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Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment (SWNCBC) has received funding through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) to establish an Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program. 

In honor of American Heart Month, the Perkins County Chamber has partnered with Perkins County Health Services Foundation on “Hearts for Hearts”.  

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Edward Dunn: Husband. Father. Army Veteran, City Councilman, Lions Club Vice President, and so much more...

If anyone ever needed proof that life is what you make of it, they need look no further than Grant’s own, Edward Timothy Dunn. 

James Vak was unanimously approved as the newest member of Ron Hagan’s District 2 road crew at the Perkins County Commissioners meeting on Monday, Feb. 4.


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“In God We Trust” is now displayed above the Perkins County Court House entrance. Commissioners voted to add the motto in June 2018 as part of a national campaign. On July 30, 1956, Congress adopted “In God We Trust” as the official national motto of the United States. The motto has been on U.S. currency since 1963.

Several updates have been made to the Perkins County Courthouse recently, one of which has saved the building from severe damage. 

Farmers who are tired of deer destroying their crops could get a new incentive to let hunters onto their land under a bill in the Nebraska Legislature, but some outdoors groups and state officials


This past weekend the Heartland Hoops Classic basketball event was held in Grand Island at the Heartland Events Center.

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 Seniors Emilio Perez and Beau Wood will head to the state competition at the end of this week with Head Coach Tanner Collins (left) and Assistant Todd Ford.

Perkins County’s two senior wrestlers will return to Omaha this weekend for the NSAA State Wrestling Championships. 

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Jaxon Livermore looks for an open man to get the ball back into play.

With one game left in the regular season, Coach Shawn Cole and his Perkins County Plainsmen basketball team sit at a 10-11 record following last week’s win over the Creek Valley Storm, who are now

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Senior basketball players for the 2018-2019 season included (l-r): Spencer Ross, Hailey Snyder, Jaxon Livermore and Aaron Fay. 

In their last regular game of the season, the Lady Plainsmen hosted the Creek Valley Storm on Tuesday where they put up a hard fight to the bitter end. 

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Following a forfeit win over McPherson County, the Lady Wildcats played their last regular season game at home against Hitchcock County on Friday night. Wallace fell to the Falcons 20-63.

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Micah Swedberg getting past the pressure on the court from Hitchcock County.

The basketball season is winding down for Wallace as they approach the last game of the regular season. 


Kaleb Gaar and Brady Mailand were among more than 5,300 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students named to the Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students for the fall semester of the 2

Maisie Kennicutt of Wallace is a member of a livestock judging team from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Perkins County went 4-2 to place second at the Perkins County High School Quiz Bowl Invite on Thursday, Feb. 7.  

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Western States Bank opened as Sandhills State Bank on Monday, Jan. 28 in Grant, Ogallala and Wauneta. Lobby and drive thru hours are now Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Western Insurors, an affiliate of Adams Bank & Trust, recently changed its name to Adams Insurance Advisors to project a unified front as the banking institution continues expansion into the Fr

The final Perkins County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10-11 a.m. at Cecil Hendricks’ ranch.   

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