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  • Red Hatters visit the Hill Top

    There were 22 ladies of the Scarlet Chapeau connection who enjoyed a noon day luncheon at the Hill Top Inn.  May baskets were given to each lady by the hostess Turzah Michael, with goodies  to munch on while we waited for our orders.   A small business...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Athletes deserve praise

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This week the Perkins County Track Coaches get to take their state qualifiers to Omaha Burke High School to compete in the State Track Meet.  This is the NSAA’s biggest state tournament as it brings more...
  • State track awaits 10 Plainsmen

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor District track in Bayard Friday the 13th proved to be a good day for the Plainsmen. Ten Perkins County athletes earned a berth to the Nebraska State Track and Field Meet scheduled for Friday-Saturday, May 20-21 at Omaha Burke St...
  • PC’s Johnston heading to state golf

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Plainsmen golfer Alex Johnston shot his way to the state meet with a C-5 boys district score of 86, putting him in 10th place. As a team, the golfers placed fourth with a score of 368, losing a playoff for third against North ...
  • Golfers number one at Sutherland invite

    In a performance consistent with the entire 2011 season, Perkins County Plainsmen finished first in a field of eight teams competing at the Sailor golf invite in Sutherland Tuesday, May 10. As a team, the Plainsmen scored 331. Second placer North Platte H...
  • Wildcats qualify for state track

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer Wallace competed in the D-10 District Track Meet held on Wednesday, May 11 at North Platte High School. There were nine schools in the district, including Wallace, Mullen, Brady, Paxton, Hyannis, Arthur Co., Stapleton-M...
  • NPCC to host all-star games June 3

    North Platte Community College will host the fourth annual Mid-Plains Area All-Star Games on Friday, June 3, in the McDonald-Belton gymnasium. Jessica Day of Perkins County High School will be playing on the girls team and Lane Swedberg of Wallace  High ...
  • May is bike month

    May is here and spring is in the air!  It’s the perfect time of the year to enjoy Nebraska’s natural beauty, history, and culture from the unique perspective of a bicycle.  Many Nebraskans engage in bicycling for transportation, recreation, physical...
  • 2011 Quilt Block Challenge announced

    Everyone is invited to take up the “Quilt Block Challenge.” Each year the Perkins County Fair invites everyone to enter this special open class contest.  All entries for this contest must be made from the same pattern.  This year’s pattern is the...
  • Burpo to speak in Grainton

    Todd Burpo, author of “Heaven is for Real” will be speaking at the Grainton Village Church at 204 Dover St., Grainton, Neb.  on May 22 at 3 p.m. MDT. The public is invited to attend....
  • Trinity Lutheran to celebrate 125th in June

    Grant native­, Pastor David Buss, will serve as guest speaker. Visit the church website for information on activities www.trinityog.org Pastor David Buss will be the guest speaker at Trinity Lutheran Church of Rural Ogallala on June 12 as part of activi...
  • Life Mentors needed at Women’s Resource Center

    Volunteers are needed to serve as Life Mentors at the Ogallala Women’s Resource Center. Life Mentors work one-on-one with the Center’s clients. Training is provided. The Ogallala Women’s Resource Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that ...
  • 4-H Council members honored

    Members of the Perkins County 4-H Council recognized outgoing members Joy Howerter and Amanda Schmidt for their service to the 4-H Council. Pictured l-r: Rachel Patrick, Robin Cornelius, Seth Burge, Joy Howerter, Amanda Schmidt, Tara Nodlinski, Rebecca ...
  • 2011 Boy and Girl Staters selected

      Selections have been made for students representing the area’s American Legion and auxiliary posts. The students will proudly represent their respective posts and units at Boys and Girls State, June 5-11 at the UNL campus. Venango Post 270 Venan...
  • College Notes

    Johnson graduated from MPCC ADN nursing program Mid-Plains Community College students in the Associate Degree Nursing program held a pinning ceremony at noon on Friday, May 13, at the McDonald-Belton Theater on the South Campus of North Platte Community ...
  • FSA Scoop...Staff shortage and budget restraints ahead

    By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE   Bonnie Taubenheim will be retiring effective May 31. We wish her many happy, healthy years of retirement and send her a big thank you for  all of the years of dedicated service. ...
  • Funding available to restore wetlands

    Applications are currently being accepted from landowners interested in restoring wetlands on their property through the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). Landowners may apply for funding at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. ...
  • Free livestock judging contest offered to youth

    Any youth wanting to participate in the West Central Livestock Judging Contest/Clinic on Wednesday, May 25 need to pre-register by Friday May 20.   There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is requested for lunch count.   The clinic will...
  • How to prune trees with a purpose

    Spring weather entices people to be outside in their landscapes and gardens to take stock of which plants look good and which plants seem to need a little help. It is natural to want to “do” something to help a tree–prune it, fertilize it, polish it...
  • Nebraska Wheat Board sets meeting

    The Nebraska Wheat Board has scheduled its next meeting on June 7 at the Lincoln County Historical Museum, 2403 West Buffalo Bill Avenue, North Platte, NE 69101. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., recess at 8 p.m. and reconvene at 8 a.m. on June 8. Agenda...