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Tribune-Sentinel throws down chilly challenge

Tribune-Sentinel throws down chilly challenge

Celebrities, athletes and everyday citizens have been doing the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and the Grant Tribune-Sentinel is up to the task. On Aug. 22 the Tribune-Sentinel staff all doused themselves with a bucket ...

Local pilot honored at famous Wisconsin fly-in

Local pilot honored at famous Wisconsin fly-in

By Jan Rahn, Tribune Staff “I was thrilled to death,” commented Bob Bounds, local pilot from Grant who recently received an award for a plane he built over the course of several years and flew to Oshkosh, Wis., site of the world’s greatest aviation celebration. Bounds received an Out...

Area readies for Bullock mega auto sale

By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Grant has a population of 1,165 people, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Also according to the 2010 U.S. Census, the entire population of Perkins County is 2,970. On Sept. 6 it is expected that the city of Grant could have a population growth that could doubl...

Wallace fire, rescue emergency squads review concussion scenarios

Wallace fire, rescue emergency squads review concussion scenarios

by Nora Jameson Contributing writer The athletes aren’t the only ones getting ready for fall sports. The Wallace volunteer ambulance squads and firefighters received a refresher coarse in recognizing concussion symptoms and how to move a seriously injured athlete from the playing field. L...

Elsie Fire Department receives rescue equipment

Elsie Fire Department receives rescue equipment

The Elsie Volunteer Fire Department received lifesaving grain bin rescue equipment on Aug. 19 through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). The grain bin rescue exercise followed to train firefighters and EMTs in the use of the specialized equipment. The Elsie Volunteer...

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In Brief


TRIBUNE CLOSED: The newspaper office will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 for Labor Day. Early deadline for legal notices, ads and news is Friday, Aug. 29 at noon.

LADY CATS: The Wallace volleyball scrimmage is Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. CT. Bring an item for the North Platte domestic abuse shelter: coffee, trash bags, detergent, paper towels, diapers/wipes, gas cards, stamps, paper, printer ink 22, 21, 60, 526.

SIREN TESTING: The next siren test for the Perkins County Emergency Management Warning System is Monday, Sept. 1.

BLOOD DRIVE:
The Grant bloodmobile is Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church, 617 W. 4th. Walk-ins welcome. Child care. Call for appointment: Mary 352-4125, Bonnie 352-4367, Sandy 352-4808. Online: www.redcrossblood.org (code 009356).

HELP KIDS CROSS:
Crossing guards are in place at 4th and Central in Grant until the fall time change to safely help walking children cross. Volunteers are needed. Call Shari or Jan 352-4311.  

NEW CONTEST: The new Grant Tribune-Sentinel football contest, ‘Football Showdown,’ appears for the first time this season in this edition. Weekly winners are in line at a shot at an autographed Tom Osborne football.

HELP NEEDED: The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce is looking for help during the Bullock auto auction. To get involved call the Tribune office at 352-4311 or chamber president Andi Lee at 352-8131.

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After 5 held Aug. 22

After 5 held Aug. 22

Ten businesses combined for the Perkins County Chamber of Commerce After 5 on Aug. 22. The event was held at the Reese Mechanical building behind Adams Lumber. A wide array of food, desserts and drinks...

Madrid Day 2014

Madrid Day 2014

www. granttribune.com/phototim linscott | tribune sentinel 2014 Edwards Park in Madrid was re-dedicated on Aug. 23 after several new projects have improved the area for the entire community. The...

Elsie seniors gather for luncheon

   contributed photo | tribune sentinel 2014 The Elsie seniors held their monthly luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Elsie Legion Hall. The meal consisted of fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, coleslaw,...

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Pitching with Pritch

Football season is here By Larry Pritchett We are just starting a new school year and like all new starts, everyone is looking forward to what the results will be in all our sporting activities. For...

Plainsmen ready for eight man season

Plainsmen ready for eight man season

  By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor The first game of the year for Perkins County High School’s football team will be Sept. 5 at home against Elm Creek. The Plainsmen switched to eight-man football...

Cross country runners are young, show promise

  By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Seven returning letter winners will be running cross country for Perkins County this season. Half of the girls squad is new to cross country and two veteran...

Girls golf squad featuring new faces

  By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Five female golfers will take to the course for Perkins County this season. The squad will be made up of players with little to no experience as there are no...

PCHS volleyball team showing unity

  By Tim Linscott, Managing Editor Two varsity starters return for volleyball at Perkins County this season. Courtney Ostermiller and Lila Konecky, both outside hitters, will help anchor the Lady...

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Winter wheat planting decisions and break-even yields

Profit margins for wheat-growing areas in southwest Nebraska and the Panhandle are expected to be tight for the upcoming year, based on market conditions, UNL cost of production estimates, and historical...

Microbiology workshop planned

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln food microbiology workshop will focus on the basics of food safety and the microbiological testing methods commonly used by the food industry. The workshop, presented...

Cost-share grants offered

Two cost-share assistance grants offered by the Nebraska Forest Service could result in significant utility savings for private, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Part of the new TREES Heat...

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Another Perspective

Another year of fair memories banked By Lori Pankonin Co-Publisher Once again, our neighborhood grew by thousands of people. Gradually, the empty Chase County Fair grounds filled up. Lights filled...

From the Pulpit

Assessing ourselves By Rev Linda Battello In Romans 12 Paul writes: “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to...

Road News

Paving project under budget By Sid Colson The crew of Road District 1 has been grading and trying to keep road sides mowed this summer. In the near future, they will start elevating some roads. The...

What's Up

Marching on By Vernon Whetstone My how time flies, even if you aren’t having fun. The constellations are moving westward and the Sun is moving south toward the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of...

When sending lunches to school, safety first

School is back in session, and that means it’s time to review school lunch food safety, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension food safety specialist says. Julie Albrecht, food safety specialist...