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  • Hendricks family has proud tradition in county

    By Jan Rahn Tribune Staff “We hope to help raise money for the Perkins County Health Services addition that has served our family, plus many other families, since 1951,” said Cecil Hendricks, who was born at the hospital in Ogallala because there ...
  • Many highlights fill 2014

    January Perkins County Health Services Foundation Gala helped to further the expansion of the hospital. Mr. Perkins County campaign raised approximately $68,657; Steve Loeffler crowned Mr. Perkins County. Community exceeded food pantry goal of $5,000 wi...
  • Bring on the snow

    The heavy snow on Dec. 29 did not deter the progress at the Perkins County High School addition as the area was recently sealed up and prepared for work inside despite the frigid conditions outside. The building is slated to be done by the beginning o...
  • Goodbye to friends

    District Lutheran Church Missouri Synod President Rev. Russell Sommerfeld of Seward, left, presents Sherry and Ron Krause with a plaque of appreciation on Dec. 28 at Zion Lutheran in Grant for the retirement of Ron Krause after 13 years of service....
  • Highway supt. attends conference

    Michael Dolezal, Perkins County highway superintendent, attended a two-and-a-half day conference conducted in Omaha for county officials Dec. 10-12.The annual conference, attended by approximately 700 county officials and employees, is part of a continuin...
  • Students take Christmas spirit to Westview

    On Tuesday, Dec. 16, students from the Perkins County Christian School came to Westview Retirement Community for a “ring and sing.” Westview residents enjoyed the children singing Christmas songs and using hand bells. ...
  • Birthdays celebrated in Elsie

    The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Dec. 16. They were treated to a meal which consisted of ham, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry salad. Celebrating December birthdays were Jo Leonard and Sid Colson. The following seniors braved the c...
  • Blood drive close to goal

    The Elsie/Madrid Blood Drive that was held Dec. 12 fell just short of its goal, according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. Donors were treated to a meal prepared and served by the Elsie Methodist Women. The following donors reached the...
  • Pinnacle Bank is spotlight business

    Pinnacle Bank in Grant was the featured Perkins County Chamber of Commerce business for December. Rod Cornelius accepts the award on behalf of the Grant branch on Dec. 18 at the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce meeting. On hand for the presentation ar...
  • Midwest Musings

    Happy New Year, good night By Tim Linscott Managing Editor New Year’s Eve changes through the years.As a young child it was awesome to be allowed to stay awake past midnight by my parents for the occasion. I rarely made it to midnight, however, and wo...
  • From the Pulpit

    A New Year’s resolution By Pastor Nora Mendyk Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? A 2014 survey conducted by Scranton University revealed the Top 10 New Year’s resolutions Americans committed to over the past 12 months: 1. Lose weight. 2. G...
  • Hints for Health

    Protect loved ones with flu shot Dr. Kristi Kohl The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recently sent out a health alert regarding the flu vaccines’ 52 percent antigenic drift.  “Antigenic drift” simply means that while 48 percent of the influenz...
  • Nebraska moves into top 10 of healthiest states

    Nebraska has moved into the top 10 among the healthiest states in the country.In a report issued by the United Health Foundation earlier this month, Nebraska moved up one notch after ranking No. 11 last year. The report, “America’s Health Rankings: A ...
  • Graduation rates increase in Nebraska

    Nebraska public schools graduated nearly 90 percent of their high school seniors in 2014, increasing the percentage of graduates to 89.7 percent, up from 88.5 percent in 2013. The public school graduation rate has steadily improved since 2011 when 86.1 pe...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    ‘In with the NU’ is new at the U By Larry Pritchett There was a sign at the Holiday Bowl that read “Out with the Bo and in with the NU.” Kind of a clever play on words but pretty prophetic also. The Holiday Bowl looked just like a lot of previou...
  • FSA Scoop

    ARC-PLC yield, base and program election The ARC-PLC program provides a ‘one-time” decision to UPDATE CC yields on the farm. Your option is to retain current CC yields or Update yields at 90 percent  of planted acreage-yield history.   Yield updat...
  • Ag Technology Fair approaching

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Plans and vendors are being finalized this week for the seventh annual Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Technology Fair Jan. 7. The fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Imperial Eagles Club at 601 E. 5th Stree...
  • Farm Bill computer training planned

    The Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center and Nebraska Extension are teaming up for a comprehensive Farm Bill Decision Aid computer workshop.  The hands-on training will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the new Nebraska Innovation Campus C...
  • Cattle on feed up five percent

    Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.55 million cattle on feed on December 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was up 5 percent from last year.Placements during November to...
  • Stumpf Wheat Center christened

    Preview held on Pearl Stump’s 100th birthday By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was a very special day for Marvin Stumpf of rural Grant. Stumpf was the guest of honor at the dedication of the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center, located ju...