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  • Members of South Platte United Chamber gather in Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Nearly 20 members of the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce (SPUCC) gathered in Grant last week—some of those members traveling halfway across the state. Perkins County joined SPUCC in October 2010, and as recent host...
  • Local donations down in national food drive

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Grant USDA Service Center and the Natural Resources Conservation Service  supported the “Feds Feed Families” national food drive by contributing 28 pounds of food to the cause. Led by the Office of Personnel Management,...
  • Airport’s future discussed by council at recent meeting

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The future of the Grant Municipal Airport was discussed by Grant City Council members at their regular meeting on Sept. 13. • Council terminated the contract of the current airport manager at their previous meeting due to budg...
  • Anniversaries celebrated at senior center

    Two couples celebrated anniversaries at the Perkins County Senior Center this month. Darlene and Bernard Kuskie (above) will be married 60 years on the 30th and Kathy and Darrell Pierce (below) celebrated their 48th on Sept. 1. (Photos by Shari Friedel)...
  • Madrid receives bin for recycling

    Thanks to funding from the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, the Nebraska Environmental Trust and US Recycling, one household, two cardboard and two steel recycle bins have been placed for public use. Mad...
  • Vigil held for Corrie Wood

    Approximately 30 attended a candlelight vigil at the Perkins  County Fairgrounds Saturday night for Corrie Wood whose murder three years ago goes unsolved. A meal, music and mementos made the evening special for family and friends who gathered in tribu...
  • Skating rink holds “football night”

    In honor of the football season, Six Aces Roller Rink held a “Football Night” on Sept. 17.  Skaters were encouraged to dress as their favorite football player or cheerleader.  Tickets were sold prior to the evening for a festive tailgate-type affa...
  • Memories made at Wallace Fall Festival

                                                        Travis Pore rides on an Elsie Fire Truck. (Photos by Nora Jameson) Serving as Grand Marshals were Gordie and Darlene Swanson during the parade at Wa...
  • Elsie/Madrid blood drive reaches goal

    The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive that was held Sept. 14 reached its goal that was set by the American Red Cross according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. Dedicated donors braved the dreary weather conditions to help make the day ...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Programs gone wild

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director It wasn’t that long ago that the U, the mighty Miami University, was linked in sentences that also had the words “death penalty” somewhere in them.  But the NCAA didn’t do that, and I didn’t thin...
  • Prante’s 202 rush yards, 4TDs blast Plainsmen past Sailors 53-6

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer SUTHERLAND—Brody Prante broke loose for 202 rushing yards and four touchdowns as his Plainsmen crushed the Sailors, 53-7 Friday night in Sutherland.   Prante burned Sutherland for a 61-yard run and a 30-yard touchdow...
  • Lady Plainsmen second at Bridgeport tourney

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County volleyball team traveled to Bridgeport for tournament with Bridgeport, Leyton, Perkins County and Bayard. The girls finished second, with their only loss to Bridgeport. Bridgeport was first, winning all their m...
  • Kuskie places second at Kimball and Ogallala invites

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County golfers attended the Kimball and Ogallala invites on Friday, Sept. 16 and Monday, Sept. 19. Friday’s match had been rescheduled from Thursday due to inclement weather, and due to conflicts several of the girl...
  • Hamilton wins second world foosball title

    Joe Hamilton returned to his home in Grant as a two-time world pro foosball champion, winning both the singles and doubles divisions at a competition held in Dallas early this month. As Hamilton describes, there are six levels of expertise in foosball, st...
  • Wallace Wildcats come up short in long haul to Dunning

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer Following a week off, the Wallace Wildcats had to make the long haul north to Dunning to take on the Sandhills/Thedford Knights. The Wildcats started the night short a few starters due to injury and illness and the problem...
  • Lady Cats on the road throughout week three of volleyball season

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Hayes Center Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 13, then were on the road again to face Sandhills-Thedford. HC Triangular The Cats’ first opponent was the Hayes Center Cardinals.  The Wildca...
  • Former Husker speaks to crowd at Wallace School

    On Aug. 30, students, staff and community members welcomed Matt Davison as guest speaker at Wallace School. Davison recounted events from his days of playing football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and explained how he strove to excel on and off the fiel...
  • Perkins County Schools Activity Schedule

    Perkins County SchoolsActivity Schedule---All Times Mountain--Thursday, September 229 a.m.    Girls golf at Bridgeport Invite4 p.m.    Middle school football vs. Sutherland (at Madrid)4 p.m.    Cross country at Ogallala Invite5:30 p.m.    Midd...
  • College Notes

    McCloskey on Clarkson Summer Dean’s List Clarkson College in Omaha is pleased to announce Abby McCloskey of Grant was named to the summer 2011 Dean’s List. McCloskey is pursuing an Associate of Science degree in physical therapist assistant. She is t...
  • Nationally-known speaker coming to St. Patrick’s Catechism kick-off

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For the 10th year,  St. Patrick  Catholic Church in Imperial will be hosting a Catechism kick-off program at Chase County Schools auditorium, to which area grade 7-12 students and adults are also invited. This year...