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  • State senators address robocalls, taxes

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service LINCOLN—This week, state senators debated bills that address robocalls, sexually transmitted diseases and alcohol compliance checks. In public hearings, they heard testimony about taxes and foster care reform. ...
  • USDA Rural Development offers grants that promote business in rural areas

    USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program. RBEG’s are available to public bodies, non-profit entities and Indian Tribes who desire to finance and facilitate the development of small and emergin...
  • Bill would provide aid to struggling schools

    By Christine ScaloraNebraska News Service One state lawmaker wants to give schools that don’t make the grade help through an intervention team, after a thorough statewide assessment is conducted to hold schools accountable.    Omaha Sen. Brenda Counc...
  • City selects new quadrant for nuisance abatement

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The first new business item on the agenda at last week’s regular city council meeting was a presentation by the city’s nuisance abatement officer, Karl Elmshaeuser of West Central Nebraska Development District. Following Elm...
  • Members appointed to serve on Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor One new member has been appointed, a current member reappointed, and a member-at-large selected to serve the Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board. Shawn Stutzman of Venango will serve  District III as the new member....
  • Our Community's History

    P.C. Sheriff Shalla will not tolerate poor driving One Year AgoJanuary 27, 2011 Starting a new business in screen printing was “kind of a fluke” according to Ashleigh Noyes who owns Studio Designs (formerly Locker Room) with her husband, Jason. The c...
  • Grant Housing achieves smoke free designation

    Grant Housing Agency has achieved Smoke Free designation on a majority of their buildings. Housing Director Debbie Barkley has worked diligently to provide this opportunity for tenants with the goal of 100 percent apartments smoke free in the future. ...
  • Westview residents learn about cattle trail

    Westview Retirement Community residents were treated to a presentation about the Western Cattle Trail, also known as the Texas Trail, by Ted Tietjen on Thursday, Jan. 26. They were fascinated with the history, learning that some of their homesteads were...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    It should be a super game By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This coming weekend the Super Bowl will be played.  It is no doubt the biggest show in the world of professional sports. Football has replaced baseball as the national pastime an...
  • Plainsmen down Colorado team

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Four fourth quarter free  throws apiece from Alex Johnston and Quinton Hite ended a three-pointer shootout in Perkins County’s favor, as the Plainsmen beat (a team not named “Maxwell”) the Sedgwick County Couga...
  • Lady Plainsmen rout Lady Cougars

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Starting forward Shania  Metcalf battered the backboard for eight first quarter points and an early 16-1 run propelled the Lady Plainsmen past the Sedgwick County Lady Cougars 61-37 Friday night in Julesburg. Shania ...
  • Wrestlers take to road for back-to-back tourneys

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County wrestlers spent hours on the road last weekend, attending tournaments in Curtis on Friday, Jan. 27 and in Mitchell on Saturday, Jan. 28. The back-to-back competitions were separated by over 240 miles of highway...
  • Wallace Wildcats fall to Paxton Tigers in RPAC conference action

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wildcats made their  way to Paxton Friday night for their second game in the RPAC tournament. Wallace faced off with Hitchcock County in round two, experiencing similar situations as in the first RPAC game; close, but...
  • Lady Cats go toe to toe with Tigers

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer Thursday, the Wildcats traveled to Paxton for their second round of the RPAC tournament. The Lady Cats had to face the Paxton Tigers for the third time this season. The Lady Cats took the court with confidence. They pushed t...
  • Bowling News

    Week of Jan. 19Bowling Bags High Game: Diane Larimer, 195; Charlette Hood, 195; Starla Stetson, 193. High Series: Michele Cutler, 505; Lori Wortman, 480; Bernie DeForest, 471....
  • Game and Parks has safety tips for goose hunters

    With goose hunters going out in force this winter and spring, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has the following safety reminders: • Dress in layers to stay warm. • Be aware of the symptoms of hypothermia, which can affect your judgment and abil...
  • Twelve hunting-related incidents reported to Game & Parks in 2011

    Twelve hunting-related incidents were reported to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 2011. Two of those incidents each resulted in the death of one person. Seven incidents involved the discharge of a shotgun, three involved the discharge of a rifle...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Tried and true is best By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist If you haven’t heard yet, but I assume most people have, my husband and I are expecting. During my first trimester, my poor family probably thought they were in a famine, living on mac and chee...
  • Ladies retreat to feature speaker, recording artist

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “Jesus–the song in my  heart” is the theme of the annual Imperial Bible Church Ladies Retreat Feb. 18. In keeping with that theme, women’s speaker and inspirational “Top 10” recording artist Ginger Miller...
  • What's Up

    No way to speed up winter By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Tomorrow, Feb. 2, is Groundhog Day. The day set aside to see if the prognosticating rodent in Punxsutawney, Penn., can determine how many more weeks of winter there will be. Feb. 2 is one o...