Perkins County, NE


Crews on scene of fire near Chase/Perkins County line

CHASE COUNTY, Neb. — Crews were fighting a fire Monday night near the Chase/Perkins County line. According to the Chase County Sheriff's Office, the fire started near Road 750 and Avenue 322. Lamar, Imperial and Perkins County fire departments were heading to the scene. Few other details are known...
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Committee participates in impact planning

The Fund Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund (PCCFF) participated in “Impact Planning” in three sessions earlier in 2022. The events were led by staff of the Nebraska Community Foundation. The objective of the sessions was to gain a better understanding of Perkins County to provide for increased impact in funding and community development.
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Plainsmen golfers hit two tourneys

Plainsmen golfers continue to lower their scores as the regular season continues. Monday Perkins County was at the Hitchcock County Invite in McCook. Zaybreon Hansen was top medalist after shooting 78. He scored 36 out and 42 in to win by seven strokes. Brient Wood also broke the top 10,...
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Firefighters, citizens reflect on Elsie/Grainton fires

“We now know what we can accomplish as a community.”. The combination of drought, high winds and 90 plus-degree heat during the day of Friday, April 22 had first responders and the community as a whole holding its breath, praying for the day to end with no fire calls. Perkins County, however, would not be so lucky.

National Nurses Week celebrated at PCHS

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning, and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. As of...

NSAA Spring Academic All-State announced

Eight Perkins County and four Wallace students have been named to the NSAA’s winter Academic All-State list in five activities. Earning recognition for PCS are Eli Busick and Storm Peterson, golf; Emmerald Sims and Erik Snyder, music; Austin Meyer and Snyder, boys’ track; Meredith Gloy and Kylie Tucker, girl’s track.

High school students earn honor cords from MPCC

Mid-Plains Community College will awarded 339 blue and gold honor cords to area high school seniors to wear at their graduation ceremonies this spring. The cords are used to recognize students who have taken the initiative to pursue college credit while still in high school. To earn one, a student must have successfully completed 12 or more credit hours through MPCC.

Alumni Banquet is June 11

The Perkins County Alumni Banquet is planned for Saturday, June 11 at the Jr.-Sr. High School building. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at HomeTown Agency, Noyes Irrigation and Pinnacle Bank. Class photos will be at 5 p.m.; dinner and program at 6 p.m. Contact Ashleigh with...

PCHS Foundation awards scholarships

The Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarship programs. The scholarship programs enable local youth to pursue their studies in health and medical focused studies at the collegiate level. There are also scholarship programs for continuing education for employees at PCHS.

PCS runners up at SPVA golf

Although storms blew across the western half of Nebraska Friday, the SPVA golf tournament went off without a hitch. Perkins County Head Coach Rich Borman said the weather at Kimball was fine, especially given the type of weather his team has seen all season. The Plainsmen finished third as a...

Nature is inspiration for artist

Meet May artist, Jean Jensen, at Meadowlark Gallery, Friday, May 6 from 5-7pm. Spring greenhouse plantings by Gardener’s Paradise will also be on display during the opening weekend. Jean is a western Nebraska artist known for bold colors in her watercolor and oil paintings of flowers and landscapes. She...
North Platte Telegraph

Gov. Pete Ricketts says Nebraska in strong legal position for South Platte River water rights

Nebraska leaders enjoy a strong legal position in turning the unfinished 1894 Perkins County Canal into reality, Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday in North Platte. He reiterated during a morning town-hall meeting that completing the irrigation canal from Colorado’s Sedgwick County into Keith County likely will take eight to 10 years even if unchallenged.

Art student creates logo for tree board

The Grant Tree Board turned to the art classes at Perkins County High School for help with its promotion in the form of a newly created logo. Students were approached by tree board president Jon Forney and asked to submit samples to the tree board for consideration. Students had studied...

Area graduates to accept diplomas

Perkins County graduates receiving diplomas on Saturday are Autumn Anderson, Brook Barnes, Meghan Bishop, Kayton Brueggeman, Kristen Bullock, Blake Dolezal, Hallie Fisher, Hayden Foster, Hunter Garner, Isaiah Hatcher, Triston Hite, Madelyn Ingold, Chase Johnson, Jeb Kohl, Patricia Loy, Juels Lyon, Shawn Lyon, Alyssa Malmkar, Joseph Malmkar, Ashton Meyer, Austin Meyer, Jordan Mireles, Samantha Patrick, Ana Perez, Sophia Perez, Summer Postlewait, Colton Pouk, Kayla Reichenberg, Robert Resor, Emmerald Sims, Erik Snyder, Huntin Taylor and Kylie Tucker. The ceremony is Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m.

Area students receive scholarships from Midwest Electric

Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation along with its power suppliers, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. are proud to announce this year’s scholarship winners. Hayden Foster will receive a $500 scholarship from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. He is the son of Tom and...
Imperial Republican

Lack of subs cited as CCS cancels classes Friday

Citing a lack of substitute teachers to cover classrooms, Supt. Adam Lambert said there will be no classes at Chase County Schools this Friday and only K-6 students will attend on Thursday. “We didn’t have enough subs to cover all of our absent teachers,” Lambert said. Thursday’s schedule...
North Platte Telegraph

Letter to the editor: Ibach is right choice for District 44

Teresa Ibach is a conservative, a farmer and rancher, and my choice in this year’s election for Legislative District 44 to represent Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock and a portion of Perkins County. She knows agriculture and Main Street, and Teresa believes in the future of rural Nebraska.
Imperial Republican

CCS golfers heading to SPVA

The Chase County golf team placed seventh at the Perkins County Invite April 19. PCS placed second in the team race and had the top individual. North Platte St. Pat’s, last year’s Class D state champion, placed first and had three golfers in the top five individuals. The...
Imperial Republican

Nearby Elsie fire burns 4,000 acres

Started by an arcing power-line, a fast-moving fire southeast of Elsie consumed more than 4,000 acres and threatened several homes. Friday’s fire was 100% contained as of Tuesday, according to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman, who also serves as the County Emergency Manager. “This doesn’t mean that there isn’t...