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Street to be closed for remainder of school construction project

Street to be closed for remainder of school construction project

  by Tim Linscott Tribune Sentinel A portion of Eighth Street in Grant, running along the high school building, will be closed until the completion of the new addition to the school. Power was cut to the high school last week to change the electrical panel. A new panel will be added to hand...

4-H Foundation celebrating 40th year with special event at fair

By Jan Rahn Tribune Staff A special commemoration to this year’s Perkins County Fair includes the 40th anniversary celebration of the 4-H Foundation. The foundation was incorporated on Dec. 20, 1973 to enhance and support the 4-H program for the youth of Perkins County. It’s the time of year whe...

2014 Perkins County Fair opens Monday with dog show

by Jan Rahn Tribune Staff Get out your Mardi Gras mask, dust it off, fluff the feathers, and get ready to flaunt the theme of this year’s Perkins County Fair. There are lots of events planned for everyone’s amusement and entertainment during the week of July 21-26. The fair kicks off with th...

Timely rains bolster harvest

Timely rains bolster harvest

  by Tim Linscott Tribune Sentinel Timing is everything. In regard to this year’s wheat harvest timely rains in June helped turn a potential bust of a year into a boom. Gary Talich, branch manager for Frenchman Valley Coop in Grant and Venango, said the harvest has been going strong and...

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In Brief

Extension closed: The Perkins County Extension Office will be closed during the Perkins County Fair which is July 21-26. 4-H’ers who did not get their shirts may pick them up on entry day or at shows.

Dog Show Monday:
The 4-H Dog Show kicks off the fair at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 21 in the dance hall building.

Movie at Fair:
On Wednesday evening, July 23, The Lego Movie will be shown at the fairgrounds at 8 p.m. during the Perkins County Fair.

Mask auction :
Decorated masks for the silent auction sponsored by the 4-H Council may be entered the morning of Wednesday, July 23 and will be sold on Saturday, July 26 at the barbecue.

Free breakfast: The public is invited to the free Chamber breakfast on Thursday, July 24 from 6-8 a.m. Enter a drawing for Chamber Bucks.

Volunteers needed:
There are many large and small jobs for those interested in helping with the Perkins County Fair the week of July 21-26. Please contact the extension office at 352-7580 to volunteer.

Awards: Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska are seeking award recipients of: Golden Eagle of Merit, Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, First Class and the Girl Scout Gold Award.
Contact:  Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, 2121 S. 44th Street, Omaha, NE 68105 or snelson@girlscoutsnebraska.org

Office Closing: The Grant Tribune-Sentinel office will close at noon on Friday, July 23 during the Perkins County Fair. See you there!

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Sheriff’s office busy with several cases

The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office has been busy with several cases. On July 1, at 4:42 p.m., Gladwin Ensz, 54, Grant, was picked up for a Keith County court arrest warrant for failure to appear or...

VFW earns state recognition

VFW earns state recognition

  Walter ‘Bed’ Sauer of Ogallala (left) was presented a certificate by VFW Post Commander Gary Bush for being named the VFW State Volunteer of the Year during the state convention, held June...

Perkins County Health Services looking to help ‘Smile Train’

July is National Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness month.  To promote this, Perkins County Health Services is challenging its employees to raise funds for “Smile Train.” Cleft palates and lips are the...

New clergy in Perkins County

by Kylie Hanson Tribune-Sentinel Intern There is a new Father at the Catholic churches in Perkins County, Father Thomas Kuffel. Kuffel arrived in Grant June 16. The ceremony of installation was on Sunday,...

Fireworks donations

Contributions to the annual Fourth of July fireworks display continue. The display is provided annually by the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce and private donations. The shell sizes their donation purchased...

Lemonade for a cause

Medal winner has Grant ties

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Summer teams

Summer teams

  Poppe’s Posies The boys Pee Wee team for Grant, sponsored by Poppe’s Posies, included, (front row, l-r): Trye Hickey, Cyrus Wells, Kaden Smith, Bryder Hickey, Chase Toner, Deitrik Brueggeman,...

Wallace squad second in tourney

Wallace squad second in tourney

  The Wallace boys Pony team finished second at the Tri-County Youth League tournament. Back row: Trey Robertson,Camden McConnell, Riley Strawder , Aiden Kennicut, Jackson Sinsel, Colton Hager, Alec...

Grant wins Pony title

  The Grant Pony team won the 2014 Tri-County Youth League Tournament on Sunday, July 13 in Sutherland with a 5-0 win over Wallace. The team finished 9-2 on the season and went into the tournament...

Safe at first

  Cecilia Putnam is called safe at first and receives a congratulatory high-five from coach Adair Reese during the girls T-ball tournament held in Grant July 9.

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State seeking 100 percent credit

By Russ Pankonin Imperial Republican It came as no surprise when Kansas officially rejected an arbiter’s findings on the N-CORPE augmentation project in Lincoln County. In May, Arbitrator Jeffrey...

Nigerian trade team visits area

by Russ Pankonin Imperial Republican Frenchman Valley Coop (FVC) in Imperial played host to an eight-member Nigerian trade team Tuesday, June 24 morning as the first of several stops in Nebraska. The...

FSA Scoop

Program deadlines rapidly approaching Livestock producers are reminded that the deadline to apply for 2012 and/or 2013 ELAP is Aug. 1. The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised...

URNRD has cost share funds

Some funding is still available to Upper Republican Natural Resources District farmers interested in reducing water use by utilizing soil-moisture probes. Approximately $20,000 remains of a $100,000 grant...

New employees at Aurora Coop

  by Kylie Hanson Tribune Sentinel There are three new employees at the Aurora Coop— Will Anderjaska, Jeremy Hope, and Scott Gale. Anderjaska has been in Grant for three weeks and so far is making...

Planting peas gains popularity

Babbit attends Ag Sciences Day

Appreciation lunch held

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From the Pulpit

The Church, more than denominations Pastor Bill Wright For the past two weeks we have considered the question, what did Jesus mean when He used the word “church” in Matthew 16:18: “I will build...

Mosquitos in Nebraska test positive for West Nile

Mosquitos in two counties in northern Nebraska have tested positive for West Nile Virus according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has...

Cogitation

Humor can help in recovery Jo McCormick I have a perpetual desk calendar that reminds me to laugh myself out of the gloomies with a daily collection of fun-filled insights and therapeutic humor from...

Grant opportunities available

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it is seeking grant proposals to award up to $1.5 million in grant funding to for-profit and non-profit service providers. These for-profit and...

‘Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You,’ coming to Ogallala July 21

Region II Human Services is now taking registrations for the ‘Talking About Alcohol, Drugs and You,’ alcohol and drug education class. The class will be held on Monday, July 21 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m....