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  • Nebraska Ranch Practicum accepting registrations

    The 2011 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum.    During...
  • UNL research to focus on pesticide drift

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists are expanding their research into pesticide drift, amid new legal and regulatory concerns. Greg Kruger, a cropping systems specialist at UNL’s West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte, is leadi...
  • Signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program announced

    Announcement at Pheasant Fest marks 25th anniversary of CRP, opens new conservation opportunities to landowners. Speaking at National Pheasant Fest 2011, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the next general signup for the Conservation Reserv...
  • Farm food safety workshops offered across Nebraska

    Food safety workshops offered across the state in February and March will help producers meet requirements of new federal legislation. In early January, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law. The law requires producers to e...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Best player nobody’s seen

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   Who might be the best college basketball player that very few people have ever got a chance to see this season?  That might just be Jimmer Fredette of BYU.   When you go to a college on the west coa...
  • Plainsmen lose lead in fourth

    By Larry PritchettSports Writer The Perkins County Plainsmen boys basketball squad fought hard after falling behind at the end of one quarter and came back to take a commanding lead during the second half of their contest with Sedgwick County–only to l...
  • Sedgwick’s second quarter makes difference in outcome of girls game

    By Larry PritchettSports Writer The Perkins County girls  basketball squad played a very good Sedgwick County team tough for four quarters but the Colorado girls put together a very good second quarter to make the difference in the game and go home with...
  • Wrestlers head into SPVA

    Perkins County scored 56 points in their latest competition at Medicine Valley Saturday, Jan. 29, finishing 11th in a field of 19 teams. Medicine Valley took top honors with 146 team points, Loomis-Bertrand was second with 141 and Mullen third with 126.5....
  • Wildcats compete in GPAC tourney

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Wallace Wildcat boys basketball team competed in the GPAC division of the Republican Plains Activities Conference tournament last week in Hayes Center and Maywood. On Saturday, Jan. 22, the Wildcats traveled to Hayes ...
  • Lady Cats fall just short of bid for RPAC title

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer Saturday, the Wildcats traveled to Hayes Center for the first round of the RPAC tournament. The Lady Cats had to face the Tigers of Maywood. The Lady Cats took control of the court early, leaving the Tigers reeling. As the...
  • Trainers excited about proposed concussion legislation

    One of the top priorities of a Certified Athletic Trainer’s job is the concern for athlete safety.So many Nebraska athletic trainers are excited to see the newly proposed legislation LB 260. This bill will address concussion education and management for...
  • PCHS students participate in music clinics at the University of Nebraska-Kearney

    On Monday, Jan. 24, nine Perkins County High School students spent the day at the University of Kearney’s Band and Choral Clinic.  These students were selected to participate after sending in audition tapes. They spent a day filled with music, practici...
  • PCS activity schedule

    All Times are MountainUpdates Available at http://www.pcs.esu16.orgThursday, Feb. 311 a.m.    SPVA HS wrestling meet at Hershey Friday, Feb. 4 Cheerleader Parents Night Rotary Sloppy Joe Supper at HS4 p.m.     JV boys basketball vs. Cambridge (at ...
  • PC Quiz Bowl team kicks off season at Sutherland

    On Tuesday, Jan. 25 the Perkins County High School Quiz Bowl team kicked off their season with a tournament at Sutherland. Team members include Calla Mailand, Emily Kiolbasa, Jeremy Hagan, Ben Ross, Zac White, Tori Osler, Trevor Lee, Michi Prante, Michae...
  • PCHS speech team takes third in home meet

    Following a Friday that boasted 60 degree temperatures in southwestern Nebraska, students from 18 area schools had no travel problems on Jan. 29 when they attended the annual PCHS Speech Invite. Over 250 speakers performed in the two preliminary rounds o...
  • College Notes

    Wurst makes Wyoming honor roll Joanna Wurst of Grant is among 40 students from Nebraska on the 2010 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll for the University of Wyoming. The honor roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduat...
  • ACT test prep seminar Saturday in North Platte

    High school students who are planning to take the upcoming ACT Tests will have the opportunity to obtain test taking tips and review math and English information by attending the ACT Test Prep Seminar offered by North Platte Community College from 10 a.m....
  • It’s time to apply for college financial aid

    EducationQuest has free tools to help with FAFSA filing process. If planning to attend college during the 2011-2012 academic year, it’s time to prepare for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)–the application for federal, state and co...
  • College Transfer Day set for Feb. 3

    North Platte Community College will host College Transfer Day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 3, in the fireplace area at the South Campus. College Transfer Day is designed for any Mid-Plains Community College student, current or past, w...
  • Wallace students attend NEMSA Conference

    About 330 individuals attended the 26th Annual Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA) Winter Conference on Emergency Care Jan. 15-16 in Kearney. The event was sponsored by NEMSA, Central Community College and the Nebraska Health and Human...