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  • Schulze medals at state wrestling

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Perkins County’s only state wrestling contender, 130 lb. Kyle Schulze, came home with a fifth place medal from the state wrestling tournament held at the Qwest Center in Omaha Feb. 18-20. In the first round of Class D...
  • Strong game rebounds Lady Plainsmen into Friday night’s district finals

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Jenni Sis morphed into a monster on the boards and at the foul line to help her Lady Plainsmen advance to their fifth-consecutive district championship game with their third win this season over North Platte St. Pat...
  • Perkins County girls steal 51-43 win from Chase County, advance in subs

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer  Mackenzie Hite stepped up and intercepted three Lady Longhorns passes in the third quarter and converted them into six points to help her Lady Plainsmen shake off a slow start and evict Chase County from the NSAA...
  • Wildcats taken out by the Tigers

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the  Cats traveled to Grant for sub-districts to play the Tigers of Paxton. The Lady Cats were ready to play, hoping to beat the Tigers one more time this season. Unfortunately for the Lady Cats, th...
  • Wallace Wildcats fall to Storm in regular season finale

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer Good three point shooting and  excellent free throw shooting by the Creek Valley Storm were the difference Friday night when the Wallace Wildcats traveled to Chappell for their final regular season game of the year. ...
  • Timely purchase important on risk management coverage

    This is an important reminder to farmers, ranchers and landowners that 2010 risk management coverage for all crops in all counties must be timely purchased in order to maintain eligibility for disaster program benefits.   Risk management coverage may ...
  • Free 2010 chemigation training offered

    With chemigation season only a few months away, chemigators should check the expiration dates on their permits, said Dave Boxler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomology research technologist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North...
  • Grants offered by USDA Rural Development

    USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program.   RBEG’s are available to public bodies, non-profit entities and Indian tribes who desire to facilitate and finance the development of small and e...
  • Tree care workshops focus on essentials for the green industry

    The 2010 Tree Care Workshops offered in March in Alliance, North Platte, Hastings, Norfolk, Omaha and Lincoln will offer members of the green industry the opportunity to hear the latest in current and emerging issues in tree care. “This will be excel...
  • Grazing another way of harvesting corn still standing in the field

    By Bruce Anderson UNL Extension Forage Specialist Did early fall snows prevent you from harvesting all your corn? Instead of waiting for snow to melt and then the ground to either freeze or dry out, consider grazing. More in a moment. Do you have st...
  • Firearms rule will change for possession in national wildlife refuges

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that effective Feb. 22, the rules governing possession of firearms on national wildlife refuges will change as a result of legislation enacted by Congress.  After this date, the law allows an individual...
  • Monday fire destroys rural Venango home

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Six area fire departments responded to an afternoon blaze on Monday, Feb. 15, which destroyed the home of Wayne and Eunice Prottsman south of Venango. According to the state fire marshal who investigated the fire, the ca...
  • Guilty verdict handed down in felony theft at area church

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Janet G. Huff, 35, entered a no contest plea in District Court on Friday, Feb. 12 for one count of theft by deception of over $1,500, a Class III felony. District Court Judge John P. Murphy found the defendant guilty and h...
  • One new filing meets deadline

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Perkins County Clerk Rita Long has announced only one new filing in the past week—that of incumbent Mayor Michael Wyatt. Wyatt’s mayoral seat, along with two other seats on Grant City Council will be filled in the Nove...
  • Four bills on agenda for Christensen this week

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze Aside from District 44’s water  woes, State Senator Mark Christensen will be busy again for the next several days as the legislature goes into its seventh week. Three major bills were on the agenda for the legislat...
  • Council releases monthly reports

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Monthly reports were released by Grant City Council during their regular meeting on Feb. 9. The monthly report from the city enforcement officer, which gives a breakdown of building permits issued along with monthly report...
  • Kumor recipient of Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A very special award turned the spotlight toward the western part of the state at the end of January. Leon Kumor was honored as the recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at the 18th Annual Nebraska Aviation ...
  • Senator Nelson’s spin

    Dear Editor: Recently, Senator Ben Nelson has been putting “spin” on his recent vote in support of the health care bill coming out of the U.S. Senate. Since that vote, we’ve seen and heard him on our airways more often than in any actual politica...
  • Lack of sleep affects overall well-being

    Zzzzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzzzz. Are you getting enough z’s in your life? Frankly, the credit given to ample quality sleep is sometimes shorted. Face it, you think better, feel better and look better when you’re well rested. Unfortunately, I’m a procras...
  • Birthdays celebrated at center

    February birthdays were celebrated at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 12. Those sharing in the celebration were (Front row, l-r): Maxine Reynolds, Elmer Pankonin, Dorothy Meyer. Back row: Alice Jantzen, Bev Norman, Donna Bishop, Loretta...