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  • Retirement of cook opens fall position at Perkins County Schools

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Meal time at Perkins County High School will seem different next fall to students, faculty and staff who are used to seeing a familiar face behind the counter. No longer will Food Service Manager Joyce Hightower be creatin...
  • Perpetrators are targeting grandparents in latest scam

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff Jim Hegarty, president of the Omaha Better Business Bureau office said that incidents being referred to as the “grandparent scam” are being reported  to bureau offices around the country. “It’s just another t...
  • H1N1 death reported to DHHS

    The Douglas County Health Department reported an H1N1 death to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The Douglas County man was in his 30s and had underlying health conditions. Because of state statutes, the name and other deta...
  • State will receive more than $1 million in stimulus funds for public health programs

    Recently Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that Nebraska will receive more than $1 million to support public health efforts across the state.   The funds are made possible by the...
  • Senator Christensen’s bill on mini-truck operation moves to final round

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Owners of small vehicles, known  as mini-trucks, got a step closer to being able to legally use the vehicles on state roads and highways. Sen. Mark Christensen’s LB 650, authorizing their use, advanced to f...
  • “Give life, give blood”

    Dear Editor: It is time again to give blood.  The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Grant on Monday, Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the New Life Fellowship Church, 4th and Mitchem.   In light of what happened in Haiti recently, it should make us...
  • Pleased with Heineman’s priorities

    Dear Editor: I read the article in The Grant Tribune-Sentinel: “Governor outlines three priorities for Nebraska’s prosperous future.” Having spoken with Governor Heineman on various occasions, I have found him to be engaging, witty and firmly in c...
  • Wallace CWC to meet Feb. 20

    The Wallace Christian Women’s Club will meet at the Wallace Community Hall on Saturday, Feb. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. CT.   Special music will be shared by Donna and the Lou Lou’s  and “The High Bid” with Johnny Williams from Calhan, Colo.  ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - A cup full of love

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff February is here–the month of love! So what are you doing for that special day? Along with the hurry and hustle of each and every day, now you have yet another thing to worry about. Valentine’s Day. What was origin...
  • Flowers feed the soul

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff The month of February not only  contains Valentine’s Day, it is also National Floral Design Month. With that in mind, we asked Michelle Poppe of Poppe’s Posies to share with us a little bit about the topic. Poppe ...
  • PCHS speakers finish second and third at area meets

    The last two Saturdays have found the PCHS speech team competing at their home invitational and at the Sutherland Sailor Invite.   Students from 19 schools participated at the PCHS meet and those from 14 schools attended the Sutherland contest. Midpo...
  • Wallace speech team places first and second at area invitationals

    Sutherland had their speech invitational on Saturday, Feb. 6.  Wallace placed first with 136 pts. and Paxton second with 58 pts.   The following Wallace students were medal winners: Oral Interpretation of Drama: 1st place, Anna Griffiths, Chelsea ...
  • Child Find screenings available this spring

    Local school districts in cooperation with ESU #16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find screenings. This spring screening will be made available in each school district at the request of parents. ...
  • Top ten reasons to join 4-H in February

    By Kimberly Cook  Extension Educator 4-H is more than a club; it is a way  of life. 4-H is the largest non-formal youth education organization in the United States, with more than 7 million youth between the ages of 8 and 18 involved each year. Ne...
  • Cast your vote as local high school bands “battle”

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff Perkins County High School Band as well as the Wallace High School Band have made it to the second round of the KNOP TV “Battle of the Bands.”   The competition which started with eight local high school bands ha...
  • Gaar selected as Nebraska

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 13th annual Nebraska Young Artist awards. Krystal Gaar, a junior at Perkins County High School, was one of 78 students from nearly 45 ...
  • Eighth grade science fair held

    High school senior Laura Resor (left) critiques Rebecca Cornelius’ science fair entry at Perkins County Middle School’s science fair held Wednesday, Feb. 3. Noah Anderson and Austin Fay (right) check out another student’s work. The entries will be...
  • 2010-2011 high school football schedules released

    High school football schedules for the 2010 and 2011 seasons have been released by the Nebraska School Activities Association. District C2-10 includes Bayard, Bridgeport, Chase County, Morrill and Perkins County.  Other non-district opponents includ...
  • National Anthem performers wanted for 2010 College World Series in Omaha

    Applications are now being accepted for singers and musicians who would like to perform the National Anthem during the 2010 NCAA® College World Series® in Omaha, according to Katie Karmazin, National Anthem coordinator. Interested performers will fin...
  • Relentless play by Plainsmen seals Saturday victory over Haymakers

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Guard Chase Lampmann’s two  shots distanced his Plainsmen from Cozad and Michael York relentlessly drove to the hoop for layups and foul shots to give Perkins County a 52-40 win over Cozad Saturday evening in Gra...