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  • Birthdays celebrated at senior center

    Those with October birthdays were the guests of honor at the Perkins County Senior Center on Friday, Oct. 9. Celebrating their special day were (Front row, l-r): Dorothy McArtor, Edwin Steinke. Back row: Bernard Kuskie, Vern Mailand, Glenn Ford. (Photo ...
  • Kids learn fire safety

    Students at Perkins County Elementary in Grant learned about fire safety from volunteer fire department members on Friday, Oct. 9 in celebration of Fire Prevention Week. Fire Chief Wade Rahn demonstrates some noisy firefighting equipment to an attentive...
  • Projected yields climb­—farmers watch the weather

    Record high yields are on course to set another corn supply record, the National Corn Growers Association said last week, commenting on new reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that even further increased their estimate of corn production and y...
  • Republican River Restoration Partnership to host meeting Oct. 22

    The Republican River Restoration Partnership (RRRP) will host their next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Gateway in Oberlin, Kan., beginning at 10 a.m. Central Time.     Included in the day’s agenda will be a presentation from Dr. Wayne Woldt, D...
  • Single-digit allocations or shut down of 100,000+ acres in DNR proposal for water-short years

    DNR to brief URNRD patrons at Oct. 22 meeting By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) could face allocations of a mere 5.9 inches per year or see up to 44,000 acres shut down under a p...
  • Plainsmen please parents with Chase County victory

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff Stepping up their defensive game, the Perkins County Lady Plainsmen overtook Chase County in a crowd-pleasing dual for Parents’ Night, Thursday, Oct. 8 at home. Prior to the game, parents of players and cheerleaders were in...
  • Turner plows through blizzard, Lions’ defense to blow out Morrill 47-8

    By Pastor Vince Carrig    Sports Writer Nick Turner plowed through the  Lions’ defense and heavy snow for 240 yards and five touchdowns and Jeremy Hagan returned a punt for a touchdown as the Plainsmen found easy sledding in Morrill in their 47-8 wi...
  • Perkins County runners host SPVA cross country

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The Perkins County Invitational and South Platte Valley Association cross country competition were hosted by Perkins County on Thursday, Oct. 8. The race is run once, but scored twice to tabulate statistics for the two compet...
  • Wildcats get big win

    By Travis McConnellSports Writer Neither a four hour bus trip nor an October blizzard could stop Sean May and the Wallace Wildcats from getting their first win of the season at Banner County Friday night. May, who scored seven touchdowns led the Wildcats ...
  • The Lady Cats travel but come home victorious

    By Christy SheetsSports Writer The Wallace Wildcats traveled  to  South Platte on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Lady Cats were ready to play and won, decisively, in straight sets 25-8, 25-7, and 25-7. When asked about the game, Coach Rhode said, “The girls pl...
  • Join Wallace High School drama students in “An Evening of Culture” next week

    Wallace High School is presenting their yearly dinner theatre, “An Evening of Culture,” by Mark Landon Smith at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 24. The play takes place in a small town where the local socialites decide to give the town...
  • County offices on the move

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A juggling act is taking place at the Perkins County Courthouse with three of the offices switching floors to be more accommodating to both the public and to each other. The county attorney office has already moved from the fi...
  • Motel complex in Grant has new owners

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor A smooth transition to new ownership has taken recently place at the Plainsman Inn RV Park and Storage toward the north edge of Grant. Ryan and Taren Hendricks are the enthusiastic new proprietors, purchasing the motel from Wa...
  • New floral and gift shop now open in downtown Grant

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor New to downtown Grant as of the latter part of September is “Poppe’s Posies,” a flower shop and gift store under the ownership of Michele Poppe. The sound of contagious laughter is often heard from Poppe and  longtime fri...
  • New 4-wheel drive advantageous to PCSO

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office has purchased a new vehicle with several amenities to better serve the county and make law enforcement duties run smoother. A 2009 Ford Exposition 4-wheel drive patrol vehicle, which was ord...
  • 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...