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  • Water usage to be monitored after exorbitant amount used lately

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Water usage has long been a concern in southwestern Nebraska and in the coming advent of water meters in Grant, that concern is not dwindling in the minds of the city council. At the April 14 Grant City Council meeting ci...
  • Hazardous waste collection to be held on Saturday

    Spring cleaning can mean a wide array of chores, including getting rid of household hazardous waste.A household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, May 2 from 8-9 a.m. at the Perkins County fair grounds. The collection is open to everyone in...
  • Chiropractor shares experiences of global healing

      By Becky Uehling Staff Writer For the past 11 years, Chiropractor Dr. Chad Hawk of Castle Rock, Colo., has traveled to third-world countries for one purpose, to share the gift of adjustments. “We have seen tremendous changes” in the people w...
  • Arbor Day

      Hastings Memorial Library director Robin Quinn helps kids in the after school program portray the life cycle of a tree as part of an Arbor Day presentation by the Grant Tree Board on Thursday, April 23....
  • Respite provider training to be in Ogallala in May

    The Nebraska Lifespan Respite program is providing a training for individuals interested in becoming respite providers on Wednesday, May 20 in Ogallala at ESU 16.Training will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch provided. Space is limited and there is a c...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Elsie seniors and Scarlet Chapeau The Elsie Senior lunch was held on Tuesday, April 21. They enjoyed a catered lunch and a cake was donated by Commercial State Bank. Those attending were Jo Leonard, Rosalie Curtis, Lillian Hanson, Max and Lorraine Hanson...
  • MPCC announces online IT certificate program

    Mid-Plains Community College is rolling out a new program that will allow people to earn information technology (IT) certificates by taking online courses. IT refers to anything related to computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software, the...
  • Together for tomorrow

    Tim Linscott Managing EditorIn essence, a newspaper is a publicly owned private business. Yes, we are a business like any other business, a grocery store, a bank, a real estate company and the goals are all the same: to make a profit and continue to serve...
  • From the Pulpit

    The miraculous catch Pastor Huran Gatobu Wallace UMC God is good all the time. After his resurrection, Jesus continued to appear to his followers. It is interesting that they were not able to recognize Him immediately.Mary Magdalene mistook Him for a ga...
  • Top 10 tips to know from the IRS

    The IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers each year. There are a variety of reasons why the IRS might send a taxpayer a notice. Here are the top 10 tips to know in case one is received.1. Don’t panic. Often the situation can be taken ca...
  • Red Cross launches new app with everything needed to know in an emergency

    The American Red Cross announces the release of its new Emergency App which gives people instant access to weather alerts, life-saving information and ways to contact family and friends in one free, easy-to-use app for mobile devices.This all-inclusive ap...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Uncovering gems By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist The past few weeks I have been transitioning storage bins from the HomeTown office back to our house. When I retired from the school, I had game tapes, books, scrapbook makings and various other things...
  • Plainsmen record falls at Hershey Invite

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Mingling with other schools at the Chase County Invite on April 21 has shown Perkins County athletes may be a force to be reckoned with come district time.The Plainsmen finished third at Chase County with 100 team points. ...
  • Golfers battle Dundy-County Stratton at own invite

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Defending their home course, the Perkins County boys golf squad finished second at its own invite on April 21.The Plainsmen had a 364 team score while Dundy County-Stratton finished with a 339 to win the invite.PCS Head Co...
  • Wildcats staying busy down the stretch of the season

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Wallace High School Track Invitational was held April 21 at Wallace with a host of Wildcat athletes setting personal best marks and times.The boys team finished fifth with 61 team points. Tanner Clough had a solid day ...
  • PCHS hosts District Music

      The Perkins County High School jazz band, under the direction of Brian Erickson, belts out a tune for judges and onlookers alike at district music competition held at Perkins County High School on Friday, April 24. ...
  • Wallace students compete at Cambridge festival

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer The Wallace Junior High, along with some of the sixth grade music students, recently competed at the Cambridge Music Festival.The students prepared and performed vocal and instrumental selections that were ju...
  • College Notes

    Lempke initiated into honor society Eighteen students and one senior administrator are the newest members of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at University of Nebraska at Kearney. Among them was John Lempke of Wallace, music performance.Phi Kappa Phi p...
  • Horse of former Perkins County couple inducted into Hall of Fame

      A horse that had belonged to former Perkins County residents Vernon and Sharon Parker named My Painted Robin was inducted recently into the American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) Hall of Fame. Attending a formal ceremony at the Marriott on Cham...
  • 4-H signup deadline is May 1

    By Becky Uehling Staff Writer Friday, May 1 is the deadline to sign children up for 4-H in Perkins County. Enrollment this year is all online, according to Debbie Kuenning, extension educator and 4-H youth development coordinator for UNL in Perkins and ...