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  • What's Up...Best observation is an hour after sunset

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   With the advent of spring the evenings are warming up, supposedly, making it possible to stay out a little longer for observing. However, with the change to Daylight Saving Time the Sun is setting later which h...
  • TOPS deciphers food marketing gimmicks

    Supermarket shelves abound with “value-added” foods, offering innovative twists on traditional products. Cereals that make a person lose weight, yogurt that eases digestion, and chocolate calcium chews that replace milk–the options can seem endless ...
  • My Healthy Community survey deadline extended

    Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is conducting a community-wide strategic planning process called MAPP. My Healthy Community is a short survey designed to get the public’s input into what makes up a healthy community.  All residents of Chase...
  • Respite mini-grants deadline extended

    The Nebraska Respite Network Southwest Service Area, serving Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Grant, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Lincoln, Logan, Keith, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow and Thomas counties announces the extension of the ...
  • Students named to PCHS honor roll

    Named to the third quarter all A honor roll at Perkins County High School are (Front row, l-r): Emily Kiolbasa, Jeremy Hagan, Vilja Juntunen, Calla Mailand, Tori Osler, Shalee Pollard. Second row: Tanya Metcalf, Kristin Beck, Ashley Kemling, Rebecca Cor...
  • Students named to PCHS honor roll

    Named to the third quarter all A honor roll at Perkins County High School are (Front row, l-r): Emily Kiolbasa, Jeremy Hagan, Vilja Juntunen, Calla Mailand, Tori Osler, Shalee Pollard. Second row: Tanya Metcalf, Kristin Beck, Ashley Kemling, Rebecca Cor...
  • Gaar selected as March Senior of the Month

    Krystal Gaar has been selected as the March 2011 Senior of the Month. Gaar, a student at Perkins County High School, is the daughter of Pastor Russ and Jeanne Gaar of Grant. During her high school career, she has been a member of student council, National...
  • PCMS honor roll announced

    Perkins County Middle School announces middle school students who have made the honor roll for third quarter. All A Honor Roll Students on the all A honor roll include Hannah Beck, Kendra Hoffert, Zak Kurkowski, Claire Maaliao, Amanda Reichert, Brandi Ro...
  • Pitching with Pritch...That's why you play the game

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   The past couple of weeks have been filled watching NCAA, NIT, and CBI tournament games and there have been some really good ones. A lot of the sports reporters have been saying that there isn’t a re...
  • 2011 track season underway for Perkins County Plainsmen

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With good leadership and strength in numbers, the Perkins County Plainsmen boys and girls track teams are ready to face competitors. They had a trial run last week with a triangular Thursday with Wauneta-Palisade and South Pl...
  • 2011 track season underway for Perkins County Plainsmen

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor With good leadership and strength in numbers, the Perkins County Plainsmen boys and girls track teams are ready to face competitors. They had a trial run last week with a triangular Thursday with Wauneta-Palisade and Sout...
  • Depth will be key to boys golf team success

      By Shari FriedelTribune Staff With a team goal of qualifying for the state tournament in 2011, coach Chris Mestl has a lot of depth on the boys golf team to work with this year. Five letterwinners return to this year’s squad: 2010 state qualifier...
  • NSAA announces winter academic all-state award winners

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is proud to recognize Nebraska high school students who have earned the 2011 NSAA Winter Academic All-State Award. This NSAA program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their schoo...
  • Ladies Volleyball tournament held

    On Saturday, March 19, the Perkins County Volleyball Development Association hosted a fundraiser volleyball tournament. Ladies from near and far, friends and alumni from 1979 through 2011 came together for a day of volleyball. Participating on the first...
  • Special Olympian earns ribbons

      Special Olympian Kevin Tickle of Grant displays an assortment of ribbons he earned at the most recent Special Olympics held in Scottsbluff on March 19. He won a blue ribbon in basketball team skills; a red ribbon for the 25 meter swimming relay and ...
  • PC hosts triangular

    Perkins County hosted a triangular against South Platte and Wauneta-Palisade on Thursday, March 24 as their season’s opening competition. No team scores were kept.Boys 100M Dash—1st Q. Hite 12.00, 2nd M. Cullen 12:50, 3rd M. Sestak 12.70, 4th E. Carls...
  • Planning & Zoning...It's time to adopt private airport regulations

    By Chris Loeffler Zoning Administrator   Recently, the Perkins County Planning Commission has been evaluating language that would allow private airports to be built.   Existing private airports are “grandfathered” in, which means they may be used...
  • Thoughts from a commissioner...Try a little patience

    By Dave Hoffert Dist. 2 Commissioner   First, I would like to get side tracked.   Being the new guy on the block, I knew there would be a lot of negative talk about me, I am okay with it and knew it going in. What’s hard for me is to see it happen ...
  • Grant residents encouraged to clean up

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With spring’s arrival, it’s time to start cleaning up yards, gardens and alleys to improve the appearance of the community. In addition to the normal cleanup following winter, some Grant residents may be nudged into taking...
  • Trinity Lutheran celebrates 125 years

    Members of Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Ogallala are commemorating the 125th anniversary of the congregation in 2011. Various activities are being conducted throughout the year, including slide presentations and publication of an anniversary year cale...