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Carson Thelander makes his way to the green on Thursday, April 12. Thelander was the top scorer of the day for the Plainsmen, with 80 strokes, which was enough to land him fifth place individually for the day.

Local News

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Perkins County High School is hidden behind blizzard conditions during the storm on Friday, April 13.

Winter Storm Xanto hit Perkins County around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13 with wind gusts up to 60 mph, leaving five inches of snow and drifts several feet high. 

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Lesley Dudden is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey where she studied abroad for multiple semesters, including a one-year scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense. 

After leaving Perkins County, Lesley Dudden has spent many years experiencing the world as well as studying and working to change it.

Two Perkins County sheriff’s deputies, Blake McCreedy and Austin Lamoree, were among 41 graduates of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island on Friday, April 13.

A household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, April 21 from 8-9 a.m. at the Perkins County fairgrounds.

 The Great Western Cattle Trail Association of Nebraska met March 27 at the Champion Community Building beginning with a meal provided by the Champion Junior Women’s Club.

As the National Weather Service has issued Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Storm Watches for a majority of Nebraska counties, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is urging motorists

Sports

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Carson Thelander makes his way to the green on Thursday, April 12. Thelander was the top scorer of the day for the Plainsmen, with 80 strokes, which was enough to land him fifth place individually for the day.

A day before the blizzard hit late last week, the Plainsmen golf team headed to Sutherland for the Hershey Invite on Thursday, April 12. 

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PCS Freshman Miah Long nears the finish line of the 800 at the Sutherland Invite on Thursday, April 12. She placed third in the event.

Despite a chilly day, Coach Shayne Hite said the Perkins County track team performed well at the Sutherland Invite held on Thursday, April 12. 

This spring, and I use that term loosely, has played havoc with track, golf and any other sport played this time of year.  

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The Wallace track team competed at the Sutherland Invite on Thursday, April 12. The boys placed seventh with 39 points and the girls tied for sixth with 24 points.

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The PC golf team took second place at Dundy County. Competing that day were (l-r): Kaden Smith, Logan Hansen, Aaron Fay, Josh Johnston, Carson Thelander and James Wright.

Crazy spring weather once again changed the schedule on the Plainsmen golf team, and they played in Dundy County on Wednesday, April 4 instead of Tuesday. 

Due to impending weather, the Perkins County E. Lee Todd Track Invite scheduled for Saturday, April 7 was rescheduled to Saturday, May 5 with a 9 a.m. start. 

School

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Those earning medals at state FCCLA include (l-r): Karen Ruiz, Jessica Klingelhoefer, Kadie Hanson, Jacob Woodmancy, Matthew Wendell and Valerie Perez.

Six members from the Perkins County High School FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America) Chapter attended the FCCLA State Leadership Conference and STAR Competition, April 9-11 in

Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation along with its power suppliers, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

Christopher Terry was among five students who received a $300 book scholarship from the North Platte Community College Foundation.

Ag & Business

The Perkins County Board of Commissioners is asking landowners not to plant crops in the county right-of-way, or where they restrict visibility at intersections. 

With the way the weather has been, it seems hard to believe that we are officially in spring.

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Deb Hutsell plans to retire this month after 31 years with the FSA.

After 31 years serving Perkins County farmers and ranchers, Deb Hutsell is retiring from USDA Farm Service Agency. 

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