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  • NRCS accepting applications for EQIP

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently accepting applications for the conservation program, EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentive Program). “Ranking of the applications could happen shortly after the fiscal year begins,” said Claudia ...
  • Range meeting to explore impact of past management

    Ever wondered how conservation and past land management have impacted grazing lands? Is anyone interested in re-vegetation techniques? Or is there an interest in range management and the application of conservation practices grazing lands? Then join the N...
  • Nebraska Game and Parks warns about rural road safety

    LINCOLN (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is reminding hunters to drive the state’s rural roads with care. The commission issued a statement warning that tall corn can hamper visibility at intersections. Officials say drivers can expect to...
  • Another Perspective....“Ella Marie” takes on unique meaning

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Summertime brought a fun visit from Australian relatives that was indeed intriguing. I attempted to prepare my grandchildren for the accent they could expect from our anticipated company. I showed them pictures of the kids on...
  • Pankonin selected to fill vacated seat for District 2 Commissioner

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A panel of three Perkins County officials voted unanimously to place Leon Pankonin in a vacant commissioner seat. He will complete the term of Dave Hoffert who resigned after nine months in the position. “Thank you to the ...
  • Tax rate up three cents in city’s newly adopted $3.8 million budget

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council approved their new fiscal year budget for 2011-12 on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the amount of approximately $3.8 million. Council gave the go-ahead on the figure, which is an increase over last year’s budget of ...
  • Improvements at hospital made with grant funds

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A $230,832 grant awarded to Perkins County Health Services is covering the cost for installation of new windows, new doors, and new lighting around the nurses station. According to Chief Financial Officer Tiffany Weber, who ...
  • Employee unhurt in FVC grain bin accident in Imperial

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop’s general manager believes a strict adherence to procedures and extensive training resulted in a positive outcome of what could have been a devastating grain bin accident Tuesday morning, Sept....
  • Members of South Platte United Chamber gather in Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Nearly 20 members of the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce (SPUCC) gathered in Grant last week—some of those members traveling halfway across the state. Perkins County joined SPUCC in October 2010, and as recent host...
  • Local donations down in national food drive

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Grant USDA Service Center and the Natural Resources Conservation Service  supported the “Feds Feed Families” national food drive by contributing 28 pounds of food to the cause. Led by the Office of Personnel Management,...
  • Airport’s future discussed by council at recent meeting

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The future of the Grant Municipal Airport was discussed by Grant City Council members at their regular meeting on Sept. 13. • Council terminated the contract of the current airport manager at their previous meeting due to budg...
  • Anniversaries celebrated at senior center

    Two couples celebrated anniversaries at the Perkins County Senior Center this month. Darlene and Bernard Kuskie (above) will be married 60 years on the 30th and Kathy and Darrell Pierce (below) celebrated their 48th on Sept. 1. (Photos by Shari Friedel)...
  • Madrid receives bin for recycling

    Thanks to funding from the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, the Nebraska Environmental Trust and US Recycling, one household, two cardboard and two steel recycle bins have been placed for public use. Mad...
  • Vigil held for Corrie Wood

    Approximately 30 attended a candlelight vigil at the Perkins  County Fairgrounds Saturday night for Corrie Wood whose murder three years ago goes unsolved. A meal, music and mementos made the evening special for family and friends who gathered in tribu...
  • Skating rink holds “football night”

    In honor of the football season, Six Aces Roller Rink held a “Football Night” on Sept. 17.  Skaters were encouraged to dress as their favorite football player or cheerleader.  Tickets were sold prior to the evening for a festive tailgate-type affa...
  • Memories made at Wallace Fall Festival

                                                        Travis Pore rides on an Elsie Fire Truck. (Photos by Nora Jameson) Serving as Grand Marshals were Gordie and Darlene Swanson during the parade at Wa...
  • Elsie/Madrid blood drive reaches goal

    The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive that was held Sept. 14 reached its goal that was set by the American Red Cross according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. Dedicated donors braved the dreary weather conditions to help make the day ...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Programs gone wild

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director It wasn’t that long ago that the U, the mighty Miami University, was linked in sentences that also had the words “death penalty” somewhere in them.  But the NCAA didn’t do that, and I didn’t thin...
  • Prante’s 202 rush yards, 4TDs blast Plainsmen past Sailors 53-6

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer SUTHERLAND—Brody Prante broke loose for 202 rushing yards and four touchdowns as his Plainsmen crushed the Sailors, 53-7 Friday night in Sutherland.   Prante burned Sutherland for a 61-yard run and a 30-yard touchdow...
  • Lady Plainsmen second at Bridgeport tourney

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County volleyball team traveled to Bridgeport for tournament with Bridgeport, Leyton, Perkins County and Bayard. The girls finished second, with their only loss to Bridgeport. Bridgeport was first, winning all their m...