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  • Do your trees have Mountain Pine Beetle?

    By Robert TignerExtension Educator The Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) is native to the forests of western North America. The forests of Colorado have been hard hit by this pest in the last few years. One report recently claimed that the beetle has gotten ne...
  • Synthetic marijuana makers big problem for DEA

    Narconon addiction specialists urge parents to stay alert to synthetic pot and its risks. Until this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been blocked from shutting down vendors selling aromatic incense that comes in packages marked “not for ...
  • He’s no ‘average joe’ in foosball world

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Many residents of Grant might be surprised to know that a world title-winning sportsman is living in their midst. Joe Hamilton, 25, a relative newcomer to Grant, has spent the last six years climbing the ranks of internati...
  • Fall turkey hunting permits available

    Hunters may purchase their fall turkey permits now through the end of the year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The fall season is Sept. 15-Dec. 31. A fall turkey permit allows a hunter to shoot a turkey with either a shotgun or arche...
  • College Notes

    Krause attends new student orientation Robyn Krause  of Grant was among about 250 individuals who attended a new student orientation this summer at Central Community College-Grand Island. The one-day orientation sessions at CCC-Grand Island were May 25,...
  • MPCC 2011 fall course schedules now available

    Registration for 2011 Fall term classes has begun at all Mid-Plains Community College locations. Printed copies of the 2011 Fall Course Schedule are available now at the North Platte Community College’s North and South Campus Welcome Centers and at McC...
  • MPCC offers new online certificate

    A new “Medical Billing and Coding” Online Certificate offered by Mid-Plains Community College provides another opportunity for students who want to pursue a career in the Allied Health Occupations field. Online courses required for the certificate inc...
  • Republican River Basin Coalition down to one member

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When the Republican River Basin Coalition formed in 2007 to coordinate the purchase of surface water, membership was comprised of the Upper, Middle and Lower Republican Natural Resources Districts. Today, that memb...
  • Rural poll finds concern about animal welfare, doubt about new regulations

    Nearly 70 percent of rural Nebraskans define animal welfare in terms similar to those promoted by advocacy groups, but most don’t think increased regulation of the state’s livestock  practices is necessary to ensure proper care of animals in the stat...
  • Seeking individuals with available grass for cattle

    Most Nebraska land owners have experienced optimal precipitation this summer while devastation has been occurring in the drought stricken areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Nebraska Cattlemen is developing a list of individuals with available grass for ...
  • Nebraska 4-H Foundation plans alumni reception at State Fair

    The Nebraska 4-H Foundation is planning an alumni reception from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 4-H and FFA Building on the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. This is the first time the Nebraska 4-H Foundation is hosting an alumni reception, said Stuart Shephe...
  • Nebraska farm real estate value and cropland rent higher

    Nebraska’s farm real estate value rose from 2010, extending a trend that began in 1993, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Farm real estate value on Jan. 1, 2011, averaged $1,780 per acre, a record hig...
  • Remembering the outsiders

    By Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie Are you an outsider? To some extent we all are. In the text of Matthew we are told that an outsider, a Canaanite woman, pleaded with Jesus to have mercy on her and heal her daughter. Jesus cal...
  • Grant Family Restaurant now open

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Clean, inviting and ready to serve the community, Grant Family Restaurant opened Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 220 Central Avenue. Friends Melody Lee and Diana Ludtke have spent an incredible amount of time and effort in preparing to...
  • PCS students to head back Aug. 17

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Students, parents and educators will soon sink into rigid routine—the 2011-12 school term begins next week. Teachers at Perkins County Schools return Aug. 15-16, with the student body reporting on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Severa...
  • Wallace’s 2011-12 term begins Aug. 16

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The new fall term for the Wallace School District is set to begin next week. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, students, faculty and staff will gather for the start of a new academic/sports year. Students will attend a full regular day fro...
  • Perkins County proudly honors Good Neighbor and Grand Marshal

    Good Neighbor Brenda Styskal is presented a plaque by Toni Wyatt prior to the livestock sale July 30. Pointing out Styskal’s vision, tireless hard work and unstoppable ambition in restoring the county’s museum, Wyatt presented the award on behalf of...
  • Burges recognized for auctioneer service

    Butch and Donna Burge (center) were recognized at the Perkins County Fair for serving as livestock auctioneers for the 4-H livestock sale. Pictured with the Burges are 4-H Council members (l-r): Council Historian Seth Burge, Council Treasurer Tara Nodli...
  • Engel family presented with farm award

    Members of the William Engel family were presented the 2011 Pioneer Farm Family Award prior to the Livestock Sale on Saturday, July 30, during the Perkins County Fair. The family represents one of 167 honorees from 70 counties in the state receiving the...
  • Elmshaeuser named NROC state chair

    The Nebraska Regional Officials Council (NROC) met recently in Holdrege for their annual meeting. Karl Elmshaeuser of West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) based in Ogallala was elected chairman, Tom Higginbotham of Northeast Nebraska Develo...