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  • Road News

    Road project to be on ballot By Sid ColsonDist. 1 Perkins County Commissioner Well, we finally received some much-needed moisture in the form of wet snow in early February. Now in early March, we need moisture again. With the warm winter up to the Febru...
  • “Give to Girls” campaign marks 100 years of scouting

    Celebrating 100 years of leadership experiences for girls. Girl Scouts of the USA is turning 100! Girl Scouts, the preeminent leadership organization in the world, marked its 100th anniversary on March 12. To celebrate this historic event, Girl Scouts is ...
  • Contest open to Grant area poets

    Central Point Fine Arts is sponsoring a poetry contest which is free and is open to Grant residents. There are 50 prizes totalling $5,000 with a $1,000 grand prize for the last poet standing. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will...
  • Magnificat brunch to be held in Ogallala March 24

    Mary Catherine Unrein of Fleming, Colo. will be the featured speaker at the Magnificat Brunch hosted by the Ogallala Chapter, Our Lady of the Harvest, on Saturday, March 24, at Ogallala at 9 a.m. MT. The brunch will be served at Valentino’s, 55 East Riv...
  • MercyMe slated to perform at Nebraska State Fair

      The Nebraska State Fair has signed MercyMe for the Thursday, Aug. 30 Christian concert for the 2012 State Fair. According to state fair events and entertainment director Chelsey Jungck, “MercyMe has released a total of 17 albums since its formatio...
  • St. Patrick’s Day carries many myths with its legends

    There are many mythic tales that surround the legendary Saint Patrick and his endeavours, however, a vast majority of the common iterated knowledge might not be the real truth about the man who played such a role in Ireland’s destiny. Myths The followin...
  • Join Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive free trees

    The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring through planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2012 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. “White flowering dogwoods will add year-r...
  • In the Garden

    Rain gardens environmentally sensitive addition to landscape By the Nebraska StatewideArboretum On rainy days, rainwater flows over our roofs, lawns and impermeable surfaces, picking up pollutants and carrying them into the stormwater system and, ultima...
  • Caring for Children conference in McCook

    Area residents will have the opportunity to hear international early childhood expert and speaker Rae Pica later this month. She will be the keynote speaker at the Caring for Children Conference at McCook Community College on March 24. She is the founder ...
  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer–cancer of the colon or rectum–is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer also is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United...
  • Celebrate Women’s History in March

    Women’s Education –Women’s Empowerment is the theme for National Women’s History Month 2012. Although women now outnumber men in American colleges nationwide, this reversal of the gender gap is a very recent phenomenon. The fight to learn was a va...
  • PCHS speakers are district champions

      All speech team seniors qualify for state. Competing in a field of nine schools on Monday, March 12, Perkins County High School speakers finished first in seven of the day’s nine events on their way to a decisive team victory. Although the PCHS s...
  • Boldt chosen as March Senior of the Month

    Taylor Boldt, March’s senior of the month, has made the most of his high school experience, participating in many activities and sports. These include FFA, FCCLA, student council, football, basketball, track, band and chorus. He has been a participant i...
  • Perkins County band to participate in jazz festival in Hastings April 1-2

    During the Hastings College Jazz Festival and Workshop on April 1-2, high school students from across Nebraska will have an opportunity to work with and enjoy a performance by the Doug Talley Quartet, a Kansas City-based jazz ensemble. The quartet, which...
  • Boldt selected to RHOP program at Chadron

    Taylor Boldt of Grant is one of 34 Nebraska high school students who have been selected to enter the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) at Chadron State College this fall. Boldt, a senior at Perkins County High School, was selected as a participant...
  • NSAA announces student recipients of NCPA awards

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Winter 2012 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Students from Perkins County High School are Taylor Boldt an...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    The season is over By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director The week of state basketball was one that I always looked forward to each basketball season. When I was coaching the goal was of course to get the team to Lincoln.  Now it is a week tha...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 8 High Game: Ashly Schwartzkopf, 231; Starla Stetson. 210;Bernie DeForest, 209. High Series; Bernie DeForest, 540; Starla Stetson, 533; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 530; Nadine Beam, 529; Sue Baker and Becky Simpson, 506. USBC Awards: Nad...
  • Nebraska fires Doc Sadler after last-place finish

    LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska fired coach Doc Sadler on Friday, March 9, after the team he expected to be his best in his six years at the school posted the program’s lowest win total since 2003. “I’ve decided to make a change in the basketball program,...
  • Nebraska looking for proven basketball coach

    LINCOLN (AP) — The Nebraska associate athletic director who oversees basketball says the search for a new coach to replace the fired Doc Sadler will focus on proven program builders. Marc Boehm said Saturday that he and athletic director Tom Osborne met...