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  • Pancakes for a cause

        Dolly Davidson, left, and Mike Frazier, right, work with Mike Dolezal (left, behind) during the pancake benefit for Nancy Reynolds on March 15 in Venango. Reynolds was injured in the line of duty on Dec. 24 and the benefit was to help with med...
  • Groundbreaking for Stumpf Wheat Research Program March 21

    Groundbreaking for the new Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Research Program is planned March 21. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. MT at the site, which is a half-mile northeast of Grant on County Road 328. The program is funded by a gift of more t...
  • Enthusiasm, inspiration, friendship make up ‘Soulful Salvage’

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor “Look at this,” Lisa Jones says with pure excitement in her voice, holding up a very old metal bucket. “I am going to make it either the base of a table or a lampshade.” The pure excitement jumps into the voi...
  • Area veterans to take Korean honor flight

      By Jan RahnTribune Staff Joining a few area veterans who have traveled before them, LaVern Poppe of Grant and Keith Nelson of Madrid are among those making memories on a Veterans Honor Flight this month. Departing Tuesday, March 25, they are joinin...
  • Our Community's History

    Plainsmen claim C-2 basketball state crown By Brooke Pankonin One Year AgoMarch 14, 2013 Thanks to funding from DuPont Pioneer, the Grant Volunteer Fire Department was able to enhance training of its members. Two rescue mannequins were purchased with gr...
  • Elsie seniors celebrate birthdays

      The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Feb. 18 at the Elsie Legion Hall. Little Country Kitchen catered a lunch that consisted of ham, scalloped potatoes, peas and coleslaw. Commercial State Bank sponsored a Valentine themed cake baked by Kar...
  • Grant to host Lions youth talent show

    Youth up to age 18 are invited to participate in the annual Lions youth talent contest, co-hosted by the Grant and Imperial Lions Clubs. This year, the contest will be in Grant on Sunday, April 6, at the New Life Fellowship Church, 617 West 4th St. Start ...
  • Spring concert coming to North Platte

    The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra will be performing a spring concert at 3 p.m. March 23 at the North Platte Senior High auditorium. The 50-piece orchestra has performed in North Platte for 52 seasons. With the theme, “Beautiful Nebraska,” the orchestr...
  • Midwest Musings

    Larry, not Lebron on Mount Rushmore of roundball By Tim LinscottManaging Editor By Tim LinscottManaging Editor With the girls and boys basketball state tournaments wrapped up, March Madness upon us and Larry Pritchett recently discussing the basketball ...
  • What’s Up?

    The stars are doing their job By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer What we have all been waiting for is about to happen, spring is about to be sprung. Tomorrow in fact. On Thursday, March 20, at 10:57 a.m. MDT the Sun will cross the equator into the N...
  • Hints for Health

    It’s Colorectal Cancer Month By Faye Johnson, R.N.Perkins County Health Services By Faye Johnson, R.N.Perkins County Health Services What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer) is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum...
  • In the Garden

    Native plants help attract pollinators By the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Mention pollinators in the landscape and the first thought of most homeowners is the butterfly. Everyone loves to see this beautiful creature floating on a summer breeze and some...
  • Nebraska Handwriting Contest accepting entries

    The search for people with perfect penmanship is on. Entries are being accepted for the 24th annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest, which promotes legible handwriting as an effective means of communication. The contest is open to all Nebraska residents in f...
  • Nebraska’s passport sites selected

    The Nebraska Tourism Commission presents the 80 featured stops in the 2014 Nebraska Passport Program. The 2014 passport will feature 80 attractions on 10 themed tours: Sips and Suds, Patchwork Passion, Rare Finds, Home Grown Nebraska, Fork in the Road, H...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    The early bird gets in By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director In seven days, there were 48 high school basketball games played in Lincoln at the Nebraska High School State Tournament and at least three major university games played that would i...
  • Sixth grade team is blowout champ

      The Perkins County sixth grade basketball team took first place in the Bulldog Booster Blowout in North Platte on Saturday, March 8. (Front row, l-r): Jacob Woodmancy, Caleb Lagler, Alex Poppe, Kaden Smith, Trye Hickey. Back row: Brenden Pankonin, A...
  • Wrestlers wrapping up season

      The Perkins County youth wrestling club is winding down its season with just a few more tournaments left on the schedule. The wrestlers meet every Tuesday night at Perkins County High School to practice the basics, run drills and play a few fun game...
  • Local youth wrestle in Holyoke

    On March 8, nine members of the youth wrestling club in Perkins County went to Holyoke, Colo., to face some great competition. Around 350 kids from all over the region came to the tournament. It was formatted on a eight-man bracket, which means organizers...
  • Thomas second in marathon

    Megan Zavorka Thomas placed second in the women’s division in the Little Rock Marathon in Little Rock, Ark. on Sunday, March 2 with a time of 2:55:12. Her husband, York Thomas, placed seventh in the men’s division with a time of 2:40:36. Megan is the...
  • Holyoke golf course ranked among world’s best

    Golf Digest—which for 50 years has served as the most authoritative and innovative voice in the golf industry—recently ranked Ballyneal Golf Club No. 68 among the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Designed by architect Tom Doak, the private links c...