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  • Makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice?

    All eyes and ears, “Santa” (aka Perkins County Elementary/Middle School Principal Terry Prante) hung out in the hallway during the home basketball game Dec. 21. (Photo by Jan Rahn)...
  • Center holds birthday party

    Celebrating December birthdays at the Perkins County Senior Center are (Front row, l-r): Donna Brodbeck, Reenie Mercier. Back row: Ruby Porter, Sharon Talich, CharlottieWallin and Frank Jantzen. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Bloodmobile surpasses goal

    The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive held Dec. 21 surpassed its goal, according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The meal and a variety of cookies and Christmas treats were served by the Elsie United Methodist Women. Door prizes were...
  • Peeking back over 2010.....

      January Annexation goes nowhere during the Grant City Council meeting. The Hunt Challenge goal was met with the entire community to benefit. Fixing the occupation tax is among the legislative goals of Senator Mark Christensen. Numerous seats i...
  • Homemade cheer to start a new year

      By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   Nearly two years ago, during an especially wonderful outbreak of dandelions in their yard, Stefanie Young did some research on how to use these obnoxious weeds for good. At this specific time she came across ...
  • Another Perspective...Santa creates interesting emotions...

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   Ho! Ho! Ho! Such is the language of one jolly bearded guy who wears a red suit with white fur around the cuffs and collar. You find him here, there and everywhere this time of year. Years ago . . . decades ago, my mom...
  • Holiday rules were made to be broken

    Everyone struggles to keep the calorie count down over the holidays. The following is a fun way to look at over indulging. Try not to lay too much guilt on oneself. 1.  Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothi...
  • Needy Kansas City children receive beds

      By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff   Due to the efforts of Monica (McClenahan) Starr of Kansas City, many needy children in the Kansas City area will be “nestled all snug in their beds” this winter, possibly for the first time in their lives. T...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...No disappointments

    During the holidays, everyone is in a rush. Holiday shopping, holiday baking, family get-togethers and anything else we can cram into our daily lives. Well, I am here to make a small portion of your holiday meal preparation a little easier by making your...
  • What's Up...Christmas stars just for us

    My intentions this week were to discuss two of the great winter asterism, the Winter Circle, and the Winter Triangle. But, seeing how close Christmas is, I am going to talk about two other celestial objects. In Psalm 8, David the king writes, “When I c...
  • Speaker inspires at Christian women’s meeting

      A very inspiring talk by Sandi Sipp kept the women’s rapt attention at the Grant Christian Women’s Club meeting Saturday, Dec. 18. With humor and candor the speaker told of her struggles to find the peace of mind of knowing she had eternal salv...
  • From byway to movie–Nebraska water is a star

    By Georgeann Wearin Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Facilitator   A simple stop at the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway booth at the State Fair in Grand Island turned out to be an unknown audition for a role in a movie.  Jane Ryan, author of the award ...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau, Willow Creek Meats work to send beef jerky to American troops

    To support American troops in Afghanistan and all over the world, Nebraska Farm Bureau has partnered with Willow Creek Meats in McCook for the “Beefin’ up Our Heroes” campaign to send beef jerky to service men and women. “Beef jerky is one of the...
  • Nebraska Guard and Reserve members offer gift of thanks this holiday season

    Guard and Reserve members and families encouraged to nominate employers supportive of military employees.   During this season of giving, Guard and Reserve members and their families across Nebraska have the opportunity to give the gift of thanks to ci...
  • FEMA encourages Americans to resolve to be ready in 2011

    With the holiday season here and 2011 fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging all Americans to make emergency preparedness one of their New Year’s resolutions. Throughout the rest of December, FEMA Region VII wil...
  • TOPS offers remedies for holiday celebrations without regret

    The holiday season can be a dieter’s worst nightmare. Tempting treats and schedules filled with tasks and events can quickly take a successful wellness plan off track. Parties and shopping combined with baking and planning make heading to the gym diffic...
  • UNL research confirms genetic control of gastrointestinal microbiota

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists have proven that the makeup of the microbial organisms in the gastrointestinal system is partly a result of genetics–a major breakthrough toward understanding and ultimately figuring out how to manipulate those ...
  • Nebraska State Fair preserves history

    Nebraska State Fair seeks memorabilia and artifacts.   The Nebraska State Fair is continuing the search for memorabilia and artifacts from past State Fairs to create a historical exhibition at the 2011 State Fair. The exhibition will be housed in the ...
  • Deadline approaching to apply for conservation program

    Farm, ranch and forest land operators have until Jan. 7, 2011, to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program.   The current signup for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will end Jan. 7. The Natural Resources Conservation Service administer...
  • Estate tax relief for Nebraska farmers and ranchers

    Recently, Nebraska Cattlemen were happy to hear the two year extension to the Estate Tax, also known as the death tax, was passed. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of extending all expiring tax cuts at midnight on Dec. 17, with a vote of ...