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  • Pheasants Forever hosts successful event

      The annual Perkins County Pheasants Forever banquet held Saturday night marked another year of the chapter’s success since forming in February 2009. Held at the Perkins County Fairgrounds, the evening began with a meal followed by the live aucti...
  • Legislature debates aid cuts to cities

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor In an effort to save the state $44 million over a two-year period, a bill introduced to lawmakers that would eliminate state aid to cities, counties and natural resource districts will move forward. At the request of Gov. Dave...
  • Christensen inquiring colleagues for support on enviro fund transfer

    Telephone conference report to Imperial, Grant, Palisade on Tuesday, Feb. 15.   By Josh SumnerThe Wauneta Breeze “The saga continues,” said Senator Mark Christensen regarding his quest to gain support for LB229–Senator Deb Fischer’s bill which...
  • Turnout large for Nebraska pipeline regulation hearing

    Some Nebraska landowners told lawmakers Wednesday that they were bullied and threatened by representatives of a Canadian company seeking land to build an oil pipeline through the state. Members of the Nebraska Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee h...
  • Who’s the best lover?

    By Reverend Wayne Pick Trinity Lutheran Church, Grant   In the movie, “Top Gun,” Goose and Maverick are standing near the bar when Ice Man and Slider approach them. The conversation began about Cougar’s fate and drifted to Ice Man asking Maveric...
  • Writer says pipeline ‘dangerous’

    Dear Editor: I was disgusted by the dangerous and delusional ignorance from Senator Christensen in last week’s “Capitol Happenings” when he said: “I support the pipeline…There are a lot of lines through our district and aquifer. Oil floats on t...
  • The real issue is public safety

    Dear Editor: Nebraskans, I suspect, not only will be captivated by Legislative Bill LB 516–legally permitting secular school teachers and administrators to carry firearms–but also will be dubious of the people who carry them. He carried the firearm li...
  • URNRD praised for strategy

    Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) for successfully purchasing land and making plans to augment the stream. The Rock Creek augmentation looks like an excellent project. Obtaining support for...
  • Insurance–what good is it?

    Dear Editor: Compulsory insurance, violates premise innocent till proven guilty! Doth anybody know what is cost of subsidizing the insurance companies by using tax paid officials to force sell insurance? Insurance is a gamble–the client bets on his own...
  • NRD board feels land purchase a win-win situation....

    More details outlined during Feb. 1 meeting Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles that will examine details of the purchase of 4,000 acres to be used for a stream augmentation project by the Upper Republican Natural Resources Distric...
  • NRCS Nebraska state technical committee scheduled to meet

    State Technical Committee meeting to be held Feb. 22. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 1-4 p.m., in room 397A at the Federal B...
  • Bake and Take recipes for 2011 announced

    Begun in 1970, Bake and Take is observed annually in March. Many organizations participate in Bake and Take Days as a community service project to demonstrate their care and concern for the elderly or shut-ins. Individuals can do something special for a ...
  • Nebraska Wheat Board sets march meeting in Lincoln

    The Nebraska Wheat Board has scheduled its next meeting on March 16, at the Holiday Inn–Downtown, 141 N 9th St, Lincoln. The meeting will begin at noon on March 16  and conclude at 2 p.m. on March 17. Agenda items will include reports of board activi...
  • Charitable gifts of livestock are options for tax savings

    Farmers and ranchers are enjoying some of the highest commodity prices seen in years. Some producers are choosing to donate portions of their crops or livestock to charity. In addition to benefiting their communities or favorite charities, many ag produ...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Times are MountainUpdates Available at http://www.pcs.esu16.org Thursday, Feb. 10 *Rotary Supper at HS4 p.m.        JV girls bball vs. Hayes Center at high school (two quarters)4:45 p.m.    JV boys bball vs. Hayes Center at high school (two qua...
  • Classroom lesson goes beyond practical application

    By Shari FriedelTribune Staff The 18 art students instructed by Alyson Carlson of Grant at South Platte High School not only learned portrait drawing techniques in a recent classroom project, they had a very important reason to get every detail just ri...
  • PCHS speakers take first

    Sixteen of the 38 members of the PCHS competitive speech team competed at the Sutherland Invite on Saturday, Feb. 5. Students from 14 schools participated in the meet which sent the top six entrants in each event to a finals round after two rounds of prel...
  • Wallace class takes virtual field trip

    By Chandra SmithWallace High School On Jan. 17 the Web  Design class went on a virtual field trip to the Tennessee Aquarium. The speaker talked about endangered animals, and how they are hunted and poached for money and for their skins. She showed the...
  • FCCLA news from Wallace students

    By Cheyenne UnruhWallace High School On Jan. 19 the Wallace FCCLA Star students, and the Parliamentary Procedure Team went to Grant to participate in the District FCCLA competition. The Parliamentary Pro team members include Shanice Harris, Ryan Sowle, ...
  • College Notes

    Doane announces Fall Dean’s List Timothy Burge and Jordan Johnson, both of Grant,  have been named to the Doane College Dean’s List for Fall 2010. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to qualify for this academic d...