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Building rush in county

Building rush in county

  There is more than one major construction project going on currently in Perkins County with progress being made on them all. Above, it may not look like the artist’s rendition just yet, but the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center is beginning to take shape just outside of Grant. T...

Write-in candidates to decide three village board seats

By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor For the second time in six years the Village of Elsie is in a quandary when it comes to finding members to fill out the village board. After the Aug. 1 deadline for incumbents to file for village boards neither of the two incumbents, Larry Biesecker and Brenda M...

City wins project of the year

  By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Always striving to be ahead of the game, the City of Grant Administrator Dana Harris, city employees, the mayor and council received a prestigious honor on June 18 at the annual membership meeting of the West Central Nebraska Development District, held this...

Jon Forney receives 45 year coaching award

by Kylie Hanson Tribune-Sentinel Intern Jon Forney received the 45-year coaching award on July 20 at the Nebraska Coach’s Association awards banquet. Forney has coached around 1,100 events in basketball, track, and football. His first year was in Cedar Bluffs. Then Forney transferred over to B...

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In Brief

SCHOOL EVENT: Perkins County Elementary will hold an open house for the 2014-15 term on Thursday, Aug. 14. Come view the school and see your child’s classroom from 5-7 p.m.   

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BBQ:
Pinnacle Bank will host a free barbecue in their parking lot Thursday, Aug. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Prize drawings.

MOVIE IN THE PARK:
A back-to-school night movie in the park hosted by the City of Grant and sponsored by Perkins County Schools will be shown Friday, Aug. 15 at dusk. Come enjoy Despicable Me II rated PG. Watch for details on a movie scheduled for the following week.

FAIR CHECKS:
4-H and Open Class premium checks, along with livestock sale checks are ready to be picked up at the extension office Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed over lunch hour.

FINANCIAL SEMINAR: Register now for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class at the Grant United Methodist Church starting Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. for nine weeks. Babysitting provided by calling 352-4594 in advance. Register at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classfinder/

PREREGISTER NOW:
To minimize wait time, pre-register to Liz at 308-352-7102 for the Health Fair at Perkins County Hospital on Sept. 19, 5-10 a.m.

PRESCHOOL START:
Perkins County Public Schools pre-school program, originally slated to start Aug. 22 will now have a Tuesday, Sept. 2, start date. The open house is Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6-7 p.m.

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Capturing the moment

 Capturing the moment

  Artist Lance Wurst talks with Kay Cheney about his art during an open house for Wurst at Meadowlark Gallery in downtown Grant on Sunday, Aug. 10. Right: Wurst had many paintings showing everyday...

Perkins County’s judges receive high marks

By Jan Rahn Tribune Staff Poll results evaluating the state’s judges were recently released by the Nebraska State Bar Association. Judges who serve on the bench in the Perkins County Courtroom were among...

Youth volunteer at Wesview

  On Tuesday, Aug. 5, Brandie Ross, Spencer Ross, Michael Beck and Deitrik Brueggeman came to Westview Retirement Community to “spruce” up the glider benches in the outside entry way. They dedicated...

Perkins County Pipeline

Kuskie family holds reunion The Kuskie family celebrated its annual reunion at the fellowship hall at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant on Sunday, Aug. 10. Sixteen people attended the reunion, including...

Four generations gather

Descendents of Great-grandma Marge Bruce include baby Emily Featherngill, Emily’s mother Katie Featherngill and Grandpa Bill Gartner. (Contributed photo)

Get free DEET wipes at Chase County Fair

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Open house tonight

Elementary students and their parents are invited to an open house at Perkins County Elementary in Grant. They are invited to • tour the school • find classrooms • meet the teachers Thursday, Aug....

Fall term classes begin Monday, Aug. 25, at all MPCC locations

It should be noted that daytime classes at the main campuses in McCook and North Platte will not take place on Aug. 25 due to New Student Orientation, however evening classes that begin at 5 p.m. or later...

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Deaver launches new venture

Deaver launches new venture

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Bernie Deaver of Grant is never one to sit idle. The former owner of Deaver Computer Service in downtown Grant has moved on to a new venture, owning and operating Ag-Logix....

Nebraska corn, soybeans blooming

Much of the state received one to two inches of rain during the previous week (ending Aug. 10), according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service report released recently. This lowered irrigation...

High Plains roundtable coming Aug. 28

The High Plains Nutrition and Management Roundtable Focus on Increasing Cow Herd Size and Beef Production will be held Thursday, Aug. 28. The program is presented by UNL, CSU and UW along with the Tri-State...

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From the Pulpit

Changed by God Rev. Linda Battello Jacob was one of Isaac’s twin sons. He tricked his brother, Esau, out of his inheritance and left the country for fear of what his brother would do. He made a life...

What’s Up?

Things are changing in the night sky Vernon Whetstone One difficult thing about writing a weekly newspaper column is I have to write well before an event takes place so I often don’t know what really...

Money saving tips for college students

As summer winds down, incoming freshmen are getting ready for their first year of college. In addition to picking a major and registering for classes, many are preparing to live on their own for the first...

Five rules every teen driver should follow

If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to teendriversource.org,...

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they're serving kids, most wouldn't receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with bleached...

Take Charge America educates parents on back-to-school spending

SNAP crucial in rural and small town America