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  • Plainsmen expect offseason dedication to translate to wins and playoffs in 2010

      By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer All of the Plainsmen’s hard offseason work goes on display Friday night in Benkelman as the team lines up against the Dundy County-Stratton Tigers on Friday to start the 2010 season. Senior Michael York le...
  • Lady Plainsmen expected to be salty competitors

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Determined to get back to the state tournament, the 2010 Class C2 Lady Plainsmen volleyball team is looking forward to seeing how the season unfolds.  Coach Penny Hite said the quick defense and experience behind th...
  • Runners highly motivated for season

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Lone senior Krystal Gaar  is being looked to for strong leadership of the Plainsmen cross-country runners.  Although a young team, Coach Paula Wurst said the harriers have solid running ability.  She’s also expect...
  • Golf team debuts in first two meets of 2010 season

    The girls golf team was greeted by perfect weather for the season’s opening match in Sidney on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Coach Troy Kemling is encouraged by the scores of the two senior girls Emily Kiolbasa (116, 58-58) and Stephanie Reichert (122, 65-57), a...
  • Four golfers make up 2010 Plainsmen team

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Hoping for steady improvement throughout the season, Coach Troy Kemling is setting a goal of sending some golfers to state.  Four players make up the 2010 Plainsmen Golf Team—two with two years of varsity experien...
  • Experienced Wallace team excited for 2010 season

      By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The Wallace Lady Cats volleyball team enters the 2010 season with excitement under the leadership of head coach Kory Rohde and assistant coach Elizabeth Strand.  Student managers Mickayla Sheets, Morgan Messersm...
  • Wallace Wildcats off to good start

      By Travis McConnell Sports Writer An increased emphasis on defense in the preseason seems to have taken hold this year for the Wallace Wildcats, as they used a good defensive effort to upend the Potter-Dix Coyotes 66-13. Last year these two tea...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Fettuccini in Florida

    When Landon was just about six months old we took a trip down to visit my mom (Stefanie) in Florida. Jason, Landon and I hopped on a plane for an eight day trip where Landon was spoiled rotten and did not have to sit by himself for more than 30 seconds....
  • What's Up...Look for the “false dawn”

    The days are getting shorter, the Sun is shining through that south-facing window where it hasn’t been all summer and the nighttime temperatures are getting cooler. Sound familiar? Well, you guessed it, autumn is coming, and will officially arrive at...
  • Hints for Health...Benefits of breastfeeding

    By Dr. Kristie Kohl Grant Medical Clinic August is Breastfeeding  Awareness Month. This month we walk you through the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get a smooth start, and how to deal with problems that may occur. Babies who are exclusively brea...
  • Free legal and financial workshop for business owners

    Omaha attorney Milo Alexander is leading a financial and legal issues workshop Sept. 8 at the Mid-Plains Community College extended campus in Imperial. The workshop is set for 6-8 p.m. Topics include: Employment eligibility issues; contract labor vs. e...
  • Quick-Books courses offered in Grand Island

    Hands-on Quick-Books training and consulting will be presented by Expert Pro Advisors for Quick-Books in two separate courses. The courses, held on Sept. 15-16, will be held at the Holiday Inn-Midtown, 2503 S. Locust Street in Grand Island. A detaile...
  • Business planning class to begin Sept. 7 at Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise

    Many business owners find that sneaking away to dedicate time to developing a business plan and projections can be difficult.  Beginning Sept. 7, the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise at North Platte Community College will offer a class that was design...
  • Wallace to host annual fall festival Sept. 18

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Biscuits and gravy for breakfast is a hearty way to start the day on Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Wallace community comes together for their annual fall festival. Organized by the Wallace Community Club, the day’s events ...
  • Perkins County Schools adopts dating violence mandate

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With the beginning of a new school year comes a mandated policy that will give students, teachers and parents a little more peace of mind. The Nebraska Legislature adopted a dating violence bill last summer that was requir...
  • Hospital bed project complete

    Last week, the fundraiser to purchase five new electric hospital beds was completed. This happened when Dan and Evelyn Gengenbach and Pam Holm donated to the project. According to Ron Patrick, administrator of the Perkins County Health Services Foundat...
  • Williams wins demo derby

    Jarrod Williams and son Domanic of Grant are pictured with what’s left of Jarrod’s car after winning the Chase County Fair demolition derby on Aug. 19 in the no-weld class. Williams, now 24, has been involved in derbies since the age of 16, and althou...
  • Milestones celebrated at senior center

    Birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center recently. Birthday celebrants were Margaret Parrish, Vera Seiler, Marie Dahlkoetter. Back row: Nancy Hansen, Gerald Engel, Sandy Deaver. Celebrating 61 years together were Kei...
  • Mad(rid) scramble for kids makes cents

    Keeping kids entertained was not hard at Madrid Day with many events scattered throughout the day. An afternoon penny scramble hosted by Adams Bank and Trust was a big hit. The fourth annual Madrid Day event included a parade, food, games and entertainmen...
  • Emergency personnel have busy Monday

    Monday afternoon, Perkins County Sheriff’s Office personnel and members of the Grant Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wreck two miles east of Brandon on Highway 23 involving a grain-loaded semi and a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup, Natha...