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  • Pie benefit helps couple with expenses

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It couldn’t have been sweeter—an evening of pie, ice cream, socializing—all for a successful fundraising event last week with proceeds going to Jake Lee who lost both of his hands and part of each arm in a farm acciden...
  • Students show spirit on Homecoming Week

    By Joe CraigStudent Intern There’s one day out of the year in which children get to dress up in a variety of costumes, that night typically ends in sore toothaches, and headaches–however, high school students at PCHS have an entire week devoted to t...
  • Golf team takes bronze at Bridgeport

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although the Perkins County golfers placed third, the girls did not meet the goal they’d set for themselves at the Bridgeport Invite on Sept. 24. Met with a cool, occasionally wet day, the girls had to persevere and work hard...
  • Aerial attack, speed sink Plainsmen in Sutherland 40-15 Friday night

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Sailors quarterback Alex Sandberg’s three long touchdown passes in less than six minutes of playing time sent the Plainsmen to their second-consecutive double-digit loss, 40-15, Friday night in Sutherland. The teams ...
  • Runners gain experience in Ogallala

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Perkins County runners got some good experience in Ogallala last week—the first year they’ve been invited to the big-school competition. “It really helps our team to run faster because the competition is excellent,...
  • Lady Plainsmen boost confidence with Haxtun victory

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Raising their record to 8-4, the Lady Plainsmen put another win in the record book, beating Haxtun in three sets, 25-22, 25-13 and 25-16 Thursday, Sept. 24 in Haxtun. “We are finally hitting our goals as a team,” said Coa...
  • Big play costly to Wildcats

    By Travis McConnell    Sports Writer The Hayes Center Cardinals showed why they are the big favorites to win the district, as they used big plays on offense and defense to defeat the Wallace Wildcats 70-14. Adam Lawson turned in the first big defensive...
  • Wallace Lady Cats suffer first loss of the season

    By Christy Sheets    Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Paxton Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Wallace vs Paxton The Cats first opponent was the long time rival Paxton Tigers.  The Wildcats fought the good fight, but in the end, the L...
  • Perkins County Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

    The 85th annual meeting of the Perkins County Farm Bureau was held in the Madrid city building on Sept. 21. On the menu were steaks prepared by Terry Brott and served by the Perkins County Youth Development Committee. State President Keith Olsen and Vice...
  • Murder remains unsolved one year later

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor One year has passed since Corrie  J. Wood was found dead in her home in Grant, Neb. ,the apparent victim of a homicide. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been formally identified.     However, the Nebraska Stat...
  • School board adopts budget of nearly $8.8 million for 2009-10

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A loss in state aid and potential facility improvements factored into the upcoming year’s budget figures for Perkins County Schools. According to Superintendent Tobin Buchanan, much discussion was had on maintaining the minimu...
  • PCS cast to stage “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” this weekend

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County High School’s drama department invites the public to enjoy its portrayal of the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” to be staged Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 in the high school multi-pur...
  • Who is the Greatest?

    Jesus sat down and called twelve And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35 I still recall–from many years ago–watching Mohammad Ali being interviewed at various times on television, and ...
  • Chinese trade team visits Perkins County

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor On a trade mission to Nebraska,  Chinese milling executives, grain dealers and government officials joined Perkins County wheat growers at the Brent Robertson farm last week. Hosted by the Nebraska Wheat Board, the trade missio...
  • Chamber learns about flu prevention in the workplace

    Seasonal flu vaccine will become available at local clinics soon. Feds just recently approved H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine—shots will eventually be available nationwide. Swine flu sickens a younger age group more frequently—the government targets them for...
  • Roadside trapping banned in county

    The Nebraska Legislature passed LB5 allowing trapping of wildlife in right-of-way areas, however, Perkins County Commissioners have adopted a resolution to opt out, prohibiting roadside trapping in the county. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although the Nebr...
  • Drive an environmentally friendly vehicle

    Dear Editor: It doesn’t matter if the car you’re driving is new or old, big or small. Driving technique and proper vehicle maintenance go a long way toward protecting the environment.  By following five simple steps, you can do your part by improving...
  • Health professionals make a difference

    Dear Editor: In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Week, I want to thank the dedicated staff who work directly with people with disabilities every day. They are hands on, helping people with medications, bathing and mobility, preparing meals,...
  • Student upset over abortion mandate

    Dear Editor: I thought that the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) was not going to happen and that taxpayers would not be forced to fund abortions. However, the abortion lobby has found a way to get the cornerstone issues of FOCA passed and they got taxpayer...
  • Small town, big heart

    “There’s no place like a small town when it come to caring and giving”  was the sentiment on Saturday, Sept. 13, during the Palser family benefit. The benefit was organized and hosted by the Elsie Fire Department. The firemen served barbecue pork s...