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  • Lemkuhl retires after 34 years on WFD

        After 34 years of service, Edyth Lemkuhl is retiring from the Wallace Fire and Rescue Department. She received certificates and letters from the Nebraska Department of Health. The department presented her with a painting of flowers from Edyth’...
  • Live cameras show current condition of state’s roads

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the winter weather we’ve had so far, it’s a good idea for Nebraskans to have some travel information at their fingertips for the next few weeks before spring arrives. With March typically being the snowiest month of th...
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  • Perkins County Pheasants Forever banquet set for Saturday night

      Everyone welcome to attend—dinner, auction, giveaways, games. Call 308-352-2114 for tickets and more information.   By Jan RahnManaging Editor In February 2009 Perkins County launched a newly formed Pheasants Forever Chapter with a banquet. ...
  • Two communities benefit from Monsanto awards

    There are people with bad luck, people with good luck, and then there is the Sullivan family. Kimberly Sullivan and her father-in-law, Michael Sullivan of Wallace, received special recognition Friday night during the Hayes Center vs Wallace boys basketb...
  • Sheriff’s office gets grant for three cameras

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A grant for nearly $10,000 will enable the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office to purchase three new in-car cameras. Fred Zwonechek, administrator for the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, made the announcement last week. “Th...
  • Christensen seeking accountability from HHS

    Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant and Palisade on Tuesday, Feb. 8 By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial makes no bones about how he feels about one of state government’s largest agencies—Health an...
  • Another Perspective...Lemon tree gets confiscated

    Jeff, my son-in-law, grew up with fresh garden produce. He enthusiastically got his kids involved in planting tomato plants in pots last summer. And out of the blue, he decided they should have a lemon tree, something to provide a fresh citrus smell to th...
  • It’s time for the discussion

    It will be interesting to see what happens with Senator Mark Christensen’s proposed Legislative Bill LB516 to authorize carrying of concealed handguns in educational institutions by security personnel, administrators or teaching staff. In other words—...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Pizza in the morning

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff One food that is good at any time of day is pizza. Pizza in the morning, in the evening or in the afternoon, there is no bad time to eat a slice. Now, my family will tell you that when it comes to pizza, I, for the most ...
  • What's Up...Watching the groundhog

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer Wednesday was Groundhog Day, a day where, if weather lore holds true, we found out how much winter we have left. You know the story of the groundhog being able to predict how much winter is left don’t you? If it ...
  • Plan now to volunteer or take part in Relay for Life scheduled in July

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Although it’s still the middle of winter and bitter cold this week, plans for a hot weather event are well underway. Organizers met the middle of January to begin coordinating the Relay for Life of Western Trails which is sch...
  • Stroke and osteoporosis screening coming Feb. 12

    Residents living in and around the Grant, community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The New Life Fellowship Church will host Life Line Screenings on Feb. 12. The site is located at 617 W. 4th St. in Grant. Appoint...
  • MPCC student nurses finish work on ‘Quilts of Valor’

    A service project that began several months ago has now been completed by students in the Associate Degree nursing program at Mid-Plains Community College. In November, the students teamed up to make “Quilts of Valor,” wartime lap quilts made to honor...
  • Governor testifies for state aid cuts to local governments

    By Emily NohrNebraska News Service Gov. Dave Heineman made a rare appearance at the Legislature Wednesday, testifying at a committee hearing to cut $22 million in state aid to cities, counties and natural resources districts. “My budget priorities are ...
  • “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” classes to be offered Feb. 12 at Chase County Courthouse

    Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the “Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You” alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Chase County Courthouse, 921 Broadway in Imp...
  • Christian Women’s Club to meet Feb. 19

    Fairy tales can come true if you are “Young at Heart.” If you are “Young At Heart” be sure to join the fun at the Christian Women’s Club gathering on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Evangelical Free Church, 200 W. 10th Street in Grant.  The events w...
  • A fight for the public’s right to know

    LINCOLN—Nebraska newspaper publishers and owners testified against a legislative bill here Wednesday that could potentially push public meeting notices out of newspapers and onto the Internet. The seven representatives with newspapers from Omaha to Ben...
  • Bitter cold hard on livestock

    Bitter cold temperatures and extremes in wind chills likely will continue this winter in the High Plains and upper Midwest regions of the U.S. These conditions are particularly stressful for groups of cattle that have not adequately acclimated to such co...
  • Chemigation training sites announced

    Chemigation training during 2011 will take place at four sites in Southwest Nebraska. Chemigation training takes approximately three hours and includes a written test. Anyone who wants to chemigate during 2011 for the first time or who needs to recertify...