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Madrid school site closes for good

Madrid school site closes for good

  Friday, May 15 was the final day of the Perkins County Middle School building being used in a classroom setting. Terry Prante, middle school principal, conducted locker checks and looked over the library one last time on Friday.

Compromise reached on city ordinance enforcement

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt and Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman settled a difference the old-fashioned way...they sat down and talked it out. On April 28 Brueggeman discussed the upcoming sheriff’s contract with city officials and a copy of the contract was ha...

Water meter project progressing

The water meter project started by the city nearly two years ago is making progress, according to Dana Harris, Grant City administrator. Harris noted that Tom Werblow, city engineer, is putting the specifications together for the meter project. The project has been approved by the government and ...

Memorial Day services in area to honor those brave Americans

Memorial Day services in area to honor those brave Americans

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Services for Memorial Day have been set on Monday, May 25 in communities throughout the region to pay tribute to Americans who have fallen in battle. Grant Services will be at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, southwest of Grant. Legion Post 40 will host t...

Barring bad weather, pool set to open Monday

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Grant Municipal Pool is preparing to open for another season on May 25. Parks and Recreation head Renee Seiler explained that the pool is ready to open, with the cooperation of Mother Nature. With a forecast predicting possible showers and only a high near 6...

25 years of service recognized

25 years of service recognized

  At the May 12 Grant City Council meeting, Gary Beckler, Grant Utilities Superintendent, was recognized for his 25 years of service to the city. Grant Mayor Mike Wyatt (left) presented Beckler with a Nebraska scoreboard clock in recognition of his service.

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In Brief

PHARMACY TAKING MEDS: Grant Pharmacy is now able to collect unused, unwanted or expired medications and make sure they are disposed of safely. For more information, visit or call Grant Pharmacy at 352-4860.

MEMORIAL PICNIC: The public is invited to a Memorial weekend picnic at Westview Retirement Community, Saturday, May 23 at 12 noon. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Those who attend are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Entertainment will be provided and door prizes given.

SUMMER READING: Kids age three to sixth grade are encouraged to take part in the summer reading program at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant, which starts on June 3. A kickoff skating party will be on Thursday, May 28, 5-7 p.m. at Route 61 Rollerdome. Registration for the kickoff and the program are required. Call the library for more information, 352-4894.

BEEF INSERT: The Johnson Publication’s Salute to Beef insert can be found inside this issue of the Tribune-Sentinel. Johnson Publications salutes all of our area beef producers and those who support them.

ART CLASS: The Meadowlark Art Gallery, 246 Central Ave., Grant will host an art class on Friday, May 29, 6-8 p.m. The project this month will be Butterfly Bracelets with instructor Pennie Reese. There is room for 20 students. To register, stop by the gallery Friday or Saturday from 6-8 p.m.

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Working together

Working together

  For “Faith In Action Sunday” on May 17, members of the United Methodist Church in Grant did several projects throughout the community. Pictured are, from left to right, Eugene Otto III, Lila...

Long attends state workshop

Rita Long, Perkins County Clerk, completed a Nebraska Association of County Officials workshop in Kearney May 14. The workshop provided officials training as they prepare to begin County Board of Equalization...

Perkins County Pipeline

Legion auxiliary meets The American Legion Auxiliary Grant Unit No. 40 met at Westview May 12. President Loretta Armbruster called the meeting to order. Trudy Hundhausen led them in prayer and they recited...

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Pitching with Pritch

Coaching philosophy By Larry Pritchett Sports Columnist I have written a number of times that the summer is the time for athletes to improve their skills. It is a time to try and get stronger and faster....

Plainsmen win district golf title

Plainsmen win district golf title

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A goal PCS Boys Golf Coach Troy Kemling had at the start of the year was to win the district championship. The Plainsmen have been competitive in several invites...

Two Plainsmen headed to state

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Two Perkins County athletes will be headed to the state track meet tomorrow (May 22) in Omaha. Zak Kurkowski won the triple jump district championship and punched...

Wildcats have strong showing at districts

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Wallace Wildcats will send their top athletes to the state track meet in Omaha this week (May 22-23) after an outstanding showing at the D-10 district meet...

Youth with local ties places in state gymnastics meet

Ashley Engel, eight-year-old daughter of Craig and Carol Engel of Genoa, Neb., granddaughter of David and Lisa Engel of Grant and great-granddaughter of Dean Hatch, competed in the Nebraska State AmeriKids...

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Spring concert held at high school

Spring concert held at high school

  The Perkins County High School concert band performs “Caprice” during the May 12 spring music concert.

Senior of the Month

Senior of the Month

Kaleb Gaar of Grant was selected as Senior of the Month for May 2015. With a love of learning and problem solving, Kaleb has excelled in academics, drama, music and sports throughout high school. He was...

College Notes

Holtz completes basic Army Pvt. Natalie L. Holtz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history,...

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FSA Scoop

2015 acreage reporting and failed acreage By Teri Moss FSA Director Remember to call the FSA office when you get finished planting to make an appointment to complete your acreage report before July...

NRD to look at rule change for transfers

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Nearly every month, the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) hears variance requests from landowners and irrigators to transfer allocations...

Youth invited to livestock evaluation clinic

Youth interested in learning how to evaluate cattle, sheep, hogs and meat goats should plan to attend the West Central Nebraska Spring Livestock Judging Clinic at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in North...

Bourque joins team at WCNDD

West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) is pleased to announce that Kathy Bourque has joined their team as a Community Economic Development Specialist. In this newly created position, she will...

Online farmers’ market database available

Nebraskans interested in purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables have a new tool for sourcing their produce from farmers in their local area. Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach...

Farm photo contest open to children five to 13

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From the Pulpit

Three little words Father Tom Kuffel I love you! More lives have been changed by those words than by all of the sermons ever preached. Those three little words can be the most beautiful and powerful...

Hughes' Views

Sense of urgency on some bills By Dan Hughes Senator The legislature is heading into the final weeks of the session. We’re scheduled to adjourn for the year on June 5. There is a sense of urgency...