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  • Middle school honor students announced

    Perkins County Middle School has announced names of students on the honor roll for first quarter 2014.All A’sDanielle Burge, Tanner Burge, Emma Schrotberger, Aryn Seiler, Hailey Snyder, Jacob Woodmancy, Kaden Wykert, Kyla Wykert.A AverageJaden Dietlein,...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    High scoring offenses By Larry Pritchett In looking at football scores a week or so ago, I got to wondering if the offensive side of the ball needs more restrictions placed on it or if the defensive side needs to be reminded that they have the option to...
  • Plainsmen gain in loss

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was experience that may have made the difference in the first round of the football playoffs for Perkins County, but valuable experience will be used next year by the very young Plainsmen team.PCS traveled to Burw...
  • Fourth time not the charm for Lady Cats

      By Christy Sheets Contributing Writer The Wallace Wildcats travelled to face the Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday, Oct. 28.  The Lady Cats were ready to play, but the Broncos are always tough. The Wildcats made some amazing plays, and fought...
  • Spartans undefeated

    The Perkins County Spartan football team completed their season with a 4-0 record.The Spartans defeated Dundy County, 61-16, Sutherland 46-0, Paxton 54-14 and Sedgwick County, 36-0.Defensively, Beau Wood led the way with 23 tackles, followed closely by Sp...
  • Lady Plainsmen show heart against Hershey

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Heading to Cozad on Oct. 28, the Perkins County varsity volleyball squad found the fire they had been looking for in recent weeks.PCS lost in four close sets, 14-25, 7-25, 29-27, 13-25.“We just weren’t confident ...
  • Pheasant success good across much of Nebraska

    Hunters in several areas of the state enjoyed success during opening weekend of pheasant and quail seasons, Oct. 25-26.With the number of birds seen up throughout much of the state, prospects for success improve as hunting conditions improve. Opening-week...
  • Grain spill near Elsie

      On Oct. 27 at approximately 1:22 p.m. a grain truck spilled its load near Elsie. The accident happened a quarter mile north of Road 351 and Road 752. According to the Perkins County Sheriff’s office, a 1997 Kenworth truck driven by Tyler McCoy, 22...
  • Free farm and ranch clinic coming to North Platte

    Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a free clinic in North Platte on Thursday, Nov. 13. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The Farm Finance clinic provides a chance to meet with an experienced ag law attorney and ...
  • FSA Scoop

    Producers invited to Farm Bill meeting By Teri Moss FSA Director The Perkins County Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service will be hosting a Farm Bill meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. at the Perkins County fair building located a...
  • Nebraska ag prices for October released

    Preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat for October 2014 averaged $5.20 per bushel, a decrease of 6 cents from the September price according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.The preliminary October corn price, at $3...
  • Back Yard Beautiful, lawn/garden/tree workshop coming to Grant

    Now is the best time to plan for a beautiful back yard in 2015! Attend a free, interactive two-hour workshop to discuss current problems that local communities face in their windbreaks, gardens and lawns. Learn about preventive measures and techniques tha...
  • Field fire near Venango extinguished

      Venango Volunteer Fire Department members responded to a field fire just east of Venango on Oct. 30 at 8:02 a.m. The Phillips County (Colo.) Sheriff’s Department informed the Perkins County Sheriff’s Department that a power line was down in the ...
  • Art meets Halloween tradition for Picquet

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County Schools Superintendent Phillip Picquet loves the Halloween season as it gives him a chance to do one of his favorite hobbies: pumpkin carving. For Picquet, however, carving up a pumpkin goes further...
  • Rate increase anticipated

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A woman’s intuition will likely save Grant citizens some money this year. According to Dana Harris, Grant City Administrator, rates will be going up Nov. 1 but the current budget already anticipated a raise in rates. Mu...
  • Supreme Court hears arguments on dispute in Republican Basin

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments from Kansas and Nebraska Oct. 14 on the 2013 findings of Special Master William Kayatta, Jr. Kayatta issued the ruling last year in an ongoing dis...
  • Street project to continue, wall starts

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A second phase of the First and Hancock street construction is set to begin in Grant shortly. Phase one replaced the First to Hancock street intersection and the second phase will replace the road to the three-way...
  • Reminders for election day

    Early voters may have already mailed in their ballots for the upcoming general election, but for those who will head to the polls on Election Day, Secretary of State John Gale offers the following reminders: Check your voter registration and polling place...
  • Special meeting

      Nebraska Lion’s Club District Governor Merle Morford of Chadron and wife Vicky, presented Ivan Regier, center, and Jerry McArtor with 40-year membership pins at the regular Grant Lion’s Club meeting on Oct. 22 at the Hastings Memorial Library. ...
  • Ricketts makes campaign stop in Grant

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts held a town hall meeting in Grant on Oct. 15 at the Perkins County Senior Citizens Center.Ricketts has been criss-crossing the state late in the campaign garnering opinions ...