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  • Grant more prepared to lose state aid than some local governments

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Stripping cities, counties and natural resources districts of state aid amounting to $44 million will become law once the Legislature casts one more vote. Mayor Mike Wyatt said the action will not have much of an effect on the ...
  • State senators must declare priority bills by March 10

    Christensen undecided on which bill to choose.By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Nebraska senators get the  opportunity to choose one of their bills as their priority bill for the session. Declaring a bill a priority bill doesn’t guarantee the L...
  • Another Perspective...Modern modes of communication create positive and negative . . . .

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   Communication means continue to change dramatically as the years go by. I recall when one of my best friends went to Brazil as a Rotary exchange student our senior year in high school. It took eight days for a letter to...
  • Young people invest in Grant

    Dear Editor: I was on my way to work yesterday driving down a street that I seldom use. I was surprised as I looked at the Harmony House! New siding! New windows! Farther on, I smiled as I glanced at the museum. It is beautiful in the daylight: have you ...
  • Mexico village gains from Methodist good will

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor For 10 days in January a group of United Methodists focused on improving conditions for fellow Christians in Mexico. What they learned is that they are the ones who gained from it through the love and hospitality of the Mexican...
  • Thoughts from a Commissioner...Just getting started

    By Dave Hoffert District 2 Commissioner I would like to start by saying what an experience to be a new county commissioner. I have enjoyed every second of it. I would like to side track a little for a second because I think it is worth the time. We had...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Sloppy Cheeseburger

    By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   So, to be honest, I hate sloppy joes. I am not sure if it is that I am not keen on the flavor or what, but I just can’t eat them. I am, however, very fond of the all American cheeseburger, ketchup only of course! Sh...
  • What's Up...Plan ahead for cold nights

    By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer   The nice thing about winter skies–there is so much to look at. The bad part about winter skies–it’s almost too cold to stand outside looking. I think that is what is called a paradox. Planning ahead as to...
  • UNL Extension online child care classes available to providers

    Nebraska child care providers can learn more about food safety during a series of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension online classes. The web-based food safety program, Keeping Kids Safe, will be offered from 7-8 p.m. CT Feb. 28, March 15 and March 3...
  • Caring community members needed to change a child’s life

    CASA volunteers are trained community members to assist a child in the court system. Ogallala’s CASA program is seeking individuals willing to make a difference in the lives of children. Every day in the state of Nebraska, judges decide the fate of ab...
  • NRD goes on the road with Q&A meetings on land purchase

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Judging by the light attendance at last week’s question-and-answer meetings on the land purchase by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD), one would believe most people favor it. The NRD held m...
  • Nebraska Cattlemen weigh in on legislative bills

    Nebraska Cattlemen supported LB 305 and LB 306 on Feb. 8 with testimony given by Michael Kelsey, executive vice president of Nebraska Cattlemen. Implementation of a state meat and poultry inspection program was the topic of LB 305 and LB 306 which is a b...
  • Agri/Eco-Tourism workshop rescheduled for March 22-23

    The 2011 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop is rescheduled for March 22-23 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Kearney. It was postponed due to hazardous weather. Nearly all of the original speakers will be presenting at the March workshop, i...
  • Annual water conference set for March in McCook

    Local irrigators, producers, farm managers, agronomists and bankers are invited to attend the 25th annual Southwest Nebraska Water Conference being held Friday, March 4 at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community Building in McCook.   Registration wil...
  • Nominations now open for pioneer awards

    Nominations for the 57th annual Nebraska Pioneer Farm Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Farm Bureau are now being accepted. The program honors farm families in Nebraska whose land has been owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more. More t...
  • Student paints spirit sign for center

      Jordyn Bartels, a freshman at South Platte Schools in Big Springs, recently completed and donated a sign to the Perkins County Senior Center to show Plainsmen spirit. On the reverse side is a “Go Big Red” sign for the Huskers. Jordyn, who lives ...
  • PCS students among Nebraska Young Artist Award winners

    The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced the winners of the 14th-annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards. Seventy students from more than 40 high schools across the state have been selected to par...
  • PCS Activity Schedule

    *All Times Mountain*Updates Available at http://www.pcs.esu16.org Thursday, February 246 p.m.        C2-11 Boys sub-dist. bball finals at McCook (TBA) Friday, February 258 a.m.        FFA ALD/MFE at Kearney Saturday, February 268 a.m.   ...
  • High school students attend tech skills contest

    Nearly 80 high school students from eight area high schools participated in a technical skills contest Wednesday, Feb. 16,  at North Platte Community College’s North Campus. The event highlighted the technical programs that are available at NPCC and ga...
  • Wallace student featured in Kearney orchestra concert

    Brooke Harris, a 2008 graduate of Wallace High School and a current student at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, will be featured in a concert given by the Kearney Symphony Orchestra. As a winner of UNK’s Concerto/Aria competition, Brooke receives th...