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  • Visually impaired student receives help from Grant Lions Club

    Eugene Otto, a visually impaired student at Perkins County High School, has received a dome magnifier with financial help from the Grant Lions Club. The dome magnifier is a low vision aid that draws in natural light from all sides and naturally illuminate...
  • Perkins County Middle School students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Middle School announces the students on the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year. Receiving all A’s were Kyla Adams, Ashley Briggs, Ethan Chandler-Smith, Nathan Kemling, Jack Kennicutt, Jaclyn Kurkowski, Claire Ma...
  • Mid Plains Community College unveils newest custom car project

    The Transportation Division of Mid-Plains Community College officially unveiled their latest custom car project, a 1963 Chevy Nova. This is the eighth classic car the college has raffled. In June, the NPCC Foundation will begin selling chances to win the ...
  • College-bound seniors can apply for MPCC scholarships

    The Financial Aid Offices at North Platte Community College and McCook Community College have scholarship applications available at high school guidance counselor offices and on the Mid Plains Community College financial aid webpage.Scholarships range fro...
  • State senators debate budget, measuring school progress

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service This week, state senators advanced a bill relating to school accountability and debated adjustments to the budget.     Here are some of the highlights. LB824:  This bill, introduced by Sen. Russ Karpisek of ...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Knowing what’s important By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS  Activities Director This past weekend is a basketball junkie’s favorite and the weekend actually started on Thursday. All across the United States people figured out ways to stay home a coupl...
  • Track and field athletes jump start track season with home triangular this week

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor There are nearly twice as many girls as boys on this year’s Plainsmen track team. The tragic loss of junior member Katie Rowley over the weekend in a car accident has hit the team hard. The junior letter winner was trai...
  • Plainsmen golfers prepare for 2012 season

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Plainsmen golfers swing into season on Monday, March 26 with a team goal to qualify for the state tournament.      The team’s roster was cut by one with the untimely death of junior golfer Michael Dreiling who was kil...
  • Wallace Wildcats ready for 2012 track season

      By Elizabeth StrandWallace Track Coach The Wallace Wildcats track season is set to begin on Saturday, March 24 at the Hershey/St. Pat’s Invite. Ten boys and seven girls will be representing the Wildcats this year, including 10 returning letter win...
  • Perkins County athletes among SPVA all conference selections

    Selections have been made for the 2011-2012 basketball all-SPVA (South Platte Valley Association) team. First team boys basketball players are seniors Jimmy Moore of Hershey; Andrew Vinton of North Platte St. Patrick’s; Adam Dickey of Chase County; Brys...
  • RPAC all-conference basketball selections made for 2011-2012

    All conference basketball teams have been selected for the Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) for the 2011-2012 season.Girls First team selections include Laramey Lewis and Jacee Kershaw of Hitchcock County; Halsie Large of Hayes Center; Morgan ...
  • Benefit bowling tourney held

    The Susan B Koman  Bowl for the Cure No-tap tournament was held at Cornhusker Lanes on Sunday, March 18.  Fifty participants competed in three divisions.  A total of $242 was raised.   In the women’s division, first place was Starla Stetson (571), s...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of March15 High Game: Bernie DeForest, 214; Kim Bergenske, 210; Karla Eddie, 191. High Series; Bernie DeForest, 542; Michele Cutler, 539; Sue Baker, 524; Nadine Beam, 507; Karla Eddie, 502. USBC Awards: Kim Borer, 175 game award....
  • Valley Pro Irrigation honored as a Performance Plus Dealer at Valmont Irrigation 2012 national meeting

      Valmont Irrigation has announced Valley Pro Irrigation of Gran as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company’s 2012 National Meeting. Valley Pro Irrigation has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket par...
  • Conservation Corner

    Prescribed burning—what, why, when, how By Janet Lagler Natural Resources Conservation Service   Planning a burn? There are a lot of safety issues to consider before you start. What: Prescribed burning is a techniques used to improve grasslands. Wi...
  • Nebraska Wheat Board will hold annual Bake and Take event

    The Nebraska Wheat Board celebrated Bake and Take early this year in order for the event to coincide with the NWB meeting. Bake and Take is an annual event occurring in March celebrating wheat foods which anyone can participate in. This year’s official ...
  • Editorial

    The promise Anyone who is a parent can relate to the nightmare that two Grant families are living at this very moment. A never-ending nightmare of losing a teenage child to an automobile accident. Boyfriend/girlfriend Michael and Katie were killed over ...
  • Commentary

    Editor’s Note: The community is reeling in heartache over the loss of two of Perkins County’s finest high school students in an accident over the weekend. Only in a small town is there such love and support from the hundreds who either knew them, kno...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    The best story we know By Pastor Larry BoothCongregational Church, Grant I was one of those kids who was privileged to have been taken to church and Sunday school nearly every week. At least I consider that privileged. And I learned a lot there. Like, i...
  • Eight departments battle blaze west of Elsie

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Luckily for Max and Lorraine Hanson, a fire that destroyed nearly 250 acres near their home west of Elsie was heading the opposite direction. According to Elsie Fire Chief Mitch Cummings, sparks from a train are believed...