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  • Register now for leadership skills program

    Enhancing leadership skills of individuals who will take our rural communities into the future will be the focus of the program “Leaders For A New Frontier” to be held Feb. 2-4, 2010 in Curtis at the Community Center.   This program is looking for...
  • Transition underway at Frenchman Valley Co-op

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor After 20 years behind the counter at the co-op, Kathy Deaver is retiring to “play.” She said she wants to spend more time with her husband, Dave, and enjoy gardening with him. The Deaver garden is one of the best summer ...
  • A place for everything—everything in its place

    A place for everything; everything in its place. Such was the philosophy that an older friend lived by, one instilled in her by her father. Her desk was always neat. Her small house was always neat. I know many people who seem to have that trait of organ...
  • Winter weather impacts blood donations

    Elsie-Madrid Community Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MST at the Elsie Methodist Church.  Appointments can be made by calling Michele Cutler at 228-2318.   Severe winter weather that bore down on the Midwest...
  • Birthdays celebrated

    Celebrating December birthdays at the Perkins County Senior Center Friday, Dec. 11 are (Front row, l-r): Doris McGregor, Donna Brodbeck. Back row: Frank Jantzen, Reenie Mercier. (Photo by Shari Friedel)  ...
  • Santa assisted by Elsie elves

    Helping Santa Claus get a head start on filling his treat bags for his visit to Elsie are ECDO members (l-r): Rosalie Curtis, Madisyn Cutler and Kim Copple. The bags were distributed to children during Elsie’s holiday celebration Monday, Dec. 14. (Court...
  • Lionism totaling 329 years and still going strong

    Six Grant Lions Club members have amassed a total of 329 years of membership–and they haven’t slowed down.   Leon Kumor (51 years) Kumor has served as president of the club and has chaired several standing committees.  He has recorded many ye...
  • Collector shares nativity scenes

    Ardis Conklin of Holyoke shared her collection of nativity scenes with residents at Westview Retirement Community in Grant Friday, Dec. 4. Conklin’s collection began with one she painted in the 1970s and grew from there. She now has over 50 sets ranging...
  • Live Healthy Nebraska registration opens Dec. 15

    Live Healthy Nebraska, a new team wellness challenge from the Nebraska Sports Council, opened for registration on Tuesday, Dec. 15.   The 100-day weight-loss/physical activity challenge begins Jan. 14, and organizers expect more than 10,000 participan...
  • Play production team receives superior

    Perkins County play production team gave their best performance of the season on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Class C2 State Play Production competition, according to Director Dawnell Glunz. The team received a superior rating and ranked fifth for their perfor...
  • Area tax professional celebrates milestone anniversary

    LaVern Poppe of Poppe’s Tax Service celebrates 20 years of professional affiliation with the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), a nonprofit professional association founded in 1979, and committed to excellence in taxation.  NATP membe...
  • Pfc Dunn deployed

    Army Pfc. Edward T. Dunn, a 2004 Ogallala High School graduate, has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military o...
  • Wrestlers travel to Gordon for meet two

    Plainsmen wrestlers got their longest road trip out of the way early in the season with the Gordon/Rushville Invitational Saturday, Dec. 12. Meeting with 13 other teams, Perkins County finished in 12th place with 28 team points. Top team and pin tour...
  • Strong performances from Kurkowski, Jones

    by Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Plainsman center Kye Kurkows-ki fired off almost every weapon in his arsenal and enabled Perkins County to leave Gothenburg with a 49-36 win over the Swedes Saturday night.  Kurkowski flicked six field goals and ...
  • Gym dedicated to Pritchetts

    Pritchett Court within the newly named Larry and Marlene Pritchett Gymnasium was dedicated in their honor when the Plainsmen hosted the Kimball Longhorns Friday evening. Pritchett retired as athletic director at the end of the 2008-09 school term with a b...
  • Special Olympians receive ribbons at bowling tourney

    Area Special Olympics athletes bowled in the West Region bowling tournament Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at Cornhusker Lanes in Ogallala. Almost 70 athletes from Alliance, Chadron, Sidney, Scottsbluff and TriCounty (Perkins, Keith and Garden counties) particip...
  • Gothenburg, Kimball girls take wins from Lady Plainsmen last weekend

    by Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Lady Plainsmen earned a  35-29  lead after three quarters in Gothenburg, but the Lady Swedes’ three three-point plays and two open cutters took a come-from-behind, 48-42 win away from Perkins County, who los...
  • Wildcats show improvement despite weekend losses

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer Coming off a blowout loss at Wauneta-Palisade during the season’s opening weekend, the Wallace Wildcats hosted another very talented team in the Maxwell Wildcats last Friday. Despite losing 67-49, Wallace showed si...
  • Intensity builds as Lady Cats face week two of competition

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Friday night the Cats hosted the Maxwell Wildcats. The Lady Cats were primed and ready for the epic battle of the Wildcats.  The first quarter ended with Wallace trailing by three, 11 to 14. The second quarter, Max...
  • Feb. 1 is cutoff for farmers to enroll in conservation

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set Feb. 1 as the cutoff to rank applications from farmers and ranchers wishing to receive cost-share funds for the installation of soil, water, grazing, or wildlife practices, according to NRCS....