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Grant Rotary spreads love of reading across the county

Grant Rotary spreads love of reading across the county

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Reading has led to more reading. After reading an article about the Little Lending Library in ‘The Rotarian’ magazine in May, Brenda Styskal was struck with an idea. She wanted to promote literacy and get communities more involved with each other. “I fe...

Christmas Open House

Thursday, Nov. 20 5-8 p.m. Downtown Grant Sponsored by Perkins County Chamber of Commerce & Chamber businesses Don’t forget Santa will be in Grant 5:30-7 p.m.!

Dream starts in Grant,  ends in NYC

Dream starts in Grant, ends in NYC

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor In 1977, Perkins County High School freshman Leland Poppe was asked by coach Al Gaston if we wanted to go to a track meet. Wanting to get out of school, Poppe said yes. “Great! I have you registered for the two mile run,” Gaston replied to Poppe. Poppe...

Annexation one step away for city

Final reading Nov. 25 By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Grant City Council is just one step away from annexing four parcels of land and expanding city limits. On Nov. 11 the council held its second reading of the ordinance to annex land into the city, along with a public hearing about the i...

Cold snap construction

Cold snap construction

Recent frigid temperatures have made people bundle up and take shelter indoors. However, with several major construction projects going on in and around Grant, the cold weather is just one more aspect to deal with in getting things accomplished. The new addition at Perkins County Health Service...

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In Brief

EARLY DEADLINE: The Tribune will print a day early during Thanksgiving week. Deadline for ads and legals is Friday, Nov. 21. Classified deadline is Monday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m.

CHAMBER EVENT: Christmas Open House sponsored by Perkins County Chamber is today, Nov. 20, in downtown Grant. Come shop, eat, socialize and bring the kids to see Santa during the kickoff to  the Christmas season.

FREE SKATING:
Zion Lutheran Church is sponsoring free skating from 4:30-8 p.m. at Route 61 Roller Dome on south Central Avenue in Grant during the Chamber Christmas Open House event Thursday, Nov. 20. Please bring a food item for the Perkins County Food Pantry or a gently used clothing item for the Orphan Grain Train.

ANGEL TREE: Friday is the deadline to let any church in the county know if there is a need for a child to have a special Christmas.  

TURKEY BINGO
The Knights of Columbus will host “Turkey Bingo” on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant. Meal at 5 p.m. Bingo at 5:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Handicap accessible.

SOCCER TEAMS: Several of the area’s soccer teams are featured in this week’s issue on Page 6.

FAIR ITEMS:
Items such as exhibits, awards, photos and ribbon checks are still in the Perkins County Extension Office. Please claim them before Dec. 19.  

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Getting ready for soup, fellowship

Getting ready for soup, fellowship

Kendyl (left) and Korene Flaming fill pitchers with ice and water in preparation of the annual Elsie United Methodist Church soup supper and country store. The event featured a variety of soups and...

Grandson pays visit

Grandson pays visit

Matthew Hixon, grandson of Virginia Hixon of Grant, and his co-worker Josh, operate cranes professionally. They finished a job near North Platte at Lake Maloney and stopped to visit Virginia on their...

Local diabetes support group available

The Health Ministry Committee of the United Methodist Church is sponsoring a support group to help people with diabetes deal with the disease, learn from others and understand some of the problems they...

Perkins County Pipeline

Scarlet Chapeau news On Nov. 13, eighteen ladies from Scarlet Chapeau traveled to Lewellen to eat lunch. They feasted on the house specialty; some had one of three different kinds of soups, chili, French...

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2014 soccer squads

2014 soccer squads

Members of the Under 14 safety green squad were (Front row, l-r): Jayden Huntsman, Savannah Schmidt, Rylee Huff, Summer Postlewait. Middle row: Aidan McClintock, Carter Krajewski, Tyler Tucker, Dillon...

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One Act performers putting on “Lockdown” Nov. 23 at high school

The Perkins County High School One Act program will be putting on a public performance of the play "Lockdown" by Douglas Craven on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the high school. Refreshments will be served...

Three PCS students win VFW essay contest

Three PCS students win VFW essay contest

  On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, three students at Perkins County Schools were recognized for their achievements in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3755 Voice of Democracy essay contest. The Voice of...

Senior of the Month

Zak Kurkowski, a senior at Perkins County High School, has been selected as Senior of the Month for November 2014. He is the son of Kelvin and Judy Kurkowski of rural Grant. Throughout his high school...

Local students’ art selected for exhibit

  Hannah Beck, Samantha Snogren, and Alex Landen-Kirkpatrick were selected by the Art Faculty of Nebraska Wesleyan University to exhibit in ‘The Bridge.’ This exhibit is made up of work by senior...

NHS hosts bloodmobile

  Renae Goodwin (left), donor, is assisted to the lunch table by volunteer Lila Konecky at the most recent bloodmobile held at Perkins County High School on Friday, Nov. 7. The drive was hosted by...

Knott named director of outreach for Mid-Plains Community College

Scholarship program promotes ag careers

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Nebraska crop progress and condition report released

For the week ending Nov. 16, 2014, unseasonably cold conditions engulfed the state with snow late in the period slowing final harvest activities, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics...

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50 Shades of Me

Skating memories By Brooke Pankonin Tribune Staff Last Friday we finally made it to Route 61 Roller Dome. The girls had a birthday party elsewhere so Austin and I met my parents at the rink to celebrate...

From the Pulpit

Thanksgiving miracle By Pastor Ronald Vote We can thank God for the miracle of life! James 1:17, says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” What supernatural ability or gift has God given...

Holiday eating tips offered by PCHS

The holiday season is filled with joy, happiness and a lot of food. Continue your healthy eating habits through this holiday season or start your New Year’s resolution early to eat healthy. You can do...

Campaign urges motorists to buckle up

Reduce serious injury and fatality crashes, increase visibility and raise awareness during one of the busiest travel holidays are the goals of the Nebraska State Patrol’s participation in the national...

New warning on laundry detergent packets

Poison centers across the country have seen an increase in calls about pediatric exposure to single-use laundry detergent packets. These colorful little packets of laundry detergent are convenient, but...