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  • Vets Day ceremonies to commemorate bravery

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor This year’s Veterans Day observance in Grant will feature remarks by Richard Colson of Paxton. The 58th annual observance of Veterans Day will be Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Perkins County High School. This ye...
  • Trunk-or-Treat held in Elsie

      Elsie held their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, Oct. 31. The event allows individuals from the country and outlying areas to pass out treats to the trick-or-treaters on main street in town. Those with treats to give park on main street while the k...
  • After 5 held

      Chelsey Alderson and Lisa Schmitt were two of the estimated 35 people attending the After 5 held at Adams Bank and Trust in Grant on Oct. 24. The event was sponsored by Adams Bank and Trust, Western Insurors and Midwest Electric. A full spread of fo...
  • GOCH hosts fun night

      Top: Summer Postalwait tosses a ball into a cup during one of the many games available for children of all ages at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant on Oct. 31. Below: Zoe and Grayson Baumgartner play graveyard golf with the help of their ghoul...
  • County receives over $8,000 back from NIRMA

      Perkins County has received a membership dividend of $8,158 from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage provider. The dividend was part of a $600,00...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Scarlet Chapeau views art and quilts Sixteen ladies of Scarlet Chapeau enjoyed sandwiches or salads in Grant on Oct. 23. They viewed the art work of Ron Nordyke, who works quilts into his paintings. They also saw the sculptures of Larry Guenin whose work...
  • Midwest Musings

    A salute to veterans By Tim Linscott Managing Editor There are traditions that happen every single year about this time. Halloween, elections, pre-pre Christmas sales, Thanksgiving, Daylight Savings Time ending and the list goes on and on, but one event...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    November is a time to truly give thanks By Brooke Pankonin November. The month we give thanks. The month my first born entered the world. The month we raise awareness for the terrible monster that almost took that first born away from us. Epilepsy.Austi...
  • From the Pulpit

    We are all like stewed frogs By Pastor Ronald Vote We in America are like stewed frogs! How do you stew a frog? First, place the frog in a pan of lukewarm water. The frog becomes comfortable and stays put. If the water was hot the frog would quickly jum...
  • FCCLA trick-or-treats for food pantry

      The Perkins County FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) members from Perkins County High School recently collected over 50 bags of items for the Perkins County Food Pantry on Oct. 27. Members also received $90 in monetary donations...
  • Fire safety program held

      Above: Chasity Knoles, right, of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department teaches children at Perkins County Elementary to pat fire department members firmly to get their attention if there ever is a fire and they need help getting out of a building. Hel...
  • Middle school honor students announced

    Perkins County Middle School has announced names of students on the honor roll for first quarter 2014.All A’sDanielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Emma Schrotberger, Aryn Seiler, Hailey Snyder, Jacob Woodmancy, Kaden Wykert, Kyla Wykert.A AverageJaden Dietlein,...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    High scoring offenses By Larry Pritchett In looking at football scores a week or so ago, I got to wondering if the offensive side of the ball needs more restrictions placed on it or if the defensive side needs to be reminded that they have the option to...
  • Plainsmen gain in loss

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was experience that may have made the difference in the first round of the football playoffs for Perkins County, but valuable experience will be used next year by the very young Plainsmen team.PCS traveled to Burw...
  • Fourth time not the charm for Lady Cats

      By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer The Wallace Wildcats travelled to face the Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday, Oct. 28.  The Lady Cats were ready to play, but the Broncos are always tough. The Wildcats made some amazing plays, and fought...
  • Spartans undefeated

    The Perkins County Spartan football team completed their season with a 4-0 record.The Spartans defeated Dundy County, 61-16, Sutherland 46-0, Paxton 54-14 and Sedgwick County, 36-0.Defensively, Beau Wood led the way with 23 tackles, followed closely by Sp...
  • Lady Plainsmen show heart against Hershey

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Heading to Cozad on Oct. 28, the Perkins County varsity volleyball squad found the fire they had been looking for in recent weeks.PCS lost in four close sets, 14-25, 7-25, 29-27, 13-25.“We just weren’t confident ...
  • Pheasant success good across much of Nebraska

    Hunters in several areas of the state enjoyed success during opening weekend of pheasant and quail seasons, Oct. 25-26.With the number of birds seen up throughout much of the state, prospects for success improve as hunting conditions improve. Opening-week...
  • Grain spill near Elsie

      On Oct. 27 at approximately 1:22 p.m. a grain truck spilled its load near Elsie. The accident happened a quarter mile north of Road 351 and Road 752. According to the Perkins County Sheriff’s office, a 1997 Kenworth truck driven by Tyler McCoy, 22...
  • Free farm and ranch clinic coming to North Platte

    Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a free clinic in North Platte on Thursday, Nov. 13. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The Farm Finance clinic provides a chance to meet with an experienced ag law attorney and ...