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  • Wallace student featured in Kearney orchestra concert

    Brooke Harris, a 2008 graduate of Wallace High School and a current student at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, will be featured in a concert given by the Kearney Symphony Orchestra. As a winner of UNK’s Concerto/Aria competition, Brooke receives th...
  • Wallace speakers participate in RPAC contest

    The 2010-2011 Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) Speech Contest was held on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Medicine Valley Jr./Sr. High School in Curtis. Over 200 students from the 14 member schools competed at the event. WHS speakers and medalists inc...
  • Wallace school assembly to feature “Chopped Sticks” composer

    Musician whose piece helped propel Miss America to fame will perform this Friday at 10 a.m. Musician Calvin Jones mentored Miss America Teresa Scanlan in performing his composition, “Whitewater Chopped Sticks” a fast-paced arrangement she has been doi...
  • College Notes

    Downey on UNMC Dean’s List Nicole (Sis) Downey of Elsie  was named to the University of Nebraska Medical Center dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester for the college of pharmacy. To qualify for the pharmacy dean’s list, students must place in the...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Quitting is a problem on all levels of sports teams

    By Larry Prithett Past PCHS Acitivities Director   In a previous column, I mentioned that Jay Bilas had mentioned on one of the TV shows he visits that college basketball has a problem because players are not developing as they should because–they a...
  • Ross places fifth at state wrestling

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Four Perkins County wrestlers qualified for and three participated in the state wrestling tournament held at the Qwest Center in Omaha Feb. 17-19. Austin Thelander at 103 lbs., Garrett Toner at 112 lbs., Christian Miyamoto a...
  • Lady Plainsmen 2011 season ends with subdistrict loss to Lady Irish

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Lady Plainsmen trailed by 17 points at halftime, tied the game with 2:58 left, but managed only one more basket as the North Platte St. Patrick’s Lady Irish ended Perkins County’s 2010-11 season with a 50-42 sub...
  • Lady Plainsmen beat Chase County Lady Longhorns in first round of subs

      By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Two Shalee Pollard baskets  in the last minute of the first half padded the Lady Plainsmen’s lead to 10 points and secured a 44-37 win over the Chase County Lady Longhorns in sub-district 11 opening round play...
  • Plainsmen fate sealed by Hershey

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Hershey forward Jordan  Hiatt touched off a three-point shooting bonanza that worked toward a 67-53 Panthers win in Hershey Friday night, even though Perkins County scored more three-pointers. Hiatt mercilessly nailed...
  • Big second half by Creek Valley dooms Wallace Wildcats

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer It was a tale of two halves  in Wallace Friday night, when the Wallace Wildcats hosted the Creek Valley Storm. Hot shooting allowed the Wildcats to control the action in the first half leading to a nine point halftime le...
  • An abrupt ending for a talented Wildcat team

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the Cats traveled to Imperial for sub-districts to play the Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade. The Lady Cats were ready to play, hoping to beat the Broncos one more time this season. Unfortunately for the Lad...
  • Benefit for Megan Friesen planned

    A Miche bag and “hope” shell have been donated by Jennifer Ledbetter and Starleen Moore to be raffled as a benefit for Megan (Smith) Friesen who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. The Miche company donates a portion of the proceeds of each “hop...
  • SCC volleyball team adds student-athlete

    Southeast Community College volleyball coach Carrie Foster-Puhalla has announced the signing of five student athletes for the 2011 season including MaKayla Gardner of Wallace. Gardner is a 6-foot-2 middle hitter who helped Wallace High School qualify for ...
  • Landowners see benefits of Open Fields and Waters program

    Nebraska Game and Parks program pays for access to private land. A little extra money is always welcome, and Nebraska landowners can cash in by signing up for the Open Fields and Waters program with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The program pa...
  • Basketball camps planned for summer

    Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct four individual sessions and two team camps this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be on June 19-22 and July 24-27 at York College. Day Camps for both boys and girls wi...
  • Bowling

    Week of Feb. 10 High Game: Laurie Fagullar, 182; Ashley Schwartskopf, 182; Kim Bergenske, 181; Starla Stetson, 181. High Series: Kim Bergenske, 529; Jean Folliw, 502; Starla Stetson, 470. Notable scores: Laurie Fagullar 38 pins over average game and Winni...
  • Blood Drive set for March 1

    The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive will be held Tuesday, March 1, at the Elsie Methodist Church from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. MST. Lunch will be served. To make an appointment call Michele at 308-228-2318. Walk-ins are welcome....
  • County official attends state workshop

    Dave Hoffert, Perkins County commissioner, completed a three-day workshop conducted in Kearney Feb. 9-11 by the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The annual County Board Workshop, part of a continuing education and leadership development series, p...
  • Wallace entities receive funds from community foundation

    The Wallace Community Founation, an affiliate of the Nebraska Community Foundation, donated funds to two Wallace community organizations and a community project at halftime of the boys varsity basketball game against Hitchcock County on Friday, Feb. 11. T...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    February birthdays were honored at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 11. Those celebrating were (Front row, l-r): Fred Engel, Alice Jantzen, Danny Salsman. Back row: Elmer Pankonin, Bev Norman and Loretta Armbruster. (Photo by Shari Fried...