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  • What’s keeping you from Jesus?

    Pastor Linda BatelloUnited Methodist Church, Madrid, Elsie The last few Sundays we have been reading from the 10th chapter of Mark. It begins with Jesus teaching on adultery and the place of children in the kingdom of God. Last week it was about the ric...
  • Nebraska’s water future is on the table in Kearney Nov. 4-5

    Over 400 of Nebraska’s top water professionals will meet in Kearney on Nov. 4 and 5 to discuss the condition of the state’s drinking water supplies and make plans to improve and preserve those resources for generations to come. The 2009 Fall Conferen...
  • Perkins County Schools offers guidance on preventing flu spread

    Perkins County Schools are utilizing information based on input from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local health professionals, and school administrators to provide the following information to parents and the community regarding the spre...
  • Midwest honors individuals for years of service at annual banquet

    Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation honored directors and employees at the company’s  annual banquet held on Saturday, Oct. 10. The event provides an opportunity to recognize individuals for their years of service to Midwest, their dedication to ...
  • Pinnacle donates to community foundation

    As treasurer of the Perkins County Community Foundation, Ashley Colglazier (second from right) accepts a check from Pinnacle Bank, represented by employees (l-r): Denny Hansen, Andrea Brueggeman and Lisa Schmitt. After the $2,500 check from Pinnacle, $57,...
  • Coming together

    Dear Editor: Harambe!  This is a Kenyan word which has recently come to my vocabulary. Its meaning, very simply, is “coming together as one.” The context in which it was used focused on our students, “coming together as one” to benefit our young ...
  • Diehard fans follow Huskers through it all

    By Lori Pankonin, Co-Publisher It wasn’t a good week for the Huskers, but it won’t keep fans from returning to Memorial Stadium next week in a sea of red. I was fascinated by a conversation with Mook Wilhelms during pre-game socializing with newspape...
  • “Czars” need to be held accountable

    By Adrian SmithU.S. Congressman, 3rd District Presidents always have surrounded themselves with advisors and counselors. Beginning with President George Washington, these individuals play an important role in public and foreign policy. To date, the Obama ...
  • Sis and Downey

    Nicole Sis and Brent Downey were united in marriage on July 25, 2009. The double ring ceremony took place at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant with Father Mark Pfeiffer as celebrant. Parents of the couple are Greg and Cheri Sis of Elsie, Neb....
  • Perkins County mock trial begins season in Imperial

    The Perkins County High School mock trial teams began the season successfully on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Chase County Courthouse in Imperial. In the first trial of the day, the Red team, made up of less experienced students, defeated a team from Maywood. F...
  • New members inducted to National Honor Society

    New members were inducted to National Honor Society in a ceremony Monday, Oct. 19 at Perkins County High School. Members are selected based on leadership, service, academics and character. PCHS members include (Front row, l-r): Kalyn Hanson, Leslie Burge,...
  • Students compete in spirit activities

    By Joe CraigStudent Intern There was fierce competition amongst students at PCS as they fell under the competitive spirit of homecoming week Sept. 28-Oct. 2. On Monday the student body flexed its muscle as they participated in a class-by-class competitio...
  • Perkins County FCCLA to help “bag hunger” with food drive

    In an effort to raise awareness in the ongoing issues of hunger, the Perkins County FCCLA Chapter (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) wants to engage the community in a local food drive.   Our goal is to collect 100 bags of food to send to t...
  • Register now for December ACT

    Registration is now open for the Dec. 12  ACT achievement test. This date is a great time for seniors to take the ACT before submitting college applications. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Nov. 6. ...
  • Jon Burkey reflects on career path in education

    Burkey served as superintendent in Grant for 16 years. As a Bartley High school senior, he thought his future might be that of a place kicker on a college football team. When he wasn’t kicking field goals in McCook at college a year later, he believed ...
  • Lady Plainsmen are SPVA runners-up

    Falling short of their goal to win the South Platte Valley Association conference tournament, the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen took home the runner-up plaque from this year’s contest, held at Maxwell, Thursday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 17. The Plains...
  • Turner carries ball, Plainsmen to late scores for 21-12 win over Bridgeport

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Nick Turner rushed for 172  yards  and a touchdown to pull the Plainsmen away from the upset-minded Bridgeport Tigers, leading Perkins County to a 21-12 win Friday night in Grant. The 1-6 Tigers kept the score between...
  • Kemling qualifies for state cross country second year in row

    With illness and injury hampering team efforts, Perkins County cross country runners competed at D-5 district cross country Thursday, Oct. 15 at their home course. The gloomy and cold weather of the previous week gave way to warmer temperatures and sunshi...
  • Wildcats drop wild one to Potter-Dix

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer Football fans in Wallace witnessed the highest scoring game in eight man history for Nebraska football Friday night. Unfortunately for Wildcat fans, it was in a losing effort as the Potter-Dix Coyotes defeated the Wildcats...
  • Kuskie represents Perkins County at state for fourth consecutive year

    By Shari Friedel    Tribune Staff Perkins County senior Jeannie  Kuskie qualified individually for the state golf tournament scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13. Due to snow over the weekend, the tournament was shortened to Tuesday, Oct. ...