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  • PC officials attend state workshop

    Several Perkins County officials attended a two-and-a-half day conference conducted in Kearney Dec. 9-11 for Nebraska county officials. Those attending included Rita Long, Perkins County clerk; Julie Sestak, Perkins County treasurer; Bernard Deaver, Perki...
  • Nebraska’s fuel price average will soon fall below $2

    Nebraska’s fuel price average will soon fall below $2AAA’s daily fuel price survey of 170 Nebraska communities shows that 95 cities across the state report fuel averages below $2 a gallon. The last time Nebraska’s statewide fuel price average droppe...
  • Reinke recognizes Wendell’s Irrigation Sales & Service

    Reinke has recognized Wendell’s Irrigation Sales & Service, Inc. in Grant with a Bronze Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s marketing year success. The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke’s recent annual convention held in...
  • Nebraska deer harvest up 11 percent

    Total deer harvest in Nebraska is up 11 percent compared to this time one year ago.As of Dec. 8, nearly 50,000 deer have been harvested, compared to 45,000 last year and 42,500 in 2013.The biggest change is the mule deer buck harvest of 8,307 – up 1,200...
  • First Christmas drawings held

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  • Thank you, Larry

    An open house was held for Larry Kuskie, former Perkins County Veterans Service Officer, on Monday, Nov. 30 at the courthouse. Kuskie stepped down from the position after serving since 2012 because of health reasons. Stephanie Larson of Grant has been h...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Pitching with PritchLarry PritchettThis past weekend, the college football bowl schedule was released. In my opinion, college football has arrived at the “everyone gets a participation trophy” stage with 80 plus teams getting into the bowl picture and...
  • Wildcats are one-for-one for opening games

    By LaDonna SwedbergTribune CorrespondentThe Wallace Wildcats started their 2015-16 basketball season with back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday. Opening night was on the road against Wauneta/Palisade and the second game was at home against Maywood/H...
  • Poppe holds clinic for PC cheerleaders

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorThe Perkins County High School cheerleaders got a special treat on Saturday, Nov. 21 when Grant native Brooke Poppe, who was just named as head coach for the University of Nebraska-Kearney cheerleadering squad, put on a cheer ...
  • Depth and intensity keys to Lady Cats’ wins

    By Becky UehlingNews EditorThe depth of the Wallace girls basketball team was a benefit to them last week as they chalked up two wins to start their year. Able to pull at will from his bench, head coach Shannon Messersmith is happy about the team’s pe...
  • Saturday morning basketball starts

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  • Perkins County wrestlers off to good start

    Brooke PankoninStaff WriterFinishing in seventh place with 63 points and three individual placings, the Plainsmen wrestlers jump started their season in Elwood on Friday, Dec. 4. Kiffen Cook pinned all three of his opponents for a first place finish in th...
  • Lady Plainsmen struggle through first week of season

    By Samantha GoffStaff WriterThe Perkins County girls basketball season kicked off on Thursday Dec. 3 when the Lady Plainsmen took on the Hershey Panthers, followed the next night by another home game vs. the Eagles of Wray, Colo.     Unfortunately, b...
  • Plainsmen looking good after thrilling first games

    By Samantha GoffStaff WriterThe 2015-16 season began for the Perkins County Plainsmen boys on Thursday, Dec. 3 when they hosted the Hershey Panthers. The following night the boys played at home vs. Wray, Colo., Eagles. If the rest of the season is as ex...
  • Wallace One-Acts earns fourth

    The Wallace One Act team performed at the D2-5 District One Acts hosted by North Platte High School on Dec. 2.  The team received fourth place for its performance of “Damn Yankees” directed by Stephanie McCain. Assistant directors were Jill Kennicu...
  • Bible quizzing provides students with knowledge of the Word of God

      By Brooke PankoninStaff writerThe Youth Challenge Bible quizzing ministry ended its fall season with the Grant meet on Nov. 21. The season consisted of three meets, the first in Ft. Morgan, Colo., in September and the second in Holyoke, Colo., in Octo...
  • Cap View

    Capitol ViewJ.L. Schmidt No rest for lawmakers during the interim Sometime in the last 20 years, I met a Sandhills school board member named Al Davis. It was during an interim study hearing statewide tour by the Legislature’s Education Committee durin...
  • Another Perspective

    ANOTHER PERSPECTIVELori PankoninCo-Publisher Giving joys require givers and receiversTradition continues with folks opening their hearts to reach out to others during the holiday season. Giving trees and gift programs flourish with open generosity, peopl...
  • Hughes' Views

    Selling and leasing school land As many of you have noticed in the local papers across the district the last month or so, there have been notices of School Lands Lease Auctions. It is an annual event this time of the year and consequently I have received...
  • Hardening ourselves for the future

    How soft we have gotten. And I’m not just talking about around the middle—in my case any ways—but as a society as a whole. You have obviously noticed it. Our comforts, our entertainment, our ability to instantly communicate, or to being able to buy ...