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  • Library’s summer reading a hit

      The Summer Reading Program for youngsters at Hastings Memorial Library is a popular attraction, with many children taking advantage of the free program that offers story time, activities, and a reading club. Library director Robin Quinn shares her s...
  • Two new teachers added to elementary roster for fall

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two positions at Perkins County Elementary will be filled with two new teachers to the district this fall. Erin Fisher will teach kindergarten. She is taking over the position held for many years by Jonie Johnson who retired thi...
  • District will seek strategies to improve writing skills

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor State results were released last month for student performance in writing. “We will need to look at our scores over the next few years compared to this year’s scores to truly evaluate our progress, strengths, and areas tha...
  • Election filing deadline near

    Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale announced candidate filing deadlines are approaching for certain offices for the Nov. 6 general election. Affected offices include small public power districts, reclamation districts, educational service units, county...
  • Medical helicopter carrying cardiologists visits local hospital

    Great Plains Heart and Vascular Center now provides round-the-clock interventional cardiology care to patients in rural communities via transport with Midwest Helicopter. Now if the need arises, emergency and urgent interventional cardiology care can be p...
  • Our Community's History

    Rev. Brockopp dies in accident One Year AgoJune 30, 2011 After nearly five years of being closed and under repair, the Perkins County Museum is preparing for its re-opening and dedication ceremony. The open house was to begin on the Fourth of July at 10 ...
  • Perkins County Clerk attends workshop

    Rita Long, Perkins County clerk, completed a three-day workshop conducted in Kearney June 13-15 for Nebraska county clerks, election commissioners and registers of deeds. The annual workshop, attended by approximately 100 county officials and employees, i...
  • Classmates reunite for 60th

    The classmates of 1952 celebrated their 60th class reunion by enjoying a lovely dinner on Friday evening at Westview and the alumni banquet at Perkins County High School on Saturday evening. There were 17 classmates and spouses who had lots of fun and man...
  • First activity to celebrate fair announced

    The Perkins County 125th anniversary committee has announced the first activity to celebrate the week of fair.         “Church In The Park” will take place the Sunday before fair week, July 22, in the Grant City Park, starting at 10 a.m. The sp...
  • July 4th history and safety tips

    July 3, 1792, a day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail, “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. That memorable epoch John Adams spoke of be...
  • Go Green with Goff

    Your trash may not be trash By Samantha GoffTribune Sentinel Staff Editor’s Note: Samantha Goff is our newest employee. She is passionate about the role we all can play in saving our earth, and she is setting a good example. Her new column will educa...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Keep it sweet in the heat By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist With my due date creeping right around the corner, my husband swamped with work due to the lack of moisture in the area, and the 4th of July only a few days away, I am trying to plan like craz...
  • What's Up

    The skies are boring right now By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer To paraphrase Garrison Keillor from The Prairie Home Companion, “There is not much news from the sky this week. Oh, there are some events that are worth going outside to look for, bu...
  • Shaun's Thoughts

    Pediatric Home Care loses a Hero By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Every now and then you find someone who truly makes a difference in history. I wanted to share this article about a young, disabled woman who TRULY made a difference in the ...
  • App brings Red Cross safety tips to smart phones

    The American Red Cross has launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users. This app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in fir...
  • Asthma prevalence at highest level ever

    Asthma is a serious disorder affecting millions of Americans each year. As the summer heats up, the nation’s emergency physicians want those affected by it to know how to prevent a visit to the emergency department. Asthma is a chronic disease of the ai...
  • Board projects trust fund exhaustion by 2033

    The Social Security Board of Trustees recently released its annual report on the financial health of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds will be exhauste...
  • It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week

    Lightning is fascinating to watch but also extremely dangerous. In the U.S., there are about 25 million lightning flashes every year. Each of those 25 million flashes is a potential killer. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years...
  • College Notes

    UNL names honor roll students The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced the students named to the Deans’ List/Honor Roll for the spring semester of the 2011-12 academic year. Students from this area who qualified included: Grant students: Joshu...
  • 2012 ball teams

      On the boys t-ball team are (Front row, l-r): Beau Buchanan, Elijah Busick, Matthew Busto, Nathan Reyes, Ben Skeels, Mason Toner, Gavin Smith. Back row: Coach Tyson McGreer, Mason McGreer, Brody McGreer, Brient Wood, Casey Hanson, Ethan Sihm, Will L...