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  • 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, ...
  • Plainsmen relay teams take twilight gold

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Plainsmen boys and girls relay teams brought home the gold from the Dundy County/Stratton Twilight meet held in Benkelman on Friday, May 4. The girls finished the 4x800 in 10:35.30. The boys took the 4x100 in...
  • Runners make tracks in Lincoln

    Perkins County was well represented at the Lincoln marathon and half marathon on Sunday, May 6,with 15 participants from this end of the state. Lauren Klima of Grant placed 13th in the women’s division of the 26.2 mile marathon. She was joined by fellow...
  • Plainsmen place third at conference golf

    River’s Edge Golf Course in North Platte was the site of two meets within one competition on Thursday, May 3. The two competitions, SPVA conference meet and the Irish Invitational, were hosted by the St. Pat’s Irish. With the leadership of Mitchell Fe...
  • Fins, Feathers and Fun

    Our sandhills secret By Ev TarrellAvid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast Standing up front on our 16-foot john boat, if I jumped up only slightly, I could accomplish two things:  see over the cattails that smothered the front of the boat and al...
  • Wildcats compete in Twilight meet

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled to Benkelman on Friday, May 4 for the DCS Twilight Meet. There were 10 schools competing, including: Cheylin (Kan.), Rawlins County (Kan.), Dundy County Stratton, Hayes Center, Maywood, Chase ...
  • Great Park Pursuit underway

    Registration is open for the Great Park Pursuit, which is back for its fifth year of encouraging healthy outdoor lifestyles through visits to Nebraska parks. The rewards include increased awareness of recreational opportunities and a chance to win prizes....
  • Gov. Heineman joins industry leaders to celebrate Nebraska Golf Day

    Nebraska appears to be bucking a trend when it comes to the business of golf. Across the nation, golfers played fewer rounds in 2011, but in Nebraska play increased. One reason is the Golf Nebraska campaign launched by the Nebraska Department of Economic ...
  • Plainsmen golfers finish first at Storm Invite

    At the Storm Invitational Tuesday, May 1, junior golfers Cole Whalen and Alex Johnston led the Plainsmen to a team victory, finishing second and third respectively. Whalen scored 77 and Johnston 79. As a team, the Plainsmen carded a 328. Finishing in seco...
  • RPAC rescheduled due to inclement weather

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer The Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) meet was originally set for Friday, April 27.  After making the trek to Southern Valley, the meet was rained out and rescheduled for Monday, April 30. Monday brought beau...
  • FSA Scoop

    Open house next week to mark USDA’s 125th By Teri Moss County Executive Director USDA’s 150th Anniversary will officially occur on May 15, the date President Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing the United States Department of Ag...
  • Upper Republican NRD receives grant to implement soil-moisture probes

    The Upper Republican Natural Resources District has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to provide cost-share on soil-moisture probes in Perkins, Chase and Dundy counties. The NRD is also contributing $100,000, br...
  • Maddux Cattle Company receives national commercial beef award

    By Sheri HinkThe Wauneta Breeze Technologies are constantlychanging and the beef industry is no exception. Earlier this month Maddux Cattle Company, managed by John and Jack Maddux, was presented with a Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Commercial Produce...
  • Area co-ops among nation’s top in sales and margins

    The nation’s 100 largest agriculture cooperatives reported near-record revenue of $118 billion in 2010, according to USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager. This was an increase of 4 percent over 2009 figures.  Net income for the 100 to...
  • Planning and Zoning

    Fees change for permits By Chris LoefflerZoning Administrator I can’t remember a nicer spring season. The birds are happy, the lilacs are blooming, and the farmers are buzzing like bees with their spring work. The Planning Commission has been busy, to...
  • Proposed child labor regulations withdrawn

    Under heavy pressure from farm groups, the Obama administration is dropping an effort to prevent children from doing hazardous work on farms owned by anyone other than their parents. Late in the day on April 26 the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew propos...
  • Editorial

    Vote to bring some money out west Well, we get to go to the polls Tuesday....so here is another opinion on how voters in Perkins County can do something to improve things when given the opportunity. When we get a chance to make a difference, especially w...
  • Letter to the Editor

    Please submit history for county’s book Dear Residents of Perkins County: In 1962, two books were published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Perkins County; a history book titled, “Perkins County, Jewel of the West, Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Alb...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    What is the sign for Christ? By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church I found it incredibly interesting the other day when someone explained the sign-language depiction for Christ. The signer takes one finger placing it into...