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  • Birthdays celebrated at senior center

    Celebrating their January birthdays at the Perkins County Senior Center were (l-r): Anita Hutcheson and Dolores Sides. Not pictured: Burle Newth. (Photo by DeAnn Zwickl)...
  • Elsie family knows benefits of blood drives

    By Mary PierceKeith County News Kassie and Matt Pelster of Elsie only have to look into the smiling face of their 10-year-old son, Blake, to see the benefits of blood and platelet donation. “My husband and I are very thankful because we have a very orn...
  • Elsie birthday celebrated

      The Elsie Seniors celebrated January birthdays on Jan. 18, at the Legion Hall at their monthly meal.  Bill Robertson was the only birthday boy present and is pictured with a cake by Karla McQueen. (Courtesy photo)...
  • First baby of 2011 born to Friesens

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Six days past his due date and 10 days past the New Year, little Colton Reid Friesen made his appearance into the world. Krystal and Stacy Friesen of Grant are proud parents of a new son who joins three siblings. Born on Jan. ...
  • Studio Designs ready to print ‘almost anything’

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Starting a new business in screen printing was “kind of a fluke” according to Ashleigh Noyes who owns Studio Designs (formerly Locker Room) with her husband, Jason. The couple has completely renovated a small brick ...
  • Chamber awards presented

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County Chamber  members and guests took part in the annual banquet Wednesday, Jan. 19. A social gathering, meal, awards and recognitions took place at Westview Retirement Community while it continued to snow t...
  • Legislative committee hears daylight saving time concerns

    LB101 would eliminate Nebraska from observing daylight saving time.   By Emily NohrNebraska News Service LaVonne Dilla thinks eliminating daylight saving time would be convenient. For her, it would mean getting to work in her garden an hour earlier ev...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Husker basketball team has uphill battle ahead

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   Things I think might be factual but they might just be an opinion: The Husker men’s basketball team lost to Missouri last Wednesday to end an 11 game winning streak. They are now 1-1 in the Big 12 w...
  • PCS Activity Calendar

    ---All Times Mountain/Subject to Change--- Updates are available at WWW.PCS.ESU16.ORG   Thursday, Jan. 20 4 p.m. Girls/boys jr. high basketball vs. Chase Co. (at Madrid) TBA Boys basketball SPVA semi-finals at North Platte   Friday, Jan. 21 ...
  • Comparison doesn’t apply in our county

    Dear Editor: In response to the letter in last week’s paper comparing a murderous rampage in Arizona to a local election: Ma’am that is absurd and insulting. In no way should that ever be associated, and it borders a slanderous accusation. The rig...
  • Betsy has been a real good girl

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   It has been a year now since Russ and I drove to Alliance to pick up Betsy. Carl met us at his shop on a Sunday where Betsy sat on a rather cold, windy day. Jeff, our son-in-law, had called weeks earlier to see if ther...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Fun for the kids

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   With our new business venture, the holidays and everything else in life lately, my opportunities to cook and create has been put on the side burner. This is not something that I enjoy. One thing in life that bothers m...
  • What's Up...Astrology is wobbling

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   The world of astrology (yes, I used that word) was set on its collective ear last week when astronomer Parke Kundle of the Minnesota Planetarium Society was quoted in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Monitor as adding ...
  • Gain financial hope at upcoming seminar

    Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than one million families positively change their financial future. This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through...
  • Postal rates to increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Postal rates will go up in April, but the cost of sending the basic letter will remain the same. The Postal Service said last week that most rates will increase April 17 under a formula that allows the agency to raise prices within t...
  • Conference at CSC focuses on early childhood education

    Attendees of the Excellence in Early Childhood Conference at the Chadron State College Student Center will again seek inspiration through motivational presentations and workshop sessions that support best practices in early childhood education. Friday an...
  • NPCC to offer puppet making class beginning Feb. 12

    North Platte Community College will offer a three-week Puppet Making class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT on Saturdays beginning Feb. 12. This fun class will teach participants how to make unique large puppets that wear size 4-Toddler clothes. The puppets can ...
  • NDA sponsors eighth annual poster contest

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska Poster Contest. In its eighth year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youth in first through sixth grade. This year’s th...
  • Gardening class to be in Lewellen

    Learn how to grow edibles indoors, all winter long, and develop practical skills for greening up your life at a gardening class at Volunteers of America in Lewellen on Saturday, Jan. 29, 1-4 pm. Cost of the class includes supplies.  Varieties of sprouts...
  • 73 percent of state’s voters favor $1.35 tobacco tax increase

    Tobacco tax would bring in $72.9 million in new revenue, reduce youth smoking.   Faced with a growing budget deficit, a new poll released last week shows that 73 percent of Nebraska voters surveyed support raising the tobacco tax by $1.35 per pack to h...