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  • Pitching with Pritch

    Too many points By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist It is difficult to grasp that the new year has sped to the middle of January and the SPVA is being played this week. That means that the regular season will be over in a few more weeks and the state to...
  • PCS has strong finish at Chase County

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County wrestling squad traveled to Chase County on Jan. 17. Kiffen Cook placed fifth overall in his weight division, 132-pounds. He pinned Coy Wolken of Gordon-Rushville in 3:34 to start the tournament a...
  • PCS faces Lady Broncos, Lady Longhorns

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Continuing to progress and learn, the young Perkins County High School girls basketball added another lesson to their season with a pair of games against Chase County and Wauneta-Palisade. On Jan. 15 the Lady Plains...
  • Lady Wildcats get split

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Despite having six players out with injury or illness, the Wallace girls basketball team finished with a split last week, winning one and losing one game. Wallace was on the road against South Platte on Jan. 15 and ...
  • PCS picking up inside game

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor One quarter can make a difference. For the Perkins County Boys Basketball team, one quarter made the difference in a loss and a victory. On Jan. 15 the Plainsmen headed to Chase County and were defeated by the Long...
  • Senior of the Month

    Samantha Snogren of Grant has been selected as the Senior of the Month for January, 2015. She has made the goal of being a positive role model, and has succeeded through her school and community activities. Her many activities include being a member of ...
  • PCS second at Wallace

    Wallace High School hosted competitive speakers on Jan. 17. Towns represented were Hershey, Wauneta-Palisade, Chase County, Paxton, Sutherland, North Platte St. Pat’s, South Platte, Garden County. The six highest ranking entrants in each of the nine ev...
  • PCS first semester honor roll names released

    Perkins County Schools announces high school honor roll students for the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. A Honor Roll Hannah Beck, Jakelynn Broeder, Mariah Curtis, Kaleb Gaar, Kendra Hoffert, Zak Kurkowski, Dylan Malmkar, Courtney Ostermill...
  • College Notes

    UNK Dean’s List students announced The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced the names of students who earned a place on the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. To earn a place on the Dean’s List, university students must complete 12...
  • Wallace honor roll announced

    Wallace Schools announces students named to the first semester All A and A-B Honor Roll. A honor roll Seniors: Christina Daniels, Emma Franklin, Chance Kennicutt, Morgan Messersmith, Alissa Rosentrater, Mickayla Sheets. Juniors: Joshua May, Collin Swed...
  • ALA sponsoring essay contest

    Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) sponsors an Americanism essay contest for students in grades three through 12. Grade levels are divided into five classes. One award in each of the five classes will be presented in each division. Winners w...
  • Midwest Musings

    Alas, but to sleep, to dream By Tim Linscott Managing Editor My middle daughter, Olivia, had a sleep over for her birthday. This was around the 16th sleep over Olivia has had since moving here, so we are pretty familiar with how things go on these night...
  • From the Pulpit

    He’s got our backs By Pastor Nora Mendyk Grant United Methodist Church Whenever we feel our backs are up against the wall, that’s the time to remember ‘whose we are’. Our Lord has claimed us as His. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God a...
  • Hughes' Views

    A very busy first 10 days of session By Dan Hughes Senator The first 10 days of each legislative session, bills can be introduced. The last day for bill introduction is Jan. 21. Each of the bills will be assigned to a committee, then the committees wil...
  • What’s Up?

    Busy week for sky-viewing By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We are going to be busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs this week. With all the planet/planet, planet/moon, and other events we are going to be busy. So, find yo...
  • Celebrate the New Year with 10 free flowering trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

    Residents of Nebraska can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2015.By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three A...
  • IRS Free File will help Nebraska taxpayers with new health care law

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Free File Alliance announced the launch of Free File, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to most taxpayers for free. Free File software can help taxpayers with tax prepa...
  • Nebraska reaches $1 billion in beef exports in 2014

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced a new milestone today for the state’s beef sector. In the first 11 months of 2014, over $1 billion of Nebraska beef was exported to international markets, setting a new record for t...
  • Pesticide applicator training planned in region

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Perkins/Chase County area where pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification. All times listed are Mountain Time. • Fe...
  • Hughes goes to work

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Although he may be mentally exhausted, he couldn’t be happier. Sen. Dan Hughes, representing the 44th District, has had a whirlwind week since being sworn in Jan. 7. After being sworn in, Hughes immediately went to ...