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  • Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben seeks Good Neighbor Award nominations

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald have announced today that nomination forms for the 2012 Good Neighbor Awards program are now being accepted. This recognition program honors individuals cited by neighbors for performing unse...
  • Help make a difference in January for National Blood Donor Month

    January is National Blood Donor Month and above all other times of the year, it is the month that presents the most challenges for blood collection. Changing weather, busy holiday schedules, increased cold and flu symptoms and even the winter blues can ke...
  • Drug education class offered in Ogallala

    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, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MT. “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” will be h...
  • Aviation council to celebrate 20th anniversary

    Another milestone in the annals of Nebraska aviation occurs with the 20th Anniversary of the NE Aviation Council’s Aviation Symposium to be held at the Holiday Inn, Kearney, Jan. 25-28. This is “the event” in Nebraska where aviation minded people co...
  • Local radon projects now underway

    January is Radon Action Month Sixteen local projects covering 73 counties across the state are informing Nebraskans about the dangers of radon, a cancer-causing gas. January is Radon Action Month and an opportune time for Nebraskans to test for radon in ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Can Tebow do it again? By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I am not a Tim Tebow fan. I don’t think he is a good NFL quarterback, but if I were picking players to start a team, I would imagine he would be a first round pick. The Tebow magi...
  • PC Plainsmen set adrift by Sailors

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Tyler Jedlicki torched the  Plainsmen for five triples from the outside and five banks from the inside to give Sutherland a 55-50 win in Grant Saturday night. Jedlicki looked relaxed and confident in stepping toward th...
  • Perkins County girls float past Lady Sailors on way to victory Saturday

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Tanya Metcalf and Shania  Metcalf combined to write a happy ending to “The Tale of Two Games” as the Lady Plainsmen survived a Sutherland surge to win 55-51 in Grant Saturday night. Both Metcalf sisters sank pairs ...
  • Wrestlers resume season at GC Invite

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff After a long holiday break, Perkins County wrestlers came back strong in their first competition of 2012. They finished sixth in a field of 23 teams at the Garden County Invite Saturday, Jan.7. The Plainsmen scored 94.50 team...
  • Plainsmen can’t rally from first quarter deficit

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Plainsmen played the  St. Pat’s Irish to a 41-41 draw for the last three quarters but could not overcome the 23-9 pasting they sustained in the first quarter and lost 64-50 in North Platte Friday night. “I feel...
  • Wildcats split games in post holiday play

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats were looking to get off to a great start after their long break as they hosted the Arthur Wolves last Friday. Even though things were a little slow in the beginning, once the Wildcats got going, they ...
  • Lady Cats defeat Wolves but fall to Broncos in weekend court battles

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer Friday night, the Wildcats played host to Arthur County. Their determination and their press appeared to be too much for Arthur. The Lady Cats took the early lead, 15 to 2. Arthur County found a comfort level at the free th...
  • MPEA to host scholarship soup supper during SPVA

    The Mid-Plains Education Association (MPEA) will host a Scholarship Soup Supper on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21 at North Platte Community College. The supper will be held during the last two days of the South Platte Valley Association (SPVA) Basketball...
  • Kids invited to “Shake It Up” at cheer/dance camp

    “Shake It Up” is the theme for the annual cheer and dance kids camp set for Saturday, Feb. 4, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The camp, which is hosted by the UNK Sapphires Dance Team and UNK Cheerleading Squad, will include a cheer and dan...
  • PCHS announces second quarter honor roll

    Perkins County High School students on the All A honor roll for second quarter include (Front row, l-r): Sammy Snogren, Jessi Hoffert, Hannah Beck, Ashley Kemling, Jeremy Smith, Colton White. Second row: Alex Malmkar, Caleb Gaar, Kristin Beck, Tanya Met...
  • PCS activity schedule

    November 17 - 25Thursday, Jan. 12 “Pink Out”4 p.m.    Middle school b/g basketball vs. Sutherland (at Madrid)4:30 p.m.    JV b/g basketball vs. Chase County (at Grant)5 p.m.    FFA lasagna feed6 p.m.    Girls varsity basketball vs. Chase ...
  • College Notes

    Area college students named to UNK Dean’s List The University of Nebraska at Kearney recently announced the names of students who have earned a place on the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Area students named to the Deans’ List are Brooke Harri...
  • Contest offered to students yearning for college

    State Treasurer Don Stenberg recently announced the kickoff of the 2012 “Why I Want to Go to College” essay contest. For the past 10 years, the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust has been asking seventh and eighth graders to write about why they ...
  • Junior high students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Schools announces the names of junior high students on the honor roll for the second quarter and first semester.Second Quarter All A’s Christian White, Claire Maaliao, Derek Sis, Kadie Hanson, Ethan Chandler-Smith, Nathan Kemling, Jaclyn ...
  • NPCC history class to cover Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War will be the subject of a history class offered from 6 to 9 p.m. CT  on Thursday nights at North Platte Community College beginning Jan. 19. The course will cover the war as fought by presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Among the topics...