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  • 2009 makes the record books

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor This month would be a good time to employ the old cliché, “If you don’t like the weather, stick around a while and it will change.” Here in southwest Nebraska, a change for the better would definitely be welcome.  ...
  • Radon is threat to every home in county

    Any home can have a radon problem—do a check during National Radon Action Month in January.    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Awareness of the danger from radon in the home is being widely publicized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ...
  • Free health assessment available

    Marcia Shalla of Grant wins an IPod Touche after participating in Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department’s Xtreme Makeover Wellness Edition health assessment.  The health assessment is located on the health department’s website and is a great...
  • Live Healthy Nebraska walk kicks off challenge

    Governor Dave Heineman led the walk on January 8 to encourage Nebraskans to be more active in 2010.  He was joined by Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy, several state senators, Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human...
  • EMS instructor course planned

    North Platte Community College will offer an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) instructor course in February and March.     The course will take place at the NPCC North Campus from 6 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 19, 26, and March 5; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on...
  • Mid Plains Center offers QuickBooks class

    “The How and Whys of QuickBooks” will be offered by the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise and the West Central Development District in February. The class was designed for participants to learn the importance of why they should track numbers through...
  • Boxes for troops a success

    The holidays were a little merrier for troops in the 1013th unit serving overseas, with boxes sent from Grant with donated items. The response to the project was so overwhelming, there are enough leftover boxes to send in another couple months. (Courtes...
  • MPCC students make dean’s list

    Mid-Plains Community College has announced the president’s list for students who maintained an overall 3.9 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average, which qualified them for the President’s List for the Fall 2009 term.  Kyle Clough of Wall...
  • High school students named to honor roll

      Second Quarter B Honor Roll Second Quarter B honor roll students include Leslie Burge, Mitchell Cornelius, Erik Hagan, Candace Lee, Taylor McCormick, Amara Meyer, Darrell Patten, Brooke Poppe, Dani Schimonitz, Danielle Spitz-McCannon, Nick Turne...
  • Burge selected as January Senior of the Month

    Leslie Burge has recently been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi January “Senior of the Month.” Burge, a student at Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Dan and Julie Burge of rural Grant and Val and Bob Hochstein of Grant. Burge has parti...
  • Pesticide training classes offered in January

    Private pesticide applicators with licenses expiring in 2010, as well as anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, should contact their local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office for information on pesticide education trainin...
  • Beef production workshops planned

    One-day workshops at three locations will help beef producers improve the quality, consistency and value of Nebraska beef, said Randy Saner, University of Nebraska–Lincoln extension educator in Lincoln and McPherson counties. The workshops will begin...
  • Johanns chosen as Pro Farmer’s Ag Person of Year

    Senator Mike Johanns  expressed appreciation for being chosen as “Ag Person of the Year” by ProFarmer, a national agriculture publication. “I am humbled and appreciative to ProFarmer for this recognition,” Johanns said. “Agriculture is the b...
  • FSA-153 forms available

    Foreign Landowners must report land transactions with 90 days of the date of the sale. Report forms FSA-153 (agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report) are available at all FSA offices and may be downloaded from the agency’s web site.  T...
  • Lady Plainsmen add loss, win to season record

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Staff Writer Dundy County-Stratton’s April Lutz got to the basket for late shots and fouls and the Lady Tigers rode the coattails of a 16-2 start to drop Perkins County to 3-6 with a 48-46 win in Grant Thursday night. The fo...
  • Plainsmen capsize the Sutherland Sailors

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Plainsmen forward Michael York snuffed Sutherland center Alex Harkness’ shot, sidearm-hurled an outlet pass to Kye Kurkowski, and watched Kurkowski dunk it to help Perkins County clobber the Sailors 37-21 Saturda...
  • Lady Cats have a tough schedule their first week back

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The day after Christmas vacation, the Wallace Wildcats traveled to Curtis to face Medicine Valley.  In the first quarter, Medicine Valley led the Lady Cats 14 to 16, but the Cats clawed their way back, and headed int...
  • Wallace Wildcats back in action after Christmas break

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcat boys basketball team jumped right back into action on the first day back to class after Christmas break as they traveled to Curtis to take on the Medicine Valley Raiders Tuesday night. The Wildcat...
  • McCook Optimist Club’s MAC Attack youth basketball tourney planned

    The 19th annual “MAC Attack” youth basketball tournament will be held in McCook the weekend of Jan. 24-25. The tournament is sponsored by the McCook Optimist Club. The grades for the tournament include fourth-eighth for boys and girls. Divisions wi...
  • Three medals come home with Plainsmen wrestlers

    Perkins County wrestlers reached the mid-point in the 2009-2010 season with a tournament in Garden County on Saturday, Jan. 9. The team finished in the 10th place spot with 55 points in a field of 16 teams. First place went to Maxwell with 149 points, ...