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  • NSAA academic all-state awards given

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Fall 2011 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Since 2006 this NSAA awardprogram has recognized students who ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    A new Christmas tradition By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist When Christmas time rolls around, things are always crazy. It is almost as if you don’t know if you are coming or going anymore!         In our family, we celebrate Christmas at Calvin...
  • What's Up

    Longer days are coming By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Darkness comes like Carl Sandburg’s fog, “on little cat feet.” With the Sun slowly creeping south each day, the length of the darkness increases until suddenly we notice that at 4:30 in ...
  • Shaun’s Thoughts

    Recognizing the need for outside help By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Caregivers often don’t recognize when they are in over their heads, and often get to a breaking point. After a prolonged period of time, caregiving can become too dif...
  • New research exposes the impact of reality TV on girls

    As reality TV has become  entertainment for youth and adults, girls who regularly view reality TV accept and expect a higher level of drama, aggression, and bullying in their own lives, and measure their worth primarily by their physical appearance, acco...
  • 4-H Kickoff planned

    Be a part of Perkins County 4-H!  Join the program at the 4-H Kickoff, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m., Perkins County Fairgrounds.   Join for the first time or re-enroll.  Open to all youth in Perkins County ages 8-18 as of Jan. 1, 2012.   For more informatio...
  • Lawn and landscape school in North Platte late January

    Take time to sharpen tree,  lawn, and landscape maintenance skills by attending the first annual Lawn and Landscape School, Jan. 31- Feb. 2, at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, in North Platte. This three-day school...
  • Take flu precaution

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The holidays seem to be the time of year when everyone has a good chance of getting sick. Christmas programs and sports events that draw large crowds are the perfect setting for germs to be shared. Fortunately, only three case...
  • Another Perspective

    Twelve days of Christmas takes on new meaning By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher I’ve never given much thought to the lyrics in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Twelve drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 Lords a leaping. Does it have to make sen...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    Jesus is our High Priest By Pastor Chris CostriniVenango Community Church We often think of the work of Moses in either the plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, or in the delivering of the Ten Commandments. These are both vastly important in the life...
  • Elsie’s main street loses landmark to demolition

    By Joan CraigElsie Correspondent An Elsie landmark that had become dilapidated and a danger to passers-by is now absent from the downtown landscape. A large brick building in the middle of main street that was erected in 1920 was torn down last week ...
  • Birch seated as district judge

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Perkins, Keith, Chase and Lincoln are among local counties that will now be served by Judge Richard A. Birch who was sworn in Dec. 1 as the 20th District Judge for the 11th Judicial District of Nebraska. Judge Birch was sworn in...
  • PSC seeks advisory board member

    The Nebraska Public Service Commission is accepting applications for representatives of the public and wireless telecommunications industry to fill vacancies on the Nebraska Wireless E911 Advisory Board. Advisory board members serve three-year terms, meet...
  • PCHSF administrator to be honored for years of service

    The Perkins County Health Services Foundation board invites the public to a reception in honor of longtime administrator Ron Patrick on Thursday, Dec. 29. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Ron Patrick likes to think of his retirement as “stepping aside”...
  • Christmas worship and events

    First Congregational Church of Grant Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service 5 p.m. Dec. 25: Carol Sing Celebration 9:30 a.m.Wallace United Methodist Church Dec. 18: Cantata “Celebrate the Child” 10:30 a.m. CST, Children’s Christmas Pageant 7 p....
  • Public asked to help sway proposed changes in child labor laws

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Doug Babbitt, Perkins County High School ag instructor, continues to be concerned over the topic of changes in the child labor laws proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Babbitt encourages an outcry from the public that migh...
  • Ophthalmologist sees patients bimonthly at Perkins County Hospital

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Area patients requiring ophthalmology care need travel no further than to Perkins County Health Services in Grant. Dr. Jeffrey Tennant began coming to PCHS about six weeks ago to fulfill the need when former surgeon Mark Young ...
  • Our Community's History

    VA lowers mortgage interest rate to 9 percent By M. Lee One Year AgoDecember 9, 2010 U.S. Postal Service announces new products and pricing effective January 2011. Changes in flat rate shipping along with a new Express Mail envelope are coming in Januar...
  • Winner’s prize doubles

    Laura Dreiling assists in the Chamber Greenbacks drawing on Saturday at Hatch’s Super Foods. The final drawing is Dec. 17. Tona Heinemann (right) was the only one present to double her $50 prize at Saturday’s drawing. Other $50 winners were Jeff ...
  • Panel discusses healthy living

    By Charlie Litton Nebraska News Service A series of statewide health  care dialogues concluded Dec. 1 with a five-person panel discussion about the overall health of Americans in general and Nebraskans in particular. Among the key points was the distinc...