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  • NRCS to host prescribed burn workshop

    Burn association to be organized   The Grant NRCS field office is hosting a workshop on organizing and executing prescribed fire operations, and to organize a burn association for Chase and Perkins counties. The meeting is open to the public and is ...
  • Farm Bureau announces top agriculture issues for 2010 and 2011

    In the shadow of an improving economy, Nebraska Farm Bureau picks agriculture’s top five issues in 2010 and forecasts what will be agricultural challenges in 2011. Agriculture continues to be a target for a variety of groups upset with modern food prod...
  • Free clinics available to farmers, ranchers

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor....
  • PCS Activity Calendar

    ---All Times Mountain/subject to change--- Updates available at WWW.PCS.ESU16.ORG   Thursday, Jan. 6 4 p.m. Boys/girls junior high basketball at NPSP 4 p.m. Freshmen/sophomore girls basketball at Dundy Co.-Stratton (Benkelman) 6 p.m. JV-varsity gi...
  • Program gives preschoolers a “head start”

    Head Start, a program of Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska (Mid), provides comprehensive services to 10 families in Perkins County. The home-based model is parent-focused and works with the adults in each household to work with their child as ...
  • Wallace School brings world to students with technology

    During the past semester students from Wallace have had the opportunity to experience some amazing and far away places. Elementary students have gotten to see the San Diego Zoo, travel through Plymouth Plantation, and speak with author Laura Numeroff, aut...
  • Understanding priorities

    By Craig R. Christiansen Executive Director NSEA   In the roughest economy since the Great Depression, there is legitimate concern about the fiscal health of our state. Some state senators are warning that there may be a huge decrease in state aid to...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Huskers need to take care of little things in the big games

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   What a difference a year makes. Last year the Huskers finished with a 10-4 record and everyone was upbeat and could hardly wait until football started for the 2010 season. The 2010 season ends with a ...
  • Plainsmen settle for third place in home holiday tourney

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Sophomore guard Quinton Hite came out shootin’ and lootin’ and his 17 points carried his Plainsmen to a 51-43 victory over Maxwell on Wednesday (Dec. 29) in the Perkins County Holiday Tournament consolation ...
  • Ladies second in tournament

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Chase County forward Alexis Tropf scored the most field goals in the game, but none seemed bigger than the foul line jump shot she plunged through to seal a 44-38 victory for her Lady Longhorns over the Lady Plai...
  • Births published during 2010

    Aten, Gavin Thomas – Sept. 22 Bowen, Lainy Sera and Cooper Jace – Dec. 31, 2009 Cohen, JD Matthew Allen – Oct. 30, 2009 Colson, Evan James – Aug. 29 Cornelius, Abagail Cherise – Dec. 4, 2009 Cummings, Torrence James – June 16 Day, Morgan...
  • Obituaries recorded in past year

    Baca, Jake G., July 27 Barner, D. Leona, July 21 Beard, Max, Oct. 10 Benge, Colleen, June 12 Benge, Fern, Nov. 15 Bernasek, Elsie B., Feb. 4 Blohm, Harlen E., Jan. 6 Brown, Rosalie May, May 12 Brown, Marcia, July 22 Browning, Fern, Dec. 17 Burnh...
  • Bloodmobile to be held Jan. 10 in Grant

    The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Grant at New Life Fellowship Church, 4th and Mitchem, Monday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Please schedule an appointment by calling Deb Marshall at 308-352-4250. Walk-ins are also welcome and needed. Child care is p...
  • Wallace CWC to host “It’s in the Bag”

    “It’s in the Bag” at the Christian Women’s Club in Wallace on Saturday, Jan. 15. Join friends and neighbors at the Wallace Community Hall beginning at 10 a.m. CT. Sabrina Sandoval from Wauneta will let her skills “Out of the Bag” as she shar...
  • 180 Tour returns to Holyoke

    Doors open at 6:30, concert begins at 7 p.m. at Holyoke High School   Next Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 180 Tour will begin at Holyoke High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert by VOTA (formerly Casting Pearls) and featured guest speaker M...
  • It’s Girl Scout Cookie time starting Jan. 7

    Girl Scouts are giving consumers something to “shout about” this winter as they introduce a new cookie, “Shout Outs™,” a light and crisp Belgian-style, caramel flavored cookie, making its debut when Girl Scout cookies go on sale Jan. 7. There i...
  • Pankonin promoted

    Christin Pankonin was recently promoted to the Army rank of E7 Sargent 1st Class. Her son Brenden Pankonin got to take off her old stripes and put on her new ones! The Lt. Colonial of her platoon presented Brenden with a Gold Engraved Medal for “Gre...
  • Storm opens New Year

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Lots of New Year’s preparations were undoubtedly switched over to Plan B Friday as a winter storm marched through the area dumping several inches of snow accompanied by gusts that dipped the wind chill temperatu...
  • Town hall meetings gather input from residents around Perkins County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Results of a county-wide survey were released mid-December along with results from town hall meetings held in Grant, Madrid and Venango. In March 2010, the Perkins County Planning Commission, in cooperation with the Sout...
  • Data released from county survey

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   Access complete survey results online. Several questions were posed to county residents back in March pertaining to such items as housing, services, recreation and health care. Each community of the county responded—V...