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  • Moisture slows harvest

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Corn farmers were taking advantage of the perfect fall weather the first three weeks of October to get their crop in, and it’s a good thing—wet weather Monday put a damper on it. According to a prediction by the ...
  • First quarter honor roll announced

      Perkins County High School students included on the All A Honor Roll for first quarter include (Front row, l-r): Ashley Kemling, Shalee Pollard, Taylor Boldt, Zac White, Jessica Day, Jeremy Hagan, Kristin Beck. Second row: Vilja Juntunen, Suvianna S...
  • Mailand selected as October Senior of the Month

    Calla Mailand, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected Senior of the Month for October. She is the daughter of Steve and Kathy Mailand of rural Grant. Mailand has been a participant in many activities throughout her high school care...
  • PC Elementary students help eradicate polio

    Millions of children in polio-endemic countries know that a freshly marked purple pinkie means freedom from the disease. Now children at Perkins County Elementary School know it too. When members of your community make a small contribution to PolioPlu...
  • College Notes

    Burge selected for Cardinal Key     Timothy Burge of Grant, a junior at Doane College, was one of 16 Doane College students selected for membership into Cardinal Key–a national honor society–at the college’s annual fall Honors Convocation Oct. ...
  • Wallace presents “nightmare”

      Under the direction of Ramsey and Sarah Young, Wallace students presented “A Midsummer Vacation’s Nightmare” by Tim Kochenderfer on Oct. 22-23. The cast and crew included (Front): John Marquardt. Second row: Landon Swedberg, Anna Griffiths, Ha...
  • Kemling sixth; team 14th at state XC

      By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff    Perkins County cross country girls finished the season in Kearney on Friday, Oct. 22 with 179 points and a 14th place finish in Class D state competition. “To be the 14th best team in Class D is certainly a...
  • Plainsmen defeat Bridgeport—earn home playoff berth

      By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Brody Prante rushed for 149 yards and quarterback Michael York finished three scoring drives to lead the Plainsmen to a 7-1 season record with a 41-6 win over the Bulldogs Friday night in Bridgeport. On...
  • Kimball Lady Longhorns taken down in four sets

      By Jan Rahn  Managing Editor Although the Lady Plainsmen came away with a win Oct. 19 at home against Kimball, they weren’t as focused as usual, said Coach Penny Hite.  “Six games in one week’s time can take a toll on any team, but we k...
  • Lady Plainsmen capture first-ever Cozad tourney win

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Lady Plainsmen have a Cozad Tournament win under their belts—the first one ever.  “I couldn’t be more proud of their tenacity and determination to win!” said Coach Penny Hite after the girls downed Sutherland ...
  • Wallace Lady Wildcats win RPAC tournament

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer   The Wallace Wildcats competed in the RPAC Conference on Monday, Oct. 18 in their home gym. The Cats were the first seed for the west division, so their first round was a bye.  Wallace vs. Paxton Their first opp...
  • E-F Knights use air raid to bomb Wildcats

        By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Eustis-Farnam Knights successfully took to the air Thursday night as they defeated the Wallace Wildcats 68-6. Knight quarterback Djorn Dunlap completed nine of 13 passes in the first quarter for 141 ya...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Halloween Theme

    There is really no holiday better for creativity or experimentation than Halloween. There are daycare parties, school parties, carnivals, fundraisers and costume extravaganzas. The options are endless!   This year I have decided to try out a few new re...
  • What's Up...No Halloween full moon

    Well, now that the full Moon is out of the way, perhaps we can look at something. Oh, by the way, Halloween is on Sunday. Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no full Moon on Halloween. In fact, a full Moon on Halloween is a rare event no matter what ...
  • Safety tips everyone should read for Halloween

    Kids love Halloween—they get to dress up and get free candy. Give kids some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life. Some kids already know things that can be done to be safe, like how to cross the street, not to talk to or go with s...
  • Keep Halloween spooky and safe

    Many hallmarks of Halloween–lit jack-o-lanterns, candle decorations and billowing costumes–all pose fire safety hazards.  Overall, candles caused four percent of reported home fires, six percent of the home fire deaths, 10 percent of the home fire...
  • TOPS helps figure out fiber

    For years, any weight-loss aficionado could easily tell you the best sources of dietary fiber: whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. But in today’s environment, things have changed.  Grocery store shelves have become crowded with traditiona...
  • Planning to move? contact Social Security

    By Michael Sylvan Social Security District Manager  Moving can be hectic. Some  studies show that relocating is one of the greatest stresses we face in our lives.  Whether you are moving nearby or across the country, don’t forget Social Security...
  • AAA website offers tips to teen drivers and parents

    AAA has launched a new teen driving web site that provides parents and teen valuable resources and useful tools to help guide then through the challenging learning-to-drive process.  Recognizing that early parental involvement is critical in developin...
  • On the lookout for flu

    DHHS has surveillance down to a science. It’s October and that means the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has officially started flu surveillance. “Surveillance tells us where the flu is and how fast it’s spreading,”...