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  • Perkins County High School honor roll announced

      Students making the third quarter all A honor roll at Perkins County High School are (Front row, l-r): Shane Ourada, Jessica Klingelhoefer, Kadie Hanson, Hannah Beck, Kendra Hoffert, Mariah Curtis, Claire Maaliao, Miranda Holscher. Back row: Dylan M...
  • Wallace students inducted into NHS

      Four new members were inducted into the National Honor Society at Wallace Public Schools. Members include (Front row l-r): Margaret May, Myah McConnell, Maisie Kennicutt and Mickayla Sheets (new members). Back row: Joshua May, Tanner Clough, Chance ...
  • Local students receive Academic All-State Awards

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the winter 2015 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Since 2006, this NSAA Award Program has recognized students w...
  • Area CattleWomen offering scholarships; due April 6

    The Area 14 CattleWomen are sponsoring three $500 scholarships in 2015. They will be awarded to three high school seniors who will be registering as college freshmen in the fall of 2015 at a college, university or technical school.Applicants must be resid...
  • Local students place at MCC Inter-high Day

    Eight Perkins County students competed at McCook Community College’s Inter-high Day on March 18. The top winner in each academic category won a $500 scholarship and the top three placers in each category won three summer credit hours of free tuition.In ...
  • MPCC to offer Advising/ Financial Aid Days

    Mid-Plains Community College is making it easy for people to sign up for classes at its extended campus locations. Four Advising/Financial Aid Days are scheduled at Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine. MPCC advising, financial aid, records and re...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    A few thoughts By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist Here are some thoughts, ideas and stuff about the last week or so in sports.While the NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments were being played the past few weeks, the Husker Baseball team swe...
  • PCS starts season at home

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The 2015 Perkins County track season started off with a home quadrangular on March 26.  No team scores were kept during the event with Chase County, Dundy County-Stratton, Perkins County, South Platte and Wauneta-Pa...
  • Personal bests achieved by Wildcats

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A host of personal bests for Wallace track athletes were achieved at the Maywood High School Invite on March 28.Sixteen Wildcat athletes set personal best marks at the event.The girls team finished eighth with 37 team poin...
  • Storm signs with Indians

      Wallace senior Hayley Storm signed her letter of intent recently to play volleyball at McCook Community College this fall. Storm will be playing for head coach Scott Weston. A three-year letter winner at Wallace, Storm received post-season recogniti...
  • Season opener

      Perkins County golfer Kaleb Gaar putts on the green during the season opener for PCS on March 30. Gaar would shoot an 80 on the day. The dual versus Creek Valley proved to be a good day for the Plainsmen. PCS won by 23 strokes, 184-207. Individually...
  • Three Wildcats make all-conference

    The Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) All-Conference basketball list was recently released.Christina Daniels, a 5’10” senior for Wallace, was named to the First Team All-Conference list while her teammate, sophomore Maggie May (5’ 6”) w...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 19High Game213 - Melinda Nielsen186 - Cheryl Kincade 185 -  Karla Eddie and Sue             BakerHigh Series537 - Melinda Nielsen527 - Karla Eddie500 - Cheryl Kincade...
  • Tractor safety course to be offered in Grant

    The 2015 Tractor Safety Training will be June 11-12 at the West Central Research and Extension Center in Grant. The trainings will be held in seven locations across the state during May and June. Contact your local extension office for additional course d...
  • Planning & Zoning News

    County employment and economics By Dennis Demmel Comp. Plan Committee Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the Comprehensive Plan of Perkins County, adopted in 2013. The information includes results of censu...
  • USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final ...
  • Loss of pet a reminder to slow down

    Dear Editor: I am an animal lover; I have been my whole life. I believe animals have taught me a lot about life and I have a great respect for animals and their ability to trust us as their care takers. My animals’ needs are often put before my own, the...
  • Road work ahead

      In the morning hours of March 23, crews started completing the road work on First and Hancock. The road will be completely torn up and re-poured to the railroad tracks. City officials indicated that the work will take up to eight weeks to complete...
  • Final touches being put on wheat center

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Commissioners are preparing for the move of the University of Nebraska Extension offices to the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center in June. Kelly Bruns, associate district director for the West ...
  • County prepares for severe weather season

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Emergency Management Director Jim Brueggeman is preparing for severe summer weather. Severe Weather Week is March 23-27 and Brueggeman and his crew at the sheriff’s office have already long been in the pr...