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  • Tree board to hold Arbor Day activity in Grant City Park

    The public is invited to take part and apply knowledge to their own property. The Grant Tree Board has planned community activities involving both high school and elementary students to commemorate Arbor Day in 2011. The high school landscaping class, al...
  • Defendants face theft charges

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor • A telephone hearing for defendant Joshua D. Waterman, 20, was held April 5 before District Court Judge Donald E. Rowlands.   The telephonic hearing was held in the Keith County Courtroom with telephonic presence of Deputy ...
  • Holy Week services

    Grant Zion Lutheran Church April 21, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday worship service April 22, 7 p.m. - Good Friday worship service April 24, 7 a.m. - Easter Sunday Sunrise service with breakfast served following.Grant Evangelical Free Church April 22, 6:30 a....
  • Alcohol and drug ed classes planned for April 18-19

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19. “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” will be held at...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Finals pretty disappointing

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director It has been nearly a week now since the finals of the NCAA basketball championship games. I didn’t really care who won the men’s game, but probably would have liked it if Butler would have accomplishe...
  • Plainsmen tracksters host 10 schools at E. Lee Todd Invitational Saturday

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Three first place medals remained at home when Perkins County High School hosted the E. Lee Todd Invitational on Saturday, April 9. A still day that began with overcast skies ended up sunny with intense wind, making it m...
  • Plainsmen take team and individual title at Dundy Co-Stratton golf tourney

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen captured the team title at the Dundy County-Stratton Invitational Golf Tournament with a score of 350. Leading the Plainsmen was sophomore Alex Johnston who shot a 79 during the meet April 5 in Benk...
  • Ross places second at Midwest Classic

    Local wrestlers Cody Williams, Garrett Toner and Vinnie Ross were among approximately 1800 participants in the Midwest Classic Nationals  wrestling tournament held in Kearney April 2 and 3. Ross brought home a second place medal from 15 and under heavy...
  • Wallace Wildcats compete at South Loup Invite

    Wallace was one of 15 schools competing in Arnold at the South Loup Invite on Friday, April 8.  Other schools involved included: Ansley, Anselmo-Merna, Arcadia, Arthur County, Brady, Burwell, Elwood, Hyannis, Maxwell, Mullen, Pleasanton, Sandhills/Thedfo...
  • Registration has begun for 2011 Knights Basketball Camp

    North Platte Community College will have its 2011 Knights Basketball Camp for youth in second- to ninth-grades June 13-15 in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium at the south campus of the college. Youth in grades two through five will have camp from 9 a.m. to n...
  • Bowling News

    Week of April 7 High Game: Kim Bergenske, 235; Ashley Schwartzkopf, 214; Diane Larimer, 186. High Series: Kim Bergenske, 575; Ashley Schwartzkopf, 552; Karla Eddie, 490.     Notable scores: Dianne Larimer 68 pin over average game and 94 pins over avera...
  • Students from 23 schools earn scholarships at MCC Inter-High Day

    Decatur County, Southern Valley and Wauneta-Palisade high schools topped a field of 25 area schools to claim top honors at McCook Community College’s Inter-High Day competition April 6 on the MCC campus. More than 600 area students competed for more tha...
  • Hat day raises funds for cystic fibrosis

    By Whitney SmithWallace High School The Wallace National Honor Society recently held a “Hat Day” to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The way it was conducted was this: Students kindergarten through seniors and the staff at Wallace we...
  • Annual poetry contest held April 4

    The 2011 Perkins County Poetry Contest was held Monday, April 4 at Perkins County Elementary School in Grant. Sixty-five students took part in the contest, reciting original and non-original poems. The annual contest is sponsored by the Perkins County E...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Thursday, April 148:30 a.m.    Junior high  track invite (at Grant)9 a.m.    Varsity boys golf at Hershey  Inv. (at Suth.)   Friday, April 158 a.m.    NSAA district music at Suth.6 p.m.    FFA Banquet at high school   Saturday, April...
  • 4-H reminders

    • Citizen Washington Focus: All 4-H’ers wanting to take the 2012 CWF trip must turn in a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and trip deposit by April 15, 2011 to secure a spot on this trip. Remember, 4-H enrollment is required to go on this trip...
  • Natural Resources District board allocates $1.75 million towards retirement program

    Clock is ticking; deadline for signup is May 15.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators with land with the Rapid Response Area (RRA) of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will get the opportunity to permanently retire thos...
  • NRD approves proposed settlement with rule violators

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Board members of Upper Republican Natural Resources District approved last week a proposed settlement with four landowners sanctioned last summer for violating district rules. Last June, the board handed down the ...
  • Farmers encouraged to maintain Bt refuge, respond to assessment requests

    Since the first Bt crops were introduced, farmers have had to plant a certain percentage of their acres to non-Bt varieties to help ensure insects did not become resistant to the technology. “Planting a refuge has been and continues to be a key componen...
  • Legislative week in review

    By Krista Vogel Nebraska News Service Lawmakers advanced a bill to reform foster care April 7. Legislative Bill 177, introduced by Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln, would require adult relative notification within 30 days when a child is removed from his ...