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  • Midwest Musings

    The sentinel still stands guard By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Recently talking with librarian Robin Quinn about the current library project in Grant that has digitized copies of all newspapers in the county since 1889 was special to me on several levels...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Rusty treasures By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity 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 b...
  • What’s Up?

    It’s time for a sky tour By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer What indeed is up? We haven’t done a sky tour for a while, I think it is time for one. Okay, let’s start looking west about an hour after local sunset. The first thing we see is the la...
  • Walk at Lunch Day offers first step to better health

    OMAHA – It’s amazing what a short, brisk walk can do. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is encouraging Nebraskans to put their best foot forward and participate in National Walk at Lunch Day, Wednesday, April 30 all across t...
  • Salvation Army searches for heroes

    The Salvation Army is seeking nominations for the 2014 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards. Seven Nebraska high school seniors will be chosen to receive the award, named in honor of the late D.J. Sokol, for commitment to others and to their community. Nomina...
  • Pelican Watch starts March 1

    ALMA—Free boat tours for visiting birders, a nature-based art show and silent auction, original chamber music and dance from the Nebraska Chamber Players and the UNL Dance Department, and more events are set for Nebraska’s 2014 celebration of the spri...
  • Walter named Senior of the Month

    Tayler Walter of Perkins County High School is watching her senior year approach completion with graduation less than three months away. Selected as February’s Senior of the Month, Tayler has plans to attend Aims Community College in Greeley, Colo., to...
  • Speech team competes at North Platte

    The North Platte High School Blue and Gold Speech Tournament is a two-day event with Friday being the debate portion and Saturday being the speech portion. This year’s tournament was held on Feb. 14-15.   Only schools that compete for both days are el...
  • College Notes

    Beck on Dean’s List at ASU Kristin Beck of Grant received academic honors from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University by making the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more g...
  • Wallace High School blood drive to be held Mar. 5

    American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits. Their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the “gift of life.” Be a hometown hero and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    NU can almost feel the madness By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director This past week was a busy one. It was loaded with basketball, so busy was also a fun type of busy. Like many weeks in a person’s life, I hadn’t really planned on it bein...
  • Toner brings home medal from state tournament

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County High School senior Garrett Toner concluded his wrestling career in fine fashion by coming home with a fifth place medal from the state wrestling 138-pound, Class D tournament in Omaha, Feb. 20-22. “It ...
  • PCS ends season with heads held high

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Before heading to Sidney for sub-district action on Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Perkins County boys basketball team hosted Hershey in its final home game of the year. A packed house rooted on the Plainsmen, which PCS head bo...
  • Tim Johnson named to Shrine Bowl

    PCS coach Wells named assistant for South By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County High School senior Tim Johnson has been selected to play in the 56th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Johnson will participate in the Saturday, June 7 event at the Univer...
  • Wildcats weather Storm in win over Creek Valley

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer Wallace went on the road to take on the Creek Valley Storm for their final regular season game. The Wildcats struggled with uncharacteristic mistakes and the great outside shooting of the young Storm team but they m...
  • Lady Cats finish strong

      On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Wallace Lady Wildcats traveled to Southwest High to play the Hayes Center Cardinals. This was the third time the two teams met up this season; the winner of this match would advance in subdistrict play.         Wallac...
  • For your halftime entertainment

      Top: During timeouts at the final home game of the season for the Perkins County Plainsmen on Feb. 21 against Hershey, there was a lot of entertainment, including the PCHS cheerleaders, including, from left to right, Mariah Curtis, Samantha Snogren,...
  • Girls’ finals telecast on NET TV

    The “NSAA State Girls High School Basketball Championships” will begin at 9 a.m. CT with the Class C-1 finals. The day-long coverage continues with the Class D-1 championship game at 11 a.m. CT and the Class B title game at 1 p.m. CT. The match-ups co...
  • FFA Week celebrated at PCHS

      A host of activities were marked at Perkins County High School last week in recognition of FFA Week, Feb. 15-22. Some of the special activities included a staff breakfast put on Feb. 20 by FFA members for all PCS staff and the culmination of the wee...
  • Nebraska Wheat Board announces March meeting date, location

    The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its next meeting Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Hampton Inn, 507 W Talmadge Rd., Kearney, NE 68845. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn at 3:00 p.m. It will include a first reading of contract proposa...