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  • Watch out for liabilities when hosting holiday bash

    Ringing in the New Year with friends and family can be fun, but holiday bashes also open up homeowners to personal liability claims. Alcohol is one of the top areas where homeowners – and business owners who host parties – could be held personally li...
  • Tips to a healthy holiday season

    As people celebrate the new year, Dr. Joann Schaefer, the state’s Chief Medical Officer, encourages Nebraskans to stay safe and healthy by following these holiday health tips: • Get vaccinated. Don’t forget a flu vaccine. • Wash hands often. Fr...
  • NRCS funding available to improve water quality and quantity

    Landowners and operators within current project areas have until Feb. 18, 2011 to apply.   State Conservationist Craig Derickson announced the Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide more than $2.4 million to conserve water and improve wate...
  • FFA sponsors events

      FFA sponsored a food drive contest between classes at each Perkins County school for the holidays. Over 1000 pounds of food was collected by students who brought canned food to school as donations to the local food pantry. Winning at the element...
  • Master Gardener training set in Imperial

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Master Gardener Training is available throughout the state. The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of UNL Extension s...
  • Students complete rural career class

      On Dec. 15, Perkins County students completed their requirements of the Rural Career Development Class. An award of $25,000 was received from Federal Home Loan Bank-Topeka for the continuation of the Rural Career Development Class. Receiving their...
  • 2011 SCORE will be “Days of Discovery”

    Number of changes in store for science camps next June.   By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences, better known as SCORE in this area, is returning for its 14th year in June, 2011. Camp Director Marla Sm...
  • Technology aids student learning in Wallace

    The Wallace Public School has a new polycom located in the library this year. The elementary and high school students have been to places most would never have the opportunity to visit. The junior high and high school students spent an amazing hour with...
  • UNMC students to train in communities

    University of Nebraska Medical Center students will be participating in rotations with health professionals across Nebraska as part of their health care education. Grant High School graduate, Russell Swan will do a rotation with the Ogallala Medical Group...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Good times continue to roll into 2011 for sports fans

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   The year is coming to an end, but the sports stuff just rolls over to the next month and the good times just continue if you are a sports fan or sports nut. Take your pick, but there is always plenty ...
  • Indians hand loss to Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Guard Trevor Neill made himself a frequent customer at the hoop in helping Ogallala hand the Plainsmen their sixth loss in seven starts, 62-38 on Tuesday night (Dec. 21) in Grant. Neill got to the rack for two ...
  • Second-half surge earns Lady Plainsmen win over Ogallala

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Tanya Metcalf scored the Lady Plainsmen’s first seven points and played great defense to lead Perkins County to a 50-29 win over visiting Ogallala last Tuesday night (Dec.21). Tanya Metcalf kept moving to the...
  • Wrestlers wrap up pre-holiday competition

      In the last tournament of 2010, Perkins County wrestlers competed at the Sutherland Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 18. Still hampered by injury and illness, several team members were unable to attend. Individual results Trey Johnson (130 lbs.) pin...
  • Mid-Winter Classic planned for February

    North Platte Community College will host the Bill Summers North/Knights Mid-Winter Classic basketball tournament Feb. 5-6 in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium on the South Campus of the college. The tournament is for boys and girls in grades 5-8. Each divisi...
  • Makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice?

    All eyes and ears, “Santa” (aka Perkins County Elementary/Middle School Principal Terry Prante) hung out in the hallway during the home basketball game Dec. 21. (Photo by Jan Rahn)...
  • Center holds birthday party

    Celebrating December birthdays at the Perkins County Senior Center are (Front row, l-r): Donna Brodbeck, Reenie Mercier. Back row: Ruby Porter, Sharon Talich, CharlottieWallin and Frank Jantzen. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Bloodmobile surpasses goal

    The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive held Dec. 21 surpassed its goal, according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The meal and a variety of cookies and Christmas treats were served by the Elsie United Methodist Women. Door prizes were...
  • Peeking back over 2010.....

      January Annexation goes nowhere during the Grant City Council meeting. The Hunt Challenge goal was met with the entire community to benefit. Fixing the occupation tax is among the legislative goals of Senator Mark Christensen. Numerous seats i...
  • Homemade cheer to start a new year

      By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   Nearly two years ago, during an especially wonderful outbreak of dandelions in their yard, Stefanie Young did some research on how to use these obnoxious weeds for good. At this specific time she came across ...
  • Another Perspective...Santa creates interesting emotions...

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   Ho! Ho! Ho! Such is the language of one jolly bearded guy who wears a red suit with white fur around the cuffs and collar. You find him here, there and everywhere this time of year. Years ago . . . decades ago, my mom...