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  • Pitching with Pritch

    Goodbye to a friend Larry Pritchett Contributing Writer I had an opportunity last week to see a lot of friends. The bad part of the opportunity was that it was at a funeral. The funeral was for a friend of mine that did a lot of officiating for us years...
  • Lady Plainsmen defense improving

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County girls basketball squad stepped up its game in regard to rebounding and being aggressive on defense in the first round of the SPVA Tournament on Jan. 20.However, facing a North Platte St. Patrick’...
  • PCS wins over Kimball at SPVA

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor After a loss to Hershey in the SPVA tournament, the Perkins County Boys Basketball team won a tight game with Kimball.Against Hershey on Jan. 19 in Hershey the Plainsmen went down in defeat, 50-29.PCS was down 14-7 a...
  • Wildcats start RPAC tournament

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace once again had a very busy week of basketball as they competed against Dundy County-Stratton and Stapleton, and then started the RPAC conference tournament against Wauneta/Palisade.The Wildcats were c...
  • Playing keepaway

      Wallace senior Haley Storm protects the ball from Stapleton’s Haley Paben during varsity basketball action last week. On Jan. 20 Dundy County-Stratton defeated Wallace 52-22, but the Lady Wildcats bounced back to defeat Stapleton on Jan. 22, 52-39...
  • Cook finishes third

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Only one wrestler from Perkins County suited up for the Mullen Invite on Jan. 24 in Mullen.Kiffen Cook, 132 pounds, finished third, going 3-1 on the day.He pinned Buck Church of High Plains in 4:34 before going on to lose ...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling Bags    Jan. 22 High Game 224 - Melinda Nielsen190 - Sue Baker181 - Kim DahlgrinHigh Series558 - Melinda Nielsen515 - Bernie DeForest471 - Pam Collins...
  • Learning to make the right decisions

      Barry Hinkle of the Nebraska State Patrol spoke with Perkins County High School students on Jan. 22 about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Hinkle explained the various experiences he’s had in dealing with drugs and alcohol during his career....
  • PCS grad studying auto technology at NPCC

      They’re giving the boys a run for their money.Carra Johnson of Madrid, and Jessica Schaben of Gothenburg, are taking classes at North Platte Community College in programs most women don’t go into: automotive technology and auto body technology.J...
  • Midwest Musings

    There’s no place like home By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Being here for more than a year now, I  have not explored too many places beyond Perkins County.My children and I will venture out on a Saturday and have lunch in a small-town cafe to try som...
  • Hughes' Views

    Getting into a groove By Dan Hughes Senator A total of 663 bills and nine legislative resolutions were introduced during the first 10 days of the 104th First Legislative Session. We started the public hearings on Jan. 20 and began general file debate on...
  • Tree Talk

    Now is ideal time to prune By Shari Friedel Grant Tree Board Election of officers was held at the most recent Grant Tree Board meeting on Jan. 20.It was decided that the current officers would remain, with Jon Forney as president and myself as secretary...
  • Zoning News

    Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the comprehensive plan of Perkins County in 2013. The information includes results of census data, community meetings, surveys and public hearings. Comprehensive plan is u...
  • How low will they go?

    Fuel prices drop for 120 consecutive days Fuel prices across the country continue their downward trend, reports AAA Nebraska.As of Jan. 23, the national fuel average has dropped 120 consecutive days to $2.03 a gallon.  AAA is expecting the national aver...
  • A good day for hay

    The recent warm weather has given area farmers a chance to get out and get some outdoor activities done. Highs were in the upper 50s and lower 60s earlier this week. This hay bale was on display just east of Grant as a sign of spring being just around t...
  • Cattlemen’s Day series at seven locations

    A series of meetings in seven locations across western Nebraska and eastern Colorado will be focusing on the changing beef industry.Dates and locations of the programs are (all times MT):• Feb. 10: Sterling, Colo., CSU Northeast Regional Engagement Cent...
  • Private pesticide applicator trainings available in area

    Pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification in February. Trainings will be as follows:  * Grant: Perkins County Fairgrounds, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m.* Elsie: Elsie Legion Hall, Feb. 5 at 1 ...
  • Weed and insect resistance workshop coming to Grant

    A Weed and Insect Resistance Workshop will be held in Grant on Feb. 6 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. 308-352-7580 (Perkins County Extension, perkins-county@unl.edu), or 402-318-1124 (Strahinja Stepanovic, sstepanovic2@unl.edu) The main objective of th...
  • Certified chemigator training available

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Perkins/Chase County area where people interested in chemigating may receive initial training or recertification. Requirements for initial and recertification are the same and there is no charge...
  • Nebraska cattle on feed up four percent

    Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.49 million cattle on feed on Jan. 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up four percent from last year.Placements during December tot...