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  • Mail military packages early to assure holiday arrival

    The post office has announced mailing deadlines to assure mail and care packages get to military personnel during the holidays. Although the recommended mailing date for parcel post to overseas military destinations such as Iraq and Afghanistan was Nov. ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...At your service

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff As I sit back and think I realize that I have been writing this column now for almost a year. I cannot thank all of our readers enough for all the generous praise and kind words. I love to write and I love to cook so this...
  • Hints for Health...Challenges of being a family caregiver

    By Shaun Meyer RN In the field of care giving, in any setting, whether it be hospital, nursing home, assisted living, home care, medical clinics, etc., we see the impact daily of being a family caregiver. Folks who have chosen to care for their family ...
  • What's Up...Lunar eclipse on the way

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer December looks like it will be an interesting month astronomically. First, five of the visible planets are making a showing in the early evening skies during the first weeks of December. Fleet Mercury will make a...
  • Home heating is leading cause of fire fatalities

    As temperatures drop, home heating systems will fast kick into gear. However, some of the heat sources that make residents feel warm and toasty also represent a leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire fatalities. According to the nonprofit National Fir...
  • Holiday season remembers all children who have died

    Globally tens of thousands of bereaved families expected to participate in annual event Sunday, Dec. 12. No one is exaggerating to say there will be a wave of light encircling the globe Dec.12 as hundreds of services are held in remembrance of all child...
  • Beware of counterfeiters and scams this busy season

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Some McCook bankers put out a warning to businesses and individuals that counterfeit $20 bills were being passed to several retailers and one of the banks in McCook toward the end of November. With the holiday season here, i...
  • Nasal spray influenza vaccine is a safe alternative

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) is offering the Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV or nasal spray influenza vaccine) at its office at 404 West 10th Street in McCook, and during flu shot clinics this flu season. Live Attenuated I...
  • Baby Boomers: apply online for Medicare

    By Michael Sylvan Social Security District Manager This January marks a historic moment: our nation’s first baby boomers are turning 65. For many baby boomers, it’s time to hit the computer. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age ...
  • Chamber drawings start Saturday, Dec. 4

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Saturday morning marks the first Chamber Greenbacks drawing for the month of December. For the next three weeks, Perkins County Chamber reps will draw six winners in the parking lot of Hatch’s Super Foods at 10 a.m. Winne...
  • Tribune seeking current locations of area troops

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With the holidays very near, there is much to think about—bringing to mind those who provide the freedom for Americans to go where they want and do what they want during the season.   Our troops are important, and The ...
  • SUBWAY® closer to opening

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A few more things need to happen before the new SUBWAY® restaurant opens for business in Grant, but progress is being made, said franchise owner Michael Jonasen. “It’s taking a lot longer than ever anticipated,” he sa...
  • Schools set music programs

    Schools across the area have scheduled Christmas programs for the coming season. The program for Perkins County Middle School was held Tuesday night, Nov. 30. December’s upcoming programs include: • Thursday, Dec. 9: Perkins County Schools—elemen...
  • Angel Tree project gets underway soon

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Reaching out to children in need at Christmas time is a natural for communities in Perkins County. Again this year, each church in the county will participate in spreading Christmas spirit by giving a child the gift of their ...
  • Book signing in Grant to follow that in Wauneta

      Meadowlark Gallery in Grant will host a book signing Sunday, Dec. 5 featuring  local authors P.F. Bottom, M.D. and Patricia Bremmer. Come meet the authors and enjoy refreshments from noon to 3 p.m.     By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze Fans ...
  • City awards keno funds

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With no old business and very minimal new business, the Grant City Council held their final meeting of the month prior to the Thanksgiving holiday last week. Council approved one of two keno fund requests at their Tuesday me...
  • Christensen’s Castle Doctrine legislation gets attention during interim study hearing

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen’s bill to address self defense issues at home and work, LB 889, got killed in this year’s session of the Unicameral but that doesn’t mean he’s giving up. Prior to adjournment, C...
  • DOES give to Grant VFD

    The Ogallala Drove Number 252 of the BPOE DOES organization has once again presented the Grant Volunteer Fire Department/Perkins County Ambulance a donation in the amount of $100. The GVFD will be using these funds along with other donations toward the p...
  • Wallace Community Foundation fundraiser to be held Dec. 5

    The Wallace Community Foundation is committed to helping area causes throughout the year. In 2009 they donated $2,500 to the Wallace Youth Club to help them purchase portable electronic scoreboards for the baseball complex. They also purchased equipment ...
  • Wallace Auxiliary to hold Christmas Extravaganza

    The Wallace Fire and Rescue Volunteer Auxiliary will be having their third annual Christmas Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wallace Community Hall. This is a community-involved gift and food bazaar with local people selling their ite...