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  • Midwest Musings

    A Halloween tradition, part II By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Halloween stories are a tradition in Irish culture and in my household.Every year I break out some old folklore books and read many of them, sometimes to my children, depending on the subjec...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    Rejoice, Halloween is finally here By Brooke Pankonin It is finally upon us! Halloween. One of my very favorites. For 51 weeks my kids have been preparing and planning their costumes, which have changed every one of those weeks. The final choices were E...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Ameer for Heisman By Larry Pritchett Ten o’clock kickoffs are just a little early for me but the Huskers seemed to react pretty well to the early start and picked up their seventh win of the season with a 42-24 effort over Rutgers. At times I thought ...
  • PCS finishes seventh in state

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County head cross country coach Paula Wurst summed up how the girls’ team did at the state invite last Friday with a few simple words.“A fine end to a fine season, Wurst said.The PCS girls won their district on...
  • Wallace seniors have strong showing

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer The football season came to an end for Wallace last Thursday evening when they hosted the Medicine Valley Raiders.  Wallace made it across mid-field and had to punt and the Raiders turned the ball over due t...
  • Plainsmen earn football playoff berth

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The first year of eight-man football for Perkins County can be deemed a success for head coach Carlie Wells and his players.In the first year Wells went 4-4 and made it to the playoffs.The Plainsmen are the number 13...
  • Lady Plainsmen fall just short against Kimball

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The house was a rocking on Oct. 21 as the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen volleyball squad hosted Kimball with a raucous crowd on hand.The back-and-forth action gave fans their money’s worth, however, the Lady Plains...
  • Lady Cats Place fourth in RPAC Tournament

      By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the RPAC Conference on Monday, Oct. 20 in Wallace.  Their first opponent was the Tigers of Maywood. The Lady Cats started the match on fire but the Tigers rallied late in the t...
  • Students named to PCHS honor roll

      First quarter all A honor roll students include (Front row, l-r): Charles Johnson, Ashley Briggs, Kadie Hanson, Samantha Snogren, Mariah Curtis, Stephanie Schrotberger. Back row: Kaitlyn Gamble, James McArtor, Michael Beck, Kendra Hoffert, Hannah Be...
  • STUCO to host fifth annual coat drive

    The Perkins County Junior High Student Council (STUCO) will be presenting their fifth annual coat drive.People are asked to bring coats, hats, snow pants, scarves, gloves and snow boots to any Perkins County School in Grant or Madrid from Oct. 27 through ...
  • PCS fifth graders win food pantry challenge

      The Perkins County fifth graders recently won a food pantry challenge sponsored by Pinnacle Bank. Out of a total of 850 items collected by students in grades K-5, fifth graders collected 219 of the items and will be rewarded with a Halloween pizza p...
  • Superhero for health

      Libby Cole, a second grader at Perkins County Elementary, receives a super hero cape from Michelle Carlson, of the American Heart Association during the kick-off of the Jump Rope for Heart drive at the school. Cole was one of the top 200 fund-raiser...
  • Wallace drama club performing ‘The Odyssey’

      The Wallace High School drama team will be performing, ‘The Odyssey’ at a dinner theater on Nov. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. CT. The drama team will be performing in the conference competition on Nov. 22 at Southwest High School in Bartley. On Dec....
  • PCS mock trial teams advance to regional tourney

    The Mock Trial teams from Perkins County High School have started their seasons with a 1-1 record. The “Black” and “Red” teams will both advance to the Region 2 Tournament. The Black team defeated Dundy County-Stratton’s No. 2 team with a 3-0 de...
  • Venango Volunteer Fire Department receives funds from The Scoular Co.

      The Venango Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of a generous charitable contribution from the Scoular Company in Venango. The Venango Rural Board had been looking at adding a thermal imaging camera for some time and this donation makes this ...
  • Technology, cow herds is one topic at state of Beef Conference

    The Nebraska Sandhills will not be mistaken for Silicon Valley, but technology is still important to Nebraska’s ranchers. And future profits will increasingly depend on producers’ use of new technologies to track changes in production, a University of...
  • All utility poles in Grant to be inspected

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor While doing yard work recently, Norma Jean Kuskie of Grant was trimming around a utility pole on a property when she noticed it had severe rot in the wood. In the same part of town, Midwest Electric employees found an...
  • Annexation a step closer

    Planning and Zoning recommends city adopt resolution By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Although it is a small procedural step, it is still a step in the direction forward on Grant addressing housing issues. On Oct. 16 the Grant Planning and Zoning commit...
  • Candidates discuss issues

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The general election in Perkins County is set for Nov. 4. The following candidates filled out questionnaires regarding the upcoming election and are presented in alphabetical order. Perkins County School Board Ryan Hendr...
  • Post office cleans out asbestos floor tile

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The tile floor in the post office building in Grant had to be completely torn out and replaced to address asbestos issues in the building. According to Grant Postmaster Laurie Fagullar the flooring became so worn that i...