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  • College Notes

    Wurst receives Master’s degree Undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded to 110 students in December 2013 at Concordia University in Seward. Among the graduates was Paula Wurst of Grant with a Master of Education degree. Students receive academi...
  • “Exceeding Expectations” is FCCLA Week theme

    The Perkins County High School Chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is celebrating National FCCLA Week from Feb. 9-15. The theme for this year is “Exceeding Expectations.” Throughout the week FCCLA will recognize memb...
  • Writing contest for college funds open to seventh and eighth graders

    The 12th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest for seventh and eighth graders was announced by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg. The contest is sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers. Winne...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Keep your cool when hot By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director Last weekend there was an ugly incident that happened in the last few seconds of the Oklahoma State and Texas Tech men’s basketball game in Lubbock, Texas. It could have been a lo...
  • Plainsmen to get back to basics

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor A sluggish start against Cambridge on Feb. 7 led to a loss for the Perkins County boys basketball team. Cambridge led 20-2 after one period and  outscored the Plainsmen 23-10 in the second quarter to take a commanding...
  • Offense picks up for PC girls

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Tenacity on offense and defense is paying off for the PCS girls basketball team. The Lady Plainsmen were able to get aggressive on offense against Cambridge Feb. 7 and had a breakout game on offense against Cozad on Fe...
  • Toner solid for Plainsmen

      , the only Plainsmen to participate in the South Platte Valley Association dual tournament Thursday, Feb. 6 went undefeated, pinning three opponents and winning three matches by forfeit. Above: Toner pinned Maxwell opponent, Cash Boland, in 1:51. (P...
  • Senior Wildcats go out in style with home win against Brady

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer Wallace had a very light week of basketball due to the weather causing a cancellation. The Wildcats were supposed to host the Brady Eagles last Tuesday but inclement weather forced the schools to call it off. The bu...
  • Lady Wildcats face Cardinals in rematch

    Friday, Feb. 7, brought the Hayes Center Cardinals to Wallace for a match against the Wallace Wildcats. This was a rematch from a game a week ago during the RPAC Conference tournament. The Lady Wildcats fought hard throughout the game but came up short o...
  • FSA offers farm bill updates by email

    USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, encourages farmers, ranchers, and landowners to sign up for our free online news service, GovDelivery. GovDelivery is a more efficient, timely option for receiving importa...
  • USDA offers loans to promote economic development in rural areas

    USDA Rural Development (RD) is seeking applications for the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP). Through the IRP program, USDA Rural Development provides direct loans to establish revolving loan funds. Eligible applicants include Indian groups, private ...
  • Wallace grad competes with judging team

      While many were enjoying the holiday break with their family and friends, the Casper College Livestock judging team was hard at work preparing for the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The Thunderbird team started their journey in early January...
  • Life’s short—make it count

    Dear Editor: In less than three seconds my life flashed before my eyes. Just over two weeks ago, I was ejected from a car and could barely walk. Today, I can walk with assistance. I’ve realized how precious life really is. Life is way too short not to t...
  • City adding tool to help build Grant

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The first step of many to address the needs of the community was taken Tuesday, Jan. 28 by the Grant City Council. In addressing housing and other growth needs in Grant, city officials approved the pursuit of organizing a Co...
  • Villages using CRA’s to make improvements

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Reading, reviewing and being observant will hopefully help the Village of Venango make some improvements. In July of 2013 Venango village board members finalized the establishment of a Community Redevelopment Authority to he...
  • Late harvest, ‘ok’ prices

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Harvest took a little bit longer than usual because of unusual timing in moisture, according to Doug Anderson, Perkins County Extension Educator. This year’s harvest was one of the latest he’s seen and portions of Deuel ...
  • A welcome sight

    <1--IMAGE images/2.6.14/snow.jpg IMAGE-->   Snow removal equipment was a constant sight last week and earlier this week when several inches of snowfall blanketed the area. Forecasts have slight chances of snow coming by the end of the week, cou...
  • Perkins County Chamber board 2014

      At the Monday, Jan. 27 Perkins County Chamber of Commerce banquet, new board members for the 2014 year were inducted. They include, from left to right, Stara Chandler-Smith, board member; Dawnya Dreiling, treasurer; Jessie Faber, board member; And...
  • Dinner and a show

      Members of the Perkins County High School speech team performed their speeches as part of the entertainment portion of the evening at the  Perkins County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Jan. 27 at Westview. Above: Mariah Curtis and Courtney M...
  • Super party

      A good-sized crowd gathered Sunday, Feb. 2 at the New Life Fellowship Church in Grant for a party to watch the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks do battle for the biggest prize in football. The crowd was predominantly pro-Broncos with one Seahawks...