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  • Dreiling is Chamber’s Member of the Year

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-SentinelDawnya Dreiling, busy mother, Heritage Crop Insurance employee and 12-year, dedicated Perkins County Chamber of Commerce member was named 2015 Chamber Member of the Year.Dreiling currently serves as treasurer for...
  • Community opens hearts for Burkhalter baby

    Happening In ElsieJoan Craig-Elsie Resident Feb. 14, 2016, wasn’t just Valentine’s Day in Elsie, it was the day we “Opened Our Hearts for Cole.”Cole Burkhalter is the infant son of David and Fabienne Burkhalter of rural Elsie and the grandson of ...
  • Join Arbor Day Foundation, receive 10 free trees

    The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2016 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.“White flowering dogwoods are versatile trees that...
  • Firefighters attend fire school

    About 220 individuals attended the 24th Annual Mid-Winter Fire School on Feb. 21 at Holdrege High School. Among them were Brionne Griffin and Dalton Zimmerman of Grant and Charles Andrews, Leigh Borgman, Steven Borgman, Blake Groothuis, Blair Johnson, Dus...
  • Plainsmen wrap up season at 14-9

    By Samantha GoffGrant Tribune-Sentinel The Perkins County Plainsmen boys basketball team traveled to Sidney to play Hemingford, and a win there set them up to play Bridgeport, who they have fallen to twice this season. HemingfordThe boys traveled to Si...
  • Wallace ends season at subdistrict final

    By Ladonna SwedbeergTribune CorrespondentEvery season, a group of athletes will come together and work to gel as a team and improve as the season progresses. Every team hopes to be playing their best by the time they reach district play at the end of th...
  • Wells selected as assistant coach for all-star football game

    The coaches have been selected for the 2016 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. This marks the 38th year for game that will be played Saturday, June 11 at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff at 7 p.m. Chris Seebohm from Alliance High School will lead the Wes...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Checking off the bucket list I don’t know if I would classify this as a bucket list item, but as difficult as it is to get tickets to some events I might have to put this event into that classification. Last weekend three friends and I went to a KU gam...
  • College Notes

    Behrends named to UNMC Dean’s listThe University of Nebraska Medical Center has announced its fall 2015 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and the allied health professions of radiation science technology and clinical l...
  • Wallace RPAC art contest results

    Medal winner: Hannah Nelson, “Chuleta de Cerdo”First honorable mention: Shelby Ogier, “Free Spirit”Second honorable mention: Jasmine Dannar, “Lips”Third honorable mention: Abbey Rohde, “Cecil”...
  • Winners to receive iPads in drawing to promote NEST

    The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust is giving away three iPad Air 2 tablets in a drawing to promote awareness of Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars for Families, a free, online tutorial for parents and grandparents about college savings, State Treasurer ...
  • Contest showcases top penmanship

    Entries are being accepted for the 26th annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest, which promotes legible handwriting as an effective means of communication.The contest is open to all Nebraska residents in four age categories: 12 and under, ages 13-16, ages 17-...
  • Cornhusker State Games seeks group to sing national anthem

    The Nebraska Sports Council is now accepting auditions for its annual statewide competition to determine the group who will perform the Star Spangled Banner at this year’s Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies. The group format is new; the competiti...
  • Nebraska chicken numbers down

    Nebraska’s layer numbers during 2015 averaged 7.70 million, down 19 percent from the year earlier, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2015 was 298 eggs, down 1 percent f...
  • UNMC study to gauge heart disease risk in Nebraska farmers

    Most people think American farmers lead an active lifestyle that keeps them in shape. But just as advanced machinery, computers and fast food have influenced the general population, so has it influenced farmers.The University of Nebraska Medical Center Co...
  • Meeting to set natural resources goals scheduled in Imperial

    A local working group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 in Imperial at the Upper Republican Natural Resources District building, 511 E. 5th St.The...
  • What's Up?

    Solar eclipse coming next week Okay, now I have to go to the blackboard and write 100 times, “It is the summer solstice,” in order to make up for my gaffe of a couple weeks ago when I mentioned the “summer equinox.” The correct reference is summe...
  • NDEQ meeting to discuss Nebraska carbon mitigation strategy

    Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Director Jim Macy announced that the agency will host 18 meetings in nine communities across the state to discuss the federal Clean Power Plan mandate, with two meetings in Ogallala on March 3 from 2-4 and 6-8 ...
  • Hospital move complete

    By Kara CosentinoGrant Tribune-SentinelPatients, along with the nursing and medical staff now occupy Perkins County Health Services new hospital dedicated in early January. Thursday, Feb. 18 officially marked moving day, when rooms in the old hospita...
  • Madrid school facility sold

    By Russ PankoninGrant Tribune-SentinelBoard members of Perkins County Schools accepted a bid of $41,050 for the Madrid school facilities during their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 15. The property was purchased by brothers John and Kyle Harms. The boa...