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  • Rotary clubs provide shelter for thousands following disaster in Haiti

    By Lori Pankonin The Imperial Republican Area Rotary Clubs have joined the effort to provide shelter and comfort in the Haiti crisis through the ShelterBox program. As of this week, 2000 boxes have landed in Haiti with more scheduled to arrive. Each ...
  • Christensen: two water bills threaten irrigation

    Senator urges irrigators to get proactive on bills   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Areas of the Upper Republican  Natural Resources District where groundwater declines have occurred would be in the cross hairs of a bill introduced last...
  • Innocence of youth gives

    Concentration camp stories and the whole World War II Holocaust concept are devastating and painfully heart wrenching, to say the least.  During the holidays, I enjoyed that age-old movie, “Sound of Music.” Brooke, our oldest daughter, had each an...
  • Early childhood conference to be held at Chadron State

    The 21st annual Excellence in Early Childhood Conference will be Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Chadron State College Student Center.   The theme for the conference is “United We Stand for Children… Doing What We Love.”  The one-day event this year...
  • UNMC partners with UNK to educate more rural physicians

    In a proactive move to try to meet the demand for family physicians in rural Nebraska, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Kearney have established the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP).  “With 32 pe...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Healthy alternatives for game day

    As January comes to a close let’s not let our New Year’s resolutions dwindle.  I don’t know many people who can realistically say they did not resolve to live a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. So how do we meet that challenge. There are alw...
  • Scholarships available—urge kids to apply

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff This particular time of year is extremely busy for most students attending Perkins County High School. While seniors are more concerned with basketball, wrestling, speech and other activities there is one issue of major ...
  • Wallace High School chooses VOD winners

    The Voice of Democracy Contest that is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars involves writing and recording an essay on a given theme.  This year’s theme was “Does America Still Have Heroes?”  The English teacher from Wallace High School...
  • Classmates show the spirit of giving

    Wallace kindergarteners Ainsley Strawder, daughter of Cody and Heather Strawder of Wallace, and Denay Pelster, daughter of Matt and Kassie Pelster of Elsie, celebrated their sixth birthdays together in December.  They had a party with their friends,...
  • NWS team at North Platte receives forecast award

    NORTH PLATTE (AP) — The North Platte office of the National Weather Service has been honored for its forecasts and warnings about a blizzard last April in western Nebraska. John Stoppkotte, meteorologist and the office’s operations officer, told KN...
  • North Platte VA Clinic welcomes new physician

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System outpatient clinic in North Platte welcomes Dr. Gary Vandewege as its new physician. Dr. Vandewege replaces Dr. Susan Schuckert, who is leaving the VA health care system to star...
  • Radiologist at new Vancouver care center has Nebraska roots

    Dr. Jennifer Ochsner was recently hired as the breast imaging radiologist in a new Vancouver, Wash., breast care center. The clinic expects some 15,000 women to come through the center in its first year of operation. Nationally, one in eight women will b...
  • Don’t forget the second dose of H1N1 vaccine for kids under 10

    Flu season is far from over, and nasty viruses have the potential to pick up the pace and invade homes, schools and child cares.    “A second dose of H1N1 flu vaccine is recommended for children under 10,” said Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical O...
  • Teen center in Wallace to celebrate milestone

    The Wallace Teen Center, The Cats’ Den, recently hit the milestone of making the final building loan payment.  In 2006, the teen center organized to purchase the building, a main street fixture since the 1930s.  The board of directors will be hos...
  • Lady Plainsmen earn fifth consecutive SPVA title

      By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Balanced scoring and rebounding from their starters took a fifth-consecutive SPVA title for the Lady Plainsmen at McDonald-Belton gymnasium in North Platte Saturday afternoon. Senior Jenni Sis led Perkins Co...
  • Plainsmen avenge losses; win SPVA crown

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Michael York’s 18 points and daunting defense vaulted the Plainsmen to a 47-32 walloping of the Maxwell Wildcats and an SPVA tournament title at North Platte Community College Saturday night. York swished an...
  • Plainsmen slip past Irish in SPVA semis

    by Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kye Kurkowski returned from  the banishment of foul trouble to post four points down the stretch and slip his Plainsmen past the North Platte St. Patrick’s Irish in the SPVA tournament’s semi-final round Friday...
  • Wallace Wildcats come up short in last week’s games

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer A big size disadvantage played a  big  role last Tuesday night when the Wallace Wildcats hosted the Dundy County/Stratton Tigers. The Tigers used the inside play of 6-foot-7 senior Kendal Glidden, 6-foot-5 freshman...
  • Lady Cats lose frustrating game in tense overtime action

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Tuesday night the Lady Cats  hosted Dundy County/Stratton.  The Ladies started the match a bit slow, struggling to maintain possession of the ball.  Dundy County took and maintained the early lead, ending the first...
  • Shootout planned for Feb. 20

    The Cambridge Youth Sports Club is hosting the 2010 Cambridge Youth Sports Club Shootout basketball tournament on Feb. 20.  All games will begin at 9 a.m. CT.  This is a one day tournament.  The entry cost is $80.00 per team. The format for this tou...