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  • Hot streak by Maxwell gives Wildcats upset victory over PCS

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Some bad timing cost the Perkins County High School girls basketball team fifth place at the SPVA tournament over the weekend. In the fifth place match against Maxwell, PCS had a 10 point lead with 5:00 left in the gam...
  • Toner third at Mullen

    Senior Plainsman wrestler Garrett Toner came home with a third place medal in the 138-pound division at the Mullen Invite on Saturday, Jan. 25, scoring 18 of the team’s 22 points. Teammate Brandon Holtz, at 220-pounds, contributed four points to the te...
  • Wallace wins by nineteen Jan. 23

      By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer At this point in the basketball season, it would appear that the area teams are so evenly matched, that the competition is fierce. Whichever team can come closest to putting together four complete quarters and finish...
  • Wildcats win over Arthur County

    On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Wallace Lady Wildcats hosted Dundy County-Stratton during regular season play. Although the Wallace girls had been on a winning streak, the Tigers proved too much to handle and handed the Wildcats a 43-77 loss. The week wasn’...
  • Free irrigation management short-course coming

    Getting the most value from irrigation water will be the focus of this University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension program. Topics to be discussed include sprinkler package selection, soil water management, and pumping plant performance. Also, irrigation ind...
  • Farm Bureau urges EPA to maintain renewable fuels standard for ethanol

    Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stay the course on the corn ethanol requirements under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA released proposed changes to the 2014 RFS last fall which would set the ove...
  • 2014 beef feedlot roundtables at three locations next month

    Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel will learn the latest in feedlot health, nutrition, environment and economics at the 2014 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 11-13 in Bridgeport, Lexington and West Point, with remote c...
  • Cold weather affects turf and trees

    By Robert TignerUNL Extension Educator Sudden temperature drop and turfgrass: In early December, we experienced about a 60 degree difference in temperatures from one week to the next. Sudden temperature drops can injure plants when they are not fully dor...
  • Midwest Musings

    Kids say the funniest things, figure out the darndest things, too By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Yes, I will admit that I am the person referred to in Donna Burge’s letter a few weeks back, as is my son, Elijah. It isn’t too hard to figure that out a...
  • Elsie couple has first baby of 2014

          By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Liza Faith Robertson, daughter of Brad and Julie Robertson of Elsie, is the first baby born in Perkins County in 2014. Liza was born at 12:52 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Perkins County Health Services in Gra...
  • New sirens to provide better coverage

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Keeping the community safe is the job of Grant’s fire and rescue department and their job was recently made easier with the approval of a grant for new warning sirens. The grant is a cooperative effort between the the Ci...
  • Audit reveals positives and negatives to school budget

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County School Board now have some concrete answers about their cash position after an audit was recently completed. Rachel Smith of Rauner and Associates in Sidney conducted an audit of the district’s books, us...
  • Postage takes a three cent jump next week

    By Jan RahnTribune Staff Those who didn’t buy an abundant supply of ‘Forever Stamps’ around the holidays may regret it as the end of January approaches. Effective Jan. 26, the postage rate for a first-class stamp is taking a three cent jump from 46 ...
  • Annual auction a success

      For over 30 years the annual auction at the Grant United Methodist Church has helped with missions on a local and international level as well as help with other church projects. This year was no exception with the annual auction and meal being held ...
  • Mosel joins Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board

    Mike Mosel of rural Grant has replaced retiring Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board member, Bob Cummings. Cummings came on the foundation board as a replacement for Steve Bottom, fulfilling the maximum nine years between them. Mosel was born ...
  • Five generations gather

    Five generations recently gathered for a photograph. The family includes (front) great-great-grandparents Toby and Clem Hanson; back row: Chris Johner and daughter Urijah Faith Johner, great-grandmother Judy Tickle and grandmother Dana McArtor. (Courtesy ...
  • Sexson joins Pinnacle Bank of Imperial

    Josh Sexson, 22, became a Pinnacle Bank of Imperial loan officer trainee on Jan. 6. The Grant native, son of Doug and Shari Sexson, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December with a Bachelor of Science degree in agribusiness and a minor...
  • New attorney joins area firm

    Rory J. Roundtree has joined the Ogallala law firm, Pierce Law Office, as an associate attorney. Roundtree, a 2001 graduate of Dundy County High School, is a native of Parks. He completed his undergraduate degrees at Truman State University in Missouri an...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Carry us, oh Lord By Pastor Nora MendykUnited Methodist Church, Grant We can always count on the Psalms to give us what we need no matter what our circumstances. When we question God, there’s a Psalm for us. When we are overjoyed, there’s a Psalm fo...
  • What’s Up?

    Attend the moon and planet meetings By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Oops, Grandpa always said, confession is good for the soul, but sometimes bad for the reputation. That is what happens when you don’t pay attention to what page you are on when ...