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  • 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...
  • Perkins County Health Services part of $18 million fiber optic network

    Groundbreaking ceremony in Scottsbluff Nov. 19 kicked off construction of panhandle-wide medical network with nine hospitals and several clinics.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor After two years in the planning stage, a ceremonial groundbreaking was ...
  • Leadership program goal: stronger rural communities

    By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican Fourteen area residents gained the skills that will help them become stronger leaders which, in turn, will help towns in this area become stronger rural communities. Completing the Leaders for a New Frontier cla...
  • Huskers appear to be victims of a conspiracy

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   Things are just right this weekend if you are a fan of Hollywood producer Oliver Stone and his conspiracy movies. I think there was another shooter on the grassy knoll in Dallas the day JFK was shot, ...
  • Day selected as November Senior of the Month

    Jessica Day, a student at Perkins County High School, has been selected as the November Senior of the Month. Day is the daughter of Steve and Ann Day of rural Madrid. Throughout high school, Day has been a dedicated student and athlete. Her high school...
  • Nebraska State College system offers Governor’s Opportunity Award

    For the third year, the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) is offering the Governor’s Opportunity Award. A partnership with Gov. Dave Heineman, the scholarship is aimed at Nebraska high school seniors who plan to stay in the state after college and b...
  • Wallace actors receive honorable mention

    Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC) held play production competition at Southwest Jr./Sr. High School in Bartley, Wednesday, Nov. 17. Champion was Paxton, Hayes Center the runner-up. Best actor was Wade Waugh of Paxton, best actress was Maggie ...
  • Beating West Nile Virus

    A Nebraska farmer regains his health by taking up exercise.   By Cheryl Tevis Farm Issues Editor Healthy Manager Bryan Kroeker wasn’t going to let the flu get him down. So after the July 2007 wheat harvest, the 48-year-old tried to ignore his mil...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...A holiday to remember

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   As many of you may know, last year’s Thanksgiving in my family was pretty exciting. My biological family came from all around to attend the first Thanksgiving at my Dad’s house. Thinking back to that great day, th...
  • Free shipping on Beatrice Bakery products

    Nestled in America’s heartland lies a bakery that believes fruitcake is to be eaten and enjoyed! “One taste of ours and you too will not be afraid to admit you like fruitcake!” says President Greg Leech. For almost 50 years now the traditional hol...
  • Seat belt safety focus of holiday enforcement

    Seat belts save lives, a message Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Troopers will be sending out to motorists during the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign Nov. 22-28. The special enforcement designed to raise awareness of the need to wear a seat belt e...
  • Hints for Health...Advice for shoveling snow

    By Ben Holmstedt Physical Therapist   With winter around the corner it’s time to start thinking about dreaded snow storms and the sometimes daunting task of shoveling sidewalks. Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain t...
  • What's up...Comet is being elusive

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   At the time of this writing, I still haven’t put glass on Comet Hartley. Sometimes that is just the way it goes for astronomers, and comets are notorious for being elusive. I have maps, star charts, and loca...
  • Help needed for successful Thanksgiving feast

    All are invited—come enjoy an abundant meal shared with friends, family or neighbors.   In its 26th year, the community Thanksgiving feast scheduled for Thursday promises to be an excellent meal and a good time of fellowship. However, to make this ...
  • Signs of Christmas everywhere

      Retail businesses put their best foot forward during the Chamber open house event Thursday night. Kylie Hanson was among employees enjoying customers and handing out free samples at Grant Pharmacy. (Photos by Jan Rahn) Violet Kosmicki enters a dr...
  • November birthdays celebrated

      “November turkeys” including Harvey Brott (left) and Minnie Softley celebrated their special day at the Elsie monthly senior meal. (Photo by Joan Craig)...
  • Christmas Angel Tree Project begins

    In an effort to spread the Christmas spirit, again this Christmas season Angel Trees will be placed in churches around the county. Each Angel Tree will hold cards on the branches and people may select a card and purchase the gift of choice. Each card wi...