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  • 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 ...
  • Nursing profession being celebrated

    To celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliate Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) salute nursing as the country’s most trustworthy field. Americans share faith in nurses, ...
  • ‘Free fishing day’ May 17

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be holding their annual “free park entry” and “free fishing day” at all state parks, state recreation areas and state historical parts on May 17. Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala will be hosting a “m...
  • Free electronic maps now available

    Through a no-cost contract with Avenza Systems, Inc., the USDA Forest Service has made electronic versions of its Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) available as free downloads for smartphones and tablets. To use the electronic MVUMs, a person must first inst...
  • PCS spring music concert 2014

      The Perkins County High School spring music concert thrilled the audience on May 1 with instrumental and vocal selections. Groups included the concert band, swing choir, jazz band and mixed chorus. Pictured is the swing choir, belting out ‘Sing, S...
  • Perkins County Quiz Bowl team has high finish at state

    The Perkins County Quiz Bowl team finished in the top six percentile at the state Quiz Bowl championship in Holdrege on April 30. Each ESU in the state (of which there are 17) was allowed to send up to two teams to compete at state. There were 27 teams th...
  • Wallace holds spring concert

      The spring concert at Wallace Public Schools, with the theme, ‘Movie Music,’ was held April 29. Above: The kindergarten through third grade performed some feel-good music. Below: Wallace senior saxophonists Alexandria Lundvall (left) and Sara Hu...
  • Scholarship awarded by local sorority chapters

    Rebecca Cornelius, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to receive  a scholarship from the local Beta Sigma Phi Sorority chapters. Cornelius plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln this fall majoring in agriculture edu...
  • Crossing the bridge

      On Monday, April 29, a Bridge Ceremony was held for the local Girl Scouts and Brownies. Those attending the ceremony included, (front row, l-r) Zoe Baumgartner, Kenna Busick, Kenna Dickinson, Olivia Linscott. Middle row: Emily Cornelius, Malaya Naes...
  • 2014 health education scholarships awarded

    Each year the Perkins County Health Services Foundation issues scholarships to graduating seniors from Perkins County and Wallace High School. Students must be entering a medical profession. This year’s applications were reviewed by the foundation scho...
  • FCCLA holds awards night

      FCCLA members were recognized and new officers presented at the FCCLA Awards Night Tuesday, April 29. Top: officers for 2014-2015 are (l-r): Ashley Kempf,  JoAnn Schrotberger, Renae Goodwin, Claire Friedel, Mariah Curtis, Ashley Briggs and Lillian ...
  • Three PCHS students awarded Midwest Electric scholarships

    Midwest Electric, along with its power suppliers, Basin Electric and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., are proud to announce this year’s scholarship winners. Rebecca Cornelius will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric P...
  • College Notes

    Hite honored for athleticism The Nebraska Wesleyan University Athletic Department announced the winners of the 2013-14 ‘Senior Outstanding Athlete Award’ at the NWU student appreciation night that was held on April 29. Mackenzie Hite of Grant was na...