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  • Pitching with Pritch...Another season wound down

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director Weather permitting we are off to the boy’s state basketball tournament this week.   When I was putting this together, the snow was coming pretty good and the forecast for the rest of the week and in th...
  • Lady Knights head to NJCAA nationals

    Students, faculty and staff at North Platte Community College gathered Friday to wish the NPCC Lady Knights well as they head to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Basketball Championships taking place March 15...
  • All-SPVA basketball selections made

    All-SPVA basketball selections have been made for the 2010-2011 school year. Receiving an honorable mention was Quinton Hite, a sophomore at Perkins County High School. Making the second team girls team were Tanya Metcalf, PCHS junior and Jessica Day, a s...
  • PCHS students chosen for NSAA Academic All-State

    The Nebraska School Activities Association is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Winter 2011 NSAAAcademic All-State Awards. This NSAA award program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season thei...
  • Bighorn sheep permit brings $117,500 at auction

    A Nebraska bighorn sheep hunting permit brought a record $117,500 at auction recently, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. All of the proceeds go to the state’s bighorn sheep management program. Thomas Lemmerholz of Heiligenhaus, German...
  • Be prepared in advance for severe weather

    Severe Weather Awareness Week: March 14-18   Spring is nearly here, and along with the change of seasons, comes the chance of severe weather in the area. The National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provi...
  • Tragedy across the globe affects people with ties to southwest Nebraska

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An 8.9 magnitude earth quake triggered a chain of events that plunged Japan into unimaginable destruction when a tsunami hit the northeast side of the island in the Pacific Ocean. Taking the brunt of the tsunami March 11 was th...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Who doesn’t love it?

    Cheesecake. When I am having a stressful day I could eat a whole cheesecake by myself! Just between you and me I think I may have actually done it a time or two (or three). When I was younger cheesecake came in three flavors that I can remember–plain, c...
  • What's Up...Dancing when the sun sets

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   Most of the action in the sky this week takes place in the evening. The smallest planet, Mercury, and the largest planet, Jupiter, are continuing their little dance in the west after the Sun goes down. If you h...
  • Phillips County to hold annual art show March 24-27

    Show to be held at Holyoke High School   The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27 at Holyoke High School, 545 East Hale Street. The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebr...
  • City pursuing funds for new warning sirens

    Severe Weather Week is March 14-18. Take warnings seriously. If a siren is activated, take cover immediately.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor In three days it will officially be spring, and having already sprung our clocks forward, the arrival of warm w...
  • Health Foundation annual meeting to be held March 29

    The Perkins County Health Services Foundation invites the public to enjoy its 23rd annual meeting and supper.  The event – featuring free roast beef supper, ice cream and cake–will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Perkins County Senior C...
  • Spring Fling set at golf course

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the weather slowly warming up, golfers are starting  to get the fever. The fourth annual “Spring Fling” membership meeting hosted by the Grant Golf Club is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 9 at the golf course ...
  • 2010 Census shows Wallace as only Highline community with growth spurt

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor All of the towns along the Highline show a dip in population—except Wallace—which has had an increase in residents during the past 10 years. The 2010 Census reflects an increase of 37 residents, up 11.2 percent from the la...
  • Westview hosts word game

    Westview Retirement Center residents challenged the Perkins County Senior Center to a game of Boggle, a word game, on Tuesday, March 8. Each team had a great time seeing how many words they could make out of given letters. Assisting with the game was Ro...
  • $2,500 reward offered for lead on golf course vandalism

      Informant will remain anonymous. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism to the Grant Golf Course that occurred in mid-February. Destruction of the course has put a damper on the eagerness of ...
  • Midwest to host annual meeting March 24

    The annual meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation is set for Thursday, March 24, at Perkins County High School in Grant.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor Three directorships will be voted on in District 3, 6 and 8 when Midwest Electric Cooper...
  • Elsie girl turns heads in the modeling world

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s such a cliché to say, “small town girl makes it big”—but in this case it could come true, and how neat that would be! What’s even better is that this girl, who has high hopes and dreams, loves and misses her...
  • Signs of Spring

    From activity in the park to new sprouts emerging in yards, signs of spring are evident in Grant. (Photos by Jan Rahn) ...
  • 2011 Legislative Session at halfway mark

    Telephone conference report to Palisade, Grant on Tuesday, March 15. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Nebraska Legislature is halfway through the 2011 Legislative Session, with public hearings wrapping up today (Thursday), March 17. Senator Mark Christens...