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  • PCS hosts college administrators

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Last week, a group of Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) administrators visited Perkins County High School  as a stop on their aggressive “35 Schools in 35 Months” campaign throughout Greater Nebraska. Knowing how i...
  • Junior high students hold science fair

    Perkins County Middle School eighth grader Kendra Hoffert explains some of the findings in her science fair experiment to senior Michael York, who is judging the project. The projects will be displayed in North Platte at a later date. Winners will go on...
  • Something to write home about

    Greetings from Finland   By Janet KuskiePCHS Rotary Exchange Student I thought I would let everyone back home know how I am doing here in Finland. I have had such an amazing experience here. When  I first came to Finland I got to go sailing in the Se...
  • PC Quiz Bowl competes

    Perkins County Quiz Bowl team participated in a tournament hosted by Hershey High School on Tuesday, March 1. Participating teams were Hershey, Sutherland, North Platte St. Pat’s and Perkins County. Each school competed against all other schools twice. ...
  • College Notes

    Ford named to Dean’s List Todd A. Ford, a sophomore at UNL majoring in mechanical engineering, was named to the College of Engineering Dean’s List for the fall semester.      The qualification for the College of Engineering Dean’s List is a 3.5 ...
  • Tri-County Teachers offering scholarship

    The Tri-County Teachers have a $200 scholarship available for a girl graduating from an area high school.  She must be interested in going into the field of education. Selection will be based on GPA, school activities and need. Applications may be picked...
  • Pitching with Pritch...It’s “harvest” time for fans

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director High school and college basketball teams are moving into their final weeks, but for fans of the game this is “harvest” time.  You now get to see the results of the seeds that have been planted starti...
  • Thurin’s Lady Knights to compete nationally

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff For the first time in the North Platte Community College Lady Knights’ basketball  program’s history, the team will compete on the national level, under the direction of Coach Richard Thurin. A three-point shot by Lad...
  • Kay to assist coaching All-Star Football Game

    The coaches have been selected for the 2011 West Nebraska All-star Football Game. This marks the 34th year for the game. The game will be played Saturday, June 4 at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff, at 7 p.m. MDT. Travis Hawk from Alliance High School will...
  • Wall among athletes competing at championships

    Nebraska Wesleyan University will have eight athletes competing in nine events at the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships that will be held March 11-12 at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Three women and five men, including...
  • Eight hunting-related incidents reported in 2010

    Eight hunting-related incidents were reported to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 2010, including one that resulted in a death. Of the incidents, two involved the discharge of a rifle, two involved the discharge of a shotgun, two involved the dis...
  • Fifty-one Nebraska deer test positive for CWD

    Nebraska is experiencing an increase in the number of deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), as well as a wider distribution, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. There were a record 51 positives in 2010. CWD is a disease...
  • Perkins County Court update

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Cases filed in Perkins County came before Judge Edward D. Steenberg on Wednesday, March 2. Representing the state of Nebraska was Perkins County Deputy Attorney Joel Phillips. • J. Dutch Hecht, 31, was arraigned on three com...
  • Dispose of hazardous waste for no charge at collection events

    The Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Program and Southwest Nebraska RC&D has scheduled collection events in southwest Nebraska to help local residents dispose of potentially hazardous household products at no charge. Collection events will...
  • Local financial services professional earns national certification

    Daniella McChesney, personal banker with Adams Bank and Trust, was recently awarded the Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB), a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, ...
  • Blood drive just misses goal

      The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive that was held March 1 missed their goal by one unit. Coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis reported that many donors made the effort to donate but quite a few were deferred due to illness. Billie Shaw...
  • SUBWAY® underway

      After much anticipation of the opening of a new dining option in Grant, a line forms on opening day Monday, March 7 to sample the menu at the brand new Subway®.   ...
  • New preschool program offered at PCS elementary this fall

    Early Childhood Education was approved by the board in February and plans are in place for the program to begin at Perkins County Elementary for the 2011-12 school year. By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s always exciting to start a new school year, but i...
  • Hastings Memorial Library recipient of farmer’s prize

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor A popular Perkins County entity was honored with a $2,500 donation last week thanks to the generosity of Monsanto Fund and local farmer Donald Gloy of Grant. As a winner in America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program...
  • Sen. Christensen: Helping small farmers key to attracting newcomers

    Telephone conference report to Grant, Palisade Tuesday, Feb. 2. By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze As census data from the last 10 years continues to become available, startling numbers have been unveiled that show a significant drop in population in the ...