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  • Remembering 9/11 ten years later

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Every single answer was instantaneous when local residents were asked where they were and what they were doing the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorism pierced the heart of America. Many were still at home getting ready fo...
  • State Chamber Legislative Forums to begin

    Nebraska Chamber of Commerce staff will visit 31 communities statewide. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with 31 local chambers of commerce across the state, will present its annual legislative forums in the coming weeks. T...
  • Student test results released by Department of Education

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Performance levels recently released by the Nebraska Department of Education show that nearly 72 percent of Nebraska students met or exceeded state reading goals and about 63 percent met or exceeded the mathematics standards. S...
  • XL Pipeline: Governor opposes route—refuses to endorse legislative session to change it

    Gov. Dave Heineman, meet Friedrich Durrenmatt. Durrenmatt is the Swiss fellow who observed: “Religion and political expediency go beautifully, hand in hand.” Heineman, a Republican, got political religion Wednesday when he cited growing public opinion...
  • Grant United Methodists will celebrate 125 years as a congregation

    On Sunday, Sept. 18, the church will celebrate their quasquicentennial with worship, catered meal and remembrance. By Jan RahnManaging Editor A special event will be taking place at the Grant United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept 18, when the congregat...
  • Candlelight vigil to commemorate Corrie Wood’s unsolved death

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In honor and celebration of the life of Corrie Wood, a candlelight vigil will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Grant City Park. The public gathering from 6-10 p.m. marks the three-year anniversary of Wood’s death which has bee...
  • Local 4-H entries awarded at state fair

    Results have been announced for local 4-H’ers who have entered exhibits in the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Entrants and ribbons earned include: Healthy Lifestyle Education Purple: Youth in Motion–Healthy Snack, Hannah Beck; Tasty Tidbits–Cr...
  • Curtis participates in state fair

      Mariah Curtis, daughter of Adam and Kathy Curtis of Madrid, was one of 65 participants in the Nebraska State Fair 4-H Shopping In Style Fashion Show at Grand Island on Saturday, Aug. 27. Evaluation for this contest is based equally in two areas: 50...
  • Big plays, disciplined “D” means Plainsmen 35-0 win over Dundy County

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Plainsmen quarterback Quinton Hite spiraled two perfect bombs to Taylor Boldt for touchdowns and his defense kept the Tigers’ rushers in front of them Friday night to give Perkins County a 35-0, season-opening win o...
  • Lady Plainsmen show confidence with season’s first win at North Platte St. Pat’s

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Lady Plainsmen opened the 2011 season with a confidence-building win in three sets against the North Platte St. Pat’s Lady Irish on Thursday, Sept. 1. Scores were 25-23, 25-23 and 25-17. “It’s always good to start...
  • Heat factor at Creek Valley golf meet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Despite the intense heat and her first time on the Chappell course, senior golfer Janet Kuskie improved her back nine and claimed third place at the Creek Valley Invite on Friday, Sept. 1. “She played consistent golf and pu...
  • Heat takes toll on cross country runners

    By Jan Rahn/Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Perkins County cross country runners faced “beastly” heat last week during their first meet in Goodland, with temps over 100. However, the runners who survived the heat actually ran very well, said Coach Pau...
  • Runners participate in Chase Co. fun run

    Perkins County runners who participated in the Chase County Fair Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 20 were (l-r): Chris Cornelius, Pat Aerni (winner, mens 5k age 40-49), Monica Poppe (winner, womens 5k age 50-59), Lisa Schmitt (winner, womens 10k age 40-49), Ji...
  • Wildcats succumb to Paxton Tigers Friday

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer A trip to Paxton proved to be a tough journey for the Wildcats Friday night as they encountered a quick and physical Tiger team. The game began with a defensive battle with both teams going three and out but as the game...
  • Young Wildcat team shows talent and promise

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer It was a battle of the cats as the Lady Cats suited up against the Paxton Tigers in Paxton on Friday, Sept. 2. The Tigers were tough, and the young Wildcat team struggled with nerves a bit in their season opener.  The Tiger...
  • Big Red Express shuttle service offered

    StarTran will again be providing shuttle service for all home Husker football games this year, from the following five outlying lots: • Southeast Community College - 88th and “O” Streets • Westfield Shoppingtown Gateway - 61st and “O” Streets ...
  • 2011 upland game forecast released

    Pheasant and quail numbers are good in the southwest region of the state, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s 2011 Upland Game Forecast. The forecast, produced annually, synthesizes the best available information regarding the relative...
  • Grouse hunting season underway

    Nebraskans will see a longer season of grouse hunting which opened Sept. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The grouse (prairie chicken and sharp-tailed grouse) season closes Jan. 31, 2012. “In general, grouse numbers are lower than...
  • Wallace School receives grants for equipment

    By Gregory SkeenWallace Public Schools The art department at Wallace Public Schools recently received two grants from the John Russell Applegate Foundation. The first grant was for two new programs called Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS5. These pro...
  • PCS activity schedule

    September 8 - 15Thursday, September 83:30 p.m.    Varsity cross country at Chase County Invite4:30 p.m.    Middle school volleyball vs. Ogallala at MadridFriday, September 98:30 a.m.    Girls golf at Lexington Invite3:30 p.m.    C, JV, Varsity...