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  • Creative Family Fun

    By Alyson CarlsonArt Instructor Ever wonder what ‘Creativity’ really is?... and, is it possible to teach ‘creativity’ to children? To answer these questions, we need to research the definition of the word. I checked several resources looking for...
  • Town Hall Lecture Series features new lineup of speakers for 2012-14

    A new lineup of the Town Hall Lecture Series speakers has been announced. Lectures are at the Neville Theater in North Platte from 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT. in September, October, April and May. This is the 30th year of lectures. Members are invited to join th...
  • Nurses to be recognized next week

    National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as Nationa...
  • New law changes DMV process

    The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds Nebraskans that effective May 1, any individual needing a duplicate or replacement driver license or state-issued identification card will begin the application process with the DMV driver licensing staff. L...
  • “High flying fun” is state fair theme

    The Nebraska State Fair has announced the theme of “High Flying Fun” for the 2012 event. Shaun Schleif, marketing and sponsorship director for the fair says, “The addition of the new Sky Tram was the impetus in selecting this year’s theme. While i...
  • Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise offers classes at NPCC

    Anyone looking for continuing education credits, professional development, or personal enrichment classes is invited to join in one or more of the following classes offered by The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise at North Platte Community College. Living...
  • Recycling equipment grants available

    The Nebraska State Recycling Association has grant funds available now for municipalities, other government entities, non-profits and recycling companies who wish to purchase recycling equipment. Visit www.recyclenebraska.org and call Deb Rost at 402-933-...
  • Nebraska Timeline

    Bootlegger’s carnival By the Nebraska State Historical Society The passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawed the manufacture and sale of liquor nationwide, but statewide prohibition was already in effect in Iowa and Nebrask...
  • NASA's Space Place

    Like a good mystery? By Diane K. FisherCalifornia Institute of Technology When you throw a baseball  up, you expect it soon to fall back down. That’s gravity at work. No matter how hard you throw the ball, gravity wins. The ball comes back down. Many ...
  • Cuddle with animal friends during National Pet Week May 6-12

    National Pet Week is widely celebrated throughout the United States and other parts of the world. In 2012, National Pet Week is celebrated from May 6-12. The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal ...
  • Seniors bid farewell at concert

      Senior chorus members (l-r): Casey Lake, Emma Friedel, Ethan Behrends, Tori Osler, Kristin Beck and Taylor Boldt show their appreciation to vocal instructor Judy Kurkowski after their final performance.   Perkins County High School’s spring...
  • Burge is recipient of FFA scholarship

    Perkins County High School senior Seth Burge is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Agco under the National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program. Regier Equipment of Madrid is a local Agco dealer. The agricultural machinery is manufactured in Georgi...
  • Musicians score well at districts

      Perkins County High School students received many honors at the District Music Contest Friday, April 20 at North Platte St. Patrick’s. Nearly 800 students from 14 schools participated. “Overall it was a good day, and a very hectic day,” said S...
  • PCHSF awards $2,600 to three graduating seniors

    A total of $2,600 will be granted to three local students by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The PCHSF scholarship committee consists of Foundation Board members Lori Day, Madrid; Mary Dodson, Venango; Eric Gengenbach, Grant and administrat...
  • PCHS art students awarded

            Students from high schools throughout Nebraska entered approximately 500 pieces of art work, technical crafts and woodcrafts in North Platte Community College’s annual Art-Tech Exhibit April 28-29 at the Platte River Mall in Nort...
  • PCS activity schedule

    May 3-9All Times Mountain   Thursday, May 38 a.m.    Boys varsity golf at NPSP (SPVA)12 p.m.    Junior high track at Hershey (SPVA)Friday, May 412:30 p.m.    Boys/girls varsity track at Dundy CountySaturday, May 56 p.m.    Honors night ban...
  • FFA to present program Monday

    The Perkins County FFA will be presenting its “Lead By Example” program Monday, May 7, at the high school gym at 7 pm.     The program talks about three  steps in Leading by Example... Step #1–Be a good citizen.   Lead yourself, your family, a...
  • Wallace royalty chosen

        Royalty was chosen at Wallace High School’s prom Saturday, April 28. Queen was Danica Messersmith, daughter of Shannon and Tracy Messersmith. Dustin Fosbinder, son of Dan and Jennifer Fosbinder, was king. (Photo by Nora Jameson)...
  • Smith inducted to Phi Theta Kappa NHS

      Whitney Jae Smith, graduate of Wallace High School in 2012, was recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society on March 25. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarships among two-year college students....
  • College Notes

    McCoy receives scholarship Approximately 160 individuals planning to attend Central Community College in Hastings have received scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Included in those receiving scholarships is Tanner McCoy of Elsie. Wallace stud...