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Memorial Day 2015 celebrated

Memorial Day 2015 celebrated

  The crowd at the cemetery in Grant prepare to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at one of the Memorial Day services held throughout the region on Monday, May 25. There were two speakers this year at the Grant services, Jon Forney and Jonathan Hanson. Selected patriotic songs were led by Dave...

Land sale funds now have a home

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Now that the city has sold some excess land at auction, the dilemma for city officials is where to put the money, totaling $284,000. Grant City Administrator Dana Harris spoke with Mike Bacon, a Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) expert on the issue. The cit...

Reading program to be “super” this summer

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor Up in the sky...it’s a bird...it’s a plane...it’s the 2015 Hastings Memorial Library summer reading program. This year’s summer reading program has the theme, “Every Hero has a Story.” For ages three to sixth grade, the annual program will feature co...

Pet show gives residents chance to reflect

Pet show gives residents chance to reflect

  On May 18 residents of Westview Retirement Community in Grant were treated to a pet show. Locals brought in a variety of pets, ranging from turtles and cats to dogs for the residents to bond. Residents visited with staff on some favorite memories of pets they had over the years. Below is...

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In Brief

Hatch’s meal: Hatch’s Super Foods will host a customer appreciation meal on Saturday, May 30, from 5-8 p.m. at the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Grant.

blockstop: The Todd Becker Foundation, in conjunction with area churches, will present Blockstop in Grant on Saturday, June 6. The event will feature a message related to the alcohol related death of 18-year-old Todd Becker. A free BBQ will start the event at 7 p.m., and music will be provided by the band Chye. All are invited. See the ad on Page 2 for more information.

nutrition class: The next nutrition class for members of Image Total Fitness in Grant will be Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the fitness center. The topic will be “What’s For Dinner.” For more information, call Kraus at 352-7301.




































HATCH'S MEAL: Hatch’s Super Foods will host a customer appreciation meal on Saturday, May 30, from 5-8 p.m. at the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Grant.

BLOCKSTOP:
The Todd Becker Foundation, in conjunction with area churches, will present Blockstop in Grant on Saturday, June 6. The event will feature a message related to the alcohol related death of 18-year-old Todd Becker. A free BBQ will start the event at 7 p.m., and music will be provided by the band Chye. All are invited. See the ad on Page 2 for more information.

NUTRITION CLASS: The next nutrition class for members of Image Total Fitness in Grant will be Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the fitness center. The topic will be “What’s For Dinner.” For more information, call Kraus at 352-7301.

FUNDRAISER FOR WALROD: A.B.A.T.E. of Nebraska District 12 Annual Poker Run Membership Drive and Fundraiser for Rod (Wally) Walrod will be Saturday, May 30. Sign-up is from 9 -9:45 a.m. at DJ’s Bar and Grill in Grant. For more information, call Greg Koellner at 883-6183 or Jerry Groff at 882-8654.

HEARTSAVER CLASS: Perkins County Health Services in Grant will offer a Heartsaver Certification class on Thursday, June 11 from 6-9 p.m. Taught during the class will be first aid, CPR and AED. This class is for the general public needing this type of certification. Class is limited to 20 people. Call Connie at 352-7122 to register.































































midwest meeting: The 68th annual member meeting of Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation will be tonight, Thursday, March 19, at the Perkins County High School.
Registration and the meal are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with the business meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker this year is Mike McGinnis, general manager of Tri-State G & T. The evening will include gifts and door prizes for members and a cash drawing.


Senior reminder: Senior classes of 2015 are reminded to submit a short biography to the Grant Tribune-Sentinel no later than April 2. These biographies will be included in a special graduation section at the end of April. Forms are available at the schools and also at the Grant Tribune-Sentinel office. Also, please Email a senior picture, along with photo credits, to grantrib@gpcom.net or shari@gpcom.net

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Viaero holds a.m. coffee

Viaero holds a.m. coffee

  The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce has devised doing morning coffees as an alternative to After 5 events. The first morning coffee was held May 20 at Viaero in Grant from 7-9 a.m. Above: JJ...

Elsie seniors gather for birthday lunch

Elsie seniors gather for birthday  lunch

  The Elsie Seniors held their monthly luncheon May 19 at the Elsie Legion Hall. They enjoyed a catered meal of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and fresh fruit salad....

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Area athletes give their all in Omaha

Area athletes give their all in Omaha

  By Tim Linscott Managing Editor State track 2015 is finally over and several area athletes placed in their respective events and gained invaluable experience. Perkins County had two athletes...

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Upgrades coming to PCS technology

By Tim Linscott Managing Editor A spark of technology is about to be ignited at Perkins County Schools that will connect all school buildings and provide for future expansion. Michelle Evans, Information...

Wallace students named to honor roll

Wallace Schools is proud to announce the names of junior high and senior high students on the second semester honor roll. All A Honor Roll Seniors: Christina Daniels, Emma Franklin, Muthomi Gatobu, Chance...

College Notes

Gaston earns sciences award Kyle Gaston received the Achievement Award for Environmental and Earth Sciences at Doane College’s 2014-15 awards ceremony. As president of the Doane Wildlife and Conservation...

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Planning & Zoning News

Future land use considered By Dennis Demmel Comprehensive Planning Committee Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of articles on the highlights of the comprehensive plan of Perkins County,...

No-till on the Plains Whirlwind Expo June 17 in Venango

A field day for producers to gain a better understanding of the importance of soil health by utilizing continuous no-till cropping systems will be held Wednesday, June 17 at the Steve Tucker farm located...

Cool, wet conditions sweep state

For the week ending May 17, 2015, precipitation during the last half of the week limited fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall of one inch or more was...

Millions to be invested in Ogallala Aquifer

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve...

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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Hughes' Views

Death penalty abolished On Wednesday, May 20, the Nebraska Legislature gave final approval for a bill that would abolish the death penalty, LB 268, introduced by Senator Chambers. On the final round...

From the Pulpit

New commandment by Father Tom Kuffel Jesus makes love real by fulfilling the command of love: “I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who...

What's Up?

Night sky looks the same from Illinois By Vernon Whetstone Amateur Astronomer We are coming to you this week from the gloriously dark skies of rural west-central Illinois, about an hour north of St....