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  • Bridgeport forces overtime, ends Lady Plainsmen’s state tournament run

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Bridgeport knocked the District 6 champions’ crown off the Lady Plainsmen’s head and took it for themselves with a 49-45 overtime win Friday night in Sidney. Sophomore center Ashley Stevens took control of ...
  • Glidden paints Plainsmen out of playoff picture as Dundy County wins 40-28

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kendall Glidden skied and contorted to the rim for almost half of Dundy County-Stratton’s points as his Tigers made the Plainsmen’s stay in the playoffs a short one with a 40-28 win Tuesday night (February 23) i...
  • It’s spring

    Monday marked the first day of spring sports practice for track and golf—so much for cooperation from the weather. The track and field at Perkins County High School, along with the Grant Golf Course, were covered in a few inches of spring-like snow th...
  • Wallace students visited by former NFL players

    By Greg Skeen Wallace Instructor Keith Davis, a former NFL player turned motivational speaker, came to Wallace School District 65 R on Tuesday, Feb. 16.  Davis spoke to the students about education, excellence, and effort. Many things were discussed...
  • Wildcats’ season comes to an end with second round sub-district loss

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats picked up their fourth win of the year with a 50-34 win over Maywood in the opening round of sub-district play. However, their season came to end the following night with a 79-25 loss to top seeded...
  • One last event for FFA Week

    As their final tribute to FFA Week, students in Mr. Doug Babbitt’s class at Perkins County High School took part in “Drive Your Tractor to School Day” on Friday. The event expanded somewhat, with the addition of other farm equipment brought to sch...
  • 4-H council plans kickoff

    The Perkins County 4-H Council will sponsor a 4-H Kickoff, Monday, March 8, 5:30 p.m., at the Perkins County Courthouse.  The 4-H Council invites all eligible members, ages 8-18 (as of Jan. 1, 2010) to come learn about new projects, join a club, re-enr...
  • Sheets raises champion heifer

    Mickayla Sheets’ heifer, DHD Husker “Suh” 901 was named champion horned heifer at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic junior show in Kearney on Feb. 21. Sheets is the daughter of Clint and Christy Sheets of Wallace. (Photo by Van Allen Classic Portra...
  • Local cattle breeder recognized nationally

    Cecil and Beverly Hendricks of Grant have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having 1 registered Angus cow included in the association’s 2010 Pathfinder® Report. Only 2,220 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Associat...
  • Cattlemen shine at convention

    Many Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) members, leadership and staff attended the Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas and represented NC policy during the event that ended Jan. 30.  NC members met during the NC Caucus and received updates on...
  • Funding available to fight invasive weeds

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering $1.5 million in cost share assistance to landowners through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) to control invasive species in fully or over appropriated watersheds...
  • Chemigation training available

    If planning to chemigate during 2010, applicators need to attend a training session and pass a test to become recertified.  Requirements for initial and recertification are the same. Local training dates/locations are as follows: Perkins County–Ma...
  • Nebraska WIFE is beginning 2010 with the issues of farm and ranch finance, Homeland Security and rural health as priorities.

    Nebraska WIFE is beginning 2010 with the issues of farm and ranch finance, Homeland Security and rural health as priorities. WIFE is proud to award a scholarship to any graduating senior who will be attending college majoring in any agriculture related...
  • Free workshop to be held

    Plan to attend a free Farm-Ranch Transition workshop presented  by Robert Tigner, extension educator, southwest four on Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. to noon at the Hastings Memorial Library in Grant. Contact the Perkins County Extension Office (308-...
  • President declares major disaster for state

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas struck by a sever...
  • Hazardous waste collection sites set

    On April 3, collection is scheduled for Grant, Benkelman, Haigler, Imperial and Wauneta. The Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Program and Southwest Nebraska RC&D has scheduled collection events in southwest Nebraska to help local resid...
  • Perkins County will reap benefits of meeting Hunt Challenge

    It’s now official. As of Feb. 18, the Perkins County Community Foundation has a $200,000 endowment to work with, thanks to the generosity of the Perkins County citizens and the Hunt family. Gail Jensen, representing the Hunt family, owners of Great...
  • Wind farm potential in Perkins County focus of informational meeting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Plenty of potential, but lack of generation, is how wind development is viewed in Nebraska. Developing a market for the hefty breezes blowing across the state is a giant hurdle, according to information recently explained ...
  • Non-incumbents must file for election by March 1

    The Perkins County Clerk’s office will remain open until 5 p.m. on March 1 to accommodate those wishing to file.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The next deadline prior to the May 11 Primary is Monday, March 1—this marks the date for non-incumbent...
  • NRD and DNR continue to hammer out integrated management plan

    NRD wants alternative funding options in the plan.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Representatives of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources took the wraps off an integrated management plan (IMP) Feb. 9 that would shut down Republi...