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  • Another Perspective

    Kids’ vocabulary can prove entertaining By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher Grandpa (my husband) took our eight-year-old grandson, Austin, on a nighttime shopping excursion when we were in Lincoln recently. They hit the jackpot by finding a birthday present ...
  • Pulpit Reflections

    God in all His glory By Pastor Chris CostriniVenango Community Church Moses, the Bible tells us, was a man who spoke with God, “mouth to mouth.” Other prophets had visions or were given dreams, but Moses got it straight from God, person to person. W...
  • Fire destroys leased combine

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A John Deere combine was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived on the scene in an early afternoon blaze nine miles north and three west of Grant on Monday, Nov. 21. According to Grant Fire Chief Don Softley, the m...
  • Grant City Council discusses ways to fund future projects

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The latter part of the agenda at the recent Grant City Council meeting involved discussion on how to meet capital outlay projects and ways to fund them. One way discussed by council is to establish a city-wide sales tax.     ...
  • Olsen honored for years as Farm Bureau president

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Approximately 175 recently helped Keith Olsen of Grant celebrate his retirement as Nebraska Farm Bureau President, an office he has held for the past nine years, choosing not to run for re-election. The day of his reception was ...
  • Donations needed now for the Angel Tree project

    Deadline is Dec. 12—to contribute, contact any pastor in the county. By Jan RahnManaging Editor Donations of money or selected gifts are a way to ensure every child in the county has a happy Christmas. The Angel Tree project sponsored by the Perkins Co...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau will elect a new president on Dec. 6

    Nebraska Farm Bureau delegates will elect a new president for the state’s largest agricultural organization at the Farm Bureau annual meeting, set for Dec. 5 and 6 at Kearney’s Younes Convention Center. Keith Olsen of Grant, Farm Bureau president sinc...
  • Looking back on 44 years in Farm Bureau

    President’s Column—November 2011 Something happened in June of 1967 that has had a lasting impact on my life. No, that’s not when Doris and I got married.  We had just started to date and she had already informed me that she would not marry a farm...
  • Thrivent donates to food pantry

    The shelves at the Perkins County Food Pantry are considerably more full, due to a generous donation by Thrivent Financial members at Zion Lutheran Church. The organization has purchased and plans to purchase $1000 worth of groceries to stock the shelve...
  • Health foundation board has positions available

    Two Perkins County Health Services Foundation Board of Directors appointments will be made by the County Commissioners Jan. 17. These positions will be for three years (starting Feb. 1, 2012) and are available to persons living in Districts II and III. D...
  • Grieving family thankful for friends who step forward to harvest crop

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor To help the grieving family of George Friesen following his sudden and unexpected death, neighbors came forth on Friday, Nov. 18 to harvest 220 acres of corn. Friends gathered on the Friesen land one-and-a-half miles south an...
  • Area author publishes western novel

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican “I was mowing the lawn–it’smy peace and quiet time–and it just came to me.” Writing her first published contemporary western romance wasn’t really that easy for Rachel Gloy Ervin of Ogallala. “Under a P...
  • Foundation donates funds in Wallace

    In 2011, the Wallace Community Foundation has made contributions to the Village of Wallace, the Wallace Youth Club and the Wallace Fall Festival.      One thousand dollars was donated to the Village of Wallace for the new siren, $500 was donated to the...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    It’s a busy Thanksgiving week Editor’s Note: The column below should have run last week during Thanksgiving. In its place the Tribune mistakenly ran Pritchett’s basketball preview story. Therefore, here is his regular sports column from last week, ...
  • Healthy, experienced Plainsmen ready for season

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director Twenty-two boys are working for spots on the 2011-12 Perkins County High School basketball squad. Official workouts started on Nov. 14, and the squad is working towards their two opening games. The Plainsmen...
  • Lady Plainsmen return four starters for 2011-12

    By Larry PritchettFormer Activities Director The Perkins County Plainsmen girls’ basketball team opens the 2012 season on the road for the first two games of the regular season. Their first game is Dec. 2 at Maxwell and the next night they will travel...
  • Plainsmen wrestling season begins this week

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor “We don’t have a lot of kids out this year, but the ones we do have are hard workers,” said Head Wrestling Coach Dave Wragge as his team prepares for the 2011-12 season. Wragge will be assisted by Dean Friedel when the w...
  • Young team, new coach looking to gain experience this year

    By LaDonna SwedbergSports Writer The word that best describes the 2011-12 Wildcat boys basketball team is young. Wallace had seven seniors on the basketball team last year and four of them were starters. In addition to that, head coach Terry Fowler reti...
  • Wallace Lady Cats working hard for the upcoming season

    Editor’s Note: A team photo was unavailable at press time. By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Lady Cats basketball team enters the 2011 season with ambition under the leadership of fourth year Head Coach Jennifer Koop and Assistant Coach Cherie...
  • Youth invited to participate in 21st annual “MAC Attack” tourney

    The 21st annual “MAC Attack” youth basketball tournament will be held in McCook the weekend of Jan. 21 and 22,  2012.  The tournament is sponsored by the McCook Optimist Club.  Divisions of play will be on one day or the other based on scheduling n...