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  • Sen. Christensen has three bills prioritized—awaits chance of fourth

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, Feb 23, to Imperial, Grant, Palisade. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With this week being set aside for bill debate, Sen. Mark Christensen was ready to join in following his weekly teleconference Tuesday morning. ...
  • Viaero Wireless announces comedy festival sponsorship

       Viaero Wireless is now the title sponsor for one of the world’s most celebrated comedy festivals and it’s held in honor of Johnny Carson in his own hometown of Norfolk.  The Viaero Great American Comedy Classic celebrates its third year as yo...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Crockpot Cuisine

    I honestly believe that one of the best inventions for the kitchen was the crockpot. They can be used for such a wide variety of foods such as cooking soups, casseroles,  meats, dips and pastas. I don’t know if I could survive without one or two of th...
  • Wallace is RPAC champion

    Wallace speakers took the first place plaque at the RPAC conference speech tournament held Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Culbertson. Members include (Front row, l-r): Rachel Marquardt, Josi Hasenauer, Tarassa Swedberg, Kelsey Hubbard, Vicki Holst, Emily Hasenau...
  • PCS contributes to blood draw

    Tobin Buchanan, superintendent at Perkins County Schools, sets a good example for the student body, some of whom also gave at the recent American Red Cross Bloodmobile held at the New Life Fellowship Church on Feb. 15. Four first-time donors contributed...
  • “Why I Want to go to College”

    Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn, along with the Omaha Royals Baseball Club, are pleased to announce the kick-off of the 8th Annual, “Why I Want to Go to College” essay contest.  The essay contest is open to all seventh and eightth grade stud...
  • CattleWomen scholarships available

    The Area 14 CattleWomen is sponsoring two $500 scholarships in 2010.  They will be awarded to a college freshman, sophomore or junior applicant.   Applicants must be a resident of Keith, Perkins or Arthur counties; female or male; a currently enrolle...
  • Consolidated 2010 scholarship applications available

    More than $11,000 to be awarded to area high school seniors. Consolidated Telephone launches its 12th year of scholarships. A graduating senior at each of 14 high schools in the Consolidated service area will be awarded $800 toward a college of their c...
  • Regent Bob Phares files for re-election

    Bob Phares of North Platte, current chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, has announced that he has filed for re-election to represent District 7. In announcing the filing Phares said; “It has been a privilege to represent this par...
  • Boy Scout stamp will commemorate 100 years

    This summer, a “Celebrate Scouting” stamp will be sold to coincide with the 100th anniversary of scouting. With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the adventure and spirit of scouting. Since the creation of the international youth sco...
  • 100 Years of History: Interesting Facts About the Boy Scouts of America

    Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A Scout is trustworthy, loyal...
  • Schulze medals at state wrestling

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Perkins County’s only state wrestling contender, 130 lb. Kyle Schulze, came home with a fifth place medal from the state wrestling tournament held at the Qwest Center in Omaha Feb. 18-20. In the first round of Class D...
  • Strong game rebounds Lady Plainsmen into Friday night’s district finals

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Jenni Sis morphed into a monster on the boards and at the foul line to help her Lady Plainsmen advance to their fifth-consecutive district championship game with their third win this season over North Platte St. Pat...
  • Perkins County girls steal 51-43 win from Chase County, advance in subs

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer  Mackenzie Hite stepped up and intercepted three Lady Longhorns passes in the third quarter and converted them into six points to help her Lady Plainsmen shake off a slow start and evict Chase County from the NSAA...
  • Wildcats taken out by the Tigers

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the  Cats traveled to Grant for sub-districts to play the Tigers of Paxton. The Lady Cats were ready to play, hoping to beat the Tigers one more time this season. Unfortunately for the Lady Cats, th...
  • Wallace Wildcats fall to Storm in regular season finale

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer Good three point shooting and  excellent free throw shooting by the Creek Valley Storm were the difference Friday night when the Wallace Wildcats traveled to Chappell for their final regular season game of the year. ...
  • Timely purchase important on risk management coverage

    This is an important reminder to farmers, ranchers and landowners that 2010 risk management coverage for all crops in all counties must be timely purchased in order to maintain eligibility for disaster program benefits.   Risk management coverage may ...
  • Free 2010 chemigation training offered

    With chemigation season only a few months away, chemigators should check the expiration dates on their permits, said Dave Boxler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomology research technologist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North...
  • Grants offered by USDA Rural Development

    USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program.   RBEG’s are available to public bodies, non-profit entities and Indian tribes who desire to facilitate and finance the development of small and e...
  • Tree care workshops focus on essentials for the green industry

    The 2010 Tree Care Workshops offered in March in Alliance, North Platte, Hastings, Norfolk, Omaha and Lincoln will offer members of the green industry the opportunity to hear the latest in current and emerging issues in tree care. “This will be excel...