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  • 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...
  • Smoke alarms: A sound you can live with

    NFPA offers smoke alarm advice during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9, to maximize families’ safety from fire.   Smoke alarms save lives, and can cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. However, smoke alarms must be installed, maintained and workin...
  • Moderate chocolate consumption may lower risks of heart failure

    Middle-aged and elderly Swedish women who regularly ate a small amount of chocolate had lower risks of heart failure risks, in a study reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association. While studies relating chocolate...
  • Pitching with Pritch...A great day for the Pritchetts

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   Last Sunday the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation inducted their 17th group of individuals.  It was a great day for me and my family as I got to be included in the group.   The h...
  • Activities schedule

    Updated calendar and schedules can be found on the school  website at www.pcs.esu16.org (All times listed are Mountain Time) Thursday, September 30 4:00 PM Junior High Football vs. Hershey (at Madrid) 5:30 PM Junior High Volleyball vs. Hershey (at M...
  • Cambridge takes battle of unbeatens with 29-13 home win over the Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Fullback Gus Petersen gave his Trojans the lead for good with his team’s first touchdown, collected all of its receiving yards and kept Plainsmen rushers in front of him as a linebacker in a 29-13 win in Cambri...
  • Lady Plainsmen win three back-to-back

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With a three-game win in the record books from last week, the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen were ready for this week’s action. Coming out on top at the Creek Valley invite on Sept. 21, the girls defeated the Lady Storm ...
  • Runners improving times as season progresses

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff With each runner finishing with their fastest or second fastest time, Perkins County cross country runners had an excellent mid-season meet, said Head Coach Paula Wurst of the Ogallala Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 2...
  • Kiolbasa medals in top 10 at Bridgeport

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Senior golfer Emily Kiolba sa broke into the top 10 at the Bridgeport Invite held Thursday, Sept. 23. Kiolbasa finished in tenth place with a score of 110, tying with Logan Reynolds of Gering. Top honors went to Rachel...
  • Med Valley Raiders outlast Wildcats

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats scored  five touchdowns in the first 13:31 of their game with the Medicine Valley Raiders Friday night, but turnovers and injuries were too much to overcome during the last 34:29 and the Raiders r...
  • Wallace Lady Wildcats win Paxton tournament

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Paxton Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 21.  The Cat’s first opponent was the Broncos from Wauneta-Palisade. The Wildcats were able to defeat the Broncos in straight sets 25-9, and 2...
  • Registration due Oct. 15 for “Haunted Hoops” youth bb clinic

    The North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team will host “Haunted Hoops” youth basketball clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, in the South Campus gymnasium. “Haunted Hoops” is for boys and girls in grades one-six.  ...
  • Lawsuit filed in deadly crash

    A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday, Sept. 23 by Troy Palser seeking compensation for the death of his wife, Debra Palser and the hardships his family has experienced since she was killed in July 2009.  The lawsuit filed by attorney Maren Chaloupka s...
  • Prante honored for three Middle East deployments

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County Schools  Principal Terry Prante is a hero in his community in many ways, but most recently was recognized by the Wyoming Air National Guard for his service during conflict in the Middle East. Prante receive...
  • Birthdays celebrated at Elsie Center

    Those with birthdays in September were honored at the Elsie Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Enjoying an autumn cake were (l-r): Dolores Steinwart and Tabby Cornelius, senior center director. (Courtesy photo)  ...