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  • Honors night

      Above: During honors night at Wallace High School on May 5, Pat and Shirley Aylward received the Big Blue Booster Award. They are flanked by their son Marty and granddaughter Paige, a senior at Wallace. Below: Activities queen and king, Jaclyn Nelso...
  • Wildcat graduation 2014

      School board president Cindy Christensen gives her niece, Makenzie Aylward, her diploma during graduation ceremonies at Wallace High School on Saturday, May 10. There were 15 graduates from Wallace this year. The class colors were black, lime and tu...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Some things are just worth it By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director The current school year is coming to an end.  With that the athletic season winds to a halt also.  Not at the same time but close depending on when schools schedule their la...
  • PCS athletes prove themselves

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Best of the Midwest track meet at Sutherland focuses on individual achievements and team scores are not tallied. This gives the chance for athletes to concentrate on their own individual accomplishments and several Perki...
  • Plainsmen earn second place finish at Creek Valley Invite

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Finishing second behind Bayard at the Creek Valley Invite in Chappell on May 6 was the Perkins Perkins County High School boys golf team. Several personal bests were made by the Plainsmen. “I think the work the guys are do...
  • Fifteen Wildcats set personal bests at Dundy County-Stratton

    By Elizabeth StrandWallace Public Schools As the season is winding down for the Wallace Wildcats, several athletes are improving on their season marks.   On Tuesday, May 6, the Wildcats had 12 athletes qualify for the Best of the Midwest track meet in Su...
  • Shuttle bus offered at state track meet in Omaha

    A free shuttle bus will be available to help relieve traffic congestion on Friday and Saturday, May 23-24 during the Nebraska State Track and Field Meet at Burke High School in Omaha. The shuttle bus will run between the Westroads Shopping Center and Burk...
  • New face coming, one leaving extension

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor “I wanted to get back to where I started,” said Doug Anderson, Perkins, Keith and Arthur Counties University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Educator  about his taking a job in Loup City. Anderson was there for 13 years a...
  • Memories roll out easy for rink fans

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor On Friday, May 2, the Six Aces Skating Rink closed its doors with a boisterous crowd of children, teens and adults all heading out into the rainy night. Robin Clement watched the final person go out the door and bega...
  • Changes coming to activities at PCHS

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor An open discussion was the motive of bringing up the amount of offerings at Perkins County High School, and that discussion has led to some changes in activities in the coming years. In March, board member Jayson Bishop brou...
  • It’s sine die for Sen. Christensen

    Eight years as a senator in Nebraska Legislature comes to an end.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Sine die: to adjourn without a day on which to appear or assemble again. After eight years in the Nebraska Legislature, 44th District Senator Mark Chr...
  • Primary election Tuesday, May 13

    The 2014 primary election in Perkins County will be Tuesday, May 13. Early voter’s ballots must be in the possession of the election office by 7 p.m. on May 13. The ballots can be mailed to: Perkins County Clerk, Rita A. Long, PO Box 156, Grant, NE., 6...
  • The fine art of creating a puzzle

    By Timothy LinscottManaging Editor I speak at high schools  and colleges now and again about journalism and the first question I ask is, “What is the number one function of a newspaper?” Answers will vary. Usually it is, ‘To inform,’ ‘To entert...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Delight in nature By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church I receive terrific delight just going out my back door seeing nature. Often there is a little garden finch up in the pine tree serenading the world with its melodiou...
  • New job searching mobile app available

    Gov. Dave Heineman recently announced a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets to aid in searching for available Nebraska jobs. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labor’s job site that matches employers ...
  • Nursing profession being celebrated

    To celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliate Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) salute nursing as the country’s most trustworthy field. Americans share faith in nurses, ...
  • ‘Free fishing day’ May 17

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be holding their annual “free park entry” and “free fishing day” at all state parks, state recreation areas and state historical parts on May 17. Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala will be hosting a “m...
  • Free electronic maps now available

    Through a no-cost contract with Avenza Systems, Inc., the USDA Forest Service has made electronic versions of its Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) available as free downloads for smartphones and tablets. To use the electronic MVUMs, a person must first inst...
  • PCS spring music concert 2014

      The Perkins County High School spring music concert thrilled the audience on May 1 with instrumental and vocal selections. Groups included the concert band, swing choir, jazz band and mixed chorus. Pictured is the swing choir, belting out ‘Sing, S...
  • Perkins County Quiz Bowl team has high finish at state

    The Perkins County Quiz Bowl team finished in the top six percentile at the state Quiz Bowl championship in Holdrege on April 30. Each ESU in the state (of which there are 17) was allowed to send up to two teams to compete at state. There were 27 teams th...