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  • Lady Plainsmen get inside game on track

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was a night when the shots were just not falling for the Perkins County girls basketball team.The team faced Ogallala at home on Dec. 19 and, according to head coach Deanne Bishop, had opportunities to run their o...
  • Wildcats face tough Sailor squad

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace made their way down the road to Sutherland for their final game of 2014 but they didn’t end the year the way that they had hoped. The cold December temperature apparently affected the Wildcats’ sh...
  • WHS faces Sutherland

      Wallace senior Hayley Storm shoots over Sutherland’s Kenzie White during varsity action in Sutheralnd on Dec. 18. The Wallace Lady Wildcats lost to Sutherland by 10 points, 53-43....
  • New after school program coming to library

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Robin Quinn, librarian at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant, is excited to get to play with Legos, watch a movie with some popcorn, and more importantly, read, read and read. Quinn will be doing all of these acti...
  • Sis family spreads holiday cheer one bulb at a time

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor For 30 years Terry and Cori Sis have been in love with Christmas light displays. Since they were first married, the couple have set aside several evenings to drive to local towns to enjoy the various Christmas lig...
  • City receives unofficial offer on meters, main

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant City Council member Ben Long recently commented at a city council meeting that the state is asking the city to do a little dance in regard to getting a deal with the water meter and Sherman Street main project. The ...
  • Harger family has six generations of history in Perkins County

      This is the second story featuring a pioneer family in Perkins County as part of the hospital foundation campaign. By Tim Linscott Managing Editor For six generations the Harger family has been active members of their community in Perkins Count...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Brackets are set By Larry Pritchett Last week the NCAA football National Championship match ups were announced. The old BCS format was dropped and now a committee starts in October ranking teams based on a number of variables until they pick a final fou...
  • Lady Wildcats have hot hand in win

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor After a bit of a slow start on the road against Maxwell on Dec. 12, the Wallace girls basketball team proved it was an offensive powerhouse.Maxwell took a 9-2 lead after one period of action and between quarters Wall...
  • PCS can’t overcome size of Swedes

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen basketball team has been showing improvement each week as the season continues forward.This week head coach Deanne Bishop made considerable efforts with the team to concentrate on im...
  • Wildcats earn tough win over Maxwell

    By LaDonna Swedberg Sportswriter The Wallace Wildcats encountered a challenging Maxwell team last Friday night.  Each time it looked like Wallace was about to put the game away, Maxwell would come charging back. The Big Blue had to battle to the end t...
  • Offense stalls for PCHS

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Perkins County head boys basketball coach Shawn Cole knew his schedule in December would be tough and he was exactly right.What Cole described as two ‘really hard, physical games,’ resulted in a pair of losses ag...
  • ‘Twas the Night before Christmas,’ ‘Bring on the Snow’

    This year the Perkins County Elementary winter program, held Dec. 11, was entitled, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ for the kindergarten through second grade. The program featured several skits, songs and surprises. The kindergarten, first and ...
  • Christmas worship and events

    ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH - GRANTDec. 17: Supper at 6 p.m.; Advent service, 7 p.m.     Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5 p.m.            EVANGELICAL FREE - GRANTDec. 24: Candlelight drama, 5:30 p.m.CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - GRANTDec. 21: ...
  • Rejoice!

      Youngsters at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant participated in the annual Christmas program on Dec. 14. Above: William Long and Alexa Noyes portrayed Joseph and Mary during the program.   ...
  • Chamber winners, week two

          The winners of the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce drawing for Dec. 13 at Hatch’s Super Foods were: Carolyn Wright, $500, Vicki Anderson, $100, Alice Tines, $50, Tom Olson, $50, Lovella Koehn, $50 and Teresa Clouse, $50. Pictured are, f...
  • Lions Club holds screening

      Grant Lions Club member Leon Regier helps an elementary student at the annual vision and hearing screening put on by the local Lions Club. The screening was held Dec. 10-11 at Perkins County Elementary and Perkins County High School and approximatel...
  • Midwest Musings

    Toy time for 2014 By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Christmas time means toy time.It is an exciting time for me as I get to look through the hot toys for the holiday season and write about it, one of my favorite columns.Technology has been huge in the toy...
  • From the Pulpit

    Outsiders welcome By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church Every family, it seems, has the one person that doesn’t seem to fit in. We might not think of them as the skeleton in the family closet, but they might be the black sheep. Or maybe th...
  • Impaired drivers focus of holiday enforcement

    Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will work overtime hours during the holiday season in an effort to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes by removing impaired drivers from our roadways.The “You Drink & Drive You Lose”...