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  • From the Pulpit

    God’s grace applies to all By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church The final skeleton in Jesus’ closet is a woman we know as Bathsheba. In Matthew’s version of Jesus’ family tree, Bathsheba isn’t mentioned by name. Instead we find th...
  • Holiday concert held at PCHS

      Holiday music filled the Perkins County High School gym on Dec. 16 for the annual winter music program. A medley of holiday favorites delighted a packed house under the direction of PCS music instructor Brian Erickson. ...
  • Senior of the Month

    Lila Konecky, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected Senior of the Month for December 2014.The busy student has made academics and extracurricular activities priorities throughout her high school career. She  has been active in FFA, ba...
  • NPCC diesel technology program benefits from federal grant

      Students in the North Platte Community College Diesel Technology Program will train on the most advanced equipment on the market, thanks in part to an $85,400 federal Carl D. Perkins grant.The Perkins funding will allow the Diesel program to acquire...
  • Yuletide cheer in Wallace

      Trombonists Cameron McClintock, left, and Jerad Phillips perform at the concert in Wallace....
  • Pitching with Pritch

    “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk” By Larry Pritchett This might not interest anyone, but in the past couple of weeks I have had some people ask me what “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk” was all about. Did it have any special meaning? Well it is pretty special to the ...
  • PCS wins thriller

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Like most big budget blockbuster movies, there was a shocking twist, action, adventure and a happy ending, but this wasn’t on the silver screen, it was at the Perkins County High School gym as the Perkins County bo...
  • Solid outing for PCS

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Three Perkins County wrestlers attended the Sutherland Invite on Dec. 20.Kiffen Cook, 132-pound class, lost his first match to Jacob Mason of South Loup in 1:01.Cook would then get a bye in the first round of the con...
  • Lady Plainsmen get inside game on track

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was a night when the shots were just not falling for the Perkins County girls basketball team.The team faced Ogallala at home on Dec. 19 and, according to head coach Deanne Bishop, had opportunities to run their o...
  • Wildcats face tough Sailor squad

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace made their way down the road to Sutherland for their final game of 2014 but they didn’t end the year the way that they had hoped. The cold December temperature apparently affected the Wildcats’ sh...
  • WHS faces Sutherland

      Wallace senior Hayley Storm shoots over Sutherland’s Kenzie White during varsity action in Sutheralnd on Dec. 18. The Wallace Lady Wildcats lost to Sutherland by 10 points, 53-43....
  • New after school program coming to library

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Robin Quinn, librarian at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant, is excited to get to play with Legos, watch a movie with some popcorn, and more importantly, read, read and read. Quinn will be doing all of these acti...
  • Sis family spreads holiday cheer one bulb at a time

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor For 30 years Terry and Cori Sis have been in love with Christmas light displays. Since they were first married, the couple have set aside several evenings to drive to local towns to enjoy the various Christmas lig...
  • City receives unofficial offer on meters, main

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant City Council member Ben Long recently commented at a city council meeting that the state is asking the city to do a little dance in regard to getting a deal with the water meter and Sherman Street main project. The ...
  • Harger family has six generations of history in Perkins County

      This is the second story featuring a pioneer family in Perkins County as part of the hospital foundation campaign. By Tim Linscott Managing Editor For six generations the Harger family has been active members of their community in Perkins Count...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Brackets are set By Larry Pritchett Last week the NCAA football National Championship match ups were announced. The old BCS format was dropped and now a committee starts in October ranking teams based on a number of variables until they pick a final fou...
  • Lady Wildcats have hot hand in win

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor After a bit of a slow start on the road against Maxwell on Dec. 12, the Wallace girls basketball team proved it was an offensive powerhouse.Maxwell took a 9-2 lead after one period of action and between quarters Wall...
  • PCS can’t overcome size of Swedes

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen basketball team has been showing improvement each week as the season continues forward.This week head coach Deanne Bishop made considerable efforts with the team to concentrate on im...
  • Wildcats earn tough win over Maxwell

    By LaDonna Swedberg Sportswriter The Wallace Wildcats encountered a challenging Maxwell team last Friday night.  Each time it looked like Wallace was about to put the game away, Maxwell would come charging back. The Big Blue had to battle to the end t...
  • Offense stalls for PCHS

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County head boys basketball coach Shawn Cole knew his schedule in December would be tough and he was exactly right.What Cole described as two ‘really hard, physical games,’ resulted in a pair of losses ag...