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  • Metcalf is chosen April Senior of the Month

    Tanya Metcalf of Elsie has been selected as April’s Senior of the Month at Perkins County High School. She is the daughter of Kelly and Brenda Metcalf. Striving to take on the role as a leader in her school, Metcalf has participated in as many activitie...
  • FCCLA installs 2012-2013 officers

      Officers for the new school year were installed at the annual FCCLA Awards Banquet, Monday evening, April 23. New officers are (l-r): Kylie Hanson, District 11 president; Mariah Curtis, vice president of programs/STUCO; Lacey Jensen, vice president ...
  • Kinney Construction scholarships awarded

    Danica Messersmith of Wallace High School has been chosen to receive a scholarship from Kinney Construction. Danica will pursue a Master’s degree in speech and language pathology. She will attend University of Nebraska at Kearney, majoring in communicat...
  • PCS activity schedule

    April 26-May 2All Times Mountain Thursday, April 26NETA conference9 a.m.    Junior high track at Chase Co.Friday, April 27NETA conference8:30 a.m.     Boys varsity golf at SPVA (NPSP12:30 a.m.     Boys/girls varsity track at SPVA (Sutherland)Sat...
  • Storm interrupts Wallace concert

      Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 12, the Wallace spring concert was cancelled when tornado sirens sounded across town. Concert-goers and students were sent home when the weather had cleared, and the concert was rescheduled, resuming where it...
  • College Notes

    Dahlkoetter receives award Dani Dahlkoetter, daughter of Dennis and Cynthia Dahlkoetter of Grant,  was an award winner at the annual Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honors Assembly held Wednesday, April 11, at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Dahlkoet...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Inside jokes are just that By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I learned a long time ago that inside jokes told at athletic banquets etc., are usually not well received by anyone but the few people involved so I quit doing that. But it also ...
  • Track athletes place high at Chase Co.

    Girls Results 100 meter dash-7th Kylie Hanson, 13.98; 1st Jacinda Krueger, Holyoke, 13.10 200 meter dash-8th Kylie Hanson, 29.70; 1st Beth VanLaningham, Ogallala, 27.16 400 meter dash-3rd Amanda Osler, 1:06.88; 5th Kendra Hoffert, 1:08.78; 7th Jessie Wood...
  • Perkins County in center of stiff track competition at Hershey invite

      The Plainsmen boys medaled 14 times and the girls 10 times in the Panther Invitational held at Hershey on April 21. The girls placed fourth overall in a field of nine schools with a score of 62. Taking top honors for the girls division was North P...
  • Distance runners awarded at Chase County meet

      Aksel Wiseman of Hershey (left) and Ashley Kemling of Perkins County were the recipients of the Bill McNair 800 Meter Memorial Medals as the winners of the event. Presenting the medals in memory of his grandfather is Sam McNair (right). (Republican ...
  • Johnston first at PC golf invite

      Winning a playoff for first place, Alex Johnston of Perkins County took the first place medal at the Perkins County golf invitational April 17, scoring a 78. Also scoring 78 was Jared Arensdorf of North Platte St. Patrick’s. Austin Thelander wasn...
  • PC golfers fare well in April

    Chase County Invite As a team, the Perkins County golfers took second place with 351 points behind Chase County with 339 during  the Chase County Invite held at the Enders Lake Golf Course on April 14. Alex Johnson carded a 79 for second place behind Fre...
  • Wallace Wildcats host track invite April 17

    The Wallace Wildcats hosted the Wallace High School Invitational on Tuesday, April 17.  Ten teams competed at the meet in addition to the Wildcats, including:  Paxton, Stapleton-McPherson County (SMC), Anselmo-Merna (AM), Mullen, South Platte, Maywood, ...
  • Law to help address Nebraska’s invasive species issues

    Gov. Dave Heineman earlier this month signed LB 391 into law, giving the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission a tool to help control the spread of invasive species in the state. According to Dave Tunink, Game and Parks fisheries division assistant administr...
  • High school seniors can apply now for Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship

    Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is accepting applications for the Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship program through June 15. With the help of the scholarship program, the next generation of agriculture leaders is being equip...
  • Groundwater levels generally up over last year

    Groundwater levels rose or were unchanged throughout much of Nebraska over the past year, but over the past 30 years, there have been markedly different changes in eastern Nebraska compared to western Nebraska. The latest statewide groundwater monitoring ...
  • State’s ethanol industry expanding

    Omaha (AP) – Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand along with the overall industry, but unlike a few years ago when new plants were being announced on a regular basis, the expansion today has taken on a new form. Now the state’s 24 ethanol...
  • Task force on leafy spurge set for May 3

    The quarterly meeting of the Nebraska Leafy Spurge Working Task Force will be held Thursday, May 3,  at 12:30 p.m. CT at the North Central Nebraska RC&D office located in Bassett. Topics for discussion include biological control, chemical control, l...
  • “If cooks could kill”

        Face to face over an issue, Ella Mentry (Rachel Patrick) and Detective Rufus Annette Biddle (Trevor Lee) hash it out;  Paige Turner (Tanya Metcalf) worries, but Hedda Hair (Lacy Jensen) remains nonchalant in the spring play performance of “...
  • Sales tax measure to come before voters for city improvement projects

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Voters will be faced with an important issue for the future of the city when they take to the polls in a few weeks. On the ballot for the May 15 Primary Election will be a proposed one percent sales and use tax to benefit the Ci...