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  • Wrestlers open season on road–to host dual this week

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Plainsmen wrestlers spent their first week of competition traveling to two meets, the first a dual tournament in Culbertson Thursday, Dec. 1 and the Broken Bow Invitational Saturday, Dec. 3. The highly competitive Broken Bow ...
  • Hite among Wesleyan players honored

    Nebraska Wesleyan volleyball placed four players on the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) All-Independent volleyball team that was recently announced.  Four NWU players were named to the All-AD3I teams with Cody Long and Caitlin Anderson na...
  • Wallace Wildcats win opener at home

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace boys basketballteam got their season started off in a positive way when they defeated the Maywood Tigers 68-37. It appeared that first game jitters were a factor because with nearly five minutes ticking off th...
  • Wallace Lady Cats battle, but fall just short opening week

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer Friday night, the Wallace  Wildcats played host to the Maywood Tigers. In the first quarter it appeared that the ladies were ready to battle, outscoring their opponents 21 to 17.  The second quarter, however, was all Tiger...
  • Amack to retire as Game and Parks director

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Director Rex Amack has announced his intent to retire in April 2012, at the end of his current term. Amack’s 24 years at the helm of the 475-employee agency distinguishes him as the longest-serving director in Game and...
  • Preliminary data shows record November deer harvest

    The state saw a record November deer harvest in 2011, according to preliminary data from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The harvest of 64,548 deer was an increase of 865 from last year. The harvest total comprises deer taken Nov. 12-22 with firea...
  • Burge is December’s Senior of the Month

    Seth Burge has been selected as Senior of the Month for December 2011. Throughout high school, Burge has contributed in many ways to the community and school through various activities. He has participated in cross country, track and band all four years o...
  • Perkins County third graders receive new dictionaries from local Rotarians

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Several Grant Rotarians gathered for a special occasion last week—presentation of dictionaries to the third graders at Perkins County Elementary. “The Best Dictionary for Students” with a subtitle, “Knowledge is Power...
  • Grant-funded microscopes bring lessons into focus

    By Naomi SchmittPerkins County High School Members of Mr. King’s biology and anatomy classes probably already know about a dozen new additions to the high school science program this year, but the rest of the community may be left out of focus and in th...
  • Ag teacher selected for award

    Doug Babbitt, agricultural educator at Perkins County Schools in Grant is one of 36 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given Nov. 19 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in St. ...
  • FSA bids farewell to Karash

    Mary Karash retired Friday,  Dec. 2 after serving as county executive director at Perkins County Farm Service Agency for approximately 14 years. Many attended a Hawaiian-themed reception in her honor. Karash began her career in 1978 when the U.S. Depar...
  • Farmers worry proposed labor rules will end jobs for teens

    The U.S. Labor Department is proposing new rules for child farm workers that would keep many from driving tractors, using big equipment and working with livestock. Labor officials say the rules are needed because farming is one of the nation’s most dang...
  • Corn board to meet

    The Nebraska Corn Board will meet Dec. 15, at Embassy Suites in Lincoln.   The meeting is open to the public. A copy of the agenda is available by writing the Nebraska Corn Board, PO Box 95107, Lincoln, NE  68509, or calling 800-NECORN1. The board is a...
  • Pro Farmer event coming to Holyoke

    A one-day profit-briefing conference by the Professional Farmers of America is being brought to Holyoke Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center. Pro Farmer editors and industry experts will share what lies ahead for land pr...
  • GrowingOn meetings to share strategies for farms in 2012

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) is hosting five GrowingOn meetings in Nebraska in December. The purpose is to share information and insights to help producers make better business decisions in 2012. The program will be presented by Steven Joh...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    New twist on an old favorite By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Last winter I found a cookbook which was part of the Hungry Girl series. It is called 300 under 300. If you didn’t pick up what that means it is 300 recipes under 300 calories—all desig...
  • Cogitation

    Memories from the heart By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident For the narrative this month I am fast-forwarding to 2001, some 20 years later than the previous columns. By mid-2001 I was no longer activity director, but an activity aide. Directorship was a full...
  • What's Up

    Missing out on totality By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer The big astronomical news this week is the total lunar eclipse which will occur on Saturday, Dec. 10. A total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth’s shadow crosses the face of the moon. Such eve...
  • Shaun's Thoughts

    Home care your way, would you like fries with that? By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Some people will choose to pay privately for in-home care. This allows them to choose the hours and days they want help and just what services they’d li...
  • CWC to meet Dec. 17

    Have a holly, jolly Christmas with the Christian Women’s Club on Saturday, Dec.17. The fun will begin at 10 a.m. CT at the Wallace Community Hall.  The ticket at the door will include all entertainment and the continental breakfast.    Special music ...