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  • PCS activity schedule

    May 3-9All Times Mountain   Thursday, May 38 a.m.    Boys varsity golf at NPSP (SPVA)12 p.m.    Junior high track at Hershey (SPVA)Friday, May 412:30 p.m.    Boys/girls varsity track at Dundy CountySaturday, May 56 p.m.    Honors night ban...
  • FFA to present program Monday

    The Perkins County FFA will be presenting its “Lead By Example” program Monday, May 7, at the high school gym at 7 pm.     The program talks about three  steps in Leading by Example... Step #1–Be a good citizen.   Lead yourself, your family, a...
  • Wallace royalty chosen

        Royalty was chosen at Wallace High School’s prom Saturday, April 28. Queen was Danica Messersmith, daughter of Shannon and Tracy Messersmith. Dustin Fosbinder, son of Dan and Jennifer Fosbinder, was king. (Photo by Nora Jameson)...
  • Smith inducted to Phi Theta Kappa NHS

      Whitney Jae Smith, graduate of Wallace High School in 2012, was recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society on March 25. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarships among two-year college students....
  • College Notes

    McCoy receives scholarship Approximately 160 individuals planning to attend Central Community College in Hastings have received scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Included in those receiving scholarships is Tanner McCoy of Elsie. Wallace stud...
  • NPCC Music Department to present ‘Musical Luau’ May 3

    The North Platte Community College music department will present a “Musical Luau” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, (tonight)  at the McDonald-Belton Theater on the South Campus of the college. Those who attend are encouraged to wear Hawaiian attire. ...
  • NPCC students bring home awards from SkillsUSA Conference

    Seventeen North Platte Community College students brought home numerous awards, including four first place awards, from the Skills USA State Leadership & Skills Conference contest April 12-14 in Hastings. The NPCC students competed in welding, automot...
  • Pomp and Circumstance has evolved to graduation march

    When asked to list renowned classical composers, Mozart or Beethoven may come to mind. Many people may not think to mention Edward Elgar. But there’s an excellent chance thousands of people are very familiar with the most famous work by Elgar. “Pomp a...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Alumni tourney rekindled By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This past weekend due to the efforts of Jayson and Deanne Bishop, the Perkins County Alumni Basketball tournament got started again after about an 11-year void. I started the tourn...
  • Plainsmen relay teams capture gold at SPVA meet in Sutherland

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two boys relay teams took top honors at the SPVA conference meet held in Sutherland on Saturday, with two individuals, Matthew Cullen and Elliot Carlson, taking first in three events. On the girls side, first place in shot...
  • Area’s Special Olympians place at regional meet

      Tri-County traveled to Chadron on Saturday April 14 for the West Region Special Olympics Nebraska track meet. Two local athletes came home with ribbons—Kelan Sis of Elsie received second place blue ribbons for softball and the 4x100 relay and a r...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of April 26 High Game: Kim Bergenske, 219; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 199; Karla Eddie and Lisa Ellard, 191. High Series: Kim Bergenske, 545; Karla Eddie, 539; Ashly Schwartzkopf, 515....
  • Nebraska farmers investing nearly $3 billion to plant this year’s corn crop says USDA

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Farmers everywhere took to the field Monday to begin getting their corn crop in the ground. A long-awaited rain last week to give germination a boost was perfectly timed. According to information released by the U.S. Department...
  • 4-H Council reports news

    The Perkins County 4-H Council has had a great start to 2012. On Jan. 8 the council held a 4-H Kickoff. The recruitment event attracted several new members to the Perkins County Fairgrounds. 4-H members were able to sign up for 2012 4-H projects, enjoy sn...
  • UNL extension tractor safety courses offered across Nebraska

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Tractor Safety/Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at seven locations in Nebraska. A class will be held June 7-8 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte. Federal law prohibits yout...
  • Conservation Corner

    Time to make plans on renovating windbreaks By Janet LaglerNatural Resources Conservation Service A windbreak is a precious thing. It is a promise in the fall, a lifesaver and a place of warmth in winter, a sign of hope in spring, and a place of lovelin...
  • Free farm and ranch 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. ...
  • Make a check in the yes box

    How time flies....I’m still getting used to writing 2012 and here it is almost time for the May Primary. So without delay, I’m going to get on my soapbox right this minute and preach about an upcoming ballot issue. I hate taxes as much as you do. My s...
  • Cemetery needs voter support

    Dear Editor:      On the May 15, 2012 primary election you will be asked to allow the Madrid Cemetery District to levy a property tax not to exceed 2 cent per one hundred dollar valuation.  We as a board try very hard to run a nice cemetery on a small...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    True inner beauty By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church It is amazing the extent men and women will go to to appear beautiful. Beauty is a major industry. We notice quite a number of women who appear exceptionally attrac...