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  • Scarlet Chapeau gathers

    Thirteen Scarlet Chapeau ladies met in Madrid on March 28 at the Bootleg Bar for their house special burritos. After lunch they played several games of bingo and then shopped at the Country Store in Madrid. The next meeting will be in April....
  • Pulpit Reflections

    God is good–all the time By Pastor Harun GatobuUnited Methodist Church, Wallace Philippians 2:4-8 tells us, “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, t...
  • What’s Up?

    Get ready to throw a party By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Got your viewing location picked out for the upcoming total lunar eclipse? The eclipse occurs on the evening of Monday, April 14, and continues into the early morning hours of Monday, Apri...
  • Artbeat

    April show featuring quilts by “Betty and the Girls” Three generations of quilters will have their work on display during the month of April at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant. Betty Frederick, who has called Grant her home for 39 years, learned to quilt...
  • Fake IRS call scam targeting Nebraska

    Attorney General Jon Bruning recently issued a consumer alert for Nebraskans to be wary of a phone scam reported by the IRS as the largest of its kind. Victims have reported threats of driver’s license suspension, arrest and deportation. “My office ha...
  • ‘House of Cards Trilogy’ coming to NET Television

    The original BBC adaptation of Michael Dobbs’ “House of Cards Trilogy” is back on NET Television after 20-plus years. Considered the godfather of modern political thrillers, “House of Cards Trilogy” aired on public television as part of “Maste...
  • Honor roll students named for third quarter at Perkins County High School

      The Perkins County High School honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-2014 school year has been released by school officials. Those earning a spot on the ‘A’ honor roll are: Kaitlyn Gamble, Claire Maaliao, Amanda Reichert, Hannah Beck, Kal...
  • A big D.E.A.L.

      On Friday, March 21, members of the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce came together to help read stories at Perkins County Elementary as part of the Celebrate Reading D.E.A.L. (Drop Everything And Listen) event. Above: Jody Snogren of Perkins Count...
  • PCHS holds prom 2014

      Brady Mailand, left, escorts Courtney Lyon down the runway during the Grand March at Perkins County High School on Saturday, March 29. The prom theme this year was ‘Empire State of Mind’ and the gymnasium was packed with onlookers for the annual...
  • Johnson, Sis named to SPVA list

    Named to the second team All SPVA basketball squad for this past season was Perkins County senior Tim Johnson. Making the Honorable Mention list was freshman Derek Sis....
  • NSAA All-State members named

    The NSAA is excited to announce the recipients for the Winter Season NCPA Academic All-State Award. Perkins County High School recipients are: boys basketball-Timothy Johnson and Zak Kurkowski; girls basketball-Kendra Hoffert and Courtney McClenahan; spee...
  • Malmkar third at inter-high day

    Dylan Malmkar of Perkins County High School placed third in chemistry division in the inter-high day competition held at McCook Community College on March 26.            More than 400 students from 18 area high schools tested in 27 academic areas...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Stress and pressure are worth it By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director This season Creighton moved from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East Conference. It was a step-up in competition. The Bluejays fared pretty well getting to the c...
  • PCS second at own quad

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County High School track team finished second at the PCS quad on Thursday, March 27. For the boys, PCS had 129 team points and Dundy County Stratton won with 175 team points. The Lady Plainsmen finished sec...
  • Wildcats open track season at PCS

      The Wallace Wildcat Track Team opened the 2014 season in Grant at the Perkins County Track Meet.  This was the first meet for Perkins County, Wauneta-Palisade, South Platte, Dundy County Stratton, and Wallace.   The meet provided much needed exper...
  • Pheasants Forever holds annual banquet

      Jeff Dilsaver (right) helps Trevor Cornelius play Plinko during the sixth annual Pheasants Forever banquet on March 22. The evening was considered a success, according to organizers of the banquet. The annual banquet featured games, drawings and a l...
  • Bills seek reforms in correctional system

    By Sen. Mark Christensen44th Legislative District After today (Thursday) only five legislative days remain in the 60-day 2014 legislative session. Moreover, several bills hit the floor of the Unicameral for their first round of debate. So, this week I w...
  • FSA to host public meeting

    The Perkins County Farm Service Agency will be holding a public information meeting April 15 to cover Livestock Disaster Programs and updates/changes to the Farm Loan programs that were implemented with the 2014 Farm Bill.   The meeting will be held Tues...
  • Memories of small-town Grant

    Dear Editor: We were driving from Houston to Kansas City for the Anderson Christmas which is always interesting in its own right, let alone encountering bad weather. Because of snow and ice, we rerouted through numerous small towns in northern Texas and s...
  • Stumpf wheat center breaks ground

      Attending the ground breaking on Friday, March 21 for the Henry J. Stumpf Wheat Research Center were, from left to right, Chet Poehling, University of Nebraska Foundation; Don Adams, West Central District Director, Institute of Agriculture and Nat...