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  • Students attend Ogallala music contest

    Seventeen fifth and 26 sixth graders from the Perkins County Elementary and Junior High Schools participated in the Ogallala Middle School Music Contest on Saturday, March 24.  Performances included vocal and instrumental solos as well as many vocal and ...
  • Test takers vy for Mid-Plains scholarships

    North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition and TECH-Knowledge & Skills Discovery Day on Wednesday, April 11 at the north and south campuses of the college. Blake Poppe, Mark Hanson, Caleb Breazeale, representing...
  • Gaar medals at Chadron scholastic contest

    Kaleb Gaar, a student at Perkins County High School, was among the medalists at the 52nd Scholastic Contest at Chadron State College on Friday, April 13. Gaar won a gold medal in the general science test. Gaar was one of the 1,427 entries in the contest, ...
  • Mac’s Super Foods partners with Wallace School in fund raiser

    Mac’s Super Foods is proud to announce their partnership with Wallace Public School District 65R to help raise money for educational equipment. The Register Tapes for Education program is a collaborative partnership between Mac’s Super Foods and Wall...
  • PCS activity schedule

    April 19-25All Times MountainThursday, April 199:30 a.m. Junior high track at Wau-PaFriday, April 20District music at NPSPKindergarten Roundup7 p.m. FFA BanquetSaturday, April 219 a.m. B/G varsity track at HersheyMonday, April 237 p.m. FCCLA awards/instal...
  • College Notes

    Grant native speaks at national tournament as Doane student Doane College placed 18th at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET), April 6-9, at Texas State University-San Marcos.  Eighty-three colleges and uni...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Trouble comes from the tongue By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director There are always some things that seem so out of place that they border on–for the lack of a better word–stupid. They happen a lot at a local level, state level, and natio...
  • PC Plainsmen attend Sailor Invite

    Girls Results 100 meter dash-1st Jalyne Schuster, Sutherland, 13.60 200 meter dash-1st Megan Polt, Brady, 28.00 400 meter dash-1st Abby Fanning, Wauneta/Palisade, 1:02.90 800 meter run-2nd Ashley Kemling, 2:32.40; 4th Stephanie Schrotberger, 2:37.50; 1st ...
  • Perkins County player signs to Mid-Plains

      Shalee Pollard, senior at Perkins County High School, has signed on to play basketball for the Lady Knights of Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte. Spring tryouts and registration was held March 26 at the college. Pollard has received a sch...
  • Tickets on sale for 2012 NCAA® Men’s College World Series®

    The sale of general admission (GA) seat tickets for the 2012 NCAA® Division I Men’s College World Series® (CWS) began on April 14. GA tickets, costing $80 per book of 10 tickets, are available through NCAA.com/CWS, from area service clubs, at all Hy-V...
  • Fins, Feathers and Fun

    April post-spawn top 5 By Ev TarrellAvid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast   Last week, I highlighted the opportunity to take big walleyes from Lake Mac in what is commonly referred to as the “transition period” between the spawn and the t...
  • Wildcats see improvement mid-season

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wildcats saw continued improvement at the Sutherland Invitational Twilight Track Meet on Friday, April 13. The girls team placed sixth in two relays, the 4x100 (Paige Aylward, Sara Hubbard, Anna Griffiths, Hayley Stor...
  • Patrick gives back to local community through FOCUS grant

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Thanks to the generosity of Miguel Patrick through Fontanelle’s FOCUS program, two local entities which impact the entire community have received donations. Patrick, a seed dealer and Perkins County farmer near Grant, wa...
  • Conservation Corner

    Buffer strips benefit conservation Buffer strips are an economically attractive way to demonstrate your commitment to conservation.Conservation Buffers Conservation buffers are small areas or strips of land in permanent vegetation, designed to intercept ...
  • Online chemigation certification available

    By Robert Tigner SW4 Extension Educator The UNL Online Chemigation Certification Training program covers all of the information presented at the in-person training events and uses the same test. The training program is designed so that you can complete t...
  • Green Up! Gardening workshop offered in west central Nebraska

    What is in the fertilizer bag? How much fertilizer do I need to use? How do I use a fertilizer spreader? How do I clean out my garden sprayer? Come find out how to get the answers to all of these questions at the first-annual Green Up! gardening program o...
  • Conference set to focus on creating bold future for state, Great Plains

    Globalization and other factors are rapidly changing the world. To create a successful future, people in rural America must anticipate and manage this ever-changing environment. With that in mind, the University of Nebraska will host the inaugural Rural F...
  • ‘Backyard Farmer’ now has an app for that

    “Backyard Farmer”, celebrating its 60th season this year, now has an app for that. The new application–mBYF –is available in the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad devices. It will be available in the Google Play mobile app store for Android devices...
  • USDA celebrates 150 years

    Abraham Lincoln started it all.By Tom VilsackAgriculure Secretary In 2012, USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, will commemorate and celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founding in 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act ...
  • Taxed enough yet?

    Dear Editor: Concerning the proposed 1 percent sales tax: from a business aspect, our small businesses already have a hard time competing with larger towns. Bigger towns may have just as high or higher tax rate, but they also usually have more variety to ...