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  • PCHS student awarded Wesleyan scholarship

      Art projects of five Perkins County students submitted to Nebraska Wesleyan’s third annual juried art exhibition, “Bridge,” were accepted for the show, and displayed Jan. 22-Feb. 5 at Elder Gallery at the Rogers Center for Fine Arts on the Neb...
  • February’s senior of the month is Trevor Lee

    Trevor Lee of Madrid has been selected as February’s Senior of the Month. He is the son of Jay and Dana Lee. Lee describes himself as a very active person who likes trying new things and meeting new people, and has proved this with his participation in ...
  • PC speakers medal at North Platte High

    Competing with over 900 students from 28 schools spanning the entire state (Scottsbluff to Norfolk), half of the Perkins County High School speech team competed in the 33rd annual North Platte High School Blue and Gold Speech Meet.   The meet is held on ...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Thursday, Feb. 16 - Wednesday, Feb. 23(All Times Mountain)Thursday, Feb. 162 p.m.    Boys varsity state wrestling meet (Omaha)7 p.m.    Girls varsity basketball subs at Gering (finals)Friday, Feb. 17Cheerleader Parents Night12 p.m.    Boys varsit...
  • Wallace vocal students participate in RPAC choir

    The RPAC conference choir clinic was held Feb. 6 at the Wallace school. Students from seven schools made up the mass choir of nearly 200. Participating schools were Dundy County, Hitchcock County, Hayes Center, Maywood, Paxton, Wauntea-Palisade and Wallac...
  • College Notes

    Schmitt to travel with Concordia symphonic band The University Symphonic Band from Concordia University. Will cross the upper midwest on a five-day tour Feb. 29-Mar. 4. The band will begin in Nebraska and stop in South Dakota and Minnesota. Sarah  Schmi...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    This dessert won’t last By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist I always get a little overwhelmed when we go out of town for the weekend. We went to Denver this past weekend and actually have extended our stay and are still here. Trying to be where we need...
  • What's Up

    It’s a quiet winter sky By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Not much happening astronomically speaking this week. Venus and Jupiter are still the brightest things in the southwestern sky after sunset, and the moon is setting near sunrise. Next week ...
  • Shaun's Thoughts

    Are you listening? By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Remember when your parents were lecturing you on the rules for taking the car for a spin? Dad would put his face in front of yours and say, “Are you listening?” Of course you would sa...
  • ER doctors see alarming increase in synthetic drug use

    The nation’s emergency physicians are seeing an alarming increase in the amount of patients being treated in emergency departments for synthetic (or chemically enhanced) drug use. For example, in 2010, there were a little fewer than 2,900 calls to poiso...
  • Tri City Street rods auto exhibition planned for Feb. 18-19

    Fonner Park and Grand Island welcome the Tri City Street Rods for the 39th Annual Auto Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19. The new exhibition building at Fonner Park has become the new home for this show as exhibitors showcase their vehicl...
  • We Hear You America/Readers Digest.Com

    Readers Digest is sponsoring a contest in which towns that enter can receive some of what must be “their excess money.” There are no strings attached. The town of Grant is entered and all that is needed are a lot of votes. This can easily be done by l...
  • Unleashing your mind from technology overload in 2012

    By Mark UnderwoodNeuroscience Researcher In 2012, resolve to use technology as a tool to help run your life rather than being overrun by technology. Have you ever thought that you live in a world where you feel constantly distracted? Do you feel stuck in...
  • 88th annual Tharp machinery sale set for next Tuesday

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Machinery is appearing on site, and auctioneers and volunteers are gearing up for the 88th annual Tharp Sale set for next Tuesday, Feb. 21 south of Grant. The sale starts at 9 a.m., with the expectation that vehicles from Nebr...
  • Cornhusker Economics scheduled in North Platte

    The seventh annual Cornhusker Economics Conference will focus on the ag outlook and management decisions for farmers and ranchers at five locations across the state in late February and early March. The conference to be held in North Platte is offered by ...
  • NRD hearing on pooling, transfer rule changes Monday

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican With little fanfare Monday, board members of the Upper Republican Natural Resources (URNRD) approved the proposed changes in rules governing pooling and transfers. The board conducted a public hearing on the propose...
  • Crop consultant program offered in Gothenburg

    UNL Extension, in cooperation with Monsanto, is offering a one day training targeted for crop consultants. The program will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center near Gothenburg. Reviewed will be the joint UNL Exten...
  • Great Plains Soccer has positive changes

    Dear Editor: Perkins County Soccer participates in the Great Plains Soccer program sponsored thru the Nebraska State Soccer Association.  In the past, we have had both a Fall and Spring season for all the younger age groups.  In the Fall we participate ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    A night in the trenches By Reverend Wayne PickTrinity Lutheran Church, Grant I like to read...sometimes, I even find myself reading labels on packaged food. And then after I read them, I sometimes wished I hadn’t. However, a while back I had an opport...
  • Local man dies in effort to seek help after storm

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A severe winter storm at the end of last week contributed to the death of an elderly man northeast of Madrid. Glenn Ford, 85, a longtime resident of the Madrid/Grant area, was found dead nearly one mile from his pickup at approx...