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  • Agri/Eco-Tourism workshop rescheduled for March 22-23

    The 2011 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop is rescheduled for March 22-23 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Kearney. It was postponed due to hazardous weather. Nearly all of the original speakers will be presenting at the March workshop, i...
  • Annual water conference set for March in McCook

    Local irrigators, producers, farm managers, agronomists and bankers are invited to attend the 25th annual Southwest Nebraska Water Conference being held Friday, March 4 at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community Building in McCook.   Registration wil...
  • Nominations now open for pioneer awards

    Nominations for the 57th annual Nebraska Pioneer Farm Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Farm Bureau are now being accepted. The program honors farm families in Nebraska whose land has been owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more. More t...
  • Student paints spirit sign for center

      Jordyn Bartels, a freshman at South Platte Schools in Big Springs, recently completed and donated a sign to the Perkins County Senior Center to show Plainsmen spirit. On the reverse side is a “Go Big Red” sign for the Huskers. Jordyn, who lives ...
  • PCS students among Nebraska Young Artist Award winners

    The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced the winners of the 14th-annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards. Seventy students from more than 40 high schools across the state have been selected to par...
  • PCS Activity Schedule

    *All Times Mountain*Updates Available at http://www.pcs.esu16.org Thursday, February 246 p.m.        C2-11 Boys sub-dist. bball finals at McCook (TBA) Friday, February 258 a.m.        FFA ALD/MFE at Kearney Saturday, February 268 a.m.   ...
  • High school students attend tech skills contest

    Nearly 80 high school students from eight area high schools participated in a technical skills contest Wednesday, Feb. 16,  at North Platte Community College’s North Campus. The event highlighted the technical programs that are available at NPCC and ga...
  • Wallace student featured in Kearney orchestra concert

    Brooke Harris, a 2008 graduate of Wallace High School and a current student at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, will be featured in a concert given by the Kearney Symphony Orchestra. As a winner of UNK’s Concerto/Aria competition, Brooke receives th...
  • Wallace speakers participate in RPAC contest

    The 2010-2011 Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) Speech Contest was held on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Medicine Valley Jr./Sr. High School in Curtis. Over 200 students from the 14 member schools competed at the event. WHS speakers and medalists inc...
  • Wallace school assembly to feature “Chopped Sticks” composer

    Musician whose piece helped propel Miss America to fame will perform this Friday at 10 a.m. Musician Calvin Jones mentored Miss America Teresa Scanlan in performing his composition, “Whitewater Chopped Sticks” a fast-paced arrangement she has been doi...
  • College Notes

    Downey on UNMC Dean’s List Nicole (Sis) Downey of Elsie  was named to the University of Nebraska Medical Center dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester for the college of pharmacy. To qualify for the pharmacy dean’s list, students must place in the...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Quitting is a problem on all levels of sports teams

    By Larry Prithett Past PCHS Acitivities Director   In a previous column, I mentioned that Jay Bilas had mentioned on one of the TV shows he visits that college basketball has a problem because players are not developing as they should because–they a...
  • Ross places fifth at state wrestling

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Four Perkins County wrestlers qualified for and three participated in the state wrestling tournament held at the Qwest Center in Omaha Feb. 17-19. Austin Thelander at 103 lbs., Garrett Toner at 112 lbs., Christian Miyamoto a...
  • Lady Plainsmen 2011 season ends with subdistrict loss to Lady Irish

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Lady Plainsmen trailed by 17 points at halftime, tied the game with 2:58 left, but managed only one more basket as the North Platte St. Patrick’s Lady Irish ended Perkins County’s 2010-11 season with a 50-42 sub...
  • Lady Plainsmen beat Chase County Lady Longhorns in first round of subs

      By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Two Shalee Pollard baskets  in the last minute of the first half padded the Lady Plainsmen’s lead to 10 points and secured a 44-37 win over the Chase County Lady Longhorns in sub-district 11 opening round play...
  • 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 ...