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    Don’t look unless protected By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Nothing gets an astronomer salivating in anticipation faster than the words “solar eclipse.” Well, there are going to be a lot of slobbering astronomers for the next week or so as M...
  • Cogitation

    You’re never too old to enjoy going to prom By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Last Month I alluded to how the Pioneers who settled Perkins County did not come here to let the vastness of the land, or the sometimes severe nature of the climate deter them ...
  • ‘See Nebraska Week’ kicks off

    Gov. Dave Heineman kicked off See Nebraska Week by announcing the 2012 Nebraska Passport program which promotes opportunities for summer travel across the state. “The 2012 Passport’s 80 unique stops highlight many of the great attractions that make o...
  • Walk to Health program begins

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department’s eighth annual Walk to Health walking program kicks off June 1st.  The program will last for 12 weeks.  Residents of all ages in the SWNPHD eight-county service area are encouraged to participate in the Wal...
  • May brings Buffalo Bill rodeo ticket specials

    Fans of the PRCA Hall of Fame Buffalo Bill Rodeo can take advantage of two ticket deals designed to save money! During the month of May, The Fan Pass is available as well as a buy three get one free promotion for Thursday night’s performance. The Fan Pa...
  • Nebraska Timetline

    Honeymoon in Omaha By the Nebraska State Historical Society “No other department in the court house offers such an excellent field for the study of human nature as the marriage license bureau,” wrote an observant Omaha Daily Bee reporter on Jan. 10,...
  • Miss Nebraska Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    Tickets for the Miss Nebraska scholarship program became available May 7. This year marks the 75th Anniversary. Featured guests in attendance will be Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlon, NASA astronaut and Nebraska native Clayton Anderson, Patrick Thomas, f...
  • Life’s lessons from your mother

    By Bryan GoldenDare to Live Without Limits Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother’s Day is a great ti...
  • “My Plate, My Way” gives dieters a personalized plan

    Following the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate icon, comes the introduction of the My Plate, My Way interactive eating personality assessment tool developed by the beef checkoff. This tool will help Americans better und...
  • Science-based weather predictions can be trusted

    By Ken DeweyUNL Climatologist When hearing there’s a tornado watch, do you console yourself or your family with the idea that it can’t happen here? That we’re in a bowl that’s sheltered from tornadoes, or that we’re protected by an ancient Ind...
  • Sherlock returns to “Masterpiece Mystery”

    The struggle goes on in 21st century London as the updated team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. “Masterpiece Mystery!” prese...
  • Middle school musicians perform for public in concert

      The public was treated to a concert by the Perkins County Middle School band and chorus in Madrid. Included in the sixth grade band are (Front row, l-r): Karen Ruiz, Laura Dreiling, Jessica Klingelhoefer, Sidney Wilson. Second row: Bryce Wilson, Mic...
  • Pollard chosen as May Senior of the month

    Perkins County High School senior Shalee Pollard has been chosen as the senior of the month for May, 2012. She is the daughter of Greg and Shelly Pollard of Grant. Shalee has set and achieved many goals throughout her high school experience, in school, ex...
  • PCS activity schedule

    May 10-16All Times MountainThursday, May 109 a.m.    Boys varsity golf at Ogallala10 a.m.    Boys/girls varsity track at Hershey (districts)Saturday, May 121 p.m.    GraduationMonday, May 149 a.m.    Boys varsity golf at Ogallala (Districts)7 ...
  • Academic all-state award recipients announced

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the spring 2012 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Since 2006 this NSAA award program has recognized students w...
  • Pollard receives scholarship

    Shalee Pollard, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $300 to be used to further her education. The scholarship was awarded by alumni committee members of the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen Volleyball Devel...
  • College Notes

    Wallace graduate presents science research at Chadron Chadron State College student Curtis Perriotte-Olson of Wallace presented science research at the annual Nebraska Academy of the Sciences meeting in Lincoln on April 20. A total of 12 Chadron State st...
  • Awards given at Wallace graduation

      Activities queen and king were Danica Messersmith (left) and John Paul Lempke.   The Big Blue Booster award was presented to David Lempke. (Photos by Nora Jameson)   ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Get better this summer By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director It is hard to believe that in the next three weeks or so another school year will be completed and the athletic equipment will be put away for another year. This week the P.C. boys a...
  • Kemling sets school record at BOMW

    Qualifying members of the Perkins County track team participated in the Best of the Midwest track invitational on Tuesday, May 1 at Sutherland High School. Perkins County senior and distance runner Ashley Kemling set a school record in the 800 meter run, ...