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  • Wallace’s May places third in Best of the Midwest 400 meter dash

    By Elizabeth Strand Sports Writer. On Friday, May 7, the Wildcats traveled to Benkelman for the Dundy County/Stratton twilight track meet.  The weather was sunny, but cool and windy throughout the day.   The Wildcats had 11 personal bests at the ...
  • North Platte High School to hold vb skills camp

    The North Platte High School summer volleyball skills camp for girls going into third through ninth grade will be held June 9-11 at the North Platte High School Dawg House.  Sessions for third through sixth grades will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. Seventh...
  • Plainsmen golfers fall to second in playoff at Chase County meet

    .   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County golfers ended up in second place following a playoff against Chase County during the Chase County Invitational April 26. The meet was postponed from April 24 due to weather.   erkins County and ...
  • NSAA announces All-State award recipients

    The Nebraska School Activities Association is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Spring 2010 NSAA Academic All-State Awards. From Perkins County, they include Nick Turner, Zac White (boys golf); Kye Kurkowski, Josh Sexson (boys track and...
  • Golfers finish sixth at Garden County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Carding 382, the Perkins County Plainsmen finished sixth in a field of 10 teams at the Garden County Invitational Tuesday, April 27 in Oshkosh. Mullen won the meet with a score of 343 followed by Creek Valley with 346 and ...
  • FFA members awarded

    Amara Meyer (left) and Josh Sexson have been recommended by the State FFA Degree Committee to receive their State FFA degree. This degree is one of the highest honors the Nebraska FFA Association can bestow upon FFA members. They were presented their aw...
  • Wheat nearing boot stage despite uncooperative spring weather

    Wheat growth is progressing across the state, but excess winds throughout last week and cool temperatures have producers concerned in some areas of the state. According to the USDA, temperatures averaged four degrees below normal last week with below f...
  • Attendance encouraged at wildlife and habitat conservation meetings

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is encouraging farmers and ranchers to attend upcoming public input meetings that will address a plan for conserving the state’s wildlife and their habitats. The Nebraska Game and Parks Com...
  • Meeting to address past, present and future of DNA technology in beef cattle

    The use of DNA technology –past, present and future–in beef cattle will be addressed at a June 7 conference at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center. Attendees will learn about recent advances in the application of DNA technology as i...
  • Agriculture family nominees sought for State Fair

    The Nebraska State Fair and Nebraska Farm Bureau are continuing their State Fair Ag Family of the Day recognition program as the State Fair moves to Grand Island, said Cheryl Stubbendieck of Nebraska Farm Bureau, and they’re asking Nebraskans’ help i...
  • Sen. Christensen completes fourth legislative session

    He’s pleased senators held the budget in line. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen completed the fourth legislative session of his career earlier this month and felt good about the accomplishments the body made in the ...
  • “Mighty Minds”....

    Perkins County Schools elementary students entertained a full house at the high school during their spring program, “Learning Through Music” on Thursday, April 29, under the direction of vocal instructor Judy Kurkowski and band instructor Sheila Johns...
  • New HVAC-R owner in area

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Much to the benefit of Perkins County, another Grant High School graduate has returned to the area and become a business owner. Jason Reese purchased the heating and air portion of The Plumbing Guys, formerly owned by Wa...
  • May 11 Primary will decide hospital board and narrow commissioner candidates

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The May 11 Primary will determine who takes a seat on the Perkins County Hospital Board.  It is the lone race decided at the primary—others will be weeded out or automatically advanced to the 2010 General Election in th...
  • Grads ready to march Saturday

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Seniors from Perkins County High School and Wallace High School will gather as an entire class for perhaps the final time when each school honors the 2010 graduates at ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. Spaced apart by only tw...
  • Hamm to be contestant on Wheel of Fortune next week

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor On election day Tuesday, voters might want to arrange their schedule to be home for Wheel of Fortune.  Hazley Hamm of Grant will be one of the featured contestants on the game show. The Grant High School graduate qualif...
  • Grant residents encouraged to ‘clean up’

    In an effort to clean up nuisance areas in Grant, the City Council has adopted a Nuisance Ordinance.  Developed by Creighton Law College and the West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD), the adopted Ordinance sets forth a detailed plan for a...
  • Step up to the booth

    This year’s local election has an interesting twist to it. There are eight candidates who have filed for two open Perkins County Commissioner seats— one in District 2, one in District 3. Sometimes the May Primary Election doesn’t draw as many vot...
  • Local elections are important

    Dear Editor: In light of the rapid expansion of government control, and in order to protect our way of life, get involved in local elections. The officials we elect will be the ones who will determine whether we let federal mandates impose on our dail...
  • Take responsibility for choices

    Dear Editor: I never imagined I would be writing a letter to the editor, but there are some things that have been bothering me and I need to speak my mind. In all my years of living and teaching here in Grant, we have always been a community that prid...