Members of the Perkins County boys track and field team are (front row, l-r): Matthew McClung, Colton Pouk, Irvin Reyes, Bryder Hickey, Brandon Knoles and Hayden Foster. Middle row: Kyler Bullock, Austin Meyer, Jarin Tines, Erik Snyder, Triston Hite, Trye Hickey, Jeb Kohl, Shawn Lyon, Huntin Taylor and Ashton Meyer. Back row: Matthew Wendell, Ian Sihm, Jace Wid, Caleb Lagler, Alex Patrick, Spencer Ross, Caden Waitley, Jaden Dietlein, Matthew Hahn, Evan Sestak and Emilio Perez. Not pictured: Chase Johnson.

Local News

A group from Perkins County traveled east last weekend to assist in flood efforts. 

Perkins County and surrounding areas remained mostly unscathed from a “bomb cyclone” that triggered a crippling blizzard in western Nebraska and flooding in the eastern part of the state.

The Western Cattle Trail of Nebraska is having its annual meeting at the Northshore Restaurant on Hwy 34 west of Trenton on Wednesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. MT. 

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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. 

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

Sports

Members of the Perkins County boys track and field team are (front row, l-r): Matthew McClung, Colton Pouk, Irvin Reyes, Bryder Hickey, Brandon Knoles and Hayden Foster. Middle row: Kyler Bullock, Austin Meyer, Jarin Tines, Erik Snyder, Triston Hite, Trye Hickey, Jeb Kohl, Shawn Lyon, Huntin Taylor and Ashton Meyer. Back row: Matthew Wendell, Ian Sihm, Jace Wid, Caleb Lagler, Alex Patrick, Spencer Ross, Caden Waitley, Jaden Dietlein, Matthew Hahn, Evan Sestak and Emilio Perez. Not pictured: Chase Johnson.

This year’s track season kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, March 21 with the Plainsmen’s pre-season meet on the E. Lee Todd track in Grant. 

Members of the Perkins County boys golf team include (front row, l-r): Kaden Smith, Keegan Sims and Carson Thelander. Back row: Blake Dolezal, Deitrik Brueggeman, Aaron Fay and Jacob Woodmancy.

An extra harsh winter and a late start at any form of spring weather has put a bit of a hinder on the ability of the 2019 Perkins County boys golf team, however, they are practicing when they can a

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. 

School

Nora Jameson

Saturday, March 16 saw the Wildcats celebrate their Christmas vacation themed prom of 2019 where royalty was announced.

March Madness is in full swing! For a basketball fan this is the greatest time of the year. 

Three Perkins County School students placed at the Inter-High Day academic competition at McCook Community College on Wednesday, March 13.

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. 

Contributed

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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