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County, region pounded by blizzard

County, region pounded by blizzard

By Russ Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel Activity in Grant, Perkins County and much of Nebraska from Ogallala east to Lincoln came to a grinding halt last week, thanks to a blizzard spawned by Winter Storm Kayla. Predictions for a major storm came true with snowfall starting Monday, Feb. 1. By...

Investigation launched into death of Venango 1-month-old infant

By Russ Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel The Nebraska State Patrol has launched an investigation into the death of a 1-month-old infant in Venango Monday, Feb. 8. State Patrol Investigator Sgt. Clint Elwood of North Platte said his office is in the very preliminary stage of the investigation to det...

Deputy Hutchinson continues his long road to recovery

By Kara Cosentino Grant Tribune-Sentinel Ten weeks after being shot while on duty, Deuel County Deputy Michael Hutchinson is still in the hospital. He has been moved from the long-term care hospital back to the trauma center in Greeley, Colo. His daughter, Molly Deaver of Grant spoke about his long...

Danielle Hill buys chiropractic practice

Danielle Hill buys chiropractic practice

By Russ Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel Dr. Danielle Hill now stands as one of Grant’s newest business owners. She purchased Mathews Family Chiropractic practice effective Jan. 1. The clinic, located in the First Insight Eye Care building, will now be known as Chiropractic Lifestyle. Hill...

Several more candidates file, deadlines approaching

by Russ Pankonin Grant tribune-sentinel Several more candidates and incumbents filed for election during the past week. Incumbent Jayson Bishop filed for re-election to the Perkins County School Board. The other incumbents include Doug Beck and Shawn Turner. Turner has indicated he will not seek r...

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In Brief

No School: There will be no school for Pre-K - sixth grade on Thursday, Feb. 11 due to parent teacher conferences.

Blood Drive:
The Elsie/Madrid community blood drive will be held Friday, Feb.12 at the Elsie Methodist Church from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch will be served. To make an appointment please call Michele at 308-228-2318. Walk-ins are welcome.

Cookie Sales:
Girl Scout cookie sales began last week. This is the 10 year anniversary for the Lemonades cookie. Those interested in purchasing cookies who have not been contacted by a Girl Scout may contact Connie at 352-8185.

4-h Kick-Off:
The 2016 4-H Kick Off will be Feb. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at the Stumpf Wheat Center. Enroll in 4-H, learn about new projects and enjoy ice cream sundaes provided by the 4-H Council. Contact the Perkins Co. Extension Office at 352-4340 for more information.

Roast Beef Dinner:
The Cub Scout/Boy Scout roast beef dinner will be Sunday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Grant. Watch for an ad in next week’s issue for more information.

Burkhalter Benefit:
A benefit for Cole Burkhalter and his family will be held on Feb. 14 at the Elsie Fire Hall from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lunch will be served with a free will donation. There will be a raffle with prizes including two hog halves, a quilt and four hockey tickets. There will be an auction for other items as well.

Filing Deadlines: Filing deadlines for the primary election are Feb. 16 for Incumbents and March 1 for Non-Incumbents. The Perkins County Clerk’s office will be open until 5 p.m. on the above deadline dates.

Wallace Meeting: The Wallace Community Fund would like to welcome residents to come and share ideas as they plan for the future of Wallace. They need help in identifying impactful local opportunities and important community needs. Come and share ideas at the vision session on Wednesday, Feb.17 at 7 p.m. CT at the Wallace Legion Hall.

irrigation Meeting: There will be an irrigation management meeting Feb. 16 from 9-11 a.m. at the Stumpf International Wheat Center in Grant. It’s free to attend, no registration is required and refreshments will be provided.

Pesticide Training: Private Pesticide Training will be held Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. For more information contact Perkins County Extension office at 308-352-4340, or via email sstepanovic2@unl.edu.

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Hughes family directs donation to Perkins County Community Foundation Fund

Hughes family directs donation to Perkins County Community Foundation Fund

Perkins County Community Foundation Fund has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmers Dan and Josie Hughes of...

Girl Scouts donate to Angel Tree and food pantry

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PCS falls to Cambridge and Cozad

PCS falls to Cambridge and Cozad

by Samantha Goff Grant tribune-sentinel As basketball’s regular season draws near the end, the Plainsmen boys come off of a double loss last week when they traveled to Cambridge Friday, and hosted...

Lady Plainsmen prepare for districts next week

Lady Plainsmen prepare for districts next week

by Samantha Goff Grant Tribune-Sentinel A pair of losses, one on the road and one at home, brings the girls toward the end of their season, during which, they have been unable to pull out a win. CAMBRIDGE...

Wood and Cook place second at SPVA

By Brooke Pankonin Grant Tribune-Sentinel The PC wrestlers finished their regular season with the SPVA meet in Hershey on Feb. 4, placing sixth with 29 points. 132-pounder Kiffen Cook won his first...

Wallace boys coming off split week

By Ladonna Swedberg Grant Tribune-Sentinel Last weeks snow storm caused a slight change in the basketball schedule but at least no games had to be cancelled. Tuesdays game between Brady and Wallace...

Wallace girls fall to Brady, M-HC

By Russ Pankonin Grant tribune-sentinel Wallace’s Lady Wildcats are still looking to get back on a winning streak after dropping a pair of games last weekend to Brady and Maywood-Hayes Center (MHC)....

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Maaliao receives Young Nebraska Art Award

Claire Maaliao, a junior at Perkins County High School, has been selected to receive the UNL Young Nebraska Art Award. She will attend an awards ceremony on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on...

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Chemigation training in North Platte

Chemigation season is a few months away, and it’s time to check chemigation licenses to see if they need to be renewed. If it’s the first time using chemigation, a valid license will be required. Individuals...

NCTA at Curtis named in top 150

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis has been named as a Top 150 two-year institution by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The nomination enables NCTA to compete...

FSA Scoop

Foreign buyers need to report The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture....

Grant area farmers promote ag advancements

While ag technology advancements are quickly developing, growers look for proof of on-farm success. That has been the purpose driving the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance’s demonstration project (NEWBA)....

Hunters advised that link to Telecheck website has changed

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission would like to remind big game hunters that the link to the Telecheck website has changed. Telecheck may now be accessed at apps.outdoornebraska.gov/BgHarvest/. The...

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Pitching with Pritch

Tales of a basketball junkie Starting last Friday, we did a Laramie to Lincoln shot at watching basketball games. Add to that stretch of time Mother Nature decided to drop a little snow in the Midwest...

What's Up?

Jewels of the night sky Two of the jewels of the night sky are in good location for viewing these February evenings. The first is the great Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the second in the same section of...