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  • New occupation tax bill signed by Governor Heineman

    Supreme Court takes case on occupation tax. By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican On the final day of the 2010  session, Governor Dave Heineman inked a measure that redefines the use of an occupation tax on irrigated land.  The language passed...
  • PCHS to celebrate National Lab Week

    National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 18-24 is being celebrated at Perkins County Hospital with the theme, “Laboratory Professionals Get Results.”   Some of the events planned for this week include: • Food drive all week for th...
  • Youth raise funds for Rotary International ShelterBoxes

    Three Perkins County High School seniors representing the United Youth Fellowship of the Grant United Methodist Church attended the Grant Rotary meeting last Wednesday to present a $1,000 check to purchase a ShelterBox for Haiti. Accepting the check is Ro...
  • Tribune captures three awards at Kearney convention

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor The Grant Tribune-Sentinel was recognized in three categories at the Nebraska Press Association/Nebraska Press Advertising Service convention over the weekend. The Tribune was the recipient of first place in the small ad c...
  • Proud by association

    There are times a person doesn’t need to do anything to be a part of something great—just stand close, share the aura and be in the midst of someone else’s charm, talent or recognition. That’s how I felt at the 136th annual Nebraska Press Assoc...
  • Farmers recognized for Earth Day

    Dear Editor: April 22 will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day that was started to inspire awareness and a better appreciation of the environment.  Certainly there are a great number of people who should be recognized for their efforts, and...
  • Special Olympians medal at track & field day

    Perkins County athletes attended the Area I Special Olympics track and field day in Chadron on Saturday, April 10.  Each medaled in several events. Bringing home ribbons were Joe Craig who finished first in his division in the 25 meter assisted walk, 50 ...
  • Lady Plainsmen first at Sutherland

    By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff Perkins County girls again ran away with the gold, winning their third straight track meet, this time in Sutherland on Friday, April 16. They were able to score 130 points, 36 points above second place finisher North Pla...
  • Wildcats compete at Sutherland

    By Elizabeth Strand Sports Writer The Wallace Wildcats competed at the Sutherland Invitational on Friday, April 16.  This was a big meet, with 13 schools attending, including:  Sutherland, North Platte St. Pat’s, Hershey, Brady, Perkins Co. (P.C.),...
  • 4-H poetry contest held at elementary school

    The 2010 Perkins County Poetry Contest sponsored by the Perkins County Extension Office was held Monday, April 12 at Perkins County Elementary in Grant.     Judging this year’s contest were Andi Lee, Deanne Bishop, Scott King and Diana Tate. Poetry ...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...This one’s for you!

    This one is for you, and you know who you are (Dave and Jan). For those of you that this message may confuse, I will toss out a little background for you.  I recently attended my first Nebraska Press Association seminar and banquet, and I had a blast....
  • EMS workshop scheduled in Chappell

    The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will offer a workshop on “Farm Emergencies” for emergency medical technicians and first responders.   The workshop will be held at the Chappell Fire Hal...
  • 4-H enrollment due May 3

    The last chance to get enrollments and re-enrollments for 4-H is Monday, May 3.   Project enrollments are also due May 3. To enter 4-H exhibits at the county fair enrollments must turned in by this date. For more information contact the Perkins Coun...
  • Turkey season now open

    The spring turkey season for shotgunners began April 17, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. As of that date all turkey hunters, including youth, may pursue turkeys with either archery equipment or shotguns through the end of the season,...
  • Applications for draw unit permits began April 19

    Nebraska residents may begin applying for 2010 big game draw unit hunting permits on April 19, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Before applying for or purchasing permits, hunters are encouraged to read the 2010 Nebraska Big Game Gui...
  • Geography bee winner has Perkins County ties

    Winner is Zeb Cooper, son of Laura and Stonie Cooper of Prague and grandson of Bill and the late Mona Cooper of Madrid.   Twelve-year-old Zeb Cooper hasn’t ventured far from his family’s home near Prague in Saunders County. He certainly has nev...
  • Relay for Life plans underway

    Similar to last year, fundraising will feature waitressing for tips at a local restaurant and a local talent concert. “Game On” themed Relay for Life is set for July 16-17.    Thunder on the High Line is getting ready for the annual Relay for Li...
  • NRD moving forward with Improvement Project Area funding

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican While the occupation tax in LB 701 recently passed its first test at the district court level, it still faces a likely Nebraska Supreme Court test.  Should the occupation tax be struck down by the high court,...
  • ELAP questions answered

    With all of the approaching deadlines, it is imperative that you try to keep your appointments and be sure to check your phone message machines. Return all signatures in a timely manner. Thank you. Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-...
  • Enjoy play-music-art at first annual Fine Arts Festival

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor   The first annual Fine Arts Festival (formerly known as spring plays) will be presented by Perkins County High School students this weekend. The public is invited to enjoy a mixture of performing and static art du...