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  • Fire destroys Elsie home

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An early morning fire Monday, Sept 14 destroyed the home of Steve Thompson in Elsie. According to Elsie’s Assistant Fire Chief Brent Robertson, by the time Elsie Volunteer Fire Department personnel arrived, the modular where T...
  • In support of Right to Repair Act

    Dear Editor: The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association strongly supports the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) and urges Congress to pass the legislation on behalf of its over 20,000 members. As a national trade associati...
  • Children deserve it

    Did you know that Nebraska collected $197 million in child support in federal fiscal year 2008, almost $10 million more than in 2007?   Over $126 million of the total was collected through income withholding. Employers and their payroll professionals al...
  • Author to speak at Imperial library

    Writer and motivational speaker, Ricki Pepin, will appear at the Lied Imperial Public Library to speak about her recently published book, “God’s Health Plan.” Pepin was a desperate mom looking for answers for her chronically ill son. After 12 years ...
  • Child Find screenings available for families

    Local school districts in cooperation with ESU 16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find screenings. This fall screening will be made available in each school district at the request of parents. Child ...
  • Time to get a seasonal flu shot

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services recommends that people at high risk for complications and anyone who wants to reduce their risk of becoming ill due to seasonal influenza get that flu shot now. “It’s not too early to get vaccinate...
  • September birthdays celebrated

    Those with September birthdays were honored at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant on Friday, Sept. 11. Celebrating their special day were (Front row, l-r): Gertrude Hundhausen, Clifford Sexson. Back row: Harry Tinnell, Virginia Deaver. (Photo by Sh...
  • MPCC offers online employment service

    Students and alumni of Mid-Plains Community College may now access a free service designed to enhance employment opportunities for them and to allow employers to post current job openings aimed directly at the students/alumni. MPCC Career Services, in pa...
  • Runners see faster times at Chase Co.

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County cross country runners were able to improve their times remarkably last Thursday, Sept. 10 at Chase County, which offers a flatter course than the hilly Goodland Course from the previous week. The girls team pla...
  • Running game, great tackling sweep Plainsmen past Holyoke 28-6

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Senior Plainsmen running back Erik Hagan broke loose for 116 yards and junior defensive lineman Tyler Brott batted down multiple passes to highlight a 28-6 win over the Dragons in Holyoke Friday night. Hagan chomped off...
  • Golfers medal at Lexington, Sidney

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Three members of the Perkins County golf team, Jeannie Kuskie, Janet Kuskie and Steph Reichert, participated in the Lexington Invitational on Friday, Sept. 11. One member, Emily Kolbasa, was unable to attend due to illness....
  • Ladies post win in record book

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff In a battle of wills, Perkins County emerged the victor in five sets against Holyoke Thursday, Sept. 10 at home. Perkins County won the first set 25-10, lost the second, 25-27, won the third 25-16, lost the fourth 18-25 and c...
  • Lady Wildcats win PC triangular

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Perkins County Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Cats first opponent was the Hitchcock County Falcons. The Wildcats reminded the Falcons what Cats do to Birds, as they defeated their o...
  • Ethanol boosts state’s economy

    While much of the nation is struggling to regain economic growth and employment, ethanol is strengthening Nebraska’s economy. According to research compiled by NPPD, the ethanol industry in Nebraska has created over $3 billion in economic activity and o...
  • 2009 corn and soybean production moves higher

    Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska’s corn crop is forecast at a record high 1.55 billion bushels, two percent above last month and11 percent above last year according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Yi...
  • Heavy grasshopper presence warrants caution for winter wheat planting

    Even with this year’s rains, grasshopper activity has been high in many parts of Nebraska. With the upcoming planting of winter wheat, growers need to consider options to manage potential grasshopper problems as winter wheat is establishing this fall. ...
  • Chinese trade team visiting Perkins County this week

    On Thursday, Sept. 17 (today) the Nebraska Wheat Board is welcoming a trade mission of 15 Chinese milling executives, grain dealers and government officials to Nebraska.          The visit to Nebraska is part of a trade mission arranged by U.S. Whea...
  • Annual CROP Walk is Oct. 4

    All residents in the region are invited to take part in the effort to help diminish world hunger. See information below on how to contribute. By Jan RahnManaging Editor An invitation is extended to everyone in Perkins County and beyond to help make a dif...
  • New owner has fresh ideas for Grant Floral

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor On Aug. 21, Ellie McCormick began putting her creative desires  to work, along with her experience in retail as new owner of Grant Floral. The business toward the south end of Central Avenue switched hands when McCormick boug...
  • Health services staff publishes new cookbook

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Just in time for fall, a new cookbook is on sale providing some new recipes for feeding hungry athletes, comfort foods for cold weather, and dishes for holiday entertaining along with lots of year-round selections. A group at Pe...