Weather Forecast

Click for Grant, Nebraska Forecast

Archives

Filter 

  • Employees recognized

    Employees at Perkins County Health Services received recognition for years of service at the annual banquet on April 28. Dinner, door prizes and games were played in addition to the recognition portion of the evening.           ...
  • Demmel continues international help with Peace Corps service

    Seven percent of Peace Corps volunteers currently work in Youth in Development and another 40 percent engage young people as educators. Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will join the National Youth Leadership Council for a Day of Service...
  • Blood drive held in Elsie/Madrid just short of goal

    The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive held Friday, May 9, fell just short of its goal according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. Hi-Line Coop sponsored the meal which was served by Lazette Knoll and Jane Tjaden. Others who contribute t...
  • Fifth generation added

      The recent addition of baby Cole born to Brent and Jana Turner makes a five-generation family. They are (front row, l-r): Brent Turner, Cole Turner, Great-Great Grandma Evelyn Samuelson. Back row: Great-Grandpa Bob Samuelson and Grandma Michelle Tur...
  • Midwest Musings

    It is finally summer, now what? By Timothy LinscottManaging Editor Ah, summer, when childrenare free to roam, play, explore, swim and just be kids. Each day the heart strings pull a little tighter as they realize school will start soon. Ah, summer, when ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    The power of the tongue By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church The Pacific northwest has a number of “dormant” volcanoes inside the mountain range. I can remember Mount St. Helen’s erupting about 30 years ago. The en...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    NBA saga continues By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director This column is not meant to be a dissertation. Every week when the paper comes out, I do read my own column just to see if it makes any sense from the time that I wrote it till it is pub...
  • Plainsmen send six to state track

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Six Perkins County athletes  will make the trip to Omaha for the state track and field meet on May 23-24. Shayne Hite, PCS head track coach, was pleased with the results of the district meet, which was held May 15 at ...
  • Wildcats prepare for state track

      By Elizabeth StrandWallace Public Schools The Wallace Wildcats competed in the D-10 district track meet in Sutherland on Wednesday, May 14.   Wallace was one of 9 schools at the meet, others included:  Paxton, Brady, Mullen, Sutherland, South Plat...
  • Plainsmen deal with chilly temps

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The last event for some JV golfers was the Sutherland Invite on May 13. They gained valuable experience, but also had to learn to deal with cold weather conditions. PCS finished eighth with a team score of 494. Creek Valley ...
  • Selections made for all-star volleyball game

    The 23rd Annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic gets underway at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7 when 28 of southwest Nebraska’s recently graduated volleyball stars meet at the McCook Community College Events Center. Lisa Mason of Bertrand and Katie Wenz of...
  • Swedberg, Lundvall make All-State list

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Spring 2014 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Landon Swedberg and Alexandria Lundvall of Wallace were reco...
  • New crop tech conference set in Sidney during June

    New Crop Technology Conference 2014 will bring University of Nebraska-Lincoln and industry experts to Sidney on June 12 to update agricultural producers on the latest research and information about proso millet, sunflower, pea, fenugreek, chicory, canola,...
  • 4-H district horse shows start in June

    Nebraska horse riders will compete June 9-14 in University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H District Horse Shows. Competition categories include Western pleasure ponies, junior and senior divisions of Western pleasure, Western horsemanship, hunter under ...
  • Ag teacher shortage prompts loan assistance

    The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture unveiled an Agriculture Teacher Scholarship and Loan Assistance Program during the FFA State Convention in Lincoln last month.      “Nebraska is facing a critical shortage of agricultural education ...
  • Protect horses from herpes virus says state vet

    Due to an increased number of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) cases across the nation, State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes reminds horse owners to remain vigilant. “No horses in Nebraska have been diagnosed with the disease at this time. I want to encourag...
  • Supporter says keep the rink open

    Dear Editor: People questioned Barney Lair’s decision to build his skating rink in 1948. Was it really needed? How could it be a success in such a small town? And, in fact, Barney did struggle with attracting crowds and staving off troublemakers. Since ...
  • High turnout for primary election

      Sestak elected treasurer, Bernard Deaver new commissioner, Tucker re-elected. By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Voters turned out for the 2014  primary election in Perkins County in high numbers with several races contested. A total of 50.51 percen...
  • Ground to be broken soon on new hospital

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County Health Services board gave the nod to the bid packages presented by Darland Construction Company last week and construction is to start in the next few weeks. Bob Cummings, Brenda Kiolbasa, Bonnie Taubenhe...
  • Making memories

      Above: Kelan Sis (left) and Carlie Waitley share a smile during the reception line after Perkins County High School’s graduation on May 10. Sis and Waitley were two of the 30 graduates from PCHS this year. Below: Maria Lopez greets a young on-lo...