Lubbock, Texas. It could have been a lo...
  • Plainsmen to get back to basics

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor A sluggish start against Cambridge on Feb. 7 led to a loss for the Perkins County boys basketball team. Cambridge led 20-2 after one period and  outscored the Plainsmen 23-10 in the second quarter to take a commanding...
  • Offense picks up for PC girls

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Tenacity on offense and defense is paying off for the PCS girls basketball team. The Lady Plainsmen were able to get aggressive on offense against Cambridge Feb. 7 and had a breakout game on offense against Cozad on Fe...
  • Toner solid for Plainsmen

      , the only Plainsmen to participate in the South Platte Valley Association dual tournament Thursday, Feb. 6 went undefeated, pinning three opponents and winning three matches by forfeit. Above: Toner pinned Maxwell opponent, Cash Boland, in 1:51. (P...
  • Senior Wildcats go out in style with home win against Brady

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer Wallace had a very light week of basketball due to the weather causing a cancellation. The Wildcats were supposed to host the Brady Eagles last Tuesday but inclement weather forced the schools to call it off. The bu...
  • Lady Wildcats face Cardinals in rematch

    Friday, Feb. 7, brought the Hayes Center Cardinals to Wallace for a match against the Wallace Wildcats. This was a rematch from a game a week ago during the RPAC Conference tournament. The Lady Wildcats fought hard throughout the game but came up short o...
  • FSA offers farm bill updates by email

    USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, encourages farmers, ranchers, and landowners to sign up for our free online news service, GovDelivery. GovDelivery is a more efficient, timely option for receiving importa...