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  • Kids tested free at First Insight

      First Insight is among Nebraska optometrists offering free vision assessments up to three years old. Governor Heineman will sign a proclamation naming October SEE TO LEARN® Month in Nebraska on Oct. 6.   By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff Acc...
  • Schools receive emergency kits from health department

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Schools in Perkins County are prepared for whatever might go wrong thanks to emergency go kits provided by the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD). Every school in the health department’s eight-c...
  • Council looks at rates and projects

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Grant City Council spent nearly an hour discussing water, sewer, waste and electric rates and projects at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28.  The city’s infrastructure needs for the future were broken down int...
  • Reminders as election nears

    • Early voting is underway at the clerk’s office. An application requesting a ballot appeared in the Sept. 30 issue and will be published again on Oct. 14.  • Oct. 15 -Deadline for mailed-in voter registrations • Oct. 22 - Last day for in-pe...
  • New bone density scanner now in place at hospital

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County Health Services is happy to announce that a new bone density scanner is now in place in the Radiology Department, saving patients the inconvenience of having to schedule around a mobile unit’s arriva...
  • The Trusted Voice...Farm Bill must meet many expectations

    By Keith Olsen President, Nebraska Farm Bureau   It has been said to the point of being trite that the 2012 farm bill “won’t be your father’s farm bill.” Many more organizations than in the past are giving their input to the farm bill process...
  • Farm Bureau urges a halt to EPA’s non-stop assault on agriculture

    Nebraska Farm Bureau is asking the state’s congressional delegation to work with their colleagues to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s non-stop regulatory assault on the state’s farmers and ranchers and their counterparts nationwide. “...
  • Changes made at 21st Century

      21st Century Equipment has announced that Tyson Schroeder has been promoted to parts manager at the Ogallala location.   Schroeder has been employed with the company in the parts department since the purchase of the Ogallala location in 2000 and...
  • Hagan selected as September Senior of the Month

    Jeremy Hagan has been selected as Senior of the Month for September 2010. Hagan has been an active member of FFA, mock trial, student council, National Honor Society and Perkins County Youth Council during his high school career. He held the office o...
  • Band receives superior in McCook

    The Perkins County High School band marched in the McCook parade, then was featured in a concert in the park on Saturday, Sept. 25. The band received a superior rating from the judges for their rendition of “The Final Countdown.” (Courtesy photo)...
  • Elementary students to take part in “Purple Pinkie Project”

    On Oct. 20, members of the Grant Rotary Club will visit the Perkins County Elementary School to raise money for polio eradication. In 1985, Rotary International began raising funds in an effort to eliminate polio worldwide.  Polio has not been a pro...
  • College Notes

    Vlasin awarded Scholarship    More than $133,000 in scholarships has been awarded to BryanLGH College of Health Sciences students by the BryanLGH Foundation. During this fiscal year, 104 named scholarships valued at $133,366 have been awarded to 195...
  • IRS reminds parents about 2010 education tax breaks and changes

    It’s school time, and the Internal Revenue Service has reminded college students and parents about expanded tax benefits for education and rule changes for tax-free college savings plans known as 529 plans. Two key changes from the Recovery Act of 20...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Food for the game

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   As football season is in full swing, so are the tailgates and Saturday afternoon football parties. Most of these events serving the same ol’ thing—chips, dips, burgers and whatever else is easy.  We were invit...
  • What's Up...Beacons of winter are near

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   Let’s take another look at the “Celestial Sea.” A glance to the southeast these nice early autumn evenings will reveal–not much worth looking at.  There are no bright stars in that direction, there a...
  • Rotary Club seeks area professionals for goodwill exchange to India

    Rotary International organizes Group Study Exchanges with Rotary Districts all over the world.  Nagpur, in Central India, is the destination for this year’s Western Nebraska Rotary District 5630 GSE Team.  Enthusiastic young professionals who are...
  • Statewide art exhibit in North Platte during October

    Billboards, neon signs, magazines, television, websites and cell phones are all ways to experience the interplay of text and images. The detritus of visual culture, a constant mixing of text and image reflects how people communicate. Messaging: Text an...
  • State quilt show coming in October

    Threads Across Nebraska, which is sponsored by the Nebraska State Quilt Guild, will be held Oct. 1 and 2 at the Grand Island Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 S Locust St.  Threads Across Nebraska is a quilt show with various vendors set up throughout the dis...
  • Fall yard and garden cleaning tips given

    By David Lott UNL Extension Horticulturist Cooler weather is starting to  set in now!  As we are enjoying this cool weather, fall foliage, bright chrysanthemums and all the pumpkins, we need to think about winterizing yards and landscapes.  Here a...
  • Plant swap planned for mall

    The fourth annual seed, bulb and plant swap will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Platte River Mall in North Platte from 9 a.m.-noon. Participants are asked to bring items in at 9 a.m. in appropriate containers with labels. Also, bring plastic bags, p...