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  • PC ag teacher selected for national award

    Doug Babbitt, agricultural educator at Perkins County Schools in Grant. has been selected for a Teachers Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). The Teachers Turn the Key (TTTK) award is a national scholarship p...
  • Perkins County student experiences China

    By Mary PierceKeith County News As far apart as they live, as  different as their homes and schools are, and as varied as their clothing fashions, Christian Miyamoto discovered teenagers living in China are much like himself and his friends. They have g...
  • FFA hosts fun competitions at fair

    The Perkins County FFA hosted their annual Farm Olympics and corn-eating contest at the Perkins County Fair Saturday night, July 30. Above: Farm Olympics finalists Jon Lyon (left) and Riley Kosmicki attempt to sabotage each other’s chances in the comp...
  • College Notes

    Barkley on UNK Dean’s List Evan Barkley of Grant earned a place on the Deans’ List for the spring semester at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. To earn a place on the Deans’ List, UNK students must complete 12 credit hours, or more, with a 3.5...
  • ACT dates, deadlines set

    Registration deadlines and test dates have been announced for the ACT test for the years 2011-2012. The registration date corresponding with test dates are as follows: Aug. 12/ Sept. 10; Sept. 16/Oct. 22; Nov. 4/Dec. 10; Jan. 13/Feb. 11; March 9/April 14;...
  • Keep children safe as they return to school

    With summer ending and the start of school just around the corner, drivers need to do their part to keep children safe as they walk and bike to school. Whether taking children to school or just driving through a school zone, drivers can do their part to k...
  • Back-to-school list should include Social Security

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager If your son or daughter is a high school student turning 18, you’ve probably spent some time shopping for school supplies and the latest fashions, working out the schedule for the academic year, maybe even...
  • Swimmers end season with state competition

    State Swim Results Charles Johnson:11 & 12 Boys 100 Free Style, 6th place; 11 & 12 Boys 50 Breaststroke, 1st place and 11 & 12 Boys 50 Short Freestyle, 6th place. Michael Dreiling: 15-18 boys 100 Freestyle,9th place; 15-18 Boys 50 Breaststro...
  • Two new assistant directors join NSAA

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) has hired Nathan Neuhaus and Jon Dolliver as assistant directors. Neuhaus, most recently the recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (2005-11) will handle fo...
  • Locals serve as marshals at Colorado tournament

    Four local women, (l-r): Rhonda Kroeker, Norma Hamm, Mary Kent and Hazley (Hamm) Sutter served as marshals at the 2011 Women’s Open Golf Tournament held July 6-10 at the Broadmoor Country Club in Colorado Springs. Kent and Kroeker were at Hole 11 and ...
  • Mealtime Makovers...Strawberries and pretzels

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff As we approach August, my second round of strawberries are beginning to bloom and I am trying to work in the time to pick and freeze those gorgeous red berries. I get so frustrated when I go to pick  them and there are sev...
  • What's Up...There’s nothing like star gazing

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Who doesn’t enjoy a good party? I have just returned from one of the best, the annual Nebraska Star Party held in north-central Nebraska. Merritt Reservoir, near Valentine, Nebraska, has the darkest skies in the st...
  • Cogitation...Golden Hours at Golden Ours

    By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of new monthly columns by Jo McCormick. She will share personal writings from her experiences as activities director for many years at Golden Ours and as a resident of Perkins ...
  • Leann Rimes at the State Fair Sept. 2

    The Nebraska State Fair is proud to announce the addition of LeAnn Rimes to the entertainment line-up at this year’s event. According to State Fair special events coordinator, Chelsey Jungck, “LeAnn will be performing Friday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Th...
  • If it’s not .gov, it’s not Social Security

    By Laurie JonesS. S. District Manager When you go on a road trip, you need to follow the signs to arrive at the right place. Going online can be very much the same. Look for the “.gov” at the end of the web address–if it isn’t .gov, it isn’t t...
  • TOPS shares healthy eating tips for travelers

    Traveling can be exciting and a chance to get away from the hustle of the real world, but it also can derail a person’s healthy routines. People may become relaxed with their nutrition selections or think that it’s too much effort to exercise. With n...
  • Poets Corner...Flying Miracles

    There were four of themPlaying hide and seek in the soft, white clouds,Four black buzzardsEntertaining me,With big black wings extended,They floated lazily in the warm morning sun.A small meadlowlark sat on the eave of my roof,His little head turning, t...
  • Born again... a children's sermon

    By Larry H. HargerAuthor, “So Children Will Know God” You may have heard ministers, preachers or even individuals say we must be born again. Even Jesus in the Bible said we must be born again. The followers of Jesus did not know what He meant by bein...
  • Sorry if you missed it

    Now that I can catch my breath a little.....it’s nice to reflect back on the Perkins County Fair. While caught up in the midst of it, all I did was complain about the heat. Well, we all survived, and as far as I know, so did the animals. It was miserab...
  • Pulpit Relfections...Who do you rely on?

    By Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie In Romans 8 Paul affirms that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord. I wonder how often we simply don’t pay attention to that statement? We live in a part of ...