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  • Hazardous waste collection sites set

    On April 3, collection is scheduled for Grant, Benkelman, Haigler, Imperial and Wauneta. The Red Willow County Household Hazardous Waste Program and Southwest Nebraska RC&D has scheduled collection events in southwest Nebraska to help local resid...
  • Perkins County will reap benefits of meeting Hunt Challenge

    It’s now official. As of Feb. 18, the Perkins County Community Foundation has a $200,000 endowment to work with, thanks to the generosity of the Perkins County citizens and the Hunt family. Gail Jensen, representing the Hunt family, owners of Great...
  • Wind farm potential in Perkins County focus of informational meeting

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Plenty of potential, but lack of generation, is how wind development is viewed in Nebraska. Developing a market for the hefty breezes blowing across the state is a giant hurdle, according to information recently explained ...
  • Non-incumbents must file for election by March 1

    The Perkins County Clerk’s office will remain open until 5 p.m. on March 1 to accommodate those wishing to file.   By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The next deadline prior to the May 11 Primary is Monday, March 1—this marks the date for non-incumbent...
  • NRD and DNR continue to hammer out integrated management plan

    NRD wants alternative funding options in the plan.   By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Representatives of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources took the wraps off an integrated management plan (IMP) Feb. 9 that would shut down Republi...
  • Sen. Christensen has three bills prioritized—awaits chance of fourth

    Telephone conference report on Tuesday, Feb 23, to Imperial, Grant, Palisade. By Jan Rahn Managing Editor With this week being set aside for bill debate, Sen. Mark Christensen was ready to join in following his weekly teleconference Tuesday morning. ...
  • Viaero Wireless announces comedy festival sponsorship

       Viaero Wireless is now the title sponsor for one of the world’s most celebrated comedy festivals and it’s held in honor of Johnny Carson in his own hometown of Norfolk.  The Viaero Great American Comedy Classic celebrates its third year as yo...
  • Mealtime Makeovers - Crockpot Cuisine

    I honestly believe that one of the best inventions for the kitchen was the crockpot. They can be used for such a wide variety of foods such as cooking soups, casseroles,  meats, dips and pastas. I don’t know if I could survive without one or two of th...
  • Wallace is RPAC champion

    Wallace speakers took the first place plaque at the RPAC conference speech tournament held Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Culbertson. Members include (Front row, l-r): Rachel Marquardt, Josi Hasenauer, Tarassa Swedberg, Kelsey Hubbard, Vicki Holst, Emily Hasenau...
  • PCS contributes to blood draw

    Tobin Buchanan, superintendent at Perkins County Schools, sets a good example for the student body, some of whom also gave at the recent American Red Cross Bloodmobile held at the New Life Fellowship Church on Feb. 15. Four first-time donors contributed...
  • “Why I Want to go to College”

    Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn, along with the Omaha Royals Baseball Club, are pleased to announce the kick-off of the 8th Annual, “Why I Want to Go to College” essay contest.  The essay contest is open to all seventh and eightth grade stud...
  • CattleWomen scholarships available

    The Area 14 CattleWomen is sponsoring two $500 scholarships in 2010.  They will be awarded to a college freshman, sophomore or junior applicant.   Applicants must be a resident of Keith, Perkins or Arthur counties; female or male; a currently enrolle...
  • Consolidated 2010 scholarship applications available

    More than $11,000 to be awarded to area high school seniors. Consolidated Telephone launches its 12th year of scholarships. A graduating senior at each of 14 high schools in the Consolidated service area will be awarded $800 toward a college of their c...
  • Regent Bob Phares files for re-election

    Bob Phares of North Platte, current chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, has announced that he has filed for re-election to represent District 7. In announcing the filing Phares said; “It has been a privilege to represent this par...
  • Boy Scout stamp will commemorate 100 years

    This summer, a “Celebrate Scouting” stamp will be sold to coincide with the 100th anniversary of scouting. With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the adventure and spirit of scouting. Since the creation of the international youth sco...
  • 100 Years of History: Interesting Facts About the Boy Scouts of America

    Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A Scout is trustworthy, loyal...
  • 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...