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  • Wallace American Legion gathers

    The Wallace American Legion Post 213 met on April 14. The group reviewed hours worked to support the veterans, their financial report, and the previous meeting minutes were approved. The Girls and Boys State Representatives were announced. Karen Goucher ...
  • Midwest Musings

    A happy dilemma By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Grant is lucky to have a housing problem. It is lucky to have no rentals, no houses for sale and a list a mile long of young people clamoring to get into this community. Grant is lucky to have nowhere for bu...
  • Cogitation

    Useful body parts from God By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident God told me we had a lot of stuff to learn. We would take them one by one, from the top of my head—my arms and hands next, then the middle of me and finally the bottom of me, my legs, feet and ...
  • PCHS Quiz Bowl team headed to state competition

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Question: Who is the 2014 ESU 16 district Quiz Bowl champion? Answer: Perkins County High School. The Plainsmen captured the title April 15 at Sutherland. Thirteen schools competed in a bracket-style, double eliminatio...
  • PCHS students awarded for talent

      Several Perkins County High School students received awards from the Phillips County Art Show held on March 29 in Holyoke.     Senior Sarah Medich received Best of Student first place for her collage mixed media work of a saxophone.  Sophomore J...
  • Lyon selected as Senior of the Month for April

    Courtney Lyon, daughter of Roy and Teresa Lyon of Grant, has been chosen as April’s senior of the month. The busy senior has participated in many activities both in and out of school throughout her high school career. She has been a member of band, chor...
  • Nebraska young artist awards honor local high school youth

          Samantha Snogren of Perkins County High School was among area students who were recognized at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Nebraska Young Artist Award Day April 9. Sixty-four high schoo...
  • College Notes

    Burge on SCC list Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean’s List for the quarter recently completed on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses. Among those recognized was Seth Burge of Grant who is majoring in agriculture busin...
  • Wallace students place at Inter-High Day

    North Platte Community College hosted its annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition and TECH-Knowledge & Skills Discovery Day on Wednesday, April 2. The theme for Inter-High Day this year is “Spotlight on Success.” Students from 28 area schools too...
  • Still time for students to help with election

    Nebraska students still have time to contact their local election official to discuss working at the primary on May 13, says Secretary of State John Gale. Students who work or volunteer at least four hours are eligible to have their names selected to rece...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Wilt changed the game By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director I don’t follow professional basketball much because although the players have lots of talent, I don’t think the game is as much team-oriented as it used to be during my growing up...
  • PCHS faces cold, wind at Sutherland

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Some Perkins County track athletes were bundled up in blankets and jackets until they had to compete at the Sutherland Invite on April 17. The invite started with temperatures in the 30s with a stiff breeze blowing. Ac...
  • Wildcats have great showing at Sutherland

      By Elizabeth StrandWallace track coach The Wallace Wildcats set 16 new personal best marks at the Sutherland Invitational on Thursday, April 17.   Wallace was one of the 11 teams at the meet, others included:  Perkins County, Chase County, North P...
  • Plainsmen win Hershey golf invitational

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen picked up their first golf tournament win of the season with a decisive 30-plus stroke victory on April 17. PCHS won with a team score of 350 while Sandhills/Thedford was a distant second with 38...
  • Why no vote on school expansion?

    Dear Editor: After figuring and paying my property taxes for Perkins County I came to the realization that I may have reached an age where Depends are needed. I looked at the breakdown of the taxes and saw where a majority of them go to the schools. Here ...
  • Let’s abolish central assessment system

    Dear Editor: In Nebraska most of the large rich corporations owning land and easements in Nebraska are centrally assessed. The Nebraska Supreme Court has brought into the reasoning that an elected county assessor does not have the ability to assess and ta...
  • County officials’ duties clarified

    Dear Editor: We have heard that there is some confusion about the duties of county officials, particularly as to the handling of tax receipts and the dispersal of funds. We think that a clarification of those duties is in order. When we pay our taxes to t...
  • U.S. Justice Department weighs in for Nebraska on Water Master’s ruling

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Deputy Attorney General David Cookson brought some good news to last week’s Upper Republican Natural Resources District meeting. Cookson said the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a favorable brief with the ...
  • Vehicle catches fire on highway

      On Tuesday, April 8 a pick-up started on fire while traveling on NE-61. Vernone Davidson, owner and driver of the 1994 Ford Ranger, was southbound when a fuel leak started a fire under the hood. Smoke filled the driver’s compartment, forcing Dav...
  • ‘Who is this man?’

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Call it a reversal of slogans. Ivan Regier of Madrid has long used the saying he was the ‘Man with the upside down face,’ meaning he had hair on his face and not the top of his head. For Regier, that is no longer the c...