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  • PCS receives $10,000 grant

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Schools has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to create a robotics program that allows students...
  • Legislative candidates quizzed on their views

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Nearly 50 people attended a legislative forum in Imperial last week to hear 44th District candidates Dan Hughes of Venango and Steve Stroup of Benkelman address issues. Imperial Mayor Dwight Coleman served as the ...
  • Foundation recruiting families

    Campaign to help with delivery rooms By Jody Snogren PCHS Foundation Director Perkins County Health Services Foundation is ready to unveil plans for the next capital campaign and gala.  It was decided by the foundation in the spring of 2014 to host the...
  • Halloween event for kids Friday, Oct. 31

    Trick•or•Treat Street Kids—also visit the Perkins County Senior Center, Perkins County Museum, FSA/USDA Service Center, and Westview Retirement Community for treats! Perkins County Chamber will sponsor Trick-or-Treat Street Friday, Oct. 31 from 4...
  • Second annual Fields of Faith held at Perkins County High School

      The Perkins County chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes held Fields of Faith on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Grant. The evening was filled with music, testimonials, Scripture reading and special guest speaker Dale Schroeder of Paxton. Above: Spiritua...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Perkins County Senior Center, Grant      Oct. 16-22Thur:     (Chamber) Ham, au gratin potatoes, peasFri:     (Anniversary) Taco salad, Spanish riceMon:     Ham balls, cauliflower, French friesTues:     (Field trip) Chili, cheese & cra...
  • Grant artist featured at Holyoke art center

    Prairie Winds Art Center of Holyoke, Colo., is featuring artwork of Lance Wurst during October. Wurst has been an art educator his entire career and has taught in Perkins County since 1991. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in art education endorsement and a h...
  • Cambodian pastor to speak on Killing Fields

    Nareth May, a Cambodian pastor and missionary, will give an informational talk on the history of the Cambodia Killing Fields on Oct. 22, 7 p.m. in the Wallace School gym.Nareth, who survived the Killing Fields, has an incredible testimony of life and deat...
  • Another Perspective

    Thanks Harriette By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher My husband and I have rather reversed roles compared to most couples when it comes to shopping. I’d say he’s addicted. I once challenged him to go a month without ordering anything and he just plain ref...
  • From the Pulpit

    Seek wisdom in our leaders in this election season By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church We are now less than a month from Election Day. This year is a ‘midterm’ election. We are not electing a president, but legislators, governors, and ...
  • Domina right for Nebraska

    Dear Editor: David Domina is campaigning for a U.S. Senate seat to represent Nebraska. Over 10 years ago, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity of a front row seat beside Dave in a U.S. District courtroom in Montgomery, Alabama, representing the U....
  • Hassebrooke suited for job

    Dear Editor: I will be voting for Chuck Hassebrook for Governor this election; I hope many other Nebraskans will do the same. As a farmer in Perkins County, I have studied the candidates and find Mr. Hassebrook to be best suited for the job. Born and rais...
  • Wallace celebrates Homecoming 2014

      Before the start of the Wallace versus Mullen homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 10, the Wallace elementary and junior high students sang the National Anthem. Many of the students showed support for the team by wearing face paint and Wallace team color...
  • Senior of the Month

    Mariah Curtis of rural Madrid, the daughter of Adam and Kathy Curtis, has been chosen as October’s Senior of the Month. The busy senior has been involved in a host of scholastic, extracurricular and community activities throughout her high school career...
  • College Notes

      Koop graduates from SECC Eric Koop, son of Corwin and Rihelle Koop and grandson of Jim and Lila Koop, all from Wallace, graduated from the John Deere Tech Program at Southeast Communtiy College in Milford. Eric is working for Plains Equipment in Se...
  • Child Find screenings available

    Local school districts in cooperation with ESU 16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find Screenings. This fall screening will be made available in each school district at the request of the parents. Ch...
  • Agriculture scholarship application available

    Each year the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association awards agriculture scholarships to outstanding youth who are majoring in agriculture, ag business, horticulture or agronomy who will make a difference in the industry. This year two $1,000 scholarshi...
  • PCS activity calendar

    Oct. 16-22Thur: 3 pm District cross country (home)Fri: 7 pm Football vs. DC-Strat (home) Parents NightSat: TBD Volleyball at SutherlandMon: NO SCHOOL 12-8 Parent-teacher conferences 8:30 pm Mock trial at TrentonTues:  5 pm Volleyball vs. Kimball (hom...
  • Don’t let nitrates cost cattle lives

    Will you feed cane, millet, or oat hay, or maybe corn stalk bales, to your cows this winter? If so, don’t let high nitrate levels kill your cows or cause abortions. Nitrates occur naturally in all forages. At low levels, nitrates either are converted in...
  • USDA expands access to credit to help more beginning and family farmers

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. As part of this effort, USD...