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  • Technology aids student learning in Wallace

    The Wallace Public School has a new polycom located in the library this year. The elementary and high school students have been to places most would never have the opportunity to visit. The junior high and high school students spent an amazing hour with...
  • UNMC students to train in communities

    University of Nebraska Medical Center students will be participating in rotations with health professionals across Nebraska as part of their health care education. Grant High School graduate, Russell Swan will do a rotation with the Ogallala Medical Group...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Good times continue to roll into 2011 for sports fans

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   The year is coming to an end, but the sports stuff just rolls over to the next month and the good times just continue if you are a sports fan or sports nut. Take your pick, but there is always plenty ...
  • Indians hand loss to Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Guard Trevor Neill made himself a frequent customer at the hoop in helping Ogallala hand the Plainsmen their sixth loss in seven starts, 62-38 on Tuesday night (Dec. 21) in Grant. Neill got to the rack for two ...
  • Second-half surge earns Lady Plainsmen win over Ogallala

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Tanya Metcalf scored the Lady Plainsmen’s first seven points and played great defense to lead Perkins County to a 50-29 win over visiting Ogallala last Tuesday night (Dec.21). Tanya Metcalf kept moving to the...
  • Wrestlers wrap up pre-holiday competition

      In the last tournament of 2010, Perkins County wrestlers competed at the Sutherland Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 18. Still hampered by injury and illness, several team members were unable to attend. Individual results Trey Johnson (130 lbs.) pin...
  • Mid-Winter Classic planned for February

    North Platte Community College will host the Bill Summers North/Knights Mid-Winter Classic basketball tournament Feb. 5-6 in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium on the South Campus of the college. The tournament is for boys and girls in grades 5-8. Each divisi...
  • Makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice?

    All eyes and ears, “Santa” (aka Perkins County Elementary/Middle School Principal Terry Prante) hung out in the hallway during the home basketball game Dec. 21. (Photo by Jan Rahn)...
  • Center holds birthday party

    Celebrating December birthdays at the Perkins County Senior Center are (Front row, l-r): Donna Brodbeck, Reenie Mercier. Back row: Ruby Porter, Sharon Talich, CharlottieWallin and Frank Jantzen. (Courtesy photo)...
  • Bloodmobile surpasses goal

    The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive held Dec. 21 surpassed its goal, according to coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis. The meal and a variety of cookies and Christmas treats were served by the Elsie United Methodist Women. Door prizes were...
  • Peeking back over 2010.....

      January Annexation goes nowhere during the Grant City Council meeting. The Hunt Challenge goal was met with the entire community to benefit. Fixing the occupation tax is among the legislative goals of Senator Mark Christensen. Numerous seats i...
  • Homemade cheer to start a new year

      By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff   Nearly two years ago, during an especially wonderful outbreak of dandelions in their yard, Stefanie Young did some research on how to use these obnoxious weeds for good. At this specific time she came across ...
  • Another Perspective...Santa creates interesting emotions...

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher   Ho! Ho! Ho! Such is the language of one jolly bearded guy who wears a red suit with white fur around the cuffs and collar. You find him here, there and everywhere this time of year. Years ago . . . decades ago, my mom...
  • Holiday rules were made to be broken

    Everyone struggles to keep the calorie count down over the holidays. The following is a fun way to look at over indulging. Try not to lay too much guilt on oneself. 1.  Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothi...
  • Needy Kansas City children receive beds

      By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff   Due to the efforts of Monica (McClenahan) Starr of Kansas City, many needy children in the Kansas City area will be “nestled all snug in their beds” this winter, possibly for the first time in their lives. T...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...No disappointments

    During the holidays, everyone is in a rush. Holiday shopping, holiday baking, family get-togethers and anything else we can cram into our daily lives. Well, I am here to make a small portion of your holiday meal preparation a little easier by making your...
  • What's Up...Christmas stars just for us

    My intentions this week were to discuss two of the great winter asterism, the Winter Circle, and the Winter Triangle. But, seeing how close Christmas is, I am going to talk about two other celestial objects. In Psalm 8, David the king writes, “When I c...
  • Speaker inspires at Christian women’s meeting

      A very inspiring talk by Sandi Sipp kept the women’s rapt attention at the Grant Christian Women’s Club meeting Saturday, Dec. 18. With humor and candor the speaker told of her struggles to find the peace of mind of knowing she had eternal salv...
  • From byway to movie–Nebraska water is a star

    By Georgeann Wearin Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Facilitator   A simple stop at the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway booth at the State Fair in Grand Island turned out to be an unknown audition for a role in a movie.  Jane Ryan, author of the award ...
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau, Willow Creek Meats work to send beef jerky to American troops

    To support American troops in Afghanistan and all over the world, Nebraska Farm Bureau has partnered with Willow Creek Meats in McCook for the “Beefin’ up Our Heroes” campaign to send beef jerky to service men and women. “Beef jerky is one of the...