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  • Hazardous waste collection set

    The Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Program and Southwest Nebraska RC&D has scheduled collection events in southwest Nebraska to help local residents dispose of potentially hazardous household products at no charge. Collection events will...
  • American Legion and auxiliary celebrate legion’s birthday

    The Grant American Legion and auxiliary met March 13 at the Legion hall for a 6 p.m. pot luck birthday dinner celebrating the American Legion’s 93rd birthday. There were 24 members present and all enjoyed a delicious meal and birthday cake and ice cream...
  • Pi Day

    A common mathematical term used is Pi, which calculates to approximately 3.14. This truncated term translates to March 14.  Perkins County High School students celebrated Pi Day by purchasing their chance to “pie” their favorite math teacher during...
  • Event raises $5,000 for animal shelter

      The fifth annual wine tasting event held March 17 to raise funds for the Perkins County Animal Shelter was attended by approximately 80 people. Attendees enjoyed wine, food and got acquainted with a few of the furry friends featured during the night...
  • New Keystone pipeline route soon says TransCanada executive

    Houston (AP)–A Canadian company that wants to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline through the U.S. heartland to the Texas Gulf Coast will be ready within weeks to submit plans for a new route that avoids the environmentally sensitive Nebraska Sandhills regi...
  • Arnett wins state Lions photo contest

    Wallace Community Lions member, Bill Arnett, wins the State Lion’s Environmental Photo Contest. Lion Arnett’s photo was entered in the “landscape category.” There are five categories in the contest: animal life, landscape (urban and natural), plan...
  • USDA warns of fraudulent letters

    USDA officials learned late March 16 that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states. The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. These letters are false a...
  • The “Dirty Thirties” came to Westview

    Monday, March, 12 at 3 p.m. in the afternoon Ted Tietjen came to Westview and gave a slide presentation on the “Dirty Thirties.” The residents enjoyed reminiscing about those days of dust and more dust and appreciated the information and slides he sha...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Here’s the skinny of it By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Baked potatoes are one of my very favorite foods in the world. I would eat them everyday if I could, however, my waistline would agree that it is a good thing that I don’t. I have never like...
  • What’s Up?

    Try to find a comet By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Okay space fans, in the words of my good friend Monty Python, now for something completely different. We have been watching the dance of the planets for the last few weeks, which is a grand sight...
  • Opportunities expo to showcase Keith County

    The Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce, Grow Keith County and Do It Local are working together to host the Keith County Opportunities Expo. The event will be held on Thursday, March 22, (today) 1–7 p.m., at the New Hope Downtown building, at the ...
  • Sandhills Symphony Orchestra to present classics in North Platte

    The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert, “Classical Favorites,” on Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m. at the North Platte High School performing arts center, 1220 West 2nd St., North Platte. The free concert is conducted by Bryan Bohn...
  • Hints for Health

    Handwashing is a cheap way to stay healthy By: Taffy Hastings, LPN-C, Infection Control Nurse Handwashing is a simple  thing and it’s the best way to prevent infection and illness. Keeping hands clean prevents illness at home, at school, and at work. ...
  • Phillips County Art Show to be held March 22-25

    2012 Phillips County, Colo. Art Show marks the 10th year this regional show has been sponsored by Phillips County Arts Council. The art show is Thursday-Sunday, March 22-25  at Holyoke High School, 545 East Hale Street. The work of artists of Colorado a...
  • Governor Heineman declares 2012 the “Year of the Girl”

    In celebration of Girl Scouts of the USA’s 100th Anniversary, Governor Dave Heineman signed a gubernatorial proclamation declaring 2012 as the Year of the Girl. The proclamation also recognized the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Council and Girl Scouts ...
  • Make the most of family

    Almost a third of a child’s life is spent in school. Other than family, school is the most important influence on a child’s life. And one of the most powerful impacts on teens’ school performance is the connection they feel to their school. Feeling...
  • Long-term impact of proposed Medicaid cuts to Nebraskans receiving homecare

    Presented by the Nebraska Association of Home & Community Health Agencies. Home health Medicaid patients numbers more than 1,000. Long-term impact of care and services to home health patients: • Loss of home health services for Medicaid clients in...
  • Ak-Sar-Ben Friends accepting grant applications

    The Ak-Sar-Ben Friends announced recently that applications are now open for $6,000 in community grant money. The matching-fund grants are to be used for support by any non- profit organization which strives to improve their community.   The Ak-Sar-Ben F...
  • Visually impaired student receives help from Grant Lions Club

    Eugene Otto, a visually impaired student at Perkins County High School, has received a dome magnifier with financial help from the Grant Lions Club. The dome magnifier is a low vision aid that draws in natural light from all sides and naturally illuminate...
  • Perkins County Middle School students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Middle School announces the students on the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year. Receiving all A’s were Kyla Adams, Ashley Briggs, Ethan Chandler-Smith, Nathan Kemling, Jack Kennicutt, Jaclyn Kurkowski, Claire Ma...