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  • West Nile Virus positive human case in SWNPHD health district

    A human case of West Nile Virus has been reported in the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) health district according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. A mosquito pool in Chase County also tested positive for West ...
  • PCS to start Aug. 15

    By Jan Rahn, Tribune Staff Summer vacation will end for students in Perkins County on Friday, Aug. 15 rather than Aug. 13, as originaly planned.Because construction is underway on a new addition at the high school in Grant, the facility has been without p...
  • Wallace School starts next Thursday, Aug. 14

    By Jan Rahn, Tribune StaffWallace students will fill the halls of school on Thursday, Aug 14. The 2014-15 term gets underway at 8 a.m. that morning and dismissal will  be at 3:40 p.m. Those times become the regular hours throughout the school year except...
  • College Notes

    Snyder earns degree from UNK Michelle Snyder of Grant will join more than 200 graduates and undergraduates receiving diplomas at the University of Nebraska at Kearney commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at the Nebraskan Student Union.In all,...
  • New vet staying busy, having active year

      By Tim Linscott, EditorIt has been a very busy six months for Nicole Hendricks.In April she and Chad Hendricks wed and then shortly thereafter moved to Wallace.In July she started as the new small animal vet at Perkins County Vet Hospital.“It has ...
  • Grant Pharmacy has new look

    By Jan TahnTribune StaffTwo Imperial natives who bought the Grant Pharmacy just over a year ago have continued to grow their business and have made some cosmetic changes since last fall.Although delayed beyond the target date for completion,  there’s n...
  • Annual West Central Crops and Water Field Day planned

    Water is one of Nebraska’s most valuable natural resources. This Field Day offers a unique opportunity for farmers and policy makers to learn and see irrigation practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintain or increase crop production whi...
  • Free farm and ranch clinic offered

    Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a free clinic. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The Farm Finance clinic offers a chance to meet with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. These clinic s...
  • Why no vote?

    Dear Editor: The Madrid facility has outlived its usefulness having been built in 1921. However, the Grant high school that was built in 1918 is still very usable and necessary. It goes to show you if you keep up an old building it will stay usable. We we...
  • Fair fun 2014

      Above: Jordin Lenhart and her goat Freddie appear to be two shy kids at the Perkins County Fair as they are interviewed by large livestock judge Nick Ketzner of Bird City, Kan. Right: Connor Einspahr is all smiles during the annual Mutton Bustin...
  • Historic Hollywood car in Grant Friday

      By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor A piece of Hollywood history will be on display this Friday night, Aug. 1, in Grant as part of the third annual Cruise Night. One of the last remaining original ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ cars, a 1980 Trans-A...
  • Fair exhibits up in 2014

      By Tim Lincott, Managing Editor The 2014 Perkins County Fair is in the books for another year and this year kept the momentum growing from previous years. Debbie Kuenning, University of Nebraska Extension Educator, explained that there was an in...
  • Budget for new year lining up

    City looking at several projects By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor by tim linscottmanaging editorWith the budget year a few months off, it never hurts to begin discussing the future, according to Grant city officials.Grant City Council meeting city admin...
  • Blood drive surpasses goal

      The American Red Cross held the Elsie/Madrid blood drive on Friday, July 11, at the United Methodist Church in Elsie. The Elsie Legion Auxiliary served sandwiches, chips, and cookies to those donating.The blood drive surpassed its goal according to ...
  • Great response at Grant blood drive

      The Grant Red Cross Bloodmobile drive was held July 8 at the New Life Fellowship Church. Response to the drive was exceptional with 72 units being collected. First-time donor was Vance Kirkpatrick. The Mennonite Ladies provided and served lunch alon...
  • Styskal honored for pageant work

    Brenda Styskal was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year for the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Pageant. Styskal said she was very honored to be nominated for the award by Sally Haythorn who serves as the pageant director for Miss Lake McConaughy/Miss H...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Scarlet Chapeau and Westview news Ten Red Hat ladies enjoyed a wonderful meal in North Platte on July 17. After lunch, coffee and a lively chat they traveled to the antique village, hidden in the canyons south of North Platte with beautiful hills surroun...
  • Food and fun at Adams BBQ

      Adams Bank and Trust sponsored a barbecue on Wednesday, July 23, with over 245 people served. Helping grill up hot dogs and hamburgers were, from left to right, Lisa Schmitt, Dave Vapenik and Michaela Potts. (Photo by Tm Linscott)...
  • Perkins County Fair 2014 4-H results

    BEEF SHOW RESULTS Awards/Sponsors1st Place Junior Showmanship: Trey Robertson. Award sponsor: Aerni Land & Cattle.1st Place Intermediate Showmanship: Tanner Burge. Award sponsor: Aerni Land & Cattle. 1st Place Senior Showmanship: Dillon Koop. Awa...
  • 4-H members practice livestock judging skills

      (l-r): 4-H Council member Jen Koop, 4-H members Dillon Koop, Rebecca Cornelius and Garret Pollard participate in livestock judging at the Perkins County Fair. (Photo by Tim Linscott)...