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  • Quiz Bowl squad off and running

    Five teams competed at the PC High School Quiz Bowl Invite in the first meet of the season Feb. 28  including Hershey, Arthur, South Platte and two teams from Perkins County.The purpose of this tournament was to give all competitors a lot of playing time...
  • PC speech team in several contests in February

    The Perkins County High School speech team has been busy. A meet was held at Sutherland on Feb. 7. Medalists for the day were Hannah Beck—fourth in Informative and Jakelynn Broeder—first in Persuasive.  Superior placings were awarded to James McArtor...
  • Wallace at RPAC speech

    The Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) speech contest was held at Culbertson at Hitchcock County elementary on Feb. 18. Wallace speech team members participating included Maisie Kennicutt and Collin Swedberg.Kennicutt was fourth in humorous pr...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist The past few weekends I have been attending different basketball contests and I am looking forward to watching the state tournaments that will be starting this week. A couple of weeks back I went to Grand Island and wa...
  • Wildcats pick up sub-district win

    By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Every basketball season leads up to the district tournament where every team hopes to be playing their best.  Wallace traveled to Cambridge for their district competition and for their opening game they were paire...
  • Plainsmen nixed in tight battle with Hershey

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was one for the ages.The Perkins County boys basketball team was in an epic battle against Hershey in the first round of sub-district basketball, Feb. 23 in Bartley.The Panthers were able to get a 77-71 four overtime vi...
  • PCS cheerleaders 2014-2015

      Leading the spirit at each game this basketball season were, (l-r):, Reggie Deaver (kneeling), Samantha Snogren, Alicia Hastings, Kayla Woodmancy and Anna Simpson (kneeling)....
  • FSA Scoop

    Time to make important decisions By Teri Moss FSA Director March 31 is the deadline to file your decision to elect either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program for your crops/farms for program years 2014-2018. This pro...
  • Planning & Zoning News

    Plan includes section on improving existing homes in Perkins County By Dennis Demmel Comprehensive Plan Committee Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the Comprehensive Plan of Perkins County, adopted in 201...
  • Favorable decision improves outcomes for water users in all affected states

    The hard work of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Attorney General’s Office and Natural Resources Districts in the Republican Basin has resulted in a favorable decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 24 in fa...
  • No down payment for USDA loans

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan program.  Effective March 1, 2015, the interest rate will be reduced to 3 percent for home mort...
  • Number of farms, ranches decline in Nebraska

    Nebraska’s number of farms and ranches declined during 2014, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the State, at 49,100, was down 500 farms from 2013. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebraska ...
  • Chicken numbers up in 2014

    Nebraska’s layer numbers during 2014 averaged 9.47 million, up two percent from the year earlier, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2014 was 302 eggs, up one percent fr...
  • Preserve patriotic traditions

    Dear Editor, At the last meeting of the Madrid American Legion Auxiliary we began preparations for Memorial Day. Our conversation turned to our own past experiences with patriotism, the flag and patriotic traditions in the United States of America. We ag...
  • PCS receives $3,000 donation

      On Feb. 17 the Perkins County School Board received a check for $3,000 from the Perkins County Youth Wrestling organization. The funds were raised from the annual youth tournament held at Perkins County High School and will be utilized toward new ...
  • Tribune-Sentinel celebrates Youth Art Month with special promotion

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor March is Youth Art Month, and in celebration of the benefits of art with future generations, the Grant Tribune-Sentinel is kicking off a unique promotion. Throughout the month of March, advertisements of area businesses w...
  • Supreme Court sides with Nebraska

    State still liable for $5.5 million settlement By Russ Pankonin Imperial Republican “This is a huge win for Nebraska.” That’s how Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) Manager Jasper Fanning described the opinion released by the U.S...
  • March 10 date set for URNRD hearing on chemigation, electric flow meters

    By Russ Pankonin Imperial Republican Farmers and other members of the public will get the opportunity to offer their input Tuesday, March 10 on a proposal by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) to increase chemigation permit fees and...
  • Board sends message about communication

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Things could be worse, however, the Perkins County School Board does not want to take any portion of the new school addition lightly. At the February PCS board meeting, board members reviewed monthly bills and claims as u...
  • Annual hunt yields over $1,100

      By Nora Jameson Contributing Writer The 2015 coyote hunt was a success, despite early morning fog and afternoon snow hampering visibility.Thirty teams of two people each managed to bag 13 coyotes. The top three teams all bagged two coyotes with tim...