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  • PCHS math and science departments acquire new graphing calculators

    Approximately 40 juniors and seniors in advanced math and/or science courses have benefitted from a recent grant awarded to Perkins County High School math instructor Brooke Lee and science instructor Deanne Bishop. This project was funded by a grant f...
  • PC play production team places sixth

    The Perkins County play production team completed their season on Friday, Dec. 9 at the state competition in Kearney. The team finished in sixth place, with several individuals recognized for outstanding performances. Christian Miyamoto, Trevor Lee, Tanya...
  • Wallace drama students receive recognition

    Wallace senior Hunter Franzen is awarded for his performance in “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” at state play production competition. Other team members receiving honors include (l-r): Katherine McClintock, Emma Franklin, John Paul Lempke and Emi...
  • Area college students receive UNL scholarships

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln awarded more than 1,800 scholarships to 2011 Nebraska high school graduates who are enrolled at UNL this fall. The total potential value of the scholarships is more than $13.7 million. Three area freshmen are scholarship...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Dec. 15-21Thursday, Dec. 153  p.m.Boys JV wrestling at McCook4 p.m.Boys Jr. Hi. basketball at Sedgwick Co.7 p.m.High school music concertFriday, Dec. 16Girls/boys basketball parents night4 p.m.    Boys JV basketball vs. SidneyGirls JV basketball vs. S...
  • Gale praises schools for Veterans Day events

    Secretary of State John Gale praised the high number of Nebraska schools that held Veterans Day events this year. “My office has been notified by 157 schools and classes of their Veterans Day events,” Gale said. “This is a very impressive number, b...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Some goodies are a must By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist I get daily emails of fun recipes and things I would like to try. One day I was racking my brain for something fun to make for the annual fire department Christmas party. I decided to get back t...
  • CSC to meet in Grant on Dec. 17

    Make reservations by (today) Dec. 15th. Memories are created by special events and being with special people. The holidays seem to bring back many fond memories and the Christian Womens’ Club is going to be “Making Christmas Memories” on Saturday, ...
  • What's Up

    Tips for picking a present By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Hope everyone had a chance to observe the total lunar eclipse last Wednesday. From where I was it was beautiful. Clear skies and clear western horizon made for some great viewing. It was t...
  • In the Garden

    A winter’s walk can be quite lovely By Justin Evertson Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Let’s face it. Winter is not  typically considered a great time to be outside in Nebraska. There is a reason so many birds fly south for the winter around here–i...
  • Know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s before heading home for the holidays

    Early detection empowers families to plan for the future. The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer...
  • UNMC College of Public Health to offer doctorate degree in biostatistics

    The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved a new doctoral program in biostatistics for the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. The program, which will begin next fall, is the fourth doctoral program in the Colleg...
  • Twelve days of holiday safety from the American Red Cross

    With last-minute gifts to buy, social events to attend and family and friends to visit while the weather outside is frightful, the American Red Cross has 12 days of health and safety tips to make the holiday season safe, happy and bright. 1. Prepare your...
  • Webinar to focus on Network Nebraska

    The fourth webinar focusing on broadband adaptation and use in Nebraska, scheduled Dec. 21, is titled “Network Nebraska–Connecting Community Anchor Institutions.” The webinar will be available at 10 a.m. CT (9 a.m. MT), at https://connect.unl.edu/br...
  • Earth Talk

    Questions and answersabout our environment Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that gas furnaces cost less to run and burn cleaner than their oil counterparts? If I make the switch, how long should I expect it to take for me to pay back my initial investment? And...
  • Nebraska Timeline

    A midsummer Christmas Eve By the Nebraska State Historical Society The Christmas of 1889 in Omaha was memorable chiefly for the record high temperatures recorded there. The Omaha Daily Bee on Dec. 25, under the headline “Mid-Summer Christmas Eve,” r...
  • Funny Christmas facts

    Christmas is a festive time of the year–food, good company and best of all the time off from work. There are many things that most people will know about Christmas such as the Nativity story, the Star of Bethlehem, Santa, et al. However, there are othe...
  • Tips for the care of poinsettia and Norfolk Island pine trees

    By David LottUNL Extension Educator Shipments of poinsettias  and Norfolk Island pine are now for sale at retail stores and nurseries. This sure sign of the coming holiday season excites consumers to purchase these plants for friends, loved ones and them...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    The best game this year By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I watched the K-State and West Virginia game last week and even though I am not a big fan of the University of Silo Tech, they do have a pretty good basketball team and so does WV. ...
  • Plainsmen fall victim to Kimball Longhorns

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The Perkins County Plainsmen boys hosted the Kimball Longhorns in the home season opener for the host team and fell victim to the Kimball boys by a 47-33 score. The Plainsmen stayed competitive by forcing 23 ...