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  • Plainsmen plenty prepared to kick off season this Friday

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The 2009 Plainsmen expect that experience, confidence, depth and strength will propel them to a successful year. The team hopes to rebound from a 3-5 2008 season in which it lost at least two games late in the fourth q...
  • Wildcats drop season opener at Wauneta

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer Two big special team plays by Wauneta-Palisade’s Adam Simpson offset a four rushing touchdown performance by Wallace quarterback Sean May, as Wauneta-Palisade broke open a close game and raced to a 68-40 win on Friday ni...
  • Golfers participate in season’s first meet

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Perkins County golf team opened their season at the Bayard Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 27. The team was unable to post a team score, since only three Perkins County golfers were able to participate, but Coach Troy Keml...
  • Golf team determined to overcome low numbers with might

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Big on experience but small in numbers, four returning letterwinners from last year’s girls golf squad will make every competition count. “We will rely on our lone senior Jeannie Kuskie to provide leadership on and off the g...
  • Runners ready for opener at Goodland

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor “Excited to get started,” said Coach Paul Wurst about the upcoming PCHS cross country season. Along with assistant coach Tim Colglazier, Wurst leads a team of one dozen harriers—seven boys and five girls—who compete in t...
  • Nebraska Corn Board elects officers for 2009-10 term­

    Alan Tiemann of Seward has been elected to serve as chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) for the 2009-2010 term. Tiemann is a farmer who raises corn and soybeans. In addition to serving as chairman, he will serve on NCB’s Research and Executive com...
  • Nebraska corn production on target to set record

    Nebraska farmers have the potential to harvest a record 1.52 billion bushel corn crop this year, topping the previous record of 1.47 billion set in 2007, the Nebraska Corn Board said in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop production re...
  • God equipped us with strength for adversity

    Pastor Ronald E. KrauseZion Lutheran Church, Grant Turn on the news these days, and it doesn’t take long to convince you that not everyone is on friendly terms in our nation–especially between opposing political parties. On the one hand, you’ve got...
  • Christian schools start 2009-10 term a week apart

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Beginning day at Perkins County Christian School is this coming Monday, Aug. 31. Golden Plains Christian School will begin after Labor Day on Wednesday, Sept. 9.Perkins County Christian Regular hours for 13 students enrolled in ...
  • Food and fellow fans

    An event in Grant City Park drew Husker fans from around the county last Thursday evening, Aug. 20, for tailgating, visiting, watching a film, and meeting a former player. Sponsored by the City of Grant, Youth Development Club and Chamber, the picnic was ...
  • Mission youth from Sidney help with Perkins County Museum project

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the unexpected arrival of willing individuals, the project to bring the Perkins County Museum back to life inched forward recently. Youth from the Wind and Water Student Ministries of WestWay Christian Church in Scottsbluff...
  • Flu pandemic preparedness underway in Perkins County

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Twenty-five representatives of various entities in Perkins County came together recently to discuss capabilities of the county should the H1N1 pandemic (swine flu)  infiltrate the area. Gathering at the Grant Fire Hall on Aug. ...
  • Regier dirt movers take on cement crushing

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although Leon Regier is anxious to get his corn crop harvested, up until then, he has a way to stay busy. He leads a crew operating a cement crusher—a rented piece of equipment from Denver. Trucks used to haul the crushed prod...
  • Former cemetery board member speaks up

    Dear Editor: We were a cemetery board of six members, serving the community for the “good of the cause” to keep our nice cemetery in good graces, according to the rules. Each of the members had served different terms. The chairman had taken care for ...
  • People create a buzz of excitement

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher I’ve trekked through the fairgrounds on my bike in the early mornings this summer on my way to the track. Quiet. No one else around. Lots of wide openspace. And then it happens. Fair week approaches. The lights remain on at...
  • Major Aerni honored with Meritorious Service Medal

    Major Ryan Aerni, formerly of Perkins County, recently completed an assignment at Travis Air Force Base and earned a Meritorious Service Medal for service from October 2004 until June 2009. While at Travis, he flew the C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest aircr...
  • Student poets earn awards

    Three students, under the direction of teacher, Marcia Crofutt, won awards of merit in the Federated Garden Clubs of Nebraska poetry contest. Using the theme, “Nature’s Song,” the three fifth graders submitted their poems and all placed in the conte...
  • Ride Rite gets First Dollar

    James Deaver and Molly Hutchinson (Front, center) who recently opened Ride Rite Garage in Grant receive a First Dollar certificate from Perkins County Chamber following the regular monthly meeting last Thursday, Aug. 20. Ride Rite Garage, specializing in ...
  • Rotary seeks adults for exchange program

    The Grant Rotary Club is seeking applications for the Rotary International Foundation’s Group Study Exchange (GSE). This program is sponsored by the Grant Rotary Club and District 5630 in conjunction with Rotary International. Applications may be downl...
  • Lady Cats have full roster for fall season

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Lady Cats volleyball team enters the 2009 season with purpose under the leadership of head coach Kory Rohde and assistant coach Elizabeth Strand.     Student managers, Alexandria Lundvall, Sara Hubbard, Mickay...