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  • Step up to the booth

    This year’s local election has an interesting twist to it. There are eight candidates who have filed for two open Perkins County Commissioner seats— one in District 2, one in District 3. Sometimes the May Primary Election doesn’t draw as many vot...
  • Local elections are important

    Dear Editor: In light of the rapid expansion of government control, and in order to protect our way of life, get involved in local elections. The officials we elect will be the ones who will determine whether we let federal mandates impose on our dail...
  • Take responsibility for choices

    Dear Editor: I never imagined I would be writing a letter to the editor, but there are some things that have been bothering me and I need to speak my mind. In all my years of living and teaching here in Grant, we have always been a community that prid...
  • Students’ hard work is unappreciated

    Dear Editor: At my spring music program there were people leaving the gym and going up and down the bleachers and talking when we were singing and saying our parts.  It took us so long to get all our parts memorized. It felt like nobody appreciates o...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Just in time

    So here I sit at work pondering what I could possibly make the kids for breakfast that would be fun and different. Breakfast is usually pretty straight forward, so how do you make it fun and different? You have either pancakes, french toast, cereal or eg...
  • Grant Tree Board celebrates Arbor Day

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff The Grant Tree Board sponsored two projects in celebration of Arbor Day this year. A “Hot Wings” Tatarian maple was planted at the Perkins County Museum, to replace an ailing tree that had been removed last year....
  • PCS art students awarded

    Perkins County art students received recognition for their art at the North Platte Community College ArtTech exhibit in April and the Phillips County Art Show in Holyoke, Colo. in March. Award recipients included (Front row, l-r): Jessie Woodmancy, hono...
  • Students create Egyptian pieces during artists’ visit

     Returning to Perkins County last week was artist, Julia Noyes from Lincoln.  Julia, owner of Noyes Art Gallery, spent a week at Perkins County Elementary and Middle School, assisted by artist, Kevin Baker, also of Lincoln.  Students were introduc...
  • $3,350 in health service foundation scholarships awarded to 10 students

    A total of $3,350 will be granted to 10 local students. They will be issued by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The scholarship committee consists of foundation board members Kenny Wykert, Grant; Diana Maupin, Venango; and Michele Cutler, E...
  • FCCLA installs new officers

    New FCCLA officers were installed at the club’s awards ceremony on Monday evening, April 26. New officers include (l-r): Shalee Pollard, vice president of STARS/STUCO; Rachel Patrick, vice president of public relations; Emily Kiolbasa, vice president ...
  • Students awarded scholarships from building association

    Four students in North Platte Community College’s Building Construction program recently received scholarships from the North Platte Home Builders Association. Zak Eickhoff, president of the NPHBA, presented $2,000 in total scholarship money to the...
  • Wallace holds honors night

    Makenzie Aylward (front) was presented an honorary Big Blue Booster award by the volleyball team for her support this year. She followed the team throughout the season, and attended the state playoffs in Lincoln. Sharing the moment were family members (...
  • Game and parks consider ending alcohol ban

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider ending the ban on alcohol consumption in state park and wildlife management areas (WMAs) at its next scheduled meeting, May 28, at the Gering Civic Center. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. The public...
  • Nebraska now offering online renewal for driver licenses

    Gov. Dave Heineman announced that Nebraskans can now renew their driver license online through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Nebraskans are eligible to renew their driver license, motorcycle license or state ID card once every other ...
  • PC girls continue winning streak

    Perkins County track and field athletes participated in the South Platte Valley Association conference meet on Friday, April 30. Out of six participating teams, Perkins County girls once again took top honors, scoring 137 points. North Platte St. Patri...
  • Lady Plainsmen win Panther Invite

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Perkins County girls once again ran away with the gold, winning the Panther Invitational at Hershey by over 30 points.  Individual performances by Jenni Sis in sprints, Ashley Kemling in distance and Mackenzie Hite, El...
  • Wallace Wildcats participate in conference meet at Cambridge

    By Elizabeth Strand Sports Writer On Friday, April 30, the Walace Wildcats travelled to Cambridge for the 2010 Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) track meet.    All 14 conference schools competed, including:  Arapahoe, Alma, Bertrand, ...
  • UNL Extension tractor/farm safety courses offered across Nebraska

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Tractor/Farm Safety Courses will be offered at seven locations across the state in May and June. Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm other than their parents’.  Course c...
  • Farm/ranch clinic offered

    Free one-on-one confidential consultations for farmer and ranchers are now available. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. These professionals specialize in legal and financial issues includi...
  • Conservation program sign-up now underway

    Nebraska landowners and operators still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office.  CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry prod...