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  • Drive an environmentally friendly vehicle

    Dear Editor: It doesn’t matter if the car you’re driving is new or old, big or small. Driving technique and proper vehicle maintenance go a long way toward protecting the environment.  By following five simple steps, you can do your part by improving...
  • Health professionals make a difference

    Dear Editor: In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Week, I want to thank the dedicated staff who work directly with people with disabilities every day. They are hands on, helping people with medications, bathing and mobility, preparing meals,...
  • Student upset over abortion mandate

    Dear Editor: I thought that the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) was not going to happen and that taxpayers would not be forced to fund abortions. However, the abortion lobby has found a way to get the cornerstone issues of FOCA passed and they got taxpayer...
  • Small town, big heart

    “There’s no place like a small town when it come to caring and giving”  was the sentiment on Saturday, Sept. 13, during the Palser family benefit. The benefit was organized and hosted by the Elsie Fire Department. The firemen served barbecue pork s...
  • Students visiting India bring back ideas for new dairy store foods

    Mint green colored pistachio-flavored milk soon might become a standard in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dairy Store. It will, at least, if everything goes according to the plans of two food science and technology students who visited southern India ...
  • PCHS hosting German exchange students

    By Joe Craig    Student intern There are more than 2000 American families who participate in the  youth for understanding program.      Two out of those 2000 families are  playing the role of host to  two German exchange students attending Perkin...
  • Farm Bureau opposes bill

    Farmers and ranchers from across the state were kicking tires and checking out new technologies at this year’s Husker Harvest Days show, but more than 1,000 of them had a Nebraska Farm Bureau anti-Cap and Trade sticker expressing their opposition to the...
  • Deadline approaching to apply for new conservation program

    Farm, ranch and forest land operators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The first round sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will end September 30.  The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) ...
  • Arrest made after stolen machinery found in Kansas

    A Keith County Sheriff’s Department investigation into the multi-thousand dollar theft of farming machinery from Keith County in 2008 has apparently been solved, with the arrest of a suspect in Kansas Sept. 11, according to Keith County Sheriff Kevin Mu...
  • DNR says shutdown of irrigation near river a last resort

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Rand Levy’s entire farming operation rests in the Champion Valley, not far from the Frenchman River. If strict water-short year regulations proposed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) go into effect, all...
  • Lady Plainsmen runners up at Bridgeport Tournament

    Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County volleyball players had a busy week on the road, finding success in both the South Platte triangular Thursday and the Bridgeport tournament on Saturday.Bridgeport Tournament In most recent action, the Lady Plains...
  • Runners compete at McCook Invitational

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff A hilly course and tough competition greeted the Perkins County cross country runners at the most recent meet in McCook on Thursday, Sept. 17, which included schools from all four classes. Perkins County girls were not able t...
  • Quarterback tears away for three touchdowns: St. Pat’s beats Perkins County 49-14

    By Vince CarrigSports Writer North Platte quarterback Shane O’Connor scored touchdowns from 11, 19, and 28 yards away and St. Pat’s defense kept Plainsmen drives short for a 49-14 Irish victory in Grant Friday night. After ripping off a 30-yard run in...
  • Golfers challenged at Kimball Invitational

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Although conditions were optimal for golf with little wind and perfect temperatures, the difficult Kimball course gave the Perkins County golfers a challenge on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Kimball Invitational. Perkins County f...
  • Lady Cats win Hayes Center triangular

    Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Hayes Center Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The Cats’ first opponent was the Hayes Center Cardinals.  The Wildcats defeated the Cardinals in straight sets 25-16 and 25-18. The Cardinals...
  • Cyclones outlast Wildcats Friday night

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats could  not keep up with the Stapleton-McPherson County Cyclones Friday night, as they lost a shootout 68-44. There was no doubt from the beginning of this game that it was going to be a track meet, as...
  • Wallace Fall Festival is a “kick”

    One of the attractions at Wallace Fall Festival held Saturday, Sept. 19 was the shoe kick.                          ...
  • Augmentation still a viable option for compliance

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When assessing how the Republican Basin could stay in compliance with the compact settlement, WaterClaim Director Steve Smith of Imperial suggested moving water from one area of the state to another. His idea got t...
  • Farmers urged to begin lobbying for their own cause

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Three natural resources district (NRD) managers lobbying state senators in Lincoln on compact compliance issues just isn’t enough. That’s what Upper Republican NRD Manager Jasper Fanning told a crowd of more th...
  • Chandler-Smith takes gold

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Widely known for his musical talent, Matt Chandler-Smith of Grant took the top prize in the songwriting division in the Galaxy of Stars contest at the Nebraska State Fair. Chandler-Smith exhibits his love for music through man...