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  • Perkins County officials attended conference in Kearney

    Five Perkins County officials attended a two-and-one half day conference in Kearney on Dec. 14-16. The annual conference, attended by approximately 800 county officials and employees, is part of a continuing education and leadership development series sp...
  • Elsie/Madrid Community Blood drive held Dec. 20

    The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive that was held Dec. 20 surpassed its goal according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The Elsie United Methodist Women served lunch and cookies. Donors reaching their milestone gallon marks were: Ma...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Perfect Party Pinwheels By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Now that Christmas is over, we are all rushing around trying to prepare for the new year! Not that any of us are ready for another year, right? When I sit back and think about what all happened ...
  • What's Up

    Be patient in night viewing By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Okay, you got that bright, shiny, new telescope for Christmas. You have had it out of the box and on the tripod in the living room, and you have wondered where all those little round eye...
  • Hints for Health

    Advice for shoveling snow By Perkins County Health Services Staff With winter around the corner it’s time to start thinking about dreaded snow storms and the sometimes daunting task of shoveling your sidewalks. As you know, snow shoveling is a repetit...
  • New book tells tale of searching Sandhill crane

    Children and crane watchers of all ages will enjoy the fictional tale of one Sandhill crane’s search for his lost mate during migration on the Platte River in the recently published “Have You Seen Mary?” The 44-page hardcover book was written by NEB...
  • Nebraska online filing system for corporations begins

    Users can now file a large variety of documents online with the Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office through the new Corporate and Business Document eDelivery System. At this time, the system is being offered for documents of corporations only, includin...
  • Health risk factor data available to public

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is making health risk factor data available to researchers and members of the public through an online web query system on its website. “This new query system is the first to be developed by the DHHS ...
  • NDA sponsors ninth annual poster contest

    Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the opening of the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska Poster Contest. Entering its ninth year in 2012, the contest is open to all Nebraska youth in the first through sixth grades....
  • National changes affect local TV station

    Due to agreements determined by FOX Broadcast and its affiliates, many residents will experience a change in their local FOX station. Residents who currently see local FOX programming from Denver affiliate KDVR will soon be seeing a new local FOX station....
  • Master Gardener training starts Jan. 24

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Master Gardener training in North Platte, starts Tuesday, January 24. This series of horticulture programs will start at 6 p.m.,  CT, Jan. 24, at the UNL Lincoln-McPherson County Extension Office, 348 W. State...
  • Social Security resolutions

    By Laurie JonesS. S. District Manager Happy 2012 from Social Security! With the new year, many people put together lists of goals and resolutions. Allow us to share with you some new year’s resolutions that you may find worth keeping. Think about retir...
  • Trees and shrubs require special care in winter

    Winter’s heavy snow and ice, as well as frozen soil conditions, can damage cherished trees and shrubs in suburban landscapes. Even areas without major snowfall experience high winds and huge fluctuations in temperatures during winter. But homeowners can...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Retro Air Jordans a steal at $180 a pair By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director I am not a patient shopper be it at Christmastime or any other time.  I can’t stand crowds in stores and have this fear of dying from multiple shopping carts fil...
  • Plainsmen fall by one in Indian battle

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Guard Garrett Folchert  made the most of a fourth quarter one-and-one opportunity, hitting both free throws to give the Indians a 39-38 win over the Plainsmen in Ogallala last Tuesday (Dec. 20) night. Taylor Boldt pu...
  • Halftime lead doesn’t last for Lady Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Lady Plainsmen snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory last Tuesday night in Ogallala (Dec. 20), surrendering an 11-1 opening advantage and a 35-30 lead with 6:58 left to a 17-0 run that allowed the Lady Indians ...
  • NPSP Lady Irish blow past Lady Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Shelby Alberry and Candice  Shelton wore paint off the foul line and Mandy O’Malley hit a three pointer in every quarter to blow the North Platte St. Patrick’s Lady Irish past Perkins County, 61-39 last Thursday af...
  • Wallace Lady Wildcats victorious heading into Christmas vacation

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer On Tuesday night, Dec. 20, the Lady Cats traveled to Curtis to face the Medicine Valley Raiders. In the first quarter it was clear that the Ladies were ready to battle, outscoring their opponents 19-7.  The second quarter w...
  • Wildcats start strong, falter in final game

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled to Curtis to take on the Medicine Valley Raiders for their final game of 2011. Wallace did a much better job of starting the game strong, they started the game firing on all cylinders. An inj...
  • Wallace students present Christmas concert

    Taylor Doell, Tannor Clough and Justin Koop perform in the band. John Paul Lempke and Laiken Brooks accompany the high school chorus on the piano. In “The Legend of the Poinsettia,” Natalie Rosentrater (left) portrays Alicia and Hannah Sul...