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  • “Watch your mouth” for good oral health

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants Nebraskans to enjoy 2012 with a healthy smile. The new “Watch Your Mouth” media campaign by the DHHS Office of Oral Health and Dentistry stresses the importance of dental health and the connec...
  • PCHS students attend UNK music clinic

    On Monday, Jan. 23, eight Perkins County students attended the UNK Band and Choral Clinic at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. After having submitted taped auditions, these students were chosen to participate in a day of rehearsals ending with an eve...
  • PC hosts FCCLA STAR competition

    District 11 FCCLA STAR (Students Taking Action With Recognition) Competition was hosted by Perkins County High School FCCLA at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Perkins County High FCCLA advisor and Family and Consumer Science teache...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Feb. 2-8All times mountainThursday, Feb. 21 p.m. Boys varsity wrestling (SPVA), Imperial Friday, Feb. 2 5 p.m. girls varsity bb at Cambridge (changed due to weather) boys to follow Saturday, Feb. 48 a.m. Varsity speech at Sutherland 2 p.m. Boys/girls JV...
  • College Notes

    Day graduates from Bellevue University Ashley Day was among the graduates participating in commencement exercises at Bellevue University on Jan. 28. She was among over 1300 students receiving master’s and bachelor’s degrees. Day earned a Bachelor of ...
  • Teacher’s scholarship available

    Applications due March 14. The Tri-County Teachers have a $200 scholarship available for a girl graduating from an area high school.  She must be interested in entering the field of education. Selection will be based on GPA, school activities, and need. ...
  • Longer report cards for Nebraska schools supported at hearing

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service Nebraska schools would be  graded on a wider range of criteria under a proposed accountability system introduced by Sen. Greg Adams of York.    The Education Committee held a hearing on Jan. 17 for LB870, whic...
  • Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 highlights importance of early childhood

    Voices for Children in Nebraska released the annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report to an audience including legislators, supporters, child advocates, and state agency representatives. This year’s commentary emphasizes the need to invest in young children...
  • Kids Count 2011 report released

    Commentary on States’s Children: The state recently released its 2011 Kids Count report. The highlights of the report, “Telling the whole story” are given below. • Thirty percent of Nebraska students scored “below basic” on the grade four read...
  • National award for service to students goes to Grant graduate

    Rina Tovar, Stetson University vice president for Campus Life and Student Success, is the first recipient ever to receive the NASPA-Florida Outstanding Service to Students Award. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) designe...
  • CSC in top five online colleges

    A website that specializes in comparing institutions of higher education has listed Chadron State College among the top five non-profit online colleges and universities in the nation. The list was published by SR Education Group’s flagship site, Guide t...
  • Bids to be let for augmentation pipeline

    Bid opening expected in early March.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District voted to let bids for a 20,000-foot pipeline to augment water flows in the Republican River. Engineer Chris Miller of M...
  • Private pesticide applicator certification available

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Keith/Perkins county area of private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification. • Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m., Perkins County Fairgrounds, Grant.        • Feb....
  • Women in Ag Conference is Feb. 23-24 in Kearney

    Nebraska women will learn to take charge of their futures and invigorate themselves through fellowship, education, innovation and networking during the Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 23-24 at the Holiday Inn in Kearney. The theme for this year’s W...
  • Free ag financial clinics planned

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Looking for love in all the wrong places By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant The title would suggest that I will be talking about an old country/western song. Wrong! I will be talking about a movie which was rated G and released Dec. 15...
  • Humor is healthy

    Dear Editor: The repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a goal of Nebraska’s Republican Congressmen. Unfortunately, these GOP loyalists have been working so fervently on their own improved, cost efficient, and comprehensive, post re...
  • Several seats up for election

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The nation is gearing up for the 2012 election, and on a local level, candidates are also getting in the spirit of democracy. One political seat and several non-political seats are up for re-election in Perkins County.     ...
  • Chamber hosts annual banquet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Chamber and guests gathered for the annual banquet on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Westview Retirement Community. Members enjoyed appetizers and socializing prior to a meal, meeting, and presentation of awards for th...
  • School board accepts resignation of two teachers planning to retire

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Members of the school board met at noon on Jan. 16 for their first monthly meeting of 2012. Several discussion and action items on the agenda were addressed by the board—one being the acceptance of two resignations. Perkins Co...