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  • Jigsaw puzzle tournament to be held in North Platte

    The North Platte Public Library Foundation is having its 8th Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Bethel Evangelical Free Church in North Platte. This will be the first fundraiser of the new year. In 2012 the North Platte Public L...
  • What students say

    By Daris HowardLife’s Outtakes Most of my college students are bright, fun to teach, and work hard. But each semester I get interesting letters, emails, and phone calls from a few students. I save these, and occasionally I compile them into a column. La...
  • Nebraska Home and Builders Show set for Jan. 20-22

    Event showcases latest in home improvement, design and landscaping. The 37th Annual Nebraska Home and Builders Show returns to the Heartland Events Center at Fonner Park in Grand Island from Jan. 20–22. Patrons will enjoy a variety of exhibits and semin...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Maybe next year By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director It was the best of times, it was the worst times. I think that has been used somewhere before, but it is appropriate for my last few days. Our Christmas with our family was this past weeken...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Jan. 5-11Thursday, Jan. 54 p.m.    Jr. Hi. boys bb vs. NPSP at Madrid5:30 p.m.    JV girls basketball vs. Dundy Co. (at Grant)7 p.m.     Varsity girls basketball vs. Dundy Co.Friday, Jan. 64 p.m.    9-10 boys basketball at NPSP5:30 p.m.    ...
  • Lady Plainsmen win 2011 Holiday Tournament

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Lady Plainsmen won the  2011 Perkins County Booster Club Tournament as Tanya Metcalf’s three-point play kept Kimball’s late surge from spoiling a 46-41 win in Grant Friday afternoon. In the year’s most comp...
  • PC girls overcome Maxwell to advance in tourney

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Kristin Beck jump started a slow Lady Plainsmen offense with three three-pointers and Perkins County survived a late Maxwell onslaught to win their opening game of the Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Tournament Thur...
  • Kimball takes first place plaque from Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Mike Daum’s five-point run in the third quarter meant doom for the Plainsmen’s hopes of winning the 2011 Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Tournament as Kimball left Grant with a 48-34 win and a plaque Friday nigh...
  • Plainsmen win first game in holiday tourney

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Jake Sexson and Quinton Hite exploded for 14 points between them in the third quarter, and the Plainsmen blew open a 20-19 game at halftime for a 50-36 win over Maxwell in the Holiday Tournament’s opening round. Hite ...
  • Park permits available for 2012

    The 2012 Nebraska park entry permits, which allow visitors to enjoy more than 80 state parks, recreation areas and historical parks, are available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Starting in 2012, annual park stickers, including duplicates, m...
  • Game and Parks has new law enforcement administrator

    Craig A. Stover has been promoted to law enforcement division administrator at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. His new role is effective immediately. Stover, a native of Riverdale, had been acting division administrator since the retirement of adm...
  • Bowling

    Week of Dec. 29 High Game: Karla Eddie, 183;Michele Cutler and Deb Hutsell, 182; Bernie DeForest, 179. High Series: Deb Hutsell, 508; Bernie DeForest, 504; Michele Cutler, 494. ...
  • Flooding tops Farm Bureau’s list of top five Nebraska ag stories

    By any measure, the flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers was the state’s top agricultural news story of 2011, Nebraska Farm Bureau said Wednesday (Dec. 21), in releasing its annual list of the Top 5 Agricultural News Stories of the Year. The fl...
  • 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. ...
  • Line-up announced for governor’s 24th annual ag conference

    Gov. Dave Heineman previewed the schedule for the 2012 Governor’s Ag Conference, being held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15-16 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. The theme for the 24th annual conference is “Nebraska Agriculture: Today’...
  • Robots save scientists time, give more accurate information

    New technology is making aerial crop research easier, faster and more affordable for University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers. Aerial crop scouting–which was once costly and inefficient–is now fast, easy and accessible thanks to a robotic helicopter...
  • Nebraska enters second winter with La Nina conditions

    The state is entering its second straight winter with La Nina conditions in the Equatorial Pacific, but the Nebraska state climatologist said that won’t necessarily mean the same kind of winter in 2012. With the redevelopment of La Nina conditions this ...
  • Make the best of the rest

    Here we are a few days into a new year—2011 has been “put to bed”—as we like to say in the newspaper world. We tend to look back on those 365 days and wonder what in the world we did with them! Obviously, I have tons of fond memories and have th...
  • New DUI law in Nebraska emphasizes interlock devices

    Part of the new law, LB 667, is that DUI offenders can either have an administrative license revocation hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles or request the installation of an ignition interlock device in their vehicles. LINCOLN (AP) — A new Neb...
  • Chamber spotlight on fitness center for month of December

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Timing is everything—there’s no better time than right now with a fresh new year approaching to commit to healthier ways following a month of holiday indulging. Image Total Fitness in Grant has the perfect setting, the ide...