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  • Firearm deer hunting season opens Nov. 14

    Many opportunities await Nebraska hunters as the opening of the November firearm deer season nears, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Large numbers of deer are in the field and plenty of permits remain available for this season. A new a...
  • Tickle wins bowling medal

    Kevin Tickle of Grant, along with his bowling partner from Ogallala, won the bronze at the Unified Bowling Tournament in North Platte on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Photo by Shari Friedel)...
  • Youth basketball tournaments announced

    Mr. Basketball Inc. has announced its 2009-2010 youth tournament schedule. The organization will host events for third through eighth grade boys and girls teams in several communities. The schedule includes: •  Dec. 20 Santa Slamfest at  Kearney • J...
  • Lady Cats are on their way to Lincoln

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats began their bid for the state tournament on Monday, Nov. 2 in North Platte. Due to the fact that the Cats won Conference, they were the number one seed in their sub-districts, and they earned a bye in th...
  • Let livestock do the work

    “[Grass farming] is not labor intense and it’s not equipment intense. It’s basically using the animals to do the work for you,” said a Nebraska grass farmer at the Nebraska Grazing Conference. Both John McGlynn of Knox County and Randy Jenkins of ...
  • Farmers should watch for ear rots and grain molds

    Cool, wet conditions are delaying harvest and now ear rot diseases and grain molds may be plaguing corn, a University of Nebraska plant pathologist says. Some Nebraska farmers and crop consultants are observing rotted ears, which can be related to several...
  • State officials, NRDs host meetings to discuss compact compliance plans

    The Republican River Natural Resources Districts and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be hosting a series of meetings regarding future Compact compliance in the Republican Basin. These meetings will take place at various locations ...
  • H1N1 Update for Southwest Nebraska

    As of October 31, there have been a total of 1,940 doses of H1N1 vaccine distributed by Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and 1209 doses or 62.3 percent have been administered.  Eighteen health care providers are vaccinating residents in southw...
  • Thanksgiving feast for community has new site this year

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The annual community Thanksgiving meal will be held at the American Legion Hall in Grant at noon on Thanksgiving Day due to last year’s large turnout and the need for more eating space. Due to the huge gathering at last year...
  • Veterans Day programs set across area Nov. 11

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The 53rd annual observance of Veterans Day is set for Wednesday, Nov. 11, hosted by the American Legion Post 206 of Elsie. A parade down Central Avenue in Grant will begin the observance followed by a program at Perkins County ...
  • Five cattle die after rollover in storm’s fury last week

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An early winter storm raged through the area last Thursday night stranding motorists, causing a semi tractor-trailer to roll over with a load of cattle, and dumping over 10 inches in some areas, accompanied by strong winds. Th...
  • Get ready for Chamber’s “Santa in the City” Thursday, Nov. 19

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Plans are underway for the annual Christmas event hosted by Perkins County Chamber in downtown Grant. This year’s Christmas open house is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, when businesses will remain open throughout the evening...
  • Thank you military heroes

    By Lori Pankonin Publisher Veterans Day marks an important day set aside to pay respect to all veterans who gave a valuable gift of service to our country. History shows the idea originating with the peace from World War I designated at the 11th hour of...
  • Area student named to SCC’s Dean’s List

    Southeast Community College has released its Dean’s List for the 2009 Summer Quarter for the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses. The Summer Quarter ended on Sept. 24. Tyler Lee of Elsie was among honored students. He is majoring in Manufacturing En...
  • Third exchange student joins PCHS

    Joe CraigStudent Intern The third foreign exchange student brings his rhythmic beat to the halls of PCS.  After some delay Dilashad Khalaf arrives, coming to us from a city in Denmark with around 500,000 people.   Like the two students that came before ...
  • Mock trial teams remain undefeated

    The Perkins County mock trial teams remained unbeaten with wins on Tuesday, Oct. 27. In the first trial of the day the Black team, representing the respondent in the case, Kev Inruser, defeated Southern Valley #1 in a very close competition. This was the ...
  • Students explore art styles with python project

    Students at Perkins County Elementary and several staff members each contributed a section to the python that is now hanging in the great hallway at Perkins County Elementary. Each class studied a different art lesson, including dots, mosaics, animal patt...
  • Kemling selected to 2009 All-State Band

    Ms. Kim Wiedeman, chair of band affairs for the Nebraska Music Educators Association, is pleased to announce that Ashley Kemling of Perkins County High School will be among the 160 students selected to be a part of the 2009 All-State Band. Each year, ove...
  • Hite among Wendy’s High School Heisman State finalists

    As the competition narrows for the 2009 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award program, 20 of Nebraska’s top scholar-athletes were announced Oct. 20 as state finalists. Over 50,000 seniors applied nationwide and from that group, 10,848 school winners were...
  • Plainsmen play tough, pull off 16-13 playoff upset over North Platte St. Pat’s

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Quarterback Michael York ran for two touchdowns, defensive back Nick Turner recovered two fumbles, kicker Jeremy Hagan boomed a monster field goal and the Plainsmen defensive line stifled North Platte St. Pats’ potent...