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  • Wonder takes flight in central Nebraska

    Sandhill cranes return to Platte River Valley in March. In March, thousands of travelers from around the world will visit Nebraska for the annual sandhill crane migration. Each year, these ancient, majestic birds descend by the thousands to rest in the P...
  • Support the American Red Cross during March

    March was proclaimed “Red Cross Month” by President Roosevelt in 1943 During March, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides. “Please remember those who need our help and sup...
  • Make a seed tape during March

    Gardeners antsy to get started and just can’t stand it, can scratch that itch with a late winter garden project—make a seed tape. What is a seed tape? It’s a perfectly spaced, pre-made seed product. Why make a seed tape? Two reasons. It ensures pro...
  • FCCLA members attend peer retreat in Kearney

      The Perkins County High School FCCLA Chapter had eight members attend the annual Peer Education Retreat held on Monday, Feb. 27 in Kearney, Neb.  The members attending this year were: Elizabeth Krajewski, Alexis Schmidt, Hailey Sletten, Hannah Beck...
  • Perkins County students’ patriotic essays among winners

    Ogallala Elks Lodge #1760 would like to congratulate the local winners of this year’s Americanism essay topic, “Why I am proud to Pledge Allegiance to our Flag.” Division I (fifth and sixth grade) winners are: First–Ashley Beamon, Ogallala; second...
  • Purple pinkie project at elementary to help Rotary polio cause

    Students can bring $1 or more to help with the international goal of eradicating polio and have their pinkie colored violet as a reminder. On Wednesday, March 14, members of the Grant Rotary Club will visit the Perkins County Elementary School to partic...
  • Perkins County Elementary students “Sing Around Nebraska”

      The pure and lovely sound of children’s voices filled the gymnasium at Hershey School on Saturday, Feb. 25 during the annual Sing Around Nebraska event for elementary students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Hershey is one of 12 sites across th...
  • Cullen receives scholarship

      Matt Cullen is the recipient of a $600 Dean Scholarship from Cloud County Community College for the 2012-2013 academic year. Matt will graduate in May 2012 from Perkins County High School in Grant. He is the son of Gary and Joyce Cullen....
  • Nebraska Wesleyan announces academic honors list

    Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Among the students recognized are Lindsey Perlinger of Elsie, Jacob Wall, Joshua Wall and Tiffany Dahlkoetter of Grant. A student mus...
  • Wide variety of physical education classes set to begin soon at MPCC

    A wide variety of physical education classes are set to begin soon at Mid-Plains Community College campuses in North Platte and McCook. Physical education courses scheduled at NPCC include golf, beginning and intermediate yoga; weight training I, II, III ...
  • Nursing assistant and EMT classes begin soon at MPCC

    Several Nursing Assistant and EMT classes are set to begin soon at Mid-Plains Community College campuses. Nursing Assistant (NURA 1100) will provide training for a non-licensed individual to provide safe, effective, and caring services to patients, resid...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    That’s just life By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director A basketball is as round as it gets, but it can take some of the wildest bounces you will ever see when it is used in competition. It can find its way into a person’s hand for no appar...
  • Plainsmen unlucky in district loss to Irish

      By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Alex Harms swished a four-foot jumper and a three-point play foul shot to start a 12-0 St. Pat’s second quarter run that lifted the Irish to a 49-39 win over the Plainsmen and the NSAA class C2 District 6 title ...
  • Bowling

    Bowling BagsWeek of March 1 High Game: Kim Bergenske, 209; Karla Eddie, 205; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 192. High Series; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 536; Bernie DeForest, 521; Karla Eddie, 507. USBC Awards: Dena Andrianakos, 175 game; Karen Jensen, 175 game; Anne Kirkp...
  • FSA Scoop

    March is here—signups ahead It would appear March is coming in like a lion!  Hopefully we will get some much needed moisture this month and no wind!   Teri Moss began her duties as Perkins County CED last week; however, she was busy helping the Chase...
  • CattleWomen offering ag scholarships

    Area 14 CattleWomen have scholarships available to qualifying students in Keith, Perkins and Arthur counties. The scholarship is available to graduating boys and girls residing in any of the above mentioned counties.Application Guidelines Applicants must ...
  • FSA offers help to beginning farmers and ranchers

    The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is working harder than ever to assist new farmers and ranchers to succeed. FSA Executive Director Dan Steinkruger recently unveiled a new Land Contract Guaranteed Program and several other tools designed to help farmers ...
  • Nebraska Corn Board announces vacancies

    Notice is hereby given that the terms for three members of the Nebraska Corn Development, Utilization and Marketing Board will expire June 21. The members represent Districts 6, 7, and 8. District 6 includes the counties of Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Phelps...
  • Environmental Trust funds to help range restoration on URNRD augmentation site

    By Nate JenkinsUpper Republican NRD Asst. Mgr. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) is in line to receive an $840,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to help fund rangeland and stream flow restoration associated with its au...
  • Nebraska Ag Youth Institute applications available

    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced the availability of applications for the 2012 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). “For the past 41 years, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute has provided our state’s youth with an...