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  • Bids to be let for augmentation pipeline

    Bid opening expected in early March.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District voted to let bids for a 20,000-foot pipeline to augment water flows in the Republican River. Engineer Chris Miller of M...
  • Private pesticide applicator certification available

    The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Keith/Perkins county area of private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification. • Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m., Perkins County Fairgrounds, Grant.        • Feb....
  • Women in Ag Conference is Feb. 23-24 in Kearney

    Nebraska women will learn to take charge of their futures and invigorate themselves through fellowship, education, innovation and networking during the Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 23-24 at the Holiday Inn in Kearney. The theme for this year’s W...
  • Free ag financial clinics planned

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Looking for love in all the wrong places By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant The title would suggest that I will be talking about an old country/western song. Wrong! I will be talking about a movie which was rated G and released Dec. 15...
  • Humor is healthy

    Dear Editor: The repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a goal of Nebraska’s Republican Congressmen. Unfortunately, these GOP loyalists have been working so fervently on their own improved, cost efficient, and comprehensive, post re...
  • Several seats up for election

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The nation is gearing up for the 2012 election, and on a local level, candidates are also getting in the spirit of democracy. One political seat and several non-political seats are up for re-election in Perkins County.     ...
  • Chamber hosts annual banquet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Chamber and guests gathered for the annual banquet on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Westview Retirement Community. Members enjoyed appetizers and socializing prior to a meal, meeting, and presentation of awards for th...
  • School board accepts resignation of two teachers planning to retire

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Members of the school board met at noon on Jan. 16 for their first monthly meeting of 2012. Several discussion and action items on the agenda were addressed by the board—one being the acceptance of two resignations. Perkins Co...
  • Proposed changes on robocalls stalls out on the Legislative floor

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Regulation of those automated phone calls land-line users get, especially during election season, will remain split between two state agencies. Presently, the N...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    An up and down week By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I missed the finals of the SPVA tournament this past week probably for the first time since the 1970s. I only got to one session of the SPVA tournament and that was the Tuesday night bo...
  • Third place SPVA plaque goes to Lady Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Lady Plainsmen burned up a 13-point halftime deficit thanks to two three pointers from senior guard Kristin Beck to beat Sutherland 54-53 and leave McDonald-Belton gymnasium with the SPVA tournament’s third place ...
  • Lady Plainsmen advance at SPVA first round

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Shalee  Pollard pounded down  five close shots and Tanya Metcalf lined up six free throws in a row to drive the Lady Plainsmen past Maxwell, 52-42 in the SPVA Tournament’s opening game Monday night (Jan. 16) at Mid ...
  • Plainsmen are fifth in conference tourney

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Plainsmen cranked up their transition game for five breakaways and Jake Sexson copied in triplicate to take down Maxwell, 53-38 and win Perkins County fifth place in the SPVA tournament Saturday afternoon at McDon...
  • Plainsmen efforts bypassed by Sutherland Sailors

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Riley McConnell initiated  contact, drew foul shots and scored in the final 50 seconds to nudge the Sutherland Sailors past the Plainsmen, 60-54 in the SPVA Tournament’s play-in game in North Platte last Tuesday nigh...
  • Lady Irish paste Lady Plainsmen on way to SPVA title

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Candice Shelton’s drives and jumpers opened the arc for Mandy O’Malley, and North Platte St. Pat’s pressing defense influenced 17 turnovers to advance the Lady Irish to the SPVA Tournament championship game with a...
  • PC wrestlers garner three firsts at Mullen

    Three first place medals returned home with the Plainsman wrestling team on Saturday, Jan. 21. Winning his first tournament ever at 145 lbs. was Christian Miyamoto, who pinned three of his opponents. First place in the 106 lb. division went to 106 lb. Aus...
  • No middle ground—Wildcats play either hot or cold

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace boys basketball team seemed to be plagued with inconsistencies as they once again had a full week of games. The Wildcats were red hot or ice cold; firing on all cylinders or sputtering as they struggled to keep...
  • Lady Cats outscored in RPAC first round

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer On Tuesday night the Lady Cats played host to face Dundy County/Stratton. The ladies started the match strong, pressing their opponent and forcing them to turn over the ball. The Lady Cats took and maintained the early lead,...
  • Youth council gives back to community

    The purpose of the Perkins County Youth Council (PCYC) is to learn about the different communities and organizations in Perkins County and to provide volunteer service to those communities and organizations. Currently there are approximately 25 active ...