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  • All-Star volleyball classic team members chosen for June match

    The 20th Annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic gets underway at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 18 when 26 of the area recently graduated volleyball stars meet at the McCook High School. Michele Harchelroad of Wauneta/Palisade and Jennifer Baker of Tren...
  • Vlasin earns football honors

    When Brett Vlasin graduates from Wray, Colo. High School, he will do so as the holder of one defensive and seven offensive school football records as well as being a three sport letterman (football, basketball, baseball). As a quarterback and defensive ba...
  • Perkins County High school vocalists receive high marks at district contest

    Perkins County High School music students participated in the district music contest Monday, April 18 at Sutherland High School, rescheduled from the previous Friday due to a snowstorm. Receiving superior ratings were Emma Friedel and Ethan Behrends, mi...
  • They’ve got the music...

    Spring concerts were held at Perkins County High School and Middle School on April 28 and May 3. In the middle school program, seventh and eighth grade students incorporate song and dance with, “I’ve Got the Music in Me.” Participants include (l-r...
  • Reichert is recipient of CCC Presidential Scholarship

    Stephanie Reichert, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to receive a Presidential Scholarship at Colby Community College (CCC). Candidates for this prestigious award are nominated by their high school counselors. The Presidential Sc...
  • Wallace students earn RPAC ACT awards

    The Republican Plains Activity Conference annually recognizes member schools seniors for earning a high composite score on the ACT college admissions exam. The ACT exam consists of tests in English, math, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scal...
  • College Notes

    UNK holds commencement Dr. Nancy Hensel, executive officer for the Council on Undergraduate Research, gave the University of Nebraska at Kearney spring commencement address on Friday, May 6. In the 10 a.m. ceremonies in the UNK Health and Sports Center, ...
  • Warm-up hastens corn planting

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Some warm, sunny weather over the weekend and beginning of the week has farmers scrambling to get their corn crop in. According to Don Hutchens, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, whose statement was published in N...
  • Irrigation retirement program deadline is Friday, May 13

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators wanting to retire irrigation on acres in Rapid Response Areas must do so by Friday, May 13. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) h...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Garden temptations

    By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Staff Over the last month, despite the occasional snow storms, I have watched my strawberry patch turn from brown to green. New runners popped up everywhere and the seemingly dead leaves lift their little heads off the ground and...
  • Artbeat...May gallery show features Madrid photographer

    By Shari FriedelPCAAC Board Member Suzi Bullock of Madrid is the featured artist at Meadowlark Gallery for the month of May. The busy stay-at-home mom has made photography her main hobby for the last eight years. She considers it a  great outlet, making ...
  • What's Up...Early morning traveling planet show a must-see

    By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer In the “Launch the Shuttle Derby” we are still at the “any minute now and holding.” At last word from NASA, the launch will not be before May 16. Since this is being written well before that date, I won’t k...
  • Christian artist Jeremy Camp to perform at the Nebraska State Fair

    Jeremy Camp will rock the house with his own style of uplifting contemporary Christian music at the Nebraska State Fair on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m. According to State Fair Special Events Coordinator Chelsey Jungck, “If attendees aren’t already ...
  • U.S. Treasury to “retire” paper Social Security check for new recipients

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. Beginning May 1, 2011, anyone newly ...
  • Study shows overlap of behavioral health and criminal justice systems

    A joint project of three state agencies that work with consumers of behavioral health services and with incarcerated individuals provides information and baseline data for Nebraska, showing an overlap of the systems. “We’ve heard stories anecdotally ...
  • It’s very simple—follow the rules

    There has been some controversy lately over county residents disagreeing with how they’re treated by those enforcing the laws or the rules. First of all, I want to say I’m not on a high horse—I don’t always follow them either. But I do try. It’...
  • Another Perspective...Royal bride shows similarities to Lady Di

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Commoner Kate Middleton definitely gave up any privacy in her life by falling in love with Prince William. Despite the fame and having millions of people around the world taking notice of every step she takes, she has that ge...
  • Voices of our Community...Grow and bloom where you are planted

    By Donna GlunzMadrid Resident Have you ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed or felt like what else could go wrong with your life? I know I have. My entire world as I knew it came crashing down around me in August of 2003. I sat there and had been remem...
  • God bless the Boy Scouts

    Dear Editor: The Avenue of Flags was started at the Grant Cemetery in 1984. Elmer and I took the flags from the Legion home to the cemetery on Memorial Day morning for many years. Then the Boy Scouts took over the project taking flags out to the cemetery ...
  • A May Day to remember

    I wonder how many of us questioned deep down whether it would ever happen. This is a May Day that goes beyond anyone’s expectations. Talk about a day to remember! What came to my mind after hearing the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death at the hands of o...