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  • 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 The new computers replace  older, outdated units, bringing the total number of desktop computers to six, as well as an in...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...
  • Wildcats defeat Coyotes in season opener

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats could not have scripted a better evening of season opening football; beautiful weather, an enthusiastic crowd and an incredibly exciting game. The Wildcats had to come from behind to defeat the Potter-...
  • Huskers on Big 10 Network

    Great Plains Communications’ customers will be able to watch the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s first and second football games of the 2011 season on the Big Ten Network.   A full schedule with air dates and channel listings can be found at http...
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred donates to FFA

    Patrick McGreer, a sales agent with Pioneer Hi-Bred, has donated $400 to the Perkins County FFA Chapter. McGreer was awarded this contribution money by Pioneer for his dedication to customer-focused activities throughout the year. Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuP...
  • PCS Activity Schedule

    ----All Times Mountain----Updates Available at WWW.PCS.ESU16.ORG Thursday, September 19 a.m.    Girls golf at Creek Valley Invite (Chappell)4 p.m.    Boys/girls cross country at Goodland Invite4:30 p.m.    C-JV-Varsity volleyball at No. Platte ...
  • Area students receive career white coats

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center recently held White Coat ceremonies in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk to recognize 603 new students in pharmacy, nursing, medicine, dentistry and allied health. In a symbolic ceremony, students d...
  • MPCC’s Dual Credit Program hits its stride

    When Mid-Plains Community College began offering dual credit classes to high school students in 2004, area Dean of Career Services Bill Eakins referred to them as “the wave of the future.” Turns out he was right. In the past seven years, MPCC’s Dual...
  • Get a career on the fast track with MPCC’s logistics certificate

    Want to keep a career in logistics moving at a quick pace? Mid-Plains Community College offers an accelerated path to earning a logistics certificate in just 10 months. The logistics field includes industries providing transportation of passengers and car...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Just in time

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff You just can’t beat taking a necessary trip and returning home with good news and great recipes! On a recent, quick trip to Colorado to help my father-in-law after his release from the hospital, I met some wonderful frien...