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  • Runners compete at McCook Invitational

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff A hilly course and tough competition greeted the Perkins County cross country runners at the most recent meet in McCook on Thursday, Sept. 17, which included schools from all four classes. Perkins County girls were not able t...
  • Quarterback tears away for three touchdowns: St. Pat’s beats Perkins County 49-14

    By Vince CarrigSports Writer North Platte quarterback Shane O’Connor scored touchdowns from 11, 19, and 28 yards away and St. Pat’s defense kept Plainsmen drives short for a 49-14 Irish victory in Grant Friday night. After ripping off a 30-yard run in...
  • Golfers challenged at Kimball Invitational

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Although conditions were optimal for golf with little wind and perfect temperatures, the difficult Kimball course gave the Perkins County golfers a challenge on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Kimball Invitational. Perkins County f...
  • Lady Cats win Hayes Center triangular

    Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Hayes Center Triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The Cats’ first opponent was the Hayes Center Cardinals.  The Wildcats defeated the Cardinals in straight sets 25-16 and 25-18. The Cardinals...
  • Cyclones outlast Wildcats Friday night

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats could  not keep up with the Stapleton-McPherson County Cyclones Friday night, as they lost a shootout 68-44. There was no doubt from the beginning of this game that it was going to be a track meet, as...
  • Wallace Fall Festival is a “kick”

    One of the attractions at Wallace Fall Festival held Saturday, Sept. 19 was the shoe kick.                          ...
  • Augmentation still a viable option for compliance

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican When assessing how the Republican Basin could stay in compliance with the compact settlement, WaterClaim Director Steve Smith of Imperial suggested moving water from one area of the state to another. His idea got t...
  • Farmers urged to begin lobbying for their own cause

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Three natural resources district (NRD) managers lobbying state senators in Lincoln on compact compliance issues just isn’t enough. That’s what Upper Republican NRD Manager Jasper Fanning told a crowd of more th...
  • Chandler-Smith takes gold

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Widely known for his musical talent, Matt Chandler-Smith of Grant took the top prize in the songwriting division in the Galaxy of Stars contest at the Nebraska State Fair. Chandler-Smith exhibits his love for music through man...
  • Cooley wins People’s Choice in photography

    Becky Cooley of Grant entered 11 photographs at the state fair in Lincoln and received several honors including People’s Choice Best of Show. Following are the results: Honorable Mention: color prints, “Other Animals,” “Jumper;” color prints,...
  • Ultrasound project complete at Perkins County Health Services

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor With help from a grant, along with donations from area residents, the new ultrasound machine at Perkins County Health Services is in place and in use. Ron Patrick, administrator for the Perkins County Health Services Foundatio...
  • Council awards water main bid for project this fall

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Following a budget hearing and adoption of the new 2009-10 proposed budget, the Grant City Council took action on several items of new business during their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 8. Council members awarded a bid to Inte...
  • Watch your tongue!

    “Watch your tongue!” That’s a command that most of us probably heard while we were growing up.  It was a warning from our parents or other authority figures to be careful about what we were saying–to cease with our sassing or arguing, because we ...
  • Former state senator dies in farm accident

    Former Nebraska State Senator Ron Raikes died on his family farm west of Ashland on Sept. 5 in a farm accident. Sen. Raikes, 66, was found dead by a neighbor inside a hay grinding machine about 10:30 p.m. CDT after his wife Helen became worried that he d...
  • $10 million awarded in stimulus funds for Nebraska energy efficiency projects

    Today, Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy that Nebraska will receive nearly $10 million to fund energy efficiency and conservation projects across the state.   The funding is part of the American Rec...
  • City adopts 2009-10 budget

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council members took two big steps during their regular meeting last Tuesday evening when they adopted a nearly $3.4 million budget and approvedinstallation of a new water main—an item included in the 2009-10 figure...
  • County commissioners lower tax rate in newly adopted 2009-10 budget

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A lower tax rate for residents is good news from the Perkins County Commissioners who approved their 2009-10 fiscal year budget last week. The new tax rate for the proposed budget is 45.07 cents per $100 of valuation—down from...
  • Fire destroys Elsie home

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An early morning fire Monday, Sept 14 destroyed the home of Steve Thompson in Elsie. According to Elsie’s Assistant Fire Chief Brent Robertson, by the time Elsie Volunteer Fire Department personnel arrived, the modular where T...
  • In support of Right to Repair Act

    Dear Editor: The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association strongly supports the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) and urges Congress to pass the legislation on behalf of its over 20,000 members. As a national trade associati...
  • Children deserve it

    Did you know that Nebraska collected $197 million in child support in federal fiscal year 2008, almost $10 million more than in 2007?   Over $126 million of the total was collected through income withholding. Employers and their payroll professionals al...