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  • ACT dates, deadlines set

    Registration deadlines and test dates have been announced for the ACT test for the years 2011-2012. The registration date corresponding with test dates are as follows: Aug. 12/ Sept. 10; Sept. 16/Oct. 22; Nov. 4/Dec. 10; Jan. 13/Feb. 11; March 9/April 14;...
  • Keep children safe as they return to school

    With summer ending and the start of school just around the corner, drivers need to do their part to keep children safe as they walk and bike to school. Whether taking children to school or just driving through a school zone, drivers can do their part to k...
  • Back-to-school list should include Social Security

    By Mike SylvanSocial Security District Manager If your son or daughter is a high school student turning 18, you’ve probably spent some time shopping for school supplies and the latest fashions, working out the schedule for the academic year, maybe even...
  • Swimmers end season with state competition

    State Swim Results Charles Johnson:11 & 12 Boys 100 Free Style, 6th place; 11 & 12 Boys 50 Breaststroke, 1st place and 11 & 12 Boys 50 Short Freestyle, 6th place. Michael Dreiling: 15-18 boys 100 Freestyle,9th place; 15-18 Boys 50 Breaststro...
  • Two new assistant directors join NSAA

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) has hired Nathan Neuhaus and Jon Dolliver as assistant directors. Neuhaus, most recently the recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (2005-11) will handle fo...
  • Locals serve as marshals at Colorado tournament

    Four local women, (l-r): Rhonda Kroeker, Norma Hamm, Mary Kent and Hazley (Hamm) Sutter served as marshals at the 2011 Women’s Open Golf Tournament held July 6-10 at the Broadmoor Country Club in Colorado Springs. Kent and Kroeker were at Hole 11 and ...
  • Mealtime Makovers...Strawberries and pretzels

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff As we approach August, my second round of strawberries are beginning to bloom and I am trying to work in the time to pick and freeze those gorgeous red berries. I get so frustrated when I go to pick  them and there are sev...
  • What's Up...There’s nothing like star gazing

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Who doesn’t enjoy a good party? I have just returned from one of the best, the annual Nebraska Star Party held in north-central Nebraska. Merritt Reservoir, near Valentine, Nebraska, has the darkest skies in the st...
  • Cogitation...Golden Hours at Golden Ours

    By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of new monthly columns by Jo McCormick. She will share personal writings from her experiences as activities director for many years at Golden Ours and as a resident of Perkins ...
  • Leann Rimes at the State Fair Sept. 2

    The Nebraska State Fair is proud to announce the addition of LeAnn Rimes to the entertainment line-up at this year’s event. According to State Fair special events coordinator, Chelsey Jungck, “LeAnn will be performing Friday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Th...
  • If it’s not .gov, it’s not Social Security

    By Laurie JonesS. S. District Manager When you go on a road trip, you need to follow the signs to arrive at the right place. Going online can be very much the same. Look for the “.gov” at the end of the web address–if it isn’t .gov, it isn’t t...
  • TOPS shares healthy eating tips for travelers

    Traveling can be exciting and a chance to get away from the hustle of the real world, but it also can derail a person’s healthy routines. People may become relaxed with their nutrition selections or think that it’s too much effort to exercise. With n...
  • Poets Corner...Flying Miracles

    There were four of themPlaying hide and seek in the soft, white clouds,Four black buzzardsEntertaining me,With big black wings extended,They floated lazily in the warm morning sun.A small meadlowlark sat on the eave of my roof,His little head turning, t...
  • Born again... a children's sermon

    By Larry H. HargerAuthor, “So Children Will Know God” You may have heard ministers, preachers or even individuals say we must be born again. Even Jesus in the Bible said we must be born again. The followers of Jesus did not know what He meant by bein...
  • Sorry if you missed it

    Now that I can catch my breath a little.....it’s nice to reflect back on the Perkins County Fair. While caught up in the midst of it, all I did was complain about the heat. Well, we all survived, and as far as I know, so did the animals. It was miserab...
  • Pulpit Relfections...Who do you rely on?

    By Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie In Romans 8 Paul affirms that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord. I wonder how often we simply don’t pay attention to that statement? We live in a part of ...
  • Please pass the grass

    Fetching grass and feeding the goats proves to be an enjoyable experience for Dr. Cliff Colglazier and granddaughters Hanna and Brenna on Saturday afternoon inside the livestock barn at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Several children caught on quickl...
  • Post office in Venango on list of proposed closures

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Mail customers served by the Venango Post Office are holding their breath awaiting a decision on whether they will be forced to utilize other means of conducting business if the post office is closed. Fifty Venango postal pa...
  • City makes great strides in cleanup through abatement process

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The community is looking cleaner and neater thanks to efforts of the residents and prodding by Grant City Council. The abatement process has been underway in the northwest quadrant. In the spring, properties that needed to be cl...
  • New program will help clothe kids for 2011-12 school term

    Families with school-aged children in Perkins County who are unable to purchase new school clothes this year have another option thanks to a newly implemented program. Letters of request are now being accepted until Aug. 10 from parents of school aged ch...