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  • 55 units collected at recent bloodmobile

    The Grant Red Cross Bloodmobile drive was held at New Life Fellowship Church on Friday, Sept. 23. There were 55 units donated, just five short of the 60-unit goal. It was a good turnout considering how busy the farming community is right now. The followin...
  • Cub scouts collect for food pantry

    Cub Scout Pack #160 collected over 200 bags of groceries for the Perkins County Food Pantry on Oct. 1.  Pictured are the scouts who helped. (Front Row, l-r): Colson Uehling, Casey Uehling, Caleb Costrini, Will Long, Ethan Sihm, Kable Wykert, Gavin Smit...
  • Westview residents see “The Help”

    Westview Retirement Community residents on Sunday, Oct. 9, enjoyed a trip to Ogallala to see the movie, “The Help” at the Prairie Theatre.    Several people had read the book and were glad for a chance to see the movie.   The movie was about detail...
  • Coincidence reunites college roommates after 76 years

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff When Ruth Morehead joined Marjory Hayford, both 94,  in a room at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, little did they know at the time they were experiencing a reunion. The two would soon come to realize that they had ...
  • Lions Mobile Screening Unit changes lives

      “You are a really dumb student!” “This was the comment made to me by my fourth grade teacher a couple of years ago. I was convinced that I was a pretty worthless stupid person in school. Now, since I went through the Lions Mobile Screening Un...
  • It’s fire prevention week—learn these fast facts about fire

    2011 Fire Prevention Week tips from the National Fire Prevention Association. Home Fires •  One home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009. • On average, seven people died in home fires every day. Adults 65 and over face the highest...
  • Our community's history...Venango wins over rival school Arthur

    One Year AgoOctober 7, 2010 Perkins County Schools received emergency kits from the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department. Sheriff Brueggeman graduated from the National Sheriff’s Institute. The hospital received a new bone density scanner. Ten ...
  • Homecoming Highlights

    The cancellation of the Homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 7 did not deter Perkins County students from celebrating all week with dress-up days and games. Being low in numbers, Morrill forfeited the football game set for Friday night, so royalty was an...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Oct. 13-21Note:  all times listed are MountainThursday, Oct. 132:30 p.m.    Early dismissal for grades 9-123 p.m.    D-5 district cross country at Grant3 p.m.    SPVA volleyball tournament @ Hershey (Perkins County vs. North Platte St. Pats)Fri...
  • Wallace royalty chosen

      Seniors Eric Koop and Emily Hasenauer were crowned 2011 Wallace Homecoming King and Queen Friday Oct 7. (Photo by Stefanie McCain)...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Just stay the course

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director As Bo would say, “I stayed the course.” The Husker-Ohio State game last weekend, if you were a Husker fan, was a hard one to watch during the first half and exciting in the fourth quarter. I had almost...
  • Runners fight gale force winds

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Fighting wind strong enough to nearly knock spectators off their feet, Perkins County runners, along with teams from North Platte St. Pat’s, Maxwell, Chase County, Sutherland and South Platte competed at Pheasant Run Go...
  • Lady Plainsmen defeat Lady Longhorns in homecoming game

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff After a brief slump, the Lady Plainsmen came back with a vengeance, defeating rival Chase County Longhorns in three sets for Perkins County’s homecoming game Thursday, Oct. 6. With a bit of a shaky start, the Plainsmen fo...
  • Wildcat game called for lightning

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The upset-minded Wildcats were looking forward to the challenge of taking on the undefeated Hayes Center Cardinals for their homecoming game. The coaches felt like the team had put in their best week of practice and that...
  • A winning week for the Wildcats

      By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled to Big Springs on Thursday, Oct. 6 to play the South Platte Knights.  The Lady Cats were ready to play and won decisively in straight sets 25-15, 25-19, and 25-22. When asked about the ga...
  • Bowling News

    Week of Oct. 6 High Game: Nadine Beam, 202; Ashley Schwartzkopf, 186; Sue Baker, 179. High Series: Ashley Schwartzkopf, 501; Cody Fenwick, 493; Laurie Fagular, 484. USBC Awards: Vicki Kapp, 175 game; Diane Larimer, 150 game and 400 series; Nadine Beam, 20...
  • ‘Haunted Hoops’ basketball clinic is Oct. 30

    Clinic is hosted by NPCC Knights men’s basketball team The North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team will host “Haunted Hoops” youth basketball clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. CT on Sunday, Oct. 30, in the South Campus gymnasium. “Ha...
  • Physicians warn about sports injuries landing kids in the ER

    As another school year begins, the nation’s emergency physicians are urging students, parents, teachers and coaches to promote safety, specifically when it comes to school athletics. The most common sports-related injuries in children range from sprains...
  • Radon Awareness Week

    Oct. 17-24 is Federal Radon Action Week according to The Surgeon General. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for...
  • A focus on breast cancer in October

    By James Martin, Jr, MDThe American Congress of  Obstetricians and Gynecologists Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. It’s not surprising that a diagnosis of this disease is a fear many women share. How...