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  • Hospital to acquire on-site MRI equipment

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Expanding within the world of technology, Perkins County Health Services will soon put itself on the medical field map again with the addition of a new MRI machine. It’s hoped that the magnetic resonance imaging equip...
  • Torch Run coming through Perkins County June 11

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Run a mile, carry the torch, earn a T-shirt, and be a part of a long-held tradition in getting the 2012 Cornhusker State Games Torch across Nebraska by the end of July. The annual torch run for the 28th annual games will begin J...
  • Grant named Tree City USA

    Tree City USA awards were presented to 108 communities in Nebraska on April 20 in Lincoln. Included in the honored  communities was Grant, who has held the designation for 16 years. Other Nebraska communities receiving the honor were Allen, Alliance, Ash...
  • Senior birthday celebrated

      The Elsie senior citizens held their monthly luncheon at the Elsie Legion Hall. They enjoyed a meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw and rolls. Little Country Kitchen prepared the meal and Commercial State Bank provided th...
  • Library to launch summer reading

    Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as the Hastings Memorial Library presents “Dream Big – READ!” during their summer reading program. Activities will include programs on stargazing, space exploration, bedtime, monsters, dreams, n...
  • Blood drive falls short

      The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive that was held May 11 fell short of its goal by two units according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The Elsie senior citizens served both breakfast and lunch to the Red Cross staff and donors...
  • 2012 Primary Election turnout trends higher

    Preliminary turnout figures show that 25.9 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the Nebraska May 15 primary election, according to Secretary of State John Gale. The turnout figure will grow higher once election officials tally the number of provis...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    For kids on the go By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Summer weather has arrived and so has the gardening, planting and everything else that comes along with summer. Soccer ends and T-ball begins, and those extra hours that the extended daylight gives u...
  • What's Up

    June’s big event on the way By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Well, the eclipse was pretty much a wash, at least locally. I observed the start and up to about a quarter of the Sun being covered when a cloud bank rolled in and put an end to any vis...
  • Avoid the ER this weekend

    While hoping everyone has fun this coming Memorial Day weekend, emergency physicians want everyone to stay safe and out of the ER. “Fun in the sun, by the pool, on a boat or at a barbeque can quickly send you to the emergency department if you don’t p...
  • Postal Service will keep rural post offices open

    Seeking regulatory approval for the new plan. Washington (AP) –The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service sought Wednesday to tamp down concern over wide-scale cuts, revealing it will seek to keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter ...
  • Living history at Fort Kearny over Memorial Day weekend

    A living history demonstration of an 1860s soldier camp will be re-enacted at Fort Kearny State Historical Park on May 26-28. The demonstration is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26-27 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 28, with a cannon firing at 2 p.m. each day. There wil...
  • Destroying one’s enemies

    By Daris HowardLife Outtakes David opened the envelope, and two airline tickets and a picture fell out. He laughed, even though the picture brought back very deep memories. Within a year and a half after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he had found himself a...
  • Nebraska Medicaid physical health managed care to expand statewide

    Nebraska Medicaid, through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, is expanding the physical health managed care program statewide effective July 1. Currently, Nebraska Medicaid provides physical health managed care in 10 counties: Cass, Do...
  • Medicare beneficiaries opt to delay coverage

    Retiring at age 65 is becoming a thing of the past. Many individuals are opting to delay some Medicare coverage, including Parts B, C, D and supplemental coverage and continue with their employer group plans. If an individual continues to work past age 6...
  • Memorial scholarships awarded to graduates

      Scholarships in memory of two Perkins County High School students killed this spring in an auto accident were awarded to two graduates of the class of 2012. Recipients of the first annual Michael Dreiling & Katie Rowley Memorial Scholarships wer...
  • Middle school students named to honor roll

    Perkins County Schools announces the names of middle school students on the honor roll for the fourth quarter and second semester.Fourth Quarter All A’s Ashley Briggs, Ethan Chandler-Smith, Renae Goodwin, Miranda Holscher, Emily Kemling, Nathan Kemling,...
  • Ron Patrick Scholarship being offered in medical field

    The Ron Patrick Scholarship is a newly created scholarship available to graduates from Perkins County and Wallace. The $500 award will be jointly funded by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation and Ron Patrick. Students applying for the scholarsh...
  • College Notes

    Nebraska Wesleyan awards degrees Dr. Fred Ohles, president of Nebraska Wesleyan University, awarded degrees to nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students during Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 123rd annual commencement held Saturday, May 12. Dr. Har...
  • Students to learn about weather careers

    Weather Camp 2012, June 11-15 in Lincoln, will keep middle school-aged students busy with a combination of classroom, lab and field trip learning experiences that will introduce them to careers in meteorology, climatology and related sciences. The camp, 9...