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  • Oil addiction feeds profits, lightens wallets

    Oil. It’s in everything one way or another. Gas tanks are a given, of course, but don’t forget about packaging and transporting everything from fabric to food. Plus high energy costs significantly increase the cost of production–no matter what’s b...
  • One couple, two lives dedicated to education

    With ties to the Elsie community, Bill McGahan, son of Mildred and Bill McGahan, attended eight years of grade school in Elsie then graduated from St. Pat’s High School in North Platte. The family still owns the 1886 homestead east of Elsie. Bill’s mo...
  • Elsie man still giving blood after bout with cancer

      By Jan RahnManaging Editor Except for a seven-year hiatus, Harvey Brott of Elsie has been a faithful blood donor—receiving his 11-gallon pin on May 11. Brott gives blood because he feels it’s the right thing to do and he wants to help others. ...
  • Season memberships available for concert series

    Season memberships for the 2011-2012 series of the North Platte Concert Association are being offered at discounted prices until June 1. Following are the concerts scheduled for the 2011-2012 season: • Tribute to Frankie Valli & Broadway, Monday, ...
  • Join the SWNPH annual Walk to Health program online

    The seventh annual Walk to Health program, sponsored by Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department will begin June 1. Whether a first-time or returning participant, entrants can register in one of two ways, online or by mail. Online Participants: • Reg...
  • Low impact, high results: walking for fitness

    National Senior Health and Fitness Day was May 25 and TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is offering expertise and suggestions to help Americans reshape their bodies and lifestyles in the journey towards a lifetime of good health. According to Am...
  • Shock and awe

    Father Mark PfeifferMother of Sorrows/St. Mary’s Catholic Church The Apostles’ complete surprise of seeing Jesus alive and in the flesh at Easter changed their lives entirely. They had hit bottom, being at the pit of despair. Then to their astonishme...
  • The music makers

      Perkins County Elementary hosted its spring program May 10 with a theme, “On the Move.” Entertaining relatives and friends are (Below): Autumn Anderson and Kristen Bullock. (Above): Kayton Adams at the xylophone.  The students performed sever...
  • “Remembering Our Fallen” photo exhibit coming to Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A special exhibit honoring Nebraskans and Iowans will be on display during the first part of June. This exhibit named “Remembering Our Fallen” seems to be arriving in a timely manner, since Memorial Day gatherings throu...
  • PCS to begin concussion testing this fall ahead of state mandate

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although a new legislative bill has been put in place—coaches, faculty and staff at Perkins County Schools are already being proactive when it comes to safety measures for the well being of the student body. Starting with the ...
  • Lake Mac is back and ready for Memorial Day guests

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Those planning to spend Memorial Day weekend at Lake McConaughy will have a surprise awaiting them if they plan to camp on the beach—because hardly any exists. The lake is at its highest in a long time, encircling and lappin...
  • Lawmakers down to final weeks of 90-day session

    Telephone conference report to Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, May 17.By Jan RahnManaging Editor Over-booked for the morning, Sen. Mark Christensen did a quick 20-minute run-down on the status of a few bills in the Nebraska Legislature during his Tuesday morn...
  • Nebraskans gather to protest proposed pipeline

    CENTRAL CITY (AP) — Conservation groups, wildlife advocates and Nebraskans who live along the route of a proposed oil pipeline convened a statehouse hearing of their own Thursday, May 12 to voice opposition to the plan. About 80 people gathered beneath ...
  • Grant resident becomes U.S. citizen

      By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Patricia Allen of Grant has successfully completed requirements to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Originally from the country of Colombia, South America, she was born and raised in Barranquilla, a la...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    Celebrating May birthdays at the Perkins County Senior Center were (l-r): Ted Heinemann and James Deaver. (Photo by Ashleigh Noyes)...
  • Red Hatters visit the Hill Top

    There were 22 ladies of the Scarlet Chapeau connection who enjoyed a noon day luncheon at the Hill Top Inn.  May baskets were given to each lady by the hostess Turzah Michael, with goodies  to munch on while we waited for our orders.   A small business...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Athletes deserve praise

    By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director This week the Perkins County Track Coaches get to take their state qualifiers to Omaha Burke High School to compete in the State Track Meet.  This is the NSAA’s biggest state tournament as it brings more...
  • State track awaits 10 Plainsmen

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor District track in Bayard Friday the 13th proved to be a good day for the Plainsmen. Ten Perkins County athletes earned a berth to the Nebraska State Track and Field Meet scheduled for Friday-Saturday, May 20-21 at Omaha Burke St...
  • PC’s Johnston heading to state golf

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Plainsmen golfer Alex Johnston shot his way to the state meet with a C-5 boys district score of 86, putting him in 10th place. As a team, the golfers placed fourth with a score of 368, losing a playoff for third against North ...
  • Golfers number one at Sutherland invite

    In a performance consistent with the entire 2011 season, Perkins County Plainsmen finished first in a field of eight teams competing at the Sailor golf invite in Sutherland Tuesday, May 10. As a team, the Plainsmen scored 331. Second placer North Platte H...