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  • Area experiences ice storm

    Just over a quarter inch of rain late Saturday was enough to give everything it touched a thick layer of ice by Sunday morning. Temperatures dipped to 21 during the night and the high Sunday was 24. After a warming trend mid-week, snow is in the forecas...
  • Four of Sen. Christensen’s bills were to be heard Wednesday

    Telephone conference report to Grant and  Palisade on Tuesday, Feb. 22.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor “Things are moving along pretty well so far,” said Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial during his weekly call-in for constituents in the area. Look...
  • Wood recognized statewide for community service

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor For dedicated service and a deep commitment to his community, Grant resident Brandon Wood has been awarded the 2010 Great Plains Communications’ Community Service Award. Wood, whose current position is broadband technicia...
  • Spotlight on Chamber Business...Carlson Electric

    Editor’s Note: Starting this month, the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce will randomly select a chamber business to be featured in the newspaper on a monthly basis. This is the first in a series of articles placing the spotlight on participating mem...
  • School officials doubtful about carrying guns in school

    By Emily NohrNebraska News Service School officials from acrossthe state are skeptical about a legislative bill that would allow them to carry guns. “That’s a combination that could only result in tragedy,” said Grant Norgaard, superintendent of Mc...
  • Off duty officers could be armed at school functions

    By Emily NohrNebraska News Service An Omaha state senator  thinks that allowing guns in the hands of off duty law enforcement attending school functions could keep Nebraska institutions safer. At a Feb. 16 Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Burke Harr of...
  • Trash the trash

    By Reverend Wayne Pick Trinity Lutheran Church, Grant   “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ...
  • Another Perspective...‘Cinderella’ entertains another generation

    By Lori Pankonin Publisher   A bit of trivia I happened to see over the weekend clued me in that Walt Disney released the ever popular “Cinderella” 61 years ago. Yes, Feb. 15, 1950 kicked off the showing of a princess tale that continues to be ver...
  • Corn farmer proud to fuel NASCAR

    Dear Editor: Sunday, Feb. 20 is a historic day as NASCAR begins using E15, a 15 percent corn ethanol blend, as its racing fuel. Late last year, NASCAR announced it would be switching to corn-based ethanol under the name Sunoco Green E15 for all three of...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Being neutral makes it fun

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   The Husker men have difficulty winning on the road in Big 12 play and haven’t done it for a long time, but last Wednesday they did travel to Waco, Texas and played Baylor really tough but lost 74-70...
  • Four Perkins County wrestlers statebound

    A great day for the Plainsmen on the mats at North Platte St. Patrick’s resulted in four wrestlers bringing home district medals and gearing up for the state tournament that begins today (Thursday, Feb. 17). 103 lb. sophomore Austin Thelander, 140 lb. j...
  • PC handed a loss in season’s final home game

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Cardinals center Adam Lawson made a rich living under the basket, putting away two shots to decide the game and give Hayes Center a 50-45 win over Perkins County in Grant on Thursday night. Lawson stationed himself unde...
  • Plainsmen squeak by Storm in Tuesday’s game

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Michael York sneaked be hind Creek Valley dribbler Justin Huff, lanced the ball from his hand, and threw it down the court to preserve a 53-52 Plainsmen win over the Storm last Tuesday night (Feb. 8) in Grant. Huff had...
  • Lady Plainsmen end regular season with home win

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Lady Plainsmen senior  guard Jessica Day took the opening tip all the way to the basket and never let up in Perkins County’s 60-40 win over Hayes Center Thursday night in Grant. Day went on to score a career-high 20...
  • Ladies donate to Creek Valley’s stormy season

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Shania Metcalf and Shalee  Pollard worked themselves free underneath the basket and Perkins County lit the scoreboard with 10 points before Creek Valley responded in the Lady Plainsmen’s 52-28 win last Tuesday night...
  • Wildcats beat SMC Cyclones, fall to Hitchcock County

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Wallace Wildcat boys extended their win streak to four games on Thursday night with a convincing 56-40 victory over the Stapleton-McPherson County Cyclones. Great shooting in the first quarter allowed the Wildcats to ...
  • Lady Cats split games

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer   Thursday, Feb. 10, the Wallace Wildcats hosted the SMC Cyclones. In the first quarter it was clear that the Ladies came to play, matching the Cyclones two shots for every one. The first quarter ended with the Lady Cats ...
  • Husker star speaks to students as part of Husker FCA tour

      Grant grad Curt Softley joins in tour.   By Kris WilliamsKearney Hub Husker football star Eric  Hagg was shooting hoops with local kids in the Indian gym at Broken Bow High School Saturday night, Feb. 5, while he waited to give his Christian tes...
  • Olsen will not seek re-election as Nebraska Farm Bureau president

    Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation President Keith Olsen announced Feb. 10 that he will not seek re-election as president of Farm Bureau when his current term expires in December. “When I became Farm Bureau president in 2002, my wife Doris and I discussed ...
  • Goal of augmentation to keep from shutting off wells

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles that will examine details of the purchase of 4,000 acres to be used for a stream augmentation project by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Rep...