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  • Keep our troops in mind this holiday season

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With the holidays quickly approaching, there is much to be done on the home front. One of the things that should be added to the list is taking care of the needs and wishes of our military personnel serving overseas. Car...
  • Red Cross to deliver holiday cards to troops and veterans

    Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) has announced the American Red Cross will again deliver holiday cards to American military personnel, veterans, and their families across the country and around the world. Smith’s offices in Scottsbluff and Grand Island will se...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Apples over ice cream?

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff On a cold winter day I almost always think of a warm peach pie or apple cobbler. Especially close to Thanksgiving when those tasty treats are just a few days away. So I sat and wondered why I did not know of any quick sub...
  • What's Up...Spotting the space station

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We haven’t seen the bright glow of the International Space Station (ISS) in our skies for a couple of weeks. Orbital mechanics being what they are, there are times when it is out of our viewing range. That is go...
  • Shaun's Thoughts...Recognizing symptoms of dementia

    By Shaun Meyer Director of Home Health Services   The Smith family reunion has always been an event everyone looks forward to. Family visits, games, stories and everyone’s favorite foods are always on the agenda. On the top of the menu is Grandma’...
  • Great American Smokeout® giveaway

    Whether thinking about quitting smoking or taking the steps to quit, please join Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department in kicking the tobacco habit by participating in the Great American SmokeOut on Nov. 18. “This is an opportunity for not just s...
  • Seniors–’tis the season to sign up for Medicare Part D

    The holiday season is here. From peppermint lattes and potato latkes, carols to dreidels, there are reminders at every twist and turn. Seniors should also be reminded that it’s time to sign up for Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D...
  • Workers Comp maximum income benefit increases

    Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $698. This amount applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2011. The previous maximum weekly...
  • 2010 dietary guidelines for Americans

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the foundation for federal nutrition education and promotion programs as well as the basis for food assistance programs. They are based on the latest nutrition research, and reviewed, updated, and released by the ...
  • All-state musicians selected

      Students selected for all-state chorus and band include (Front row, l-r): Ashley Kemling, flute; Calla Mailand, chorus. Back row: Debbie Dahlkoetter, chorus; Tori Osler, chorus; John Prante, alternate tenor. (Courtesy photo)...
  • All-state band members chosen

    Mrs. Kim Wiedeman, chair of Band Affairs for the Nebraska Music Educators Association, is pleased to announce that Ashley Kemling of Perkins County High School will be among the 155 students selected to be a part of the 2010 All-State Band. Each year, ov...
  • FCCLA collects for food pantry

      Perkins County High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members went door to door in search of donations for the local food pantry as a service project at their Oct. 26 meeting. FCCLA members include (Front): Zach Jame...
  • Coat drive underway in Perkins County

    The Perkins County Middle School StuCo will be hosting their second annual coat drive. Bring coats, hats, snow pant, scarves and gloves to any Perkins County School Nov. 19-Dec. 3. Drop off sites will be located at the elementary, middle and high schools...
  • College Notes

    Borowski inducted into communications honor society Nathan Borowski was recently inducted into Students in Mass Media (SIMM), the mass communications honor society at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Borowski is majoring in public relations. He is...
  • Thanksgiving worship services

    Resurrection Catholic Church-Elsie Mass Nov. 24, 8 a.m. “Thanksgiving, a time to lift-up our hearts to the Lord” Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church-Grant Mass Nov. 24, 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Service Nov. 25 8:15 a.m. “Give Praise and Thanksgiv...
  • Lions Club improves Grant entrance

      Members of the Grant Lions Club spent Saturday morning, Nov. 6, removing a pickup load of litter from the Highway 23 and 61 junction and two-and-a-half miles south. Involved in the project were (Front row, l-r): Jerry McArtor, Loyal Thompson. Back r...
  • Grant blood drive has great turnout

    The Nov. 3 Grant Blood Drive had an overwhelming turnout and ended the day five units over the 58 unit goal. The Red Cross appreciates those who took time to donate. There were six first-time donors: Don Hamm, Mark Cunningham, Calvin Dahlkoetter, Jeffre...
  • CWC meeting is Nov. 20

    To everything there is a season and “’tis the season!” for festivities and celebrating for Christian Women’s Club. Join family and friends on Saturday Nov. 20 at the Wallace Community Hall beginning at 10 a.m. CT. “’Tis the season” will kic...
  • Remembering and honoring those providing the nation’s freedom

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The morning of Veterans Day began with a snow/rain mix that hampered the start of activities scheduled in Perkins County. The parade was cancelled, but the program at the high school and bean feed at the legion went ...
  • Christmas kicks off in Grant tonight Nov. 18

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor It will seem like the holiday season when it gets dark tonight (Nov. 18). Merchants, vendors and shoppers will kick off the annual Christmas event. Decorations are up and each participating Chamber business will remain open ...