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  • Officials attend conference

    Patsy Kroeker, Perkins County Treasurer, and Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, attended a two-and-one-half day conference for county officials conducted in Lincoln Dec. 8-10. The annual conference, attended by approximately 800 county officials and employ...
  • Funds for bone density machine reach $10,000

    On Sept. 1 the PCHS Foundation initiated a project to raise $44,900 to purchase a new hospital bone density machine. By Dec. 15, the foundation had received over $10,000. PCHSF administrator Ron Patrick was recently advised of a $1,500 grant —an award ...
  • Santa comes to town

      Kaitlyn Cook (top) and Jessie Craig invite Santa to “lean his ear this way” so they can convey their Christmas wishes to him. Santa was part of Elsie’s annual “Hometown Christmas” held Monday, Dec. 13, organized by the Elsie Community Deve...
  • December birthday

        At the monthly senior meal Dec. 14, December “angel” Jo Leonard received a birthday cake by Karla McQueen to share at the Elsie Senior Center. As special entertainment, Louie Coppersmith, Donna Holloway and Mike Berry played Christmas songs ...
  • Miraculous survival in crash before Christmas

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   In what appeared to be a Christmas miracle, three survived a crash west of Grant last week that left two vehicles totalled, one of them a burned-out shell. According to the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office, a ca...
  • Christmas wish is for bright future of “angels” with syndrome

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   There’s more to the saying, “health and happiness in the coming year,” than many people realize. If only it were that simple. For two area families, good health would be gift enough for Christmas. Having a ...
  • First Dollar awarded to publisher

      Perkins County Chamber members gathered last Thursday following their monthly meeting to present a First Dollar to Linda Young (center) who owns MaxQ Enterprises LLC publishing company in Grant. The company caters to first-time authors and has rec...
  • Newly elected council members sworn in

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The first item of new business at the regular meeting of the Grant City Council Tuesday, Dec. 14 was to swear in two new council members and the incumbent mayor after the seats were filled during the November electi...
  • Three survive impact at intersection

      The 21-year-old driver of a 1996 Dodge pickup (foreground) survived a collision at an intersection west of Grant on Dec. 16. Also surviving were the out-of-state driver and passenger of a white 2008 Ford pickup pulling a trailer. Theron Davidson of ...
  • Another Perspective...What is a perfect life anyway?

    Picture perfect. Isn’t it a grand thought to have everything go perfectly in life, especially during the holidays! That perfect Christmas tree sparkles. Perfect decorations adorn the whole house with lights aglow on the rooftop and delightful lawn orna...
  • Pulpit Reflections...Wise men still seek him

    By Pastor Chris Costrini Venango Community Church   Which would have been harder? To follow a star or follow the directions of angels? The magi, probably stargazers from Persia, followed a star. No one can be sure what the magi saw in the sky, leadin...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...A break from desserts

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   The last few weeks I have provided you with several sweet recipes to cure those sugar cravings. Now it is time for a good ol’ recipe that is a hit for any occasion. Un-fried Chicken. Fried chicken will usually plea...
  • What's Up?...Total lunar eclipse coming

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   This is being written well in advance of the Dec. 13-14 Geminid meteor shower so all I can say is, I hope we had clear skies. We can also hope for clear skies on Monday, Dec. 20, so we will be able to watch a t...
  • Shaun's Thoughts...Be the perfect holiday caregiver

    By Shaun Meyer Perkins County Health Services   The holidays are always a wonderful time of year for family gatherings, reflection on what we have and the spirit of giving. The television is packed with specials showing relationships and families com...
  • Make Christmas gifts to seniors practical

    When shopping for a senior this holiday season, your gift will be a big hit if you focus on the practical, advises a local senior-care company. “Seniors, as a group, have always been a frugal lot,” said Mary Jo Chatelain, owner of the Home Instead Se...
  • MADD to launch holiday campaign

    This holiday season Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) units will sport red ribbons in support of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Red Ribbon Campaign. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, members of the Nebraska State Patrol joined Governor Dave Heineman, First Lady ...
  • The American Heart Association offers winter weather tips for heart health

    Combo of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart.   Each winter as Nebraska temperatures drop and heavy snow blankets the state, reports of weather-related heart incidents make news. The American Heart Association...
  • Give the “Gift of Life” this holiday season

    Janet Egenberger didn’t hesitate when she was told her sister-in-law Becky was suffering with Polycvstic Kidney Disease and would need dialysis treatments; without being asked, she eagerly offered to be tested as a donor. “I knew from the beginning t...
  • Tips offered on caring for houseplants during winter months

    By David Lott UNL Horticulturist   Why are my houseplants not growing very fast? This is a typical winter question that I receive calls and e-mails about. For many house plant species that are found in our homes, winter is a time of rest and little,...
  • Winterize homes to avoid damage

    Clean gutters, well-ventilated attic will alleviate ice damage.   Homes react to weather changes, too, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry has tips that can help homeowners protect their homes this winter and prevent minor trouble s...