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  • Come wish Whitey well

    Retiring Veterans Service Officer Whitey Shirley will be honored at a reception on the first floor of the Perkins County Courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The public is invited to he...
  • New deputy joins ranks at sheriff’s office

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Deputy Casey D. Griffin hasjoined law enforcement in Perkins County. Deputy Griffin was hired to fill a road patrol position vacated by the resignation of Deputy Blake Smidt back in August, said Perkins County Sheriff Jim B...
  • Christensen makes water transfer bill his priority bill

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, Feb. 14. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen  of Imperial wants to make sure the state can benefit from flood waters by being able to transfer the water across river basins. That...
  • MOPS reestablished to serve young moms and children

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor When it comes to creating ministries, what better focus than on young mothers and their small children. Five area women re-established a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) chapter in Grant on Jan. 12, desiring to direct a ministry...
  • Judge sets Edwards jury trial for March 19

    By Mary PierceNews Editor, Keith Co. News Although a jury trial date  of  Jan. 17 had originally been assigned to hear the case against former Keith County Attorney Blake Edwards, a certificate of readiness was not filed by Jan. 6, and a hearing was ins...
  • Perkins County’s weed superintendent receives award at conference

    Michael Dolezal, Perkins County weed control superintendent, recently attended the 65th Annual Nebraska Weed Control Association Conference held at the Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte, Feb. 6-8. Seventy counties were represented at the confe...
  • ‘Wise Mind’ class set to begin March 1 at NPCC

    “Wise Mind–a common sense class covering basic life skills that everyone needs to handle life” will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. CT on Thursdays from March 1 through April 15 at North Platte Community College’s South Campus. Participants will le...
  • Wallace blood drive scheduled

    Wallace Student Council and National Honor Society will be hosting a winter blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once again they have set a goal for the number of units of blood that they would like to see collected. The goal for this driv...
  • Venango individual attends NEMSA

    Troy Grothman of Venango  was one of approximately 215 individuals who attended the 27th Annual Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA) Winter Conference on Emergency Care Jan. 14-15 in Kearney. The event was sponsored by NEMSA, Central C...
  • Westview residents take part in pillow project

      Gladys Tharp (right) admires her new rice pillow stitched recently as a project at Westview Retirement Community. Each Westview resident received a rice pillow Friday, Jan. 27, when Carol Nikkel (pictured at left), Marcia Swan and Roxie Lampmann pro...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    “Linsanity” is closing in By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director Friday night there were no high school games around, no college games on TV so I ended up seeing what the NBA had to offer. Nothing seemed too interesting but then I found the...
  • Plainsmen poise secures win over CV

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Quinton Hite stroked a three-pointer from open space to give the Plainsmen a 47-40 lead with less than four minutes left and he and his mates redeemed enough free throws to survive a flurry of Storm three-pointers in be...
  • Lady Plainsmen easily blow past CV Storm

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Forward Shania Brown  topped all Creek Valley players with four points while 10 different Lady Plainsmen scored as Perkins County dissipated the Lady Storm, 58-16 in Chappell last Tuesday night (Feb. 7). Shalee Pollard...
  • Lady Plainsmen top seed in sub-D despite last week’s loss

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Lady Cardinals senior Halsie Large abused the “early release” program for eight breakaway layups to lead her team to a 51-34 victory over Perkins County in Hayes Center Thursday night. Aided by 5-foot-11 senior cent...
  • Plainsmen make hay in double overtime against Cozad

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Plainsmen forward Blake Poppe hammered down a shot despite absorbing a foul and Quinton Hite popped in three free throws in the final 2:24 to pull out a 56-53, double-overtime win over Cozad Saturday night in Grant. Gua...
  • Plainsmen outscored in Hayes Center Thursday night

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Big center Adam Lawson’s hook shot, foul, score and free throw to open the game set the tone for the Cardinals 65-42 rout of the Plainsmen Thursday night in Hayes Center. Lawson dumped in a couple of more free throws ...
  • Wildcats have busy week of basketball

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats had a very busy week of basketball which included making up the Hayes Center game on Tuesday, traveling to Stapleton on Thursday to do battle with SMC and a trip to Trenton on Friday to take on H...
  • Lady Cats split last week’s games

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer Tuesday, the Wildcats played host to the Hayes Center Cardinals. Looking to regain their edge and always up for their rivals, the Cardinals, the Cats took the court with confidence and determination. In the first quarter the...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of Feb. 2 High Game: Ashly Schwartzkopf, 213; Deb Hutsell, 212; Kim Bergenske, 198. High Series: Kim Bergenske, 573; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 542; Deb Hutsell, 525.Week of Feb. 9 High Game: Ashly Schwartzkopf, 200; Bernie DeForest, 193; Sue Ba...
  • Light Goose Conservation Order now in effect

    Efforts to control the light goose population continue with the Light Goose Conservation Order, which began Feb. 6, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The dates for the conservation order are: Zone 1, Feb. 6-April 15; Zone 2, Feb. 6-Apri...