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  • Our Community's History

    Dahlkoetters have first baby of 1989 One Year AgoJan. 10, 2013 Jace Lee Noyes, then six-month-old son of Ashleigh and Jason Noyes, won the cutest baby contest sponsored by Adams Bank and Trust. Second place winner was then seven-month-old daughter of Bro...
  • Rotary holds soup supper

    Above: Grant Rotary members Don Softley (right), Tarra Terry, Dana Harris and Tim Colglazier help serve soup and sandwiches at the annual scholarship fundraiser at Perkins County High School on Jan. 10. Right: Rotarian Ron Krause helps Colby Wells find ...
  • Donation provides access to the future

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor A virtual ‘who’s who’ of robots was whizzing, whirling and moving around Renee Marquardt’s classroom last week. Wall-E and R2-D2 kept busy by moving quickly on command across the floor while Buzz Lightyear issu...
  • Funds given for seminary student’s education

      Recently a check was donated to Murphy Lierley to help with the cost of his study for the priesthood at the seminary. Dawnell Glunz, a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant,  is shown presenting the check. In May, Murphy will graduat...
  • Auditions for Missoula Children's Theater are Monday

    The audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Blackbeard the Pirage will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 from 4-6 pm at Prairie View Elementary. There are roles for students K-12. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in th...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Fulfilling whose we are By Pastor Nora MendykUnited Methodist Church, Grant Last week we considered traveling by a different road like the three kings did after finding and worshiping Jesus (Epiphany). Spiritually, that road can lead to a greater commit...
  • Cogitation

    Bring on some heat By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Brrr! It is January is it not? It’s supposed to be cold outside–no? But there is one place where it should not be cold–Golden Ours residents rooms. Some are more so than others. Maintenance personn...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Coaches have the same goal By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director In the past couple of weeks, a number of professional, college and, I am sure, a number of high school coaches lost their jobs. The football season ended and football coaches at ...
  • PCS wins thriller against Sailors

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The student section was raucous, the cheerleaders had the crowd pumped up and the homecourt atmosphere was electric at Perkins County on Saturday night as the Plainsmen boys basketball team faced Sutherland in what wou...
  • Girls face St. Pat’s, Sutherland

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County’s girls basketball squad faced on offensive buzzsaw over the weekend as the Lady Plainsmen faced North Platte St. Patrick on Friday and Sutherland on Saturday. On Friday, Jan. 10 PCS dropped to St. Pat...
  • Wrestlers compete at Garden County Invite

    Saturday, Jan. 11 the Plainsman wrestlers were back in action following the holiday break, participating in the Garden County Invitational. The team finished 18th out of 20 teams, with only three participating Plainsmen scoring nine points. Sedgwick Count...
  • Wallace Wildcats have tough week of games

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer Wallace had a full week of basketball last week as they competed in three regular season ball games; Medicine Valley, Arthur and Mullen. Wallace vs. Med. Valley Wallace was the first to get on the board when Landon ...
  • Lady Wildcats pick up two victories over the weekend

      Wallace Lady Basketball finished the weekend with their first two wins and one loss. The loss came early in the week during an away game to Medicine Valley, 29-38. The team rallied back on Friday, beating Arthur County, 63-46, at home, and then winn...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling Bags Week of Jan. 2 High Game: Cindy Seitler, 226; Belinda Daly, 192; Melinda Nielsen, 185. High Series: Cindy Seitler, 551; Belinda Daly, 528; Laurie Fagullar, 477.USBC Awards Tiffine Harger, 175 game; Cindy Seitler, 225 game....
  • TOUCAN teaches elementary students to make healthy choices

      Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) brought their TOUCAN program to students at Perkins County Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 8, during Mr. Shawn Cole’s physical education classes for kindergarten through third grades. “TO...
  • Big Springs seniors organize prom dress donation project

    As years have passed, the cost of prom dresses has increased. Girls spend hundreds of dollars for dresses that are generally worn once or twice, then shoved to the back of the closet to collect dust. South Platte High School seniors Lindsey Kotschwar, Add...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Jan. 16-22All Times MountainThursday, Jan. 16 3:00    JH boys/girls basketball at Sutherland FFA Pink Out 4:30    Boys JV basketball (at Madrid) 4:30    Girls JV basketball 4:30    Boys JV/V basketball 4:30    Girls JV/V basketball 6:00 ...
  • College Notes

    Area students make 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 Dean...
  • Middle school honor roll announced

    Perkins County Middle School is pleased to announce the names of students making the first quarter and first semester honor rolls.All A’s Second Quarter Tanner Burge, Jaden Dietlein, Kadie Hanson, Miranda Holscher, Charles Johnson, Joshua Johnston, Nath...
  • Students’ work chosen for show

      Four Perkins County High School seniors had artwork juried into The Nebraska Wesleyan University Bridge Exhibit in Lincoln. Courtney Lyon had two graphite drawings accepted.  Chase Anderson has two digital photographs accepted.  Matthew Sestak has...