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Penny Melstrom, 66, Lexington
Penny Melstrom, 66, of Lexington, formerly of North Platte, died at the Lexington Regional Health Center on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Penny was born on Oct. 19, 1952 at Goodland, Kan. to Vilas and Madelyn Claar. As a child the family lived in several states. Penny later earned her GED from Ogallala Hi
Lincoln County boys’ basketball roundup
North Platte High School lost 60-46 at Bellevue East on Saturday. Next, the Bulldogs (0-4) will host McCook (2-1) on Dec. 14. Sutherland lost 82-26 at Ogallala on Friday and 40-39 in overtime at home against Bridgeport on Saturday.
Albert Faesser, 96, Ogallala
Albert Faesser, 96, of Ogallala passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ogallala with Fr. Bryan Ernest as celebrant. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.
Ogallala girls edge Hershey 63-59 in OT; Ogallala boys top Panthers 72-55
HERSHEY — Ogallala escaped the Lady Panthers with an overtime win on Saturday. The Lady Indians (6-1) weathered sporadic shooting droughts and self-inflicted turnovers through four quarters against Hershey, but a burst of offense by Kylee Wach in overtime solidified a 63-59 victory.
With new coach, players, Ogallala off to an impressive start
I traveled to Ogallala on Tuesday for the first time this season to see if the hype I’d heard from local coaches was real and Ogallala is the trojan horse of Class C1. The advent of Ogallala hoops has washed over Western Nebraska in a swift, yet menacing manner.
Two tough opponents hand Lady Longhorns first losses
Sidney and Ogallala proved to be tough opponents last week, as they handed the Lady Longhorns a pair of varsity losses, marring their 2-0 record heading into week two of the season.
One Act receives third at SPVA and districts
The Perkins County Schools One Act cast received third place at the SPVA conference competition on Nov. 19. Jacob Woodmancy was selected to the All Conference All Star Cast. On Nov. 28 the cast received third place at districts. Woodmancy, Keshia Leeper, Beau Wood, Kate Patrick, Sam McArtor and Ian
School takes measures to increase safety
Bleeding control kits and new safety procedures added to PCS. Perkins County Schools administration, faculty and board are continually working to make sure students are kept safe in an ever-changing and evolving world.
NPPD’s 2019 electricity rates to stay same
Nebraska Public Power District has announced it will not raise its electricity rates in 2019. NPPD supplies power to a large part of the state. Retail communities, which receive their power directly from NPPD, include Sutherland, Ogallala, Minatare, Lisco, Big Springs, Brule, Madrid, Elsie and McCoo
FORMER NEBRASKA TEACHER FACING FELONY CHARGES
A former teacher in the Scribner-Snyder school district has been accused of sending and soliciting illicit photos of teenage boys. 30-year-old Bradley Hegemann, of Hartington, faces five felony charges of child abuse and five misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
New app connects community to law enforcement
The “See Something, Send Something” app can now be utilized to make Perkins County a safer place through the collaboration of its citizens and law enforcement. Perkins County Sheriff’s Office has recently chosen to implement the free app to increase their ability to effectively communicate with the
National attention? It's for everyone in the Nebraska Tourism Office
Nebraska may just be for Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. At least they liked the mugs they got from the Nebraska Tourism Office enough to display them Thursday morning during their "Live with Kelly and Ryan" show.
Keep approach to mailbox clear
Perkins County Postmaster Laurie Fagullar would like to remind all rural customers to keep the approaches to their mailboxes clear this winter. “It is the customer’s responsibility to be sure that the approach to their mailbox is clear of snow, ice, vehicles and other objects. This will permit the c
PC FFA competes at Leadership Development Events
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Perkins County FFA members traveled to North Platte to compete in Leadership Development Events. They competed in ag demo, creed speaking and natural resources speaking. The junior high also competed in ag quiz bowl.
We are not done yet!
First off, THANK YOU! Thank you for the continued support and for voting FOR the pool bond. As you are aware, the Perkins County Pool Project Committee has been occupied the last two months preparing for the November election, including distributing information fliers and hosting several town hall m
Perkins County Farm Service Agency gives reminders to producers
Farmers who may be considering a Marketing Assistance Loan to assist with farm financing for 2018 should stop into the Perkins County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office as soon as possible to begin the application process.
Food box distribution in need of donations
Perkins County’s food box distribution program is in need of the community’s help to survive. Serving 40 to 50 families a month, the program is filling a great need in Perkins County. Chairperson Diana Pankonin uses donations to purchase food at a discount through the Food Bank for the Heartland.
High school basketball scores: Dec. 7
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)- High school basketball scores for Friday, Dec. 7:
Christmas meals to benefit families
Twenty-three Perkins County families in need will enjoy a traditional Christmas meal in their homes thanks to the efforts of Perkins County Health Services and Hatch’s Super Foods.
Winter storm leaves many without power
A winter storm hit Perkins County this past weekend, leaving many without power, canceling school and community activities and creating a 10 a.m. start for Perkins County Schools on Monday.