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  • Cuddle with animal friends during National Pet Week May 6-12

    National Pet Week is widely celebrated throughout the United States and other parts of the world. In 2012, National Pet Week is celebrated from May 6-12. The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal ...
  • Seniors bid farewell at concert

      Senior chorus members (l-r): Casey Lake, Emma Friedel, Ethan Behrends, Tori Osler, Kristin Beck and Taylor Boldt show their appreciation to vocal instructor Judy Kurkowski after their final performance.   Perkins County High School’s spring...
  • Burge is recipient of FFA scholarship

    Perkins County High School senior Seth Burge is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Agco under the National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program. Regier Equipment of Madrid is a local Agco dealer. The agricultural machinery is manufactured in Georgi...
  • Musicians score well at districts

      Perkins County High School students received many honors at the District Music Contest Friday, April 20 at North Platte St. Patrick’s. Nearly 800 students from 14 schools participated. “Overall it was a good day, and a very hectic day,” said S...
  • PCHSF awards $2,600 to three graduating seniors

    A total of $2,600 will be granted to three local students by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The PCHSF scholarship committee consists of Foundation Board members Lori Day, Madrid; Mary Dodson, Venango; Eric Gengenbach, Grant and administrat...
  • PCHS art students awarded

            Students from high schools throughout Nebraska entered approximately 500 pieces of art work, technical crafts and woodcrafts in North Platte Community College’s annual Art-Tech Exhibit April 28-29 at the Platte River Mall in Nort...
  • PCS activity schedule

    May 3-9All Times Mountain   Thursday, May 38 a.m.    Boys varsity golf at NPSP (SPVA)12 p.m.    Junior high track at Hershey (SPVA)Friday, May 412:30 p.m.    Boys/girls varsity track at Dundy CountySaturday, May 56 p.m.    Honors night ban...
  • FFA to present program Monday

    The Perkins County FFA will be presenting its “Lead By Example” program Monday, May 7, at the high school gym at 7 pm.     The program talks about three  steps in Leading by Example... Step #1–Be a good citizen.   Lead yourself, your family, a...
  • Wallace royalty chosen

        Royalty was chosen at Wallace High School’s prom Saturday, April 28. Queen was Danica Messersmith, daughter of Shannon and Tracy Messersmith. Dustin Fosbinder, son of Dan and Jennifer Fosbinder, was king. (Photo by Nora Jameson)...
  • Smith inducted to Phi Theta Kappa NHS

      Whitney Jae Smith, graduate of Wallace High School in 2012, was recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society on March 25. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarships among two-year college students....
  • College Notes

    McCoy receives scholarship Approximately 160 individuals planning to attend Central Community College in Hastings have received scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Included in those receiving scholarships is Tanner McCoy of Elsie. Wallace stud...
  • NPCC Music Department to present ‘Musical Luau’ May 3

    The North Platte Community College music department will present a “Musical Luau” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, (tonight)  at the McDonald-Belton Theater on the South Campus of the college. Those who attend are encouraged to wear Hawaiian attire. ...
  • NPCC students bring home awards from SkillsUSA Conference

    Seventeen North Platte Community College students brought home numerous awards, including four first place awards, from the Skills USA State Leadership & Skills Conference contest April 12-14 in Hastings. The NPCC students competed in welding, automot...
  • Pomp and Circumstance has evolved to graduation march

    When asked to list renowned classical composers, Mozart or Beethoven may come to mind. Many people may not think to mention Edward Elgar. But there’s an excellent chance thousands of people are very familiar with the most famous work by Elgar. “Pomp a...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Alumni tourney rekindled By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This past weekend due to the efforts of Jayson and Deanne Bishop, the Perkins County Alumni Basketball tournament got started again after about an 11-year void. I started the tourn...
  • Plainsmen relay teams capture gold at SPVA meet in Sutherland

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two boys relay teams took top honors at the SPVA conference meet held in Sutherland on Saturday, with two individuals, Matthew Cullen and Elliot Carlson, taking first in three events. On the girls side, first place in shot...
  • Area’s Special Olympians place at regional meet

      Tri-County traveled to Chadron on Saturday April 14 for the West Region Special Olympics Nebraska track meet. Two local athletes came home with ribbons—Kelan Sis of Elsie received second place blue ribbons for softball and the 4x100 relay and a r...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of April 26 High Game: Kim Bergenske, 219; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 199; Karla Eddie and Lisa Ellard, 191. High Series: Kim Bergenske, 545; Karla Eddie, 539; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 515....
  • Nebraska farmers investing nearly $3 billion to plant this year’s corn crop says USDA

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Farmers everywhere took to the field Monday to begin getting their corn crop in the ground. A long-awaited rain last week to give germination a boost was perfectly timed. According to information released by the U.S. Department...
  • 4-H Council reports news

    The Perkins County 4-H Council has had a great start to 2012. On Jan. 8 the council held a 4-H Kickoff. The recruitment event attracted several new members to the Perkins County Fairgrounds. 4-H members were able to sign up for 2012 4-H projects, enjoy sn...