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  • Spring Fun Fest in Ogallala to provide activities for all ages Saturday

    Petting zoo, games, silent auction, Waffle Man, garage sale, bake sale, cake walk and much more! Keith County Fairgrounds, April 28. Ogallala’s eighth annual Spring Fun Fest once again promises activities galore at the Keith County Fairgrounds at 1100 ...
  • Grant Lions volunteer at Westview Retirement Community

      On Saturday, April 21, the Grant Lions gave a new updated version of the American Gothic painting. “This motley bunch did a yeoman’s job of improving the rock landscape around Westview Retirement Community,” said Ted Tietjen. “Of course, Ger...
  • Easter egg hunt held at Elsie Methodist Church

      The ECDO annual Easter egg hunt at Elsie Methodist Church and Elsie Village Park was held on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. Kindergarten and under prize winners were Devin Giesselmann and Tanner Paintin. First through sixth  grade prize winners were ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Getting a sugar fix My sweet tooth is getting the best of me these days so I try not to keep sweets in the house. However, once in a while I break down and bake something really sweet and delicious to hide for my midnight snacks. My most recent repeat re...
  • What’s Up?

    Spring constellations are plentiful In case you haven’t noticed, daylight is lasting much longer in the evening and it is getting light earlier in the day. We have passed the equinox and the Sun is traveling further north on the horizon toward the poi...
  • Gatlin Brothers to perform at State Fair

    Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers will be performing two free concerts for Older Nebraskan’s Day at the Nebraska State Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 29.  According to State Fair Director of Events and Entertainment, Chelsey Jungck, “The Gatlin’s perfo...
  • Arbor Day holiday turns 140

    Arbor Day will celebrate 140 years of successful tree planting and environmental stewardship on April 27 and throughout the year 2012. Many of Nebraska’s financial institutions have joined this national celebration by participating in the Nebraska Banke...
  • Planning for a new greenhouse

    Many men and women with a passion for gardening hope to one day have a greenhouse they can call their own. They can also be quite expensive, and there are some things gardeners should consider before building a greenhouse. • Size: A greenhouse can be gr...
  • Metcalf is chosen April Senior of the Month

    Tanya Metcalf of Elsie has been selected as April’s Senior of the Month at Perkins County High School. She is the daughter of Kelly and Brenda Metcalf. Striving to take on the role as a leader in her school, Metcalf has participated in as many activitie...
  • FCCLA installs 2012-2013 officers

      Officers for the new school year were installed at the annual FCCLA Awards Banquet, Monday evening, April 23. New officers are (l-r): Kylie Hanson, District 11 president; Mariah Curtis, vice president of programs/STUCO; Lacey Jensen, vice president ...
  • Kinney Construction scholarships awarded

    Danica Messersmith of Wallace High School has been chosen to receive a scholarship from Kinney Construction. Danica will pursue a Master’s degree in speech and language pathology. She will attend University of Nebraska at Kearney, majoring in communicat...
  • PCS activity schedule

    April 26-May 2All Times Mountain Thursday, April 26NETA conference9 a.m.    Junior high track at Chase Co.Friday, April 27NETA conference8:30 a.m.     Boys varsity golf at SPVA (NPSP12:30 a.m.     Boys/girls varsity track at SPVA (Sutherland)Sat...
  • Storm interrupts Wallace concert

      Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 12, the Wallace spring concert was cancelled when tornado sirens sounded across town. Concert-goers and students were sent home when the weather had cleared, and the concert was rescheduled, resuming where it...
  • College Notes

    Dahlkoetter receives award Dani Dahlkoetter, daughter of Dennis and Cynthia Dahlkoetter of Grant,  was an award winner at the annual Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honors Assembly held Wednesday, April 11, at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Dahlkoet...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Inside jokes are just that By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I learned a long time ago that inside jokes told at athletic banquets etc., are usually not well received by anyone but the few people involved so I quit doing that. But it also ...
  • Track athletes place high at Chase Co.

    Girls Results 100 meter dash-7th Kylie Hanson, 13.98; 1st Jacinda Krueger, Holyoke, 13.10 200 meter dash-8th Kylie Hanson, 29.70; 1st Beth VanLaningham, Ogallala, 27.16 400 meter dash-3rd Amanda Osler, 1:06.88; 5th Kendra Hoffert, 1:08.78; 7th Jessie Wood...
  • Perkins County in center of stiff track competition at Hershey invite

      The Plainsmen boys medaled 14 times and the girls 10 times in the Panther Invitational held at Hershey on April 21. The girls placed fourth overall in a field of nine schools with a score of 62. Taking top honors for the girls division was North P...
  • Distance runners awarded at Chase County meet

      Aksel Wiseman of Hershey (left) and Ashley Kemling of Perkins County were the recipients of the Bill McNair 800 Meter Memorial Medals as the winners of the event. Presenting the medals in memory of his grandfather is Sam McNair (right). (Republican ...
  • Johnston first at PC golf invite

      Winning a playoff for first place, Alex Johnston of Perkins County took the first place medal at the Perkins County golf invitational April 17, scoring a 78. Also scoring 78 was Jared Arensdorf of North Platte St. Patrick’s. Austin Thelander wasn...
  • PC golfers fare well in April

    Chase County Invite As a team, the Perkins County golfers took second place with 351 points behind Chase County with 339 during  the Chase County Invite held at the Enders Lake Golf Course on April 14. Alex Johnson carded a 79 for second place behind Fre...