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Dr. Matt Byrd signs with PCHS

Starts practice in April By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Along with the hospital expansion at Perkins County Health Services a new era will dawn with the addition of Dr. Matt Byrd to the PCHS team. After 14 years of caring for patients in Ogallala at the Ogallala Medical Clinic and Ogallala Co...

Grant to make the airwaves

Grant to make the airwaves

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Television personalities Jon Vanderford and Brad Anderson of KOLN/KGIN of Lincoln were in Grant on Jan. 16 filming segments for the show “Pure Nebraska.” The show displays life in rural Nebraska and the duo were filming in Grant before heading to Imp...

Health insurance dilemma facing city, county

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor “We knew it was too good to be true,” Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt lamented over the decision the city is facing in regard to employee insurance. City of Grant and Perkins County officials are dealing with the potential of finding a new employee health insurance pro...

Foundation helps future take shape

Foundation helps future take shape

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County Community Foundation presented Shayne Hite, technology instructor at Perkins County Middle School, with a check for $2,500 last week to help defer the cost of a 3-D printer at the middle school. The project opens up a whole new era for...

Hughes sponsors  first bill as senator

Hughes sponsors first bill as senator

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Nebraska Senator from the 44th District, Dan Hughes, of Venango, held his first conference call from his Lincoln office on Jan. 20 in regard to the happenings in the legislature. “It has been a fascinating first 10 days. Now I have 80 to go,” Hughes said abo...

County changes benefits

On Jan. 15 the Perkins County Commissioners made a policy change for all regular full-time and regular part-time employees. All regular part-time employees, working less than 35 hours a week, will now have retirement as their only benefit. Prior to the decision by the commissioners, regular part...

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In Brief


ROTARY SUPPER: The Grant Rotary Club will have a soup, sandwich and pie supper on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Perkins County High School gym in Grant during the Perkins County/Maxwell games from 5-7 p.m. Proceeds will be used for the club’s scholarship.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Grant community blood drive is Monday, Jan. 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church, 617 W. 4th St. Child care on site. Call for appointment: Mary 352-4125, Bonnie 352-4367, Sandy 352-4808. Online scheduling www.redcrossblood.org (code 009356). Walk-ins welcome and needed.  

BEEF WEIGH-IN: 4-H market beef weigh-in dates include: Perkins County—Jan. 31, 10-11 a.m. at the Cecil Hendricks farm and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Lee Brothers. Chase County—Feb. 7, 9-11 a.m., Imperial Auction Market. Call 352-7580 with questions.

LORD'S ACRE AUCTION: The annual Grant United Methodist Church’s Lord’s Acre Auction will be Sunday, Jan. 25, at 11:30 a.m. A baked potato bar will be available, with the auction to follow. A free-will offering will be accepted. Proceeds will support local and worldwide missions.

SWEETHEARTS: Show your sweetheart how much you care this Valentine’s Day with a sweetheart message, which will be printed in the Tribune-Sentinel Feb. 12. See Page 3 for more information, or contact Becky or Brooke at the Grant Tribune-Sentinel office, 308-352-4311.

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New chamber board takes helm

New chamber board takes helm

  New Perkins County Chamber of Commerce board members were installed Monday, Jan. 19, at the annual chamber banquet at Westview. The new board members are, front row, left to right, Chelsea Alderson,...

Goodell settles in as pastor at New Life

Goodell settles in as  pastor at New Life

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor John Goodell is the new pastor at New Life Church in Grant.   Goodell comes to Grant from McCook with his wife, Angela (Berry), and children Charis, eight, Elijah,...

Rahn heads into retirement

  Longtime employee at The Grant Tribune-Sentinel, Jan Rahn, fully retired on Jan. 16 with a reception held at the newspaper office. Rahn retired after more than 21 years at the paper and was greeted...

Skating fun in Grant

  A Girl Scout and Brownie Scout skating party was held on Jan. 13 at Route 61 Roller Dome in Grant. The well-attended event featured food, treats and lots of skating. Pictured are, Sophia Plugge,...

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Pitching with Pritch

Too many points By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist It is difficult to grasp that the new year has sped to the middle of January and the SPVA is being played this week. That means that the regular...

PCS has strong finish at Chase County

PCS has strong finish at Chase County

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County wrestling squad traveled to Chase County on Jan. 17. Kiffen Cook placed fifth overall in his weight division, 132-pounds. He pinned Coy Wolken...

PCS faces Lady Broncos, Lady Longhorns

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Continuing to progress and learn, the young Perkins County High School girls basketball added another lesson to their season with a pair of games against Chase...

Lady Wildcats get split

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Despite having six players out with injury or illness, the Wallace girls basketball team finished with a split last week, winning one and losing one game. Wallace...

PCS picking up inside game

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor One quarter can make a difference. For the Perkins County Boys Basketball team, one quarter made the difference in a loss and a victory. On Jan. 15 the Plainsmen...

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Senior of the Month

Senior of the Month

Samantha Snogren of Grant has been selected as the Senior of the Month for January, 2015. She has made the goal of being a positive role model, and has succeeded through her school and community activities....

PCS second at Wallace

Wallace High School hosted competitive speakers on Jan. 17. Towns represented were Hershey, Wauneta-Palisade, Chase County, Paxton, Sutherland, North Platte St. Pat’s, South Platte, Garden County. The...

PCS first semester honor roll names released

Perkins County Schools announces high school honor roll students for the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. A Honor Roll Hannah Beck, Jakelynn Broeder, Mariah Curtis, Kaleb Gaar, Kendra...

College Notes

UNK Dean’s List students announced The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced the names of students who earned a place on the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. To earn a place on...

Wallace honor roll announced

Wallace Schools announces students named to the first semester All A and A-B Honor Roll. A honor roll Seniors: Christina Daniels, Emma Franklin, Chance Kennicutt, Morgan Messersmith, Alissa Rosentrater,...

ALA sponsoring essay contest

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Nebraska reaches $1 billion in beef exports in 2014

Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced a new milestone today for the state’s beef sector. In the first 11 months of 2014, over $1 billion of Nebraska beef was exported...

Pesticide applicator training planned in region

The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Perkins/Chase County area where pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification....

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Midwest Musings

Alas, but to sleep, to dream By Tim Linscott Managing Editor My middle daughter, Olivia, had a sleep over for her birthday. This was around the 16th sleep over Olivia has had since moving here, so...

From the Pulpit

He’s got our backs By Pastor Nora Mendyk Grant United Methodist Church Whenever we feel our backs are up against the wall, that’s the time to remember ‘whose we are’. Our Lord has claimed...

Hughes' Views

A very busy first 10 days of session By Dan Hughes Senator The first 10 days of each legislative session, bills can be introduced. The last day for bill introduction is Jan. 21. Each of the bills...

What’s Up?

Busy week for sky-viewing By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We are going to be busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs this week. With all the planet/planet, planet/moon,...

Celebrate the New Year with 10 free flowering trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

Residents of Nebraska can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2015. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new...

IRS Free File will help Nebraska taxpayers with new health care law