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  • Fouls contribute to Lady Plainsmen loss

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Quick strikes from guard Kate Stewart’s running one-hander and a subsequent steal and layup by forward Sam Staggs sank the Lady Plainsmen behind 36-23 and propelled the Lady Sailors past Perkins County 41-34 i...
  • Lady Plainsmen crushed by Dundy County-Stratton

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Two “threes” and a three-point play from three different Lady Eagles put Dundy County-Stratton in front 17-4 before the Lady Plainsmen knew what hit them, and Dundy pulled away with a 71-32 win Thursday night...
  • Youth wrestling to revive in county

     Informational and sign-up meeting to be held tonight, Thursday, Jan. 13, at the high school.   The former youth wrestling program ran successfully for many years in Perkins County, thanks to the work of many dedicated parents. Perkins County High S...
  • Lady Cats suffer first loss their first week back

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer   The day after Christmas vacation, the Wallace Wildcats hosted Medicine Valley. In the first quarter, the Lady Cats took a commanding lead early. Medicine Valley struggled to put points on the board and the quarter en...
  • Wallace Wildcats start 1-2 after Christmas break

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer   The Wallace Wildcat boys got back into the swing of things after the Christmas break in a big way, with three games in the first five days back. On Tuesday night the Wildcats hosted the Medicine Valley Raiders. Sha...
  • Boxing title fight to make history with Nebraska host

    Nebraska history will be made on Feb. 26 in Grand Island. with the first world boxing championship title fight in the history of the state. Never in the 144-year proud history of Nebraska has this occurred and aired to a worldwide cable television audienc...
  • Spring turkey permits now available

    Spring turkey hunting permits will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission starting at 1 p.m. Central Time on Jan. 10. The archery and youth archery hunting seasons are March 25-May 31. The youth shotgun season is April 9-May 31 and the ...
  • Changes coming to open fields and waters program

    Even though the Conservation Reserve Program-Management Access Program (CRP-MAP) name is going away, the public access it provides to private hunting land is not, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. CRP-MAP is merging into the Open Field...
  • Public input sought on waterfowl hunting boundaries

    Waterfowl hunters are invited to give their input on possible boundary changes to duck zones and goose units, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Hunters have two options for giving input: attend one of several public meetings around the...
  • Middle School honor roll

    Perkins County Schools announces the names of students on the honor roll at Perkins County Middle School for second quarter and first semester: Second Quarter • All A’s – Hannah Beck, Kendra Hoffert, Zak Kurkowski, Shane Ourada, Samantha Snogren, ...
  • Alumni intervention

    By Whitney Smith Wallace High School   The Wallace High School students arrived back to school on Tuesday with a fresh outlook for the end of the year. When the students came back you could tell some were excited to see their friends that they hadn’...
  • College Notes

    MPCC announces honor rolls   Mid-Plains Community College has released the names of students named to the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 term. Area students named to the President’s list are Matthew Greenwood of Grant and...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation announces available scholarships

    The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is accepting applications for scholarships which are available to qualified youth in Nebraska who have an interest in the beef industry. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year and are pr...
  • Nebraska Mothers Association holds literature contest

    The Nebraska Mothers Association invites Nebraska mothers to enter the state division of the American Mothers, Inc.® 2011 Literature Contest. Entries may be either poems, short stories, essays or articles. Deadline for entry in the Nebraska contest is ...
  • NRD board continues discussion on irrigation retirement options

      By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Details on an irrigation retirement program proposed by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will continue to be worked on in the coming weeks. The program received considerable discu...
  • Illegal alien pleads not guilty to Wallace shooting

    A 28-year-old Mexican national, who lived in Wallace, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault after he allegedly shot another man over a boxing bet. Jose Florez-Sosa also pleaded not guilty to use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony in Lincoln Count...
  • Nebraska has high levels of radon in homes

    Radon maps available–January is National Radon Action Month   Testing in the state continues to indicate that Nebraska has a high prevalence of radon gas in homes. Of over 70,000 tests conducted since 1990, 57 percent have been above acceptable heal...
  • First edition of county journal reaches residents

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   The first edition of The Perkins County JOURNAL arrived in mail boxes throughout the county last month. The free publication is supported by advertisers in the area to remember the past, reflect the present and illuminat...
  • Child Find screenings offered to preschool children

    Local school districts, in cooperation with ESU 16, are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate to participate in Child Find screenings. This spring screening will be made available in each school district at the request...
  • Yippee—a snow day

      Temperatures that dipped well below freezing didn’t seem to halt frolic of students who were delighted to have a day off Monday following another winter storm that rolled through Saturday night and throughout the day Sunday. The snowstorm was th...