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  • Three to earn Eagle Scout

    This year’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Boy Scout Troop 160 will be on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Grant. Boys earning their Eagle Scout honor this year are Coy Aerni, Zack Schnabel and Kaden Kammerer. A reception wil...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    The light rail makes sense By Brooke Pankonin Tribune Staff For Valentine’s Day, Nathan and I went to Denver for a little getaway. I found a hotel near the light rail so we wouldn’t have to drive or pay for parking/taxis. I’m relatively new to thi...
  • Hughes' Views

    Winner-take-all bill Dan Hughes Senator On Monday, March 2, the Legislature continued debate on LB10, introduced by Senator McCoy. This bill would reinstate the winner-take-all system for electing presidential and vice-presidential candidates. It would...
  • What’s Up?

    Venus, Uranus appearing close together By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Well, that is two months of the new year we have burned through, now we are starting on the last month of the first quarter of the year.We also have two more planets appearing...
  • Tree Talk

    Spring is on its way—think about planting a tree By Shari Friedel Grant Tree Board Believe it or not, spring is on its way. Now is a good time to assess your landscaping needs and educate yourself on the types of trees that are suitable for our partic...
  • County Government Day held

      Students at Perkins County High School had a chance to learn how county government operates during the annual County Government Day, organized by the Perkins County Veteran’s Service office. County commissioners Sid Colson, center, and Steve Tucke...
  • Quiz Bowl squad off and running

    Five teams competed at the PC High School Quiz Bowl Invite in the first meet of the season Feb. 28  including Hershey, Arthur, South Platte and two teams from Perkins County.The purpose of this tournament was to give all competitors a lot of playing time...
  • PC speech team in several contests in February

    The Perkins County High School speech team has been busy. A meet was held at Sutherland on Feb. 7. Medalists for the day were Hannah Beck—fourth in Informative and Jakelynn Broeder—first in Persuasive.  Superior placings were awarded to James McArtor...
  • Wallace at RPAC speech

    The Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) speech contest was held at Culbertson at Hitchcock County elementary on Feb. 18. Wallace speech team members participating included Maisie Kennicutt and Collin Swedberg.Kennicutt was fourth in humorous pr...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist The past few weekends I have been attending different basketball contests and I am looking forward to watching the state tournaments that will be starting this week. A couple of weeks back I went to Grand Island and wa...
  • Wildcats pick up sub-district win

    By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Every basketball season leads up to the district tournament where every team hopes to be playing their best.  Wallace traveled to Cambridge for their district competition and for their opening game they were paire...
  • Plainsmen nixed in tight battle with Hershey

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was one for the ages.The Perkins County boys basketball team was in an epic battle against Hershey in the first round of sub-district basketball, Feb. 23 in Bartley.The Panthers were able to get a 77-71 four overtime vi...
  • PCS cheerleaders 2014-2015

      Leading the spirit at each game this basketball season were, (l-r):, Reggie Deaver (kneeling), Samantha Snogren, Alicia Hastings, Kayla Woodmancy and Anna Simpson (kneeling)....
  • FSA Scoop

    Time to make important decisions By Teri Moss FSA Director March 31 is the deadline to file your decision to elect either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program for your crops/farms for program years 2014-2018. This pro...
  • Planning & Zoning News

    Plan includes section on improving existing homes in Perkins County By Dennis Demmel Comprehensive Plan Committee Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the Comprehensive Plan of Perkins County, adopted in 201...
  • Favorable decision improves outcomes for water users in all affected states

    The hard work of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Attorney General’s Office and Natural Resources Districts in the Republican Basin has resulted in a favorable decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 24 in fa...
  • No down payment for USDA loans

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan program.  Effective March 1, 2015, the interest rate will be reduced to 3 percent for home mort...
  • Number of farms, ranches decline in Nebraska

    Nebraska’s number of farms and ranches declined during 2014, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the State, at 49,100, was down 500 farms from 2013. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebraska ...
  • Chicken numbers up in 2014

    Nebraska’s layer numbers during 2014 averaged 9.47 million, up two percent from the year earlier, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2014 was 302 eggs, up one percent fr...
  • Preserve patriotic traditions

    Dear Editor, At the last meeting of the Madrid American Legion Auxiliary we began preparations for Memorial Day. Our conversation turned to our own past experiences with patriotism, the flag and patriotic traditions in the United States of America. We ag...