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  • Applications for rural grants accepted until April 25

    Awards range up to $500,000. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is accepting applications for telecommunications grants to provide access to education, training and health care resources in rural areas. Funding is authorized through t...
  • Register now for West Central Cropping System and Beef Production Practicum

    The West Central Cropping System and Beef Production Practicum developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center will help producers maximize crop and beef production profitability. The hands-on program, consis...
  • Changes in grant program will assist producers

    Job creation, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers, support for regional supply networks to benefit. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced changes to the Value Added Producer Grant Program that will provide additional opportuni...
  • Perkins County speakers win SPVA

    Because the SPVA Speech Contest is normally held the third or fourth week of February, speakers don’t usually spend the time between rounds sitting outside school buildings, enjoying the weather. That’s just what happened on Wednesday, Feb. 16 when I...
  • Wallace inducts four new members to NHS

    By Whitney SmithWallace High School Some people strive to make  the varsity sport teams; others like to sign up for different clubs or organizations. It’s a good feeling to get good grades as well. Getting recognition for having good grades isn’t...
  • PCHS student to sing National Anthem

      Tori Osler, a junior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to sing the National Anthem prior to the start of the 2001 NSAA girls high school basketball championship finals on Saturday, March 5. She was chosen after sending an audition CD ...
  • Quiz Bowl meet held

    In the most recent Quiz Bowl competition on Saturday, Feb. 26, Perkins County finished third in a field of four teams, which also included Arthur, Sutherland and Hershey. The Plainsmen scored 145 points with a meet record of 4-3. In first place was Arthur...
  • SCORE registration is underway

    The new SCORE website will be activated and ready for online registration March 1, according to Project Director Marla Smith of Imperial. SCORE stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences, and is an effort of the Chase County Schools Education Fo...
  • CattleWomen scholarships available

    The Area 14 CattleWomen will be sponsoring two $500 scholarships in 2011.  One will be awarded to a high school senior applicant and one will be awarded to a college freshman, sophomore or junior applicant.   Applicants must be a resident of Keith, Perk...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Basketball season heating up

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   It was a short ride on the NCAA express for the Cornhusker men’s basketball team. A week can make a gigantic difference. After defeating Texas 10 days ago, the Huskers looked as if they were going ...
  • Irish oust Plainsmen from subdistrict playoffs

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer North Platte St. Pat’s  popped  in a staggering 13 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to oust Perkins County from the NSAA’s C2 sub-district 11 playoffs with a 51-47 victory Tuesday night (Feb. 21) in McCook...
  • PC scoring wave washes out Roughriders

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Michael York carved up the Southwest defense for four put-backs and spouted off for 28 points in advancing the Plainsmen out of the first round with an 80-42 rout of the Roughriders last Monday (February 21) in McCook....
  • Wallace boys basketball season ends with sub-district loss to Wauneta-Palisade

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Wallace Wildcat boys finished their basketball season with a second round sub-district loss to Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday night. First Round Action The Wildcats advanced to the second round with a thrilling, 61-58,...
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  • Council grants three requests for keno funds

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council awarded a total of $3,000 in keno funds during their regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 22. Representatives from three entities requesting funds were present to address the council and explain why the money was b...
  • Defendant arraigned on theft charges

    Joshua D. Waterman, 20, was arraigned in District Court on Friday, Feb. 25 on five counts of alleged theft. Waterman entered a not guilty plea to pending charges of alleged theft totaling $8,425.82 from Sargent Irrigation in Grant during the later part of...
  • Law enforcement responds to weekend incidents

    Vehicle Strikes Horse A press release by the Perkins County Sheriff reports that there was a horse struck and killed on Highway 61 north of Grant at about mile marker 76 or just north of Road 768 (Church Road) at about 4:10 a.m. on Feb. 20.   The 53-year...
  • Broadband meetings scheduled in eight cities

    A series of meetings is scheduled in March and April to begin discussions on how broadband Internet access can be approved across Nebraska. Broadband, which offers access to the Internet at a greater speed, is key to economic growth and quality of life i...
  • Cookbook given away at recent bloodmobile

    The Feb. 15 Grant Bloodmobile fell short of its goal, but the Red Cross is extremely grateful for the 40 units that were given.       Earning gallon pins this time were: nine  gallons, Don Softley and Marcy Shalla, eight gallons, Star Kemling, two ...
  • Wallin shares skin care tips at Westview

      Charlottie Wallin of Grant treated Westview ladies with a facial, along with makeup tips in a presentation about the importance of skin care on Monday, Feb. 21. Everyone enjoyed frozen fruit slushes after the presentation. (Courtesy photo)...