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  • Plainsmen third at SPVA golf invite

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County High School boys golf team placed third at the Southern Platte Valley Association (SPVA) conference invite on May 2 in Kimball. PCS had a 392 team score and Chase County won with a 352. Leading the Plainsm...
  • Wallace at RPAC conference meet

      By Elizabeth StrandWallace Public Schools Wallace was one of 14 RPAC teams at the conference track meet held in Bertrand on Friday, May 2.   Teams in the conference include:  Alma, Arapahoe, Bertrand, Cambridge, Dundy County Stratton, Hayes Center...
  • PCHS students recognized at annual FFA banquet

          The changing of the guard took place April 24 at Perkins County High School when new PCHS Future Farmers of America (FFA) were inducted. The out-going members were, (back row, l-r): Elizabeth Krajewski, parliamentarian; Carlie Waitley, secre...
  • NRCS starts signup for ag land, wetland conservation easements

    Applications for new Farm Bill program due June 6. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for its new Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP). This program, created under the 2014 Farm Bill, provides fun...
  • Lawn and landscape care offered to homeowners

    Maximize lawn and landscape care skills by attending the Lawn and Landscape Care for Homeowners program, Saturday, May 17, from 1 to 5 p.m., CT at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension Office, 348 W. State Farm Road, in North Platte. ​This is designed f...
  • Summer grazing land tour scheduled during June in Chase County

    Registration due by May 31 for meal count This year’s Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) and Nebraska Cattlemen’s (NC) joint summer grazing tour will be held in Chase County Tuesday, June 10. The tour will feature three long standing Southwest N...
  • Web problems put test validity in doubt

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor “It is like waiting for a train wreck. You know it is about to happen and you can’t stop it and you are not sure how bad it will be. You just have to move forward,” said Nicole Long, curriculum coordinator for ...
  • One last time around the floor—local rink closing

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Robin Clemens had a dream that she realized 14 years ago­­—own a skating rink. The Colorado native strapped on her first pair of skates at the age of five and competed in rollerskating competitions until the age ...
  • Candidates open up about issues

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The primary election for Perkins County will be May 13. The following candidates filled out questionnaires regarding the upcoming election and are presented in alphabetical order. Perkins County treasurer, Patsy Kroeker (i...
  • Missing person found safe in rural Grant

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County Sheriff’s office responded to a call Monday afternoon in regard to a missing person. At 2:05 p.m. on Monday, April 28, Darlene Hastings, 59, and husband Dennis were working in an area northwest of County...
  • Our Community's History

    Third graders recognized for poetry By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoMay 2, 2013 After 33 years as an employee of Midwest Electric, Dave Engel (who most people know by his nickname of “Turkey”) began getting paid to enjoy his time at Pheasant Run Gol...
  • Casino night for Casino

      Shannon Jensen, DVM of Perkins County Animal Shelter holds the guest of honor, Casino, at the annual fundraiser for the shelter on April 26. There was a casino theme at this year’s event. Although reports were that attendance was down this year, t...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday, April 15. They were treated to a meal catered by Little Country Kitchen. Commercial State Bank sponsored an Easter Bunny cake that was baked by Karla McQueen. Those in attendance were: Rosalie C...
  • A plethora of pancakes

      Charles Nightingale, left, and Trent Harger finish cooking up sausage at the annual Madrid Volunteer Fire Department pancake feed in Madrid on April 26. A huge spread of food included three varieties of cooked eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon and beve...
  • Coffee with a forester

      Rachel Allison, community forester with the Nebraska Forest Service, discusses the topic of over watering trees during the ‘coffee with a forester’ event at Hastings Memorial Library on April 26. The event was sponsored by the Grant Tree Board. ...
  • Smith seeks out direction from constituents

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith (R) visited the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting on April 22 to discuss several topics and get a feel from constituents what he should be pursuing while in Washington...
  • Midwest Musings

    Good luck Buckaroos By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Graduation season is upon us and I try to annually give a message to young adults heading out into the world. For all the graduates heading into the world I tell you this: you may think you know everythi...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Are we astonished? By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church The question is, “Are we still astonished by the Good News of Salvation? Do the accounts of Jesus’ actual eyewitness interactions with His disciples catch us of...
  • Artbeat

    May show features quilts Creations by local quilter Susan Hanson as well as a photo display provided by the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center of Chadron State College will be featured at Meadowlark Gallery during the month of May. Hanson’s “Blo...
  • ‘Survey says...’

      Host of ‘Dysfunctional Family Feud’ Samantha Snogren (center) talks with the Henderson and Grundy families during the mock game show as part of the 2014 spring plays at Perkins County High School. Helping figure out which family was more dysfunc...