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  • Fortitude is the third virtue

    In some parts of the world, being a Christian is a dangerous thing. Most days we hear stories from the Middle East of ISIS executing Christians for their faith. What does it take to stand before an armed man and refuse to deny Christ? Among other things, ...
  • Cap View

    Lawmakers consider another Medicaid expansion run A proposal to provide health insurance for an estimated 77,000 Nebraskans who have been left behind by national health care reform is being studied by a handful of state senators with an eye on the 2016 s...
  • Citizens: Be alert and aware

    Dear Editor:Vigilance is the act of being alert or aware. September of 2015 is a month that I would like to forget. Madrid began the month with a vehicle being stolen from Intensive Auto. In the middle of the month our village park was vandalized. And we ...
  • Another Perspective

    Welcome to my world, Tucker and Lyla My world became a brighter place when the good Lord blessed us with two new perfect grandbabies, Tucker Otto and Lyla Sue May. Wow! Although anticipation of twins has been in the works for months, my heart swelled bey...
  • Perkins County Pipeline

    Family visits and Red Hats gather   Carolyn and Bruce Wilson of Ellensburg, Wash., came to Nebraska to visit her family. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, they traveled to Valentine to visit her brother, Alva Terry. The Red Hats of the Scarlet Chapeau went to Og...
  • Senior of the Month

    Ross is given honor Brandie Ross, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as Senior of the Month for October 2015.She is the daughter of Tom and Michelle Ross of rural Elsie.Throughout her high school career, Brandie has been active i...
  • Picquet named secretary by paraoptometric peers

    Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Jamie Picquet of Grant was elected as secretary of the Paraoptometric Section of the Nebraska Optometric Association (NOA) at its September convention in Kearney. Picquet works at First Insight Eyecare in Grant.“We a...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    Adventurous trip to meet Tucker and Lyla   At 2:47 p.m. CT on Monday, Sept. 28, I became an aunt for the first time. And then, 16 minutes later, I became an aunt again! My little sister, Celeste, gave birth to twins, Tucker Otto and Lyla Sue, each weig...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Keep working Big Red!   This week, it would not be real difficult to fill a good and bad column and only deal with a couple of topics. The Perkins County Plainsmen’s football team and the Nebraska Cornhusker’s football team would be the topic of di...
  • Lady Plainsmen fall to Longhorns, Broncos; prepare for SPVA

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorStruggling to get going in the first set put the Lady Plainsmen volleyball team scrambling to catch up to Chase County Thursday, Oct. 8, during their game in Grant. “We did not have a good start to the game, and we let t...
  • Sailors toughest opponent for Plainsmen this year

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorThe Plainsmen didn’t actually completely sink the Sutherland Sailors Friday night, but they did put a dent in their ship, pulling out a win of 66-30.Sutherland was definitely the most all-around team the Plainsmen have pla...
  • Three harriers medal in SPVA; boys team is fourth

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorAccording to Head Coach Paula Wurst, Thursday, Oct. 8 was a great day for the Perkins County Cross Country teams as they competed in the South Platte Valley Association’s (SPVA) meet held at the Pheasant Run Golf Course ...
  • SPYFL teams nearing end of season

    Members of the this year’s two Perkins County South Platte Youth Football League teams are starting to wrap up their year. Top Photo: Members of the third and fourth grade SPYFL team are (Front row, l-r): Mikale Wendell, Mason Toner, Oscar Boldt, Ma...
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  • Wallace Cats fall to Mullen

        By LaDonna SwedbergTribune CorrespondentThe Wallace football team made the long trip to Mullen last Friday to compete with  the talented Bronco team. It turned out to be a rough night for the Wildcats as they struggled to move the ball offensiv...
  • Mullen tough match for Lady Wildcats

      By Christy SheetsTribune CorrespondentThe Wallace Wildcats traveled to face the Mullen Broncos on Friday, Oct. 9th.  The Lady Cats were ready, but the hard-hitting Mullen Broncos were too.The Cats played hard, but they struggled to string points toge...
  • Join foundation, get 10 trees

    The Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free autumn classic trees when you join the organization in October.The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship thro...
  • Nebraska corn crop is at record high

    Based on Oct. 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2015 corn crop is forecast at a record high 1.66 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 9 milli...
  • What's Up?

    Three planets are aligned and visible If you have been missing the early morning dance of the planets because of clouds or other such things that block your view, not to worry. It will continue on into November and for some aspects even into the next yea...
  • Sandhills Symphony Orchestra performing fall concert in North Platte

    The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra will be presenting their fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. CT.  This free event will be held at the North Platte High School Performing Arts Center, 1220 West 2nd Street in North Platte. The concert is titled “A...