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  • May awarded scholarship

    Sean May of Wallace High School has been awarded the Board of Trustee Scholars award from Doane College at Crete. The award is valued at $9,000 per year. It is awarded to incoming students with a minimum ACT score of 28 and a core high-school GPA of 3.4....
  • FFA serves supper at Westview

    The Perkins County High School FFA served supper to the residents at Westview Retirement Community, Tuesday, May 17. After a delicious meal the students played Bingo with the residents. Prizes were given and a fun time was had by all. Westview appreciat...
  • College Notes

    Becker receives Master’s degree Bonnie (Goff) Becker was among 12 recipients of a Master of Arts degree in communication studies on Friday, May 6,  from University of Northern Colorado’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Greeley.      ...
  • Two NWU students win prestigious Boren scholarships

    Leslie Dudden of Venango is one of two Nebraska Wesleyan University students among only 138 students in the nation to win the prestigious Boren Scholarship. Dudden has been awarded a Boren Scholarship, which provides $20,000 to undergraduates to study abr...
  • Goodin completes training as flight instructor

    Daniel Goodin, son of Pastor Dennis and Mavis Goodin of Dayton, Wyo., formerly of Grant, completed flight instructor training at U.S. Aviation Academy in Denton, Texas. Daniel is now working for U.S. Aviation Academy, providing ground and flight instruct...
  • Grade 3-4 SCORE camp will spend two days at Cox’s Ponds

    The first day of camp for students in third and fourth grades will be at the Chase County Schools. They will kick off their camp with programs presented by: Doc Gizmo, Edgerton Explorit Center and Dr. Dan Sullivan with the “CAPOW” program. These pro...
  • Acreage retirement program hits 1,000-acre goal

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Officials can declare the first-ever permanent irrigated acreage retirement program in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) a success. Officials with the URNRD and the Natural Resource Conservati...
  • ‘No-till on the Plains’ whirlwind expo June 14 near Wallace

    No-till on the Plains, Inc. will host a summer event which will provide producers with ways to increase profitability and gain a better understanding of the importance of soil health. By utilizing continuous no-till, over five inches of water can be save...
  • 4-H and FFA major part of the state fair

    At the Nebraska State Fair board committee meetings recently, board members were made aware that there is some confusion throughout the state with regard to the status of the future of 4-H and FFA at the Nebraska State Fair. Since then, letters to the edi...
  • Oil addiction feeds profits, lightens wallets

    Oil. It’s in everything one way or another. Gas tanks are a given, of course, but don’t forget about packaging and transporting everything from fabric to food. Plus high energy costs significantly increase the cost of production–no matter what’s b...
  • One couple, two lives dedicated to education

    With ties to the Elsie community, Bill McGahan, son of Mildred and Bill McGahan, attended eight years of grade school in Elsie then graduated from St. Pat’s High School in North Platte. The family still owns the 1886 homestead east of Elsie. Bill’s mo...
  • Elsie man still giving blood after bout with cancer

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Except for a seven-year hiatus, Harvey Brott of Elsie has been a faithful blood donor—receiving his 11-gallon pin on May 11. Brott gives blood because he feels it’s the right thing to do and he wants to help others. ...
  • Season memberships available for concert series

    Season memberships for the 2011-2012 series of the North Platte Concert Association are being offered at discounted prices until June 1. Following are the concerts scheduled for the 2011-2012 season: • Tribute to Frankie Valli & Broadway, Monday, ...
  • Join the SWNPH annual Walk to Health program online

    The seventh annual Walk to Health program, sponsored by Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department will begin June 1. Whether a first-time or returning participant, entrants can register in one of two ways, online or by mail. Online Participants: • Reg...
  • Low impact, high results: walking for fitness

    National Senior Health and Fitness Day was May 25 and TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is offering expertise and suggestions to help Americans reshape their bodies and lifestyles in the journey towards a lifetime of good health. According to Am...
  • Shock and awe

    Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church The Apostles’ complete surprise of seeing Jesus alive and in the flesh at Easter changed their lives entirely. They had hit bottom, being at the pit of despair. Then to their astonishme...
  • The music makers

      Perkins County Elementary hosted its spring program May 10 with a theme, “On the Move.” Entertaining relatives and friends are (Below): Autumn Anderson and Kristen Bullock. (Above): Kayton Adams at the xylophone.  The students performed sever...
  • “Remembering Our Fallen” photo exhibit coming to Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A special exhibit honoring Nebraskans and Iowans will be on display during the first part of June. This exhibit named “Remembering Our Fallen” seems to be arriving in a timely manner, since Memorial Day gatherings throu...
  • PCS to begin concussion testing this fall ahead of state mandate

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although a new legislative bill has been put in place—coaches, faculty and staff at Perkins County Schools are already being proactive when it comes to safety measures for the well being of the student body. Starting with the ...
  • Lake Mac is back and ready for Memorial Day guests

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Those planning to spend Memorial Day weekend at Lake McConaughy will have a surprise awaiting them if they plan to camp on the beach—because hardly any exists. The lake is at its highest in a long time, encircling and lappin...