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  • Teen pageant contestants sought

    Applications are now available for the fifth annual Miss Chadron/Miss Northwest Outstanding Teen Pageant, set for Saturday, Nov. 5. The teen pageant is open to all female Nebraska residents who are at least 13 years old (by Nov. 5) and no older than 17 an...
  • Sept. 12-18 is Lifeline Awareness Week

    Stay connected with telephone assistance. On Sept. 13 Governor Dave Heineman will sign a proclamation declaring the week of September 12-18 as Nebraska Lifeline Awareness Week. The Nebraska Public Service Commission administers the program. The proclamati...
  • Nebraska State Fair attendance up

    At a news conference, Nebraska State Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott announced attendance figures for the 2011 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. “Total 2011 attendance was 333,043 which is nearly an eight percent increase over the 309,400 fr...
  • State Patrol unveils new reporting tool

    As our nation approachedthe 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) launched a new tool for citizens to utilize in their efforts to help reduce crime. The effort is in conjunction with the Department o...
  • Small business health care tax credit available announces IRS and HHS

    As the upcoming filing extension tax deadlines approach, the Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, is announcing a new round of outreach to small employers and the professional service providers they re...
  • PCS activity schedule

    September 15-22Thursday, September 15Lions Club mobile screening9 a.m.    Girls varsity golf @ Kimball Invite4 p.m.    Middle school volleyball @ NP St. Patrick’s4:30 p.m.    Varsity cross country @ McCook5:30 p.m.    Middle school football ...
  • Child Find screenings available this fall

    Local school  districts in cooperation with ESU #16 are sponsoring an opportunity for parents of preschool children to participate in Child Find Screenings. This fall screening will be made available in each school district at the request of parents. Chi...
  • Plainsmen lines, ground game grinds Holyoke 34-7

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Perkins County rushers  smoked the Dragons for four running touchdowns in the team’s first five possessions to secure a convincing 34-7 Plainsmen win in Holyoke Friday night. Running back Justin Hatcher ran hard up...
  • Victory boosts Lady Plainsmen record

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Lady Plainsmen ended the week on a high note with a victory over Holyoke Friday, Sept. 9. The girls were able to pull off a win in three sets, 25-16, 25-16 and 25-20. Also winning in three sets were the reserve and JV t...
  • Cooler temps greet runners at Chase County Invite

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff With temperatures nearly 25 degrees cooler than a week ago, Perkins County cross country runners had a much more positive experience in Chase County, with much improved times over the previous week’s meet at Goodland. The g...
  • Perkins County golfers card low scores in Lex

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County golf girls carded their lowest team score of the year even while playing against tough competition at the Lexington Invite on Sept. 9. “In fact, each girl scored her lowest of the year,” said Coach Troy K...
  • Wallace Lady Cats host triangular

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The Cats’ first opponent was the Falcons of Hitchcock County. The Cats played well but lost their first match of the night in straight sets 16-25...
  • Pheasants Forever invites youth to hunting event Oct. 8 at Grant trap range

    Youth ages 12-15 are invited to participate in this all day event with adult mentors. Pre-register by Thursday evening, Oct. 6. By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Pheasants Forever chapter is again sponsoring a youth hunt on Saturday, Oct. 8. ...
  • FVC distributes $1.9 million

    Manager highlights facility improvements at annual meetingBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop  distributed $1.915 million in cash patronage dividends to its members for the fiscal year ending Jan 31, 2011. FVC General Manager J...
  • NRD board raises occupation tax to $10 limit in new budget

    Funds to pay off augmentation land, more acreage retirementBy Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) will pay $10 per irrigated acre in occupation taxes next year and $1.157 million in p...
  • October range meeting in Sidney to explore impact of past management

    Would you like to improve your grazing lands through range management and application of ecologically sound principles? Do you have an interest in the history of land management and resource conservation? Then join the Nebraska Section - Society for Range...
  • Former Legion ball player reminisces

    Dear Editor: I would like to rekindle some memories of some long-time Grant residents. Does anyone remember that 50 years ago in August, Grant won what may have been the first of many state championships? It was not football, basketball, or track. The 19...
  • Workers in the vineyard

    Pastor Ronald E. KrauseZion Lutheran Church, Grant The parable that Jesus tells in our Gospel reading this coming Sunday is a little hard for us to understand. He related how this landowner went out in the morning and hired men to work in his vineyard th...
  • Citizen disappointed with resignation

    Dear Editor: It is disappointing to see that Dave Hoffert resigned. I can understand his frustration with the job. Everyone wants what they want right now. Roads take time and the local law enforcement is out of control when they are writing tickets for d...
  • Someone is in control

    By Pastor Ronald E. KrauseZion Lutheran Church, Grant The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1) This weekend we will be observing the 10th anniversary of 9/...