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  • Farm Bill meeting draws large crowd, explains specifics

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Area farmers packed the St. Patrick’s parish hall in Imperial Friday, Dec. 12 to learn more specifics about the 2014 Farm Bill passed this year. The meeting, which drew more than 130 people, was led by Linda Fe...
  • Krause ends career serving Grant

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor In a career that has spanned nearly 30 years and two continents, including 13 years in Grant, Zion Lutheran pastor Ron Krause will officially retire on Dec. 31. Krause and wife Sherry will be moving to Grand Island to...
  • Ready for 2015

      New Grant City Council members Darrell Pierce, left, and Andrea Brueggeman, center, along with re-elected Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt took their oath of office on Dec. 9 during the regular Grant City Council meeting. The new city council members, repla...
  • Burge family a big part of county for 75 years

      This is the third story featuring a pioneer family in perkins county as part of the hospital foundation campaign. By Jan Rahn Tribune StaffIt’s It's basketball season. Most likely some very fond memories from 1957 are surfacing for the Burge b...
  • Santa visits area children

    Elsie held their annual Christmas Open House on Monday, Dec. 8. The Elsie Fire Department served a free pancake feed to begin the evening’s events. Santa then made an appearance to talk to all the children about their Christmas wishes. Door prizes wer...
  • Grant citizens defy convention with Christmas decor

    Grant residents outdid themselves in 2014 with the unconventional to the downright creepy Christmas decor. Resuscitation dummies are decked out for the holidays at the fire hall in Grant....
  • Christmas memories shared

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor ‘Malibu Barbie’ a child’s dream come true Every little girl dreams of having a Barbie for Christmas.For Jody Snogren of Grant, that was no exception.“I played for hours and hours with my Barbies,” she said. “I...
  • Big winner announced

      The final Perkins County Chamber of Commerce holiday drawing for Chamber Bucks was held at Hatch’s Super Foods on Dec. 20. Winning $50 in chamber bucks were Barb McNerney, Deb Cornelius, Barb Maddoz and Virginia Coats. The big winner of $500 in Ch...
  • Midwest Musings

    Our sacrifices pale in comparison By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Imagine if you would this scenario: You are a young mother-to-be. You have been socially scrutinized and talked about, your life a scandal.You are pregnant, broke, far away from your fami...
  • From the Pulpit

    God’s grace applies to all By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church The final skeleton in Jesus’ closet is a woman we know as Bathsheba. In Matthew’s version of Jesus’ family tree, Bathsheba isn’t mentioned by name. Instead we find th...
  • Holiday concert held at PCHS

      Holiday music filled the Perkins County High School gym on Dec. 16 for the annual winter music program. A medley of holiday favorites delighted a packed house under the direction of PCS music instructor Brian Erickson. ...
  • Senior of the Month

    Lila Konecky, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected Senior of the Month for December 2014.The busy student has made academics and extracurricular activities priorities throughout her high school career. She  has been active in FFA, ba...
  • NPCC diesel technology program benefits from federal grant

      Students in the North Platte Community College Diesel Technology Program will train on the most advanced equipment on the market, thanks in part to an $85,400 federal Carl D. Perkins grant.The Perkins funding will allow the Diesel program to acquire...
  • Yuletide cheer in Wallace

      Trombonists Cameron McClintock, left, and Jerad Phillips perform at the concert in Wallace....
  • Pitching with Pritch

    “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk” By Larry Pritchett This might not interest anyone, but in the past couple of weeks I have had some people ask me what “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk” was all about. Did it have any special meaning? Well it is pretty special to the ...
  • PCS wins thriller

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Like most big budget blockbuster movies, there was a shocking twist, action, adventure and a happy ending, but this wasn’t on the silver screen, it was at the Perkins County High School gym as the Perkins County bo...
  • Solid outing for PCS

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Three Perkins County wrestlers attended the Sutherland Invite on Dec. 20.Kiffen Cook, 132-pound class, lost his first match to Jacob Mason of South Loup in 1:01.Cook would then get a bye in the first round of the con...
  • Lady Plainsmen get inside game on track

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was a night when the shots were just not falling for the Perkins County girls basketball team.The team faced Ogallala at home on Dec. 19 and, according to head coach Deanne Bishop, had opportunities to run their o...
  • Wildcats face tough Sailor squad

      By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace made their way down the road to Sutherland for their final game of 2014 but they didn’t end the year the way that they had hoped. The cold December temperature apparently affected the Wildcats’ sh...
  • WHS faces Sutherland

      Wallace senior Hayley Storm shoots over Sutherland’s Kenzie White during varsity action in Sutheralnd on Dec. 18. The Wallace Lady Wildcats lost to Sutherland by 10 points, 53-43....