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  • Fire near Elsie calls four departments to action

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Four area fire departments responded to a field fire near Elsie on Friday, Jan. 24. Around 10 a.m. Elsie, Madrid, Grant and Wallace firefighters responded to a call in a field located at Roads 751 and 345. Pivot repa...
  • Our Community's History

    Business damaged by driverless car By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoJan. 31, 2013 Two new board members took their seats on the Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board. The appointments of Patrick McGreer and Bonnie Taubenheim were approved by the...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate January birthday

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Elsie Legion Hall. They were treated to a meal catered by Little Country Kitchen of Madrid. Bill Robertson celebrated his January birthday with a penguin decorated marble cake th...
  • Family makes donation in Morehead’s name

    A memorial in the name of Ruth Morehead was presented to the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance by her family at the January business meeting. This memorial will be used to purchase new equipment for the Perkins County Ambulance. Ruth’s ...
  • It’s Girl Scout cookie time

    Girl Scouts will be participating in the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program Friday, Feb. 7-Sunday, March 9. A new cookie is in the lineup—Cranberry Citrus Crisps, a crispy cookie made with whole grains and cranberry bits and citrus fruit flavor. It is made ...
  • Hospitalized Away

    Shania Stickley - Regional West Medical Center4021 Ave. B.Room 208Scottsbluff, NE 69361...
  • Owner occupied rehab funds available

    Perkins County, along with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation, is leading a cooperative effort to provide some needed renovation to homes within the incorporated communities of Perkins County using funding provided by the Nebraska Departm...
  • Flu activity rapidly increasing in Nebraska

    Vaccination important for everyone–especially those at risk for serious complications. Flu activity is increasing in Nebraska. Two flu-related deaths have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services so far this season and hospi...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Collect your inheritance By Pastor Nora MendykUnited Methodist Church, Grant A prospector was out digging for gold, expecting to strike it rich. The banker from town had a hard time finding him, but, find him, he did. He had an important message to give...
  • Shaun's Thoughts

    Home care battle never ceases By Shaun Meyer, Director, Home Health Services I am so glad to be back to writing in my column! I apologize it has been so long. I hope this finds each of you staying warm in this REALLY cold weather! I wanted to write a li...
  • What’s Up?

    Following the moon By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer With new moon tomorrow, this will be a great opportunity to follow it throughout an entire monthly cycle. We can start after sunset now, but by the end of the 28-day cycle we will need to be looki...
  • Families gather for night of fun activities

    Kaiden (left) and Preston Case play a dice game with Brandon Laird-Case at Family Fun Night at Perkins County Elementary on Jan. 21. Weston Tolander and daughter Hailey (left) play games with Geraldean and Maylynn Walker during one of the Family Fu...
  • Schmidt is Senior of the Month for January

    January’s Senior of the Month, Alexis Schmidt, has demonstrated an eagerness to succeed during her four years of high school and with her plans for the future. The daughter of Gretchen Schmidt and Rodney Frese, Alexis is a senior at Perkins County High ...
  • FCCLA students compete at STAR

      On Jan. 15, 75 FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members from seven schools came together, for the second straight year, at Elwood for the District 11 STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) Contest. Students attending co...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Jan. 30-Feb. 5All Times MountainThursday, Jan. 30 ESU middle school Quiz Bowl at Hershey 4:00    B/G JV basketball 5:30    Girls varsity basketball 7:00    Boys varsity basketball all at Sedgwick Co.Friday, Jan. 31 9 am    Wrestling at Med Val...
  • College Notes

    Students make academic lists Mid-Plains Community College released the names of students named to the Dean’s list and the President’s List for the fall 2013 term. Steve Maaliao qualified for the President’s List and Ashley Kautz qualified for the D...
  • UNK Honor Band, Choral Clinic features 118 high schools

    High school vocal and instrumental music students from 118 schools in Nebraska and Kansas were selected to participate in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Honor Band and Choral Clinic on Jan. 27. The event includes 677 students and features three...
  • Wallace junior-senior high honor students announced

    Wallace Junior High and High School is proud to announce the names of students included on the honor roll.All A’s Seniors: Sara Hubbard, Alexandria Lundvall, Jaclyn Nelson, Landon Swedberg. Juniors: Emma Franklin, Chance Kennicutt, Dillon Koop, Morgan M...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Home is the best place By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director There is no place like home. There is no place like home. The Husker men’s basketball team doesn’t play in Kansas anymore, but the Big 10 hasn’t been too kind to them either. B...
  • Plainsmen defeat Maxwell at SPVA

        By Tim LinscottManaging Editor For all intents and purposes, the Perkins County boys basketball team had a good SPVA tournament. PCS started out the tournament with a close loss to Sutherland, 48-42. Sutherland held a 11-10 lead after one peri...