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  • Sen. Christensen completes fourth legislative session

    He’s pleased senators held the budget in line. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican Senator Mark Christensen completed the fourth legislative session of his career earlier this month and felt good about the accomplishments the body made in the ...
  • “Mighty Minds”....

    Perkins County Schools elementary students entertained a full house at the high school during their spring program, “Learning Through Music” on Thursday, April 29, under the direction of vocal instructor Judy Kurkowski and band instructor Sheila Johns...
  • New HVAC-R owner in area

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Much to the benefit of Perkins County, another Grant High School graduate has returned to the area and become a business owner. Jason Reese purchased the heating and air portion of The Plumbing Guys, formerly owned by Wa...
  • May 11 Primary will decide hospital board and narrow commissioner candidates

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The May 11 Primary will determine who takes a seat on the Perkins County Hospital Board.  It is the lone race decided at the primary—others will be weeded out or automatically advanced to the 2010 General Election in th...
  • Grads ready to march Saturday

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Seniors from Perkins County High School and Wallace High School will gather as an entire class for perhaps the final time when each school honors the 2010 graduates at ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. Spaced apart by only tw...
  • Hamm to be contestant on Wheel of Fortune next week

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor On election day Tuesday, voters might want to arrange their schedule to be home for Wheel of Fortune.  Hazley Hamm of Grant will be one of the featured contestants on the game show. The Grant High School graduate qualif...
  • Grant residents encouraged to ‘clean up’

    In an effort to clean up nuisance areas in Grant, the City Council has adopted a Nuisance Ordinance.  Developed by Creighton Law College and the West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD), the adopted Ordinance sets forth a detailed plan for a...
  • Step up to the booth

    This year’s local election has an interesting twist to it. There are eight candidates who have filed for two open Perkins County Commissioner seats— one in District 2, one in District 3. Sometimes the May Primary Election doesn’t draw as many vot...
  • Local elections are important

    Dear Editor: In light of the rapid expansion of government control, and in order to protect our way of life, get involved in local elections. The officials we elect will be the ones who will determine whether we let federal mandates impose on our dail...
  • Take responsibility for choices

    Dear Editor: I never imagined I would be writing a letter to the editor, but there are some things that have been bothering me and I need to speak my mind. In all my years of living and teaching here in Grant, we have always been a community that prid...
  • Students’ hard work is unappreciated

    Dear Editor: At my spring music program there were people leaving the gym and going up and down the bleachers and talking when we were singing and saying our parts.  It took us so long to get all our parts memorized. It felt like nobody appreciates o...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Just in time

    So here I sit at work pondering what I could possibly make the kids for breakfast that would be fun and different. Breakfast is usually pretty straight forward, so how do you make it fun and different? You have either pancakes, french toast, cereal or eg...
  • Grant Tree Board celebrates Arbor Day

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff The Grant Tree Board sponsored two projects in celebration of Arbor Day this year. A “Hot Wings” Tatarian maple was planted at the Perkins County Museum, to replace an ailing tree that had been removed last year....
  • PCS art students awarded

    Perkins County art students received recognition for their art at the North Platte Community College ArtTech exhibit in April and the Phillips County Art Show in Holyoke, Colo. in March. Award recipients included (Front row, l-r): Jessie Woodmancy, hono...
  • Students create Egyptian pieces during artists’ visit

     Returning to Perkins County last week was artist, Julia Noyes from Lincoln.  Julia, owner of Noyes Art Gallery, spent a week at Perkins County Elementary and Middle School, assisted by artist, Kevin Baker, also of Lincoln.  Students were introduc...
  • $3,350 in health service foundation scholarships awarded to 10 students

    A total of $3,350 will be granted to 10 local students. They will be issued by the Perkins County Health Services Foundation. The scholarship committee consists of foundation board members Kenny Wykert, Grant; Diana Maupin, Venango; and Michele Cutler, E...
  • FCCLA installs new officers

    New FCCLA officers were installed at the club’s awards ceremony on Monday evening, April 26. New officers include (l-r): Shalee Pollard, vice president of STARS/STUCO; Rachel Patrick, vice president of public relations; Emily Kiolbasa, vice president ...
  • Students awarded scholarships from building association

    Four students in North Platte Community College’s Building Construction program recently received scholarships from the North Platte Home Builders Association. Zak Eickhoff, president of the NPHBA, presented $2,000 in total scholarship money to the...
  • Wallace holds honors night

    Makenzie Aylward (front) was presented an honorary Big Blue Booster award by the volleyball team for her support this year. She followed the team throughout the season, and attended the state playoffs in Lincoln. Sharing the moment were family members (...
  • Game and parks consider ending alcohol ban

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider ending the ban on alcohol consumption in state park and wildlife management areas (WMAs) at its next scheduled meeting, May 28, at the Gering Civic Center. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. The public...