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  • NRDs seeking direction for repayment of LB 701 property taxes

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican District Court Judge David Urbom of McCook will hear a motion today (Thursday) on whether unconstitutional property taxes collected under LB 701 can be repaid.  The three natural resources districts in the Re...
  • Ladies start with big lead, hang on for Friday night win in Wauneta

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Lady Plainsmen harnessed  the  power of Jenni Sis’ accurate shooting and stampeded to a 16-0 start in taking a 39-33 win from the Lady Broncos in Wauneta Friday night. Riding a three-game winning streak, P...
  • Steals, free throws help girls to 39-26 win over Chase County

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Jessi Day took over to account for  six quick third quarter points and thrust Lady Plainsmen to a 39-26 win over Chase County Thursday night in Grant. Day (eight points) fell away to avoid a defender draped all o...
  • Broncos storm to the hoop, run wild in 59-39 win over Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Broncos pulled up the curtain on “The Harris and Bartels Show” in the second quarter and the Plainsmen watched in horror during a 59-39 rout for the home team in Wauneta Friday night. Harris, who stands 6-...
  • Last-second shot pushes Plainsmen to thrilling comeback win over Longhorns

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kye Kurkowski dropped a clutch  turn-around jumper into the bottom of the net with :09 left to make the home crowd scream and give the Plainsmen a 49-47 win over Chase County Thursday night in Grant.  The Plains...
  • Lady Cats momentum builds with two more wins

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer Last week the Lady Cats faced opponents on both Thursday and Friday nights. Wallace vs. South Platte On Thursday night the Lady Cats hosted South Platte.  The Lady Cats were primed and ready to play, and they took th...
  • Plainsmen lock horns with Kimball, Chase County

    The Perkins County Plainsmen varsity wrestling team had a busy week with two traveling meets, a dual against the Kimball Longhorns Thursday, Jan. 14 and a tournament hosted by the Chase County Longhorns Saturday, Jan. 16. Most of the matches in the Kim...
  • Wallace Wildcats struggle with Knights, battle with Tigers

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer All five Wallace starters scored  in the first quarter, propelling the Wildcats to an early 17-13 lead, as they hosted the South Platte Blue Knights Thursday night.  However, the first quarter proved to be the only ...
  • Winter weather impacts blood donations

    Heavy snow, blowing winds and freezing temperatures across the Midwest impacted the steady flow of blood donations through the American Red Cross. Blood drives were cancelled and donors were unable to safely travel to their donation appointments. Curre...
  • Numerous seats in Perkins County up for election in 2010

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Seven political seats in Perkins County are up for election in 2010 along with several nonpolitical seats which will be filled during the General Election on Nov. 2. The Primary Election is set for Tuesday, May 11. Perki...
  • Sheriff’s office investigates year-end crimes in county

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Burglaries and thefts in Perkins County during the month of December 2009 are under continued investigation by the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office. Four burglaries last month tallied in the neighborhood of $2,000 in stol...
  • Seger inducted as Lions governor

    Larry Seger, Wallace, has been inducted into the office of District Governor 38-L Lions.  The State of Nebraska Lions of Multiple District 38 is comprised of four districts.  The other governors are: 38-I Charles Devine, Oconto, 38-0 Dee Micheal,...
  • Candidate launches campaign for Secretary of State

      Janet Stewart is announcing the launch of her campaign to be Nebraska Secretary of State.  She intends to file the necessary candidate papers on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010.   If elected, Stewart would be the first woman elected to serve in this statew...
  • IRS announces streamlined and simplified notices to taxpayers

    The Internal Revenue Service  has unveiled its first redesigned notices that are part of an on-going effort to improve the way it corresponds with taxpayers. The nine new notices are among the first to be reviewed and revised for clarity, effectivenes...
  • 2009 makes the record books

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor This month would be a good time to employ the old cliché, “If you don’t like the weather, stick around a while and it will change.” Here in southwest Nebraska, a change for the better would definitely be welcome.  ...
  • Radon is threat to every home in county

    Any home can have a radon problem—do a check during National Radon Action Month in January.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Awareness of the danger from radon in the home is being widely publicized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ...
  • Free health assessment available

    Marcia Shalla of Grant wins an IPod Touche after participating in Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department’s Xtreme Makeover Wellness Edition health assessment.  The health assessment is located on the health department’s website and is a great...
  • Live Healthy Nebraska walk kicks off challenge

    Governor Dave Heineman led the walk on January 8 to encourage Nebraskans to be more active in 2010.  He was joined by Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy, several state senators, Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human...
  • EMS instructor course planned

    North Platte Community College will offer an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) instructor course in February and March.     The course will take place at the NPCC North Campus from 6 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 19, 26, and March 5; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on...
  • Mid Plains Center offers QuickBooks class

    “The How and Whys of QuickBooks” will be offered by the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise and the West Central Development District in February. The class was designed for participants to learn the importance of why they should track numbers through...