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  • Boldt chosen as March Senior of the Month

    Taylor Boldt, March’s senior of the month, has made the most of his high school experience, participating in many activities and sports. These include FFA, FCCLA, student council, football, basketball, track, band and chorus. He has been a participant i...
  • Perkins County band to participate in jazz festival in Hastings April 1-2

    During the Hastings College Jazz Festival and Workshop on April 1-2, high school students from across Nebraska will have an opportunity to work with and enjoy a performance by the Doug Talley Quartet, a Kansas City-based jazz ensemble. The quartet, which...
  • Boldt selected to RHOP program at Chadron

    Taylor Boldt of Grant is one of 34 Nebraska high school students who have been selected to enter the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) at Chadron State College this fall. Boldt, a senior at Perkins County High School, was selected as a participant...
  • NSAA announces student recipients of NCPA awards

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Winter 2012 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Students from Perkins County High School are Taylor Boldt an...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    The season is over By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director The week of state basketball was one that I always looked forward to each basketball season. When I was coaching the goal was of course to get the team to Lincoln.  Now it is a week tha...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 8 High Game: Ashly Schwartzkopf, 231; Starla Stetson. 210;Bernie DeForest, 209. High Series; Bernie DeForest, 540; Starla Stetson, 533; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 530; Nadine Beam, 529; Sue Baker and Becky Simpson, 506. USBC Awards: Nad...
  • Nebraska fires Doc Sadler after last-place finish

    LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska fired coach Doc Sadler on Friday, March 9, after the team he expected to be his best in his six years at the school posted the program’s lowest win total since 2003. “I’ve decided to make a change in the basketball program,...
  • Nebraska looking for proven basketball coach

    LINCOLN (AP) — The Nebraska associate athletic director who oversees basketball says the search for a new coach to replace the fired Doc Sadler will focus on proven program builders. Marc Boehm said Saturday that he and athletic director Tom Osborne met...
  • Governors planning Nebraska ecotourism visit March 23

    LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska will host the governors of two neighboring states this month to discuss what they can do to attract more hunters, bird-watchers and tourists who want to enjoy nature. Gov. Dave Heineman announced Monday that he is hosting Kansas ...
  • Shelby man turns pasture into golf course

    SHELBY (AP) — Along T Road, in the Polk County countryside, a small sign is staked in the ground. “Golf’’ it reads in red lettering. Below, an arrow directs traffic through a steel cattle gate, up a gravel path that winds toward the hilltop. On th...
  • Farm Service Agency hires new director

    Please come in and meet new FSA Director Teri Moss at an open house on March 20, from 2-4 p.m. at the Perkins County FSA office, 927 Central in Grant. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Now in her third week as the new Farm Service Agency Executive Director in P...
  • March 15 is deadline to purchase risk coverage

    Perkins County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss announced the deadline to purchase risk management coverage on spring seeded crops is March 15. This includes coverage available through FSA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Prog...
  • Local contestants take part in Cattlemen’s Classic

    On Saturday, Feb. 25 a total of 330 contestants filled the exhibit building at the Buffalo County Fair Grounds for the 5th Annual NCC Contest sponsored by the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic. In total the contestants represen...
  • Agland values jump 31 percent in 2011 says UNL survey

    Nebraska’s agricultural real estate values jumped 31 percent in the last year, the largest increase in the 34-year history of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual survey. The 2012 UNL Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey “confirms what most peopl...
  • March 22 programs to prepare ranchers for drought possibility

    By Nate JenkinsUpper Republican NRD Experts in range management, animal sciences and the weather will provide programs in Imperial and Haigler designed to help ranchers manage possible drought conditions in southwest Nebraska. Both meetings will be held M...
  • Governor’s Conference taking registrations

    Registrations are being taken for the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Rural Development “Partnering for Progress” to be held April 18 at the Holiday Inn Express in North Platte. The theme unites the Nebraska Rural Development Commission, Nebraska Depa...
  • Students invited to rural conference

    The 2012 Governor’s Conference on Rural Development will be held April 18 in North Platte. The day-long youth track will focus on entrepreneurial development and is targeted to students in the 6,7 and 8th grades. Youth registration is $25 with limited s...
  • The Forest Service speaks for the trees

    The movie release of “The Lorax” is bringing Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic to a new generation and shining light on the importance of trees and forests. But what viewers may not realize is that there are real-life Loraxes right here in Nebraska. Nebra...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    When a rock speaks–listen Pastor Larry BoothCongregational Church, Grant Several years ago I taught courses at the university, teamed with science teachers. I was the one teacher who was not a scientist. The process of our program was that they taught...
  • Shelter wine tasting event to feature furry ambassadors

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Man’s best friend will be one of the featured ambassadors at this year’s Perkins County Animal Shelter wine tasting event. Scheduled to take place Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., at the fairgrounds in Grant, the St. Pa...