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  • Special event being held at Petrified Wood and Art Gallery in Ogallala

    A special event on the identification and authentication of Native American artifacts will be held at the Petrified Wood and Art Gallery, 418 East 1st Street, Ogallala, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 from noon until 4 p.m. The Gallery will feature Jeb Taylor,...
  • Gov. Ricketts determined to address problems in Whiteclay

    (AP)—Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he’s determined to address the problems that plague the village of Whiteclay and is working with a Native American activist to seek solutions.Whiteclay’s four beer stores sell primarily to residents of the borde...
  • Pool committee accepts donations

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorIt’s a first step in a long journey, but Lisa Schmitt is excited. “We are on our way,” she said. Schmitt is the chairperson of the newly formed group, the Perkins County Pool Project Committee (PCPP) that is working ...
  • The chase is on

    Approximately 25 Perkins County boys took part in flag football this fall sponsored by Perkins County Youth Development Club and coached by Aaron Uehling and Adam Uehling. The boys got to show their stuff Friday afternoon during half-time of the Creek...
  • Iraq war vet is hired as service officer

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorPerkins County resident, and Iraq War veteran, Stephanie Larson, 29, has been named as Perkins County Veterans Service Officer by the Perkins County Commissioners and the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs. “I ...
  • Parks/Rec recommends city hire engineer

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorThe City of Grant’s Parks and Rec Advisory Committee agreed Sunday, Oct. 4, to recommend that Grant City Council proceed with soliciting proposals from engineers to provide direction with updates to the city’s pool. This...
  • No arrests made in burglaries

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorThe Nebraska State Patrol is serving as an information collection point for the law enforcement offices in Perkins, Keith and Lincoln counties as they continue to develop leads and analyze data related to a burglary spree th...
  • Justice is just another virtue

    Life isn’t fair! Maybe someone gets a raise at work when you don’t. Maybe your little sister gets a special treat from Mom while you’re stuck with spinach. You might come down with a life threatening illness while your neighbor seems healthy all the...
  • Newspaper, community go hand in hand

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher, Johnson PublicationsThis week marks 75 years of celebrating National Newspaper Week, a specific week set aside to recognize the importance a newspaper plays in the community. Yet it marks centuries of existence of a news medi...
  • Wallace supports local residents with benefit

    By Nora JamesonTribune ContributorThe Wallace community has come to the aid of Gary and Joan Ott whose house was rendered uninhabitable due to flood waters from a June storm earlier this year.Since the storm, the Wallace community has been helping the O...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    It can’t go on forever   As I watch teams like the Broncos and I hear the announcers talk about the aging of guys like Peyton Manning, I guess I think more about how old I am! Manning is 39 years old, I have sons older than him and I think they are j...
  • Golfers end season

    By Becky UehlingManaging EditorThe Perkins County girls golf team ended its season Monday, Oct. 5 at district competition in Ogallala. The team has been one player short, with Cassidy Goldenstein out because of a concussion, according to Coach Shawn Cole....
  • Runners have good show in Kearney

    The Perkins County Cross Country teams took part in the meet at Kearney on Monday, Sept. 28. The meet is the biggest meet the teams run in all year, even bigger than the state meet, according to Coach Paula Wurst. There were 155 girls in the Class D rac...
  • PC beats Sedgwick County

    Thursday, Oct. 1, the Lady Plainsmen played Sedgwick County in Julesburg and won in five sets, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 23-25, 15-11.“We did not have the best start to the game. It took us about two sets to get going,” said Head Coach Erica Turner. “H...
  • Plainsmen beat Creek Valley at home

    By Becky UehlingManaging editorThe Perkins County Plainsmen kept their winning streak rolling as they defeated the Creek Valley Storm 92-0 on Friday afternoon, Oct. 2 in Grant.The varsity players were replaced early on in the game with JV players half...
  • The Lady Cats Split Home Triangular

      By Christy SheetsTribune ContibutorWallace TriangularThe Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 29th.Brady The Cats first opponent was the Brady Eagles.  The Lady Wildcats started out a bit timid in the first set, but...
  • Wildcats fall short to Southwest

    By Ladonna SwedbergTribune ContributorA very large Southwest Roughriders team rode into Wallace last Friday to make their presence known.  The Roughriders were large in numbers and in physical size so the Wildcats had their hands full.The game started ...
  • Nebraska grain stocks compared to 2014

    Nebraska old crop corn stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, totaled 182 million bushels, up 29 percent from 2014, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 51 million bushels are stored on farms, up six percent from ...
  • Grant Packing Is chamber Spotlight

      Justin and Christina Coats of Grant Packing have been serving the community for 14 years. The business is being featured as the Perkins County Chamber Spotlight. Coat’s grandpa, Carl Otte, bought the plant in 1999, and Coats moved here in 2001 to ...
  • Venango Fire receives grain rescue equipment

      The Venango Fire Department received life-saving grain bin rescue equipment on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). A grain bin rescue exercise followed to train firefighters in the use of th...