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  • The importance of childhood immunizations

    Kristi Kohl M.D. Grant Medical Clinic In celebration of April 19-26, which was National Infant Immunization Week, I’d like to highlight the history of immunizations and discuss the importance of continuing with immunizations.  Immunizations have s...
  • Underage drinking can have adult consequences

    High school graduation parties can be great celebrations, but parents can face jail time, fines and even the loss of their home or business if they provide alcohol to a minor who then injures or kills someone.  “Underage drinking or drinking and dri...
  • United States could be healthiest nation

    By Dr. Joann Schaefer Nebraska’s Chief Medical Officer  We’re at a critical juncture  in time. Our kids could be the healthiest nation in one generation, but only if we take action now.  Public health has made major strides in our country in t...
  • Study shows truth about drugs

    Prescription drugs have been the subject of much scrutiny in recent years, however, a new study reveals such criticism may be valid. Prescription drug abuse has become a serious problem in America in recent years. So much so the U.S. Drug Enforcement A...
  • Sis sets Best of the Midwest record

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Performing off the charts at the Best of the Midwest track and field meet on Tuesday, May 4, in Sutherland, senior Jenni Sis broke the met record in the girls 100 meter dash.  Sis finished in 12.2 seconds, breaking the re...
  • New school records set by Kemling, Sis during Dundy County-Stratton Twilight

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Plainsmen tracksters Ashley Kemling and Jenni set Perkins County Schools records during the Dundy County-Stratton Twilight Invitational meet on Friday, May 7.  Sis won the 200 meter dash in 26 seconds, and also took first...
  • Golfers in eighth place at Creek Valley

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Perkins County boys placed eighth with a score of 389 during the Creek Valley Invitational in Chappel on Tuesday, May 4.  Competing golfers and their rank included first place Mullen with 343, Potter-Dix at second wit...
  • Three Plainsmen golfers in top 10 at SPVA

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With a 356 finish and three golfers in the top 10, the Perkins County Plainsmen made a good showing against their South Platte Valley Association opponents. The Perkins County golfers finished behind North Platte St. Pat...
  • Wallace’s May places third in Best of the Midwest 400 meter dash

    By Elizabeth Strand Sports Writer. On Friday, May 7, the Wildcats traveled to Benkelman for the Dundy County/Stratton twilight track meet.  The weather was sunny, but cool and windy throughout the day.   The Wildcats had 11 personal bests at the ...
  • North Platte High School to hold vb skills camp

    The North Platte High School summer volleyball skills camp for girls going into third through ninth grade will be held June 9-11 at the North Platte High School Dawg House.  Sessions for third through sixth grades will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. Seventh...
  • Plainsmen golfers fall to second in playoff at Chase County meet

    .   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County golfers ended up in second place following a playoff against Chase County during the Chase County Invitational April 26. The meet was postponed from April 24 due to weather.   erkins County and ...
  • NSAA announces All-State award recipients

    The Nebraska School Activities Association is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Spring 2010 NSAA Academic All-State Awards. From Perkins County, they include Nick Turner, Zac White (boys golf); Kye Kurkowski, Josh Sexson (boys track and...
  • Golfers finish sixth at Garden County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Carding 382, the Perkins County Plainsmen finished sixth in a field of 10 teams at the Garden County Invitational Tuesday, April 27 in Oshkosh. Mullen won the meet with a score of 343 followed by Creek Valley with 346 and ...
  • FFA members awarded

    Amara Meyer (left) and Josh Sexson have been recommended by the State FFA Degree Committee to receive their State FFA degree. This degree is one of the highest honors the Nebraska FFA Association can bestow upon FFA members. They were presented their aw...
  • Wheat nearing boot stage despite uncooperative spring weather

    Wheat growth is progressing across the state, but excess winds throughout last week and cool temperatures have producers concerned in some areas of the state. According to the USDA, temperatures averaged four degrees below normal last week with below f...
  • Attendance encouraged at wildlife and habitat conservation meetings

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is encouraging farmers and ranchers to attend upcoming public input meetings that will address a plan for conserving the state’s wildlife and their habitats. The Nebraska Game and Parks Com...
  • Meeting to address past, present and future of DNA technology in beef cattle

    The use of DNA technology –past, present and future–in beef cattle will be addressed at a June 7 conference at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center. Attendees will learn about recent advances in the application of DNA technology as i...
  • Agriculture family nominees sought for State Fair

    The Nebraska State Fair and Nebraska Farm Bureau are continuing their State Fair Ag Family of the Day recognition program as the State Fair moves to Grand Island, said Cheryl Stubbendieck of Nebraska Farm Bureau, and they’re asking Nebraskans’ help i...
  • Sen. Christensen completes fourth legislative session

    He’s pleased senators held the budget in line. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen completed the fourth legislative session of his career earlier this month and felt good about the accomplishments the body made in the ...
  • “Mighty Minds”....

    Perkins County Schools elementary students entertained a full house at the high school during their spring program, “Learning Through Music” on Thursday, April 29, under the direction of vocal instructor Judy Kurkowski and band instructor Sheila Johns...