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  • 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...
  • PCS strong at Ed Moore Invite

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County track athletes faced chilly weather and tough competition at the Ed Moore Invite in Ogallala on April 2.The Plainsmen finished in eighth position with 29 team points while the Lady Plainsmen were ninth...
  • Weather forces stoppage of golf event

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The PCS boys golf squad played at the Bayside Golf Course for a triangular on April 2, but the weather stopped the action prematurely.“The weather turned for the worse as the rain was changing over to sleet and snow,” ...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 26 High Game Sarah Himrich and Bernie DeForest - 186 Belinda Daly - 181 Lori Wortman - 179High SeriesMelinda Nielsen - 507Bernie DeForest - 502Sarah Himrich - 501Week of April 2 High GameMelinda Nielsen - 209Lori Wortman - 190A...
  • PC Raceway opener April 11-12

    By Brenda Johnson Brandt Holyoke Enterprise Family entertainment at Phillips County Raceway adds more to the mix this season, and it opens this weekend. In a doubleheader racing event Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, one-on-one grudge matches for street...
  • Dry conditions persist despite recent moisture

    By Al Dutcher Nebraska State Climatologist The first round of severe weather struck Nebraska during the evening hours of April 1 as a line of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front that swept through the upper and central United States.  This lin...
  • Winter wheat concerns after rainfall shortage

    For the month of March 2015, temperatures averaged above normal with only limited precipitation falling in the western two-thirds of the state, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall of up to an inch fell across much ...
  • Tractor safety training courses set for June

    The 2015 Tractor Safety Trainings will be held in seven locations across the state during May and June.Any youth 14 or 15 years of age who works on a farm or ranch other than his/her parents’ is required to be certified through a tractor safety course. ...
  • Town hall meeting slated for Friday in Madrid

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A town hall meeting will be held in Madrid on Friday, April 10 at 8:30 a.m. MT at the Little Country Kitchen to provide information for corn growers about possible financial entitlements.Attorney Jacob Hecker, who will lea...
  • Bill addresses tree recovery effort

    Dear Editor: It is hard to be a tree in Nebraska’s landscapes, given the challenging climate of the Great Plains. Trees are now facing even tougher conditions, given the increasing frequency and severity of damaging severe weather events, and the huge t...
  • A joyful noise

      More than 100 people attended the Perkins County Easter Concert at the Grant Evangelical Free Church on March 29. Above: Singing “Jesus (He is the Son of God)” were members of the Grant United Methodist Church choir are (l-r): Brian High-tower...
  • Reese new head of PCHS Foundation

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Adair Reese has long been involved in her community. The current Grant Rotary vice president said she’s usually the first person to volunteer and has been looking for an opportunity to give back to Perkins Count...
  • Two-vehicle accident injures one

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor On March 24 at approximately 5:20 p.m. the Perkins County Sheriff’s office and Grant Volunteer Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Sixth Street and Washington Aven...
  • 2015 Health Fair held

          Perkins County Health Services put on a health fair on March 27 with many opportunities for the public to receive testing and information about better health. Above: Olga Dunn, left, helps Lois Gaston with her blood pressure, one of the ma...
  • Public transportation in county celebrated next week

    By Becky Uehling Staff Writer The Perkins County Senior Center in Grant will recognize “Public Transit Week” the second week of April with a variety of activities. On Monday, April 6, all passengers will receive a special “thank you” gift. On We...
  • Memorial benefits Park Ridge

      Memorial money in the amount of $5,000 was given to the Park Ridge Assisted Living facility in honor of Elmer Cooper. The money was used to purchase an oven, cabinets around the oven and also a portable blood pressure monitor. Above: On hand last Fr...