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  • PCS District will wisely use holiday insurance premium funds

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In a win-win situation, Perkins County Schools is benefitting from an insurance premium “holiday” from Blue Cross/Blue Shield—meaning that because of a decline in catastrophic claims and an increased reserve in the Educato...
  • Two double red donors help make bloodmobile doubly successful

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The recent Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Grant last week was especially successful because two persons who showed up to give blood qualified to become “double red cell donors.” Having given blood for years, Ken Hutsell m...
  • Senior Center Menus

    Dec. 8-14 Perkins County Senior Center, GrantThur: Beef stroganoff over rice, corn, jello w/fruit, dessert. Fri: Breaded fish fillet, baked potato, green beans, dessert.Mon: Goulash, green beans, garlic bread, dessert.Tues: Chili, fruit salad, corn bread...
  • New physician assistant joins Ogallala Medical Group

    Banner Health is pleased to welcome Crystal Orr, PA-C, to Ogallala Community Hospital and Ogallala Medical Group. “We are excited for Crystal to join our team and are fortunate she chose to come to Ogallala,” said Ogallala Medical Group Clinic Manager...
  • Kenneth Lee Memorial given to Grant Fire Department

    A memorial in the name of Kenneth Lee was presented to the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance at the Nov. 21 training meeting by the Kenneth Lee family. This memorial will be used to purchase necessary equipment for the Grant Fire Departm...
  • Our Community’s History

    Electric customers get one-time $100 rebate By M. Lee Tribune Staff   One Year AgoDecember 2, 2010 Perkins County Health Services becomes part of an $18 million fiber optic network. After two years in the planning stage, a ceremonial ground breaking ...
  • Plainsmen take commanding lead in opener

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The 2012 high school basketball season started this past weekend and the Perkins County Plainsmen, after practicing for a couple of weeks and having a Hall of Fame non-counting game with Paxton, hit the road to...
  • Lady Plainsmen win opener 60-35

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The Perkins County girls basketball team traveled to Maxwell for their opening game of the 2012 Nebraska School Athletic Association regular season.   Returning a number of players who started last season, and...
  • Wrestlers open season on road–to host dual this week

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Plainsmen wrestlers spent their first week of competition traveling to two meets, the first a dual tournament in Culbertson Thursday, Dec. 1 and the Broken Bow Invitational Saturday, Dec. 3. The highly competitive Broken Bow ...
  • Hite among Wesleyan players honored

    Nebraska Wesleyan volleyball placed four players on the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) All-Independent volleyball team that was recently announced.  Four NWU players were named to the All-AD3I teams with Cody Long and Caitlin Anderson na...
  • Wallace Wildcats win opener at home

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The Wallace boys basketballteam got their season started off in a positive way when they defeated the Maywood Tigers 68-37. It appeared that first game jitters were a factor because with nearly five minutes ticking off th...
  • Wallace Lady Cats battle, but fall just short opening week

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer Friday night, the Wallace  Wildcats played host to the Maywood Tigers. In the first quarter it appeared that the ladies were ready to battle, outscoring their opponents 21 to 17.  The second quarter, however, was all Tiger...
  • Amack to retire as Game and Parks director

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Director Rex Amack has announced his intent to retire in April 2012, at the end of his current term. Amack’s 24 years at the helm of the 475-employee agency distinguishes him as the longest-serving director in Game and...
  • Preliminary data shows record November deer harvest

    The state saw a record November deer harvest in 2011, according to preliminary data from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The harvest of 64,548 deer was an increase of 865 from last year. The harvest total comprises deer taken Nov. 12-22 with firea...
  • Burge is December’s Senior of the Month

    Seth Burge has been selected as Senior of the Month for December 2011. Throughout high school, Burge has contributed in many ways to the community and school through various activities. He has participated in cross country, track and band all four years o...
  • Perkins County third graders receive new dictionaries from local Rotarians

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Several Grant Rotarians gathered for a special occasion last week—presentation of dictionaries to the third graders at Perkins County Elementary. “The Best Dictionary for Students” with a subtitle, “Knowledge is Power...
  • Grant-funded microscopes bring lessons into focus

    By Naomi SchmittPerkins County High School Members of Mr. King’s biology and anatomy classes probably already know about a dozen new additions to the high school science program this year, but the rest of the community may be left out of focus and in th...
  • Ag teacher selected for award

    Doug Babbitt, agricultural educator at Perkins County Schools in Grant is one of 36 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given Nov. 19 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in St. ...
  • FSA bids farewell to Karash

    Mary Karash retired Friday,  Dec. 2 after serving as county executive director at Perkins County Farm Service Agency for approximately 14 years. Many attended a Hawaiian-themed reception in her honor. Karash began her career in 1978 when the U.S. Depar...
  • Farmers worry proposed labor rules will end jobs for teens

    The U.S. Labor Department is proposing new rules for child farm workers that would keep many from driving tractors, using big equipment and working with livestock. Labor officials say the rules are needed because farming is one of the nation’s most dang...