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  • Plainsmen getting closer

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen football squad is making strides each and every game in different aspects of the game and head coach Carlie Wells is hoping to put it all together for a win.The Plainsmen lost to Arapahoe...
  • Lady Plainsmen beginning to gel as a team

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Bridgeport Invite on Sept. 20 gave Perkins County head volleyball coach Penny Hite some insight into the needs of her program.Hite explained that her team needed to work on serving and rose to the challenge against Ley...
  • Golfers battle rain at Ogallala

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor With 17 teams at the Ogallala Invite on Sept. 22, the tourney was split into two divisions.The Perkins County girls golf squad had the best score of the season thus far with a team score of 503.Amanda Reichert shot a...
  • Wallace Wildcat volleyball team hits the road for series of games

      The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Hayes Center Dual on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The Lady Cats started the match with intensity, and simply refused to allow the Cardinals to gain any momentum through the first two sets.  In the third set, however, the ...
  • Chamber awards first dollar

      The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce presented Kyle and Lana Kammerer of WinDesigns in Grant with their first dollar at the September chamber meeting on Sept. 18. On hand for the presentation were, front row, left to right, Jason and Ashleigh Noye...
  • Winners

      Above: Wallace Community Foundation representative Jim Smith, right, presents Linda Gier and Debbie Andrews of the Wallace Community Club a check for $1,000. The funds will be used for next year’s Wallace Fall Festival. The Foundation also donated...
  • “Leave Only Your Footprints” slab painting begins

    For over 75 years a concrete slab has sat at the north end of Kingsley Dam at Lake McConaughy. Created to aid in the building of the dam, it has become an icon at Lake McConaughy. Preserving the ‘slab’ has been the responsibility of Keep Keith County ...
  • Special guest appearance

    Rev. Bill Cornelius of Grand Junction, Colo., was a special guest at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant on Sunday, Sept. 21. Cornelius, a Perkins County native, gave a special presentation at Zion about his ministry and the changes it has gone through rece...
  • Elsie seniors gather for monthly luncheon

    The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Elsie Legion Hall. The catered meal consisted of hamburger steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots and fruit salad, as well as a fall-themed cake. Those in attendance were...
  • Quilt gets new home

      Marilyn Poppe (seated) displays a quilt she made for the Westview quilt drawing. Winner of the quilt was Geri Mundy (standing)....
  • Health fair has steady crowd

      Shaun Meyer, right, prepares to do some blood work on Darlene Potts during the 2014 Perkins County Health Services health fair on Sept. 19. Despite a region-wide power outage, the generators provided necessary electricity to keep the health fair mov...
  • Foundation donates to 4-H Club

    The Trail Riders 4-H Club accepted a $500 check from the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund representative Michelle Ross at the Perkins County fair parade, where the theme was Mardi Gras. The Trail Riders hosted an area-wide 4-H horse show on June 2...
  • Mission Festival at Trinity to focus on mission efforts in Haiti

    Pastor Georg Williams of Ainsworth will speak on his mission efforts in Haiti during a presentation at Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Ogallala on Sunday, Sept. 28 at Trinity’s annual Mission Festival. Williams will speak at the 9 a.m. Bible study and ...
  • Midwest Musings

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Homecoming is this week and I harkened back to my favorite, or least favorite, homecoming memory growing up.I went to the homecoming dance my sophomore year with a girl named Carrie. She was new to town and I asked her to ...
  • From the Pulpit

    Worthy of the gospel By Pastor Ron Krause Phillipians 1:27a “...let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ. It seems that when Paul wrote this letter to the Philippians there was increasing opposition to the Christian faith, and increas...
  • Wildcat football squad picks up hard-fought win

      By LaDonna SwedbergContributing WriterA long journey west coupled with a lengthy lightning delay could have easily caused the Wildcats to play with less enthusiasm, but that is not at all how the evening unfolded.          Wallace traveled al...
  • Homecoming activities start

      Monday started a week of fun activities at Perkins County High School for homecoming. Monday was ‘Gender Bender Day’ with several students dressing in opposite gender outfits. Above: left to right, Bryce Grothman, Tyler Sando, Gabe Wright and Ha...
  • Staters present to American Legion

      On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the young people who attended Boys and Girls State in June gave updates to the American Legion, the organization that sponsors them. The students are (l-r): Zak Kurkowski, Hannah Beck, Jakelynn Broeder and Kaleb Gaar. (Photo by...
  • College Notes

    UNK announces wind ensemble, Loper low brass members The University of Nebraska at Kearney band department has named members of its Wind Ensemble and Loper Low Brass groups, which are selected by competitive audition.Included in the ensemble is John Paul...
  • PCS activity calendar

    Sept. 25-Oct. 1Thur:     4 pm    Jr. high volleyball vs. Dundy Co.-Stratton 4 pm    Cross country at Ogallala 6 pm    Varsity volleyball vs. Ogallala Fri:     3 pm    Homecoming pep rally at Haenfler Field 7 pm    Parents recognition...