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  • Something must be done

    Dear Editor:     Whether we are conservatives, liberals, or any point in between, one thing is a certainty: the under-insured will cost Americans $100 billion this year alone. That’s a trillion dollars a decade without even factoring in growth or inf...
  • High school celebrates Homecoming

    Homecoming was celebrated throughout the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at Perkins County High School. The public enjoyed a parade on Main St. that included the senior class float featuring Josh Sexson  (left) and Darrell Patten. ...
  • Band receives superior in McCook

    Perkins County High School marching band received a superior rating Saturday, Sept. 26 at the McCook contest which included participation in the parade followed by a concert in the park. The band is instructed by Sheila Johnson. (Photo by Shari Friedel) ...
  • Key lessons taught in kindergarten

    By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher I had the privilege of going to kindergarten Friday and what a day. It was Grandparents Day at the elementary school in Red Cloud and I gladly accepted the invitation from our grandson, Austin. Can’t help but chuckle when...
  • Community support sought for new Eagle Scout project

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With weather soon to become a factor, Boy Scout Max Jones was able to get the major components of his new Eagle Scout project completed over the weekend. Jones chose to create a landscaped area at Golden Ours Convalescent Home w...
  • Fourth graders take part in fitness day

    On Wednesday, Sept. 23, fourth grade students from across the eight county health district participated in a one day health and fitness day hosted by McCook Public Schools and Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department.   Schools participating in the ev...
  • Wallace School recipient of two grant awards

    Wallace School was privileged enough to receive two great grants this school year. Grants can be applied for the previous school year they are received. These were received from the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation. The John Applegate Grants received wer...
  • Lady Plainsmen record improving with each game

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Perkins County Lady Plainsmen traveled to the Gothenburg Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3 where they met with Holdrege, Ord and Gothenburg, and finished as runner-up in the contest.Gothenburg Invite In their first game agains...
  • Turner’s 198 yards, 4 INTs key to Plainsmen’s 17-6 comeback win over Bayard in Homecoming game

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Nick Turner rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Plainsmen from behind and carry them to a 17-6 win over the Bayard Tigers at Haenfler Field in Grant on Friday night. Turner capped a 4:40, 83-yard drive ...
  • Girls finish ninth at UNK cross country invite

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Over 280 runners from 21 schools participated in the UNK invite on Monday, Sept. 28, including members of the Perkins County cross country team. “An awesome day today,” said Coach Paula Wurst of the team’s efforts. “A...
  • Golf season ends on high note

    Perkins County girls’ golfers find their season winding down, with the final regular season scheduled meets behind them. The Hershey Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 29 proved to be a successful event for the Plainsmen who took the gold with a season low ...
  • Wallace Wildcats lose shootout with Tigers

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Paxton Tigers used long  sustained drives to outlast the quick strike offense of the Wallace Wildcats Friday night in a shootout, 60-50. The Tigers also capitalized on two Wildcat turnovers, as they turned two fumbles...
  • Lady Cats get sweet revenge

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Wallace Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Cats first opponent was the Maywood Tigers.  The Wildcats took down the Tigers in straight sets, 25-4 and 25-15. The Wildcats were primed and...
  • Homecoming royalty chosen

    Homecoming royalty was crowned following the football game against Bayard Friday night, Oct. 2. Selected to the court were (l-r): King Kye Kurkowski and Queen Elisa Carlson; First Attendants Nick Turner and Jenni Sis; Second Attendants Erik Hagan and Br...
  • NPCC to have ‘Haunted Hoops’ youth basketball clinic Oct. 25

    The North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team will host “Haunted Hoops” youth basketball clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Oct. 25, in the South Campus gymnasium. “Haunted Hoops” is for boys and girls in first through six...
  • Tjadens receive Pioneer Farm Family Award

    The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association announced the 156 honorees for the 2009 Pioneer Farm Family Awards in June. In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same family must have owned a partial of land consecu...
  • H1N1 flu vaccine to be distributed this month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine, a long-anticipated step as the government works to start mass vaccinations this month. Limited supplies should start trickling out the first week of October—about a...
  • New manager chosen for Social Security office serving area counties

    Area Director Shara Sevart announced the promotion of Steve Vaught as the new manager of the North Platte Social Security office. “I am very pleased to have Steve as the manager in North Platte,” Sevart said. “Steve is well-known for his leadership ...
  • Runaway bride

    Youngest of the seven Pontipee brothers, Gideon, played by John Prante (right), stakes his claim to his girl of choice, Alice (Brooke Poppe), despite serious objections by her gun-toting suitor, Christian Miyamoto. The musical “Seven Brides for Seven ...
  • Grant native wins Omaha marathon

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With the ease of a well-seasoned runner, Grant High School graduate and local business owner Lauren (Poppe) Klima captured top place in the women’s division of the Omaha Marathon on Sunday. With a finish time of 3:04:19, Klima...