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  • Lady Plainsmen fall to NPSP Lady Irish

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Lady Irish sophomore guard Mandy O’Malley stripped three dribbles cleanly (two for scores) and St. Pat’s beat Perkins County for the first time in five years with a 57-40 win in North Platte last Tuesday nig...
  • Plainsmen suffer loss in Sidney Friday

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Left-handed point guard Col-lin Harvey scorched the Plainsmen for 10 second-quarter points to unlock a 51-32 win for the Red Raiders in Sidney Friday night. Respected as both a driver to the basket and a spot-up...
  • Missed three-pointers and Sailors sink Cats

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer   The good news Thursday night in Sutherland was that Lane Swedberg hit his first shot of the game, a three-pointer to give the Wallace Wildcats an early three point lead. The bad news was it was the only three poin...
  • Lady Cats victorious heading into vacation

      By Christy Sheets Sports Writer   On Thursday night, Dec. 16 the Lady Cats traveled to face the Sutherland Sailors. Both teams were ready to play, it proved to be a battle of the defenses, neither team letting the other gain any momentum. At t...
  • Fishing regulation changes take effect Jan. 1

    The daily bag limit on panfish will change effective Jan. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The major changes starting in 2011 are: Panfish – The statewide daily bag limit will be 15 and the possession limit 30. Trout – The st...
  • New director of nursing joins Golden Ours staff

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   A Holyoke, Colo. native has taken on duties as Director of Nursing Services at Golden Ours Convalescent Home. Janet (Krogmeier) Mitchell, RN, BSN, is new to Perkins County Health Services, having begun her position as DO...
  • Charges filed in Keith Co. high speed chase/shooting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Charges have been filed against Mark J. Phillips, 39, of Louisville, Colo., for shooting at law enforcement personnel following a high-speed chase on Dec. 7 southwest of Ogallala. Charges of alleged attempted first-degre...
  • County results online

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Perkins County Zoning Administrator Chris Loeffler has released information that will aid the public in learning results from town hall meetings and a county-wide survey. In March, town hall meetings sponsored by the Per...
  • And the winner is...

      Aryn Seiler digs in to assist Chamber in the final Greenbacks drawing held Saturday, Dec. 18 inside Hatch’s Super Foods in Grant. Frigid temperatures forced a large crowd of hopefuls indoors for the drawing which has taken place each Saturday in D...
  • Christmas worship and events

      First Congregational Church of Grant Dec. 19: Christmas Carol Worship 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19: Christmas Coffee at the Parsonage, 504 Washington Ave, for members, friends and guests 3-5 p.m. Dec. 20: Advent noon soup and scriptures in the Fellowship Hall...
  • Officials attend conference

    Patsy Kroeker, Perkins County Treasurer, and Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, attended a two-and-one-half day conference for county officials conducted in Lincoln Dec. 8-10. The annual conference, attended by approximately 800 county officials and employ...
  • Funds for bone density machine reach $10,000

    On Sept. 1 the PCHS Foundation initiated a project to raise $44,900 to purchase a new hospital bone density machine. By Dec. 15, the foundation had received over $10,000. PCHSF administrator Ron Patrick was recently advised of a $1,500 grant —an award ...
  • Santa comes to town

      Kaitlyn Cook (top) and Jessie Craig invite Santa to “lean his ear this way” so they can convey their Christmas wishes to him. Santa was part of Elsie’s annual “Hometown Christmas” held Monday, Dec. 13, organized by the Elsie Community Deve...
  • December birthday

        At the monthly senior meal Dec. 14, December “angel” Jo Leonard received a birthday cake by Karla McQueen to share at the Elsie Senior Center. As special entertainment, Louie Coppersmith, Donna Holloway and Mike Berry played Christmas songs ...
  • Miraculous survival in crash before Christmas

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   In what appeared to be a Christmas miracle, three survived a crash west of Grant last week that left two vehicles totalled, one of them a burned-out shell. According to the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office, a ca...
  • Christmas wish is for bright future of “angels” with syndrome

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   There’s more to the saying, “health and happiness in the coming year,” than many people realize. If only it were that simple. For two area families, good health would be gift enough for Christmas. Having a ...
  • First Dollar awarded to publisher

      Perkins County Chamber members gathered last Thursday following their monthly meeting to present a First Dollar to Linda Young (center) who owns MaxQ Enterprises LLC publishing company in Grant. The company caters to first-time authors and has rec...
  • Newly elected council members sworn in

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The first item of new business at the regular meeting of the Grant City Council Tuesday, Dec. 14 was to swear in two new council members and the incumbent mayor after the seats were filled during the November electi...
  • Three survive impact at intersection

      The 21-year-old driver of a 1996 Dodge pickup (foreground) survived a collision at an intersection west of Grant on Dec. 16. Also surviving were the out-of-state driver and passenger of a white 2008 Ford pickup pulling a trailer. Theron Davidson of ...
  • Another Perspective...What is a perfect life anyway?

    Picture perfect. Isn’t it a grand thought to have everything go perfectly in life, especially during the holidays! That perfect Christmas tree sparkles. Perfect decorations adorn the whole house with lights aglow on the rooftop and delightful lawn orna...