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  • Elsie Fire Department receives rescue equipment

    The Elsie Volunteer Fire Department received lifesaving grain bin rescue equipment on Aug. 19 through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). The grain bin rescue exercise followed to train firefighters and EMTs in the use of the...
  • After 5 held Aug. 22

    Ten businesses combined for the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce After 5 on Aug. 22. The event was held at the Reese Mechanical building behind Adams Lumber. A wide array of food, desserts and drinks brought people in the door with conversation and fr...
  • Madrid Day 2014

    www. granttribune.com/phototim linscott | tribune sentinel 2014 Edwards Park in Madrid was re-dedicated on Aug. 23 after several new projects have improved the area for the entire community. The dedication was to the Madrid Women’s Club and all of ...
  • Elsie seniors gather for luncheon

       contributed photo | tribune sentinel 2014 The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Elsie Legion Hall. The meal consisted of fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, creamed peas, and cake. Dan and Josie Hughes were...
  • Another Perspective

    Another year of fair memories banked By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Once again, our neighborhood grew by thousands of people. Gradually, the empty Chase County Fair grounds filled up. Lights filled the skies. Smells and sounds filled the air. A wide varie...
  • From the Pulpit

    Assessing ourselves By Rev Linda Battello In Romans 12 Paul writes: “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure...
  • Road News

    Paving project under budget By Sid Colson The crew of Road District 1 has been grading and trying to keep road sides mowed this summer. In the near future, they will start elevating some roads.The Western Construction Company started paving work on this...
  • What's Up

    Marching on By Vernon Whetstone My how time flies, even if you aren’t having fun. The constellations are moving westward and the Sun is moving south toward the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of autumn, on Sept. 23.Have you noticed the sunlight on the...
  • When sending lunches to school, safety first

    School is back in session, and that means it’s time to review school lunch food safety, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension food safety specialist says. Julie Albrecht, food safety specialist in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Nat...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Football season is here By Larry Pritchett We are just starting a new school year and like all new starts, everyone is looking forward to what the results will be in all our sporting activities.For the fall it will be a groundbreaking event in football ...
  • Plainsmen ready for eight man season

      By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor The first game of the year for Perkins County High School’s football team will be Sept. 5 at home against Elm Creek.The Plainsmen switched to eight-man football in the off-season and herein begins the journey into...
  • Cross country runners are young, show promise

      By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Seven returning letter winners will be running cross country for Perkins County this season.Half of the girls squad is new to cross country and two veteran runners, Emily Kemling and Kendra Hoffert, return from last...
  • Girls golf squad featuring new faces

      By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Five female golfers will take to the course for Perkins County this season.The squad will be made up of players with little to no experience as there are no returning letter winners and includes first-year coach Mic...
  • PCHS volleyball team showing unity

      By Tim Linscott, Managing EditorTwo varsity starters return for volleyball at Perkins County this season.Courtney Ostermiller and Lila Konecky, both outside hitters, will help anchor the Lady Plainsmen this fall.Ostermiller was an all-state honorabl...
  • Winter wheat planting decisions and break-even yields

    Profit margins for wheat-growing areas in southwest Nebraska and the Panhandle are expected to be tight for the upcoming year, based on market conditions, UNL cost of production estimates, and historical yields.Although there are several planting options ...
  • Microbiology workshop planned

    A University of Nebraska-Lincoln food microbiology workshop will focus on the basics of food safety and the microbiological testing methods commonly used by the food industry. The workshop, presented by UNL's Food Processing Center March 24-26, 2015, will...
  • Cost-share grants offered

    Two cost-share assistance grants offered by the Nebraska Forest Service could result in significant utility savings for private, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.Part of the new TREES Heat Nebraska program, these grants are designed to help est...
  • Madrid Day a great day for the community

    We want to say what a great day we had for Madrid Day. The planning and the time taken to put all the plans in order were amazing.The dedication of the park, the parade, games and meals were all super. It is always great to see people come together and ge...
  • Help needed in giving Dr. Colglazier recognition

    Dear Editor:This goes out to everyone in the community: Please help me nominate Dr. Cliff Colglazier for ‘Country Doctor of the Year.’We all know what a treasure we have in him. You can help me by sending anecdotes and testimonials. Also, please send ...
  • GTO Judge has family tree

      By Tim Linscott Managing Editor In 1970, John Long drove a brand new green (with a lime yellow racing stripe and spoiler) GTO Judge, with 360 horsepower under the hood, off of the Bullock Chevrolet car lot. A junior in college, Long noted the fe...