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  • Kinney Construction scholarship awarded

    John Marquardt of Wallace High School and Michelle Skeels of Perkins County High School have been chosen to receive scholarships from Kinney Construction. Marquardt will attend Hastings Community College for two years before transferring to UNL for a degr...
  • Blood drive held at PCHS

    A blood drive was held April 23 at Perkins County High School with the National Honor Society serving as hosts. A total of 64 donors were present with 61 units of blood collected. There were 15 first-time donors and seven donors gave double for 14 units o...
  • Scholarship awarded

      Shawn Tjaden, left, presents Rebecca Cornelius with a certificate and check for $1,500 for the Monsanto Growing Leaders scholarship. Cornelius was awarded the scholarship at the Perkins County FFA banquet on April 24 in Grant. The scholarship is ava...
  • King and queen named

      Prom royalty was chosen at Wallace High School on Saturday, April 26. Queen was Paige Aylward, daughter of Marty Aylward. Shane Anders, son of Tonya and Royce Kennicutt, was king. (Photo by Nora Jameson)...
  • College Notes

    Briggs awarded scholarship The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) recently awarded over 100 Board of Trustee Scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Nebraska. A Board of Trustee (BOT) Scholarship provides full tuition for recipients and is ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Hard to leave the past alone By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director A few weeks ago at one of the last UNL home basketball games I had an inquiry from a gentlemen sitting next to my wife, Marlene, wondering if I would be interested in coaching ...
  • PCS preparing for SPVA

    Kemling sets new school record By Tim LinscottManaging Editor At the April 22 Chase County Invite, the PCS boys track team finished in fifth spot as a team with 55 points, just behind Hershey, which had 66.5 team points. The girls were also fifth with 62...
  • PCS hosts annual golf invitational April 22

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor It was a bit blustery, but overall a beautiful day for golf on April 22 when the Plainsmen hosted its own golf invite at Pheasant Run Golf Course. The Perkins County boys golf squad finished runner-up behind Hitchcock County...
  • Boys second at Wallace home meet

      By Elizabeth StrandWallace Public Schools The Wallace Boys track team finished in second place as a team at the Wallace Invite, held on Tuesday, April 22 in Sutherland.   This is their highest team finish of the year so far, and the girls also had ...
  • FSA Scoop

    Signup underway for livestock disaster programs By Teri MossCounty Executive Director Natural disasters including droughts, floods and freezes have caused serious financial hardships for farmers and ranchers since the fall of 2011. The new Farm Bill Di...
  • Perkins County receives secretarial disaster designation

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced eight counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought affecting Nebraska. Those counties are: Chase, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Kei...
  • Governor seeks applicants for Natural Resources Commission

    Gov. Dave Heineman is seeking qualified candidates to the newly-expanded Natural Resources Commission. He signed LB 1098 into law which aims to address water management, water quality and flood control issues. That law expands the Natural Resources Commi...
  • State’s farmers to invest nearly $3 billion in planting 9.4 million acres of corn

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Nebraska corn farmers will plant 9.4 million acres of corn, about 94 percent of last year’s total of 9.95 million acres. With intentions of planting 9.4 million acres of corn this year, farmers wil...
  • Stop abusing a privilege

    Dear Editor: I appreciate this community so much for supporting our youth by volunteering at track meets, watching events at speech meets and attending music and drama events.   Many of you take time off from work and give of your personal time to suppor...
  • Newly passed bill has shortcomings

    Dear Editor: The lack of water, the disparity of how much water each groundwater irrigator from one Natural Resource District to the next NRD pumps, water quality and potential for water storage and flood control all were addressed in LB1098 which was pas...
  • Action, not words, wanted at county housing meeting

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor There was a lot of talking April 16 in Grant about housing needs and the general consensus of those in attendance was that the talking needed to cease, action was the next step. Nebraska Investment Finance Authority ...
  • City electric hook-up policy likely staying the same

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Midwest Electric officials recently asked Grant city leaders to re-examine their policy on new electrical hook-ups, as the company felt it may be inhibiting economic development and future growth of the municipality. The cit...
  • Easter Egg dash!

      Around 200 children made a mad dash for Easter Eggs in the city park in Grant on Saturday, April 19. Children in multiple age categories grabbed coloring books, toys and candy during the annual hunt, put on by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Parents snap...
  • City of Grant gives information on cross connection and blackflow prevention

    What is a cross-connection? A cross-connection is any temporary or permanent connection between a public water system or consumer’s potable (i.e., drinking) water system and source or system containing non-portable water or other substances. An example ...
  • Two-in-one birthdays honored

    The Madrid American Legion and Auxiliary Post 271 took the opportunity to celebrate the annual birthday of the American Legion on March 12. This year they expanded their celebration to include a special tribute to Whitey Shirley by surprising him in celeb...