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  • MPCC’s Dual Credit Program hits its stride

    When Mid-Plains Community College began offering dual credit classes to high school students in 2004, area Dean of Career Services Bill Eakins referred to them as “the wave of the future.” Turns out he was right. In the past seven years, MPCC’s Dual...
  • Get a career on the fast track with MPCC’s logistics certificate

    Want to keep a career in logistics moving at a quick pace? Mid-Plains Community College offers an accelerated path to earning a logistics certificate in just 10 months. The logistics field includes industries providing transportation of passengers and car...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Just in time

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff You just can’t beat taking a necessary trip and returning home with good news and great recipes! On a recent, quick trip to Colorado to help my father-in-law after his release from the hospital, I met some wonderful frien...
  • What's Up...Check out a few small ones

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer We have been looking at the large constellations and some of the other “big boys” of the astronomical world, how about if we shift to a few of the smallest. These three won’t be too difficult to find, they are ...
  • September is National Preparedness Month

    Eighth Annual National Preparedness Month in September: “A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare,” encourages Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign, in partnership w...
  • Living history on tap at Fort Kearny Park

    Fort Kearny State Historical Park will host a Labor Day weekend of living history Sept. 3-5, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. There will be a variety of demonstrations, including wood carving, in the soldiers’ camp, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m...
  • ‘EntreLeadership’ simulcast set for Sept. 30

    The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise and Parkview Community Church in North Platte will host Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership one-day simulcast from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on Friday, Sept. 30. During the event, Ramsey will present practical, “nuts and bo...
  • PBS Kids encourages kids to learn while they laugh

    Where else but on PBS and NET Television can you find a talking dog, dinosaurs who travel by train, a curious monkey and a cat in a striped hat who knows a lot about that? While Nebraska kids head back to school this fall, PBS Kids and NET Television are...
  • Cattle on stalks may not be the best option this year

    A common practice for many producers is to graze cornstalks in the fall and feed hay in the winter and spring until it’s time to go out to grass again. But is this traditional method of feeding going to be the best option this year? A feature article in...
  • Vendors to promote ethanol at State Fair

    The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Ethanol Board are partnering at the 142nd Nebraska State Fair to promote ethanol and flex fuel vehicles. Friday, Aug. 26 marked the beginning of the Nebraska State Fair and vendor booths from each agency will be set up...
  • UNL’s mobile beef lab takes science on the road

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will be taking science on the road, teaching concepts of biology using rumen-fistulated animals, with its Mobile Beef Labs. “Experiencing the lab will teach students science principles by learning about the rumin...
  • God’s ways are not always our ways

    By Pastor Ronald E. KrauseZion Lutheran Church, Grant In Romans chapter 12, Paul describes to us what the Christian’s attitude should be toward others–both fellow believers and those outside of the faith. And we all know that what he says is good and...
  • A few jitters on the first day

    Kindergarten teacher Sandy Prante chats with Aubrey Mullanix while leading the class to their new room at Perkins County Elementary on the first day of school Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Photos by Ashleigh Noyes) Ella Uehling isn’t sure she wants to let...
  • Water main replacement underway along Washington Avenue

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Residents along Washington  Avenue in Grant were surprised to find piles of bright blue pipe along the curb last week. Work began on replacing the water main from 1st Street through 8th Street. The subject of the necessary p...
  • Madrid is the place to be for fun Saturday

    This Saturday, Aug. 27, is Madrid Day, and the entire community is invited to enjoy a full day of events that kick off with a flea market and parade, ending with a street dance. Food will be available throughout the day and there will be entertainment for...
  • Chamber presents First Dollar plaques to new members

    Several Chamber members gathered to support and honor recipients of a First Dollar plaque. Grant Family Restaurant (above) and Double L Farm (below) were presented the awards following the monthly meeting of Chamber on Aug. 18. (Front, l-r): Donna Mayer...
  • New experience awaits youngsters attending public preschool at Perkins County Elementary

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor It’s probably a toss up who’s more excited about preschool—the brand new preschoolers or the teachers. Just walk into the classroom and enthusiasm radiates throughout. Connie Mahnken leads the classroom along with help ...
  • Purchasing souvenir stock certificate will help support 125th

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Residents can play a big role in supporting Perkins County’s 125th anniversary coming in 2012. Souvenir stock certificates are being sold for $10 each as a fundraising effort so the anniversary committee can begin planning ev...
  • Our Community’s History

    By A. Noyes Tribune Staff End to running raw sewage One Year AgoAugust 19, 2010 Perkins County FFA students enhanced the entrance to the Perkins County Elementary School in Madrid. The First Annual “Beat the Heat” Triathalon was held at the Grant C...
  • Water/lotto figures released

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Figures were released to Grant City Council for use of water and gaming taking place during the month of July. •  Water: During July, 762,700 more gallons of water were used than during the month of June. During July resident...