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  • Turner plows through blizzard, Lions’ defense to blow out Morrill 47-8

    By Pastor Vince Carrig    Sports Writer Nick Turner plowed through the  Lions’ defense and heavy snow for 240 yards and five touchdowns and Jeremy Hagan returned a punt for a touchdown as the Plainsmen found easy sledding in Morrill in their 47-8 wi...
  • Perkins County runners host SPVA cross country

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Perkins County Invitational and South Platte Valley Association cross country competition were hosted by Perkins County on Thursday, Oct. 8. The race is run once, but scored twice to tabulate statistics for the two compet...
  • Wildcats get big win

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer Neither a four hour bus trip nor an October blizzard could stop Sean May and the Wallace Wildcats from getting their first win of the season at Banner County Friday night. May, who scored seven touchdowns led the Wildcats ...
  • The Lady Cats travel but come home victorious

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled  to  South Platte on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Lady Cats were ready to play and won, decisively, in straight sets 25-8, 25-7, and 25-7. When asked about the game, Coach Rhode said, “The girls pl...
  • Join Wallace High School drama students in “An Evening of Culture” next week

    Wallace High School is presenting their yearly dinner theatre, “An Evening of Culture,” by Mark Landon Smith at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 24. The play takes place in a small town where the local socialites decide to give the town...
  • County offices on the move

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A juggling act is taking place at the Perkins County Courthouse with three of the offices switching floors to be more accommodating to both the public and to each other. The county attorney office has already moved from the fi...
  • Motel complex in Grant has new owners

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A smooth transition to new ownership has taken recently place at the Plainsman Inn RV Park and Storage toward the north edge of Grant. Ryan and Taren Hendricks are the enthusiastic new proprietors, purchasing the motel from Wa...
  • New floral and gift shop now open in downtown Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor New to downtown Grant as of the latter part of September is “Poppe’s Posies,” a flower shop and gift store under the ownership of Michele Poppe. The sound of contagious laughter is often heard from Poppe and  longtime fri...
  • New 4-wheel drive advantageous to PCSO

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office has purchased a new vehicle with several amenities to better serve the county and make law enforcement duties run smoother. A 2009 Ford Exposition 4-wheel drive patrol vehicle, which was ord...
  • Something must be done

    Dear Editor:     Whether we are conservatives, liberals, or any point in between, one thing is a certainty: the under-insured will cost Americans $100 billion this year alone. That’s a trillion dollars a decade without even factoring in growth or inf...
  • High school celebrates Homecoming

    Homecoming was celebrated throughout the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at Perkins County High School. The public enjoyed a parade on Main St. that included the senior class float featuring Josh Sexson  (left) and Darrell Patten. ...
  • Band receives superior in McCook

    Perkins County High School marching band received a superior rating Saturday, Sept. 26 at the McCook contest which included participation in the parade followed by a concert in the park. The band is instructed by Sheila Johnson. (Photo by Shari Friedel) ...
  • Key lessons taught in kindergarten

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher I had the privilege of going to kindergarten Friday and what a day. It was Grandparents Day at the elementary school in Red Cloud and I gladly accepted the invitation from our grandson, Austin. Can’t help but chuckle when...
  • Community support sought for new Eagle Scout project

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With weather soon to become a factor, Boy Scout Max Jones was able to get the major components of his new Eagle Scout project completed over the weekend. Jones chose to create a landscaped area at Golden Ours Convalescent Home w...
  • Fourth graders take part in fitness day

    On Wednesday, Sept. 23, fourth grade students from across the eight county health district participated in a one day health and fitness day hosted by McCook Public Schools and Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department.   Schools participating in the ev...
  • Wallace School recipient of two grant awards

    Wallace School was privileged enough to receive two great grants this school year. Grants can be applied for the previous school year they are received. These were received from the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation. The John Applegate Grants received wer...
  • Lady Plainsmen record improving with each game

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County Lady Plainsmen traveled to the Gothenburg Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3 where they met with Holdrege, Ord and Gothenburg, and finished as runner-up in the contest.Gothenburg Invite In their first game agains...
  • Turner’s 198 yards, 4 INTs key to Plainsmen’s 17-6 comeback win over Bayard in Homecoming game

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Nick Turner rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Plainsmen from behind and carry them to a 17-6 win over the Bayard Tigers at Haenfler Field in Grant on Friday night. Turner capped a 4:40, 83-yard drive ...
  • Girls finish ninth at UNK cross country invite

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Over 280 runners from 21 schools participated in the UNK invite on Monday, Sept. 28, including members of the Perkins County cross country team. “An awesome day today,” said Coach Paula Wurst of the team’s efforts. “A...
  • Golf season ends on high note

    Perkins County girls’ golfers find their season winding down, with the final regular season scheduled meets behind them. The Hershey Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 29 proved to be a successful event for the Plainsmen who took the gold with a season low ...