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  • Burritos and a song

      Area residents had a chance to have a good meal, meet with friends, hear some favorites sung and help the local Senior Center on Tuesday, April 1. The fund-raiser brought in $947 with 94 people attending. Above: Larry Pankonin, left, receives his me...
  • Food program gets a boost

      The Perkins County Weekend Food Program received a helping hand on Saturday, March 29 as local volunteers and Girl Scouts held a bake sale with proceeds going to help the program. A total of $501 was raised for the program that helps provide food on...
  • A helping hand

      A benefit was held March 29 for Angela Deaver and family in Wallace. The event included a meal and auction. An approximate total of $28,000 was raised to help Deaver defer medical costs. Serving food, from left to right, are Jane Widener, Jeff Erick...
  • Reserve a spot in the “People’s Garden”

    Collaborative efforts of the Grant United Methodist Church and the USDA Service Center are creating an opportunity for those wishing to grow their own produce this summer. Spring is the time of year we start thinking about gardening and those tasty treats...
  • Art Society hosting show in Ogallala

    The 2013 Association of Nebraska Art Clubs (ANAC) conference was held at Alliance June 12-15. The conference included workshops and an art show. The Art Society of Ogallala was one of 42 clubs with art at the show. Representing The Art Society were Marcia...
  • Women’s Connection to gather at Westview April 16

    “Detours of Life” is the theme of the Ogallala/Grant Women’s Connection gathering on Wednesday April 16 at Westview Retirement Community at 1 Westview Drive in Grant. The afternoon’s festivities are open to everyone and begin at 2:30 p.m. MT. Tic...
  • ‘A chocolate life’ coming to Brule

    The Villagers of Brule invite all women to “A Chocolate Life,” an inspirational women’s presentation on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at the Brule Activity Center located at 7th and Oak St. in Brule. The afternoon will feature an entertaining presenta...
  • Midwest Musings

    At least it isn’t a 1959 Bel-Air By Timothy LinscottManaging Editor Walking down the street the other day I thought I saw a mirage. I came across Lisa Jones and Monica Poppe standing by a group of old bicycles, circa 1940s. “Someone just dropped thes...
  • State speech medalists

      Perkins County High School had four medalists at the state speech competition on March 27-28. Those bringing home medals were, from left to right, Alyssa Young, fourth in poetry; Jakelynn Broeder, fourth in persuasive speaking; Lila Konecky, sixth i...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    UConn prevails over Kentucky By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director It is late Monday night and one NCAA Basketball Championship is decided and another one will be decided tomorrow night. The men’s final was a good one with UConn defeating Ke...
  • PCS athletes set several personal bests

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County High School track season is still young but several personal bests were scored at the Ed Moore Invite in Ogallala on Saturday. The boys track team set 23 personal best records and the girls had 14 in...
  • Wildcats attend Booster Invite

    By Elizabeth StrandWallace High School track coach The Wallace Wildcats competed at the Sutherland Booster Club Invite Saturday, April 5.   There were 12 teams at the meet; Minden, North Platte St. Pat’s, Hershey, Hayes Center, Wauneta-Palisade, Suthe...
  • Golfers swing into action

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County high school boys golf team have completed two events, a dual at Chappell with Creek Valley and a triangular at Bayside against Garden County and South Platte. No team results were tallied at either event a...
  • Curtis named to SPVA honorable mention list

    Perkins County High School junior Mariah Curtis was named to the South Platte Valley Association honorable mention list for girls basketball. Mariah Curtis led the Lady Plainsmen with 8.4 points per game and led the team in steals per game with a 2.1 aver...
  • FSA Scoop

    Public info meeting planned By Teri MossCounty Executive Director County FSA Program Meetings The Perkins County Farm Service Agency will be holding a public information meeting April 15th to cover Livestock Disaster Programs and updates/changes to the ...
  • Bill backed by Farm Bureau signed into law

    Nebraska farmers and ranchers can look forward to regulatory relief in the area of farm truck regulations thanks to the passage of a bill supported by Nebraska Farm Bureau. Gov. Dave Heineman signed LB 983 into law March 28 after state lawmakers gave fin...
  • Nebraska Ag by the numbers

    www.nefb.org Cash receipts from farm marketings contributed over $17 billion to Nebraska’s economy in 2010 and 5.5 percent of the U.S. total. Nebraska’s ten leading commodities (in order of importance) for 2010 cash receipts are cattle and calves, cor...
  • Handgun permits increase

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman waits patiently every day for something to be delivered. As many people wait for a package to arrive around the holidays, Brueggeman has been waiting for over a year for his to a...
  • 2013 saw reduction in calls to sheriff

    Calls processed by the Perkins County Sheriff’s Department were down in 2013. A total of 2,319 calls were handled by the sheriff’s department in 2013, a 21 percent decrease for the department. Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman explained that the t...
  • Commissioners discuss public defender

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Is splitting something three ways cheaper? In a quest to potentially save taxpayer money, the Perkins County Commissioners will look into sharing a public defender with Dundy and Arthur counties. Attorney George Zeilinger sp...