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As Houston continues to grapple with Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, local communities are coming together to help with relief efforts.

With three years of his four-year term already under his belt, 44th District Sen. Dan Hughes made it official Monday that he will seek a second term in the Nebraska Legislature.

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An employee with O’Keefe Elevator of Omaha installs the new electric board for the elevator at the courthouse.

The Perkins County Courthouse will be getting a new look. 

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Temperatures soared into the 90s this week, despite the calendar nearing the first day of fall. The temperature at the bank read 96 degrees on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Wallace will be celebrating 130 years strong at this year’s fall festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17. 

Saturday, Sept. 16


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Michael Beck went 13-53 yards and made one touchdown and a two point conversion for the Plainsmen in their game against the Southwest Roughriders on Saturday.

The Southwest Roughriders experienced a rough ride of their own, suffering a 56-16 pounding dished out by the Perkins County Plainsmen Saturday at Bartley. 

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Hailey Snyder placed 16th individually at the Chase County meet on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Four out of 18 Perkins County male runners contributed to the team’s first place finish at the Chase County meet on Thursday, Sept. 7.

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Jessica Klingelhoefer, No. 7, and Sydney Wilson, No. 6 guard the net for the Lady Plainsmen.

The Lady Plainsmen volleyball team played five games in the last week, coming out with two wins to add to their season.

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Competing as individuals, Hannah Robertson was the first Wildcat to cross the finish line, taking 13th at Chase County on Sept. 7.

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Senior Shelby Ogier spikes the ball for the Wildcats during the Wallace Triangular.

The Wildcats hosted a triangular Sept. 5 against Perkins County and Hitchcock County, losing both games; 26-24, 23-25, 14-25; 20-25, 16-25. On Sept.

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Wildcat senior Logan Rosentrater escapes the reach of Leyton’s Drew Haley, before making it to the end zone for a Wallace touchdown.

A long bus ride west didn’t seem to effect the Wildcats as they arrived in Dalton ready to play an action packed game against Leyton.


A change to the school permit requirements now allows 14-year-olds who reside in city limits to drive to and from school. 

Kole Kennicutt of Madrid and Madisen Knapp of Wallace were among 360 individuals who attended new student orientation this summer at Central Community College-Hastings.

James McArtor of Grant, who is majoring in mechanized systems management at University of Nebraska – Lincoln, was one of seven Nebraska students to receive the 2017 CHS Foundation scholarship.

Ag & Business

Brent Robertson of Elsie was recently re-elected chairman of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB). He served the position during fiscal year 2016-2017.

Amanda Gamble and Shannon Schrotberger from Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant went through SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) 2-day training last month.  They are now trained

Tyler Nelson has been selected as the park superintendent for Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas (SRA).

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