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  • Elsie/Madrid Blood Drive May 11

    The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, May 11, from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. MDT at the Elsie Methodist Church. Lunch will be served. To make an appointment call Michele at 308-228-2318. Walk-ins are welcome and very much needed....
  • Red Hatters experience “The Most Unlikely Place”

    On April 20, 18 ladies from the Perkins County Red Hatters traveled to Lewellen where they dined at “The Most Unlikely Place,” an art gallery and bistro. They dined on chicken salad sandwiches with spinach or potato salad and a favorite drink. They a...
  • Elsie holds Easter Egg Hunt

    By Joan CraigElsie Correspondent The annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday, April 23, after being postponed from the 16th because of the snow storm.   The Elsie Community Development Organization sponsored the egg hunt which took place on the lawn of ...
  • 4-H holds 2011 kickoff

      The Perkins County 4-H Council held the 2011 4-H Kickoff at the Perkins County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.    People enjoyed an evening of fun while enrolling in 4-H.  Kids enjoyed the rabbits from the Rockin’ Rabbits Club, learned a...
  • First communion held

      Resurrection Catholic Church held First Communion on Sunday, May 1. Jessie Craig, daughter of Jeff and Joan Craig, received her First Communion. Here she is pictured with Father Mark Pfeiffer. (Photo by Joan Craig)...
  • Royalty chosen

      Prom royalty at Wallace High School’s prom was Queen Katelynn Hild, daughter of JoDee Hild and Kent Hild and King Ryan Sowle, son of Cheri Sowle and Wayne Sowle. (Photo by Nora Jameson)...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Seven Huskers drafted to NFL

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director The NFL is a stage of controlled chaos it seems. Owners “lockout players” “Injection filed “and the lockout is lifted and the draft is conducted and immediately after that the lockout is resumed. So...
  • Perkins County athletes compete in SPVA conference meet

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County boys and girls athletes placed fourth and fifth respectively in the SPVA meet held Friday, April 29 in Hershey. In competition with St. Pats, Hershey, Chase County, Stherland and Maxwell, the boys scored 70...
  • Golfers demonstrate skill as season progresses

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County golfers are making a great showing on the course this season—despite weather being a factor in causing postponements. Plainsmen golfers won the Hershey Invite, their own invite, placed in the top five at ...
  • Volleyball skills camp offered to girls

    A volleyball skills camp will be offered to third-eighth grade girls June 6-8. Third, fourth and fifth grade camp will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. and sixth, seventh and eighth from 9-11:30 a.m. The North Platte High School Skills Camp will feature PHS volle...
  • Wildcats participate in conference action

      By Elizabeth StrandSports Writer On Friday, April 29, the Wallace Wildcats travelled to Arapahoe for the 2011 Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) track meet.   All 14 conference schools competed, including: Arapahoe, Alma, Bertrand, Camb...
  • Bowling News

    Week of April 14 High game: Karla Eddie, 185; Dee Patterson, 178; Kim Bergenske, 175. High series: Karla Eddie, 506; Kim Bergenske, 500; Dee Patterson, 484. Notable scores: Mary Skinner 52 pins over average game and 81 pins over average series.Week of Apr...
  • PCS activity schedule

    May 5-13--All Times Mountain-- Thursday, May 512 p.m.    Junior high track at SPVA - SutherlandFriday, May 612:30 p.m.        High school track at Dundy Co. Invite (Benkelman)Saturday, May 71 p.m.    High school graduationMonday, May 98th gra...
  • Pelster chosen as May Senior of the Month

    Alek Pelster, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as May 2011 Senior of the Month. Pelster has been involved in football, basketball, and held the class office of treasurer. He was a crew member and actor in the spring play, Talent-T...
  • Junior art students honored at UNL event

    Seventy high school juniors from across the state were selected as award recipients in the arts. Among the honored students in visual arts were Gabrielle Patrick and Naomi Schmitt of Perkins County High School. The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually re...
  • West Nile Virus poster contest winners announced

      Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is pleased to announce the winners of its first local West Nile Virus poster contest.       The contest was open to fifth and sixth grade students from Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes,...
  • PCHS Foundation gives $3,600 in scholarships to eight area students

    A total of $3,600 will be granted to eight local students by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The PCHSF scholarship committee consists of Foundation Board members Lori Day, Madrid; Diana Maupin and Mary Dodson, both of Venango; and Bob Cummi...
  • Krystal Gaar among CSC scholarship recipients

    Krystal Gaar of Grant is one of many students who have been selected for scholarship assistance to attend Chadron State College this fall. Gaar, who plans to study art education, has been awarded the Gold Presidential Scholarship. The Gold Presidential Sc...
  • Midwest Electric announces scholarship winners

    Midwest Electric and its power suppliers, Basin Electric and Tri-State G&T are proud to announce this year’s scholarship winners. Basin Electric Debbie Dahlkoetter is the winner of the Basin Electric Power Cooperative $1000 scholarship in the member...
  • Deaver receives $1000 NACO scholarship

    Loyd Wayne Deaver, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO). Twelve $1,000 scholarships were awarded to the children of Nebraska county officia...