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  • What’s Up?

    Many moon-planet meetings this month By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We have a busy month ahead of us, what with planet-to-planet and moon-planet meetings throughout the month even though it is cold outside, we will keep our binoculars and telesc...
  • Hints for Health

    January is cervical cancer and birth defect awareness month By Dr. Kristi Kohl January is cervical cancer screening month and birth defect awareness month.   This is a good time for women to consider planning their annual check-up for health.  I belie...
  • Area students take part in band and choral clinic

    High school vocal and instrumental music students from more than 100 schools in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas have been selected to participate in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Honor Band and Choral Clinic on Jan. 26.The event includes 697 student...
  • NSAA recognizes PCS students for academic achievement

    The Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA) recently announced the student recipients of the 2014 fall Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State awards.Students recognized from Perkins County included: girls cross count...
  • PCS activity calendar

    Dec. 8-14 Thursday, Jan. 8Junior high basketball vs North Platte St. Pat’s, 4 pmFriday, Jan. 9Basketball at North Platte St. Pat’s (Fr. girls begin 1 pm)Saturday, Jan. 10Speech at Chase CountyYouth basketball league, 9 amWrestling at Garden County, 9...
  • Reinke recognizes Wendell’s Irrigation with award

      Reinke is excited to announce that Wendell’s Irrigation Sales and Service, Inc. of Grant has received a Silver Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s 2013-2014 marketing year success. The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke...
  • Farmers Cooperative Association patrons affirm merger with farmer-owned CHS

    Voting members of Farmers Cooperative Association (FCA), a full-service ag cooperative based out of Brule, have approved a merger with CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative. The proposal passed with an 85-percent approval and will beco...
  • Huge three state beef conference coming next week

    The second annual Three-State Beef Conference is scheduled Jan. 13, 14 and 15, 2015 with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. Topics and speakers for the conference include: “Evaluating Supplementation Strategies,” Rick Rasby, extension beef spec...
  • Christmas music

    A large group of clergy and people from various parishes gathered on Christmas Eve in Grant to sing joyful music to the heavens. The annual Christmas sing-a-long was attended by around 50 people on Dec. 24 in the band shell surrounding the Nativity at...
  • Hospital Foundation moving office

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Jody Snogren has had some stress lately and she’s loving that fact. Snogren, the Perkins County Health Services Foundation administrator, has been dealing with the happy dilemma of additional services and added staf...
  • Hughes resigns from NWB

    Dan Hughes, the District 4 representative for the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB), has announced his resignation from NWB effective Dec. 31, 2014. Hughes was elected to the Nebraska Unicameral as the senator for District 44. Hughes was appointed to NWB in 2...
  • 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...