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  • 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...
  • Shortcuts offered for holiday entertaining

    Christmas and New Years are just around the corner, and they have one thing in common –fantastic food. Sutherland Tastefully Simple Consultant Shawna Cooper says local party hosts and hostesses can save time and avoid chaos in the kitchen by taking a fe...
  • Benefit analysis to determine irrigation retirement buyout

    Long-term stream flow depletion proposed as factor to determine price paid to retire acres.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Estimates show the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) needs to retire the use of about 4,200 a...
  • Wheat conditions worsening due to lack of moisture

    According to the Nebraska Wheat Crop Report issued last Friday, as the wheat enters dormancy, the lack of moisture concerns producers. According to the USDA’s final 2010 weekly crop report, winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 percent ...
  • USDA issues ACRE Program payments for various commodities

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Dec. 9 that the Department of Agriculture will issue an estimated $10 million in Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) payments for the 2009 crop year to producers enrolled in the ACRE program for large and small...
  • Pitching with Pritch...Gift ideas for sports lovers

    By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS Activities Director   I have gotten a late start in watching the ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, but lately I caught a couple of them and have to admit it is a pretty good series. I have only watched two of them completely fro...
  • Activity schedule

    All times Mountain Schedule subject to change Updates available at WWW.PCS.ESU16.ORG Thursday, December 16 7 a.m. Quiz Bowl tryouts - high school 7 p.m. High school music concert Friday, December 17 4 p.m. JV boys/girls basketball at Sidney 5:3...