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  • 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...
  • Purple Pinkie day

      Above: Maggie Fisher gets her pinkie dipped in purple dye from Rotarian Don Harris as part of the Purple Pinkie project from the Grant Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 19. Elementary students paid to have their pinkie, or any other finger, dipped i...
  • Change in technology to help enforce three strikes

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Perkins County High School Principal Dean Friedel is always trying to stay one step ahead of students and their use of technology while on campus. This never-ending battle took a new twist when Friedel proposed a ‘three-st...
  • Senator stops in Grant on campaign trail

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Nebraska Senator Pete Pirsch of Omaha was in Grant last Thursday (March 20) for the  Midwest Electric annual meeting, hoping to spread the word about his campaign to become the next attorney general of Nebraska. Pirsch has ...
  • Midwest holds annual meeting

      The 67th annual Midwest Electric meeting was held at Perkins County High School on March 20. The event featured entertainment, displays and a guest speaker. Above: A trailer with fully-functioning meters and wires gave on-lookers safety tips. Abov...
  • Our Community's History

    Colorado couple takes over King’s Inn in Grant By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoMarch 28, 2013 Perkins County Schools was in search of a new superintendent to replace Tobin Buchanan, as well as three classroom instructors to fill vacancies by teachers w...
  • Two new upgrades

      The Wallace Volunteer Fire Department has two new rescue vehicles. The ambulance was delivered in the fall of 2013. The brush truck arrived in February of this year. Fire chief Ray Jameson said it wouldn’t have been possible to upgrade these vehic...
  • A heartfelt goodbye

          Midwest Electric general manager Larry Umberger, right, stopped the program of the annual Midwest Electric meeting to say goodbye to Cindy Salsman, left. Salsman is retiring after 28 years with Midwest Electric. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...
  • Snow driven...

      Crews work feverishly during the flying snow on Saturday, March 22, at the Perkins County Fairgrounds to collect hazardous waste material. The hazardous material collection project was held from 8-9 a.m. and an abundance of materials were collected ...
  • Learn new crafts, sharpen skills at workshops

    Great Plains Creative Arts Association presents its 64th arts and crafts workshops April 9-12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at Camp Comeca in Cozad. Both amateurs and professionals are invited to attend for one day or several days, learn new arts and crafts or sharpen o...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate birthdays and St. Paddy’s

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon March 18 at the Elsie Legion Hall.      Shaun Meyer from Hi-Line Home Health was the guest speaker, sharing services provided throughout the county. Little Country Kitchen catered the meal. Commercia...
  • Drug and alcohol ed class planned

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, April 21 from 9-5 at Heartland Counseling, 401 W. 1st, Ogallala. “Talking About A...
  • Benefit for Deaver Saturday

    A benefit auction and supper are being held for Angela Deaver and  family on Saturday, March 29 at the Wallace Community Hall. The evening will begin with a supper of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potatoes and a dessert at 5:30 p.m. central time. ...