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  • 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...
  • Deadline to apply for conservation stewardship program extended

    NRCS says Feb. 7 deadline makes it possible for more producers to apply. The U.S. Department of Ag riculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for...
  • Turkey Federation banquet promises good time for great cause

    Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are the main events at the ninth annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet, hosted by the Big Mac Struttin’ Toms Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Jan. 18 at the Quality Inn in Ogallala. Doors open at ...
  • Cattlemen’s day to teach rebuilding the herd techniques

    By Randall SanerUNL Extension Educator Dry conditions make us step back and re-evaluate our operations. You’ve always turned out pairs on summer grass, but what if the summer grass didn’t grow? You have made tough decisions and wonder now, with wetter...
  • Dry bean harvest meeting is Feb. 6

    A free dry bean direct harvest meeting is scheduled in Grant for Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. The program will begin at 9:30-10 a.m. with sign in and coffee and conclude at 2 p.m.   Topics to be covered include:  field preparatio...
  • Private pesticide applicator certification dates released

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Keith/Perkins County area where pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification. Feb. 4, ​9 a.m., ​​Perkins County Fair...
  • Hello? 1986 is calling

    By Timothy LinscottManaging Editor Technology was a topic of  discussion around the office and at home this week. “What did we do before Google?” “How did we function before cell phones?” “The latest high def televisions are just amazing.” ...
  • Perkins County is best place on earth

    Dear Editor: I just had another amazing weekend in God’s country, Perkins County, Nebraska. We are truly blessed that God placed us here.Saturday night we went to Mass then went to watch the PC basketball games. They always play hard but it ended pretty...
  • Corn board director against EPA proposal

    Dear Editor: The Environmental “Protection” Agency (EPA) is proposing to reduce the amount of corn ethanol in our nation’s fuel supply in 2014 by some 1.4 billion gallons less than prescribed by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). It’s disappointin...
  • Gala helps further expansion

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor It was a night to crown Mr. Perkins County, support Perkins County Health Services and shine a light on the many positives happening in the county. A gala was held Friday, Jan. 3 at the Perkins County fairgrounds and...
  • Incumbents, new candidates file for offices

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Candidate filings are beginning to trickle in to the Perkins County Courthouse. Several locals have filed for various positions with some being incumbents and others non-incumbents. Republican Richard Roberts (incumbent) has...