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New sirens to provide better storm warning coverage locally

New sirens to provide better storm warning coverage locally

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor It was the sound of years of hard work finally being completed. The two new emergency sirens were tested in Grant on Jan. 22 after a long process of grant writing and installation delays. The City of Grant and the Grant Fire Department provided the mat...

District 2 roads crew has employment terminated

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor When he was campaigning for District 2 County Commissioner in Perkins County, Bernard Deaver listened to his constituents. Deaver said that the county roads were a major concern of constituents and he vowed, if elected, to concentrate on improving the county road...

One of two houses in Grant razed as final chapter of abatement

One of two houses in Grant razed as final chapter of abatement

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Progress has been made in the nuisance abatement of a home in Grant. Located at 620 Lincoln Ave., the home was razed last week by Regier Land Improvement of Madrid. Because asbestos was found in the home, a certified asbestos remover was required, which...

PCS website to re-launch

PCS website to re-launch

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor After a few minor tweaks, the Perkins County Schools website will be fully functioning and improved by February, according to Michelle Evans, technology coordinator for PCS. The site will include several upgrades to help parents and patrons navigate thr...

Airing dates, times of local  stories released

Airing dates, times of local stories released

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor After visiting Grant and the surrounding area, a series of stories will be appearing on regional television stations soon, according to Jon Vanderford of 10/11 Central Nebraska. All times listed are Mountain Time. • Stories on the Henry J. Stumpf Intern...

Hughes talks gambling, cigar bars

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Dealing with tobacco and gambling bills were some hot-button issues Sen. Dan Hughes of the 44th District spoke about at his weekly conference call on Jan. 27. A main gambling issue Hughes noted was LR10CA, which would take specific language out of the Nebraska cons...

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In Brief


BENEFIT DINNER:
A benefit dinner for Kevin and Joy Kugler will take place Saturday, Jan. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Perkins County Fairgrounds, Grant. A free-will donation will be accepted. Proceeds will help the Kuglers defray medical bills.

SCOUTS SERVE SOUP:
Scouts of Perkins County will have a soup dinner fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grant Legion Hall. Chili, beef, chicken noodle and vegetable soup will be offered, along with dessert and salad. This event will be in place of the scouts normal roast beef feed.

FREE-THROW:
The annual Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Contest will be Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Perkins County High School gym in Grant. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 9-14.

BOOK FAIR: The Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Perkins County Elementary School the week of Feb. 2-6. The fair is open to the public only on Feb. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during Family Fun Night. Call Nicole Long at the school for more information, 352-4313.

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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Pancake feed to benefit locals

On Thursday, Feb. 5, the Grant Lions Club will hold its annual Groundhog Pancake Feed at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. Serving from 5 to 7 p.m., the event will feature pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage...

Great white shark adventures shared at Rotary meeting

Great white shark adventures shared at Rotary meeting

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor How do you go from selling tractors to swimming with great white sharks? Yahoo.com, of course. Tammy Kaschke of North Platte worked at implement dealer Kaschke...

Chiropractor office to open in Grant

  By Becky Uehling Staff Writer Dr. Danielle Hill, an associate Chiropractor with Mathews Family Chiropractic Clinic in Imperial, will open an office in Grant in early February. She will also offer...

Lord’s Acre Auction 2015

  Rex Wilson and Ron Patrick (left) hold up items for auction while Dan Wallin and Butch Burge go through the auctioneering process at the annual Lord’s Acre Auction at the Grant United Methodist...

Getting to know you

  Interim pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant, Rev. Jon Dickmander and family were treated to a pot-luck luncheon on Jan. 25. Rev. Dickmander and wife, Amy, have three children, Julius, Autumn...

Elsie parish is recipient of Pelster donation

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Pitching with Pritch

Goodbye to a friend Larry Pritchett Contributing Writer I had an opportunity last week to see a lot of friends. The bad part of the opportunity was that it was at a funeral. The funeral was for a friend...

Lady Plainsmen defense improving

Lady Plainsmen defense improving

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County girls basketball squad stepped up its game in regard to rebounding and being aggressive on defense in the first round of the SPVA Tournament...

PCS wins over Kimball at SPVA

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor After a loss to Hershey in the SPVA tournament, the Perkins County Boys Basketball team won a tight game with Kimball. Against Hershey on Jan. 19 in Hershey the...

Wildcats start RPAC tournament

  By LaDonna Swedberg Contributing Writer Wallace once again had a very busy week of basketball as they competed against Dundy County-Stratton and Stapleton, and then started the RPAC conference...

Playing keepaway

  Wallace senior Haley Storm protects the ball from Stapleton’s Haley Paben during varsity basketball action last week. On Jan. 20 Dundy County-Stratton defeated Wallace 52-22, but the Lady Wildcats...

Cook finishes third

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Learning to make the right decisions

Learning to make the right decisions

  Barry Hinkle of the Nebraska State Patrol spoke with Perkins County High School students on Jan. 22 about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Hinkle explained the various experiences he’s had in...

PCS grad studying auto technology at NPCC

PCS grad studying auto technology at NPCC

  They’re giving the boys a run for their money. Carra Johnson of Madrid, and Jessica Schaben of Gothenburg, are taking classes at North Platte Community College in programs most women don’t...

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A good day for hay

A good day for hay

The recent warm weather has given area farmers a chance to get out and get some outdoor activities done. Highs were in the upper 50s and lower 60s earlier this week. This hay bale was on display just...

Cattlemen’s Day series at seven locations

A series of meetings in seven locations across western Nebraska and eastern Colorado will be focusing on the changing beef industry. Dates and locations of the programs are (all times MT): • Feb. 10:...

Private pesticide applicator trainings available in area

Pesticide applicators may attend private pesticide applicator training for initial certification or re-certification in February. Trainings will be as follows:   * Grant: Perkins County Fairgrounds, Feb....

Weed and insect resistance workshop coming to Grant

A Weed and Insect Resistance Workshop will be held in Grant on Feb. 6 at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. 308-352-7580 (Perkins County Extension, perkins-county@unl.edu), or 402-318-1124 (Strahinja Stepanovic,...

Certified chemigator training available

The following is a list of dates, times and locations in the Perkins/Chase County area where people interested in chemigating may receive initial training or recertification. Requirements for initial and...

Nebraska cattle on feed up four percent

Extrusion workshop will be a hands-on experience

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Midwest Musings

There’s no place like home By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Being here for more than a year now, I  have not explored too many places beyond Perkins County. My children and I will venture out on...

Hughes' Views

Getting into a groove By Dan Hughes Senator A total of 663 bills and nine legislative resolutions were introduced during the first 10 days of the 104th First Legislative Session. We started the public...

Tree Talk

Now is ideal time to prune By Shari Friedel Grant Tree Board Election of officers was held at the most recent Grant Tree Board meeting on Jan. 20. It was decided that the current officers would remain,...

Zoning News

Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the comprehensive plan of Perkins County in 2013. The information includes results of census data, community meetings,...

How low will they go?

Fuel prices drop for 120 consecutive days Fuel prices across the country continue their downward trend, reports AAA Nebraska. As of Jan. 23, the national fuel average has dropped 120 consecutive days...