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U.S. Justice Department weighs in for Nebraska on Water Master’s ruling

By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Deputy Attorney General David Cookson brought some good news to last week’s Upper Republican Natural Resources District meeting. Cookson said the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a favorable brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on the Special Water Ma...

Vehicle catches fire on highway

Vehicle catches fire on highway

  On Tuesday, April 8 a pick-up started on fire while traveling on NE-61. Vernone Davidson, owner and driver of the 1994 Ford Ranger, was southbound when a fuel leak started a fire under the hood. Smoke filled the driver’s compartment, forcing Davidson to pull over to the shoulder of the r...

‘Who is this man?’

‘Who is this man?’

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Call it a reversal of slogans. Ivan Regier of Madrid has long used the saying he was the ‘Man with the upside down face,’ meaning he had hair on his face and not the top of his head. For Regier, that is no longer the case as he shaved his signature beard last...

Tribune- Sentinel brings home awards

Winning several awards at the Nebraska Press Association ‘Better Newspaper Contest’ on April 12 was The Grant Tribune-Sentinel and its sister publications, The Wauneta Breeze and The Imperial Republican. Newspapers were judged on the quality of their writing, photography and design work that wa...

Grant Fire Department hosts award banquet

Grant Fire Department hosts award banquet

  By Jan Rahn Tribune Staff On Saturday evening, April 5, firefighters, EMTs, spouses and special guests enjoyed the 2014 annual banquet of the Grant Fire Department and Perkins County Ambulance held at the American Legion Hall in Grant. A 2013 year in review, presentation of awards, and v...

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In Brief

Easter break to begin this week
Perkins County Schools grades K-12 will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and there will be no school Friday, April 18 or Monday, April 21.

 

Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be held in Grant City Park on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be there at 10:30 a.m. for photos.

 

Madrid egg hunt April 19
The Madrid Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Madrid Park.

 

Venango egg hunt Saturday
The Venango Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 9 a.m. at Venango Community Church. Rolls, coffee and juice. Everyone welcome.

 

NHS to host bloodmobile
The National Honor Society at Perkins County High School will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, April 23, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

PCHS to host district music
There will be no school for Perkins County 9-12 students on Friday, April 25. District music will be held at the high school.

 

Health fair postponed
The annual Perkins County Health Services Health Fair originally scheduled to take place in May has been postponed until this fall. Watch for details in future issues.

 

Library open house this week
National Library Week, April 14-19, is being celebrated at Hastings Memorial Library in Grant with refreshments and silent auction. Proceeds from gift baskets donated by the Library Foundation will go toward the summer reading program.

 

‘Coffee with a Forester’ set
The Grant Tree Board invites the public to a ‘Coffee with a Forester’ workshop Saturday, April 26, at Hastings Memorial Library at 10 a.m. in celebration of Arbor Day. Please register by April 23 to receive a handout: 308-352-8022 or jforney@gpcom.net

 

Attn: Election candidates
Candidates for the May 13 primary are asked to return questionnaires to the Tribune by Monday, April 21. Please return a photo with the questionnaire or stop in the newspaper office to get one taken.

 

Date set for alumni banquet
The Perkins County Alumni Association has set the banquet for Saturday, June 14. Photos at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. More details will follow.

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Come enjoy wine tasting event to benefit shelter

Perkins County Animal Shelter will host its annual wine tasting and fundraising event on Saturday, April 26, at the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Grant. Everyone is invited to sample five featured wines,...

Easter services announced

Zion Lutheran Church, Grant April 17, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday service April 18, 7 p.m. - Good Friday service April 20, 7 a.m. - Easter sunrise service and breakfast Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church...

Grant Tree Board hosts “Coffee with a Forester” workshop April 26

Western Nebraska certainly has experienced its share of extraordinary weather conditions, from another year of low precipitation to unusually punishing cold and extreme winds. This combination has produced...

Newest Lion inducted

  Grant Lion’s Club president Betty Thomas, left, and district president Ron Patrick, right, helped induct the newest member of the Lion’s Club into the fold, Ashley Colglazier. Colglazier and...

Signs of Spring

  Signs of the spring and Lent season are the annual fish fry events that take place all over the United States in celebration of Easter. The annual Knights of Columbus fish fry was held at Mother...

Westview hosts prom march

Local author’s newest novel published

Several county residents have unclaimed property

April is Fair Housing Month

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Pitching with Pritch

Sometimes the apple falls close By Larry Pritchett Past PCHS activities director In college football there are the Maxwell and Walter Camp player of the year awards, but the Heisman trophy and the...

Plainsmen have solid outing

Plainsmen have solid outing

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Hosting its own track invite, Perkins County finished fourth in the male and female division of the E. Lee Todd Invitational on Saturday, April 12, in Grant. Ogallala...

Golfers third at Dundy County Stratton

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor The Perkins County High School boys golf team had to deal with a very unusual weather condition for this time of year on the golf course: warmth. The Plainsmen...

Wildcats compete at South Loup

By Elizabeth Strand Wallace Track Coach The Wallace Wildcats took a partial squad of six athletes, two boys and four girls, to the South Loup Invite in Arnold on Friday, April 11.   There were several...

Mr. Basketball registration begins

Registrations are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Mr. Basketball Slamfest boys’ team camp in Kearney. The Slamfest will feature 100-plus teams from various states. The Slamfest will have separate...

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Quiz Bowl team wins SPVA

Quiz Bowl team wins SPVA

  The Perkins County High School Quiz Bowl team won the SPVA Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament on Tuesday, April 1, in Sutherland. The squad won a round-robin tournament with six of the seven conference...

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Local working group to meet April 30 in Imperial

Local meetings open to individuals interested in setting natural resources goals for Nebraska. A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation...

LEAD applications available for Group 34

Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group 34 are now available for people in production agriculture or agribusiness. “Up to 30 motivated men and women...

April is soyfoods month

April is National Soyfoods Month, and Nebraska soybean farmers encourage their neighbors to explore ways to incorporate all the benefits of adding soy to their families’ diets along with soy-fed beef,...

Dolezal attends spring education classes

Perkins County Weed Superintendent Michael Dolezal recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Spring Training Seminar at Central Community College in Hastings. This was the second opportunity during 2014...

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Midwest Musings

Recharging the batteries By Timothy Linscott Managing Editor This past weekend was the Nebraska Press Convention, held this year in Grand Island. Every year the convention provides some ‘continuing...

Pulpit Reflections

Easter rolls away our stones By Pastor Harun Gatobu United Methodist Church, Wallace “And If Christ has not been raised then our preaching is useless and so is our faith…But Christ has indeed been...

What's Up

Planet parade is lining up By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We can’t discuss how well the total lunar eclipse went because this is being written well in advance of the event. We can only hope...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Angel Anderson Perkins County Sheriff’s Office Sexual violence is a wide spread issue that impacts everyone. The children and teens of today are our hope for tomorrow. It is important for us as parents,...

Want to start or grow a small business?

Discover how to start and grow a successful small business at FREE Business Boot Camps coming up in western Nebraska: • April 29, Knight Museum & Sandhills Center, 908 Yellowstone Ave., Alliance,...