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  • Applications being accepted to assist rural areas with water and waste issues

    USDA Rural Development will begin accepting applications Oct. 1 for funds available to help private non-profit organizations and public bodies, including local governmental-based jurisdictional organizations, assist rural Nebraska in areas of water, wast...
  • Youth invited to Pheasants Forever hunt

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Youth interested in hunting are invited to an event in October sponsored by the Perkins County Pheasants Forever chapter. On Oct. 2, kids between the ages of 12-15 can attend a youth/adult event with instruction and gun sa...
  • I’m late, I’m late

    It’s a crazy busy time of year, and it’s only going to escalate. With school in session, things get revved up.  There are places to go, things to do, and much to accomplish. That means we’re all trying to be somewhere 10 minutes ago. I remind ...
  • Letter to the Editor: Voter hails Stewart

    Dear Editor: I recently had the opportunity to accompany Secretary of State Candidate Janet Stewart as she traveled in Nebraska’s Third District.  If you have the chance to meet and listen to Janet–perhaps, I should say the opportunity for Janet to...
  • Horse owners alerted to Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis

    Infected horse reported in Keith County—no horses in Perkins County have contracted the virus.   Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is encouraging horse owners to visit with their veterinarian about vaccinating their animals against Eastern E...
  • NRD not asking for any property taxes for next year

    Unconstitutional property taxes will be used instead By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican It’s not often, if ever, that a governmental entity passes on collecting property taxes but that’s what’s happening with the Upper Republican Natural ...
  • Upper Republican NRD receives Governor’s Workplace Wellness award

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican The Upper Republican Natu ral Resources District (URNRD) is one of 33 Nebraska employers to be honored this year for successful efforts in promoting workplace wellness by the Governor’s Excellence in Wellness p...
  • Over 8,300 pounds of food collected in July’s USDA drive

    USDA Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, and Natural Resource Conservation Services in Nebraska held the “Feds, Farmers, and Friends Feed Families” food drive July 19–30 from which 8,352 pounds of food were collected. Children and families ar...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Thoughts and facts on the world of sports

    Just some thoughts and facts from the last few weeks/months in sports around the world, that may or may not be interesting. • Last Thursday’s Saints/Vikings game got the highest NFL Thursday night season opening ratings ever, and the highest NFL re...
  • Plainsmen dominate early, enjoy 28-8 Homecoming win over Holyoke

      By Pastor Vince Carrig  Sports Writer Senior quarterback Michael York rushed for two touchdowns–including one from 92 yards away–and threw for another to satisfy the Plainsmen’s homecoming crowd with a 28-8 win over the Holyoke Dragons on...
  • Lady Plainsmen gain momentum with Homecoming win over Holyoke

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Providing the momentum needed to face a challenging week of competition, the Lady Plainsmen pulled off a win with their homecoming game Friday, Sept. 10 against Holyoke. The win was accomplished in four sets. A close ...
  • Runners improve times from one year ago at Chase County invite

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Improving in their times from a week ago and from one year ago, the Perkins County cross country runners had a good showing at the Chase County meet last Thursday, Sept. 9.  Both the boys and girls division had ov...
  • Strong wind factors into last week’s golf scores

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Just one stroke away from placing, Emily Kiolbasa’s score of 116 put her in 11th place at the Creek Valley Invite on Thursday, Sept. 2. Kiolbasa scored 58-apiece on each set of holes. The golfers endured a frustratin...
  • Lady Cats take two at Trenton

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Hitchcock County Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 7.  The Cats first opponent was the Plainsmen of Perkins County. The Cats won their first match in straight sets 25-15, 25-23.  T...
  • Homecoming Highlights 2010

    Mark Hanson and Dalton McCormick greet parade-goers from the cross country float at the Homecoming parade Friday. Just desserts—Michael York and Taylor Boldt are paid back with a face full of whipped cream at Friday’s pep rally for their non-part...
  • Fourth grade students participate in fitness and nutrition day

    On Wednesday Sept. 1, fourth grade students from across the eight county health district participated in a one-day health and fitness day hosted by McCook Public Schools and Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department.   Schools participating in the e...
  • Congressman Smith announced 2010-2011 Youth Advisory Council

    Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith recently announced the names of the Third District high school students who will serve on his Youth Advisory Council for the 2010-2011 academic school year. Perkins County High School students Ashley Kemling, Emily Kio...
  • Child Find screenings available

    Local school districts in cooperation with Educational Service Unit #16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find screenings.  Professionals will be able to answer questions from parents regarding the...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...I get a what?

    This year my husband decided to build me a garden. I have always wanted to put in a garden, but we didn’t want to tear up any grass or have to move the sprinklers. So needless to say, it never happened. Until now. Since we tore out half of the back y...
  • Nebraska celebrates adult education, family literacy week

    Nebraska’s adult education programs served more than 10,800 adults last year and will join a national effort celebrating Sept. 13-17 as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. Adult education and family literacy programs help adults improv...