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  • Golfers take first at Creek Valley—prep for Districts

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen golfers placed first with a score of 333 at the Creek Valley Invite last week. Unfortunately, Ben Ross lost in a playoff for first place individually during the meet held Tuesday, May 3. Ross placed...
  • DC-S Twilight preps tracksters for districts

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Tracksters from Perkins County gleaned 39 medals from events during the Dundy County Stratton Twilight Meet held in Benkelman on Friday, May 6. They are in Bayard today (Thursday) competing for a chance to display their athletic...
  • Perkins County coach, players to participate in all-star football game

    The teams have been chosen for the east and west squads for the 33rd annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. The 64 members of the teams were nominated by their respective high school coach and selected by the all-star coaches. The east team will be ...
  • Coach Mestl to conduct girls basketball camp

    Chris Mestl, head coach of Perkins County girls basketball team, is conducting a basketball camp May 31, June 1, 3 and 4 at Perkins County High School. June 2 is omitted because of a prior commitment. Sessions for grades seven, eight and nine will be held...
  • Wildcats set personal bests at twilight meet

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats finished in the top five in both the girls (fifth–49 points) and boys (fifth–62 points) divisions at the Dundy County/Stratton Twilight held in Benkelman on Friday, May 6. Teams competing at the...
  • All-Star volleyball classic team members chosen for June match

    The 20th Annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic gets underway at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 18 when 26 of the area recently graduated volleyball stars meet at the McCook High School. Michele Harchelroad of Wauneta/Palisade and Jennifer Baker of Tren...
  • Vlasin earns football honors

    When Brett Vlasin graduates from Wray, Colo. High School, he will do so as the holder of one defensive and seven offensive school football records as well as being a three sport letterman (football, basketball, baseball). As a quarterback and defensive ba...
  • Perkins County High school vocalists receive high marks at district contest

    Perkins County High School music students participated in the district music contest Monday, April 18 at Sutherland High School, rescheduled from the previous Friday due to a snowstorm. Receiving superior ratings were Emma Friedel and Ethan Behrends, mi...
  • They’ve got the music...

    Spring concerts were held at Perkins County High School and Middle School on April 28 and May 3. In the middle school program, seventh and eighth grade students incorporate song and dance with, “I’ve Got the Music in Me.” Participants include (l-r...
  • Reichert is recipient of CCC Presidential Scholarship

    Stephanie Reichert, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to receive a Presidential Scholarship at Colby Community College (CCC). Candidates for this prestigious award are nominated by their high school counselors. The Presidential Sc...
  • Wallace students earn RPAC ACT awards

    The Republican Plains Activity Conference annually recognizes member schools seniors for earning a high composite score on the ACT college admissions exam. The ACT exam consists of tests in English, math, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scal...
  • College Notes

    UNK holds commencement Dr. Nancy Hensel, executive officer for the Council on Undergraduate Research, gave the University of Nebraska at Kearney spring commencement address on Friday, May 6. In the 10 a.m. ceremonies in the UNK Health and Sports Center, ...
  • Warm-up hastens corn planting

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Some warm, sunny weather over the weekend and beginning of the week has farmers scrambling to get their corn crop in. According to Don Hutchens, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, whose statement was published in N...
  • Irrigation retirement program deadline is Friday, May 13

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators wanting to retire irrigation on acres in Rapid Response Areas must do so by Friday, May 13. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) h...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Garden temptations

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff Over the last month, despite the occasional snow storms, I have watched my strawberry patch turn from brown to green. New runners popped up everywhere and the seemingly dead leaves lift their little heads off the ground and...
  • Artbeat...May gallery show features Madrid photographer

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC Board Member Suzi Bullock of Madrid is the featured artist at Meadowlark Gallery for the month of May. The busy stay-at-home mom has made photography her main hobby for the last eight years. She considers it a  great outlet, making ...
  • What's Up...Early morning traveling planet show a must-see

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer In the “Launch the Shuttle Derby” we are still at the “any minute now and holding.” At last word from NASA, the launch will not be before May 16. Since this is being written well before that date, I won’t k...
  • Christian artist Jeremy Camp to perform at the Nebraska State Fair

    Jeremy Camp will rock the house with his own style of uplifting contemporary Christian music at the Nebraska State Fair on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m. According to State Fair Special Events Coordinator Chelsey Jungck, “If attendees aren’t already ...
  • U.S. Treasury to “retire” paper Social Security check for new recipients

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. Beginning May 1, 2011, anyone newly ...
  • Study shows overlap of behavioral health and criminal justice systems

    A joint project of three state agencies that work with consumers of behavioral health services and with incarcerated individuals provides information and baseline data for Nebraska, showing an overlap of the systems. “We’ve heard stories anecdotally ...