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Several factors key for chamber open house success

Several factors key for chamber open house success

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Warmer fall weather compared to 2013, a wide array of businesses providing outstanding sales and a strong sense of community brought people in from the entire region to the annual Perkins County Chamber of Commerce open house on Nov. 20. Chamber organizers s...

County has opportunity to strike retail gold

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29 By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A hot topic in Nebraska and many rural areas are high taxes.     As politicians search for answers for tax relief, one solution can be done locally by every citizen of Perkins County: shopping. According to the Retail Merc...

Pumping credits for 2015 on agenda for compact meeting

Nebraska will finish 2014 with positive compliance balance By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican How much credit Nebraska will receive for 2015 augmentation pumping could be decided when members of the Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) met. The RRCA was scheduled to meet in M...

Coming together for spirit of the holiday

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Coming together to share the spirit of the holiday and praise the name of God has long been in Dave Mendyk’s heart and mind. Mendyk, husband of Pastor Nora Mendyk of Grant United Methodist Church, has taken it upon himself this year to pull all of the churches ...

Annual Thanksgiving meal cancelled

The annual Thanksgiving meal in Grant will not be happening this year. Organizational help is needed before and after the event to make it proceed and unless that help is found, the event will not continue in subsequent years. A co-chairmanship has been sought for the last three years to no avail...

Chamber presents first dollars

Chamber presents first dollars

The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce presented first dollars to two new chamber members, Deaver Computer Service and Tiny Tots Daycare at the Nov. 20 monthly chamber meeting. Those on hand were (Front row, l-r): Tony Kempf of Deaver Computer Service; Tori Gengenbach, vice president of Perkins...

Lawn and garden workshop held

Lawn and garden workshop held

By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Area residents interested in improving their home landscapes congregated at Hastings Memorial Library Tuesday, Nov. 19 for a presentation by UNL extension educators David Lott and Strahinja Stepanovic, and Forester Rachel Allison. Allison focused on landscaping...

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In Brief

TRIBUNE CLOSED: The Tribune will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 27 and again on Friday, Nov. 28. Have a safe and happy holiday!

EARLY DISMISSAL:
Students in Perkins County Schools will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will return to school Monday, Nov. 24.

CHAMBER BUCKS: Remember to sign up at Chamber businesses when making a purchase in order to enter cash drawings the first three weeks of December.

SIREN TESTING: The next siren test for the Perkins County Emergency Management Warning System is Monday, Dec. 1.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC:
The public is invited to enjoy a Christmas concert when all of the churches in the county come together to perform Sunday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at Evangelical Free Church, 200 W. 10th Street, Grant.  

PANTRY NEED: With the holiday season approaching, keep the Perkins County Food Pantry in mind when making donations to community projects. Monetary donations are welcome in addition to food, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items. Contact any church in Perkins County to make a donation.  

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Rotary donates to pantry

Rotary donates to pantry

  Grant Rotary President Tim Colglazier, left, donates $500 to the Perkins County Weekend Food Program on behalf of the local Rotary club on Nov. 19. Accepting the check is Pastor Russ Gaar of the...

Elsie seniors hold luncheon

Elsie seniors hold luncheon

The Elsie Seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday Nov. 18 at the Elsie Legion Hall. They had a catered meal consisting of hot turkey sandwiches, coleslaw and cake. Trish Stever and Trudy Hundhausen...

Senior Center Menus

Perkins County Senior Center, Grant      Nov. 20-26 Thur: Sausage gravy over biscuit, California blend veggies Fri: (Anniversary) Sloppy Joe, French fries, broccoli Mon: Tator tot casserole, peas,...

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Plainsmen squad hungry for wins this year

Plainsmen squad hungry for wins this year

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Twenty players have suited up to start the season for the PCS boys basketball squad with nine letter-winners hoping to give the Plainsmen some drive, determination...

Youth combines with experience for Plainsmen

Youth combines with  experience for Plainsmen

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor This year there are eight grapplers wrestling for Perkins County High School. The squad will consist of three freshmen, two sophomores, two juniors and one senior....

Seniors form key components to Lady Plainsmen offense

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Utilizing team speed will be a key for the Perkins County girls basketball team this sesaon. Head coach Deanne Bishop explained that skill and speed will be a cornerstone...

Wildcats taking game to new heights

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Height and experience could give the Wallace boys basketball squad an advantage this season. Coming off an amazing 18-5 season last year, the Wildcats will have...

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Students recognized for testing excellence

Students recognized for testing excellence

Students in grades third through six at Perkins County were recognized on Nov. 17 for exceeding test standards on the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test. School board members and Perkins County...

Winter One Act play performed

Winter One Act play performed

The Perkins County High School One Act play, ‘Lockdown,’ was performed on Sunday, Nov. 23. The play displays a gambit of emotions depicting a classroom involved in a school-wide lockdown. Pictured...

PCS officers attend national FFA convention

Two of our officers have just gotten back from National FFA and loved it! Amanda Reichert, chapter treasurer, said that her favorite part was the concert and that it was so fun to see all the tweets...

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Midwest Musings

Get out there and shop By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It is the early morning hours of the a.m. and a husband and wife tandem get up to begin their day. The husband gets ready for work while the wife...

From the Pulpit

By Pastor Ronald Vote Joshua 24:15 NKJ “And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the...

Nebraska statewide gas average slips below $3 per gallon

The statewide average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Nebraska dropped below $3 a gallon this week, reports AAA.   Average for the 87-88 octane rated fuel  is $2.97 per gallon, down eight cents...

Monthly state unemployment rate drops to 3.4 percent

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for October is 3.4 percent, seasonally adjusted. The jobless rate is down 0.2 percentage points...