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  • Pitching with Pritch

    Winter sports begin   I am not a big fan of pro basketball. When I was coaching I really didn’t even want my players to watch because there are so many things that the pro teams do that I felt were not good for high school players and high school tea...
  • What's Up?

    Lots to see before Christmas If there is one good thing about this time of the year—if we can ignore the cold—it is the sun is setting earlier so it is getting dark sooner and we don’t have to wait as long to get outside for an observing session. N...
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  • Marine Capt. Travis Ford’s wife, daughter recognized at Nebraska Husker game

    By Russ PankoninCo-Publisher This year’s Veteran’s Day will have added meaning for 22 mothers and 35 children honored at the Nebraska-Michigan State game Saturday night. They were the children and wives of fallen soldiers who served in Afghanista...
  • NRD hearing date set for Nov. 17

    By Russ PankoninCo-Publisher The public will get the opportunity to comment on a new integrated management plan (IMP) being proposed by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). The URNRD board will hold a public hearing on the plan during...
  • Sheriff’s office fills vacancy; provides update on activity

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorThe Perkins County Sheriff’s Office is back up to full staff with the hiring of Deputy Blake Smidt to fill the vacancy left by the leaving of Duncan Einsphar. Smidt has hit the ground running, as the office continues to wo...
  • Nebraska Department of Education revising how schools determine success

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorThe Nebraska Department of Education is coloring outside of the box, so to speak, in an effort to give Nebraska schools a better, more accurate way to gauge how well their districts are doing in educating their children. The...
  • Students invited to participate in writing contest

    Mastering Money Basics invites Nebraska elementary schools to participate in annual writing contest. The contest is open to students in grades K-5 with eight cash prizes to the schools totaling $3,000. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2016. Winners w...
  • Caregivers invited to appreciation luncheon

    Nebraska Respite Network (Southwest Service Area) is celebrating National Family Caregivers Month in November. Southwest Service Area Respite Coordinator, Helena T. Janousek is inviting caregivers in her 18-county area to an appreciation luncheon. On Wedn...
  • SWNPHD announces local radon poster contest

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) announces their seventh annual local Radon Poster Contest.“Youth ages nine to 14, that live within the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department district, are eligible to participate,” said Denise...
  • German photojournalism student visits Perkins County while completing assignment

    By Becky UehlingManaging Editor A journey to capture the essence of rural America, and a bit of the U.S. presidential race, led 27-year-old German photojournalism student Felix Schmitt to Grant last Friday. Studying photojournalism at the University of Ap...
  • Lady Plainsmen end year with loss to Bridgeport

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorThe Grant Lady Plainsmen ended their season when they fell to Bridgeport in three sets in the second round of playoffs on Monday, Nov. 2. The loss brings the Lady Plainsmen’s record for the year to 8-22. “The girls wer...
  • Plainsmen finish season 9-1 after playoff upset in closing seconds

    By Russ PankoninCo-Publisher Players, coaches, parents and fans walked away from Haenfler Field stunned last Wednesday after the Plainsmen suffered a painful upset in the second round of the D1 playoffs. The 38-36 loss to the Clearwater-Orchard (C-O)...
  • Thurin earns 500th win as girl’s basketball coach

    Grant resident, and longtime basketball coach Richard Thurin, earned his 500th win as girl’s basketball coach on Saturday, Nov. 7. Thurin is currently the head coach of the women’s basketball team at North Platte Community College in North Platte, whi...
  • Mock Trial team to compete at regionals on Nov. 20

    The Perkins County High School Mock Trial teams have had two rounds of competition and are heading to their first round in the regional tournament on Nov. 20 in McCook.The Perkins County teams for the 2015 year and their positions held, are as follows:Coa...
  • PCS announces ‘B’ honor roll

    Perkins County Schools recently announced its “B” Honor Roll for their Jr./Sr. High School. Those students who were named to this list are as follows: Monica Akumu, Hunter Coats, Emily Kemling, Josie Osler, Garret Pollard, Sam Rowley, JoAnn Schrotberg...
  • Ag essay contest open for high school seniors

    As members of the communities they serve, Fontanelle Hybrids is sponsoring a 2016 Essay Contest and offering twenty, $1,000 prizes to high school seniors who are active members of 4-H, FFA or another certified agricultural organization through our 2016 Es...
  • Perkins County HS One Acts to take the stage

    The Perkins County High School One Acts Team is gearing up to begin its 2015 season. The cast is performing the “Perils of “ by William Gleason, a comedy about Lulu Barnes, who is caught up in a series of unfortunate events while on her way to deliver...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    An entertaining week of sports This was a very interesting and at times entertaining past week of sports activity at the local level and at the UNL level. Throw in a couple of college basketball games that I got to attend and it was a full week.On the lo...
  • L2 purchases clothes for nearly 700 children in 2015

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorWhat started out in Perkins County in 2011 as a small, grass roots effort to purchase new school clothes for low income children has grown by leaps and bounds, blessing hundreds of children in Nebraska. The brainchild of Hen...