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  • New dietitian joins staff at Perkins County Hospital

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Grant High School graduate Shana (Reese) Kraus began duties Monday as the newly hired registered dietitian at Perkins County Health Services. Kraus was anxious to get started in the new full time position and will be wor...
  • High school receives GPC grant for voc-ag projects

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With a grant from Great Plains Communications, students at Perkins County High School will see new life and new growth. A grant of $4,800 to the school will go toward funding a new greenhouse and aquaponics lab.  A thre...
  • PCS seniors attend honors dinner

    Six seniors from Perkins County High School attended an honors dinner sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension recently in North Platte. David Burge, associate dean of admissions and Dr. Steve Waller, dean, College of Agricultural Sciences ...
  • 4-H reminders

    • April 12: Perkins County Schools Poetry Contest, 4 p.m. at elementary school in Grant. • April 14: Rabbit Club organizational meeting, 3:45 p.m. at Perkins County elementary school. Contact club leader Jean Gregg 308-352-2208. • April 15: Re...
  • Quiz Bowl team hosts dual

    On Tuesday, March 30, the Perkins County High School Quiz Bowl Team hosted a dual with Chase County. After four rounds of competition, both squads finished the night 2-2. Chase County correctly answered the sudden-death, overtime question to break the ti...
  • Poster contest offered to elementary students

    To celebrate National Home ownership Month in June, Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation, and USDA Rural Development are sponsoring a poster contest for kindergarten through fifth grade students.  Posters must contain the theme: “What...
  • Forensics team places first at novice national tournament

      Recently, the Doane forensics team won first place at the Novice National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.  Jordan Johnson of Grant is one of the six first-year forensics members who competed against teams from across the country at Hutchinson Communi...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Breakfast or dessert?

    I can’t help but love foods that are extremely versatile. Breakfast for dinner or brunch for dessert? When I try to think of a good food to fit this category, the following recipe is what always comes to mind.  Now I am going to be really honest wit...
  • National Library Week celebration scheduled

    Celebrate National Library Week at the Hastings Memorial Library, April 11-17 It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.  With eve...
  • Girls bring home title from Ogallala invitational

    By J. Rahn and D. Zwickl Tribune Staff The Perkins County girls came away from their first track meet of the season with first place standings, edging out Gothenburg with just one-and-a-half points. Ashley Kemling and Michael York each set new school...
  • Pritchett among greats to be inducted into Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Former  Grant High School/Perkins County High School  boys basketball coach Larry Pritchett will be among 12 athletes, five coaches, two contributors and an official to be inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall...
  • Wallace Wildcats’ personal bests highlight Thursday’s Sutherland Invite

    The Wallace track team  set or tied over 20 personal best marks at the Sutherland Booster Club Invitational track meet held on Thursday, April 1.  The weather was beautiful and the Wildcats took advantage of the conditions.   Eleven schools particip...
  • PC FFA members head to state

    Representing Perkins County at state in the Agriscience division are (Front row, l-r): Mark Hanson, Colton White. Back: Katie Rowley. Not pictured: Caleb Breazeale. (Photos by Shari Friedel)   In the ag communications division, four Perkins County ...
  • Nebraska Beef Council seeks director candidates

    The Nebraska Beef Council (NBC) will hold board of director elections in four districts in 2010.   This opportunity is open to qualified Nebraska beef producers that are 21 years of age or older, a registered voter, and a resident of the district that...
  • Candidacy petition deadline of May 14 for Nebraska Soybean Board district election

    Three of the nine district seats on the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be eligible for election this year. Soybean producers in Districts 2, 4 and 8 are invited to run for election to the Nebraska Soybean Board by filing a candidacy petition by the Ma...
  • It’s not too late to return 2010 Census form

    Forms will be accepted via mail through the middle of April.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Even though the April 1 deadline is past, the U.S. Census Bureau will continue to accept 2010 Census questionnaires by mail through mid-April. Thus far, Pe...
  • Special prizes found at Elsie Easter egg hunt

    The town of Elsie held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 27 at the United Methodist Church. Children were divided into three age groups with special prize eggs hidden for each group. The eggs led to extra prizes for those kids who found them...
  • Spring is bursting forth

    Signs of spring finally arrived in force—birds are caroling, bulbs are emerging and branches are budding. Nearly 50 types of birds, some migrating, quench their thirst and fill their tiny tummies at the wildlife habitat of Kay Cheney at the corner of ...
  • Hacker sends improper emails through school’s computer system

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor An incident of computer hacking at school sent administration and staff scrambling to identify the perpetrator and take necessary steps of prevention. According to Perkins County Schools Superintendent Tobin Buchanan, the ...
  • Visionary meetings initiate planning for the future of Perkins County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Pleased with how three community meetings went last week, Perkins County Planning and Zoning Administrator Chris Loeffler said, “Our planning team was impressed with the attendance and variety of ideas received.” The i...