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  • $3,350 in health service foundation scholarships awarded to 10 students

    A total of $3,350 will be granted to 10 local students. They will be issued by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The scholarship committee consists of foundation board members Kenny Wykert, Grant; Diana Maupin, Venango; and Michele Cutler, E...
  • FCCLA installs new officers

    New FCCLA officers were installed at the club’s awards ceremony on Monday evening, April 26. New officers include (l-r): Shalee Pollard, vice president of STARS/STUCO; Rachel Patrick, vice president of public relations; Emily Kiolbasa, vice president ...
  • Students awarded scholarships from building association

    Four students in North Platte Community College’s Building Construction program recently received scholarships from the North Platte Home Builders Association. Zak Eickhoff, president of the NPHBA, presented $2,000 in total scholarship money to the...
  • Wallace holds honors night

    Makenzie Aylward (front) was presented an honorary Big Blue Booster award by the volleyball team for her support this year. She followed the team throughout the season, and attended the state playoffs in Lincoln. Sharing the moment were family members (...
  • Game and parks consider ending alcohol ban

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider ending the ban on alcohol consumption in state park and wildlife management areas (WMAs) at its next scheduled meeting, May 28, at the Gering Civic Center. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. The public...
  • Nebraska now offering online renewal for driver licenses

    Gov. Dave Heineman announced that Nebraskans can now renew their driver license online through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Nebraskans are eligible to renew their driver license, motorcycle license or state ID card once every other ...
  • PC girls continue winning streak

    Perkins County track and field athletes participated in the South Platte Valley Association conference meet on Friday, April 30. Out of six participating teams, Perkins County girls once again took top honors, scoring 137 points. North Platte St. Patri...
  • Lady Plainsmen win Panther Invite

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Perkins County girls once again ran away with the gold, winning the Panther Invitational at Hershey by over 30 points.  Individual performances by Jenni Sis in sprints, Ashley Kemling in distance and Mackenzie Hite, El...
  • Wallace Wildcats participate in conference meet at Cambridge

    By Elizabeth Strand Sports Writer On Friday, April 30, the Walace Wildcats travelled to Cambridge for the 2010 Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) track meet.    All 14 conference schools competed, including:  Arapahoe, Alma, Bertrand, ...
  • UNL Extension tractor/farm safety courses offered across Nebraska

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Tractor/Farm Safety Courses will be offered at seven locations across the state in May and June. Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm other than their parents’.  Course c...
  • Farm/ranch clinic offered

    Free one-on-one confidential consultations for farmer and ranchers are now available. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. These professionals specialize in legal and financial issues includi...
  • Conservation program sign-up now underway

    Nebraska landowners and operators still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office.  CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry prod...
  • NWGA member drive underway

    In a letter to Nebraska’s wheat producers, Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) President Shawn Sullivan is encouraging membership in the organization in order to have their voices heard on state and national issues of importance to Nebraska’s w...
  • Western Nebraska rangeland at high risk for grasshopper damage

    Large areas of rangeland in the western half of Nebraska are at high risk for serious grasshopper infestations this year, according to 2009 surveys conducted by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Numbers of adult grasshoppers ...
  • Eight candidates—two seats— for county commissioner

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The commissioner race in  Perkins County seems to be evoking the most attention in this year’s primary election. On May 11, voters will elect a commissioner in both District 2 and District 3. Each commissioner distric...
  • Grant native in top one percent in Boston Marathon division

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With her family amongst a throng of supporters, Lauren Klima crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon a couple minutes faster than the qualifying time it took to get there. She ran fast enough to put her in the top...
  • Local couple wins $200,000 in Nebraska Lottery

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With checks already made out because, “God granted us this and we figure we’ll give some back,” Lisa Skeels said she and husband Mike are still in shock after winning $200,000 in the Nebraska Lottery. Mike bought t...
  • Open house set at new photography studio

     Andi Lee will host an open house at her new studio on Monday, May 3, from 3-7 p.m. at 76165 Road 330. Go two miles east from Country Gardens on the north edge of Grant, then go north one mile on Road 330.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Miraculou...
  • Beware of rabid skunks

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Two skunks were confirmed with rabies in Lincoln and Perkins counties during early April, according to Jeff Erickson, DVM of Western Plains Veterinary Service in Wallace.  Erickson said last month there was also a positi...
  • Reception set to honor road crew retirees

    The public is invited to a retirement party for Gerald Burge and Keith Nelson on Friday, April 30, from 4-6 p.m. at the Madrid Community Hall.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor After serving the county for nearly 45 years, two of Perkins County’s roa...