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  • Chamber spotlight: In & Out

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor On April 13, 2006 Amy and Kasey Kroeker purchased B&J’s convenience store from Bud and Jean McCullough and started down a path that Amy has said has been, ‘A huge blessing.’ “It gave me the opportunity to r...
  • Cannonball!

      Bruce Campbell had the honor of being the first kid in the pool on Monday, May 26, just minutes after the pool opened. It wasn’t long before the pool was full of patrons on opening day. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...
  • Faster benefit decisions for veterans

    By Laurie Jones S.S. District Manager We believe it is important to recognize those who currently serve in the military as well as those injured in the line of duty and consider it an honor and a duty to serve them. Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner...
  • Watch out for things that sting

    Residents are urged to program this phone number into every phone for immediate, professional 24-hour help from the experts: 1-800-222-1222. The Nebraska Regional Poison Center has released a list of things to be cautious of. People allergic to stings o...
  • Reduce West Nile exposure

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) reminds people to protect themselves and horses against West Nile Virus this summer which is spread through the bite of a mosquito. In 2013, 226 human clinical cases and five deaths were reported throug...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    A lot going on in sports By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director Apparently I can’t read the wishes of billionaires as well as I thought. Donald Sterling didn’t get to where he is financially by making a lot of miscalculations and this past...
  • Plainsmen gain knowledge

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor One medal was won by Perkins County track athletes at the state track and field invite held on May 23-24 in Omaha. The Plainsmen, however, came home with a host of experience to use next year. Head track coach Shayne H...
  • All-Star football squad chooses Miyamoto to play

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 36th annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. The 64 members of the all star football teams were nominated by their respective high school coach and sel...
  • Alumni volleyball scholarships given out

    The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen Alumni Volleyball Development Association gladly announces the winners of their yearly scholarship. This year’s recipients are Kylie Hanson and Courtney McClenahan. The 2014 graduates will receive funds to be used direc...
  • Swedberg leads Wildcats

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Landon Swedberg finished his senior year with an impressive showing for Wallace at the Class D state track and field invite in Omaha on May 23-24. Swedberg finished in fifth place, earning a medal, in the discus with a...
  • Coach Thurin’s ‘Gatorade bath’ makes it on America’s Funniest Home Videos

    In his 48 years of coaching high school and college basketball, North Platte Community College Lady Knights basketball coach Dick Thurin never imagined that he would gain national recognition for a play he never even saw coming. It was March 2013. Caught ...
  • Youth selected for Cornhusker Boys/Girls State

    Area youth will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys and Girls State June 1-7 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus. The annual citizenship program, sponsored b...
  • Students named to PCHS honor roll

    Perkins County High  School is pleased to announce the students named to the fourth quarter and semester honor rolls. Fourth QuarterAll A’s Honor Roll Kaitlyn Gamble, Claire Maaliao, Amanda Reichert, Hannah Beck, Kaleb Gaar, Kendra Hoffert, Dylan Malmk...
  • College Notes

    Swedberg member of concert choir Lane Swedberg of Wallace performed in the concert choir, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at the Chadron Arts Center. The Chadron State College Concert Choir presented a program of six centuries of choral music beginning with 1...
  • Nebraska NRCS provides assistance to farmers and ranchers in drought areas

    Financial and technical assistance available through Drought Recovery Initiative. Craig Derickson, state conservationist of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that NRCS has assistance available for farmers and ranchers in southwest ...
  • 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska “last call” for ticket sales

    Following months & months of preparation for the 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska, organizers are putting the finishing touches on this premier event to be held in the Panhandle of Nebraska June 6-7. With only weeks until the opening ceremonies for...
  • Two seniors receive 4-H Foundation scholarships

    The Perkins County 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce Rebecca Cornelius and Elizabeth Krajewski as recipients of its 2014 scholarships. Rebecca is the daughter of David and Robin Cornelius of rural Madrid. Elizabeth is the daughter of Chuck and Linda ...
  • EPA waters rule bad for farmers, ranchers

    By Steve NelsonNebraska Farm Bureau President Remember the movie ‘Groundhog Day’; the one where Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman assigned to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania? The twist being Murray’s character beco...
  • District horse shows to begin soon

    Nebraska horse riders will compete June 9-14 in University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H District Horse Shows. Riders awarded blue and purple ribbons at district shows qualify and automatically will be entered into state classes at the 2014 4-H Horse ...
  • Memorial Day services announced

    By Jan RahnTribune Staff Memorial Day ceremonies have been set in communities along the Highline to honor the war dead as Americans give tribute on Monday, May 26. Services are set at each of the cemeteries from Venango on east to Wallace, including Gran...