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  • School's out for summer

      Brient Wood, left, lets out a yell after the final bell for the school year last week while Wyatt Nichols (center) and Shawn Lyon share some information. (Photo by Tim Linscott) Hallie Fisher (front) gets some help ringing the school bell fro...
  • PCS board changes mind on combining golf squads

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The Perkins County girls golf team had a Mulligan of sorts for next year as the Perkins County Schools board of education reversed a decision last month to combine the male and female golf squads. The decision was rendered a...
  • Hughes prepares for next phase

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Humbled and thankful is how Dan Hughes described his victory in the 2014 primary election for the District 44 legislative seat. “I am truly thankful for all the support I received during the primary,” Hughes said. Hughes...
  • Community gardeners look forward to second season

      By Jan RahnTribune Staff Season number two has rolled around for the community garden project, and it’s time to plant. Patrons who signed up, along with children from Hugs-N-Teddybears Daycare at the hospital, and the USDA/Farm Service Agency em...
  • Grant pool opens this Monday, May 26

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Grab your bathing suits and get ready for some summer fun as the Grant Municipal Pool is opening Monday, May 26. According to manager Brittany Pofahl, in her eighth year as manager, the lifeguards have been busy trai...
  • Our Community's History

    Perkins County High School wins State Track   One Year AgoMay 23, 2013 Plainsmen athletes brought home some medals from the 2013 NSAA State Track and Field Meet. Vinny Ross medaled in shotput with a fifth place throw of 50’11.24”. The boys 4x1 rela...
  • Employees recognized

    Employees at Perkins County Health Services received recognition for years of service at the annual banquet on April 28. Dinner, door prizes and games were played in addition to the recognition portion of the evening.           ...
  • Demmel continues international help with Peace Corps service

    Seven percent of Peace Corps volunteers currently work in Youth in Development and another 40 percent engage young people as educators. Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will join the National Youth Leadership Council for a Day of Service...
  • Blood drive held in Elsie/Madrid just short of goal

    The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive held Friday, May 9, fell just short of its goal according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. Hi-Line Coop sponsored the meal which was served by Lazette Knoll and Jane Tjaden. Others who contribute t...
  • Fifth generation added

      The recent addition of baby Cole born to Brent and Jana Turner makes a five-generation family. They are (front row, l-r): Brent Turner, Cole Turner, Great-Great Grandma Evelyn Samuelson. Back row: Great-Grandpa Bob Samuelson and Grandma Michelle Tur...
  • Midwest Musings

    It is finally summer, now what? By Timothy LinscottManaging Editor Ah, summer, when childrenare free to roam, play, explore, swim and just be kids. Each day the heart strings pull a little tighter as they realize school will start soon. Ah, summer, when ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    The power of the tongue By Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church The Pacific northwest has a number of “dormant” volcanoes inside the mountain range. I can remember Mount St. Helen’s erupting about 30 years ago. The en...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    NBA saga continues By Larry PritchettPast PCHS activities director This column is not meant to be a dissertation. Every week when the paper comes out, I do read my own column just to see if it makes any sense from the time that I wrote it till it is pub...
  • Plainsmen send six to state track

      By Tim LinscottManaging Editor Six Perkins County athletes  will make the trip to Omaha for the state track and field meet on May 23-24. Shayne Hite, PCS head track coach, was pleased with the results of the district meet, which was held May 15 at ...
  • Wildcats prepare for state track

      By Elizabeth StrandWallace Public Schools The Wallace Wildcats competed in the D-10 district track meet in Sutherland on Wednesday, May 14.   Wallace was one of 9 schools at the meet, others included:  Paxton, Brady, Mullen, Sutherland, South Plat...
  • Plainsmen deal with chilly temps

    By Tim LinscottManaging Editor The last event for some JV golfers was the Sutherland Invite on May 13. They gained valuable experience, but also had to learn to deal with cold weather conditions. PCS finished eighth with a team score of 494. Creek Valley ...
  • Selections made for all-star volleyball game

    The 23rd Annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic gets underway at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7 when 28 of southwest Nebraska’s recently graduated volleyball stars meet at the McCook Community College Events Center. Lisa Mason of Bertrand and Katie Wenz of...
  • Swedberg, Lundvall make All-State list

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Spring 2014 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Landon Swedberg and Alexandria Lundvall of Wallace were reco...
  • New crop tech conference set in Sidney during June

    New Crop Technology Conference 2014 will bring University of Nebraska-Lincoln and industry experts to Sidney on June 12 to update agricultural producers on the latest research and information about proso millet, sunflower, pea, fenugreek, chicory, canola,...
  • 4-H district horse shows start in June

    Nebraska horse riders will compete June 9-14 in University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H District Horse Shows. Competition categories include Western pleasure ponies, junior and senior divisions of Western pleasure, Western horsemanship, hunter under ...