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  • Casino night for Casino

      Shannon Jensen, DVM of Perkins County Animal Shelter holds the guest of honor, Casino, at the annual fundraiser for the shelter on April 26. There was a casino theme at this year’s event. Although reports were that attendance was down this year, t...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday, April 15. They were treated to a meal catered by Little Country Kitchen. Commercial State Bank sponsored an Easter Bunny cake that was baked by Karla McQueen. Those in attendance were: Rosalie C...
  • A plethora of pancakes

      Charles Nightingale, left, and Trent Harger finish cooking up sausage at the annual Madrid Volunteer Fire Department pancake feed in Madrid on April 26. A huge spread of food included three varieties of cooked eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon and beve...
  • Coffee with a forester

      Rachel Allison, community forester with the Nebraska Forest Service, discusses the topic of over watering trees during the ‘coffee with a forester’ event at Hastings Memorial Library on April 26. The event was sponsored by the Grant Tree Board. ...
  • Smith seeks out direction from constituents

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith (R) visited the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting on April 22 to discuss several topics and get a feel from constituents what he should be pursuing while in Washington...
  • Midwest Musings

    Good luck Buckaroos By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Graduation season is upon us and I try to annually give a message to young adults heading out into the world. For all the graduates heading into the world I tell you this: you may think you know everythi...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Are we astonished? By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church The question is, “Are we still astonished by the Good News of Salvation? Do the accounts of Jesus’ actual eyewitness interactions with His disciples catch us of...
  • Artbeat

    May show features quilts Creations by local quilter Susan Hanson as well as a photo display provided by the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center of Chadron State College will be featured at Meadowlark Gallery during the month of May. Hanson’s “Blo...
  • ‘Survey says...’

      Host of ‘Dysfunctional Family Feud’ Samantha Snogren (center) talks with the Henderson and Grundy families during the mock game show as part of the 2014 spring plays at Perkins County High School. Helping figure out which family was more dysfunc...
  • Kinney Construction scholarship awarded

    John Marquardt of Wallace High School and Michelle Skeels of Perkins County High School have been chosen to receive scholarships from Kinney Construction. Marquardt will attend Hastings Community College for two years before transferring to UNL for a degr...
  • Blood drive held at PCHS

    A blood drive was held April 23 at Perkins County High School with the National Honor Society serving as hosts. A total of 64 donors were present with 61 units of blood collected. There were 15 first-time donors and seven donors gave double for 14 units o...
  • Scholarship awarded

      Shawn Tjaden, left, presents Rebecca Cornelius with a certificate and check for $1,500 for the Monsanto Growing Leaders scholarship. Cornelius was awarded the scholarship at the Perkins County FFA banquet on April 24 in Grant. The scholarship is ava...
  • King and queen named

      Prom royalty was chosen at Wallace High School on Saturday, April 26. Queen was Paige Aylward, daughter of Marty Aylward. Shane Anders, son of Tonya and Royce Kennicutt, was king. (Photo by Nora Jameson)...
  • College Notes

    Briggs awarded scholarship The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) recently awarded over 100 Board of Trustee Scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Nebraska. A Board of Trustee (BOT) Scholarship provides full tuition for recipients and is ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Hard to leave the past alone By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director A few weeks ago at one of the last UNL home basketball games I had an inquiry from a gentlemen sitting next to my wife, Marlene, wondering if I would be interested in coaching ...
  • PCS preparing for SPVA

    Kemling sets new school record By Tim LinscottManaging Editor At the April 22 Chase County Invite, the PCS boys track team finished in fifth spot as a team with 55 points, just behind Hershey, which had 66.5 team points. The girls were also fifth with 62...
  • PCS hosts annual golf invitational April 22

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor It was a bit blustery, but overall a beautiful day for golf on April 22 when the Plainsmen hosted its own golf invite at Pheasant Run Golf Course. The Perkins County boys golf squad finished runner-up behind Hitchcock County...
  • Boys second at Wallace home meet

      By Elizabeth StrandWallace Public Schools The Wallace Boys track team finished in second place as a team at the Wallace Invite, held on Tuesday, April 22 in Sutherland.   This is their highest team finish of the year so far, and the girls also had ...
  • FSA Scoop

    Signup underway for livestock disaster programs By Teri MossCounty Executive Director Natural disasters including droughts, floods and freezes have caused serious financial hardships for farmers and ranchers since the fall of 2011. The new Farm Bill Di...
  • Perkins County receives secretarial disaster designation

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced eight counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought affecting Nebraska. Those counties are: Chase, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Kei...