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  • Knott named director of outreach for Mid-Plains Community College

    Gail Knott is the new director of outreach for Mid-Plains Community College. Knott, who has been the Ogallala extended campus coordinator for the past 14 years, will begin work at North Platte Community College on Dec. 1.Knott will oversee operations at t...
  • Scholarship program promotes ag careers

    After a successful pilot in Nebraska this past school year, America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now expanding to 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college sch...
  • Nebraska crop progress and condition report released

    For the week ending Nov. 16, 2014, unseasonably cold conditions engulfed the state with snow late in the period slowing final harvest activities, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged 15 to 20 degrees be...
  • Saying thank you

      The 58th annual Veterans Day program was observed at Perkins County High School on Tuesday, Nov. 11. A large crowd gathered to pay homage and say thank you to veterans of all generations. Above: Glen Stanek of Elsie, left, presented Max Hanson, al...
  • Angel Tree gathering names

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Perkins County children who may not otherwise have a joyful Christmas can be assured of a special holiday through the annual “Angel Tree” project, now getting underway. The project is sponsored by the Perkins County Mi...
  • School district revamping website

    Completed in a few weeks By Tim Linscott Managing Editor As a means of better communicating with parents and patrons, Perkins County Schools is completely re-vamping the school’s website. “Everything will be new and improved,” Perkins County Super...
  • Hughes begins to prepare for life in legislature

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A lifelong hard worker, Dan Hughes, woke up Wednesday, Nov. 5 and immediately went to work as he would any normal day. On this day, however, Hughes wasn’t necessarily working hard on his farm near Venango, he wa...
  • Annual community Thanksgiving meal in jeopardy

    This year marks the 30th year of Grant having a community Thanksgiving meal. However, unless a co-chairperson(s) is named in the next few days, the event will not take place, according to organizers of the annual event. A co-chairmanship has been sought f...
  • Floor poured at new gymnasium

      On Nov. 5 the floor at the new gymnasium at Perkins County High School was poured in a single deck. Wall framing is expected to start this week and school officials noted that by the end of the month it is hoped to have the structure enclosed. PCS...
  • Open house a tremendous chance to see county sparkle

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor This year’s Perkins County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Open House will have the theme ‘Christmas Sparkles in Perkins County’ and will kick off the holiday shopping season on Nov. 20.Available this year will be barg...
  • Reese living a dream in pursuit of Mrs. Nebraska title

    By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Following a dream and reaching a goal is the pursuit of many pageant contestants and for Grant’s own Adair Reese, reaching that goal can be done anywhere, anytime. Reese will head to Omaha this weekend for the Mrs. Nebr...
  • New beds at hospital

      Dana McArtor, Director of Nursing and Jody Snogren, Administrator, Perkins County Health Services Foundation, stand by one of the new beds at the hospital. Five new beds were recently purchased at a cost of $18,219.65 with $10,000 of the cost donate...
  • Coming together

      Above: Over 300 people attended the annual Grant United Methodist Church turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 8. The crowd was a record compared to the past few years. The event has been going on for over 40 years. Pastor Nora Mendyk of the Methodist Chu...
  • PCHS receives donation

      Adaline Linscott presented Dana McArtor, Director of Nursing, Adrienne Turner, radiology and Jody Snogren of the Perkins County Health Services Foundation with $108 in cash to go toward cancer services at PCHS. Linscott annually makes breast cancer ...
  • Local named Little Miss Ogallala

      Adaline Linscott, center, was named Little Miss Ogallala on Sunday, Nov. 9 at Ogallala High School. Linscott, the daughter of Tim and Deb Linscott of Grant and a fifth grade student at Perkins County Elementary, competed against nine other girls fro...
  • Midwest Musings

    Let your voice be heard By Tim Linscott Managing Editor I am never one to get too political, however, there is a crossroads America is at that I feel the need to address.With all of the changes coming politically after the mid-term elections, things on ...
  • From the Pulpit

    Pay attention! By Pastor Ronald Vote Believers must diligently guard against drifting away from their confession of Jesus. Hebrews 2:1-4: We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For since t...
  • What's Up

    Incomprehensible vastness By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Now is the time of year when viewing one of my favorite “celestial jewels” is possible in the early evening. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest island universe to us in the sky, locat...
  • November is adoption awareness month

    Each year, November is celebrated as National Adoption Awareness Month to recognize individuals and families who have been touched by adoption. Nebraska Children’s Home Society asks for help in raising awareness. Here are a few ideas:-Ask the local lib...
  • Avoid illness with these steps

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) received confirmation on two cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the health district. Several neighboring states are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by the virus....