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  • Students explore art styles with python project

    Students at Perkins County Elementary and several staff members each contributed a section to the python that is now hanging in the great hallway at Perkins County Elementary. Each class studied a different art lesson, including dots, mosaics, animal patt...
  • Kemling selected to 2009 All-State Band

    Ms. Kim Wiedeman, chair of band affairs for the Nebraska Music Educators Association, is pleased to announce that Ashley Kemling of Perkins County High School will be among the 160 students selected to be a part of the 2009 All-State Band. Each year, ove...
  • Hite among Wendy’s High School Heisman State finalists

    As the competition narrows for the 2009 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award program, 20 of Nebraska’s top scholar-athletes were announced Oct. 20 as state finalists. Over 50,000 seniors applied nationwide and from that group, 10,848 school winners were...
  • Plainsmen play tough, pull off 16-13 playoff upset over North Platte St. Pat’s

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Quarterback Michael York ran for two touchdowns, defensive back Nick Turner recovered two fumbles, kicker Jeremy Hagan boomed a monster field goal and the Plainsmen defensive line stifled North Platte St. Pats’ potent...
  • Frosty makes visit

    Several high school boys found time to pull a prank on a fellow student at Perkins County High School Friday, Oct. 30 after snow was cleared from the football field. An unsuspecting senior would find her vehicle loaded with snow and topped with a snowman ...
  • Wallace Wildcats win in Wauneta

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled to  face the D1 Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday, Oct.  27.  The Lady Cats, fresh from their conference win, were ready to face the hard-hitting Broncos. Although the Lady Cats won the...
  • Garden County no match for Lady Plainsmen

    Dominating throughout, the Lady Plainsmen beat Garden County in two short sets Friday evening, Oct. 30 at home. Originally scheduled as a triangular, the third team, Bayard, dropped out due to inclement weather and poor travelling conditions. “I am just...
  • Price support loans and LDPs for 2009

    FSA Scoop By Mary KarashCounty Executive DirectorFarm Service Agency, Grant, NE There has been a change on how an office can accept lien waivers.  Always before, the producer requesting benefits would have to initiate and have a lien waiver completed f...
  • FFA students attend convention

    During the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind., nine students from Perkins County were able to attend. Taylor Boldt, Bobby Kugler, Rachel Patrick, Lacey Jensen, Jessie Woodmancy, Jessyca Briggs, Callie Meyer, Caleb Breazeale, and Blake Popp...
  • PCHS holds pumpkin decorating contest

    Thirteen funny, clever, creepy pumpkins greet the public entering the Perkins County Health Services administrative area. Employees took part in a contest the week of Halloween and had the pumpkins judged by residents of Golden Ours Convalescent Home, Swa...
  • Great Plains adds local broadcast stations to High-Definition line-up

    Great Plains Communications of Nebraska has enhanced the High-Definition television service offering in Grant. Customers of Great Plains can now enjoy outstanding picture quality and sound on HD programming from local broadcasters including CBS (518) and...
  • Input needed for final push to PCCF goal

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Community Foundation (PCCF) is closer to their year-end goal following a recent donation that leaves $57,000 to be raised for the Hunt Challenge. The remaining amount would secure an additional donation to cr...
  • Sally’s open daily in downtown Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Chatting while rolling out pie crust, an enthusiastic Sally Crandell made the task look effortless—and it should be—she has been baking pies since she was 14. “I’m the only one in the family who could do crust right,...
  • Twenty-two patients test positive for Type A (presumed H1N1)

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Threat of catching the flu lurks everywhere it seems, with several cases of Type A influenza—assumed to be H1N1—confirmed in patients visiting the local clinics or hospital. The seasonal flu isn’t far behind, with the stra...
  • Southwest Nebraska RC&D banquet set

    Southwest Nebraska Resource Conservation and Development  would like to invite everyone to their annual banquet Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Best Western Chief motel poolside area at 6 p.m. in Cambridge. The theme for the evening will be “Building Bridges....
  • What is Raptor Recovery of Nebraska?

    In 1976, the Raptor Recovery Center was organized as a project of the Wachiska Audubon Society of Lincoln. Since its beginning, the Raptor Recovery Center has treated more than 6,000 birds of prey, and better than 50 percent of those have been released ba...
  • Hawk shootings between Grant and Imperial under investigation

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Federal game warden Mike Damico of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the illegal shootings of hawks that have been found in Perkins and Chase counties between Grant and Imperial. The injured hawks have been pic...
  • Wallace School closes due to storm—Wildcats forfeit due to illness, injuries

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Wallace School was closed last Thursday due to the  heavy snow and bad roads—but with over 30 students absent, along with several athletic injuries, the Wildcats forfeited to Garden County on Friday even though school was bac...
  • Student supports Coach Kay

    Dear Editor: I am writing concerning an incident that occurred at the recent football game against Chase County. If you were in the stands or were aware at all you know what I am talking about. If you missed it, here’s what happened: A certain fan in pa...
  • Deployed private sends greetings

    Dear Editor: Greetings all, John F. Kennedy once said, “It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.” This is a motivating quote that gives meaning to my experience. I am sorry I have not been able to write, however, I...