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  • Cogitation...Golden hours at Golden Ours

    By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Events and happenings within the nursing home portrayed in these writings are real but full names will not be used.   My first adventure into the world of activities was a split shift, 1 p.m.-to 9 p.m. From 1 to 5 I was di...
  • Water operators training to be held in Ogallala

    Central Community College-Grand Island will offer a water operators training session, “Back to the Basics,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Educational Service Unit No. 16, 314 W. First St. in Ogallala. The training is designed for water operator...
  • 100 disability conditions fast-tracked by SS

    By Laurie JonesS. S. District Manager Here’s some important news  if you’re applying for Social Security disability benefits for yourself or a loved one.  There are 100 conditions which qualify for an expedited process known as Compassionate Allow...
  • MPCC’s Rodeo Club to hold ‘Cowboy Scramble’ Sept. 23-24

    The Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Club will have a “Cowboy Scramble” fundraiser Sept. 23-24 at several locations in the North Platte area. The event will kick off with a Calcutta at 7 p.m. CT on Friday, Sept. 23, at The Canteen Bar & Grille, ...
  • $1,000 prize offered in poetry contest

    A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a contest sponsored by Rainbow Poets. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director Michael Thomas. “We love encouraging youth in the...
  • Nebraskans support variety of economic development steps says poll

    Rural Nebraskans support having their communities take a range of steps to improve economic development, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln expert said the good news is that many entrepreneurial resources already are a...
  • Family mealtime helps kids thrive

    Sitting down to supper with children on a regular basis is a simple strategy for building a strong family. “It’s well documented that children in families that eat dinner together develop social skills, strengthen family bonds, do better in school, an...
  • Hunting for a prescription drug plan is no game

    By Laurie Jones S. S. District Manager It’s that time of year again. “Open  season” is right around the corner for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Hunting down the best plan for you is no game. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries...
  • Simply trees

    By Jessica KellingNebraska Forest Service They tend to be ignored since they’re not visible, but tree roots are just as important as the visible portion of a tree that beautifies communities, captures carbon and shades our homes.  In reality, overall ...
  • Dist. 2 Commissioner resigns

    A replacement for former commissioner Dave Hoffert will be appointed by early October following state mandated process to fill seat. By Jan RahnManaging Editor After nine months in office, Dist. 2 Commissioner Dave Hoffert has resigned his position with...
  • “The Sound of Music” to be staged at PCHS

    By Shari FriedelTribune Stafff The public is invited to enjoy Perkins County High School’s performance of “The Sound of Music” on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. in the high school’s multipurpose room. The well-loved m...
  • Library gets new computers with grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Installation of three new computers at Hastings Memorial Library mid-August enhances service to patrons. The new computers replace  older, outdated units, bringing the total number of desktop computers to six, as well as an in...
  • Enjoy products from organic farm in Elsie

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins County residents who wish to eat organically grown vegetables, or have access to goat milk, lean pork, breads, eggs or jams, jellies, fudge and pickles need to look no farther than Double L Farm, owned and operated by ...
  • Burge wins Best of Show

    Wayne Burge’s 1951 Farmall was voted Best of Show by the public at the Madrid Day celebration held Saturday, Aug. 27. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Pritchetts add team member

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Directo There have been enough sports happenings over the summer to be able to write a bunch of columns on a weekly basis, but a lot of that would be rehashing information. There were a few things that happened over...
  • Experience, strength and skill can push Plainsmen deep into 2011 playoffs

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer A Plainsmen team with experience and depth takes the field Friday night to begin its quest to repeat as district champions and take its best shot at some NSAA class C-2 powerhouses in the playoffs. Perkins County re...
  • Volleyball season tips off this week at St. Pat’s

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Offensive strength along with team height and experience will make the Perkins County Plainsmen volleyball team one to reckon with this season, according to Coach Penny Hite. “Our key to a successful season is confidence to...
  • Six-member golf team has season underway

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The 2011 golf season has already begun for the Perkins County girls, having traveled to Sidney and Bayard last week for meets on Tuesday and Thursday. “We need some early success, setting new PRs or earning a top 10 medal, ...
  • Cross country runners ready to race

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Senior three-time letter winners Seth Burge and Ashley Kemling will head their respective squads in this season’s cross country racing.      “I always look to my seniors to lead,” said Coach Paula Wurst. “Ashley and...
  • Golfers whet clubs at openers last week

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Challenging the Perkins County golfers last week were meets at Sidney (Aug. 23) and at Bayard (Aug. 25). The Perkins County girls competed in a field of seven teams at Bayard on Aug. 25, a hot day that made it tough to stay hy...