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  • Plainsmen slip past Irish in SPVA semis

    by Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer Kye Kurkowski returned from  the banishment of foul trouble to post four points down the stretch and slip his Plainsmen past the North Platte St. Patrick’s Irish in the SPVA tournament’s semi-final round Friday...
  • Wallace Wildcats come up short in last week’s games

    By Travis McConnell Sports Writer A big size disadvantage played a  big  role last Tuesday night when the Wallace Wildcats hosted the Dundy County/Stratton Tigers. The Tigers used the inside play of 6-foot-7 senior Kendal Glidden, 6-foot-5 freshman...
  • Lady Cats lose frustrating game in tense overtime action

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer On Tuesday night the Lady Cats  hosted Dundy County/Stratton.  The Ladies started the match a bit slow, struggling to maintain possession of the ball.  Dundy County took and maintained the early lead, ending the first...
  • Shootout planned for Feb. 20

    The Cambridge Youth Sports Club is hosting the 2010 Cambridge Youth Sports Club Shootout basketball tournament on Feb. 20.  All games will begin at 9 a.m. CT.  This is a one day tournament.  The entry cost is $80.00 per team. The format for this tou...
  • Ag poster contest open to Nebraska youth

    Greg Ibach, Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced the theme for the annual NDA Agriculture Week in Nebraska poster contest.   In its seventh year, the contest is open to all Nebraska youth in first through sixth g...
  • 25th Women in Ag Conference set in Kearney Feb. 25-26

    Nebraska women will celebrate 25 years of empowering women in the agriculture industry Feb. 25-26 at the Kearney Holiday Inn. The theme for this year’s University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Women in Agriculture conference is “Celebrating Our Her...
  • Beef feedlot roundtables offered Feb. 9-11

    Beef feedlot owners, employees, veterinarians and others in the industry will learn the latest on feedlot health, animal welfare, the environment, economics and research at the 2010 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington, Br...
  • Senate resolution would keep EPA from overreaching

    Nebraska farmers and ranchers appreciate Sens. Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns going to bat for them by cosponsoring a Resolution of Disapproval Thursday (Jan. 20) to stop EPA’s attempt to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, Nebraska Farm Bu...
  • Farm divisions defined

    Producers have until Feb. 1, 2010, to request 2009 crop year MAL and LDP for wool, mohair and unshorn pelts.  The 2010 crop year for wool, mohair, and unshorn pelts began on Jan. 1 and ends on Dec. 31, 2010.  Unshorn pelts are only eligible for LDP. ...
  • State Patrol issues weather safety tips

    In a 24-hour period on Thursday, Jan. 7, troopers responded to 211 motorist assists statewide.   The Nebraska State Patrol issues the following reminders for motorists traveling in extreme winter weather conditions: Use well traveled routes and giv...
  • Horticulture and Master Gardener training starts Feb. 16

    Garden enthusiasts may be interested in the 2010 Horticulture and Master Gardener Training sessions.   The program will be used as master gardener educational hours but is open to anyone even if not  interested in joining the Master Gardener program....
  • Governor outlines three priorities for Nebraska’s prosperous future

    Gov. Dave Heineman delivered his State of the State address to the Nebraska Legislature two weeks ago, focusing on three priorities: growing the Nebraska economy, strengthening education, and developing an even more efficient government. “As we ente...
  • LB 1052 an answer to LB 779 for city of Omaha

    By Mark Christensen Senator, Dist. 44 In last week’s tele-conference with the McCook Area Chamber, one of the topics was one of my bills, LB 1052. This bill is the Agricultural Production and Economic Stability and Assistance Act.   It would re...
  • First baby of 2010 arrives at Perkins County Hospital

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Evan Christopher Heilman entered the world on Jan. 11, as the first baby of 2010 to be born at Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant. For the honor of being the first newborn of the new year, the baby and his parents ...
  • Arts council to present dinner theater in March

     Anyone wishing to help in any way with the production may call Director Sally Shiers 352-8335.    The Perkins County Area Arts Council will present, “One Toe In The Grave,” a comedy by Jack Sharkey, produced by special arrangement with Samuel F...
  • Nominees selected for three Midwest directorships

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Directors will be elected to serve in three districts of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation when the company holds its annual meeting in March. Nominees for District 1, District 5 and District 9 were selected during ...
  • Candidates file for seats in Perkins County

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   FILING DEADLINES: for May 11 Primary • Incumbent deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 16.  • Non-incumbent deadline: Monday, March 1. • Withdrawal: Once an incumbent files, they have until March 1 to withdraw from the ra...
  • Council tables variance request

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor A request for a variance on an  out-of-compliance gravestone at the Fairview Cemetery was tabled in a 3-1 vote by Grant City Council members during their regular meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 12. Attorney Neil Williams, rep...
  • City releases monthly figures

    Water/Lotto Reports The council released figures for the month of December on water usage and lotto sales. Water: There were 4,861,600 gallons of water used in December, which is an increase over the month of November when 4,196,500 gallons were used....
  • Schilling to retire from bookkeeping position at end of 2009-10 school term

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff After 26 years in the Venango, Grant and Perkins County school systems, bookkeeper Jan Schilling has decided to retire at the close of the 2009-2010 school year. A lifelong Venango resident, Schilling describes her edu...