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  • Nursing profession being celebrated

    To celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliate Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) salute nursing as the country’s most trustworthy field. Americans share faith in nurses, ...
  • ‘Free fishing day’ May 17

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be holding their annual “free park entry” and “free fishing day” at all state parks, state recreation areas and state historical parts on May 17. Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala will be hosting a “m...
  • Free electronic maps now available

    Through a no-cost contract with Avenza Systems, Inc., the USDA Forest Service has made electronic versions of its Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) available as free downloads for smartphones and tablets. To use the electronic MVUMs, a person must first inst...
  • PCS spring music concert 2014

      The Perkins County High School spring music concert thrilled the audience on May 1 with instrumental and vocal selections. Groups included the concert band, swing choir, jazz band and mixed chorus. Pictured is the swing choir, belting out ‘Sing, S...
  • Perkins County Quiz Bowl team has high finish at state

    The Perkins County Quiz Bowl team finished in the top six percentile at the state Quiz Bowl championship in Holdrege on April 30. Each ESU in the state (of which there are 17) was allowed to send up to two teams to compete at state. There were 27 teams th...
  • Wallace holds spring concert

      The spring concert at Wallace Public Schools, with the theme, ‘Movie Music,’ was held April 29. Above: The kindergarten through third grade performed some feel-good music. Below: Wallace senior saxophonists Alexandria Lundvall (left) and Sara Hu...
  • Scholarship awarded by local sorority chapters

    Rebecca Cornelius, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to receive  a scholarship from the local Beta Sigma Phi Sorority chapters. Cornelius plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln this fall majoring in agriculture edu...
  • Crossing the bridge

      On Monday, April 29, a Bridge Ceremony was held for the local Girl Scouts and Brownies. Those attending the ceremony included, (front row, l-r) Zoe Baumgartner, Kenna Busick, Kenna Dickinson, Olivia Linscott. Middle row: Emily Cornelius, Malaya Naes...
  • 2014 health education scholarships awarded

    Each year the Perkins County Health Services Foundation issues scholarships to graduating seniors from Perkins County and Wallace High School. Students must be entering a medical profession. This year’s applications were reviewed by the foundation scho...
  • FCCLA holds awards night

      FCCLA members were recognized and new officers presented at the FCCLA Awards Night Tuesday, April 29. Top: officers for 2014-2015 are (l-r): Ashley Kempf,  JoAnn Schrotberger, Renae Goodwin, Claire Friedel, Mariah Curtis, Ashley Briggs and Lillian ...
  • Three PCHS students awarded Midwest Electric scholarships

    Midwest Electric, along with its power suppliers, Basin Electric and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., are proud to announce this year’s scholarship winners. Rebecca Cornelius will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric P...
  • College Notes

    Hite honored for athleticism The Nebraska Wesleyan University Athletic Department announced the winners of the 2013-14 ‘Senior Outstanding Athlete Award’ at the NWU student appreciation night that was held on April 29. Mackenzie Hite of Grant was na...
  • First Dollar for Hatcher Gun Company

      The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce presented a first dollar to Hatcher Gun Company for recently joining the chamber. The business has been around for over 30 years with Todd Hatcher as owner. The business specializes in custom guns, firearms, am...
  • Public urged to join weeklong celebration at Golden Ours

    By Rachelle GastonGolden Ours Activity Director It seems that May is jam-packed with special events, places to be and a myriad of festivities to attend. Graduations, Mother’s Day get-togethers, school dismissed for summer vacation, Memorial Day observan...
  • Embroidery business re-locates to Grant

      Lana and Kyle Kammerer have always been interested in the embroidery business, however, knowing the ins and outs of the software involved was a bit of a hang-up. Through the help of former owner Crystal Lehl the couple has made their dream come true...
  • Boehs Construction plans open house

    Boehs Construction, formerly of Madrid, has relocated to just east of Grant on Highway 23. The company, which includes John Boehs and Tyler Boehs, is an authorized Wick Builder. They have planned an open house that includes a meal, for Friday, May 9, from...
  • A good day to golf

      Jorje Geisert commemorated the Kentucky Derby with a fitting hat on May 3 during the Spring Fling at Pheasant Run Golf Course outside of Grant. Joining her are husband Gerald and son Eric McCormick. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...
  • Boosters score a donation

      The Perkins County Booster Club received $433 from Pinnacle Bank in Grant as part of the three-point and pin contest this winter sports season. For every three-pointer made in basketball or pinfall in wrestling $3 was given by Pinnacle Bank to the B...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    The Sterling saga continues By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director Will Donald have to give up his basketball hobby? Will Donald’s wife be able to keep her ownership in the hobby? Will Donald’s girlfriend have to quit bringing her friends t...
  • Plainsmen host SPVA invite

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor A beautiful day started the 2014 South Platte Valley Association (SPVA) conference track meet on Friday, May 2, but a cold snap with rain swept through Grant toward the end of the meet. After all was said and done, the...