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  • Plainsmen fate sealed by Hershey

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Hershey forward Jordan  Hiatt touched off a three-point shooting bonanza that worked toward a 67-53 Panthers win in Hershey Friday night, even though Perkins County scored more three-pointers. Hiatt mercilessly nailed...
  • Big second half by Creek Valley dooms Wallace Wildcats

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer It was a tale of two halves  in Wallace Friday night, when the Wallace Wildcats hosted the Creek Valley Storm. Hot shooting allowed the Wildcats to control the action in the first half leading to a nine point halftime le...
  • An abrupt ending for a talented Wildcat team

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the Cats traveled to Imperial for sub-districts to play the Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade. The Lady Cats were ready to play, hoping to beat the Broncos one more time this season. Unfortunately for the Lad...
  • Benefit for Megan Friesen planned

    A Miche bag and “hope” shell have been donated by Jennifer Ledbetter and Starleen Moore to be raffled as a benefit for Megan (Smith) Friesen who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. The Miche company donates a portion of the proceeds of each “hop...
  • SCC volleyball team adds student-athlete

    Southeast Community College volleyball coach Carrie Foster-Puhalla has announced the signing of five student athletes for the 2011 season including MaKayla Gardner of Wallace. Gardner is a 6-foot-2 middle hitter who helped Wallace High School qualify for ...
  • Landowners see benefits of Open Fields and Waters program

    Nebraska Game and Parks program pays for access to private land. A little extra money is always welcome, and Nebraska landowners can cash in by signing up for the Open Fields and Waters program with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The program pa...
  • Basketball camps planned for summer

    Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct four individual sessions and two team camps this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be on June 19-22 and July 24-27 at York College. Day Camps for both boys and girls wi...
  • Bowling

    Week of Feb. 10 High Game: Laurie Fagullar, 182; Ashley Schwartskopf, 182; Kim Bergenske, 181; Starla Stetson, 181. High Series: Kim Bergenske, 529; Jean Folliw, 502; Starla Stetson, 470. Notable scores: Laurie Fagullar 38 pins over average game and Winni...
  • Blood Drive set for March 1

    The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive will be held Tuesday, March 1, at the Elsie Methodist Church from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. MST. Lunch will be served. To make an appointment call Michele at 308-228-2318. Walk-ins are welcome....
  • County official attends state workshop

    Dave Hoffert, Perkins County commissioner, completed a three-day workshop conducted in Kearney Feb. 9-11 by the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The annual County Board Workshop, part of a continuing education and leadership development series, p...
  • Wallace entities receive funds from community foundation

    The Wallace Community Founation, an affiliate of the Nebraska Community Foundation, donated funds to two Wallace community organizations and a community project at halftime of the boys varsity basketball game against Hitchcock County on Friday, Feb. 11. T...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    February birthdays were honored at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 11. Those celebrating were (Front row, l-r): Fred Engel, Alice Jantzen, Danny Salsman. Back row: Elmer Pankonin, Bev Norman and Loretta Armbruster. (Photo by Shari Fried...
  • Painter visits Westview

      Donna Hahn, watercolor painter from Wallace, delighted residents at Westview with her presentation, “Fun with Color,” on Thursday, Feb. 17. She showed the residents some of her paintings, demonstrated techniques, and answered questions. Each res...
  • CWC meeting features ventriloquist

      Bev Styskal (right) meets “Buddy” and his friend Alta Keating who entertained at the Christian Women’s Club meeting Saturday, Feb. 19. Alta and Buddy engaged in spirited, humorous conversation and Buddy sang several songs. Mrs. Keating shared ...
  • Red Hats visit Madrid

    Seven ladies of the Scarlett Chapeau Red Hats enjoyed a lunch at the Little Country Kitchen on Feb. 10. They feasted on chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes, salad bar, roll, and pudding for dessert. Lots of visiting was done that day and the weathe...
  • ‘Hoops for Heart’ winners rub it in

    Wallace School Principal Kelly Erickson gets a pie in the face, compliments of Jayden Heger, and Shelby Ogier enjoys giving instructor Kory Rohde a face full. The students were top fundraisers in a “Hoops for Heart” competition at the school and h...
  • Area experiences ice storm

    Just over a quarter inch of rain late Saturday was enough to give everything it touched a thick layer of ice by Sunday morning. Temperatures dipped to 21 during the night and the high Sunday was 24. After a warming trend mid-week, snow is in the forecas...
  • Four of Sen. Christensen’s bills were to be heard Wednesday

    Telephone conference report to Grant and  Palisade on Tuesday, Feb. 22.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor “Things are moving along pretty well so far,” said Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial during his weekly call-in for constituents in the area. Look...
  • Wood recognized statewide for community service

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor For dedicated service and a deep commitment to his community, Grant resident Brandon Wood has been awarded the 2010 Great Plains Communications’ Community Service Award. Wood, whose current position is broadband technicia...
  • Spotlight on Chamber Business...Carlson Electric

    Editor’s Note: Starting this month, the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce will randomly select a chamber business to be featured in the newspaper on a monthly basis. This is the first in a series of articles placing the spotlight on participating mem...