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  • Off duty officers could be armed at school functions

    By Emily NohrNebraska News Service An Omaha state senator  thinks that allowing guns in the hands of off duty law enforcement attending school functions could keep Nebraska institutions safer. At a Feb. 16 Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Burke Harr of...
  • Trash the trash

    By Reverend Wayne Pick Trinity Lutheran Church, Grant   “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ...
  • Another Perspective...‘Cinderella’ entertains another generation

    By Lori Pankonin Publisher   A bit of trivia I happened to see over the weekend clued me in that Walt Disney released the ever popular “Cinderella” 61 years ago. Yes, Feb. 15, 1950 kicked off the showing of a princess tale that continues to be ver...
  • Corn farmer proud to fuel NASCAR

    Dear Editor: Sunday, Feb. 20 is a historic day as NASCAR begins using E15, a 15 percent corn ethanol blend, as its racing fuel. Late last year, NASCAR announced it would be switching to corn-based ethanol under the name Sunoco Green E15 for all three of...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Being neutral makes it fun

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   The Husker men have difficulty winning on the road in Big 12 play and haven’t done it for a long time, but last Wednesday they did travel to Waco, Texas and played Baylor really tough but lost 74-70...
  • Four Perkins County wrestlers statebound

    A great day for the Plainsmen on the mats at North Platte St. Patrick’s resulted in four wrestlers bringing home district medals and gearing up for the state tournament that begins today (Thursday, Feb. 17). 103 lb. sophomore Austin Thelander, 140 lb. j...
  • PC handed a loss in season’s final home game

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Cardinals center Adam Lawson made a rich living under the basket, putting away two shots to decide the game and give Hayes Center a 50-45 win over Perkins County in Grant on Thursday night. Lawson stationed himself unde...
  • Plainsmen squeak by Storm in Tuesday’s game

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Michael York sneaked be hind Creek Valley dribbler Justin Huff, lanced the ball from his hand, and threw it down the court to preserve a 53-52 Plainsmen win over the Storm last Tuesday night (Feb. 8) in Grant. Huff had...
  • Lady Plainsmen end regular season with home win

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Lady Plainsmen senior  guard Jessica Day took the opening tip all the way to the basket and never let up in Perkins County’s 60-40 win over Hayes Center Thursday night in Grant. Day went on to score a career-high 20...
  • Ladies donate to Creek Valley’s stormy season

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Shania Metcalf and Shalee  Pollard worked themselves free underneath the basket and Perkins County lit the scoreboard with 10 points before Creek Valley responded in the Lady Plainsmen’s 52-28 win last Tuesday night...
  • Wildcats beat SMC Cyclones, fall to Hitchcock County

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Wallace Wildcat boys extended their win streak to four games on Thursday night with a convincing 56-40 victory over the Stapleton-McPherson County Cyclones. Great shooting in the first quarter allowed the Wildcats to ...
  • Lady Cats split games

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer   Thursday, Feb. 10, the Wallace Wildcats hosted the SMC Cyclones. In the first quarter it was clear that the Ladies came to play, matching the Cyclones two shots for every one. The first quarter ended with the Lady Cats ...
  • Husker star speaks to students as part of Husker FCA tour

      Grant grad Curt Softley joins in tour.   By Kris WilliamsKearney Hub Husker football star Eric  Hagg was shooting hoops with local kids in the Indian gym at Broken Bow High School Saturday night, Feb. 5, while he waited to give his Christian tes...
  • Olsen will not seek re-election as Nebraska Farm Bureau president

    Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation President Keith Olsen announced Feb. 10 that he will not seek re-election as president of Farm Bureau when his current term expires in December. “When I became Farm Bureau president in 2002, my wife Doris and I discussed ...
  • Goal of augmentation to keep from shutting off wells

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles that will examine details of the purchase of 4,000 acres to be used for a stream augmentation project by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD). By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Rep...
  • Wendell attends January seminar

    Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, is pleased to announce that Mark Wendell of Wendell’s Irrigation in Grant, recently attended the Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. A ...
  • Kiolbasa selected as February Senior of the Month

    Emily Kiolbasa has been selected as Senior of the Month for February 2011. Kiolbasa is the daughter of Bob and Brenda Kiolbasa of Grant, and is a senior at Perkins County High School. During her high school career, she has been a member of FCCLA and stude...
  • PCS Activity Schedule

    All times are MountainUpdates Available at http://www.pcs.esu16.org Thursday, February 178:30 a.m.    State wrestling tournament at Omaha (Class D session)6 p.m.    Girls C2-11 sub district basketball final at McCook High School Friday, February 1...
  • College Notes

    McCloskey named to Dean’s list Clarkson College is pleased to announce Abby McCloskey of Grant was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list. McCloskey is pursuing an Associate of Science degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. She is the daught...
  • Students named to Academic All-State status

    The Nebraska School Activities Association is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Fall 2010 Academic All-State Awards. The NSAA Award Program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season their activi...