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  • Looking back on 44 years in Farm Bureau

    President’s Column—November 2011 Something happened in June of 1967 that has had a lasting impact on my life. No, that’s not when Doris and I got married.  We had just started to date and she had already informed me that she would not marry a farm...
  • Thrivent donates to food pantry

    The shelves at the Perkins County Food Pantry are considerably more full, due to a generous donation by Thrivent Financial members at Zion Lutheran Church. The organization has purchased and plans to purchase $1000 worth of groceries to stock the shelve...
  • Health foundation board has positions available

    Two Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board of Directors appointments will be made by the County Commissioners Jan. 17. These positions will be for three years (starting Feb. 1, 2012) and are available to persons living in Districts II and III. D...
  • Grieving family thankful for friends who step forward to harvest crop

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor To help the grieving family of George Friesen following his sudden and unexpected death, neighbors came forth on Friday, Nov. 18 to harvest 220 acres of corn. Friends gathered on the Friesen land one-and-a-half miles south an...
  • Area author publishes western novel

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “I was mowing the lawn–it’smy peace and quiet time–and it just came to me.” Writing her first published contemporary western romance wasn’t really that easy for Rachel Gloy Ervin of Ogallala. “Under a P...
  • Foundation donates funds in Wallace

    In 2011, the Wallace Community Foundation has made contributions to the Village of Wallace, the Wallace Youth Club and the Wallace Fall Festival.      One thousand dollars was donated to the Village of Wallace for the new siren, $500 was donated to the...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    It’s a busy Thanksgiving week Editor’s Note: The column below should have run last week during Thanksgiving. In its place the Tribune mistakenly ran Pritchett’s basketball preview story. Therefore, here is his regular sports column from last week, ...
  • Healthy, experienced Plainsmen ready for season

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director Twenty-two boys are working for spots on the 2011-12 Perkins County High School basketball squad. Official workouts started on Nov. 14, and the squad is working towards their two opening games. The Plainsmen...
  • Lady Plainsmen return four starters for 2011-12

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The Perkins County Plainsmen girls’ basketball team opens the 2012 season on the road for the first two games of the regular season. Their first game is Dec. 2 at Maxwell and the next night they will travel...
  • Plainsmen wrestling season begins this week

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor “We don’t have a lot of kids out this year, but the ones we do have are hard workers,” said Head Wrestling Coach Dave Wragge as his team prepares for the 2011-12 season. Wragge will be assisted by Dean Friedel when the w...
  • Young team, new coach looking to gain experience this year

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The word that best describes the 2011-12 Wildcat boys basketball team is young. Wallace had seven seniors on the basketball team last year and four of them were starters. In addition to that, head coach Terry Fowler reti...
  • Wallace Lady Cats working hard for the upcoming season

    Editor’s Note: A team photo was unavailable at press time. By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Lady Cats basketball team enters the 2011 season with ambition under the leadership of fourth year Head Coach Jennifer Koop and Assistant Coach Cherie...
  • Youth invited to participate in 21st annual “MAC Attack” tourney

    The 21st annual “MAC Attack” youth basketball tournament will be held in McCook the weekend of Jan. 21 and 22,  2012.  The tournament is sponsored by the McCook Optimist Club.  Divisions of play will be on one day or the other based on scheduling n...
  • Public access atlas may be viewed on mobile device

    Nebraskans now have several ways in which they can view hunting and fishing sites that offer public access. Included in those are open fields and waters sites, where private lands allow public walk-in access. The printed 2011 Public Access Atlas contains ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Getting creative for Christmas By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist With Thanksgiving over and the Christmas spirit now in full swing, it is time to think red and green. The tree is up and I even have a few gifts wrapped up under it. Every year at Christm...
  • Shaun’s Thoughts

    Home care: because there is no place like home By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services “There’s no place like home.” Movie goers worldwide know this famous phrase from “The Wizard of Oz.” Despite the wonders of Oz, Dorothy clicks the he...
  • What's Up

    There is a lot happening By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Well troops, astronomically speaking, there is not much going on this week. Of course, there is always something going on, but we, as humans, think in terms of something big or else it is no...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Perkins County Senior Center, GrantThur: Chicken strips, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, dessert. Fri: BBQ rib sandwich, corn casserole, bread, dessert.Mon: Chicken tetrazzini, broccoli, pears, dessert.Tues: Tuna salad sandwich, potato soup, mandarin ...
  • Web caregiver conference scheduled

    The holidays are a good time for family caregivers returning home to tune into the signs that an older adult may need extra help to remain safe at home. To learn more about those signs, register for the free Home for the Holidays web conference, moderated...
  • Demands from local affiliates may affect cha access

    Recent demands from local broadcast affiliates could put residents’ access to local programming at risk. Local affiliates in many areas across the state are currently in negotiations to determine retransmissions consent fees for the next three years. Th...