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  • HomeTown shows spirit downtown

      By Shari Friedel Tribune Staff What was a blank wall in downtown Grant has become a major focal point with a mural project by art students at Perkins County High School, led by art instructor Lance Wurst. The north wall on the HomeTown Agency bui...
  • Two-cent postal increase proposed

      By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By the first part of October, Americans will know whether another two cents will be tacked on to each letter, bill or card they put into the mailbox. In an effort to raise $2.3 billion during the first nine months of...
  • Village and ESU seats open—filing deadline is Aug. 2

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Unless some non-incumbents meet the filing deadline in August, two of the villages in Perkins County will need to be filled with write-ins come election time in November. Last Thursday, July 15 was the deadline for incumbe...
  • New sub shop construction getting underway soon

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor By the first part of September, a new eatery should be opening its doors in downtown Grant. Although it seems a lot of time has elapsed since the initial announcement back in April—SUBWAY® is still coming to town. Fra...
  • Nearly 140 new Nebraska laws now in effect

    LINCOLN (AP) — Driving, deer hunting, parenting and partying are among the dozens of activities in Nebraska facing new rules beginning Thursday, July 15, when nearly 140 state laws passed in the spring went into effect. Compared to previous years, th...
  • Grant City council meeting carries light summer agenda

    By Jan Rahn Managing Editor Dog licensing and weed nuisance ordinances were passed by Grant City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, July 13. In the mayor’s absence, and under the direction of Council President Darrell Pierce, readings we...
  • History made with demolition of Dudden office

      On July 6 some history was made and some removed in Venango when the office building used for 64 years by Dudden Elevator, Inc. was demolished to make room for the new Scoular Grain Company offices and additional new truck scale. It took only a f...
  • Keith Olsen receives NAYI’s highest award

     This week, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) Award of Merit was presented to Keith Olsen, President of Nebraska Farm Bureau. The award was presented during the annual NAYI State Dinner. “Each year the NAYI Award of Merit is present...
  • Laura Demmel joins NFU staff

    National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased to welcome Laura Demmel to the Washington, D.C., office in the role of executive assistant. Originally from Grant, Laura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Linco...
  • Nebraska Grazing Conference offered Aug. 10-11 in Kearney

    The 10th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference will be at the Kearney Holiday Inn Aug. 10-11. In addition to speakers from Nebraska including faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, conference partic...
  • Nebraska Wheat Board meeting set

    The Nebraska Wheat Board has scheduled a meeting to be held by telephone conference call on July 23 at the Nebraska Wheat Board Offices, 4th Floor State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. MT. Agenda items...
  • Junior girls take second

    Grant Junior Girls finished second in the tournament held in Grant on July 6 and 11. Proud of their trophy are team members (Front row, l-r): Lillian Fournier, Amanda Reichert, Alyssa Young, Kendra Hoffert, Mia Holscher. Back row: Jane Potts, Brandie Ross...
  • Summer ball teams

    Jeff Skeels and Doug Beck (back) coached the Pony Boys team of (Front row, l-r): Jacob Woodmancy, Josh Johnston, Alex Poppe, Michael Beck, Carson Thelander, Deitrik Brueggeman. Second row: Jarin Tines, Aaron Fay, Spencer Ross, Jack Kennicutt. (Photo by ...
  • Senior games to be in August

    The City of Kearney Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 21st Annual Nebraska Senior Games.   The games, for people 50 and older, are scheduled for August 12-15, in Kearney.   Events include:  bowling, 5K/10K...
  • Mealtime Makeovers...Gearing up for summer

    So here we are again, invited to another summer barbecue and you have been asked to provide what? An appetizer, a salad or a dessert? What comes to mind, a bag of chips, potato salad, some kind of typical jello or cookies maybe? Wow, now we are getting o...
  • Relay for Life is this weekend

    The July 16-17 Relay For Life fund-raising activity for the American Cancer Society will be held at North Park in Ogallala. Events start at 5:30 p.m. with a barbecue. The Opening ceremony and survivors’ lap is scheduled for 7 p.m.  Throughout the ...
  • What's Up...Night sky tongue twisters

    Okay, you caught me. For all those sharp-eyed readers who caught it last week when I called the Lagoon Nebula M7 when, in fact, it should be called M8. All I can say in my defense is fat fingers, small keys, and bifocals. But, thanks for noticing. M7 i...
  • Health department urges radon testing

    By Josh Sumner The Wauneta Breeze Most people know about the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to radon–particularly its danger for causing lung cancer. Instead of sitting idly by, the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is d...
  • Getting seniors to let go of ‘stuff’

    Following, from Home Instead Senior Care and Vickie Dellaquila, certified professional organizer and author of “Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash,” are 10 reasons seniors can’t or won’t give up their stuff and what to do about it. 1. The se...
  • UNL student joins staff

      By Tawny Burmood UNL Student Intern   Hello Grant, Nebraska! My name is Tawny Burmood and I’m the newest addition to the newspaper staff, joining as a student intern for a few weeks.  I’ve made the move out west to get some real newspape...