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  • Wallace musicians attend all-state band event

    Wallace High School was well represented at the 2012 Class D All State Band event. Eight students were selected to participate in one of the three bands that make up Class D All State. Paige Aylward was chosen to play flute and Jaclyn Nelson and Anna Gri...
  • Boldt receives full-tuition scholarship to Chadron

    Taylor Boldt of Grant has been selected to receive scholarship assistance to attend Chadron State College this fall. Boldt has been awarded the full-tuition Rural Health Opportunities Program Waiver and the $1,000 Academic Achievement Award. The RHOP waiv...
  • College Notes

    Area students join UNK honor society The Phi Eta Sigma national honor society for sophomores at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has inducted 99 members, according to Dr. Rob Luscher, Phi Eta Sigma adviser. Among those sophomores inducted were Emil...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Pointing out the one and done By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This is just a little “left over” from the college basketball season. The men’s and women’s champions are crowned and both were deserving champions. Baylor on the wome...
  • Perkins County athletes host E. Lee Todd Invitational

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor   The Perkins County Plainsmen hosted the E. Lee Todd Invitational track and field meet on Thursday, April 5, with 10 participating teams on the boys’ side and 12 teams in the girls’ division. The Plainsmen boys ranked fi...
  • Several Wallace track athletes place at South Loup Invite

    By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer   The Wallace Wildcats competed at the South Loup Invite on Thursday, April 5 in Arnold.  There were 13 schools at the meet, including the girls team champion, Brady, and the boys team champion, South Loup.   Sierra R...
  • Fins, Feathers and Fun

    April “Gold” Rush at Big Mac By Ev TarrellAvid hunter, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiast It will be forever burned in my mind. We had been methodically drifting a steep sand drop off on Lake McConaughy hoping any of the “arcs” on the locator wou...
  • Spring turkey season opens April 14 for shotgun hunters

    The spring turkey season opens across the state for shotgun hunters on April 14, one week after it opens for youth shotgun hunters, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The season opened for archers in late March. All spring turkey seasons...
  • Nebraska Pheasants Forever’s rescheduled state habitat meeting is April 28

    Landowner Help Desk available to all landowners seeking habitat management plan. The 65 Nebraska Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters will host the organization’s rescheduled annual state habitat meeting on Saturday, April 28 at the Ramada Inn i...
  • Summer junior vb and bb camps set

    North Platte Community College will offer its 2012 Junior Volleyball and Basketball Camps in June and July. The camp session dates are slated for June 20-22 for grades 3-5 and July 18-20 for grades 6-8. The volleyball camp will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p...
  • Miss Basketball registration begins

    Multiple divisions available. Six-game event. Registrations are now being accepted for the 18th Annual Miss Basketball Shootout tournament in Kearney, June 9-10. The shootout offers separate large and small school divisions for varsity, junior varsity an...
  • Bowling News

    Bowling BagsWeek of April 5 High Game: Michele Cutler, 198;   Ashly Schwartzkopf, 189; Dee Patterson,181.             High Series: Ashly Schwartzkopf,  525; Dee Patterson, 510; Michele Cutler, 505....
  • High school hall of fame selections for 2011-2012 made

    The Nebraska High School Hall of Fame Foundation will induct twin sisters for the first time. Hayes Center’s Deb and Donna Spickelmier highlight the 19th Hall of Fame induction group. The induction ceremony will be Oct. 7 at the Lied Center in Lincoln....
  • FSA Scoop

    Proposed change to LAA The Perkins County Committee (COC) is requesting comments on the proposed change of Local Administrative Areas. For election purposes, counties are divided into local administrative areas, or LAAs.  Each LAA has one producer serv...
  • Wheat growers— scout now for early disease

    Stripe rust and leaf rust were observed in parts of Kansas, meaning Nebraska wheat growers should be scouting now for rust diseases, said a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension plant pathologist. “The detection of leaf and stripe rusts in Kansas ind...
  • Conservation Reserve Program signup extended

    “The general signup period for USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been extended one week until Friday, April 13, 2012,” announced Nebraska Farm Service Agency, State Director Dan Steinkruger. “This extension will give farmers and landow...
  • FFA scores released

    The state has released all the adjusted scores of all contests for the more than 3,500 FFA students in Lincoln recently. The room had 100 chairs set and there were over 200 students present including 21 Perkins County chapter members assisting and present...
  • Grazing tips during an extra early spring

    By Robert TignerUNL Extension Educator Spring pastures are growing fast and early. Since spring management affects your production all year, stay tuned as I share some early grazing thoughts. Spring pastures ready to graze nearly a month earlier than usua...
  • Another Perspective

    Oreos reaches century mark By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher “Oh, the kid will eat the middle of an Oreo first and save the chocolate cookie outside for last.” Many of you will recognize that old familiar jingle for a common cookie, the Oreo. Until the r...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Coming together in a small world By Pastor Mary FullerUnited Methodist Church, Wallace Does it seem like the world is getting smaller?  No matter where I go I can find a familiar face.  No matter which church I step into I feel as though I have been t...