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  • USDA celebrates 150 years

    Abraham Lincoln started it all.By Tom VilsackAgriculure Secretary In 2012, USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, will commemorate and celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founding in 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act ...
  • Taxed enough yet?

    Dear Editor: Concerning the proposed 1 percent sales tax: from a business aspect, our small businesses already have a hard time competing with larger towns. Bigger towns may have just as high or higher tax rate, but they also usually have more variety to ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    No one is unknown to God By Pastor Mary FullerUnited Methodist Church, Wallace When you go outside now, the birds are busy singing. And sparrows, those common little brown birds are no different. They are not majestic, or elegant, or even graceful. No, ...
  • This bunny business is serious

      One-year-old Lila Hill isn’t sure she wants to carry on much of a conversation with the Easter Bunny. She was among a host of little ones who got to experience the giant rabbit up close and personal prior to the annual hunt at Grant City Park on...
  • Venango Post Office closure still proposed

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Thirty-two bills before Congress could have an impact on the future of the U.S. Postal Service, which could have a trickle-down effect to Nebraska. For now, due to an agreement made by the postal service in December, there’s a...
  • Ross family opens second auto parts store

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor To better serve the area and provide more options for customers, Ross Family Auto Parts has expanded to Grant. The auto/truck repair shop remains open in Madrid also, with the store in Grant, managed by Nick Ross, provid...
  • Fine Arts Festival in the wings

      Enjoy some fine entertainment on Sunday and Monday, April 15-16 when Perkins County High School presents the 2012 Spring Plays along with hosting the third annual Fine Arts Festival at 7 p.m. Members of the cast for “Cooking Can Be Murder” und...
  • Local group seeks help in planning cattle trail preservation

    A local group of historians and land owners have organized the Nebraska Chapter of the Great Western Cattle Trail Association (GWCTA) in an effort to mark the cattle trail that brought millions of cattle and horses from Texas to markets in Ogallala and be...
  • Showdown expected between Legislature and governor on LB 599

    Telephone conference report held on Tuesday, April 10. By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican The political posturing in Lincoln grabbed much of the attention this week as the Legislature and Gov. Dave Heineman stake out positions on LB 599. The bill w...
  • Communities invited to informational open house on Main Street Program

    Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. CDT at Sutherland Village Hall, 1200 First Street, Sutherland. All Nebraska communities invited. The Nebraska Main Street program invites community leaders and citizens from across the state to come and learn more about compre...
  • Our Community's History

    Band of gypsies make off with money By M. Lee One Year AgoApril 7, 2011 General Store now open in Madrid. The General Store at Perkins and Lowell Streets was opened the first week of March, and on a small scale, replicates Amish and Mennonite stores tha...
  • Mary Matson turns 103

      Mary Matson celebrated her 103rd birthday at Golden Ours Convalescent Home on April 4, 2012.  Mary enjoyed eating a little piece of birthday cake surrounded by her daughter Donna Lee Taylor and husband, Jerry, her son, Leslie Matson, nieces Marge T...
  • Westview residents visit “A Tribute To America”

    Fifteen Westview Retirement Community residents and guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment at the high school lecture hall in Ogallala, Saturday, March 31.   A Tribute To America featured The Cowboy Capital Chorus with quartets, Equally Delinquent, S...
  • Regional West Foundation announces health care scholarship

    The Regional West Foundation Scholarship Committee announces that a scholarship of up to $10,000 is now available for students of Regional West service area who are undertaking or furthering careers in health care. The scholarship will pay up to $5,000 pe...
  • EMS training scheduled for April 25

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Medical Services program is offering ongoing training workshops for emergency medical technicians, first responders,  and the general public. An area training session “EMS Run Review”...
  • CWC to meet in Grant

    New Life Fellowship Church is the location for the Grant Christian Women’s Club “Country Gardens” luncheon, Saturday, April 21 starting at 12:30 p.m. MT. Alicia Patrick from Country Gardens will be presenting a special feature on plants and plantin...
  • Cub scouts visit Tribune office

      Tiger Cubs Troop 160 paid a visit to the local newspaper office to earn a communications badge. Included on the trip were (l-r): Drew Schrotberger, Will Long, Ethan Sihm and Casey Uehling. Not pictured: Brient Wood, Storm Peterson, Gavin Smith and C...
  • Lind named CEO of Ogallala Community Hospital

    Sharon Lind has been named the new chief executive officer (CEO) at Ogallala Community Hospital (OCH), effective Monday, April 2, announced Jim Ferando, Western Region president for Banner Health. “Sharon brings to this role a compelling vision for how ...
  • Chase County man arrested on distribution of child pornography

    Multiple images of children believed to be as young as three years old engaged in sexual contact with adults. Attorney General Jon Bruning announced on April 5 the arrest of Andrew H. Wennberg, 58, of Imperial on four counts of distribution of child porn...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Let’s have soup year round By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Now that my due date is approaching, I am starting to dig out the old low calorie recipes to plan my after-baby diet for the summer. It may seem like early planning to some of you, however,...