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  • Senator Nelson’s spin

    Dear Editor: Recently, Senator Ben Nelson has been putting “spin” on his recent vote in support of the health care bill coming out of the U.S. Senate. Since that vote, we’ve seen and heard him on our airways more often than in any actual politica...
  • Lack of sleep affects overall well-being

    Zzzzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzzzz. Are you getting enough z’s in your life? Frankly, the credit given to ample quality sleep is sometimes shorted. Face it, you think better, feel better and look better when you’re well rested. Unfortunately, I’m a procras...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    February birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 12. Those sharing in the celebration were (Front row, l-r): Maxine Reynolds, Elmer Pankonin, Dorothy Meyer. Back row: Alice Jantzen, Bev Norman, Donna Bishop, Loretta...
  • Kuskie selected as February Senior of the Month

    Jeannie Kuskie has recently been selected as the Beta Sigma Phi February “Senior of the Month.” Kuskie, a student at Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Larry and Norma Jean Kuskie of Grant. Kuskie has participated in golf all four yea...
  • Wallace volunteers attend fire school

    About 220 individuals attended the 18th Annual Mid-Winter Fire School on Feb. 7 at Holdrege High School. Attending from Wallace were Charles Andrews, Deb Jameson, Ray Jameson, Ryan Kuhlman, Michael Sullivan, Lynn Swanson, Josh Tobiasson and Tom Tobiass...
  • Fourth graders may take part in Severe Weather Poster Contest

    Entry deadline is Feb. 26.   The springtime severe weather season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the annual 2010 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. The contest, sponsored by Nebraska Association of Emergency Man...
  • Students encouraged to enter art contest

    Nebraska students in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to show their creativity by entering the 2010 Nebraska Spirit Art Contest. The contest, which is designed to promote Nebraska, is sponsored by Secretary of State John Gale and Nebrask...
  • ‘Freedom From Smoking’ class beginning March 1

    The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program for seven weeks beginning March 1.  The class will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday evenings in Room 124 on the South Campus of N...
  • What’s New...at your local library

    By Robin Quinn City Librarian Ready to renovate your bathroom?  Looking for a new knitting pattern?   Hastings Memorial Library is trying out some online databases and wants you to take a look.   Through the end of March, the library will be tes...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - A chilly day in 1985

    Exactly 25 years ago, on Feb. 19, 1985, I was brought into this world by a very generous woman. That woman then gave the most precious gift she could possibly ever give, to two very deserving individuals. She blessed them with a child that they could cal...
  • Schulze is district wrestling champion

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Plainsmen wrestling season began to wind down with Class D-4 district competition held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13 at Sutherland High School. Perkins County was one of 18 teams vying for positions at the state level...
  • Ogallala breaks out for early lead, keeps Lady Plainsmen at arm’s length

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer  Too much Lisa Havermann  spelled defeat for the Lady Plainsmen; the senior swing forward reached into the rim from near and far for 20 points and the Lady Indians took a convincing 55-43 win in Ogallala Thursday ...
  • Lady Plainsmen steal, shoot their way to blowout win over Lady Storm

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer The Lady Plainsmen pressed  Creek Valley’s ball handlers, lobbed long outlet passes and feasted under the basket in beating the Lady Storm like a tribal drum, 60-32 Tuesday night (Feb. 9) in Chappell. Almost en...
  • Ogallala overtakes PC, pulls last-second win with tight defense

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer  Indians center Jerik Victory hit  the warpath and burned 11 fourth quarter points on the board–including the game winner from 17 feet away–allowing his team to steal a last-second, 48-47 win from the Plainsme...
  • PC duo’s dynamics calm Creek Valley Storm’s bid for an upset

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer  Kye Kurkowski and Michael  York tag-teamed Creek Valley’s defense to score 24 and 22 points respectively and propelled their Plainsmen to a 64-57 win Tuesday night (Feb. 9) in Chappell. Towering over every St...
  • Wallace Wildcats defeat Cyclones, fall to Hitchcock County Falcons

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats picked up their third win of the year in Stapleton Thursday night, when they defeated the Stapleton/McPherson County Cyclones 55-48.  The Wildcats jumped on the Cyclones early behind the offensi...
  • A rough week for the Lady Cats

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer Thursday, Feb. 11, the Wallace  Wildcats traveled to Stapleton to face the SMC Cyclones. In the first quarter it was clear that the ladies came to play matching the Cyclones shot for shot. The first quarter ended with t...
  • Wallace students attend choir clinic

    Wallace School students participated in a conference choir clinic at Hayes Center on Monday, Feb. 8. Other attending schools included Maywood, Paxton, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Dundy County/Stratton and Wauneta/Palisade, with each  choir performi...
  • Christensen forging ahead with occupation tax fix

     He said Republican Basin must remain proactive and work together better. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican More than 60 people from the area including irrigators and business owners came to Imperial Monday to hear an update on water issues...
  • EPA rules show corn ethanol reduces emissions

    The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized new rules which show that corn ethanol complies with the 20 percent reduction in emissions required by the Renewable Fuels Standard. The RFS is a 2007 federal law which mandates increased use of biofuel...