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  • City discusses airport’s future

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Grant City Council provided a learning experience for local Boy Scouts who were in attendance at the regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Leaders Doug Beck and Lori Johnson attended with the boys, who were fulfilling a require...
  • Pheasants Forever hosts fourth annual banquet

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor An evening of enjoyment at the Pheasants Forever banquet will undoubtedly be a forever memory of nearly 40 youth who were a part of the eventful evening. Over 200 attended the fourth annual banquet held at the Perkins County ...
  • Progress made money for Water Resources Cash Fund

    By Sen. Mark Christensen44th District Senator Last week we debated many bills, and fortunately one of those bills was my bill, LB 950. The bill was designated a priority bill by the Natural Resources Committee.  I would like to discuss this bill in more ...
  • Candidates set for state’s presidential primary election

    Secretary of State John Gale has set the slate of presidential candidates who will appear on the ballot for the May 15 Nebraska primary election. The candidates are: Republican Party: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Democratic Par...
  • Primary to decide hospital board and city sales tax

    By Jan RahnManaging Editor Two county-wide seats and one local proposition will appear on the ballot during the May Primary—Perkins County Hospital District Board, Perkins County Commissioner District 1, and Grant City Sales Tax Proposition. Voters wit...
  • Our Community’s History

    Lady Panthers head to state   By M. Lee Tribune Staff   One Year AgoMarch 3, 2011 Grant was more prepared to lose state aid than some local governments. Stripping cities, counties and natural resources districts of state aid amounting to $44 millio...
  • Exchange student shares Finland experience

      Janet Kuskie, a Rotary Exchange student, made an excellent PowerPoint presentation to the Grant Lions Club on Feb 22, describing her experiences in Finland last year. Janet talked about the families she stayed with, learned some of their culture and...
  • Blood drive nearly reaches goal

      The Red Cross Madrid/Elsie Blood Drive that was held March 2 at the United Methodist Church in Elsie fell two units short of its goal. Coordinators Michele Cutler and Rosalie Curtis said there were quite a few donors who were unable to donate due to...
  • Whitson attends 2012 Les Lukert Winter Conference

    Ashley Whitson of Wallace was among about 270 individuals who attended the 2012 Les Lukert Winter Conference Feb. 10-12 at the Kearney Holiday Inn. The conference was sponsored by the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors and Central Community Coll...
  • Hospital’s PT is living his dream

      By Mary PierceKeith County News Even in high school, Ben Holmstedt knew what he wanted to do for his career and where he wanted to live. “I wanted to be a physical therapist, and there was never a doubt in my mind that I wanted to practice in a r...
  • Experience The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra March 25

    The Sandhills Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on March 25 at 3 p.m. CT at the North Platte High School Performing Arts Center in North Platte. This will be a concert of classical favorites with music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaichovsky and ...
  • Antique tractor enthusiasts invited to join state relay

    Tractor enthusiasts across the state of Nebraska will want to save the week of June 2-10 to participate in the “Tractor Relay Across Nebraska.” This event, the first ever, is sponsored by the Nebraska Antique Farming Association, a newly formed organi...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    Take a breakfast break   By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist   This last weekend we celebrated Alexa’s seventh birthday. So we had a few girls over for pizza and cupcakes, then we took a trip to the skating rink. The girls has so much fun. Alexa de...
  • What’s Up?

    Planetary pair close together   By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer   If you have been watching the evening sky, as I hope you have, Venus and Jupiter are moving closer to each other by the day. During the next week they will have their closest ap...
  • Cogitation

    Little brown jug By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident   Rivalry; striving to or exceed another, pursuit of the same object or prize, competition. Early settlers here in Perkins County had to compete with many things besides each other. Weather and the land ...
  • Shaun’s Thoughts

    Home care plays major role By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services I enjoyed this article, as it says exactly what we encounter so many times in home care. –Shaun As home care nurses we often enter into the homes and into the lives of our patie...
  • Medicare/Medicaid announces enhanced preventive services

    Over the past several months, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has added five new preventive benefits to its roster of free services for Medicare beneficiaries. These new preventive services include: • An annual depression screening for al...
  • Women and Social Security

    By Laurie JonesSocial Security District Manager March is Women’s History  Month–a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face in the 21st century. Social Security plays a vital role in the lives of women. With lon...
  • Wonder takes flight in central Nebraska

    Sandhill cranes return to Platte River Valley in March. In March, thousands of travelers from around the world will visit Nebraska for the annual sandhill crane migration. Each year, these ancient, majestic birds descend by the thousands to rest in the P...
  • Support the American Red Cross during March

    March was proclaimed “Red Cross Month” by President Roosevelt in 1943 During March, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides. “Please remember those who need our help and sup...