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  • Fight the stigma, fight the illness

    Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 3-9  Mental illnesses are medical illnesses, according to Director of Behavioral Health at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “When people realize that, there will be less stigma associated wit...
  • Why Social Security is important to you

    By Michael Sylvan Social Security District Manager    It has been said before, but it’s worth saying again: Social Security is the nation’s most successful domestic program. It has helped America by helping Americans, one at a time. This year ...
  • Nebraska ranks 12th in deer-vehicle collisions

    While the number of miles driven by U.S. motorists over the past five years has increased just 2 percent, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in this country during that time has grown by ten times that amount.  Using its claims data, State Farm®, ...
  • Art contest underway for World Rabies Day

    The mission of World Rabies Day is to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent it, and how to eliminate the main global sources.  Even though the major impact of rabies occurs in regions of the world where...
  • Save the date

    Mark the calendar now for the annual Christmas open house on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Grant sponsored by Perkins County Chamber. The committee is seeking input from any club, organization, business or individual wishing to participat...
  • Learn to “Boost Your Business” in October

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Area businesses are invited to attend a two-part seminar to learn how to “boost their business.” The sessions are being held during October at the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise extended campus in Imperial.  • D...
  • Sheriff graduates from NSI

    Sheriff James D. Brueggeman of the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office completed participation in the 99th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) held in Longmont, Colo., Sept. 19-25. The NSI is the only national executive development progr...
  • Anniversaries celebrated at senior center

      Couples at the Perkins County Senior Center were recently honored for their anniversaries. Celebrating their special days were Bernard and Darlene Kuskie (left) and Norbert and Mary Buss. (Courtesy photo)  ...
  • New 4-H club in county

    There is a new 4-H club in Perkins County that just started this summer. Our club name is Lucky Clovers. We meet once a month. Our club leader is Sarah Schrotberger.  Our officers are Bailey Johnson, president. Hayden Schrotberger is vice president. C...
  • New national wireless plan introduced

    On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Viaero Wireless launched new Nationwide Plans with carry over minutes. Viaero also introduced new affordable messaging and data plans, and reduced prices on its Nationwide Unlimited plans. “Our customers want minutes that last,...
  • Taxpayers face Oct. 15 deadlines

    Due dates for extension filers, non-profits approach.   Oct. 15 is fast approaching and is a key deadline for millions of individual taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2009 tax returns.  It is also a crucial due date for thousands ...
  • Kids tested free at First Insight

      First Insight is among Nebraska optometrists offering free vision assessments up to three years old. Governor Heineman will sign a proclamation naming October SEE TO LEARN® Month in Nebraska on Oct. 6.   By Ashleigh Noyes Tribune Staff Acc...
  • Schools receive emergency kits from health department

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Schools in Perkins County are prepared for whatever might go wrong thanks to emergency go kits provided by the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD). Every school in the health department’s eight-c...
  • Council looks at rates and projects

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Grant City Council spent nearly an hour discussing water, sewer, waste and electric rates and projects at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28.  The city’s infrastructure needs for the future were broken down int...
  • Reminders as election nears

    • Early voting is underway at the clerk’s office. An application requesting a ballot appeared in the Sept. 30 issue and will be published again on Oct. 14.  • Oct. 15 -Deadline for mailed-in voter registrations • Oct. 22 - Last day for in-pe...
  • New bone density scanner now in place at hospital

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County Health Services is happy to announce that a new bone density scanner is now in place in the Radiology Department, saving patients the inconvenience of having to schedule around a mobile unit’s arriva...
  • The Trusted Voice...Farm Bill must meet many expectations

    By Keith Olsen President, Nebraska Farm Bureau   It has been said to the point of being trite that the 2012 farm bill “won’t be your father’s farm bill.” Many more organizations than in the past are giving their input to the farm bill process...
  • Farm Bureau urges a halt to EPA’s non-stop assault on agriculture

    Nebraska Farm Bureau is asking the state’s congressional delegation to work with their colleagues to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s non-stop regulatory assault on the state’s farmers and ranchers and their counterparts nationwide. “...
  • Changes made at 21st Century

      21st Century Equipment has announced that Tyson Schroeder has been promoted to parts manager at the Ogallala location.   Schroeder has been employed with the company in the parts department since the purchase of the Ogallala location in 2000 and...
  • Hagan selected as September Senior of the Month

    Jeremy Hagan has been selected as Senior of the Month for September 2010. Hagan has been an active member of FFA, mock trial, student council, National Honor Society and Perkins County Youth Council during his high school career. He held the office o...