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PC track athletes (l-r): Trye Hickey, Kyler Bullock, Irvin Reyes and Alex Patrick, along with the rest of the team, had their first day of outdoor practice on Monday after two weeks of practicing indoors due to cold weather. It was short lived, as the weather will force them back indoors the rest of the week. 

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Hunters listen as Conservation Officer Alex Hasenauer for the Nebraska Southwest District describes his duties and how regulated safe hunting is an important part of game management and wildlife habitat conservation.

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www.johnsonpublications.zenfolio.com Brooke Robertson | Johnson Publications

PC track athletes (l-r): Trye Hickey, Kyler Bullock, Irvin Reyes and Alex Patrick, along with the rest of the team, had their first day of outdoor practice on Monday after two weeks of practicing indoors due to cold weather. It was short lived, as the weather will force them back indoors the rest of the week. 

Spring is expected to arrive next week with temps in the low 50s, but not before a large farewell statement from its predecessor. 

Through a new contract with Tri-State Generation, Midwest Electric is passing savings onto their customers through an electric heat rate. 

Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program Fellow Tony Schrotberger of Grant returned home after participating in a 10-day national study/travel seminar conducted by the Nebras

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Hunters listen as Conservation Officer Alex Hasenauer for the Nebraska Southwest District describes his duties and how regulated safe hunting is an important part of game management and wildlife habitat conservation.

Area students, ranging in age from 11-65, attended 14 hours of a Hunter Education and Bow Hunter Education combination course to meet their requirements for certification. 

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The Elsie Seniors held their monthly lunch Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Legion Building.  The Little Country Kitchen catered a meal and Sandhills State Bank provided a Valentine-themed cake.

Sullivan Hills Camp near Lodgepole is in its 22nd year, and for the first time, Perkins County youth will be able to attend for free.

Sports

What a way to end the Nebraska boys basketball season, with a really good state tournament and the end of the Big Ten regular season for the Cornhusker men with a really unbelievable comeback win o

It is hard to grasp that the 2018-19 high school basketball season is almost history.

Nora Jameson

Wallace senior Micah Swedberg stretches the ball toward the hoop during the Wildcat boys district basketball game vs. Riverside in Minden. 

The Wallace Wildcats saw their season come to an end last week when they faced the undefeated Riverside Chargers in the D2-3 District Final. 

Way back in November I was just sure this was the year the Husker Men would never have to worry about hearing “Well, let’s get ready to play in the NIT.” 

I was wrong. 

A loss to South Loup last week ended the season for Coach Shawn Cole and his Plainsmen basketball team. 

Nora Jameson

During the Wallace  vs. Eustis-Farnum sub-district basketball game in  Maxwell, Blake Pelster, a senior for the Wallace Wildcats, goes up for the basket  while Eustis-Farnum's junior Tanner Fangmeyer attempts to block the shot from behind. Ultimately the Cats came out on top sending them to district finals. The Wildcats fell to the Riverside Chargers on Monday, Feb. 25, ending their season. 

The regular season of basketball is over and all that remains are the games that determine whose season continues and whose season comes to an end.  

School

The February senior of the month honor was given to Jaden Dietlein, son of George and Kathleen Dietlein. 

The Perkins County High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the Maywood Invite on Tuesday, March 5, finishing 4-2 in pool play.

Perkins County placed second with 200 points at the SPVA speech meet held Monday, March 4 in Kimball.

PC had 13 medals in the finals. 

Ag & Business

In 2020, nearly 9,000 acres in the Upper Republican Natural Resources district will come out of retirement. 

The Upper Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors has recently appointed two new members to the board, filling all the vacant subdistrict seats. 

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Mark Wendell of Wendell’s Irrigation received a 10-year PLUS Program Longevity Award from Reinke.

Reinke has recognized Mark Wendell with Wendell’s Irrigation Sales & Service in Grant with a 10-year PLUS Program Longevity Award.

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